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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Monday, October 08, 2012, 07:00 PM
Book: 66, Page: 1


REGULAR MEETING


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Terry Bornemann, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call
Present:
    Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Stan Snapp, Council Member, Fourth Ward
    Terry Bornemann, Council Member, Fifth Ward
    Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
    Seth Fleetwood, Council Member, At Large

Excused:
    Cathy Lehman
    Council Member
    Third Ward

ANNOUNCEMENT(S)
    · On Monday, October 15, @ 1:00 - 4:00 PM in the Mayor's Board Room, there will be a worksession to discuss the 2013 Budget regarding the Museum, Parks & Recreation, Public Works and Executive Departments.
    · On Monday, November 19, @ 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the 2013 Preliminary Budget.

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


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval of the September 24, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


PRESENTATION(S)

AB19699 1. Resolution Honoring Fire Chief Bill Boyd for his service

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL HONORING BILL BOYD FOR HIS OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND THE CITIZENS OF BELLINGHAM.”

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2012-27. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Leonard Lindstrom discussed social issues.

Yoshé Revelle discussed political issues

Walter Hekala submitted pictures and a letter with regard to an ongoing safety concern in his neighborhood where an electric power saw and other construction equipment were left unattended for an extended period of time. He asked for assistance in resolving this issue and suggested revisions to the BMC.

Peter Morrison submitted a copy of a letter to Whidbey Island Bank from Planning staff that addresses zoning at 2008 Iron Street . The property is zoned Light Industrial making this residence nonconforming and difficult to sell or get financing on the property. He is asking for a change in wording for the light industrial zoning so that he can get financing.


Presentation(s) - continued

AB19700 2. Mayor's presentation of the 2013 Preliminary Budget

Mayor Linville presented the preliminary budget. She reviewed the administration’s guiding principles and Council direction. Budget goals include: maintain sufficient workforce levels; update the existing Comprehensive Plan; advance a waterfront development plan; fund environmental liabilities - update aging critical information technology needs; fund a capital facility maintenance plan; implement a unified Lake Whatcom Management plan; negotiate and implement a unified EMS/Medic One.

John Carter, Finance Director, reviewed charts of 2013 city-wide revenues and expenditures and preliminary 2013 and 2014 General Fund revenues and expenditures.

Mayor Linville explained that there will be in depth information and opportunities for discussion at departmental presentations on October 15, October 22, October 29, and November 5.

Information only.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp

AB19701 1. 2012 Housing Levy Administration and Financial Plan; Program Years: 2013 - 2019

Presentation and discussion during committee. Information only.


Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson

AB19702 1. Parkade public benefit leasing

KNUTSON / WEISS moved to direct staff to begin negotiations with Kuntz & Company [Commercial Street Theatre] on the Parkade space.

BORNEMANN moved to amend the motion to include that within the negotiations, in addition to providing improvements to the space in lieu of rent, that Kuntz & Company be required to pay $1.25 per s.f. for maintenance and operations. Knutson/Weiss concurred with amendment. MOTION CARRIED 5-1, LILLIQUIST opposed.

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to include instructions to the staff to negotiate the credit for all tenant improvements, which may not be 100%. MOTION CARRIED 5-1, BORNEMANN opposed.

MAIN MOTION CARRIED 6-0 AS AMENDED


AB19708 2. 2012 Overlay Project - Noise Variance request for evening work along Woburn Street between Lakeway and Alabama

SNAPP / FLEETWOOD moved approval of noise variance starting the week of October 15th. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood

          1. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. Old/New business
Council President Bornemann reported that:
    · a calendar has been presented for worksessions regarding the 2013 budget;
      · Council Members will participate in the search committee and interview team for replacing the retiring Police and Fire Chiefs;
        · Public Works Operations will host a tour of the Post Point Construction Project; sign up through council office;
          · Council Member Snapp has requested that a forum be held regarding the Gateway Pacific Terminal and will be working with the Mayor on that possibility.
        Council Member Snapp reported that the chip pile fire at Hannegan and Bakerview Roads has been extinguished.


        Executive Session - Report and action only.

        1. Labor relations direction: Staff provided an update on labor negotiations. Direction given. No action taken.

        2. Potential property acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition matter. Direction given. No action taken.


        MAYOR'S REPORT
                1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

        AB19703 2. Mayor's appointment of Andrew Good as the Lettered Streets representative, Dan White as the South Hill representative and Patrick Stickney as the WWU representative to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Board

        Information only.

        Mayor Linville noted that with regard to the scoping process for the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project, seven public meetings have been scheduled by Whatcom County’s consultant. The first meeting will be at Squalicum High School, October 27, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Updates will be provided by department heads on November 5th. Information only.


        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.

        AB19704 1. Surplus manufactured home (1983 Berks Double-Wide)

        AB19705 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period September 14, 2012 through September 20, 2012

        AB19706 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period September 21, 2012 through September 27, 2012

        AB19707 4. Authorization of checks issued for payroll September 11, 2012 through September 25, 2012

        KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


        FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

        AB19689 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 6.05, 6.05.025, 6.05.030, 6.05.230, 6.06.030, 6.08, 6.08.001, 6.08.010, 6.08.020, 6.08.025, 6.08.030, 6.08.050, 6.08.080, 6.08.110, 6.08.334, 6.18.030, 6.18.050, 6.18.100, 6.18.110, 6.08.150, 6.26.010, 6.26.040, 6.26.050, 6.30.040, 6.30.150, 6.30.190, 6.32.020, 6.54.030, AND 6.54.190 TO MAKE BUSINESS REGISTRATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE BUSINESS LICENSING SERVICE AND TO UPDATE PROVISIONS THAT GOVERN THE GROUNDS FOR DENIAL AND REVOCATION OF BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS

        LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved to strike “or any provision of the Bellingham Municipal Code” from Section 6.05.230.A.3. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

        SNAPP / KNUTSON 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: BORNEMANN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
        NAYS:
        ABSTENTIONS:
        EXCUSED: LEHMAN

        MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-10-047 AS AMENDED.


        AB19690 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET, APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $7,706.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND AND $895.00 IN THE TOURISM FUND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECLASSIFICATION OF A PROGRAM MANAGER 1 IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP.

        LILLIQUIST / 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, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
        NAYS:
        ABSTENTIONS:
        EXCUSED: LEHMAN

        MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-10-048



        ADJOURNMENT
        There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.

        Terry Bornemann, Council President

        ATTEST: Linda D. Anderson City Clerk Representative
        APPROVED: 10/22/2012



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