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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, April 11, 2011

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 2:55 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:
CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
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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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 – 1:05 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $340,000 IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND FOR SPECIAL LEGAL SERVICES AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR PENDING CIVIL LITIGATION CASES
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PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:05 PM – 1:15 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. BID AWARD FOR PURCHASE OF TWO DEWATERING CENTRIFUGE UNITS AT POST POINT WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, BID # 17B-2011
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    2. BID AWARD FOR 2011 STREET RESURFACING PROGRAM, ES-0443, BID # 20B-2011
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LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:15 PM – 1:25 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT WITH DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND DESIGN OF NEARSHORE RESTORATION FOR THE E. FAIRHAVEN SHORELINE AND PADDEN CREEK ESTUARY
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PARKS & RECREATION    1:25 PM – 1:40 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. 2011 RATE INCREASE FOR BAYVIEW CEMETERY
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    2. LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT SALE OF GRAVES AT BAYVIEW CEMETERY
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TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    1:40 PM – 2:25 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. PRESENTATION BY WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STAFF REGARDING BELLINGHAM PROJECTS
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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:25 PM – 2:40 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR)


    1. RECOMMENDATION AND REQUEST OF THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY [BPDA] TO AUTHORIZE A NEGOTIATED SALES PROCESS FOR THE BPDA-OWNED 1100 CORNWALL AVENUE PROPERTY
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    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:40 PM – 2:55 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION - CARLSON V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (BRADY – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    2. LITIGATION - BELLEAU WOODS LLC V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM (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 APPOINTMENT OF CRAIG FUNSTON TO THE BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITIES BOARD
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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. BID AWARD FOR POST POINT WWTP CONDENSER REPLACEMENT, BID # 12B-2011
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    2. BID AWARD FOR NUMBER 3 STEEL METER BOX LIDS, BID #14B-2011
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    3. **ORDINANCE FOR BUDGET AMENDMENT RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS’ TRANSPORTATION SECTION
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    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 18, 2011 TO MARCH 24, 2011
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    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 25, 2011 TO MARCH 31, 2011
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    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 1, 2011 TO APRIL 7, 2011
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    7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MARCH 1, 2011 TO MARCH 16, 2011
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FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECORDING THE SOURCES AND USES RELATED TO THE QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BOND ISSUE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES TO MUNICIPAL FACILITIES
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    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $63,250.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO BE USED FOR SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS AT THE MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING
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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, April 25, 2011


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
04/20/2011 10:00 AM
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