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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, July 25, 2011

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 3:30 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, July 25th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in the Mayor’s Boardroom, there will be a special meeting of the Council’s Planning and Community Development Committee to receive an economic analysis report regarding incentives for affordable housing.

On Monday, August 1st, 7:00 PM, there will be a Public Hearing to consider the Geneva/Idaho Annexation of approximately 6.1 acres adjacent to the Eastern boundary of the City Limits.

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. PRESENTATION OF THE 2010 WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AWARD FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY
1 - 2
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. CONSIDERATION OF PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING APPLICATION FOR BUREAU OF JUSTICE GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $22,744
3 - 7
    2. **CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENTS TO BMC TITLES 20 AND 21 CODE SECTIONS DEALING WITH THE ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN/NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT PROCESS
8 - 30
    3. **CONSIDERATION OF AMENDMENTS TO BMC TITLE 20 TO CHANGE THE SETBACK AND LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS WITHIN RESIDENTIAL PLANNED AND INDUSTRIAL PLANNED ZONES
31 - 66
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. STAFF PRESENTATION REGARDING RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO THE SCOPE OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE PROJECT
67 - 70
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    1:05 PM - 1:45 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. BID OPENING AND RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARD OF BID FOR CENTRAL AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS
71 - 74
    2. BID OPENING AND RECOMMENDATION FOR AWARD OF BID FOR ELDRIDGE MUNICIPAL LANDFILL INTERIM ACTION
75 - 77
    3. POST POINT IMPROVEMENTS UPDATE
78 - 78
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:

FINANCE & PERSONNEL    1:45 PM - 2:55 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. **AN ORDINANCE APPROVING CERTAIN ADDITIONS, BETTERMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY’S COMBINED WATER AND SEWAGE SYSTEM AND THE ISSUANCE OF “WATER & SEWER REVENUE BONDS, 2011”
79 - 140
    2. REVIEW OF 2ND QUARTER FINANCE REPORT
141 - 141
    3. **A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING INVESTMENT OF CITY OF BELLINGHAM MONIES IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT POOL
142 - 146
    4. **2011 BUDGET ORDINANCE RECLASSIFYING A POLICE LIEUTENANT POSITION TO A DEPUTY CHIEF POSITION
147 - 148
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    2:55 PM - 3:00 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR)


    1. RECODIFICATION OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE
149 - 150
    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (HOISINGTON – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: TOMSZAK V. WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. LITIGATION: MACMILLAN V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (BRADY – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    4. LITIGATION: JEWELS V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (BRADY – 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.
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. **AN ORDINANCE REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 4.18
151 - 155
    2. **AN ORDINANCE REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 4.42
156 - 159
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JULY 1, 2011 TO JULY 7, 2011
160 - 160
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JULY 8, 2011 TO JULY 14, 2011
161 - 161
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JUNE 25, 2011 TO JULY 8, 2011
162 - 162
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM REGULATING RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS’ PROVISION OF SINGLE-USE CARRYOUT BAGS
163 - 171
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE REGULATIONS AND AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.08.020 F.2 AND 20.080.020 F.3 - SPECIFIC DEFINITIONS RELATING TO CHANGES TO THE FLOOR AREA OR SPACE AND FLOOR AREA RATIO DEFINITIONS TO SIMPLIFY AND COORDINATE THE TWO DEFINITIONS
172 - 175
    3. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.10.080, 20.30.040 F., 20.32.040 H., 20.32.045 E., 20.32.050 D., TO ALLOW CERTAIN STRUCTURES AND ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS TO ENCROACH INTO A REQUIRED YARD (SETBACK), MODIFY THE FRONT YARD SETBACK OPTION TO ALLOW AN AVERAGED BUILDING SETBACK (EXCEPT FOR GARAGES AND CARPORTS) BASED ON MEETING THE 40% REQUIREMENT, AND RE-FORMAT THE RESIDENTIAL AND RESIDENTIAL-MULTI SETBACK STANDARDS INTO A TABLE FORMAT
176 - 184
    4. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SUBSECTIONS 19.04.110 E, 19.04.120 B & C RELATED TO USE AND REFUNDS OF IMPACT FEES
185 - 188
    5. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 11.33 PARKING, STANDING, AND STOPPING, AMENDING SUBSECTION 11.33.060A.35 AND ADDING A NEW SUBSECTION 11.33.060A.39
189 - 191
    6. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF A $42,099.00 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT AND APPROPRIATING $42,099.00 OF GRANT EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND
192 - 194
    7. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF A $39,785.00 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT AND APPROPRIATING $39,785.00 FOR GRANT EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND PLUS AN ADDITIONAL $23,041.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES
195 - 197
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.



DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
07/27/2011 10:00 AM
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