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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, July 11, 2011

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 4:25 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 25 at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding changes to the Bellingham Municipal Code to change the setback requirements for buildings, parking/loading areas and landscaped areas within residential and industrial planned zones.

On Monday, July 25, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the annual comprehensive plan/neighborhood plan amendment process; additional docketing review criteria; procedural changes to the docketing process; and, new plan amendment decision criteria.

On Monday, August 1, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing to consider a Geneva/Idaho annexation of 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. RECOGNITION OF WINNERS OF THE 2011 ESSENCE OF BELLINGHAM PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
1 - 2
    2. **RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF AMERICAN ALPS LEGACY PROPOSAL
3 - 5
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. **AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TO CHANGE THE DEFINITIONS OF “FLOOR AREA OR SPACE” AND “FLOOR AREA RATIO”
6 - 22
    2. **AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TITLE 20 TO ALLOW CERTAIN STRUCTURES AND ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES TO ENCROACH INTO A BUILDING SETBACK, MODIFY THE FRONT YARD SETBACK OPTION AND REFORMAT RESIDENTIAL SETBACKS INTO TABLES.
23 - 49
    3. **AN ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT SIGNS IN MEDIANS AND ROUNDABOUTS IN PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
50 - 52
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:

LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST


    1. **AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL REGULATING RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS’ PROVISION OF SINGLE-USE CARRYOUT BAGS
53 - 61
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:25 PM - 2:45 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. BAY TO BAKER TRAIL, MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION CONNECTION AND SQUALICUM CREEK RE-ROUTE IN VICINITY OF JAMES STREET AND ORCHARD STREET
62 - 65
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:45 PM - 2:50 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR)


    1. **AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TIME LIMITS FOR USE OR REFUND OF IMPACT FEES
66 - 69
    2. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BMC 11.33 PARKING, STANDING, AND STOPPING, AMENDING 11.33.060A.35 AND ADDING 11.33.060A.39
70 - 72
    3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    4. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    2:50 PM - 4:25 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES RE: ANE SORIANO, CLAIM #2011-30 - (BRADY – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. LITIGATION: CITY OF BELLINGHAM APPEAL OF WHATCOM COUNTY SEPA THRESHOLD DETERMINATIONS FOR THE CAITAC REZONES, SEPA 2010-00085 AND SEPA 2010-00088 - (HOISINGTON – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    3. LITIGATION: WHATCOM COUNTY V. LEDDA (CITY OF BELLINGHAM AS INTERVENER) - ( RUFFATTO – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    4. LITIGATION: PUGET SOUND ENERGY V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    5. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 5 MIN.)
    6. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    7. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    8. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (BRADY – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    9. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - TRAFFIC CAMERA INITIATIVE - (HOISINGTON – 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.
    2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF KEN HERTZ TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (BPDA) FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
73
    3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF BARBARA ALTEN TO THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
74 - 75
    4. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF RICK QUALLS AND DARLA WOOLMAN TO THE BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM COUNTY COMMISSION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
76 - 79
    5. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF JEAN HAMILTON TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
80 - 81
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. **RESOLUTION APPROVING EMERGENCY REPAIR OF COLLAPSED SEWER MAIN ON BOULEVARD STREET.
82 - 84
    2. **AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF 2009 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM GRANT OF $42,099.
85 - 95
    3. **AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF 2010 STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM GRANT OF $39,785
96 - 106
    4. BID AWARD FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY GENERATOR INSTALLATION
107 - 108
    5. **AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR SPECIAL LEGAL COUNSEL FOR LAND USE LITIGATION
109 - 111
    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JUNE 10, 2011 TO JUNE 16, 2011
112
    7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JUNE 17, 2011 TO JUNE 23, 2011
113
    8. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JUNE 24, 2011 TO JUNE 30, 2011
114
    9. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL LABOR COSTS FROM JUNE 11, 2011 TO JUNE 24, 2011
115
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $59,200.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING RIFLES FOR THE PATROL AND TRAFFIC DIVISIONS OF THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT
116 - 118
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, July 25, 2011


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
07/20/2011 10:00 AM
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