Current Agenda

For Regular Council and Committee meetings on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
 

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Community members who require special assistance to participate in our meetings are asked to contact our office at least 96 hours in advance.

As a courtesy to all meeting attendees, cellular phone use is prohibited in the council chambers,

Accessible parking is available near the Courthouse south entrance.

Our regular council meetings are broadcast on BTV10, Comcast channel 10, at 7:00 p.m. on the two Wednesdays following each Tuesday evening county council meeting.
 
 

Agenda Revision Notice for March 31, 2015

COUNCIL COMMITTEE SCHEDULES

SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion and Possible Action

1. Appointments to fill vacant positions on the Council’s Finance and Administrative Services Committee and Natural Resources Committee, and appointment of a Council representative to serve on the Bellingham International Airport Advisory Committee and the Emergency Medical Services Oversight Board (AB2015-021)


Other Business
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COUNCIL NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Members: Barry Buchanan, Carl Weimer
9:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion

1. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Title 20 and the Comprehensive Plan regarding surface mine permitting, the Mineral Resource Lands designation process and Mineral Resource Lands designation criteria (AB2014-344) (ordinance scheduled for introduction this evening)


Other Business
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COUNCIL FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE
Members: Rud Browne, Barry Buchanan
11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Executive Reports

Committee Discussion

1. Discussion regarding mental health services in Whatcom County and the impact on criminal justice (AB2015-123)


Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council

1. Ordinance amending the 2015 Whatcom County Budget, third request, in the amount of $304,500 (AB2015-098)


2. Resolution approving the 2015 Whatcom County Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and amended appendix (AB2015-103)


3. Resolution amending Resolution No. 2015-067, approving a salary schedule and policies for unrepresented Whatcom County employees, effective January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016 (AB2015-104)



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council
(Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

1. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a grant agreement between Whatcom County and the Washington State Military Department for state and federal funding for voluntary acquisition of flood-prone residential properties in Marietta and the removal of all associated structures, in the amount of $379,750 (AB2015-107)


Council "Consent Agenda" Items

1. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Helion Software, Inc., for the acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of a replacement document recording and imaging system for the Auditor’s Office, in the amount of $78,500 (AB2015-105)


2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Foster Pepper PLLC to provide legal services related to the Lake Whatcom TMDL (total maximum daily load), in the amount of $9,622, for a total amended contract in the amount of $39,122 (AB2015-106)


3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Geotest Services, Inc., for a change in scope to add construction field inspection services to the material testing and geotechnical services contract (AB2015-108)


4. Request authorization for the County Executive to award Bid #15-06 to the lowest bidder, WRS, and enter into a contract for 2015 hot mix asphalt prelevel at various locations, in the amount of $1,304,681.14 (AB2015-109)


5. Request authorization for the County Executive to award Bid #15-08 to the lowest bidder, McAsphalt Industries, and to enter into a contract for the purchase of asphaltic emulsions for the County’s chip sealing program, in the amount of $1,120,000 (AB2015-110)


6. Request authorization for the County Executive to award Bid #15-14 for the purchase of two 1-ton cab and chassis trucks with 2-3 yard dump body to the lowest bidder, Legacy Ford, in the amount of $80,941.75 (AB2015-111)


7. Request authorization for the County Executive to award Bid #15-15 for the supply of twelve ½-ton extended cab four-wheel drive pickups to the lowest bidder, Blade Chevrolet, in the amount of $353,479.98 (AB2015-112)


8. Request authorization for the County Executive to approve the purchase of an additional vactor truck, using the Washington State contract, in the amount of $467,217.69 (AB2015-113)


9. Request authorization for the County Executive to approve the purchase of light bars and accessories, using the Oregon State bid procurement list from vendor McLoughlin & Eardley Corporation, in an amount up to $100,000 (AB2015-114)


Other Business
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PUBLIC WORKS, HEALTH, AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
Members: Barbara Brenner, Pete Kremen, Ken Mann
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council

1. Resolution to consider vacating a portion of Delta Line Road (AB2015-115)   (Substitute Color Map)


Other Business
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PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Members: Barbara Brenner, Rud Browne, Ken Mann
3 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion

1. Briefing on proposed ordinance establishing Whatcom County Code Title 19, Code Enforcement (AB2015-116)


Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council

1. Approval of an extension request filed by Brad Swanson for Mayflower Equities, Inc. – Monterey Heights (AB2015-122)                         See Agenda Revision Notice


Other Business
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COUNCIL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Council Conference Room, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion

1. Discussion with Senior Deputy Prosecutor Elizabeth Gallery regarding pending litigation, Ventres v. Whatcom County Jail (AB2015-018)
[Discussion of this item may take place in executive session (closed to the public) pursuant to RCW42.30.110 (1) (i)]
No Paper


Other Business
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SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
6:15 p.m., March 31, 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Special Presentation

1. County Executive Jack Louws to present progress and developments of the New Jail Project (AB2015-047)


Other Business
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COUNCIL AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
FLAG SALUTE
ANNOUNCEMENTS

If you will be handing out paperwork to councilmembers, please give one copy to the clerk for our office files. Thank you.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

1. Sheriff’s Office to present Distinguished Citizenship Award to Mr. Gary Spurling (AB2015-017)
No Paper

2. Behavioral Health Revenue Advisory Committee 2015 1st quarterly report to County Council (AB2015-117) (Substitute Memo)


MINUTES CONSENT

1. Board of Health for February 3, 2015
2. Regular County Council for February 10, 2015
3. Committee of the Whole for March 3, 2015
4. Regular County Council for March 3, 2015
5. Regular County Council for March 17, 2015


PUBLIC HEARINGS
Audience members who wish to address the council during a public hearing are asked to sign up at the back of the room before the meeting begins. The council chair will ask those who have signed up to form a line at the podium. Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council. Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments. When a large group of individuals supports the same position on an issue, we encourage the selection of one or two representatives to speak on behalf of the entire group.

1. Ordinance allowing marijuana production, processing and retailing as authorized by Washington State Initiative 502 (AB2015-099)


2. Resolution authorizing the sale of county tax title property by negotiation - Request No. 2015-01 (AB2015-091A)


3. Resolution authorizing the sale of county tax title property by negotiation - Request No. 2015-02 (AB2015-092A)


OPEN SESSION (20 MINUTES)
During open session, audience members can speak to the council on any issue not scheduled for public hearing or related to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project (GPT). Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council. Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments.

CONSENT AGENDA
Items under this section of the agenda may be considered in a single motion. Councilmembers have received and studied background material on all items. Committee review has taken place on these items, as indicated. Any member of the public, administrative staff, or council may ask that an item be considered separately.

(From Finance and Administrative Services Committee)

1. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Helion Software, Inc., for the acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of a replacement document recording and imaging system for the Auditor’s Office, in the amount of $78,500 (AB2015-105)


2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Foster Pepper PLLC to provide legal services related to the Lake Whatcom TMDL (total maximum daily load), in the amount of $9,622, for a total amended contract in the amount of $39,122 (AB2015-106)


3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Geotest Services, Inc., for a change in scope to add construction field inspection services to the material testing and geotechnical services contract (AB2015-108)


4. Request authorization for the County Executive to award Bid #15-06 to the lowest bidder, WRS, and enter into a contract for 2015 hot mix asphalt prelevel at various locations, in the amount of $1,304,681.14 (AB2015-109)


5. Request authorization for the County Executive to award Bid #15-08 to the lowest bidder, McAsphalt Industries, and to enter into a contract for the purchase of asphaltic emulsions for the County’s chip sealing program, in the amount of $1,120,000 (AB2015-110)


6. Request authorization for the County Executive to award Bid #15-14 for the purchase of two 1-ton cab and chassis trucks with 2-3 yard dump body to the lowest bidder, Legacy Ford, in the amount of $80,941.75 (AB2015-111)


7. Request authorization for the County Executive to award Bid #15-15 for the supply of twelve ½-ton extended cab four-wheel drive pickups to the lowest bidder, Blade Chevrolet, in the amount of $353,479.98 (AB2015-112)


8. Request authorization for the County Executive to approve the purchase of an additional vactor truck, using the Washington State contract, in the amount of $467,217.69 (AB2015-113)


9. Request authorization for the County Executive to approve the purchase of light bars and accessories, using the Oregon State bid procurement list from vendor McLoughlin & Eardley Corporation, in an amount up to $100,000 (AB2015-114)


OTHER ITEMS

(From Finance and Administrative Services Committee)

1. Ordinance amending the 2015 Whatcom County Budget, third request, in the amount of $304,500 (AB2015-098)


2. Resolution approving the 2015 Whatcom County Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and amended appendix (AB2015-103)


3. Resolution amending Resolution No. 2015-067, approving a salary schedule and policies for unrepresented Whatcom County employees, effective January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016 (AB2015-104)


4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a grant agreement between Whatcom County and the Washington State Military Department for state and federal funding for voluntary acquisition of flood-prone residential properties in Marietta and the removal of all associated structures, in the amount of $379,750 (AB2015-107) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)


(From Public Works, Health, and Safety Committee)

5. Resolution to consider vacating a portion of Delta Line Road (AB2015-115)   (Substitute Color Map)

(From Planning and Development Committee)

6. Approval of an extension request filed by Brad Swanson for Mayflower Equities, Inc. – Monterey Heights (AB2015-122)                         See Agenda Revision Notice

(No Committee Assignment)

7. Request confirmation of Executive’s appointment of Jon Hutchings for Public Works Director pursuant to Whatcom County Charter Section 3.23, effective April 27, 2015 (AB2015-102)

COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.060 and 100.02.080, applications for council-appointed and FCZD board of supervisor-appointed citizen boards, commissions, and committees may be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday of the week prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting at which nominations and possible vote to appoint are scheduled to occur.

1. Appointment to fill a vacancy on the Sumas/Everson/Nooksack Flood Subzone, applicant: Chuck Gelwicks (AB2015-089) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

INTRODUCTION ITEMS
Council action will not be taken. The council may accept these items for introduction (no action) in a single motion. Changes, in terms of committee assignment for example, may be made at this time.

1. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Title 20 and the Comprehensive Plan regarding surface mine permitting, the Mineral Resource Lands designation process and Mineral Resource Lands designation criteria (AB2014-344) (proposed schedule – April 14 public hearing)


2. Ordinance authorizing amendment No. 2 to Ordinance 2014-11, establishing the Dakota Creek Bridge No. 500 project fund and budget (AB2015-120) (proposed schedule – April 14 Finance and Administrative Services Committee and Council)


3. Ordinance authorizing amendment No. 1 to Ordinance No. 2014-012, establishing the Slater Road intersections, Imhoff Road and Ferndale Road, CRP No. 910003 project budget (AB2015-121) (proposed schedule – April 14 Finance and Administrative Services Committee and Council)


4. Ordinance granting Sound Internet Services, Inc., a non-exclusive franchise for the provision of telecommunications services (AB2014-201A) (proposed schedule – to be announced)


5. Ordinance establishing parking restriction on Bennett Drive (AB2015-118) (proposed schedule – April 14 public hearing)


6. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 3.08, Purchasing System (AB2015-042A) (proposed schedule – April 14 Finance and Administrative Services Committee and Council)


7. Ordinance amending the 2015 Whatcom County Budget, fourth request, in the amount of $1,444,000 (AB2015-119) (AB2015-119 Substitute) (proposed schedule – April 14 Finance and Administrative Services Committee and Council)


COMMITTEE REPORTS, OTHER ITEMS, AND COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES

ADJOURN
The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue.

Community members who require special assistance to participate in our meetings are asked to contact our office at least 96 hours in advance.

As a courtesy to all meeting attendees, cellular phone use is prohibited in the council chambers,

Accessible parking is available near the Courthouse south entrance.

Our regular council meetings are broadcast on BTV10, Comcast channel 10, at 7:00 p.m. on the two Wednesdays following each Tuesday evening county council meeting.

COUNCIL COMMITTEE SCHEDULES

COUNCIL NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Members:  Barry Buchanan, Rud Browne, Carl Weimer
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

COUNCIL FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE
Members:  Rud Browne, Barry Buchanan, Ken Mann
11 a.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Executive Reports



Committee Discussion



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council 


(Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

Council "Consent Agenda" Items



Other Business

___________________________________________________________________________________

PUBLIC WORKS, HEALTH, AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
Members:  Barbara Brenner, Pete Kremen, Ken Mann
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Members:  Barbara Brenner, Rud Browne, Ken Mann
3 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

COUNCIL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
--- p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Council Conference Room, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion


Other Business


 
COUNCIL AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
7 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
FLAG SALUTE
ANNOUNCEMENTS


If you will be handing out paperwork to councilmembers, please give one copy to the clerk for our office files.  Thank you.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION



CITIZEN BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANCIES
Each agenda features at least one council-appointed citizen board, commission, or committee that currently has unfilled positions.  Council encourages qualified Whatcom county registered voters who are interested in participating in county government to submit an application for this or any committee vacancy. For more information or an application, please visit the Council website, or call, email, or visit the Council Office.



PUBLIC HEARINGS
Audience members who wish to address the council during a public hearing are asked to sign up at the back of the room before the meeting begins.  The council chair will ask those who have signed up to form a line at the podium.   Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council. Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments.  When a large group of individuals supports the same position on an issue, we encourage the selection of one or two representatives to speak on behalf of the entire group.

OPEN SESSION (20 MINUTES)
During open session, audience members can speak to the council on any issue not scheduled for public hearing or related to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project (GPT).  Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council.  Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments. 



CONSENT AGENDA
Items under this section of the agenda may be considered in a single motion.  Councilmembers have received and studied background material on all items.  Committee review has taken place on these items, as indicated.  Any member of the public, administrative staff, or council may ask that an item be considered separately.

From Finance and Administrative Services Committee

OTHER ITEMS

From Natural Resources Committee



From Finance and Administrative Services Committee



From Public Works, Health, and Safety Committee



From Planning and Development Committee



No Committee Assignment



COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES 
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.060 and 100.02.080, applications for council-appointed and FCZD board of supervisor-appointed citizen boards, commissions, and committees may be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday of the week prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting at which nominations and possible vote to appoint are scheduled to occur. 



EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.070(B), the council must confirm or reject executive appointments within 30 days of submission to the council. County code deems the appointee confirmed if council does not take action within this time. 

INTRODUCTION ITEMS 
Council action will not be taken.  The council may accept these items for introduction (no action) in a single motion.  Changes, in terms of committee assignment for example, may be made at this time.

COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS

OTHER COUNCIL BUSINESS

COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES

ADJOURN

The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue.

Community members who require special assistance to participate in our meetings are asked to contact our office at least 96 hours in advance.

As a courtesy to all meeting attendees, cellular phone use is prohibited in the council chambers,

Accessible parking is available near the Courthouse south entrance.

Our regular council meetings are broadcast on BTV10, Comcast channel 10, at 7:00 p.m. on the two Wednesdays following each Tuesday evening county council meeting.

COUNCIL COMMITTEE SCHEDULES

COUNCIL NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Members:  Barry Buchanan, Rud Browne, Carl Weimer
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

COUNCIL FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE
Members:  Rud Browne, Barry Buchanan, Ken Mann
11 a.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Executive Reports



Committee Discussion



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council 


(Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

Council "Consent Agenda" Items



Other Business

___________________________________________________________________________________

PUBLIC WORKS, HEALTH, AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
Members:  Barbara Brenner, Pete Kremen, Ken Mann
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Members:  Barbara Brenner, Rud Browne, Ken Mann
3 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

COUNCIL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
--- p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Council Conference Room, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion


Other Business


 
COUNCIL AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
7 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
FLAG SALUTE
ANNOUNCEMENTS


If you will be handing out paperwork to councilmembers, please give one copy to the clerk for our office files.  Thank you.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION



CITIZEN BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANCIES
Each agenda features at least one council-appointed citizen board, commission, or committee that currently has unfilled positions.  Council encourages qualified Whatcom county registered voters who are interested in participating in county government to submit an application for this or any committee vacancy. For more information or an application, please visit the Council website, or call, email, or visit the Council Office.



PUBLIC HEARINGS
Audience members who wish to address the council during a public hearing are asked to sign up at the back of the room before the meeting begins.  The council chair will ask those who have signed up to form a line at the podium.   Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council. Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments.  When a large group of individuals supports the same position on an issue, we encourage the selection of one or two representatives to speak on behalf of the entire group.

OPEN SESSION (20 MINUTES)
During open session, audience members can speak to the council on any issue not scheduled for public hearing or related to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project (GPT).  Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council.  Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments. 



CONSENT AGENDA
Items under this section of the agenda may be considered in a single motion.  Councilmembers have received and studied background material on all items.  Committee review has taken place on these items, as indicated.  Any member of the public, administrative staff, or council may ask that an item be considered separately.

From Finance and Administrative Services Committee

OTHER ITEMS

From Natural Resources Committee



From Finance and Administrative Services Committee



From Public Works, Health, and Safety Committee



From Planning and Development Committee



No Committee Assignment



COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES 
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.060 and 100.02.080, applications for council-appointed and FCZD board of supervisor-appointed citizen boards, commissions, and committees may be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday of the week prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting at which nominations and possible vote to appoint are scheduled to occur. 



EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.070(B), the council must confirm or reject executive appointments within 30 days of submission to the council. County code deems the appointee confirmed if council does not take action within this time. 

INTRODUCTION ITEMS 
Council action will not be taken.  The council may accept these items for introduction (no action) in a single motion.  Changes, in terms of committee assignment for example, may be made at this time.

COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS

OTHER COUNCIL BUSINESS

COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES

ADJOURN

The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue.