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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, May 24, 2010

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:05 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:
CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
On Tuesday, May 25th, 12:00 – 1:30 PM in the Mayor’s Boardroom, City Council’s Committee of the Whole will attend a briefing regarding the process for the Comcast Franchise Renewal process.

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 Barkley.

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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PUBLIC HEARING
    1. DRAFT 2011-2016 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM ALSO KNOWN AS THE 6-YEAR TIP
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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:

FINANCE & PERSONNEL    1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. **ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR A 24 MONTH, LIMITED-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR POSITION
36 - 38
    2. **RESOLUTION ENDORSING FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
39 - 79
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:15 PM – 1:20 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP


    1. BID AWARD FOR 2010 WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT, 12TH STREET RESURFACING AND WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT. EW-176, BID NO. 31B-2010
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PARKS & RECREATION    1:20 PM – 1:40 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP


    1. CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATE: PROJECTS AT BOULEVARD PARK – PATTLE POINT TRESTLE, SHORELINE IMPROVEMENTS, OVER WATER WALKWAY
84 - 86
    2. **ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING FUNDS FROM THE GREENWAYS ENDOWMENT INTEREST INCOME
87 - 95
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:40 PM – 2:20 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. **ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE 2009 WASHINGTON STATE BUILDING CODE, THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE AND THE ELECTRICAL CODE
96 - 134
    2. REVIEW OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WHATCOM COUNTY FOR THE BENNETT/BAKERVIEW/AIRPORT DRIVE ANNEXATION AREA
135 - 143
    3. PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS OF ADDITIONAL RESEARCH ON RENTAL UNIT LICENSING AND INSPECTION PROGRAMS AND DISCUSSION OF OPTIONS FOR A POSSIBLE BELLINGHAM ORDINANCE
144 - 175
    4. PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS OF RESEARCH INTO POLICY OPTIONS FOR REGULATING MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT SOUND IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
176 - 195
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:20 PM – 2:50 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:50 PM – 3:05 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION: SKEERS V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (HOISINGTON – 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 APPOINTMENTS FOR THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION: STEVE LECOCQ FOR THE KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD AND JULIA MCLEAN FOR THE SEHOME NEIGHBORHOOD FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
196 - 198
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. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 30, 2010 TO MAY 7, 2010.
199
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MAY 7, 2010 TO MAY 14, 2010.
200
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM APRIL 16, 2010 TO APRIL 30, 2010.
201
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. CB 13608 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BMC 13.70 MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION CONCURRENCY
202 - 221
    2. CB 13615 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 GENERAL FUND BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF A $500,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY CREDIT ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM, APPROPRIATING $487,500.00 AND PLACING THE REMAINING $12,500.00 IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVE.
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    3. CB 13617 - AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $75,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE TOURISM FUND FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PICKFORD FILM CENTER
225 - 227
    4. CB 13618 - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING, TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE (PUGET SOUND) LLC, A WASHINGTON LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS, GRANTEES AND ASSIGNS, THE NONEXCLUSIVE RIGHT, PRIVILEGE, AUTHORITY AND FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, MAINTAIN, REMOVE, REPLACE, AND REPAIR EXISTING PIPELINE FACILITIES, TOGETHER WITH EQUIPMENT AND APPURTENANCES THERETO, FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND BYPRODUCTS WITHIN AND THROUGH THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
228 - 246
    5. CB 13619 - AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $216,965.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF SETTLING A LEGAL DISPUTE REGARDING THE BUSINESS ACTIVITIES OF ENCOGEN NORTHWEST, L.P.
247 - 252
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, June 07, 2010


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
06/02/2010 10:00 AM
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