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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, April 26, 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 Wednesday, April 28, @ 12:00 PM at the Worker Memorial Monument on the Bellingham Library Lawn, there will be a Remembrance Ceremony in observance of Worker Memorial Day.

On Wednesday, April 28th @ 6:30 PM in the RE Sources meeting rooms, above the RE Store at 2309 Meridian, there will be a presentation of survey data showing changes in Bellingham residents’ travel habits from 2004 to 2009. Following the presentation there will be a small groups brainstorming session for ideas about what could be done to help residents overcome obstacles to making more Smart Trips. Council Members have been invited to participate and we encourage members of the public to attend.

On Monday, May 3 @ 6:30 PM in City Council Chambers, the Bellingham City Council’s Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources Committee will host a public meeting regarding the Lake Whatcom Management Program, 2010-2014 Work Plan. There is a 30 day comment period underway, and this meeting is designed to provide the public an opportunity to ask questions of and provide feedback to City and County officials and staff about the draft plan. The draft plan and commenting instructions are available on the County and City websites.

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. COUNCIL PRESENTATION ON THE PICKFORD FILM CENTER’S DREAM SPACE DOWNTOWN THEATER PROJECT
1
    2. PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL BY WERNER BRÖG OF SOCIALDATA’S 2009 MODE SHIFT FOLLOW-UP SURVEY RESULTS
2
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. **PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT TO TITLE 21 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TO ALLOW FOR THE EXTENSION OF CERTAIN LAND USE APPROVALS
3 - 44
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 - 1:45 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. SURPLUS RESCUE VEHICLE #471
45 - 47
    2. **REDUCING A PROGRAM SPECIALIST POSITION AS WELL AS AN ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN POSITION FROM 1.0 FTE TO .05 FTE AND CREATING A NEW 1.0 FTE ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN POSITION IN THE PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
48 - 52
    3. AMENDMENT TO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR ADMINISTERING SURCHARGE FUNDS GENERATED AS A RESULT OF SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2060 AND RCW 36.22.178
53 - 64
    4. REVIEW OF 1ST QUARTER 2010 FINANCIAL REPORT
65 - 67
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP


    1. BID AWARD FOR 2010 ANNUAL OVERLAY PROGRAM, PROJECT NO. ES-433, BID NO. 16B-2010
68 - 72
    2. NOISE VARIANCE REQUEST FOR WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OF INTERSTATE 5 ON/OFF RAMP RECONSTRUCTION WORK
73 - 77
    3. TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE (PUGET SOUND) LLC FRANCHISE NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE
78 - 96
PARKS & RECREATION    2:15 PM - 2:35 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP


    1. GREENWAY ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT TO COUNCIL
97 - 98
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    2:35 PM - 3:05 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF OPTIONS FOR INCENTIVE ZONING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
99 - 133
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:05 PM - 3:10 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:10 PM - 4:15 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (HOISINGTON – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. LITIGATION: (HOFSTETTER V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    5. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 15 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 APPOINTMENT OF DANIEL HAMMILL AND JUAN BALDOVINOS TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
134 - 136
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. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF $5,000.00 IN GRANT FUNDS.
137 - 141
    2. BID AWARD FOR BRASS SERVICE AND THREADED FITTINGS, SOLICITATION NO. 18B-2010
142 - 143
    3. WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL BID FOR ALUMINUM SULFATE, SOLICITATION NO. 17B-2010
144 - 145
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MARCH 16, 2010 TO MARCH 31, 2010.
146
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. CB 13554 – AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE REGULATIONS, PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS TO THE SIZE LIMIT FOR RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN LIMITED AREAS OF THE CITY BY AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.00.080; 20.00.110; 20.10.025; 20.38.050.C AND 20.38.050.D
147 - 162
    2. CB 13610 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $9,400.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND
163 - 169
    3. CB 13611 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $147,662 OF EXPENDITURES FROM ESTIMATED ENDING RESTRICTED RESERVE CAPITAL IN THE ARTERIAL STREET CONSTRUCTION FUND.
170 - 172
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, May 10, 2010


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
05/05/2010 10:00 AM
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