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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, August 06, 2012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 2:55 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 extra meetings currently scheduled for 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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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 - 1:05 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. BELLINGHAM PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:05 PM - 1:20 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP


    1. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY'S 2006 BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ADOPTING A NEW CHAPTER ON THE ENVIRONMENT
    2. NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE QUARTERLY UPDATE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:20 PM - 2:25 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND BMC TITLE 20 AND TITLE 21, ADOPTING THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN VILLAGE PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
    2. ** A RESOLUTION TO DENY A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE FOR APPROXIMATELY 130 ACRES IN AREAS 5 AND 13, KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD
    3. **A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2012-2013 DOCKET OF PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS
    4. **A RESOLUTION RELATED TO THE GATEWAY PACIFIC TERMINAL PROPOSAL SEEKING A NONBINDING ADVISORY VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION
    5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:25 PM - 2:55 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION: CITY OF BELLINGHAM V. WHATCOM COUNTY REGARDING INITIATIVE 2012-02 - (ERB – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    2. LITIGATION: JACOB NICOLAAS V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM ET AL - (BRADY - 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 REAPPOINTMENT OF ROBYN DUPRE, JOHN BLETHEN AND DEREK LONG TO THE WATERFRONT ADVISORY GROUP 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. **AN ORDINANCE FOR A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF AN ALCOHOL TRAFFIC SAFETY INCENTIVE GRANT OF $800.00
    2. **AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE 2012 BUDGET TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR $35,172
    3. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF LYNDEN FOR USAGE OF THE VACTOR WASTE TRANSFER FACILITY
    4. BID AWARD FOR VARIOUS WATER DISTRIBUTION VALVES AND TAPPING SLEEVES, BID #44B-2012
    5. BID AWARD FOR DUCTILE IRON FITTING, COUPLINGS, PIPE RESTRAINTS AND GRIP RINGS, BID #43B-2012
    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JULY 6, 2012 THROUGH JULY 12, 2012
    7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JULY 13, 2012 THROUGH JULY 19, 2012
    8. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JULY 20, 2012 THROUGH JULY 26, 2012
    9. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL JULY 11, 2012 THROUGH JULY 25, 2012
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $393,576.00 FROM THE ESTIMATED UNDESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING THE TERMS OF A NEW LABOR AGREEMENT WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 106
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $307,058.00 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS FROM ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES IN VARIOUS FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING A NEW LABOR AGREEMENT WITH AFSCME LOCAL 114
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $34,000.000 FROM THE ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF CIRCULATION MATERIALS
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, August 13, 2012


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
08/08/2012 10:00 AM
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