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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, August 13, 2012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 4:10 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

There are no additional meetings or worksessions scheduled for the next three weeks.

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. DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY PRESENTATION TO THE CITY FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARD FOR 2011
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    1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP


    1. 2013 BUDGET PROCESS UPDATE
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:50 PM - 2:20 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN


    1. INTERIM STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT [SEPA] CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION LEVELS
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. NUMBER 3 METER BOXES BID AWARD, BID #49B-2012
    2. INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING ON MARINA FIRE CODE ORDINANCE
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE    2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN; JACK WEISS


    1. AMENDMENT TO CENTRAL WATERFRONT AGREED ORDER TO PERFORM INTERIM ACTION
    2. GRANARY ACCESS TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:30 PM - 3:35 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:35 PM - 4:10 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL PROPERTY SALE - (MARRINER – 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 REAPPOINTMENT OF DAWN STURWOLD AS THE HEARING EXAMINER FOR THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    3. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF CINDY BURMAN-WOODS TO THE MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
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. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $45,000 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE TOURISM FUND TO BE USED FOR ADDITIONAL CONTRACTUAL SERVICES
    2. BID AWARD FOR COLLEGE WAY RESERVOIR RELINING, BID #50B-2012
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JULY 27, 2012 THROUGH AUGUST 2, 2012
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD THE ENVIRONMENT ELEMENT AS A NEW CHAPTER
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING, REPEALING THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND REPLACING IT WITH THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN VILLAGE PLAN; AMENDING THE LAND USE DEVELOPMENT CODE (TITLE 20) AND THE PROCEDURES AND ADMINISTRATION CODE (TITLE 21) FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN VILLAGE PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DESIGN STANDARDS AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AN $800.00 FEDERAL ALCOHOL TRAFFIC SAFETY INCENTIVE GRANT TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING A RELATED EXPENDITURE IN THE GENERAL FUND
    4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $35,172 BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND
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, September 10, 2012


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
09/05/2012 10:00 AM
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