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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, August 16, 2010

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 4:20 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, September 9, at 10:00 AM in City Council Chambers there will be a Special Meeting to discuss Comcast Franchise Renewal Agreement.

On Monday, September 13, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing related to the adoption of an ordinance to implement the Fountain District Urban Village Subarea Plan and development regulations.

On Monday, October 11, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be two Public Hearings related to 1) a City-initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments to modify the existing Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood Plan and 2) A Comprehensive Plan Amendment and site-specific rezone for Area 23 of the Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood.

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:

PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO INITIATE THE REVIEW PROCESS FOR AN ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 120 ACRES LOCATED IN BELLINGHAM’S YEW STREET URBAN GROWTH AREA KNOWN AS THE YEW STREET ROAD EAST ANNEXATION
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PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:20 PM - 2:05 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP


    1. DISCUSSION REGARDING EXPANSION AT THE POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
100 - 126
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    2:05 PM - 2:15 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BMC 2.44, TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO AUTHORIZE THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO SERVE AS A CITIZEN ADVISORY GROUP TO THE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT.
127 - 129
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:15 PM - 3:05 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. COMCAST FRANCHISE RENEWAL: PROJECT UPDATE PRESENTATION OF CABLE TELEVISION RENEWAL INFORMAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT
130 - 144
    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:05 PM - 4:20 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (REARDANZ – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (REARDANZ – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION- (REARDANZ – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    4. PENDING LITIGATION: PORT OF BELLINGHAM V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 30 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/REAPPOINTMENT FOR THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION OF RAY BALLWEG, CHRISTOPHER GRANNIS, HOWARD STEINER, ADRIENNE LEDERER, AND KIRSTI CHARLTON. FOR COUNCIL INFORMATION ONLY
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FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 16.55.080, 16.55.130, 16.55.230, 16.55.270, 16.55.330, 16.55.340, 16.55.420, 16.55.460, AND 16.55.510 OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM’S CRITICAL AREAS ORDINANCE CREATING AND EXEMPTION FOR DEMOLITION AND CERTAIN DEVELOPMENT IN GEOLOGICALLY HAZARDOUS AREAS AS WELL AS IF SAME DEVELOPMENT IS NON CONFORMING, ALLOW CERTAIN PERVIOUS FEATURES IN SETBACKS, ADDITION OF A DEFINITION FOR CRITICAL ROOT ZONE, RELIEF FROM BUFFER STANDARDS IF BUFFER AREAS ARE FUNCTIONALLY DISCONNECTED BY A PUBLIC ROAD AND OTHER NON-SUBSTANTIVE CLARIFICATIONS AND CORRECTIONS
146 - 153
    2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 16.60.070 TO MAKE THE MAXIMUM AREA EXEMPT FROM THE CITY'S CLEARING ORDINANCE CONSISTENT WITH THE AREA EXEMPTIONS FOR THE CITY'S STORMWATER AND CRITICAL AREAS AND LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR ORDINANCES
154 - 156
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF AN $888,551.00 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY “SAFER” GRANT IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND
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    4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $110,228.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADDITION OF FOUR NEW FIREFIGHTER POSITIONS IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
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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, September 13, 2010


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
09/08/2010 10:00 AM
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