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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, March 12, 2012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:35 PM (PAGE 2 OF AGENDA)

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Wednesday, March 21, 6:00 PM in City Council Chambers, there will be the annual Joint City of Bellingham & Whatcom County Councils and Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District Commissioners meeting.

On Monday, March 26, 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding a proposed development agreement associated with Whitworth Park.

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 60-DAY REPORT
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
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 - 1:30 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP


    1. APPROVAL OF MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM CITY ATTORNEY
    2. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT REORGANIZATION
    3. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $220,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR PAYMENT TO A THIRD PARTY AUDITOR
    4. **AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A NEW FUND, FEDERAL BUILDING FUND 125
    5. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATION OF $450,000 IN THE CLAIMS & LITIGATION RESERVE FUND TO SATISFY A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELATED OUTSIDE COUNSEL AND LITIGATION COSTS.
PARKS & RECREATION    1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS


    1. **RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO APPLY FOR A WASHINGTON WILDLIFE AND RECREATION PROGRAM GRANT FOR SQUALICUM CREEK PARK PHASE THREE
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP


    1. NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE QUARTERLY UPDATE
    2. PURCHASE OF 47.55 ACRES OF LAND IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED
    3. **AN ORDINANCE FOR A BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF ALLOCATING FUNDS TO PURCHASE 47.55 ACRES OF LAND IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    2:15 PM - 2:35 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. REQUEST FOR SEWER SERVICE AT 1151 MT. BAKER HIGHWAY
    2. REQUEST FOR SEWER SERVICE AT 1165 MT. BAKER HIGHWAY
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:35 PM - 3:05 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. COMMUNITY INDICATORS AND CITY PERFORMANCE MEASURES - UPDATE ON RECENT RESULTS
    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:05 PM - 3:35 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    4. LITIGATION: SQUALICUM RIDGE ROAD APPEALS - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    5. LITIGATION: JANKE V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (ERB – APPROX. 5 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 CERISE NOAH AS THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE AND CINDY MADIGAN AS THE PUGET NEIGHBORHOOD ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION 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 TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING DATE OF APRIL 11, 2012 BEFORE THE HEARING EXAMINER FOR A VACATION PETITION FOR A PORTION OF CLINTON STREET WITHIN MARITIME HERITAGE PARK
    2. **ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATION OF $64,000.00 FOR SPECIAL LEGAL SERVICES FOR CONTINGENT COSTS OF OUTSIDE COUNSEL AND RELATED PROFESSIONAL LITIGATION SERVICES
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 10, 2012 TO FEBRUARY 16, 2012
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 17, 2012 TO FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 24, 2012 TO MARCH 1, 2012
    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM FEBRUARY 10, 2012 TO FEBRUARY 24, 2012
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $6,550.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF SHERIFFS AND POLICE CHIEFS 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, March 26, 2012


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
03/21/2012 10:00 AM
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