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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, August 01, 2011

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 1:35 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Tuesday, August 9, at 11:00 AM, in the Mayor's Boardroom, the City Council's Waterfront Development Committee will meet to hear a waterfront redevelopment project update.

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 THE GENEVA/IDAHO ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 6.1 ACRES ADJACENT TO THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF THE CITY LIMITS
1 - 77
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:

PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENTS TO BMC TITLE 20 AND 21 SECTIONS REGARDING THE ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DOCKET AND AMENDMENT REVIEW PROCESS
78 - 84
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:05 PM - 1:15 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. JOINT EMERGENCY RESPONSE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND WHATCOM COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 8
85 - 93
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:15 PM - 1:20 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    1:20 PM - 1:35 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (HOISINGTON – 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.
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 CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JULY 15, 2011 TO JULY 21, 2011
94
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JULY 9, 2011 TO JULY 25, 2011
95
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 20.08.020 TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION OF “MEDIAN STRIP” AND “ROUNDABOUT”, AND BMC 20.12.040 TO PROHIBIT PLACEMENT OF SIGNS IN MEDIAN STRIPS AND ROUNDABOUTS LOCATED WITHIN A CITY RIGHT-OF-WAY.
96 - 101
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $80,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO BE USED FOR UNANTICIPATED COSTS IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT
102 - 104
    3. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) 20.38.050 B. AND BMC 20.38.050 D. TO CHANGE THE SETBACK REQUIREMENTS FOR BUILDINGS, PARKING/LOADING AREAS, AND LANDSCAPING/SCREENING REQUIREMENTS WITHIN A RESIDENTIAL PLANNED AND INDUSTRIAL PLANNED ZONE, AND AMENDING BMC 20.12.030 C. 2. REGARDING LANDSCAPING IN SETBACK WITHIN AN INDUSTRIAL GENERAL USE TYPE
105 - 114
    4. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, APPROVING CERTAIN ADDITIONS, BETTERMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY'S COMBINED WATER AND SEWAGE SYSTEM; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF WATER AND SEWER REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $48,000,000 TO PAY COSTS OF SAID IMPROVEMENTS; DELEGATING AUTHORITY TO APPROVE THE FINAL TERMS OF THE BOND; AND RESERVING THE RIGHT TO ISSUE REVENUE BONDS ON A PARITY WITH THE BONDS UPON COMPLIANCE WITH CERTAIN CONDITIONS
115 - 176
    5. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE GENERAL FUND POLICE LIEUTENANT POSITION TO DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF FUNDS WILL BE REQUIRED
177 - 178
    6. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 4.18, WHICH ESTABLISHED THE MOTOR VEHICLE INTOXICATION FUND
179 - 181
    7. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 4.42, WHICH ESTABLISHED THE MOUNT BAKER THEATRE FUND
182 - 184
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 15, 2011


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
08/10/2011 10:00 AM
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