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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, May 20, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 09:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:
CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
There are no upcoming Public Hearings or special meetings on the schedule at this time.

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. JOINT WHATCOM COUNTY AND CITY OF BELLINGHAM PROCLAMATION OF MAY 20 THROUGH MAY 24, AS NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK
    2. PRESENTATION ON NEW URBANISM SCENARIO OF DOWNTOWN: REIMAGINING STATE STREET
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. **CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN GREEN VALLEY HOLDINGS, LLC, ALDRICH PARK, LLC AND THE CITY REGARDING THE 344-UNIT WEST CORDATA GREEN PUD LOCATED ON BOTH SIDES OF JUNE ROAD IN AREA 12 OF THE CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD
    2. PUBLIC WORKS PRESENTATION AND PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE DRAFT 2014-2019 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
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 WHARF STREET ROUNDABOUT, WF-1008, BID #27B-2013
    2. **BUDGET ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO BEGIN REPAYMENT OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT BOARD-APPROVED LOAN FOR THE WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF COMMERCIAL STREET THEATRE LEASE
    4. FIREWORKS BAN DISCUSSION
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 AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT    10:30 AM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    NO ITEMS SCHEDULED FOR THIS COMMITTEE - CANCELLED
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 17.10 UPDATING BUILDING CODES
    2. **AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE STATE AMENDED VERSION OF THE 2012 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE
    3. ARMY STREET PROJECT BRIEFING AND DRAFT PROPERTY OWNER LETTER OF INTENT
    4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. LITIGATION: WEST CORDATA GREEN HEARING EXAMINER APPEALS - (NAME – APPROX. 10 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 CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD MAY 3, 2013 THROUGH MAY 9, 2013
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL APRIL 26, 2013 THROUGH MAY 10, 2013
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.37.230 FOUNTAIN DISTRICT URBAN VILLAGE - DEVELOPMENT INCREASING THE .6 FAR (FLOOR AREA RATIO) LIMIT TO 1.5 FAR FOR PROPERTIES THAT FRONT DUPONT STREET BETWEEN BROADWAY AND I STREET
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $41,000.00 IN THE JUDICIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, TO PAY FOR SECURITY SCREENING PERSONNEL AT MUNICIPAL COURT
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RENAMING AND EXPANDING THE PURPOSE OF AN EXISTING DEBT SERVICE FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYMENTS FOR GOVERNMENTAL LOANS
    4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $12,509.00 FEMA PORT SECURITY GRANT TO PROVIDE FOR LAND BASED MARITIME FIREFIGHTING TRAINING, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND
    5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE PART-TIME POSITION IN THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF FUNDS IS REQUIRED
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 03, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
05/22/2013 10:00 AM
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