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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, December 10, 2012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 2:55 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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


The Bellingham City Council will hold its 2013 Reorganization Meeting on Monday, January 7, 2013. Election of Officer and Committee assignments will be voted on at that time. The next full City Council meeting will be held on January 14th. The full schedule of City Council Meetings 2013 is posted on the City's website.

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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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 - 1:15 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. BID AWARD FOR 2012 WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT (EW-0182) AND 2012 STORM MAIN REPLACEMENT - LIBERTY STREET/KEY STREET (EV-109), BID NUMBER 71B-2012
    2. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE BELLINGHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE DISTRICT RESOURCE OFFICER REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    1:15 PM - 1:35 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. **A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A BASE RATE FOR 2013 TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES, AS PER BMC 19.06
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:35 PM - 2:00 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN


    1. DOWNTOWN PLAN - OVERVIEW OF PHASE II RESULTS
    2. UPDATE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BMC 20.28 INFILL HOUSING (INFILL TOOLKIT)
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 10.08.010 AND 10.08.020 TO BE CONSISTENT WITH NEW STATE LAWS REGARDING POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA-INFUSED PRODUCTS AND ADDING A NEW BMC SECTION 10.08.080
    2. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT SCOPING REQUEST RELATED TO THE GATEWAY PACIFIC TERMINAL PROJECT
    3. REVIEW OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT [PEG] ACCESS TV ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH
    4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:25 PM - 2:55 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (STAMPS – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    2. LITIGATION: NEWLUN V. BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT ET AL. - (BRADY – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. LITIGATION: HERRON V CITY OF BELLINGHAM, ET AL. - (BRADY – 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 APPOINTMENT OF PHYLLIS MCKEE AND ALI TAYSI AND REAPPOINTMENT OF KURT BAUMGARTEN TO THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    3. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF JENI COTTRELL, ANMORGAN CURRY, SHIRLEY ERICKSON, AND GABRIEL MILES TO THE BELLINGHAM ARTS COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    4. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF J ROBERT GORDON TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    5. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF BOB BECKER TO THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    6. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF KAREN CALLERY, CAMI OSTMAN, THERESA VANHAALEN AND CAROL VEACH TO THE BELLINGHAM SISTER CITY ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
    7. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF MARK TURNER TO THE SEHOME HILL ARBORETUM BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
    8. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF ED BENNETT AND CHRISTINE JENKINS TO THE TOURISM COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL 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. BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY - BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE LIBRARY ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE BTC CONNECTION INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
    2. BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY - WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE WWU CONNECTION INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
    3. BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY - WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE WCC CONNECTION INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
    4. BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY - WHATCOM COUNTY RURAL LIBRARY DISTRICT MUTUAL EXTENSION OF BORROWING PRIVILEGES AND SERVICES INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
    5. FINAL PLAT CONSIDERATION OF THE CREEKSIDE COVE PRELIMINARY PLAT
    6. FINAL PLAT CONSIDERATION OF THE PARKWAY GARDENS PRELIMINARY PLAT
    7. FINAL PLAT CONSIDERATION OF DIVISION 2 OF PHASE 2 OF THE HIGHLANDS PRELIMINARY PLAT
    8. FINAL PLAT CONSIDERATION OF DIVISION 4 OF THE SAMISH HIGHLANDS PRELIMINARY PLAT
    9. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD NOVEMBER 22, 2012 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2012
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 6.04, BELLINGHAM BUSINESS AND OCCUPATIONS TAX CODE, TO REFLECT STATE LAW CHANGES
    2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 6.05. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN TAXES
    3. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF THE CITY'S NOT TO EXCEED $5,000,000 PAR VALUE SUBORDINATE LIEN WATER AND SEWER REVENUE BOND ANTICIPATION NOTE, 2012 (REVOLVING LINE OF CREDIT), TO PROVIDE FINANCING FOR THE PURCHASE OF VARIOUS PARCELS OF LAND WITHIN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED, AND TO PAY THE COSTS OF ISSUANCE OF THE NOTE; FIXING THE DATE, FORM, MATURITY, INTEREST RATES, TERMS AND COVENANTS OF THE NOTE; AND APPROVING THE SALE AND DELIVERY OF THE NOTE TO WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
    4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $3,200,000.00 IN THE PUBLIC WORKS WATERSHED ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT GROUP, FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE WATER FUND, TO PURCHASE LAND IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED
    5. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 4.76.040 RELATING TO THE SOLID WASTE UTILITY TAX AND ADDING ALL ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION AS AN ALLOWED USE OF TAX REVENUES
    6. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 15.04.070 TO EXPAND THE ELIGIBILITY FOR REDUCED UTILITY RATES FOR SENIOR, DISABLED AND NON-PROFIT LOW INCOME HOUSING ENTITIES
    7. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 15.08 TO MODIFY WATER SERVICE USAGE AND CHARGES
    8. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTERS 15.12 AND 15.20 TO MODIFY SEWER SERVICE USAGE, RATES AND CHARGES
    9. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 15.16 TO MODIFY SURFACE AND STORM WATER RATES AND CHARGES
    10. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 10.08.010 AND 10.08.020 TO BE CONSISTENT WITH NEW STATE LAWS REGARDING POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA-INFUSED PRODUCTS, AND ADDING A NEW BMC SECTION 10.08.080, SETTING FORTH A PROHIBITION AND PENALTY FOR OPENING OR CONSUMING MARIJUANA IN PUBLIC
    11. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, PROVIDING FOR THE ADDITION OF SUCH BUDGET PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF RCW 35.33.075, AND SETTING THE EFFECTIVE DATE
    12. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AND ADDITIONAL $192,352.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND TO TRANSFER THE RESIDING BTV-10 RESERVES TO THE PUBLIC, EDUCATION, AND GOVERNMENT ACCESS TELEVISION FUND
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, January 07, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
01/02/2013 10:00 AM
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