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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: July 23, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, July 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a worksession of the Council's Planning and Community Development Committee regarding the King Mountain Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan Amendment and rezone request. This item will be heard again during the afternoon and evening sessions.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Bornemann
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes

WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval of the June 18, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meetings as clarified and re-presented. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval of the July 2, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meetings as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Presentation
AB19631 1. Presentation of Environmental Protection Agency's "Excellence in Future Planning Award"
Information only.
Information only.
AB19632 2. Bellingham Pedestrian Master Plan

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to approve the Bellingham Pedestrian Master Plan. KNUTSON withdrew the motion.
Council President Bornemann stated that it was the consensus of the Council to postpone action to the August 6, 2012 meeting.
ACTION POSTPONED TO 8/6 MEETING
AB19641 3. A presentation related to the adaptive reuse of the Granary Building located in the Waterfront District; requesting that the Port of Bellingham issue a request for proposals for the Granary prior to submitting a demolition permit.

Information only. See Committee of the Whole for action.
Information only. See Committee of the Whole for action
Public Hearing
AB19633 1. Consideration of eight requests to docket Comprehensive Plan amendments for review in the next plan amendment cycle: one each in the Cornwall Park, Edgemoor, King Mountain, South, and Whatcom Falls Neighborhoods, and three in the Sunnyland Neighborhood

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE DOCKET OF PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS TO BE REVIEWED IN 2012-2013.”

Public hearing held.

KNUTSON / FLEETWOOD moved to deny docketing of ZON2012-00001 Edgemoor Neighborhood Plan. MOTION CARRIED 7-0

LILLIQUIST / LEHMAN moved to approve docketing of ZON2012-00002 Whatcom Falls Neighborhood Plan. MOTION CARRIED 7-0

WEISS / KNUTSON moved to deny docketing of ZON2012-00003 Sunnyland Neighborhood Plan Proposal #1. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

WEISS / LEHMAN moved to deny docketing of ZON2012-00008 Sunnyland Neighborhood Plan Proposal #2. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST opposed.

WEISS / LEHMAN moved to deny docketing of ZON2012-00006 Sunnyland Neighborhood Plan Proposal #3. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, LILLIQUIST, BORNEMANN opposed.

SNAPP / LEHMAN moved to reconsider vote of ZON2012-00003 Sunnyland Plan Proposal #1. MOTION FAILED 1-6, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, LEHMAN, BORNEMANN, FLEETWOOD, WEISS opposed.

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to reconsider vote of ZON2012-00008 Sunnyland Neighborhood Plan Proposal #2. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, LEHMAN, SNAPP, WEISS opposed.

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to approve docketing of ZON2012-00008 Sunnyland Neighborhood Plan Proposal #2. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, LEHMAN, SNAPP, WEISS opposed.

LILLIQUIST / WEISS moved to deny docketing of ZON2012-00004 Cornwall Park Neighborhood Plan. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, LEHMAN opposed.

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to deny docketing of ZON2012-00005 King Mountain/Irongate Neighborhood Plan. MOTION FAILED 2-5, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, BORNEMANN, FLEETWOOD, SNAPP opposed.

FLEETWOOD / KNUTSON moved to approve docketing of ZON2012-00005 King Mountain/Irongate Neighborhood Plan. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, WEISS opposed.

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to deny docketing of ZON2012-00007 South Neighborhood Plan. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, LEHMAN, SNAPP, WEISS opposed.

The Council directed staff to prepare a resolution reflecting the council’s decisions regarding each proposal to the August 6, 2012 meeting for consideration.

BREAK
Council President Bornemann called the meeting back to order at 10:47 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENT RESUMED

SEE DETAILED VOTES ON EACH ITEM FOLLOWED BY DIRECTION TO STAFF
Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Finance & Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19634 1. Financial Report - 2nd Quarter

Information only.
Information only.
AB19635 2. A Resolution directing the City to assess and outline the steps necessary to implement a Biennial Budget beginning January 1, 2015

A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM TO ASSESS AND OUTLINE THE STEPS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT A BIENNIAL BUDGET BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2015.”

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2012-19. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2012-19
APPROVED
AB19636 3. Ordinance to implement Budget Amendment for costs associated with 2011-2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement for Firefighters, IAFF 106

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $393,576.00 FROM THE ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING THE TERMS OF A NEW LABOR AGREEMENT WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 106.”

LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19637 4. Ordinance to implement Budget Amendment for costs associated with 2012-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement for AFSCME 114

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $307,058.00 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS FROM ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES IN VARIOUS FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING A NEW LABOR AGREEMENT WITH AFSCME LOCAL 114.”

LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
Transportation
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19638 1. Northwest/McLeod Roundabout Bid Award, ES-0360, Bid # 28B-2012

LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved to award Bid No. 28B-2012 for Northwest Avenue / McLeod Road Roundabout to Strider Construction Inc. of Bellingham, WA as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid which is $1,114,235.00. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, WEISS opposed.
APPROVED
Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
AB19611 1. A Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone for approximately 130 acres in Areas 5 and 13, King Mountain Neighborhood

COMMITTEE CONVENED:
FLEETWOOD / LEHMAN moved to direct staff to prepare ordinance reflecting approval with conditions. MOTION FAILED 1-3, WEISS, LEHMAN LILLIQUIST opposed.
Mixed recommendation to full council from committee.

FULL COUNCIL:
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to approve the Planning and Development Commission recommendations. MOTION FAILED 3-4, LILLIQUIST, LEHMAN, FLEETWOOD, WEISS opposed.

LILLIQUIST / LEHMAN moved to direct staff to present a resolution reflecting denial of the Comprehensive Plan amendment and rezone for Areas 5 and 13, King Mountain Neighborhood; applicant Ralph Black dba Alliance Properties 2000, LLC at the August 6, 2012 meeting. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, KNUTSON, BORNEMANN, SNAPP opposed.

DIRECTION TO STAFF
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
AB19639 1. Resolution of the City of Bellingham Appointing a Committee to prepare Pro and Con Arguments for the Local Voters Pamphlet on Proposition No. 1; Low-Income Housing Levy

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM APPOINTING A COMMITTEE TO PREPARE PRO AND CON ARGUMENTS FOR THE LOCAL VOTERS PAMPHLET ON PROPOSITION NO. 1 - LOW-INCOME HOUSING LEVY.”

KNUTSON / WEISS moved final approval of Resolution #2012-20. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
Res. 2012-20
APPROVED
AB19640 2. Resolution of the City of Bellingham Appointing a Committee to prepare Pro and Con Arguments for the Local Voters Pamphlet on Initiative 2012-2; Bellingham Community Bill of Rights (Coal-free Bellingham)

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM APPOINTING A COMMITTEE TO PREPARE PRO AND CON ARGUMENTS FOR THE LOCAL VOTERS PAMPHLET ON INITIATIVE 2012-02 - BELLINGHAM COMMUNITY BILL OF RIGHTS.”

FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved final approval of Resolution #2012-21. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
Res. 2012-21
APPROVED
AB19618 3. A Resolution requesting that certain potential on and off-site impacts associated with the Gateway Pacific Terminal be analyzed as part of the SEPA and NEPA processes

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT CERTAIN POTENTIAL ON AND OFF-SITE IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GATEWAY PACIFIC TERMINAL BE ANALYZED AS PART OF THE SEPA AND NEPA PROCESSES.”

Council President Bornemann read amendments into the record.
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved final approval of Resolution #2012-22 as amended. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2012-22 APPROVED AS AMENDED
AB19641 4. Resolution related to the adaptive reuse of the Granary Building located in the Waterfront District; requesting that the Port of Bellingham issue a request for proposals for the Granary building.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATED TO THE POTENTIAL FOR ADAPTIVE REUSE OF THE GRANARY BUILDING LOCATED IN THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT; REQUESTING THAT THE PORT OF BELLINGHAM ISSUE A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE GRANARY BUILDING.”

Council Member Lilliquist read into the record the substitute resolution submitted by Council Member Weiss.
KNUTSON / WEISS moved final approval of the substitute Resolution #2012-23. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2012-23 APPROVED
AB19642 5. Possible advisory ballot measures regarding Gateway Pacific Terminal and coal shipment through Bellingham

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to direct staff to prepare a resolution regarding a possible advisory ballot measure for consideration at the August 6, 2012 meeting. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, Lehmann, Bornemann opposed.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
          6. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          7. Old/New business
None presented.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
    1. Potential Litigation/Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a matter involving legal risks of a proposed action as well as a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action taken.
NO ACTION
    2. Litigation: City of Bellingham v. Whatcom County et al, an action regarding Initiative 2012-02: Staff provided information on a pending litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
NO ACTION
    3. Litigation: City of Bellingham and Futurewise v. Whatcom County and Caitac: Staff provided information on a pending litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.
NO ACTION
    4. Potention Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. no action taken.
NO ACTION
    5. Complaint against a Public Employee: Staff provided information on a complaint received regarding a public employee. Information only. No action taken.
NO ACTION
Mayor’s Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
AB19643 2. Mayor's appointment of Jim Bjerke to the Transportation Commission for Council's approval

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved approval of the appointment of Jim Bjerke to the Transportation Commission, term ending October 19, 2014. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19644 3. Mayors appointment of Mary Carlson and Stephen Dillon to the Community Development Advisory Board for Council's information

Information only.
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.
AB19645 1. Ordinance relating to the 2012 Budget appropriating $34,000 from estimated ending designation reserves in the Library Gift Fund

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $34,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF CIRCULATION MATERIALS.
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19646 2. Bid Award for Yew Street Pedestrian Safety Improvement, ES-0454; Bid No. 37B-2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19647 3. Bid Award for Marietta Reservoir Renovation, EW-0197; Bid No. 26B-2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19648 4. Interlocal Agreement between City for Bellingham and Whatcom Council of Governments for the Whatcom Smart Trips Program(Consent Agenda)
AB19649 5. Final Plat approval for Phase 2B of the Birch Street Preliminary Plat

A RESOLUTION GRANTING FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR PHASE 2B OF THE BIRCH STREET PRELIMINARY PLAT, CONSISTING OF 14 SINGLE FAMILY LOTS, TWO PUBLIC OPEN SPACE TRACTS, AND A STORMWATER TRACT, LOCATED IN AREA 11, WHATCOM FALLS NEIGHBORHOOD GENERALLY LOCATED ON PORTAL DRIVE OFF BIRCH FALLS WAY, SOUTH OF LAKEWAY DRIVE.”
Res. 2012-24
(Consent Agenda)
AB19650 6. Authorization of checks issued for pay period June 22, 2012 through June 28, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19651 7. Authorization of checks issued for pay period June 29, 2012 through July 5, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19652 8. Authorization of checks issued for pay period July 6, 2012 through July 12, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19653 9. Authorization of checks issued for payroll June 26, 2012 through July 10, 2012

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19612 1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $350,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR INSTALLATION OF PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-07-035
Ord. 2012-07-035 APPROVED
AB19613 2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $1,461,824.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND INSTALLATION OF SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON ALABAMA STREET

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-07-036
Ord. 2012-07-036
APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:14 a.m. July 24, 2012.
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Next City Council Meeting
Monday, August 6, 2012


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