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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, February 28, 2011

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 4:15 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, March 14, 1:00 - 1:55 PM in Council Chambers there will be a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board to review and approve an Interlocal Agreement between WTA and the TBD and an Interlocal Agreement between the TBD and the City of Bellingham.

The March 14th City Council Committee Meetings will begin at 2:00 pm following the TBD Meetings.

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. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY PRESENTATION
1 - 2
    2. RECOGNITION OF JIM BISHOP FOR SEVEN YEARS SERVICE ON THE BELLINGHAM PLANNING COMMISSION
3 - 5
    3. INTRODUCTION OF NEW PORT OF BELLINGHAM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHARLIE SHELDON
6
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. PUBLIC HEARING UNDER BMC 4.84.020 TO CONSIDER SURPLUS PROPERTY DECLARATIONS FOR THREE PROPERTIES LOCATED ON SUNSET DRIVE AND DETERMINATION OF METHOD OF DISPOSITION
7 - 12
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
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. PRESENTATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP OF CITY SITES INCLUDING TIMING AND ESTIMATED COSTS
13 - 19
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE    1:15 PM – 1:30 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
20 - 24
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:30 PM – 1:40 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. BELLINGHAM CITY HALL NOMINATION TO BE PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
25 - 53
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:40 PM – 2:45 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 15.08.230 AND 15.12.175 REVISING WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT CHARGES [SDCS] RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION FOR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL HOMES
54 - 56
    2. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 17.20.010 AND 17.20.030 TO CLARIFY THAT THE CITY HAS ADOPTED THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE AS AMENDED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AND TO ESTABLISH A NEW GRADE STANDARD FOR FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROADS
57 - 171
    3. SUNNYLAND INFLOW AND INFILTRATION [I&I] PROJECT UPDATE
172 - 192
    4. POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS - PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICES CONTRACTS AND OUTREACH ACTIVITIES; PROJECT NO. EU-145
193 - 202
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR)


    1. BELLINGHAM SISTER CITIES UPDATE TO COUNCIL
203
    2. NEWLY PROPOSED SISTER CITY OF TSETSERLEG, MONGOLIA
204
    3. SECOND OPERATING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY [BPDA]
205 - 254
    4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:10 PM – 4:15 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    6. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER – 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 DIANE BLAKE TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
255 - 256
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. **ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET FOR RECEIPT OF GRANT FUNDS FROM THE NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY AND THE CORRESPONDING EXPENDITURES.
257 - 264
    2. **ORDINANCE CORRECTING AN ERROR IN THE CORDATA TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS, BMC 20.00.045
265 - 273
    3. **ORDINANCE CORRECTING AN ERROR IN THE KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD ZONING TABLE
274 - 281
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 4, 2011 TO FEBRUARY 10, 2011
282
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 11, 2011 TO FEBRUARY 17, 2011
283
    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 18, 2011 TO FEBRUARY 24, 2011
284
    7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JANUARY 16, 2011 TO JANUARY 31, 2011
285
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $5,120.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND, AND $1,705.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECLASSIFYING TWO POSITIONS IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT
286 - 289
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CREATING A SPECIAL REVENUE FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR REVENUE AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT
290 - 293
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION GRANT TO PROVIDE FOR SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING BEACONS FOR HAPPY VALLEY AND LARRABEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AND APPROPRIATING $15,000.00 FOR THEIR PURCHASE
294 - 296
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, March 14, 2011


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
03/09/2011 10:00 AM
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