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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, July 26, 2010

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 2:25 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, August 9, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be two Public Hearings related to amendments to the Critical Areas Ordinance.

On Monday, August 9, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a Draft Music Ordinance.

On Monday, August 16, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding Happy Valley Neighborhood Plan Amendment Green Infrastructure Plan.

On Monday, August 16, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding Seaview North Boatyard Rezone.

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. A PRESENTATION OF CENSUS 2010 PARTNERSHIP RECOGNITION AWARD BY THE US CENSUS BUREAU
1
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE PUGET NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN SUBMITTED BY THE PUGET NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
2 - 88
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 & PERSONNEL    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. REVIEW OF 2ND QUARTER 2010 FINANCIAL REPORT
89 - 91
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP


    1. **AN ORDINANCE CREATING LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #1109 – SEWER ASSESSMENT ON 34TH STREET BETWEEN TAYLOR STREET AND DONOVAN AVENUE
92 - 96
    2. DISCUSSION ON POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS AND THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE PROJECT DELIVERY APPROACH
97 - 103
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:55 PM - 2:15 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF A DRAFT MUSIC ORDINANCE
104 - 113
    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:15 PM - 2:25 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (HOISINGTON – 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 DEAN BRETT, BRENT WALKER, DUNHAM GOODING AND CHARLES SELF TO THE BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT BOARD
114
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 REGARDING BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM FUNDS TOTALING $61,994.14
115 - 119
    2. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $14,665.81 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GOLF COURSE FUND FOR REPAIRS
120 - 123
    3. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET REDUCING EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND, STREET FUND, AND THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND HEALTH BENEFITS FUNDS AND INCREASING ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES
124 - 133
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JULY 2, 2010 TO JULY 9, 2010
134
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JULY 9, 2010 TO JULY 16, 2010
135
    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JUN 16, 2010 TO JUNE 30, 2010
136
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $35,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUND FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR THE CHRONIC HOMELESS POPULATION
137 - 139
    2. AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING STREET FUNDS TO REIMBURSE WHATCOM COUNTY FOR CAPITAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS LOCATED WITHIN THE BAKERVIEW/JAMES ANNEXATION AREA
140 - 142
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, August 09, 2010


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
08/04/2010 10:00 AM
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