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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, April 12, 2010

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:30 PM

BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL COURT, 2014 C STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225 REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

The City Council’s Lake Whatcom Reservoir Committee is now the “Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources” Committee.

On April 26, 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding a code amendment to allow permit extensions due to economic hardship.

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. **AN ORDINANCE REGARDING EXCEPTIONS TO THE 90,000 SQUARE FOOT SIZE LIMIT FOR RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS
1 - 19
    1. SUPPLEMENTAL TO AB18587 (PUBLIC COMMENT)
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:

PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. WHATCOM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION UPDATE TO COUNCIL
20
    2. AN UPDATE ON COMMUNITY GARDENS
21
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE    1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UPDATE
22
PARKS & RECREATION    1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP


    1. APPROVAL OF STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SOUTH AREA GREENWAY 3 LEVY LAND ACQUISITIONS
23 - 45
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR COMMITTEE     2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN


    1. CONSERVATION EASEMENT FOR LAKE WHATCOM ACQUISITION PROPERTIES – GENEVA PRESERVE
46 - 67
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP


    1. DISCUSSION REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE INFLOW AND INFILTRATION PROGRAM
68 - 80
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:45 PM - 2:50 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. RATIFICATION OF WHATCOMM DISPATCH GUILD COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT FOR 2010-2011 – (KLEMANSKI – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    3. LITIGATION: PUGET SOUND ENERGY V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM (REARDANZ – 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.
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. **BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF GRANT FUNDS FROM WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION TOTALING $9,400
81 - 87
    2. LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT SALE ON GRAVESITES AT BAYVIEW CEMETERY
88 - 93
    3. AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE 2009 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $147,662.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE ARTERIAL STREET CONSTRUCTION FUND
94 - 96
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MARCH 1, 2010 TO MARCH 15, 2010.
97
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 19, 2010 TO MARCH 26, 2010.
98
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. CB 13609 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $50,000.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE SURFACE AND STORMWATER UTILITY FUND.
99 - 102
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 26, 2010


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
04/21/2010 10:00 AM
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