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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, March 10, 2014

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 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 Saturday, March 15 at 8:30 AM at Woodstock Farms, the City Council will hold a retreat.

On Monday, March 24 at 12:30 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Meeting.

On Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be an Annual Lake Whatcom Joint Councils and Commission Meeting.

On Monday, April 7, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing to consider a Proposed Text Amendment to BMC 20.00.100 Lettered Streets Table of Zoning Regulations.

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. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD PRESENTATION
    2. PRESENTATION ON DOWNTOWN ALLEY SPACE OPTIONS BY STUDENTS FROM A DESIGN STUDIO CLASS AT HUXLEY COLLEGE, WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    3. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE PRESENTATION BY LYNDEN HIGH SCHOOL FFA
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 - 1:20 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS


    1. *ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 15.08 TO CREATE A NEW SERVICE CLASSIFICATION AND RATE FOR BULK WATER FILLING STATIONS
    2. WHATCOM FALLS WATER FILTRATION PLANT PRETREATMENT UPDATE
    3. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND WHATCOM COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS TO HELP FUND THE WHATCOM SMART TRIPS PROGRAM
PLANNING    1:20 PM - 1:30 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); ROXANNE MURPHY; GENE KNUTSON


    1. CONSIDERATION OF A LEASE AGREEMENT OF 707 ASTOR STREET WITH HOME PORT LEARNING CENTER
FINANCE AND PERSONNEL    1:35 PM - 1:55 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNERMANN


    1. 2013 YEAR END FINANCIAL REVIEW
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
PINKY VARGAS (CHAIR); TERRY BORNERMANN; ROXANNE MURPHY


    1. DISCUSSION OF DRAFT JOINT RESOLUTIONS OF THE BELLINGHAM CITY COUNCIL, WHATCOM COUNTY COUNCIL AND THE LAKE WHATCOM WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT SETTING LAKE WHATCOM MILESTONES AND INVITING SUDDEN VALLEY TO JOIN THE POLICY GROUP
    2. REPORT FROM THE MARCH 3, 2014 LAKE WHATCOM POLICY GROUP MEETING
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:15 PM - 2:40 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; PINKY VARGAS; ROXANNE MURPHY; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS WORKGROUP – DOWNTOWN HEALTH AND SAFETY PRESENTATION
    2. CLOSED RECORD HEARING AND CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE FOR KULSHAN COMMUNITY LAND TRUST (KCLT) TO USE THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM FOR INNOVATIVE PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP (PROGRAM) CODE TO BUILD THREE AFFORDABLE HOMES
    3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    4. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:40 PM - 3:30 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LABOR RELATIONS UPDATE – (KLEMANSKI – APPROX. 5 MIN)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    5. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    6. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (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 APPOINTMENT OF NICHOLAS KUNKEL TO THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED ADVISORY BOARD
    3. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF DAVID MARSHAK TO THE GREENWAYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
    4. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF THOMAS BARRETT TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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. BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF $19,096 FOR THE 2014 STOP GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL FEBRUARY 11, 2014 THROUGH FEBRUARY 25, 2014
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURE AUTHORITY FOR 2014 AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES (AIS) BOAT INSPECTION PROGRAM
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, March 24, 2014


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
03/19/2014 10:00 AM
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