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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, April 16, 2012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:50 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Thursday, May 3, at 12:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Joint meeting of the Bellingham City Council and the Port of Bellingham Commissioners.

On Monday, May 7, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a rezone of property between Area 5 of the Happy Valley Neighborhood and Area 2A of the Fairhaven Neighborhood in the 1400 block of 14th Street from residential to commercial.

On Monday, May 14, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan to add a new Environment Element Chapter.

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. **RESOLUTION HONORING WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
    2. REVIEW OF SQUALICUM HARBOR BOATHOUSE FIRE
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:

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION UPDATE
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. FILTER-CLOGGING ALGAE MITIGATION EVALUATION
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:55 PM - 3:00 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN


    1. UPDATE ON HOMELESS SERVICE CENTER
    2. UPDATE ON 1100 CORNWALL AVENUE PROJECT
    3. FINAL CONSIDERATION OF A NEW CITY/COUNTY INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT CONCERNING PLANNING, ANNEXATION AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW IN BELLINGHAM’S URBAN GROWTH AREA.
    4. 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. THIS ITEM WILL BE INTRODUCED ONLY AND THEN MOVED TO THE REGULAR MEETING IN THE EVENING.
    5. 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. THIS ITEM WILL BE INTRODUCED ONLY AND THEN MOVED TO THE REGULAR MEETING IN THE EVENING.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM COUNTY COMMISSION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ANNUAL PRESENTATION
    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:15 PM - 3:50 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. 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 GARRETT O’BRIEN TO THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
    3. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF CHARLES LAW TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISOR COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
    4. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF KAREN STUEN TO THE SISTER CITIES ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
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. **RESOLUTION ADDING MAY 14, 2012 TO THE SCHEDULE OF COUNCIL MEETING DATES
    2. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR AUTOMATIC AID AND TRAINING FACILITY USE AGREEMENT BETWEEN NORTH WHATCOM FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES AND BELLINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
    3. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $100,000 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR PAYMENT TO AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS.
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 9, 2012 TO MARCH 15, 2012
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 16, 2012 TO MARCH 22, 2012
    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 23, 2012 TO MARCH 29, 2012
    7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MARCH 10, 2012 TO MARCH 23, 2012
    8. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MARCH 24, 2012 TO APRIL 10, 2012
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECONCILING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUDGETED ESTIMATED 2012 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES AND ACTUAL 2012 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES, AND PLACING THE DIFFERENCES IN THE ENDING RESERVE BALANCES FOR A NET RESERVE INCREASE OF $47,892,856.00
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $14,444,030.90 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2011 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR END CLOSING, FROM REVENUE AND ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES.
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $41,154,197.38 IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED IN 2011 BUT WERE NOT OBLIGATED BY PURCHASE ORDER OR CONTRACT BY YEAR END, FROM ESTIMATED RESERVES AND REVENUE, AND PLACING $32,383.23 IN ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED AND UNDESIGNATED RESERVES
    4. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON ACCEPTING BEQUEST OF PROPERTY FROM ALLYN C. DEETS
    5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $65,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS FUND TO BE USED FOR UPGRADING AND REPLACING FINANCIAL SYSTEM SOFTWARE
    6. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $68,424.00 GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO THE BELLINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE EXTRICATION SYSTEM TOOLS, 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, April 23, 2012


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
04/17/2012 10:00 AM
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