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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, March 26, 2012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 4:50 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

The City of Bellingham Finance Director, John Carter, will conduct a public hearing at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, in the Yukon Room at Bellingham City Hall, concerning the proposed issuance by the City of tax-exempt limited tax general obligation refunding bonds.

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. MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION OF MARCH AS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. CONSIDERATION OF A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN WHITWORTH PARK, LLC AND THE CITY REGARDING THE 41-LOT WHITWORTH PARK SUBDIVISION TO BE LOCATED IN THE 1100 BLOCK OF YEW STREET IN THE WHATCOM FALLS NEIGHBORHOOD
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 - 1:25 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP


    1. **AN ORDINANCE ADJUSTING ESTIMATED 2012 BUDGETED BEGINNING RESERVES BY $47,892,856 TO EQUAL ACTUAL BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES
    2. **AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING $14,444,030.90 IN REAPPROPRIATIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2011, BUT UNPAID AT YEAR END
    3. **AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING $41,154,197.38 IN REAPPROPRIATIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES BUDGED IN 2011, BUT UNENCUMBERED AT YEAR END
PARKS & RECREATION    1:25 PM - 2:05 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS


    1. UPDATE ON BLOEDEL DONOVAN PARK MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT
    2. **RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO APPLY FOR A GRANT THROUGH THE AQUATIC LANDS ENHANCEMENT ACCOUNT FOR BLOEDEL DONOVAN SHORELINE RESTORATION
    3. **AN ORDINANCE TO ACCEPT A BEQUEST OF PROPERTY FROM ALLYN C. DEETS
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    2:05 PM - 2:20 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP


    1. THE LAKE WHATCOM WORK PLAN COST-BENEFIT STUDY
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. WATER AND SEWER RATE STUDY BRIEFING
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    2:50 PM - 3:25 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN


    1. **RESOLUTION APPROVING THE 2012 HUD ACTION PLAN AMENDMENT ALLOCATING FEDERAL FUNDS FROM HUD FOR LOW AND MODERATE INCOME CITIZENS OF BELLINGHAM
    2. DOWNTOWN PLAN - OVERVIEW OF PHASE I RESULTS
    3. A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE FOR APPROXIMATELY 113 ACRES IN AREAS 5 AND 6, SAMISH NEIGHBORHOOD. APPLICANT: FREE SPIRIT ENTERPRISES, LLC. OWNER: PADDEN TRAILS, LLC
    4. DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE FOR APPROXIMATELY 113 ACRES IN AREAS 5 AND 6, SAMISH NEIGHBORHOOD. APPLICANT: FREE SPIRIT ENTERPRISES, LLC. OWNER: PADDEN TRAILS, LLC
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:25 PM - 3:55 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. TECHNOLOGY UPDATE REPORT
    2. **AN ORDINANCE FOR A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO INCREASE 2012 APPROPRIATION FOR FINANCIAL SYSTEMS BY $65,000
    3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    4. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:55 PM - 4:50 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LABOR RELATIONS UPDATE - (KLEMANSKI – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (BRADY – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    5. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (BRADY – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    6. LITIGATION: CITY OF BELLINGHAM V. WHATCOM COUNTY AND CAITAC - (MARRINER – 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 DAVID JEFFERSON TO THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED ADVISORY 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 AMENDING THE BUDGET TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT OF FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FUNDS OF $68,424.00
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 2, 2012 TO MARCH 8, 2012
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 9, 2012 TO MARCH 16, 2012
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM FEBRUARY 25, 2012 TO MARCH 9, 2012
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET PROVIDING FOR A STAFFING REORGANIZATION IN THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT BY REALLOCATING $341,943.00 IN EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND AND PLACING $83,927.00 IN SAVINGS IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVE
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING UP TO $220,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE PROPOSE OF PAYING OUR CONTRACTOR FOR THIRD PARTY AUDIT SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH A UTILITY TAX AUDIT OF PUGET SOUND ENERGY, INC.
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET CREATING A SPECIAL REVENUE FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR THE REMAINING U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR GRANT RECEIVED FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE FEDERAL BUILDING
    4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET AUTHORIZING AND ADDITIONAL $450,000.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND FOR PAYMENT OF A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, DEFENSE COUNSEL FEES, AND LITIGATION EXPENSES RELATED TO A CIVIL CASE PENDING AGAINST THE CITY
    5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET AUTHORIZING A LOAN OF UP TO $2,200,000.00 FROM THE FLEET FUND TO THE WATER FUND WATERSHED LAND ACQUISITION DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING $2,700,000.00 IN THE WATER FUND WATERSHED ACQUISITION FOR THE PURCHASE OF LAND AND 2012 PAYMENT ON THE INTERFUND LOAN
    6. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $64,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO BE USED FOR CONTINGENT COSTS IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT
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 16, 2012


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
04/11/2012 10:00 AM
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