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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, February 22, 2010

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 12:30 PM TO 4:05 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:
CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
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. EVENING PRESENTATION**INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY PRESENTATION AND RESOLUTION
1 - 4
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. REVIEW OF SIX COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT PROPOSALS TO ESTABLISH THE DOCKET OF POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS THAT WILL BE REVIEWED IN 2010
4 - 153
EXECUTIVE SESSION    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LABOR RELATIONS – (Hoisington – Approx 10 min)
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (Hoisington – Approx. 10 min.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (Reardanz – Approx. 10 min.)
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:

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. BID AWARD, WEST ILLINOIS/TIMPSON WAY STREET EXTENSION, BID NO. 95B-2009; PROJECT NO. ES-310
154 - 158
PARKS & RECREATION    1:35 PM - 1:40 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP


    1. BID AWARD, CORDATA PARK PHASE 1 TRAILS, BID NO. 105B-2009
159 - 163
FINANCE & PERSONNEL    1:40 PM - 2:05 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. AN UPDATE BY THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT ON ISSUES WITH WHATCOM COUNTY RELATED TO THE 2010 MEDIC ONE BUDGET, THE PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAM AND ANTICIPATED NEXT STEPS
164 - 172
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE    2:05 PM - 2:45 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UPDATE
173
    2. COUNCIL UPDATE ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
174
    3. **RESOLUTION REQUESTING ADVICE FROM THE WATERFRONT ADVISORY GROUP CONCERNING THE WATERFRONT SUBAREA MASTER PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS
175 - 178
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR COMMITTEE     2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN


    1. CONSIDERATION OF THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED ADVISORY BOARD’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CITY’S ONGOING WATERSHED LAND ACQUISITION PROGRAM
179 - 187
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:00 PM - 4:05 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A PETITION TO VACATE THE ALLEY LOCATED WITHIN BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY’S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN
188 - 200
    2. CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A QUASI JUDICIAL REZONE OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1906 WILSON AVENUE
201 - 312
    3. A WORKSESSION TO CONSIDER OPTIONS FOR AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE EXCEPTIONS TO THE CURRENT 90,000 SQUARE FOOT RETAIL SIZE CAP
313 - 333
    4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
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 SARAH CAMPBELL TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
334
    3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF RACHEL MYERS TO THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
335 - 336
    4. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF DAN WELCH AS THE BIRCHWOOD REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
337 - 338
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. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JANUARY 29, 2010 TO FEBRUARY 5, 2010.
339
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 5, 2010 TO FEBRUARY 12, 2010.
340
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JANUARY 16, 2010 TO JANUARY 31, 2010.
341
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. CB 13594 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AND ADDITIONAL $348,881.80 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND.
342 - 345
    2. CB 13595 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.04 RELATED TO THE BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
346 - 348
    3. CB 13596 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 6.16 RELATED TO THE LICENSING OF CABARET DANCE BUSINESSES.
349 - 351
    4. CB 13597 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $40,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2009.
352 - 354
    5. CB 13598 - AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $25,780.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE SURFACE AND STORMWATER UTILITY FUND.
355 - 357
    6. CB 13599 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE GIS SPECIALIST POSITION IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND REALLOCATING EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO ACCOMMODATE THE ADDITIONAL COST.
358 - 360
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 15, 2010

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