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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, May 10, 2010

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 2:15 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On May 24, at 7:00 PM, in Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the draft 2011 – 2014 Transportation Improvement Plan also known as the 6-year TIP.

On June 7, at 7:00 PM, in Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a Neighborhood Plan Amendment to replace the existing Mt. Baker Neighborhood with two new neighborhoods: Irongate and Barkely.

On June 21, at 7:00 PM, in Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a City initiated area-wide rezone of Area 17B, Guide Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood to allow all office uses as defined in Bellingham Municipal Code Section 20.08.020 O.(1) within this subarea.

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. 2010 WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION REPORT
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 - 1:10 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. **AN ORDINANCE FOR THE RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF A $500,000 GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR THE COMMUNITY ENERGY CHALLENGE LOAN PROGRAM
5 - 7
    2. AN AGREEMENT REGARDING THE COMMUNITY ENERGY CHALLENGE LOAN PROGRAM AMONG THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, BANNER BANK, WHATCOM COUNTY AND THE CITY OF FERNDALE
8 - 65
    3. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $75,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE TOURISM FUND FOR THE PICKFORD FILM CENTER
66 - 70
PARKS & RECREATION    1:10 PM - 1:20 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP


    1. INSPIRATION POINT OVERLOOK RECONSTRUCTION AND WOODSTOCK FARM ACCESS IMPROVEMENT
71 - 74
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:20 PM - 1:45 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP


    1. NOISE VARIANCE REQUEST FOR ES #414 - 2009 OVERLAY AARA/STIMULUS PROJECT AT BAKERVIEW AND HANNEGAN ROAD AND ES #433 2010 - OVERLAY STREET RESURFACING
75 - 81
    2. **RESOLUTION DECLARING INTENTION TO FORM LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT SEWER ASSESSMENT ON 34TH STREET BETWEEN TAYLOR STREET AND DONOVAN AVENUE AND SET A TIME AND DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING.
82 - 97
    3. **TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE(PUGET SOUND) LLC FRANCHISE AGREEMENT ORDINANCE
98 - 116
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. **ORDINANCE FOR MINOR TEXT AND MAP AMENDMENTS TO BMC 13.70 MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION CONCURRENCY
117 - 141
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:05 PM - 2:15 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION: SQUALICUM RIDGE ROAD SEPA APPEAL - (MARRINER – 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 SUSAN HILTON TO THE WHATCOM MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
142 - 143
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. BID AWARD FOR ASPHALT PAVEMENT CRACK SEALING, BID #25B-2010
144 - 145
    2. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $216,965.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR SETTLING A LEGAL DISPUTE
146 - 151
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 2, 2010 TO APRIL 16, 2010
152
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 16, 2010 TO APRIL 23, 2010
153
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 23, 2010 TO APRIL 30, 2010
154
    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM APRIL 1, 2010 TO APRIL 15, 2010
155
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. CB 13612 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 21.10.260 - VESTING - TO ALLOW FOR A ONE-TIME ECONOMIC HARDSHIP EXTENSION OF ISSUED LAND USE APPROVALS
156 - 162
    2. CB 13613 - AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET REVISING STAFFING IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND REALLOCATING EXPENDITURES IN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT, TOURISM AND HOME GRANT FUNDS; AND REDUCING EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND, PLACING THE RESULTING $4,284.00 GENERAL FUND SURPLUS INTO ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES
163 - 167
    3. CB 13614 - AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT FOR A WASHINGTON FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $5,000.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND
168 - 170
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, May 24, 2010


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
05/19/2010 10:00 AM
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