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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, January 28, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 9:00 AM; 10:30 AM; 1:15 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, February 11, @ 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a change to BMC 20.10. 025, retail establishment maximum size.

February 12 - 14, Council Members Seth Fleetwood, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp and Michael Lilliquist will attend the Cities Legislative Action Conference in Olympia, Washington.

On Monday, February 25, @7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding text amendments to the Whatcom Falls Neighborhood Plan and a proposed rezone of Area 1.

On Monday, February 25, @7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a legislative rezone of all of Area 14A, King Mountain Neighborhood.

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. DOWNTOWN HISTORIC RESOURCE SURVEY AND INVENTORY RESULTS
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. ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF INTRODUCTIONS AND 2013 WORK PLAN UPDATE
    2. SQUALICUM CREEK CORRIDOR TRAIL, CREEK & ROAD DESIGN; ORCHARD STREET EXTENSION (ES-0440); BAY TO BAKER TRAIL (PD3003-X)
    3. REQUESTING AUTHORIZATION FOR THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY LOAN FOR SQUALICUM CREEK RE-ROUTE PHASE 1
PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT    10:30 AM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    1. LICENSING OPTIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTIES
WATERFRONT/DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT    1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); CATHY LEHMAN; JACK WEISS


    1. REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR 1100 BLOCK OF CORNWALL AVENUE
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; STAN SNAPP


    1. REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY'S FINAL LIST OF REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED REVISIONS TO THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM'S 2009 DRAFT SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM
    2. AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAM
PARKS AND RECREATION    2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
GENE KNUTSON (CHAIR); STAN SNAPP; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. RECREATION PROGRAM UPDATE AND DISCUSSION
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. ORDINANCE AMENDING NUMEROUS SECTIONS OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE WITH RESPECT TO THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE FINE FOR MISDEMEANORS AND THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE JAIL SENTENCE FOR GROSS MISDEMEANORS
    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:00 PM - 3:55 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. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 25 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 APPOINTMENT OF MARGOT MYERS TO THE BELLINGHAM ARTS COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    3. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF JOHN GARGETT AND JOHN HEALY TO THE BELLINGHAM SISTER CITIES ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
    4. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL SLEDGE AND REAPPOINTMENT OF SHERI EMERSON TO THE BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM COUNTY COMMISSION ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
    5. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF RIANNON BARDSLEY TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD AS THE FOOD/HUNGER REPRESENTATIVE FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
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 JANUARY 3, 2013 THROUGH JANUARY 10, 2013
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL DECEMBER 22, 2012 THROUGH JANUARY 10, 2013
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE GENERAL FUND BY $146,386.00 AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $146,386.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO CREATE A NEW ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF POSITION
    2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 2.33.040 REGARDING FUNCTIONS OF THE MAYOR'S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION (MNAC)
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, February 11, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
02/06/2013 10:00 AM
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