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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, November 18, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 9:00 AM; 10:30 AM; 1:00 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, November 25th, at 1:00 PM, in the Mayor's Boardroom, there will be a Committee of the Whole Worksession regarding the 2014 Preliminary Budget.

On Monday, December 2nd, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing to consider the proposed 2014 Budget Ordinance.

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. **RESOLUTION TO DECLARE CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY SURPLUS TO THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
    2. **AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE BMC TO CLARIFY THE DENSITY BONUS PROVISIONS CURRENTLY ALLOWED FOR MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENTS IN PORTIONS OF THE KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD
    3. **RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE TWO AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY'S SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM [SMP]
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:

PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    09:00 AM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. APPROVAL FOR MAYOR TO ENTER INTO ECOLOGY GRANT AGREEMENT FOR NPDES COSTS AND PROJECT ENGINEERING
    2. **ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING FUNDS FROM ECOLOGY GRANT #G1400239 INTO THE SSWU FUND FOR NPDES ACTIVITIES AND PROJECT ENGINEERING
    3. BID AWARD FOR 2013 SEWER REPLACEMENT PROJECT, EU-0163, BID # 73B-2013
PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT    10:30 AM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    1. CONSIDERATION OF A RECOMMENDATION TO WHATCOM COUNTY REGARDING NEW POPULATION AND EMPLOYMENT GROWTH FORECASTS TO BE USED TO UPDATE THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
PARKS AND RECREATION    1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. **BUDGET ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $45,000 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GOLF COURSE FUND TO PAY FOR REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE AT THE GOLF COURSE
    2. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $150,000 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE AQUATIC LAND ENHANCEMENT ACCOUNT FOR SHORELINE IMPROVEMENTS AT BLOEDEL DONOVAN PARK
    3. SQUALICUM CREEK PARK PHASE THREE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:20 PM - 1:35 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; STAN SNAPP


    1. AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM UPDATE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:35 PM - 2:00 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A PETITION TO VACATE AN UNNAMED RIGHT-OF-WAY NORTH OF WEST BAKERVIEW ROAD BETWEEN PACIFIC HIGHWAY AND DOVER STREET
    2. ARMY STREET MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
    3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    4. OLD/NEW BUSINESS (COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE WILL CONTINUE WITH A BUDGET WORKSESSION FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION)
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE - MAYOR'S BOARDROOM    2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    5. WORKSESSION REGARDING THE 2014 PRELIMINARY BUDGET
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION: NEWLUN V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM, ET AL. - (BRADY – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (STAMPS – APPROX. 30 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 JOHN STEWART TO THE DESIGN REVIEW 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. **RESOLUTION SETTING AN ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING AND REGULAR MEETING DATE FOR DECEMBER 2, 2013
    2. **BUDGET ORDINANCE FOR AN AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF A GRANT FROM WASHINGTON AUTO THEFT PREVENTION AUTHORITY IN THE AMOUNT OF $32,900
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD OCTOBER 25, 2013 THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2013
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD NOVEMBER 1, 2013 THROUGH NOVEMBER 7, 2013
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL OCTOBER 26, 2013 THROUGH NOVEMBER 8, 2013
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON RELATING TO THE LEVYING OF TAXES AND ESTABLISHING THE AMOUNT TO BE RAISED IN 2014 ON THE ASSESSED VALUATION OF THE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY.
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, December 02, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
11/26/2013 10:00 AM
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