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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, January 23, 2012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:00 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

Council Members Jack Weiss, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist and Seth Fleetwood will be attending the Association of Washington Cities, City Legislative Action Conference in Olympia January 24 - 26.

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. **ORDINANCE TO INCREASE THE WATERSHED SURCHARGE FOR LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR WATERSHED PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND STORMWATER PROGRAM
1 - 12
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    1:00 PM – 1:25 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. INTERLOCAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY AND THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT SWAT TEAM
13 - 19
    2. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WHATCOM COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (WCHD) FOR MONITORING OF ON-SITE SEPTIC SYSTEM (OSS) IN THE LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR WATERSHED
20 - 31
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:25 PM – 1:55 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN


    1. NORTHWEST YOUTH SERVICES SHELTER GRANT
32 - 36
    2. CONSIDERATION OF A NEW CITY/COUNTY INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT CONCERNING PLANNING ANNEXATION AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW IN BELLINGHAM’S URBAN GROWTH AREA
37 - 101
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:55 PM – 2:00 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LABOR RELATIONS - (KLEMANSKI – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    4. LITIGATION: FUTUREWISE, ET AL V. WHATCOM COUNTY [GROWTH BOARD APPEAL OF COUNTY’S RURAL ELEMENT UPDATE] - (MARRINER – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    5. LITIGATION: SQUALICUM RIDGE ROAD APPEALS - (MARRINER – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    6. LITIGATION: CITY OF BELLINGHAM V. WHATCOM COUNTY AND CAITAC USA CORPORATION
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 STEVE CROOKS AND JONO MANION TO THE GREENWAY ADVISORY COMMITTEE12
102 - 104
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. **ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF A $10,000 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION
105 - 108
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM DECEMBER 22, 2011 TO JANUARY 5, 2012
109
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JANUARY 7, 2012 TO JANUARY 12, 2012
110
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM DECEMBER 22, 2011 TO JANUARY 10, 2012
111
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 15.08.200 AND 15.12.165 REGARDING THE CITY'S POLICIES FOR ABANDONED WATER AND SEWER SERVICE OUTSIDE THE CITY'S CORPORATE LIMITS BUT WITHIN THE CITY'S URBAN GROWTH AREA
112 - 115
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 13, 2012


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
02/01/2012 10:00 AM
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