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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: April 25, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:

None.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Linda Twitchell.
ROLL CALL
Jack Weiss, Excused.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved approval of the April 11, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
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PRESENTATION
AB19178 1. BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM COUNTY COMMISSION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PRESENTATION
Information only.
Information only.
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB19179 1. FINANCIAL REPORT - 1ST QUARTER
Information only.
Information only.
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON
AB19180 1. BUDGET ORDINANCE FOR RECEIPT OF A REMEDIAL ACTION GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR THE ELDRIDGE MUNICIPAL LANDFILL

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $403,723.00 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT TO THE SOLID WASTE FUND FOR THE ELDRIDGE MUNICIPAL LANDFILL PROJECT (EC15) AND PLACING THIS AMOUNT IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES.”
BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19115 2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 17.20.010 AND 17.20.030 TO CLARIFY THAT THE CITY HAS ADOPTED THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE AS AMENDED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AND TO ESTABLISH A NEW GRADE STANDARD FOR FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROADS
FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved to amend the amendment passed on February 28, 2011 to delete new exception 4.(2), which stated “to vested building permit applications for single family dwellings;”. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved an additional amendment to add the following underlined words to Exception 5. “Building permit applications received by the city no later than December 31, 2016, for single-family dwellings located in subdivisions that received preliminary plat approval prior to the effective date of this Ordinance are exempt from this section.” MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

See Final Consideration of Ordinances.
ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS APPROVED:
SEE FINAL CONSIDERATION FOR ACTION ON AMENDED ORDINANCE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP
AB19181 1. WHATCOM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION UPDATE TO COUNCIL
Information only.
Information only.
          3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          4. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Bornemann reported that the Whatcom Museum will be bringing a major exhibition in 2013 entitled “Vanishing Ice.” Work on this major exhibition has been ongoing since 2005.

Council Member Bornemann announced that the annual Worker’s Memorial Ceremony will be held on the Library Lawn, Thursday, April 28, 2011 at noon.
MAYOR’S REPORT
Mayor Pike announced that the City of Bellingham, Whatcom County and the Whatcom Land Trust are working jointly to try to come together on a resolution of the Galbraith Mountain situation.

Mayor Pike also extended an invitation to all to attend the Worker’s Memorial Ceremony, April 28, 2011 at noon, Library Lawn.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: Report and action only.
1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter.
FLEETWOOD / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the City to enter into a Stipulated Judgment for Quiet Title to extinguish any remaining City interest in an alley right-of-way located near the 400 block of Lakeway Drive. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter.
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the appeal to the Growth Management Hearings Board of Whatcom County Ordinance 2011-008 which made changes to the URMX zone in the City’s Urban Growth Boundary. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.
NO ACTION
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. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
AB19182 1. BID AWARD FOR REMOVAL OF UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK AT WATER TREATMENT PLANT. (Bid #25B-2011)(Consent Agenda)
AB19183 2. BID AWARD FOR BRASS SERVICE AND THREADED FITTINGS. (Bid #21B-2011)(Consent Agenda)
AB19184 3. BID AWARD FOR REMOUNTING AN EXISTING AMBULANCE MODULE ONTO A NEW 2010 CHASSIS. (Bid #9B-2011)(Consent Agenda)
AB19185 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 8, 2011 to APRIL 14, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19186 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 15, 2011 to APRIL 21, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19187 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR payroll FROM MARCH 16, 2011 to MARCH 31, 2011
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB19115 1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 17.20.010 AND 17.20.030 TO CLARIFY THAT THE CITY HAS ADOPTED THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE AS AMENDED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AND TO ESTABLISH A NEW GRADE STANDARD FOR FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROADS

KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved approval for third and final reading as amended. Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and approved by the following roll call vote:

AYES: BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP
NAYS: BORNEMANN
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 5-1 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-04-021
Ord. 2011-04-021
APPROVED AS AMENDED
AB19161 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL $340,000.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND FOR SPECIAL LEGAL SERVICES AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RELATED TO CIVIL CASES PENDING AGAINST THE CITY

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved approval for third and final reading. Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and approved by the following roll call vote:

AYES: BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-04-022
Ord. 2011-04-022
APPROVED
AB19172 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE STREET FUND, PUBLIC WORKS TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT GROUP, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED
BORNEMANN / BUCHANAN moved approval for third and final reading. Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and approved by the following roll call vote:

AYES: BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-04-023
Ord. 2011-04-023
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011


Disclaimer: This document is provided as a courtesy follow up of the City Council meeting. This document is not to be considered the minutes from the meeting rather a report of the action taken by Council. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review of the tapes of proceedings and composure of the minutes from the meeting. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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