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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, May 23, 2011

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:15 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, May 23, at 10:00 AM in the Mayor’s Boardroom, there will be a meeting of the City Council’s Planning and Community Development Committee to discuss options for possible revisions of impact fees and system development charges.

On Monday, June 6, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the 2012 - 2017 Transportation Improvement Program.

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. PRESENTATION REGARDING BELLINGHAM BELLS BY EDDIE POPLAWSKI
1 - 7
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. REQUEST FROM THE SUNNYLAND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION TO DOCKET FOR REVIEW A PROPOSED NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE
8 - 23
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 - 1:02 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. **RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE AN INDIVIDUAL TO SERVE AS INVESTMENT OFFICER IN THE FINANCE DIRECTOR’S ABSENCE.
24 - 26
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE    1:02 PM - 1:20 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    1. UPDATE ON WATERFRONT PROJECT STATUS
27
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:20 PM - 2:05 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WHATCOM COUNTY, FERNDALE AND PORT OF BELLINGHAM FOR SHARED USE OF STREET SWEEPER
28 - 45
    2. BID AWARD FOR MEADOR/KANSAS/ELLIS TRAIL, PROJECT #ES-413, BID NUMBER 19B-2011
46 - 48
    3. **ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE TWO STATE LAWS
49 - 53
    4. CASCADE NATURAL GAS CORPORATION FRANCHISE UPDATE
54
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    2:05 PM - 3:05 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. DRAFT 2012-2017 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND REPORT ON THE ORCHARD STREET EXTENSION FEASIBILITY STUDY
55 - 96
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:05 PM - 3:10 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:10 PM - 3:15 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LABOR & NEGOTIATIONS - (HOISINGTON – 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 REAPPOINTMENT OF ALEX MCLEAN TO THE GREEWAYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
97
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 AUTHORIZING THE FINANCE DIRECTOR TO PROVIDE DIRECTION TO THE WHATCOM COUNTY TREASURER REGARDING TRANSFER OF PROPERTY TAX COLLECTED ON BEHALF OF THE CITY
98 - 102
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 8, 2011 TO APRIL 14, 2011
103
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 15, 2011 TO APRIL 21, 2011
104
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 22, 2011 TO APRIL 28, 2011
105
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 29, 2011 TO MAY 6, 2011
106
    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MAY 6, 2011 TO MAY 12, 2011
107
    7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM APRIL 16, 2011 TO APRIL 30, 2011
108
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON REPEALING ALL WATER AND SEWER SERVICE ZONES OUTSIDE THE CITY CORPORATE LIMITS AND AMENDING BMC CHAPTER 15.36 REGARDING THE CITY'S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR PROVIDING CITY WATER AND SEWER SERVICE OUTSIDE THE CITY CORPORATE LIMITS
109 - 117
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET ADDING A SECOND MARKET STEP TO THE SUPERVISORY AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES SALARY PLAN FOR THE SYSTEMS ANALYST 1 CLASSIFICATION, AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $3,378.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE NEW STEP TO THE SALARY FOR AN EMPLOYEE IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
118 - 120
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, June 06, 2011


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
06/01/2011 10:00 AM
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