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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, January 14, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 9:00 AM; 10:30 AM; 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 Thursday, January 24th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Happy Valley Elementary School, the City Council and Mayor will attend a special meeting with the Bellingham School District’s Board of Directors for a discussion of school and community needs.

On Monday, February 11, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a change to BMC 20.10. 025, retail establishment maximum size.

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. STAFF PRESENTATION RECOGNIZING EDIE NORTON FOR HER FOUR (4) YEARS OF SERVICE ON THE BELLINGHAM PLANNING COMMISSION
    2. STAFF PRESENTATION RECOGNIZING TOM BARRETT FOR HIS SEVEN (7) YEARS OF SERVICE ON THE BELLINGHAM PLANNING COMMISSION
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    09:00 AM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN BELLINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY AND THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR A DRUG AND CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER
    2. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN WHATCOM COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT 8 AND CITY OF BELLINGHAM FOR COLLABORATIVE FIRE DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
    3. **ORDINANCE RELATED TO THE 2013 FIRE DEPARTMENT BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE AND EXPENSES RELATED TO THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND WHATCOM COUNTY
    4. WHATCOM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA [WSO] LEASE IN THE FEDERAL BUILDING
PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT    10:30 AM - NO MEETING
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    FINANCE & PERSONNEL    1:00 PM - 1:35 PM
    MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; STAN SNAPP


      1. PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING AWARD FOR THE CITY'S 2011 COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT (CAFR)
      2. OVERVIEW PRESENTATION REGARDING THE BUSINESS AND OCCUPATION TAX FILING PORTAL PROJECT
    PARKS & RECREATION    1:35 PM - 1:50 PM
    GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; TERRY BORNEMANN


      1. DISCUSSION REGARDING METROPOLITAN PARK DISTRICT IMPACTS
    COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:50 PM - 2:20 PM
    SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


      1. **ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 2.33.040 REGARDING FUNCTIONS OF THE MAYOR'S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION
      2. CITY OF BELLINGHAM'S 2ND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT SCOPING REQUEST REGARDING THE GATEWAY PACIFIC TERMINAL PROJECT
      3. CITY COUNCIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT SCOPING REQUEST REGARDING THE GATEWAY PACIFIC TERMINAL PROJECT RELATED TO LOCAL IMPACTS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE
      4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
      5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
    EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
    Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

      1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
      2. LITIGATION: LONGO V. BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - (BRADY – APPROX. 15 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 BARBARA ALTEN, DAN BURWELL AND WES FRYSZTACKI TO THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
      3. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF SUSAN GRIBBON TO THE BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITIES BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
      4. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF JIM BRENNAN (BARKLEY), SHERYL RUSSELL (CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT), JR JOHNSON (COLUMBIA), TOM SCOTT (YORK) AND ANNE MACKIE (YORK) TO THE MAYOR'S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S 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. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE PORT FOR MUTUAL USE OF FACILITIES
      2. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WHATCOM COUNTY AND PORT OF BELLINGHAM FOR JOINT CONSULTATION AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS SERVICES
      3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD DECEMBER 1, 2012 THROUGH DECEMBER 5, 2012
      4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD DECEMBER 6, 2012 THROUGH DECEMBER 13, 2012
      5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD DECEMBER 14, 2012 THROUGH DECEMBER 20, 2012
      6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD DECEMBER 21, 2012 THROUGH DECEMBER 27, 2012
      7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD DECEMBER 28, 2012 THROUGH JANUARY 2, 2013
      8. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL NOVEMBER 22, 2012 THROUGH DECEMBER 10, 2012
      9. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL DECEMBER 11, 2012 THROUGH DECEMBER 21, 2012
    FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

      1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF THE ENTIRE ALLEY LYING TOTALLY WITHIN PROPERTY LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY'S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN, ALL SITUATED WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
      2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF THE ENTIRE PORTION OF COWGILL AVENUE ABUTTING BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY'S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN, BETWEEN 19TH AND 20TH STREETS, ALL SITUATED WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM.
    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, January 28, 2013


    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
    01/23/2013 10:00 AM
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