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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, March 28, 2011

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 2:00 PM TO 4:25 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, there will be a Joint Councils and Commissioners meeting in City Council Chambers. Members of the Bellingham City Council, Whatcom County Council, and Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District Commission will be briefed by staff regarding the work planned for 2011 in the Lake Whatcom Watershed.

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. MAYORAL PROCLAMATION FOR PARLIAMENTARY LAW MONTH
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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    2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. EXPLANATION OF REVISIONS TO ORDINANCE TO ADJUST ESTIMATED 2011 BUDGETED BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES PRIOR TO ADOPTION ON THIRD AND FINAL READING
3
    2. EXPLANATION OF REVISIONS TO ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE REAPPROPRIATIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2010, BUT UNPAID AT YEAR-END CLOSING PRIOR TO ADOPTION ON THIRD AND FINAL READING
4
    3. EXPLANATION OF REVISIONS TO ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE REAPPROPRIATIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES BUDGETED IN 2010 BUT UNENCUMBERED AT YEAR END PRIOR TO ADOPTION ON THIRD AND FINAL READING
5
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    2:05 PM - 2:15 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. PRESENTATION BY BAG IT BELLINGHAM
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PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. **ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE 2011 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECORDING THE SOURCES AND USES RELATED TO THE QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BOND (QECB)
19 - 23
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. STATUS UPDATE ON FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN VILLAGE PLANNING EFFORT
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    2. REGULATION OF SIGNS IN CITY RIGHTS-OF-WAY MEDIAN STRIPS
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PARKS & RECREATION    2:50 PM - 3:05 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. WHATCOM WATERFRONT MASTER PLAN AMENDMENT (MARITIME HERITAGE PARK PLAYGROUND) REVIEW AND ADOPTION
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WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE    3:05 PM - 3:25 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    1. PROPOSED CORNWALL AVENUE LANDFILL INTERIM ACTION PLAN
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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:25 PM - 3:30 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:30 PM - 4:25 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER– APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (HOISINGTON– APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (HOISINGTON – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (HOISINGTON– APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    5. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    6. LITIGATION: PORT OF BELLINGHAM V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (RUFFATTO – 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 BOB SANDERS TO THE GREENWAY ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
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    3. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF DAVE CHRISTENSEN TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
60
    4. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF SARAH ROSE TO THE WHATCOM MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
61
    5. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF JIM GEBHARDT TO THE PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
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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. **ORDINANCE ALLOCATING FUNDING FROM GENERAL FUND RESERVES FOR PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN CITY-OWNED BUILDING THAT HOUSES MUNICIPAL COURT JUDICIAL SERVICES, ITSD AND BTV-10.
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    2. BID AWARD FOR ANNUAL PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE REPAIRS, BID 13B-2011
69 - 70
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 11, 2011 TO MARCH 17, 2011
71
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2011 TO FEBRUARY 28, 2011
72
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO UTILITY SERVICE ZONE EXTENSION, PURSUANT TO MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 15.36, AND PROVIDING FOR THE EXPANSION OF SEWER SERVICE ZONE #223 PURSUANT TO CERTAIN TERMS AND CONDITIONS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN
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    2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF LIMITED TAX GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE CITY IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $6,500,000 TO FINANCE CAPITAL ADDITIONS, BETTERMENTS, AND IMPROVEMENTS TO CITY FACILITIES; PROVIDING THE FORM AND TERMS OF THE BONDS; AND DELEGATING THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE THE FINAL TERMS OF THE BONDS
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    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECONCILING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUDGETED ESTIMATED 2011 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES AND ACTUAL 2011 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES, AND PLACING THE DIFFERENCES IN THE ENDING RESERVE BALANCES FOR A NET RESERVE INCREASE OF $40,090,547.36
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    4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $10,350,169.13 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2010 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR END CLOSING, FROM UNANTICIPATED REVENUE AND ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES
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    5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $45,787,069.27 IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED IN 2010 BUT WERE NOT OBLIGATED BY PURCHASE ORDER OR CONTRACT BY YEAR END, FROM ESTIMATED RESERVES AND UNANTICIPATED REVENUE AND PLACING $259,532.60 IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES
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    6. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $123,107.00 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT TO THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER FUND FOR THE STORMWATER UNIVERSITY PROJECT (EV94) AND APPROPRIATING $164,142.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES
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    7. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $123,107.00 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT TO THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER FUND FOR THE LAKE WHATCOM HOMEOWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (EV90), AND APPROPRIATING $666,666.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES
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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 11, 2011


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
04/06/2011 10:00 AM
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