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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, December 13, 2010

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:40 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1

On Monday, December 13, at 12:30 PM in Council Chambers there will be a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board to discuss transportation projects.

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 FINAL REPORT OF THE CAPITAL FACILITIES TASK FORCE
1 - 4
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 - 1:05 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN WHATCOM COUNTY, CITY OF BELLINGHAM, PORT OF BELLINGHAM AND THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF THE PORT FOR FUNDING AND CONTRACTING WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
5 - 14
    2. AUTHORIZATION TO EXECUTE A NEW FIVE-YEAR MANAGEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE MOUNT BAKER THEATRE
15 - 22
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:05 PM - 2:00 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP


    1. **ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC CHAPTER 15.08.250 RELATING TO WATER RATES AND CHARGES
23 - 25
    2. BID WARD FOR 2010 SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION, ALDERWOOD AND CHERRYWOOD, PROJECT NO. EU-158, BID NO. 71B-2010
26 - 28
    3. AUTHORIZATION FOR GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR PARTIAL FUNDING FOR REMEDIATION OF THE ELDRIDGE AVENUE MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SITE
29 - 47
    4. PROJECT UPDATE RE: FACILITIES PLANNING AND 30% PRELIMINARY DESIGN UPDATE FOR POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENT
48
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. **RESOLUTION TO REQUEST STAFF ASSISTANCE TO HOLD A STAKEHOLDER MEETING TO IMPLEMENT BICYCLE LANES ON NORTHWEST/ELM/DUPONT STREETS
49 - 53
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    2:10 PM - 2:20 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. **ORDINANCE TO AMEND BMC 15.42.050 TO REVISE RESTRICTIONS ON PHOSPHORUS CONTAINING GARDEN PRODUCTS IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED
54 - 61
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:20 PM - 2:55 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. LIBRARY UPDATE
62
    2. COUNCIL MEMBERS’ ROLE AND RELATIONSHIP WITH CITY ADVISORY GROUPS - PROPOSED PROTOCOL
63 - 64
    3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    4. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:55 PM - 3:40 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION: CROWN POINT DEVELOPMENT ET AL. V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (MARRINER – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    2. LITIGATION: SQUALICUM RIDGE ROAD APPEAL - (MARRINER – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 15 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 ALEX WILEY, DEBORAH MCCUNN AND TRISH HARDING TO THE BELLINGHAM ARTS COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
65
    3. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF RACHEL MYERS TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
66
    4. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF KATHY WASHATKA TO THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
67 - 68
    5. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF JEFF BROWN TO THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
69 - 70
    6. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF JORGE ALVAREZ TO THE WHATCOM MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
71 - 72
    7. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENTS OF JIMMY KELSEY AS THE ALABAMA HILL NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE AND DEBORRA GARRETT AS THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
73
    8. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF BOB ROSS, RON JEPSON AND LARRY STEELE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
74
    9. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF CAROLYN CASEY, LONI RAHM AND KELLY HART TO THE TOURISM COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
75
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. CB 13661 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BELLINGHAM'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, REPLACING THE EXISTING MOUNT BAKER NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN WITH IRONGATE AND BARKLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS, AND MODIFYING THE KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND ZONING TABLE (BMC 20.00.095), AND CREATING ZONING TABLES (BMC 20.00.015 AND 20.00.092), ZONING MAPS AND LAND USE MAPS FOR THE NEW NEIGHBORHOODS TO REFLECT THE NEW NAMES AND BOUNDARIES.
76 - 213
    2. CB 13662 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING THE PUGET NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN COMPONENT OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.
214 - 244
    3. CB 13660 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 10.24.120, PUBLIC DISTURBANCE NOISE, TO ADD SECTIONS RELATED TO THE DOWNTOWN AND FAIRHAVEN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS.
245 - 251
    4. CB 13643 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN IN ORDER TO REZONE CERTAIN PROPERTY FROM COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT TO LIGHT INDUSTRIAL INCLUDING A CONDITION THAT LIMITS THE HEIGHT OF CERTAIN LEASED AREA WITHIN THE REZONED PROPERTY TO SIXTY FEET IN HEIGHT.
252 - 261
    5. CB 13644 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN IN ORDER TO ADD NEW GOALS AND POLICIES REGARDING TREES, FORESTS AND NATURAL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS THAT WILL ASSIST THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN.
260 - 276
    6. CB 13663 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND ZONING, AMENDING THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND TITLE 20 LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT CODE, HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS.
277 - 290
    7. CB 13664 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BELLINGHAM'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, REPLACING THE EXISTING GUIDE MERIDIAN/CORDATA AND MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS AND TABLES OF ZONING REGULATIONS (BMC 20.00.080 AND 20.00.110) WITH THE NEW MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS (BMC 20.00.110) AND A NEW CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS (BMC 20.00.045) TO REFLECT THE NEW BOUNDARIES AND AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 20.10.025 TO REFLECT THE NEW SUBAREA LABELING.
291 - 442
    8. CB 13665 - AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING FOR 9.37 ACRES IN AREA 1 OF THE MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD TO CHANGE THE LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM INDUSTRIAL TO COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL AND AMEND BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.00.110 BY INCORPORATING AND ADDING A CONDITION FOR A CONTINUOUS THROUGH-ROAD FROM DOVER STREET TO PACIFIC HIGHWAY.
443 - 453
    9. CB 13670 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF SUCH BUDGET PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF RCW 35.33.075, AND SETTING THE EFFECTIVE DATE.
454 - 459
    10. CB 13666 - AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING, AMENDING LAND USE AREA 1,7 AND 9, AND VARIOUS POLICY LANGUAGE IN THE YORK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN; BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC 20.00.210 YORK 1- CENTRAL COMMERCIAL CORE FRINGE AND REDUCED PARKING OVERLAY DISTRICTS; AND BMC 20.12.010 FIGURE 1- CENTRAL COMMERCIAL CORE FRINGE AND REDUCED PARKING OVERLAY DISTRICTS.
460 - 481
    11. CB 13659 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.82 TO INCORPORATE 2007 STATE LEGISLATION CHANGING THE DURATION UNDER WHICH A RESIDENTIAL MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION IS AUTHORIZED, ADOPT PROVISIONS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, ADOPT CRITERIA FOR REPORTING DATA ANNUALLY TO THE STATE, AMEND TARGETED AREA 1 IN THE CITY CENTER, AND ADD THE SAMISH WAY AND FOUNTAIN DISTRICT URBAN VILLAGES AS TARGETED AREAS ELIGIBLE FOR RESIDENTIAL MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION.
482 - 494
    12. CB 13667 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND BELLINGHAM'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ADOPTING A NEW SILVER BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.
495 - 546
    13. CB 13658 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) SECTIONS 19.06.030 C. AND 19.06.040 E. TO ALLOW VEHICLE TRIP REDUCTION CREDITS DESIGNED TO LOWER TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES IN MASTER PLANNED URBAN VILLAGES.
547 - 551
    14. CB 13668 - AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUES AND APPROPRIATING $274,995.00 IN THE STORMWATER FUND FROM A DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY MUNICIPAL STORMWATER CAPACITY GRANT TO THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.
552 - 554
    15. CB 13669 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, AMENDING CHAPTER 6.06.050 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE, AMENDING A TAX ON WATER UTILITY REVENUES.
555 - 557
    16. CB 13671 - AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF DONATIONS OF $52,809 AND APPROPRIATING $52,809 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND
558 - 560
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 03, 2011


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
12/29/2010 10:00 AM
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