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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, May 14, 2012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, May 21, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the Draft 2013-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (6-year TIP).

On Saturday, May 19, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd., the City Council will hold a retreat to discuss City Departments' and City Council work plan priorities in preparation for 2013 budgeting.

On Monday, June 4, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a Fairhaven Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Urban Village Plan.

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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PUBLIC HEARING
    1. CONSIDERATION OF ADDING A CHAPTER ON THE ENVIRONMENT TO THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
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:

PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN


    1. CONSIDERATION OF A SITE SPECIFIC COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE WITHIN THE HAPPY VALLEY AND FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOODS. (HAGGEN REZONE)
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:25 PM - 1:55 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP


    1. CLOSURE OF BLOEDEL DONOVAN PARK TO THE LAUNCHING OF MOTORIZED AND NON-MOTORIZED WATERCRAFT
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    1:55 PM - 2:25 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. WORKSESSION REGARDING REPORT BY COMMUNITYWISE BELLINGHAM
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:25 PM - 2:30 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:30 PM - 2:40 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION: AT&T MOBILITY TAX REFUND CLAIM - (RUFFATTO – 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.
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. **AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM TO ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR PURPOSES OF RECOGNITION OF BOARD AND COMMISSION VOLUNTEERS
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD APRIL 27, 2012 THROUGH MAY 3, 2012
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL APRIL 26, 2012 THROUGH MAY 1, 2012
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $2,500,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REMEDIAL ACTIONS AT THE R.G. HALEY SITE FOR SAFETY, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION FUND
    2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 6.17 RELATING TO CABLE TELEVISION
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, May 21, 2012


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
05/16/2012 10:00 AM
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