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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, September 30, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS: WATERFRONT COMMITTEE 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, October 14th, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a 2013 Water System Plan update for Council approval.

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 BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY TO THE CITY FOR THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT'S OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. **AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND BMC 10.24.120 (C)(4) RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION NOISE IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS
    2. PUBLIC HEARING ON A RECENTLY ADOPTED EMERGENCY ORDINANCE CREATING INTERIM ZONING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FACILITIES PRODUCING, PROCESSING AND RETAILING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA.
WATERFRONT/DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); CATHY LEHMAN; JACK WEISS


    THE FOLLOWING ARE HEARD IN BOTH COMMITTEE SESSIONS AND REGULAR MEETING IN ORDER BELOW: COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND. NOTE: THERE IS GENERALLY NO PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR COMMITTEE SESSIONS. STANDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS RECEIVE REPORTS AND INFORMATION, ASK QUESTIONS AND, WHEN APPROPRIATE, VOTE ON A RECOMMENDED ACTION FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE FULL COUNCIL AT THE REGULAR MEETING. COMMITTEE CHAIRS GIVE A REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE MEETING AT THE REGULAR MEETING IN THE EVENING PRIOR TO DELIBERATION AND FORMAL VOTE IN THE ORDER SHOWN BELOW: 1. WATERFRONT DISTRICT SUBAREA PLAN AND RELATED DOCUMENTS
FINANCE AND PERSONNEL    1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; STAN SNAPP


    1. **ORDINANCE TO MODIFY THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING THE AUTHORITY AND USE OF ACCEPTING DONATIONS
    2. **BUDGET ORDINANCE ACCEPTING DONATION BEING GIVEN TO THE BELLINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT    1:10 PM - 1:20 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    1. **RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A SCHEDULE FOR JOINT CITY/COUNTY REVIEW OF URBAN GROWTH AREAS
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:20 PM - 1:35 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. **ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 15.36.020 ALLOWING LIMITED SEWER MAIN EXTENSIONS IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT SERVICE AREA TO PROTECT BASIC PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:35 PM - 1:40 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    1:40 PM - 1:45 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION: LAURIE CARLSON V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (BRADY – APPROX. 5 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.
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. **RESOLUTION SETTING THE DATE AND TIME FOR A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE HEARING EXAMINER FOR CONSIDERATION OF A PETITION TO VACATE AN UNNAMED RIGHT-OF-WAY NORTH OF W. BAKERVIEW ROAD BETWEEN PACIFIC HIGHWAY AND DOVER STREET
    2. **RESOLUTION SETTING THE DATE AND TIME FOR A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE HEARING EXAMINER FOR CONSIDERATION OF A PETITION TO VACATE CERTAIN RIGHT-OF-WAYS WITHIN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT (PORTIONS OF ARMY STREET, CENTRAL AVENUE, OAK STREET AND PORTIONS OF C, D, E AND F STREET)
    3. **RESOLUTION SETTING THE DATE AND TIME FOR A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE HEARING EXAMINER FOR CONSIDERATION OF A PETITION TO VACATE CERTAIN RIGHT-OF-WAYS WITHIN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT (PORTION OF G STREET)
    4. **RESOLUTION SETTING THE DATE AND TIME FOR A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE HEARING EXAMINER FOR CONSIDERATION OF A PETITION TO VACATE CERTAIN RIGHT-OF-WAYS WITHIN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT (PORTIONS OF WEST IVY STREET, H STREET, CENTRAL AVENUE, LAUREL STREET AND WEST MAPLE STREET)
    5. **BUDGET ORDINANCE FOR RECLASSIFICATION OF THE RESOURCE CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST POSITION TO A FACILITIES PROJECT MANAGER IN THE PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS DIVISION
    6. **BUDGET ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $228,828.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND RELATED TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDS.
    7. **BUDGET ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE 2013 BUDGET TO ACCEPT A GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    8. COUNCIL MEMBER MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE
    9. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
    10. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
    11. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO THE PERMANENT CLOSURE OF 20TH STREET FROM WILSON AVENUE TO OLD FAIRHAVEN PARKWAY TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PADDEN CREEK DAYLIGHTING PROJECT
    2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 13.70.020, 13.70.030, AND 13.70.060 TO ADOPT STANDARDS FOR REQUIRING PROJECT-SPECIFIC TRANSPORTATION IMPACT ANALYSIS AT PRE-APPLICATION STAGE OF PROJECT REVIEW
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND BY $610,000.00 AS A RESULT OF AN INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES FOR THREE BELLINGHAM BAY HABITAT RESTORATION PROJECTS IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
    4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE WASTEWATER FUND FROM THE ISSUANCE OF REVENUE BONDS TO PAY FOR THE EXPANSION OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WASTEWATER SYSTEM AND APPROPRIATING $16,039,500.45 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES
    5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED
    6. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $8,450.00 IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, AS A RESULT OF A GRANT AWARD FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION
    7. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TERMS TO MAKE THEM GENDER NEUTRAL, CORRECTING INTERNAL INCONSISTENCIES WITHIN THE CODE AND REPEALING OBSOLETE PROVISIONS, AMENDING AND REPEALING NUMEROUS SECTIONS WITHIN TITLE 3 - PERSONNEL
    8. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE IN ORDER TO CLASSIFY PENALTIES, MAKE CIVIL INFRACTION THE DEFAULT PENALTY, CLARIFY PENALTY PROVISIONS, AND STANDARDIZE PENALTY PROVISIONS
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, October 14, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
10/09/2013 10:00 AM
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