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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, January 25, 2010

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:20 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

January 26 - 27, Council Members Terry Bornemann, Seth Fleetwood, Michael Lilliquist and Stan Snapp will be attending the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Action Conference in Olympia.

February 22, @ 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding the docket of proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments for 2010.

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
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE QUASI JUDICIAL REZONE OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1906 WILSON AVENUE
1 - 97
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:

FINANCE & PERSONNEL    1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES COUNCIL UPDATE
98 - 101
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:15 - 1:25 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP


    1. APPOINTMENT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CAPITAL FACILITIES ADVISORY TASK FORCE FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
102 - 116
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    1:25 PM - 1:30 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. **AN ORDINANCE FOR APPROPRIATION OF GRANT FUNDS FROM AMERICAN RECOVERY AND INVESTMENT ACT FOR THE RESURFACING OF BAKERVIEW AND HANNEGAN ROADS, ES-414
117 - 121
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:30 - 3:15 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    2. PRESENTATION OF BELLINGHAM EMPLOYMENT LANDS STUDY – PHASE II
131 - 182
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. A PROPOSAL ESTABLISHING THE SCOPE OF THE REQUIRED 2011 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE
122 - 130
    3. A WORKSESSION TO CONSIDER EXCEPTIONS TO THE 90,000 SQUARE FOOT SIZE LIMIT FOR RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS
183 - 205
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:15 PM - 3:20 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. 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 MICHAEL REED TO THE SEHOME HILL ARBORETUM BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
206 - 207
    3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF KELLY HART TO THE TOURISM COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
208 - 209
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. RECLASSIFICATION OF JOB DUTIES IN PARKING SERVICES
210 - 212
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM DECEMBER 18, 2009 to DECEMBER 31, 2009.
213
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM DECEMBER 31, 2009 TO JANUARY 8, 2010.
214
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JANUARY 8, 2010 TO JANUARY 15, 2010.
215
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR payroll FROM DECEMBER 16, 2009 TO DECEMBER 31, 2009.
216
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    CB 13589 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATED TO LEASING OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY, AMENDING BMC SECTION 4.88.015 TO REFLECT OWNERSHIP CHANGES IN PROPERTIES, AND ADD THE FEDERAL BUILDING LEASES TO THE EXEMPTION SECTION.
217 - 219
    2. CB 13590 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 15.04.105 REGARDING FEES FOR SEWER LIEN FILINGS.
220 - 222
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, February 08, 2010


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
02/03/2010 10:00 AM
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