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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, February 10, 2014

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 9:00 AM AND 1:00 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

No special meetings scheduled at this time.

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. PRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARDS BRIEF RECEPTION TO FOLLOW PRESENTATION
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:

PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS


    1. **ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $335,000.00 IN UNANTICIPATED GRANT AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUE FOR THE LINCOLN STREET, MAPLE TO BYRON, PROJECT
    2. **ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET RECOGNIZING $650,000.00 ADDITIONAL GRANT REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND FOR THE JAMES/WOODSTOCK INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
    3. **ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $2,250,000.00 IN UNANTICIPATED GRANT REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND FOR THE MAHOGANY AVENUE/ARCTIC AVENUE PROJECT
    4. **ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 15.36.020 RELATING TO WHOLESALE SEWER SERVICES OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS
    5. WHOLESALE SEWER SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH LAKE WHATCOM WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT
    6. DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT GARDENS (DIG) PROJECT UPDATE
    7. PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING DIVISION UPDATE
    8. CLEAN GREEN PROGRAM UPDATE
FINANCE AND PERSONNEL    1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNERMANN


    1. **ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET FOR NEW CUSTODIAL MAINTENANCE WORKER POSITION
    2. **ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET FOR RECLASSIFICATION OF OFFICE ASSISTANT II TO ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
    3. **ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET IN ORDER TO CONVERT A LIMITED-TERM POSITION TO A FULL-TIME POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
    4. **ORDINANCE AMENDING 2014 BUDGET UPDATING ONE POSITION TITLE, RECLASSIFYING A LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION TO A LEGAL PROGRAM TECHNICIAN AND SPLITTING ONE FULL-TIME POSITION INTO TWO PART-TIME POSITIONS IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:10 PM - 1:45 PM
PINKY VARGAS (CHAIR); TERRY BORNERMANN; ROXANNE MURPHY


    1. REPORT FROM THE FEBRUARY 3, 2014 LAKE WHATCOM POLICY GROUP MEETING
    2. DISCUSSION OF A DRAFT JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE BELLINGHAM CITY COUNCIL, WHATCOM COUNTY COUNCIL, AND THE LAKE WHATCOM WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT SETTING LAKE WHATCOM PLANNING MILESTONES FOR THE 2014-2016 PERIOD
    3. **ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 12.12.280 RELATING TO THE AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PREVENTION PROGRAM
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:45 PM - 2:50 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; PINKY VARGAS; ROXANNE MURPHY; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. HEARING EXAMINER’S ANNUAL REPORT TO COUNCIL
    2. BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 2013 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2014 WORK PROGRAM
    3. PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY OF BELLINGHAM RESIDENTS
    4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
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 APPOINTMENT OF SETSUKO BUCKLEY TO THE BELLINGHAM SISTER CITIES ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL INFORMATION
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. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JANUARY 17, 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 23, 2014
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JANUARY 24, 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 30, 2014
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL JANUARY 11, 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 24, 2014
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE CLOSING LITTLE SQUALICUM OESER SETTLEMENT FUND
    2. AN ORDINANCE CLOSING THE SQUALICUM PARK / OLYMPIC FUND
    3. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $57,000.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADDITION OF ONE NEW PART-TIME POSITION IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS GROUP AND ONE NEW PART-TIME POSITION IN THE POLICE ADMINISTRATION, FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES
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, February 24, 2014


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
02/19/2014 10:00 AM
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