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									                      CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA
                           MONDAY, APRIL 28 2008;

               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:

Thursday May 1st, at 7:00 PM there will be a worksession regarding Council Goals &
Objectives for the 2009 Budget in the Fireplace Room @ 625 Halleck Street.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open
Meetings Act.

FLAG SALUTE / 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.
PUBLIC HEARING                                                                 PAGE NO

AB17911B     1. A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A REQUEST TO                      1-13
                DOCKET FOUR NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT
                PROPOSALS, P-2, P-3, P-4 & P-5, IN THE GUIDE
                MERIDIAN/CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD


THE FOLLOWING ARE HEARD IN BOTH COMMITTEE AND REGULAR MEETINGS:

COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:                                           PAGE NO
Open to the public. Committees report to the full Council at regular evening
meeting:

PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
MEMBERS: TERRY BORNEMANN, CHAIR; JACK WEISS, BARRY
          BUCHANAN, LOUISE BJORNSON

AB17922      1. BELLINGHAM WHATCOM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                        14
                COUNCIL PRESENTATION ON 2007
                ACCOMPLISHMENTS

AB17923      2. SUSTAINABLE CONNECTIONS PRESENTATION ON 2007                   15
                ACCOMPLISHMENTS

FINANCE & PERSONNEL - 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
MEMBERS: GENE KNUTSON, CHAIR; STAN SNAPP; LOUISE BJORNSON

AB17924      1. PROPOSAL TO ADD A NEW PERMIT CENTER                            16-23
                SUPERVISOR POSITION AS WELL AS AN ADDITIONAL
                PLANNER I POSITION IN THE PLANNING AND
                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

AB17884B     2. AN ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE $51,902,697.22 IN                    24-48
                REAPPROPRIATIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES
                BUDGETED IN 2007 BUT NOT ORDERED AT YEAR END

LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR COMMITTEE – 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
MEMBERS: STAN SNAPP, CHAIR; GENE KNUTSON, BARRY BUCHANAN

AB17925      1. PROPOSED OVERSIGHT OF DEVELOPMENT                              49-51
                ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE LAKE WHATCOM
                WATERSHED




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PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY – 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM               PAGE NO
MEMBERS: BARRY BUCHANAN, CHAIR; STAN SNAPP; LOUISE
         BJORNSON

AB17926      1. POTENTIAL MERGER WITH LAKE WHATCOM WATER       52-54
                AND SEWER DISTRICT

PARKS AND RECREATION – 2:45 PM – 2:50 PM
MEMBERS: LOUISE BJORNSON, CHAIR; JACK WEISS, STAN SNAPP

AB17927      1. FRANKLIN PARK MASTER PLAN MODIFICATION         55-60

WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE – 2:50 PM – 3:05 PM
MEMBERS: JACK WEISS, CHAIR; GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN

AB17928      1. **AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CREATION OF A   61-104
                PUBLIC CORPORATION TO BE KNOW AS THE
                “BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY”

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE – 3:05 PM – 3:10 PM
MEMBERS: BARBARA RYAN, CHAIR

             1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR
                SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

             2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

EXECUTIVE SESSION – 3:10 PM – 4:25 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

1.   RATIFIED CONTRACT LOCAL 106 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
     OF FIREFIGHTERS – (Barrett – Approx. 5 min.)

2.   LITIGATION: PETTAY V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM –
     (Ruffatto – Approx. 5 min.)

3.   LITIGATION: ALEXANDER V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM -
     (Ruffatto – Approx. 10 min.)

4.   LITIGATION: BELLWETHER GATE APPEALS –
     (Marriner – Approx. 5 min.)

5. LITIGATION: 12TH 7 HARRIS LLC V. DOUGLAS, ET AL. –
(Marriner – Approx. 5 min.)



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EXECUTIVE SESSION continued:                                                       PAGE NO

6.   POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (Marriner – Approx. 10 min.)

7.   POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (Capell – Approx. 10 min.)

8.   POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (Capell – Approx. 10 min.)

9.   POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (Capell – Approx. 15 min.)

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:


MAYOR’S REPORT

AB17929       1. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF JOHN BLETHEN AND                         105
                 DEREK LONG TO THE WATERFRONT ADVISORY
                 GROUP

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.

AB17930       1. **A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE REQUEST FOR                         106-109
                 GRANT FUNDS FOR CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD PARK
                 ACQUISITION TO THE WASHINGTON STATE
                 RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE

AB17931       2. APPROVAL OF BID AWARD FOR THE REMOUNTING OF                       110-111
                 AN EXISTING AMBULANCE MODULE ONTO A NEW 2008
                 CHASSIS.

AB17932       3. BID AWARD FOR WATER SYSTEM APPURTENANCES:                         112-116
                 VALVES, TEES, CAPS, REDUCERS, SLEEVES AND
                 COUPLINGS SOLICITATION NUMBER: 035B-2008

AB17933       4. BID AWARD FOR DEPOT MARKET SQUARE LEASED                          117-119
                 SPACE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT NUMBER EF-93, BID
                 NO. 38 B-2008




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CONSENT AGENDA continued:                                      PAGE NO

AB17934   5. **ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE 2008 BUDGET DUE TO       120-122
             RECLASSIFICATION OF AN ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT 3
             POSITION IN THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT TO THE
             ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN CLASSIFICATION.

AB17935   6 **ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2008 BUDGET AND        123-125
            RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE PUBLIC
            WORKS DEPARTMENT FROM ASSOCIATE UTILITY
            ENGINEER TO UTILITY OPERATIONS ENGINEER.

AB17936   7. **A BUDGET ORDINANCE RELATING TO SETTLEMENT       126-128
             OF THE POLICE GUILD COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
             AGREEMENT AND WAGES FOR THE UNREPRESENTED
             POLICE LIEUTENANTS.

AB17937   8. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR ACCOUNTS       129
             PAYABLE CHECKS ISSUED MARCH 28 THOUGH APRIL
             4, 2008

AB17938   9. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR ACCOUNTS       130
             PAYABLE CHECKS ISSUED APRIL 4 THROUGH APRIL
             11, 2008

AB17939   10. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR ACCOUNTS      131
              PAYABLE CHECKS ISSUED APRIL 11 THROUGH APRIL
              18, 2008

AB17940   11. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL         132
              FROM MARCH 16 TO MARCH 31, 2008.



FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

AB17850   1. CB 13416 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM       133-155
             MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 16.55.080 OF THE CITY OF
             BELLINGHAM’S CRITICAL AREAS ORDINANCE (CAO)
             EXEMPTING CERTAIN ESSENTIAL PUBLIC FACILITIES
             FROM THE STANDARDS IN THE CAO BUT REQUIRING
             THE FACILITIES TO MEET OTHER STRICT
             PERFORMANCE STANDARDS




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FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES continued:                               PAGE NO

AB17851    2. CB 13417 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM                  156-162
              MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 16.55.050 AND 16.55.490 OF
              THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM’S CRITICAL AREAS
              ORDINANCE TO CLARIFY THE RELATIONSHIP
              BETWEEN THE CRITICAL AREAS ORDINANCE AND
              THE CITY’S NEW SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM.

AB17852    3. CB 13418 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM                  163-181
              MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 16.55.130, 16.55.290,
              16.55.330, 16.55.340, 16.55.380, AND 16.55.420 OF THE CITY
              OF BELLINGHAM’S CRITICAL AREAS ORDINANCE
              CLARIFYING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR
              REDEVELOPMENT, ALLOWED STORMWATER
              FEATURES IN WETLAND BUFFERS, AND SLOPE
              MEASUREMENTS IN LANDSLIDE HAZARD AREAS AND
              CORRECTING TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS.

AB17881    4. CB 13411 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE                      182-189
              COUNCIL WARDS OF THE CITY, PROVIDING FOR THE
              REDISTRICTING OF SUCH WARDS AS REQUIRED BY
              SECTION 1.05 OF THE BELLINGHAM CITY CHARTER,
              AND AMENDING CHAPTER 1.16 OF THE BELLINGHAM
              MUNICIPAL CODE IN CONFORMITY THERETO.

AB17884B   5. CB 13412– AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2008                  190-214
              BUDGET APPROPRIATING $51,902,697.22 IN
              ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PAY FOR GOODS AND
              SERVICES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED FOR
              ACQUISITION IN 2007 BUT NO PURCHASE ORDERS OR
              CONTRACTS WERE ISSUED BY YEAR END, FROM
              ESTIMATED RESERVES AND UNANTICIPATED
              REVENUE.

AB17900    6. CB 13413 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING THE 2008                    215-218
              BUDGET AUTHORIZING A $2,250,000 LOAN FROM THE
              FIREFIGHTERS’ PENSION AND BENEFIT FUND TO THE
              GENERAL FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF SIX PUMPER
              TRUCKS AND ONE LADDER TRUCK. THE INTERFUND
              LOAN, THE APPROPRIATION OF CAPITAL
              EXPENDITURE FOR THE FIRE TRUCKS, AND RELATED
              EXPENDITURES WERE INCLUDED IN THE 2008
              ADOPTED BUDGET.



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FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES continued:                   PAGE NO

AB17901   7. CB 13414 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2008      219-236
             BUDGET APPROPRIATING $195,230.00 IN
             PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EXPENDITURES FROM
             ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVES IN THE PUBLIC
             SAFETY DISPATCH FUND FOR THE DESIGN AND
             ENGINEERING OF A NEW EMERGENCY
             COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM FOR THE WHAT-COMM
             COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

AB17903   8. CB 13415– AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2008       237-239
             BUDGET APPROPRIATING $588,000.00 IN PROJECT
             EXPENDITURES FROM ESTIMATED RESERVES IN THE
             NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION AND
             RESTORATION FUND.

AB17906   9. CB 13419 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2008      240-243
             BUDGET TRANSFERRING $45,694.00 OF UNUSED
             PARKING LOT CONSTRUCTION FUNDS FROM THE
             CIVIC FIELD IMPROVEMENT FUND BACK TO THE
             STREET FUND AND APPROPRIATING $274,061.00
             REMAINING FUNDS IN THE CIVIC FIELD
             IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR CONSTRUCTION
             EXPENDITURES TO COMPLETE THE SEATING
             REPLACEMENT, HANDRAIL REPAIR AND CONCRETE
             REPAIR AT THE CIVIC STADIUM NORTH AND SOUTH
             GRANDSTANDS.

AB17913   10. CB 13420 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2008     244-246
              BUDGET APPROPRIATING $48,000.00 IN THE GENERAL
              FUND TO PAY FOR CONTRACTUAL SERVICES IN THE
              PLANNING DEPARTMENT, FROM UNANTICIPATED
              INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVENUE.

AB17915   11. CB 13421 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2008     247-249
              BUDGET REDUCING ESTIMATED REVENUES AND
              EXPENDITURES IN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
              BLOCK GRANT FUND BY $32,101.00 AND IN THE HOME
              INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP GRANT FUND BY
              $18,934.00 AS A RESULT OF RECALCULATION OF
              ANNUAL FEDERAL FORMULA ALLOCATIONS.




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FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES continued:                                             PAGE NO

AB17916        12. CB 13422 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2008                          250-252
                   BUDGET TRANSFERRING THE COMMUNITY
                   DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT SHARE OF LEASE
                   REVENUES ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 600 W. HOLLY
                   STREET FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE
                   COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUND.

AB17917        13. CB 13423 – AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2008                          253-255
                   BUDGET RECLASSIFYING THREE PART-TIME
                   GENERAL FUND POSITIONS IN THE PARK
                   DEPARTMENT AQUATIC CENTER WHERE NO
                   ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF
                   FUNDS IS REQUIRED.

ADJOURNMENT

** INDICATES THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE/RESOLUTION

                               NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
                                  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2008;

           DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE AGENDA PACKET:
                     WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2008; 10 AM


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.
It is posted on the Bellingham web site: http://www.cob.org. To view the supporting
documentation for the agenda item, click in the blue box around the agenda item number.

24-hour recording of Agenda Information: (360) 778-8219.


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.




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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 not yet streamed live as they occur on the internet.

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. noon:     Repeat 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.




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