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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, June 21, 2010

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 12, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the formation of a Local Improvement District [LID] for the installation of a sewer main along 34th street, between Donovan and Taylor streets. The LID will be charged directly to the benefiting 20 lots between the addresses of 1128 and 1544, 34th Street.

On Monday, July 26, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a Comprehensive Plan amendment proposal submitted by the Puget Neighborhood Association.

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 ESSENCE OF BELLINGHAM PHOTO COMPETITION AWARDS
1
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. RE: A CITY INITIATED REZONE OF AREA 17B, GUIDE MERIDIAN/CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD TO ALLOW ALL OFFICE USES DEFINED IN BMC 20.08.020 O(1)
2 - 81
    2. RE: ESTABLISHMENT OF A CITY-WIDE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT [TBD] FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING SPECIFIC PROJECTS IDENTIFIED IN THE CITY’S 2011-2016 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM; FUNDING TO BE PROVIDED BY A VOTER APPROVED 0.2% SALES AND USE TAX INCREASE
82 - 110
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:

PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:00 PM - 1:02 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP


    1. **ORDINANCE FOR THE APPROPRIATION OF $232,850 IN GRANT FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING A SHARED HIGH-EFFICIENCY STREET SWEEPER
111 - 114
    2. BID REJECTION – SERVICE BODY AND CRANE, BID NO. 15B-2010
115 - 117
PARKS & RECREATION    1:02 PM -1:05 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP


    1. BOULEVARD PARK PATTLE POINT TRESTLE RENOVATION, #20B-2010 BID AWARD
118 - 125
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    1:05 PM - 1:05 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. *RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE 2011-2016 SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
126 - 165
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:05 PM - 1:10 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. DISCUSSION RE GUIDELINES FOR AN INCENTIVE ZONING ORDINANCE
166 - 167
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:10 PM - 2:50 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. UPDATE ON WHATCOM COUNTY’S 10-YEAR PLAN TO END HOMELESSNESS
168
    2. REPORT RE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY
169 - 171
    3. PRESENTATION RE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
172
    4. **CLOSED RECORD HEARING AND CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE FOR THE VACATION OF PORTIONS OF LAFAYETTE AND W. INDIANA STREETS, AREA 14, BIRCHWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD
173 - 187
    5. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    6. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:50 PM - 3:55 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION: STATE OF WASHINGTON V. PORT OF BELLINGHAM ET AL. – (KRAHAM – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    2. LITIGATION: SKEERS V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (HOISINGTON – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (HOISINGTON – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (HOISINGTON – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    5. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX 10 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 JAMES TALBOT TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
188
    3. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF SCOT BARG TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY [BPDA] FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
189
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. **RESOLUTION TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE HEARING EXAMINER FOR JULY 28, 2010 FOR VACATION OF THE NORTHERN PORTION OF COWGILL AVENUE BETWEEN 19TH AND 20TH STREETS
190 - 194
    2. **AN ORDINANCE FOR A BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR THE RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF A $349.384 GRANT FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY FOR THE COMMUNITY ENERGY CHALLENGE
195 - 197
    3. BID AWARD FOR 25TH AND BILL MCDONALD PARKWAY INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS, PROJECT NO. ES-0358, BID NO. 37B-2010
198 - 200
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MAY 28, 2010 TO JUNE 4, 2010
201
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JUNE 4, 2010 TO JUNE 11, 2010
202
    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MAY 15, 2010 TO MAY 31, 2010
203
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. CB 13622 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $300,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND TO BE USED FOR UNANTICIPATED COSTS IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT
204 - 206
    2. CB 13623 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.20 TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE THE 2009 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE
207 - 227
    3. CB 13624 - AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $200,000.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE STREET FUND
228 - 230
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, July 12, 2010


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
07/07/2010 10:00 AM
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