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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, June 18, 2012

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 Monday, June 18th, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a worksession of the Council's Planning & Community Development Committee regarding the Fairhaven Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Urban Village Plan.

On Monday, July 2nd, 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone request by Alliance Properties of property generally located in Areas 5 and 13 of the King Mountain Neighborhood, at the northern terminus of James Street, north of East Bakerview Road. The applicant requests to change the zoning and land use designations from Multifamily Residential, 4,300 square foot density to Urban Village, King Mountain.

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. SINGING PRESENTATION BY NORTHERN HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
    2. RECOGNITION OF 2012 ESSENCE OF BELLINGHAM PHOTO COMPETITION WINNERS
    3. EXISTING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE BAN OF FIREWORKS
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    1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. APPROVAL FOR MAYOR TO ENTER INTO DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY LOAN FOR PADDEN CREEK DAYLIGHTING IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,426,000
    2. APPROVAL FOR MAYOR TO ENTER INTO DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT FOR PADDEN CREEK DAYLIGHTING IN THE AMOUNT OF $500,000.
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    1:10 PM - 1:50 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. 2013-2018 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (6-YEAR TIP)
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:50 PM - 2:15 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP


    1. **AN ORDINANCE TO PREVENT THE RELEASE AND SPREAD OF NONINDIGENOUS AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES INFESTATIONS
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN


    1. A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE FOR APPROXIMATELY 113 ACRES IN AREAS 5 AND 6, SAMISH NEIGHBORHOOD. APPLICANT: FREE SPIRIT ENTERPRISES, LLC. OWNER: PADDEN TRAILS, LLC
    2. CONSIDERATION OF THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN VILLAGE PLAN, DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AND DESIGN STANDARDS
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:00 PM - 3:05 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:05 PM - 4:15 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION: JEWELS V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (BRADY – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. LITIGATION: CITY OF BELLINGHAM, ET AL V. DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY, ET AL. RE SQUALICUM RIDGE ROAD APPEAL - (MARRINER – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: CLAIM NO. 2012-09 - (BRADY – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    5. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (BRADY – APPROX. 20 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 MARILYN MARYNICK AND DAVID ROBERTS TO THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    3. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF MARK BUEHRER AND CHRISTINA MAGINNIS TO THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    4. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF PETER BORDER AND REAPPOINTMENT OF CHRIS FOSS TO THE WHATCOM MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    5. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF JEAN HAMILTON AS THE SEHOME NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MAYOR'S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
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 CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD MAY 18, 2012 THROUGH MAY 24, 2012
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD MAY 25, 2012 THROUGH MAY 31, 2012
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JUNE 1, 2012 THROUGH JUNE 7, 2012
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL MAY 26, 2012 THROUGH JUNE 8, 2012
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING; REQUESTING THAT A SPECIAL ELECTION BE HELD CONCURRENT WITH THE NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION FOR SUBMISSION TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF A PROPOSITION TO LIFT THE LIMIT ON REGULAR PROPERTY TAXES UNDER CHAPTER 84.55 RCW FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSING; DECLARING THE EXISTENCE OF AN EMERGENCY UNDER CHAPTER 84.52.105 AND REQUESTING VOTER APPROVAL OF AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX FOR VERY LOW-INCOME HOUSING; PROVIDING FOR THE EXPIRATION OF THE ADDITIONAL LEVIES AT THE END OF SEVEN YEARS; SETTING FORTH THE BALLOT PROPOSITION; DESIGNATING A CITIZEN LEVY ADVISORY COMMITTEE; AND PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS WITH FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE TAXES AUTHORIZED.
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, July 02, 2012


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
06/27/2012 10:00 AM
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