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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, December 07, 2009

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:20 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On December 14 @ 7:00 PM in the Lobby at City Hall, there will be a short reception honoring Louise Bjornson for her years of service to the community on the City Council.

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. RESOLUTION HONORING BARBARA RYAN FOR HER SERVICE
1 - 3
    2. PRESENTATION BY THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION/PLANNING ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON AWARD FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN WASHINGTON STATE, FOR THE CITY’S MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION CONCURRENCY PROGRAM
4 - 5
    3. CITIZEN READINESS FOR POSSIBLE WINTER STORMS & FLOODING: PSE PRESENTATION BY RAY TRYZNKA, MANAGER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
6
    4. PRESENTATION OF THE ENERGY RESOURCE SCARCITY/PEAK OIL (ERSPO) TASK FORCE REPORT
7 - 83
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. A NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE REQUESTED BY THE OWNER OF A SINGLE PARCEL IN AREA 21 OF THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD
84 - 128
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 - 1:10 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; LOUISE BJORNSON


    1. CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL OF THE 2010 ANNUAL BUDGET ORDINANCE
129 - 136
PARKS & RECREATION    1:10 PM - 1:15 PM
BARBARA RYAN (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; LOUISE BJORNSON


    1. A RESOLUTION ADOPTING 2010 ATHLETIC/PARK FACILITY RENTAL FEES
137 - 142
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:15 PM - 1:35 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; BARBARA RYAN; LOUISE BJORNSON


    1. A WORK SESSION TO DISCUSS REVISED LANGUAGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE CORDATA VILLAGE REZONE PROPOSAL.
143 - 145
    2. AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY’S SCHOOL IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE, BMC TITLE 19.08
146 - 180
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:35 PM - 2:20 PM
LOUISE BJORNSON (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; STAN SNAPP


    1. BID CONSIDERATION FOR 2009-10 SEWER REPLACEMENTS PROJECT (TRENCHLESS) CITY PROJECT NUMBER EU-150 / BID NUMBER 99B-2009
181 - 185
    2. CLEAN GREEN UPDATE AND ANNUAL REPORT
186 - 199
    3. A RESOLUTION ADOPTING NEW AND UPDATED FIRE DEPARTMENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES PERMIT, PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEE SCHEDULE
200 - 215
    4. A RESOLUTION ADOPTING NEW AND UPDATED FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONAL PERMIT, PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEE SCHEDULE
216 - 225
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:20 PM - 3:30 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR)


    1. WORK SESSION ON THE TRANSFER OF CITY PROPERTIES TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
226 - 227
    2. REVIEW OF OPTIONS FOR A PROGRAM OF INCENTIVE ZONING TO REQUIRE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEW RESIDENTIAL HOUSING PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
228
    3. REVIEWING OF OPTIONS FOR A RENTAL HOUSING LICENSING AND INSPECTION PROGRAM.
229 - 255
    4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION PORT OF BELLINGHAM VS CITY OF BELLINGHAM (Peter Ruffatto – Approx. 10 min.)
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION – (Joan Hoisington – Approx. 15 min.)
    3. EBENAL GENERAL VS CITY OF BELLINGHAM – (Les Reardanz – Approx. 10 min.)
    4. POLICE GUILD CONTRACT RATIFICATION – (Michelle Barrett – Approx. 10 min.)
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:

MAYOR'S REPORT
    1. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF DANNE NEILL TO THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION)
256
    2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF PAM HOLLADAY AND GEOFFREY MIDDAUGH TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD (FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION)
257 - 259
    3. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF FAYE HILL TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES (FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL)
260
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 $10,200
261 - 266
    2. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE DEBT SERVICE FUND (233), PW STATE LOAN – WOBURN STREET (1989).
267 - 269
    3. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE CONSTRUCTION FUND 341, CIVIC FIELD IMPROVEMENTS (2003)
270 - 272
    4. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 112, ARTERIAL STREET CONSTRUCTION
273 - 275
    5. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE DEBT SERVICE FUND (234), COMMUNITY ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION BOARD (CERB) 1989
276 - 278
    6. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE ASSESSMENT DEBT FUND (271), #1107 TELEGRAPH / #1108 BARKLEY (1997)
279 - 281
    7. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE ASSESSMENT DEBT FUND (264), #1099 BARKLEY BOULEVARD (1994)
282 - 284
    8. BID AWARD FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE BID NUMBER 74B-2009
285 - 286
    9. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM OCTOBER 16, 2009 TO OCTOBER 31, 2009
287
    10. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM NOVEMBER 13, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 20, 2009
288
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. CB 13576 – BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FUNDS $139,762.00
289 - 292
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, December 14, 2009


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
12/09/2009 10:00 AM
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