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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, August 05, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 9:00 AM; 1:00 PM TO 2:10 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, August 12, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the recent adoption of emergency ordinances regarding medical and recreational use of marijuana. The emergency ordinances specifically created a moratorium on the establishment of facilities producing, processing, and retailing recreational marijuana and also established interim zoning and land use regulations for the cultivation of medical marijuana for personal use and in collective gardens.

Beginning on August 12, the scheduled Waterfront Committee meetings will be held 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, and the scheduled Planning and Community Development Committee Meetings will be held during the 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM afternoon committee sessions, through the end of this year.

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. **A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING JOHN CARTER FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. WATERFRONT DISTRICT SUBAREA PLAN AND RELATED DOCUMENTS
    2. BUREAU OF JUSTICE GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $22,281 FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    09:00 AM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. PACIFIC HIGHWAY-ALDRICH ANNEXATION MITIGATION AGREEMENT WITH FIRE DISTRICT 8
    2. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) CONTRACT PROPOSAL
    3. LAKE WHATCOM WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT AGREEMENT FOR WASTEWATER
    4. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $15,000 IN THE STREET FUND TO PURCHASE SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING BEACONS, FROM UNANTICIPATED GRANT REVENUE
PARKS AND RECREATION    1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. BELLINGHAM RAILWAY MUSEUM PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL REGARDING A PROPOSAL FOR A TROLLEY CAR TOURIST ATTRACTION ALONG SQUALICUM PARKWAY
FINANCE AND PERSONNEL    1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; STAN SNAPP


    1. FINANCIAL REPORT - 2ND QUARTER
    2. APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM FINANCE DIRECTOR
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:45 PM - 1:50 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – 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 MELISA NELSON TO THE BELLINGHAM SISTER CITIES ADVISORY BOARD
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. **2013 BUDGET ORDINANCE RECLASSIFYING A POLICE DEPUTY CHIEF POSITION BACK TO A POLICE LIEUTENANT POSITION
    2. **RECLASSIFICATION OF AN OFFICE ASSISTANT II TO AN OFFICE ASSISTANT III IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
    3. AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO ECOLOGY SOURCE CONTROL CONTRACT
    4. AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT FOR AN EDUCATION GRANT WITH PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JULY 5, 2013 THROUGH JULY 11, 2013
    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JULY 12, 2013 THROUGH JULY 18, 2013
    7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JULY 19 2013 THROUGH JULY 25, 2013
    8. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL JULY 11, 2013 THROUGH JULY 25, 2013
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING ADDITIONAL GRANT REVENUE AND APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURES OF $750,000 IN THE HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP GRANT FUND
    2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, APPROVING CERTAIN ADDITIONS, BETTERMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY'S COMBINED WATER AND SEWAGE SYSTEM; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF WATER AND SEWER REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $17,000,000 TO PAY COSTS OF IMPROVEMENTS; DELEGATING AUTHORITY TO APPROVE THE METHOD OF SALE FOR AND FINAL TERMS OF THE BONDS ON A PARITY WITH BONDS UPON COMPLIANCE WITH CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, STREET FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED.
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, August 12, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
08/07/2013 10:00 AM
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