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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, December 14, 2009

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

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

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

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. **RESOLUTION HONORING LOUISE BJORNSON FOR HER PUBLIC SERVICE.
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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:

PARKS & RECREATION    1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
BARBARA RYAN (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; LOUISE BJORNSON


    1. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET AUTHORIZING USE OF $110,000 FROM CEMETERY FUND RESERVES AND DECREASING BUDGET REVENUES IN THE CEMETERY FUND TO REFLECT REVENUE SHORTFALLS IN 2009 AND COVER BUDGETED CEMETERY 2009 OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
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    2. APPROVE MASTER SITE PLAN FOR THE FAIRHAVEN PARK – CENTER FOR LOCAL SELF RELIANCE
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PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:20 PM - 1:30 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; BARBARA RYAN; LOUISE BJORNSON


    1. COUNCIL BRIEFING ON THE “5/12” GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE AND INTRODUCTION TO THE 2010 INITIATIVE, “10 IN ‘10”.
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PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:30 PM - 1:40 PM
LOUISE BJORNSON (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; STAN SNAPP


    1. **A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM SEGREGATING A LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ASSESSMENT, IN THE TELEGRAPH ROAD AREA SEWER LID NO. 1107 FOR THE PLAT OF EMERALD COTTAGES.
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    2. **A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM DECLARING THAT AN EMERGENCY EXISTED JUSTIFYING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE FORMAL BID PROCESS WITH REGARD TO AN EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIR AND HILLSIDE STABILIZATION AT CHUCKANUT DRIVE.
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WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE    1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); TERRY BORNEMANN; BARBARA RYAN


    1. WATERFRONT UPDATE REGARDING THE ADAPTIVE REUSE ASSESSMENT OF THE STRUCTURES ON THE GP MILL SITE
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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:10 PM - 2:15 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION (Peter Ruffatto – Approx. 5 min.)
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION (Peter Ruffatto – Approx. 5 min.)
    3. LITIGATION (CITY OF BELLINGHAM VS. PORT OF BELLINGHAM) (Les Reardanz – Approx. 15 min.)
    4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION (Joan Hoisington – Approx. 20 min.)
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:

MAYOR'S REPORT
    1. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENTS OF STEVE BRENK AND ED BENNETT TO THE TOURISM COMMISSION (INFO ONLY)
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    2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF DAVID WARREN TO THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (APPROVAL)
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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 RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF $30,500 IN GIFT FUNDS FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY AND INDIVIDUAL GIFTS, AND APPROPRIATING EXPENDITURES OF $30,500 IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND FOR LIBRARY MATERIAL PURCHASES.
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    2. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A $15,000 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, AND APPROPRIATING EXPENDITURES OF $15,000 IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE BIG READ: WHATCOM READS! PROGRAM.
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    3. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR DIVISION 2A OF THE BIRCH STREET PRELIMINARY PLAT
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    4. **AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.52 WHICH CREATED A CITY TRANSIT DIVISION FOR THE CITY’S TRANSIT SYSTEM.
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    5. **A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE DEPOSITORY SERVICES RESOLUTION WITH U.S. BANK TO CREATE A NEW BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE WHATCOM MEDIC ONE FUND.
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    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM NOVEMBER 20, 2009 TO DECEMBER 4, 2009
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FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. CB 13543 – AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE 2009 SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM AT THE LOCAL LEVEL AND DIRECTING THE PLANNING DIRECTOR TO PREPARE A COMPLETE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM SUBMITTAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY.
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    2. CB 13570 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING FOR A 34.8 ACRE SITE IN AREA 17D OF THE GUIDE MERIDIAN/CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD. THE AMENDMENTS CHANGE THE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION AND ZONING FROM INDUSTRIAL TO RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL, PLANNED.
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    3. CB 13571 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE SOUTH HILL NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.
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    4. CB 13572 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE BIRCHWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.
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    5. CB 13573 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING, AMENDING PORTIONS OF THE LAND USE CHAPTER OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REGARDING URBAN VILLAGES.
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    6. CB 13574 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY SECTION OF THE CAPITAL FACILITIES CHAPTER OF THE PLAN TO UPDATE THE TEXT AND INCORPORATE BY REFERENCE THE BELLINGHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SIX-YEAR CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN.
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    7. CB 13575 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY SECTION OF THE CAPITAL FACILITIES CHAPTER OF THE PLAN TO UPDATE THE TEXT AND INCORPORATE BY REFERENCE THE MERIDIAN SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SIX-YEAR CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN.
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    8. CB 13577 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF SUCH BUDGET PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF RCW 35.33.075, AND SETTING THE EFFECTIVE DATE.
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    9. CB 13578 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO THE IMPACT OF RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES, AMENDING TITLE 19 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO THE IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.
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    10. CB 13579 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A $10,200 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES FOR OVERTIME IN THE GENERAL FUND ASSOCIATED WITH MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL DUI PATROLS.
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    11. CB 13580 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE PUBLIC WORKS STATE LOAN – WOBURN STREET FUND (233).
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    12. CB 13581 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE CIVIC FIELD IMPROVEMENT FUND (341.)
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    13. CB 13582 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE ARTERIAL STREET CONSTRUCTION FUND (112).
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    14. CB 13583 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE COMMUNITY ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION BOARD (CERB) FUND (234).
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    15. CB 13584 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET AUTHORIZING CLOSURE OF THE CONSOLIDATED ASSESSMENT DEBT FUND FOR LID #1107 TELEGRAPH ROAD AND LID #1108 BARKLEY BOULEVARD (271), AND TRANSFER OF ANY REMAINING BALANCE TO THE LID GUARANTY FUND (245).
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    16. CB 13585 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET AUTHORIZING CLOSURE OF THE ASSESSMENT DEBT FUND FOR LID #1099 BARKLEY BOULEVARD (264), AND TRANSFER OF ANY REMAINING BALANCE TO THE LID GUARANTY FUND (245).
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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, January 11, 2010


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
01/06/2010 10:00 AM
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