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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, July 23, 2012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:55 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, July 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a worksession of the Council's Planning and Community Development Committee regarding the King Mountain Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan Amendment and rezone request. This item will be heard again during the afternoon and evening sessions.

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 OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S "EXCELLENCE IN FUTURE PLANNING AWARD"
    2. BELLINGHAM PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN
    3. A PRESENTATION RELATED TO THE ADAPTIVE REUSE OF THE GRANARY BUILDING LOCATED IN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT; REQUESTING THAT THE PORT OF BELLINGHAM ISSUE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE GRANARY PRIOR TO SUBMITTING A DEMOLITION PERMIT.
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. CONSIDERATION OF EIGHT REQUESTS TO DOCKET COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS FOR REVIEW IN THE NEXT PLAN AMENDMENT CYCLE: ONE EACH IN THE CORNWALL PARK, EDGEMOOR, KING MOUNTAIN, SOUTH, AND WHATCOM FALLS NEIGHBORHOODS, AND THREE IN THE SUNNYLAND NEIGHBORHOOD
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 - 1:45 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP


    1. FINANCIAL REPORT - 2ND QUARTER
    2. **A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE CITY TO ASSESS AND OUTLINE THE STEPS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT A BIENNIAL BUDGET BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2015
    3. **ORDINANCE TO IMPLEMENT BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH 2011-2013 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT FOR FIREFIGHTERS, IAFF 106
FINANCE & PERSONNEL    1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP


    4. ** ORDINANCE TO IMPLEMENT BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH 2012-2014 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT FOR AFSCME 114
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    1:45 PM - 1:55 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. NORTHWEST/MCLEOD ROUNDABOUT BID AWARD, ES-0360, BID # 28B-2012
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:55 PM - 2:05 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN


    1. A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE FOR APPROXIMATELY 130 ACRES IN AREAS 5 AND 13, KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:05 PM - 3:30 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. **RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM APPOINTING A COMMITTEE TO PREPARE PRO AND CON ARGUMENTS FOR THE LOCAL VOTERS PAMPHLET ON PROPOSITION NO. 1; LOW-INCOME HOUSING LEVY
    2. **RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM APPOINTING A COMMITTEE TO PREPARE PRO AND CON ARGUMENTS FOR THE LOCAL VOTERS PAMPHLET ON INITIATIVE 2012-2; BELLINGHAM COMMUNITY BILL OF RIGHTS
    3. ** A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT CERTAIN POTENTIAL ON AND OFF-SITE IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GATEWAY PACIFIC TERMINAL BE ANALYZED AS PART OF THE SEPA AND NEPA PROCESSES
    4. **RESOLUTION RELATED TO THE ADAPTIVE REUSE OF THE GRANARY BUILDING LOCATED IN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT; REQUESTING THAT THE PORT OF BELLINGHAM ISSUE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE GRANARY PRIOR TO SUBMITTING A DEMOLITION PERMIT NOTE: THIS ITEM WILL BE REFERRED TO THE EVENING SESSION FOR A PRESENTATION. DELIBERATION AND POSSIBLE VOTE WILL FOLLOW IN THE ORDER OF BUSINESS AS IT APPEARS ON THIS AGENDA.
    5. POSSIBLE ADVISORY BALLOT MEASURES REGARDING GATEWAY PACIFIC TERMINAL AND COAL SHIPMENT THROUGH BELLINGHAM
    6. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    7. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    2. LITIGATION: CITY OF BELLINGHAM V. WHATCOM COUNTY ET AL, AN ACTION REGARDING INITIATIVE 2012-02 - (ERB – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. LITIGATION: CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND FUTUREWISE V. WHATCOM COUNTY AND CAITAC
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 APPOINTMENT OF JIM BJERKE TO THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    3. MAYORS APPOINTMENT OF MARY CARLSON AND STEPHEN DILLON TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD 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. **ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $34,000 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATION RESERVES IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND
    2. BID AWARD FOR YEW STREET PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENT, ES-0454; BID NO. 37B-2012
    3. BID AWARD FOR MARIETTA RESERVOIR RENOVATION, EW-0197; BID NO. 26B-2012
    4. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY FOR BELLINGHAM AND WHATCOM COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS FOR THE WHATCOM SMART TRIPS PROGRAM
    5. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR PHASE 2B OF THE BIRCH STREET PRELIMINARY PLAT
    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JUNE 22, 2012 THROUGH JUNE 28, 2012
    7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JUNE 29, 2012 THROUGH JULY 5, 2012
    8. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JULY 6, 2012 THROUGH JULY 12, 2012
    9. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL JUNE 26, 2012 THROUGH JULY 10, 2012
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $350,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR INSTALLATION OF PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
    2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $1,461,824.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND INSTALLATION OF SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON ALABAMA STREET
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 06, 2012


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
08/01/2012 10:00 AM
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