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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, July 15, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS: 10:30 AM; 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PAGE 2-3 OF AGENDA)

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:

On Wednesday, July 17, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Lobby, City and Port staff will be available to discuss the Waterfront District proposal and answer questions at an informational open house.

On Monday, August 5, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the proposed Waterfront District Sub-Area Plan, Development Regulations, Design Standards, Planned Action Ordinance, Development Agreement and Facilities Interlocal Agreement.

On Monday, August 12, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the emergency Ordinances approved on July 1st, adopting interim zoning for the cultivation of medical marijuana for personal use and in collective gardens and imposing a moratorium on the establishment of facilities producing, processing and retailing recreational marijuana.

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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PUBLIC HEARING
    1. CONSIDERATION OF REQUESTS TO DOCKET COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS FOR REVIEW IN THE 2013-14 CITY WORK PROGRAM LOCATED IN SAMISH, HAPPY VALLEY AND CORDATA NEIGHBORHOODS, MERIDIAN, CORNWALL PARK AND SOUTH NEIGHBORHOODS; AND A CITY-WIDE UPDATE TO THE PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE PLAN
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:

PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    09:00 AM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN


    NO MEETING
PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT    10:30 AM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    1. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $750,000 IN AVAILABLE HUD FUNDING FOR LOW INCOME HOUSING
    2. A DISCUSSION REGARDING THE CONCEPT OF OPPORTUNITY ZONES
WATERFRONT/DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT    1:00 PM to 2:10 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); CATHY LEHMAN; JACK WEISS


    1. STAFF PRESENTATION REGARDING THE PROPOSED WATERFRONT DISTRICT SUB-AREA PLAN AND RELATED DOCUMENTS
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    2:10 PM - 2:35 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; STAN SNAPP


    1. UPDATES ON SQUALICUM CREEK CORRIDOR PROJECTS: SQUALICUM CREEK RE-ROUTE (EV-110), JAMES STREET BRIDGE (ER-09), ORCHARD STREET EXTENSION (ES-440), BAY TO BAKER TRAIL (PD3003-X)
    2. REPORT REGARDING THE JULY 8, 2013, LAKE WHATCOM POLICY GROUP MEETING
FINANCE AND PERSONNEL    2:35 PM - 2:50 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; STAN SNAPP


    1. BID AWARD FOR BILL MCDONALD PARKWAY SIDEWALK PROJECT, BID #42B-2013, ES-0474
    2. **AN ORDINANCE APPROVING ISSUANCE OF 2013 WATER AND SEWER REVENUE BONDS IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $17,000,000
    3. BUSINESS AND OCCUPATION TAX EXEMPTION DISCUSSION
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. ARMY STREET PROJECT BRIEFING AND STATUS
    2. DISCUSSION OF A DRAFT ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC DISTURBANCE NOISE RELATED TO CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES AND TO DISCUSS CONDUCTING A PUBLIC HEARING
    3. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE REGULATION OF AMATEUR RADIO ANTENNAS
    4. 2013 STATE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW
    5. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    6. 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 SCOT BARG AND ANNE-MARIE FAIOLA TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
    3. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF DAVID WARREN TO THE BELLINGHAM/WHATCOM PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT
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. OPERATIONS DATA ASSISTANT RECLASSIFICATION
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JUNE 21, 2013 THROUGH JUNE 27, 2013
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JUNE 26, 2013 THROUGH JULY 4, 2013
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL JUNE 11, 2013 THROUGH JUNE 25, 2013
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL JUNE 26, 2013 THROUGH JULY 10, 2013
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 262.5 ACRES OF UNINCORPORATED PROPERTY LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE BELLINGHAM CITY LIMITS AND COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY ALDRICH ROAD ANNEXATION; ASSIGNING CITY LAND USE AND ZONING DESIGNATIONS AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $33,282.00 IN THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER FUND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADDITION OF ONE NEW POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NATURAL RESOURCES GROUP, FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $180,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING RESTRICTED RESERVES CAPITAL IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PAY FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE ARTIFICIAL TURF AT CIVIC FIELD
    4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $30,000.00 IN THE GOLF COURSE FUND TO COMPLETE THE WASH BAY EQUIPMENT FACILITIES PROJECTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS YEAR, FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES
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, August 05, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
07/31/2013 10:00 AM
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