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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, February 11, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 9:00 AM; 10:30 AM; 1:00 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

February 12 - 14, Council Members Seth Fleetwood, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp and Michael Lilliquist will attend the Cities Legislative Action Conference in Olympia, Washington.

On Monday, February 25, 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding text amendments to the Whatcom Falls Neighborhood Plan and a proposed rezone of Area 1.

On Monday, February 25, 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a legislative rezone of all of Area 14A, King Mountain Neighborhood.

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. INTRODUCTION OF POLICE CHIEF CLIFF COOK
    2. PRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARDS
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. CONSIDERATION OF CODE AMENDMENTS TO BMC 20.10.025(A) AND BMC 20.00.110 TO CORRECT CODE ERRORS AND APPLY CONSISTENT DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR AREA 5 OF THE MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD
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


    1. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $100,000 GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY TO PROVIDE FOR MONITORING AND TESTING AT THE ELDRIDGE MUNICIPAL LANDFILL
    2. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $237,300 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE CARL COZIER SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
    3. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $2,647,207 GRANT FROM WSDOT TO PROVIDE FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHESTNUT-BAY BRIDGE REHABILITATION PROJECT
    4. **BUDGET ORDINANCE TO REINSTATE ONE PROJECT ENGINEER AND ADD ONE FULL-TIME AND ONE TWO-YEAR LIMITED-TERM SENIOR INSPECTOR POSITIONS IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT    10:30 AM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    1. DISCUSSION OF DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY'S NEW STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT [SEPA] MAXIMUM THRESHOLD FOR EXEMPTIONS
    2. LICENSING OPTIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTIES
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; STAN SNAPP


    1. **BUDGET ORDINANCE TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF $164,000 PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP LAKE WHATCOM GRANT
    2. **BUDGET ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING FUNDING FOR AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES (AIS) INSPECTION STAFF
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:25 PM - 1:35 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. **ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE, AS REVISED, REFORMATTED, INDEXED, CODIFIED, COMPILED, EDITED AND REPUBLISHED BY CODE PUBLISHING COMPANY, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    1:35 PM - 2:05 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    2. LITIGATION: LONGO V. BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT - (BRADY – 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 DAVID WEBSTER TO THE MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    3. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF ALFRED ARKLEY TO THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
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. **ORDINANCE TO AMEND BMC 4.26.010 AUTHORIZING THE FINANCE DIRECTOR TO USE BEST ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS PRACTICES TO ESTABLISH DEPARTMENT PETTY CASH NEEDS AND LIMITS
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JANUARY 3, 2013 THROUGH JANUARY 10, 2013 TO CORRECT AB19837
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JANUARY 18, 2013 THROUGH JANUARY 24, 2013
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD JANUARY 25, 2013 THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2013
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL JANUARY 11, 2013 THROUGH JANUARY 25, 2013
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) CHAPTER 16.40, SHORELINES AND ADOPTING THE CITY’S 2013 SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM AS BMC TITLE 22, SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO FINES FOR MISDEMEANORS; AMENDING BMC 1.28.010, BMC 4.60.030, BMC 4.70.030, BMC 6.10.110, BMC 13.40.150, BMC 15.42.110, BMC 16.60.090, BMC 16.70.140, BMC 18.52.010, BMC 20.52.010, BMC 20.52.020; AND THE MAXIMUM TERM OF INCARCERATION FOR GROSS MISDEMEANORS; AMENDING BMC 6.05.220, BMC 7.08.170, BMC 10.04.060, BMC 16.55.040, BMC16.80.150, BMC 17.10.020, BMC 17.20.020
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 25, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
02/20/2013 10:00 AM
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