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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, December 09, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:15 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, December 16, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a joint public hearing with the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District Board to consider the Proposed sale by the City of Bellingham of a Conservation Easement for the Chuckanut Community Forest (aka Chuckanut Ridge, Fairhaven Highlands, and Hundred Acre Wood) to the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District.

On Monday, January 6, 2014 the Bellingham City Council will hold its annual reorganization meeting at 1:00 PM in the Mayor's Boardroom. There will be a Swearing in of newly elected officials at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers.

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 REGARDING C-SPAN'S 2013 CITIES TOUR VISIT TO BELLINGHAM
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. **CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD NARRATIVES AND MODIFY THE LAND USE DESIGNATION MAPS FOR THE SAMISH, HAPPY VALLEY, AND CORDATA NEIGHBORHOODS AND AMEND THE ZONING TABLE FOR AREA 17A OF CORDATA
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:

PARKS AND RECREATION    1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. **A 2013 BUDGET ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING USE OF UP TO $75,000 FROM THE CEMETERY CASH ENDOWED CARE RESERVE TO OFFSET DECLINING REVENUES
    2. SQUALICUM CREEK PARK PHASE THREE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT BID AWARD, BID NO. 77B-2013
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:05 PM - 2:10 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. 2014 WORK PLAN AMENDMENTS TO THE FIRE DISTRICT 8 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES CONTRACT
    2. SPECIAL PURPOSE FACILITY INTERLOCAL LEASE AGREEMENT
    3. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT
    4. **ORDINANCE ADOPTING A BASE RATE FOR 2014 TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES, PER BMC 19.06
    5. PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS DIVISION UPDATE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:10 PM - 2:35 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. **A RESOLUTION TO COMMEND THE WELLNESS COMMITTEE AND REAFFIRM SUPPORT OF THE EXISTING WELLNESS PROGRAM
    2. LIBRARY UPDATE
    3. AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN WHATCOM COUNTY, THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, AND THE PORT OF BELLINGHAM REGARDING A COORDINATED APPROACH TO FUNDING AND CONTRACTING WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROVIDERS
    4. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET TRANSFERRING PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF 1100 CORNWALL AVENUE FROM THE PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FUND TO THE PARKING SERVICES FUND
    5. ADOPTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM'S 2014 ANNUAL BUDGET
    6. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET AUTHORIZING A RESTRUCTURING OF THE $1,800,000.00 LOAN FROM THE NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION AND RESTORATION FUND TO THE PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT
    7. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    8. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:35 PM - 3:15 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LABOR RELATIONS UPDATE - (KLEMANSKI – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (STAMPS – 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 REAPPOINTMENT OF CHARLES BERLEMAN TO THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    3. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF GREG WINTER TO THE BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM COUNTY COMMISSION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
    4. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF CAROLYN CASEY AND LONI RAHM TO THE TOURISM COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
    5. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF PATRICK MCKEE TO THE MAYOR'S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION AS THE SUNNYLAND PRIMARY REPRESENTATIVE
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.**2013 BUDGET ORDINANCE RECLASSIFYING ONE RECORDS SUPERVISOR POSITION TO A POLICE SUPPORT SERVICES SPECIALIST
    2. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET BY CREATING THE WATERFRONT CONSTRUCTION FUND
    3. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY - WHATCOM COUNTY RURAL LIBRARY DISTRICT MUTUAL EXTENSION OF BORROWING PRIVILEGES AND SERVICES.
    4. 2014 INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY - BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE LIBRARY ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE BTC CONNECTION
    5. 2014 INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY - WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE WWU CONNECTION
    6. 2014 INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY - WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE LIBRARY ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE WCC CONNECTION
    7. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF BLAINE FOR USE OF BELLINGHAM'S VACTOR WASTE TRANSFER FACILITY
    8. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF LYNDEN FOR USE OF BELLINGHAM'S VACTOR WASTE TRANSFER FACILITY
    9. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WHATCOM COUNTY FOR USE OF BELLINGHAM'S VACTOR WASTE TRANSFER FACILITY
    10. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR USE OF BELLINGHAM'S VACTOR WASTE TRANSFER FACILITY
    11. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD NOVEMBER 8, 2013 THROUGH NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    12. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD NOVEMBER 15, 2013 THROUGH NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    13. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL NOVEMBER 9, 2013 THROUGH NOVEMBER 25, 2013
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF THE FULL WIDTH OF G STREET BETWEEN THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF ROEDER AVENUE AND THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF WEST CHESTNUT GENERALLY LOCATED WITHIN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT ALL WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING, AMENDING THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE CBD NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, INCLUDING LAND USE AREAS 2B, 4, 7, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20 AND 21, AND AMENDING THE LAND USE DEVELOPMENT CODE (TITLE 20), FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT SUB-AREA PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AND DESIGN STANDARDS
    3. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON ESTABLISHING A NEW CHAPTER IN BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TITLE 16 - ENVIRONMENT AND CREATING THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT PLANNED ACTION PURSUANT TO THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT
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, December 16, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
12/11/2013 10:00 AM
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