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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, March 14, 2011

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 2:00 PM TO 4:45 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 Committee Meetings or Special Meetings of the City Council scheduled in the next two 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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PUBLIC HEARING
    1. APPLICATION FOR AGREEMENT FOR UTILITY SERVICE ZONE EXTENSION FOR MUNICIPAL SEWER SERVICE TO 3660 HAGGIN ROAD IN THE URBAN GROWTH AREA
1 - 24
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 - 3:00 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. REVIEW 2010 FISCAL YEAR-END FINANCIAL REPORT
25 - 27
    2. **ORDINANCE REGARDING THE SALE OF UP TO $6.5 MILLION OF QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BONDS
28 - 59
    3. **ORDINANCE TO ADJUST ESTIMATED 2011 BUDGETED BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCE BY $40,090,547.36 TO EQUAL ACTUAL BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES
60 - 75
    4. **ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE $10,350,169.13 IN REAPPROPRIATIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2010 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR-END CLOSING
76 - 97
    5. **ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE $45,787,069.27 OF REAPPROPRIATIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES BUDGETED IN 2010 BUT UNENCUMBERED AT YEAR END
98 - 114
PARKS & RECREATION    3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. PRESENTATION BY WHATCOM ROWING ASSOCIATION
115 - 117
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    3:15 PM - 3:20 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE QUARTERLY UPDATE
118 - 121
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR)


    1. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1
122 - 126
    2. **RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF BELLINGHAM CITY HALL BEING PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
127 - 129
    3. HEARING EXAMINER ANNUAL REPORT
130 - 138
    4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:40 PM - 4:45 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (HOISINGTON – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (HOISINGTON – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (HOISINGTON – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    6. POTENTIAL PROPERTY SALE - (MARRINER - APPROX. 20 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.
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 TO APPROPRIATE $164,142 TO THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER UTILITY FOR A GRANT FROM WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (GRANT #G1100171 - STORMWATER UNIVERSITY)
139 - 165
    2. **ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE $666,666 TO THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER UTILITY FOR A GRANT FROM WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (GRANT #G1100173 - RESIDENTIAL RETROFITS OR HOMEOWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM)
166 - 196
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 25, 2011 TO MARCH 3, 2011
197
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 4, 2011 TO MARCH 10, 2011
198
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2011 TO FEBRUARY 15, 2011
199
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, AMENDING SECTIONS 12.08.230 AND 15.12.175 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE, REVISING CONNECTION FEES FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICES
200 - 202
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY GRANT TO ADVANCE OUR COMMUNITY'S EFFORTS REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, AND APPROPRIATING $30,000.00 IN EXPENDITURES
203 - 210
    3. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING AREA 9 OF THE CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS, BMC 20.00.045, TO CORRECT AN ERROR
211 - 219
    4. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING AREA 14A OF THE KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS, BMC 20.00.095, TO CORRECT AN ERROR
220 - 223
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 28, 2011


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
03/23/2011 10:00 AM
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