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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, June 03, 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:

On Monday, June 17, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the surplus of 600 W Holly Street

On Monday, July 15, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding 2013-2014 Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Neighborhood Plan Amendment requests for docketing.

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. RECOGNITION OF 2013 ESSENCE OF BELLINGHAM PHOTO COMPETITION WINNERS
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. **AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION AND USE OF ALL CONSUMER FIREWORKS WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
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. BID AWARD FOR PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE REPAIRS, BID #30B-2013
    2. **AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING NEW AUTHORITY AND STANDARDS FOR ADDRESSING AND STREET NAMING WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS
    3. **WORKSESSION FOR RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE 2014 - 2019 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM [TIP]
PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT    10:30 AM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    1. CONSIDERATION OF THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY ALDRICH ROAD ANNEXATION CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 262.5 ACRES LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY'S NORTHERN URBAN GROWTH AREA
    2. CONSIDERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY'S [DOE] NEW STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT [SEPA] MAXIMUM THRESHOLD LEVELS FOR CATEGORICAL EXEMPTIONS
FINANCE AND PERSONNEL    1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; STAN SNAPP


    1. DISCUSSION REGARDING A REQUEST FROM THE PUBLIC FACILITIES BOARD TO RESTRUCTURE THE CITY LOAN
    2. OVERVIEW OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES, CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AND DEBT MANAGEMENT
PARKS AND RECREATION    1:45 PM - 1:55 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. EXEMPLARY HUMAN ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVES AWARD PRESENTATION FOR INSPIRATION POINT
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:55 PM - 2:20 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; STAN SNAPP


    1. LAKE WHATCOM PROPERTY ACQUISITION CRITERIA REVIEW
WATERFRONT/DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT    2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); CATHY LEHMAN; JACK WEISS


    1. PRESENTATION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM'S MODEL TOXICS CONTROL ACT [MTCA] CLEANUP SITES LOCATED WITHIN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    3:20 PM - 4:10 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET DELETING NON-BENEFITED LABOR IN THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT ACCESS TV GROUP AND CREATING ONE PART-TIME REGULAR POSITION EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013
    2. TECHNOLOGY UPDATE REPORT
    3. POLICY DISCUSSION REGARDING EXPANSION OF PEG ACCESS TELEVISION
    4. **ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER
    6. BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR FUNDING SUPPORT IN 2014 FOR AN INDEPENDENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT [HIA] RELATED TO THE GATEWAY PACIFIC TERMINAL PROJECT
    7. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    8. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    4:10 PM - 4:15 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LITIGATION: NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (STAMPS – APPROX. 5 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 BRAD SHERMAN TO THE MAYOR'S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION AS THE CO-CHAIR WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVE 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. **ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $30,000 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD MAY 10, 2013 THROUGH MAY 16, 2013
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD MAY 17, 2013 THROUGH MAY 23, 2013
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL MAY 11, 2013 THROUGH MAY 24, 2013
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $52,020.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND FOR TRANSFER TO THE GOVERNMENTAL DEBT SERVICE FUND, AND APPROPRIATING DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS IN THAT FUND TO BEGIN REPAYMENT OF AN EDI BOARD-APPROVED LOAN FOR THE WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
    2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.10 TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE THE 2012 EDITIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATIONS CODE, UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE, AND WASHINGTON CITIES ELECTRIC CODE, AND THE 2011 EDITION OF THE LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS CODE, AS AMENDED, AS SET FORTH HEREIN
    3. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.20 TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE THE 2012 EDITIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE
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, June 17, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
06/12/2013 10:00 AM
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