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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, September 26, 2011

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 4:45 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:
CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Friday, September 30, 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 219 Prospect street, a quorum of Council Members may be present at the City of Bellingham Transportation Commission’s presentation of “Walking & Bicycling Toward a More Livable Bellingham: Lessons Learned From Portland”

Monday, October 3, 2:30 to 5:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a special meeting to finish reports on Departments’ progress on key objectives

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
During this period of time, citizens may speak informally to the Council on subjects not scheduled for public hearing. EACH SPEAKER IS ALLOWED A MAXIMUM OF THREE MINUTES. If the speaker has written comments for the Council, an additional copy should be handed to the Clerk, preferably before the meeting, for our office files.
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PRESENTATION
    1. HOME REHABILITATION PROGRAM $6 MILLION MILESTONE
1 - 18
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. 2012 REVENUE PROJECTIONS INCLUDING AN INCREASE IN THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY
19
    2. **CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED COMCAST CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE
20 - 34
    3. CONSIDERATION OF AN UPDATE TO THE SEHOME NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN
35 - 101
THE FOLLOWING ARE HEARD IN BOTH COMMITTEE AND REGULAR MEETINGS

COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Open to the public. Committees report to the full Council at regular evening meeting:

PARKS & RECREATION    1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR PARTIAL FUNDING FOR THE REMEDIAL ACTION OF THE S. STATE STREET MANUFACTURED GAS PLANT AT BOULEVARD PARK
102 - 106
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:05 PM - 2:05 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. OLYMPIC PIPE LINE COMPANY FRANCHISE RENEWAL UPDATE
106
    2. MEADOR/KANSAS/ELLIS PROJECT UPDATE
107 - 119
    3. POST POINT IMPROVEMENTS UPDATE - FINAL PROJECT SCOPE
120 - 123
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    2:05 PM - 2:35 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES ACTION PLAN
124
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:35 PM - 3:35 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR)


    1. UPDATE OF PROGRESS ON DEPARTMENTS’ 2011 KEY OBJECTIVES
125
    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:35 PM - 4:35 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION: TOMCZAK V. ECOLOGY - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY SALE - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 3 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL PROPERTY SALE - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 2 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:

MAYOR'S REPORT
    1. STANDING TIME FOR BRIEFINGS, UPDATES AND REPORTS TO COUNCIL BY THE MAYOR, IF NEEDED. INFORMATION ONLY.
    2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF BEN MILLAR, PAT ROSE AND THOMAS STANLEY TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD
126
CONSENT AGENDA

All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are considered routine and/or non-controversial items and may be approved in a single motion. Committee review has taken place during the afternoon session on most of these items. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.

    1. **BUDGET ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FROM FUND 151 - FEDERAL EQUITABLE SHARING FUND
127 - 130
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 TO SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
131
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 TO SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
132
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM AUGUST 26, 2011 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
133
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET AUTHORIZING A LOAN UP TO $3,400,000.00 FROM THE GREENWAYS MAINTENANCE ENDOWMENT FUND TO THE GREENWAYS III FUND, APPROPRIATING $3,400,000.00 IN THE GREENWAYS MAINTENANCE ENDOWMENT FUND FOR THE INTERFUND LOAN, TRANSFERRING $500,000 PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED FOR LAND ACQUISITIONS IN THE PARK IMPACT FEE FUND TO THE GREENWAYS III FUND, AND APPROPRIATING $3,908,000.00 IN THE GREENWAYS III FUND FOR PURCHASE OF LAND KNOWN AS CHUCKANUT RIDGE AND 2011 PAYMENT ON THE INTERFUND LOAN.
134 - 139
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF AN $8,300.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND MINOR EQUIPMENT, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND
140 - 144
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE AND APPROPRIATING $88,000.00 IN THE WATER FUND FROM A DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT
145 - 148
ADJOURNMENT
** INDICATES THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE/RESOLUTION
AGENDA INFORMATION
The agenda packet, which contains the supporting documentation for agenda items, is available at the Public Library or can be purchased in the Finance office for $4.00.
BROADCAST INFORMATION
The Bellingham City Council Committee Meetings are broadcast live on BTV10 starting at 1:00 p.m. Bellingham City Council Regular Meetings are broadcast live on BTV10 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The meetings are also streamed live on the internet as they occur and are available at http://www.cob.org/services/education/btv10/live-stream.aspx. BTV10 programming is available 24/7 to anyone with a computer and high-speed internet access. On-line viewers will see exactly what the Comcast cable customers would see on Channel 10, without the need for cable television service.

The Bellingham Public Library also has DVD’s available for checkout. Video and audio files are available on the Internet at http://www.cob.org within 5 business days following each meeting.
COUNCIL MEETING VIEWING SCHEDULE: BTV10 AND WEBSITE
Mon. 1 p.m.Live broadcast of Committee meetings as they occur.
Mon. 7 p.m.Live broadcast of Regular meeting as it occurs.
Tues. noonRepeat broadcast of Monday afternoon Committee meetings.
Tues. 7 p.m.Repeat broadcast of Monday night regular meeting.
Wed. 8 a.m.Repeat broadcast of Monday night regular meeting.
Fri. 5 p.m.Council Committee and Regular meetings posted on city website no later than this day/time (though usually posted much sooner.)
Sat. 7 p.m.Repeat broadcast of Monday night regular meeting.
ACCESSIBILITY
FOR OUR CITIZENS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, the Council Chambers is fully accessible. Hearing assistance is available and a receiver may be checked out through the clerk prior to the evening session. For additional accommodations, persons are asked to contact the Legislative Assistant at 778-8200 at least 3 working days in advance of the meeting. Thank you.
NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, October 10, 2011


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
10/05/2011 10:00 AM
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