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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, January 27, 2014

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On January 28-30, 2014 Council Members Cathy Lehman, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann, Pinky Vargas and Roxanne Murphy will meet with our State Representatives and attend the Association of Washington Cities City Action Days in Olympia.

On February 3, 2014 the Lake Whatcom Policy Group Meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Garden Level Conference Room, 322 N Commercial Street.

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. STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
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:

FINANCE AND PERSONNEL    1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNERMANN


    1. ORDINANCE REPEALING THE B&O TAX EXCEPTION FOR NONPROFIT RELIGIOUS HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND ADOPTING HEALTHCARE-SPECIFIC DEDUCTIONS AND EXEMPTIONS CONTAINED IN THE WASHINGTON STATE B&O TAX CODE
    2. BUDGET APPROPRIATION OF TWO .5 FTES IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS


    1. PORT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM - FIRE BOAT; PROGRAM UPDATE
    2. ENTER INTO A CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF SIX FIRE / EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AID CARS
PARKS AND RECREATION    1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
ROXANNE MURPHY (CHAIR); PINKY VARGAS; JACK WEISS


    1. **RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM ADOPTING AN UPDATED 2014 PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE PLAN
    2. **ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO THE LAND USE PLANNING AND UPDATING CHAPTER 7 OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:55 PM - 2:15 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; PINKY VARGAS; ROXANNE MURPHY; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. **RESOLUTION SUPPORTING INCREASED SAFETY STANDARDS FOR RAIL TANK CARS
    2. A BRIEFING ON THE INITIATION OF A RENTAL REGISTRATION PROGRAM
    3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    4. 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 ROBERT CAMANDONA TO THE MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD FOR COUNCIL APPROVAL
    3. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF TOM WELLER AND TIM CRANDALL TO THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL APPROVAL
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. CLOSE TO THE SQUALICUM PARK / OLYMPIC FUND
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR JANUARY 3, 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 9, 2014
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR JANUARY 10, 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 16, 2014
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL DECEMBER 24, 2013 THROUGH JANUARY 10, 2014
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 10, 2014


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
02/05/2014 10:00 AM
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