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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, September 27, 2010

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, October 4, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a City Council Resolution in opposition to I-1100 and I-1105.

On Monday, October 11, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding the 2011 Budget - Revenue Forecast and Property Tax Levy.

On Monday, October 11, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers, there will be two Public Hearings related to: 1) 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.

On Monday, October 25, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding York Neighborhood Plan amendments.

On Monday, November 1, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding Silver Beach Neighborhood Plan amendments.

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.
Page No
PRESENTATION
    1. AWARD PRESENTATION FROM NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY TO THE POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
1 - 4
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. AMENDMENT AND REZONE WITHIN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN
5 - 29
    2. AMENDMENT TO THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN
30 - 54
    3. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE OF AREA 1C OF THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD
55 - 84
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:

WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE    1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UPDATE
85
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. **AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE FOUNTAIN DISTRICT URBAN VILLAGE SUBAREA PLAN AND CORRESPONDING CHANGES TO THE ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
86 - 239
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP


    1. CONVEYANCE OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY AT CORNWALL AVENUE AND MAPLE STREET TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
240 - 253
    2. **A 2010 BUDGET ORDINANCE FOR THE RECEIPT OF AN ASSIGNMENT OF FUNDS FROM BANK OF THE PACIFIC FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TULL ROAD
254 - 258
    3. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 15.04 RELATING TO UTILITY BILL DELINQUENCIES
259 - 264
    4. FIRE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING ON INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE APPLICATION AND ENFORCEMENT
265
    5. **AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW SECTION TO BMC 11.16 TO AUTHORIZE AND REGULATE AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMERAS
266 - 275
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A PETITION TO VACATE THE PORTION OF COWGILL AVENUE ABUTTING BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY’S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN
276 - 289
    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
    4. AT THIS TIME THE BELLINGHAM CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILL ADJOURN THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND CALL TO ORDER THE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1 BOARD.
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    3:20 PM - 3:25 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF TBD MEETING MINUTES
    2. AT THIS TIME THE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1 BOARD PRESIDENT WILL ADJOURN AND CALL THE BELLINGHAM CITY COUNCIL MEETING BACK TO ORDER AND THEN ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION.
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:25 PM - 4:15 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    6. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (HOISINGTON – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    7. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    8. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – 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 REAPPOINTMENT OF BOB ROSS TO THE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
290
    3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF NICHOLAS SUND AND REAPPOINTMENT OF WARREN ROSENTHAL TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
291 - 292
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. LITTLE SQUALICUM PARK PLANTING AND MAINTENANCE BID AWARD, BID #39B-2010
293 - 298
    2. BID AWARD FOR WATER TREATMENT PLANT MOTOR CONTROL CENTER – 1 (MCC-1), BID #56B-2010
299 - 300
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 TO SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
301
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 TO SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
302 - 303
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM AUGUST 16, 2010 TO AUGUST 31, 2010
304 - 307
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. CB 13642 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $235,720.19 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE FLEET FUND TO PURCHASE NINE CROWN VICTORIA POLICE PATROL VEHICLES AHEAD OF SCHEDULED REPLACEMENT DATES IN 2011 AND 2012
308 - 311
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 04, 2010


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
09/29/2010 10:00 AM
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