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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, December 02, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 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, December 2, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, the Waterfront Sub Area Plan and associated documents will be before the Bellingham City Council for consideration and adoption.

On Monday, December 9, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing to consider Comprehensive Plan Amendments to add narratives and modify the land use designation maps for the following neighborhood areas: Samish Area 5A, Happy Valley Area 5A, and Cordata Area 17A

On Monday, December 16, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing to consider an Interlocal Agreement and Conservation Easement with the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District

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 CITY OF BELLINGHAM'S 2014 BUDGET
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:

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. WATERFRONT DISTRICT SUB AREA PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    2. **A RESOLUTION DECLARING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT SURPLUS TO THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
    3. **A CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A PETITION TO VACATE PORTIONS OF WEST IVY STREET, H STREET, CENTRAL AVENUE, LAUREL STREET AND WEST MAPLE STREET WITHIN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT
    4. **A CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A PETITION TO VACATE PORTIONS OF ARMY STREET, CENTRAL AVENUE, OAK STREET AND PORTIONS OF C, D, E AND F STREETS WITHIN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT
    5. **A CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A PETITION TO VACATE A PORTION OF G STREET BETWEEN ROEDER AVENUE AND WEST MAPLE STREET WITHIN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT
    6. **CONSIDERATION OF TWO AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY'S SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM [SMP] WITHIN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT SHORELINE DESIGNATION
    7. **AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENT TO THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND LAND USE DEVELOPMENT CODE FOR THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT SUB AREA PLAN AND RELATED CODE PROVISIONS
    8. **A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE FLOOR AREA DEVELOPMENT BONUS IN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT
    9. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 16 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE [BMC] TO ADOPT THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT PLANNED ACTION ORDINANCE
    10. **A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE PORT OF BELLINGHAM TO IMPLEMENT THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM'S WATERFRONT DISTRICT SUB AREA PLAN
    11. CONSIDERATION OF THE INTERLOCAL FOR FACILITIES WITHIN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT WITH THE PORT OF BELLINGHAM ("FACILITIES INTERLOCAL") TO IMPLEMENT THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT SUB AREA PLAN
    12. ARMY STREET MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
    13. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    14. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
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.
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) 20.38.050 B. 3. DENSITY AND BCM 20.00.095 KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS CLARIFYING AND ADDING DENSITY BONUS PROVISIONS FOR MULTI-FAMILY PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, STORM AND SURFACE WATER FUND, BY $170,000.00 AS A RESULT OF A GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR NPDES ACTIVITIES AND PROJECT ENGINEERING, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES
    3. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $45,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GOLF COURSE FUND TO PAY FOR REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE AT THE GOLF COURSE
    4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, WATER FUND, BY $150,000.00 AS A RESULT OF A GRANT FROM THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AQUATIC LANDS ENHANCEMENT ACCOUNT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND RESTORATION OF THE SHORELINE AT BLOEDEL DONOVAN PARK, AND PLACING THIS AMOUNT IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES
    5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF AN UNNAMED EAST WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY GENERALLY LOCATED NORTH OF WEST BAKERVIEW ROAD BETWEEN ARCTIC AVENUE AND PACIFIC HIGHWAY ALL WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
    6. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $32,900.00 IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, AS A RESULT OF A GRANT AWARD FROM THE WASHINGTON AUTO THEFT PREVENTION AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE AN AUTOMATED LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION SYSTEM
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, December 09, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
12/04/2013 10:00 AM
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