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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: March 24, 2014


    Call to Order
    Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
    1.
    On Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be an Annual Lake Whatcom Joint Councils and Commission Meeting
    2.
    On Monday, April 7 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing for the consideration of a proposed text amendment to BMC 20.00.100 Lettered Streets Table of Zoning Regulations
    3.
    On Monday, April 7 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing for presentation of the multi-agency recommendations for safety improvements to the Alabama Street corridor from Cornwall Avenue to St. Clair Street.
    Pledge of Allegiance
Led by Council President Lehman.

    Roll Call
All present.

    15-Minute Public Comment Period
    Presentation
    20361
    1.
    Staff presentation recognizing Danne Neill for her service on the Planning and Development Commission.
Information only.


    The following are heard in both Committee sessions and Regular Meeting in order below:
    Council Standing Committee Meetings:
    Public Works / Public Safety -
    20348
    1.
    Ordinance Amending Bellingham Municipal Code Section 4.82.060 Regarding Ambulance Service Rates
    BORNEMANN/KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.



    20349
    2.
    Temporary street closure for James Street Bridge Replacement Project, Project No. ER-0009
    BORNEMANN/WEISS moved to approve the temporary street closure for James Street Bridge Replacement Project #ER-0009. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    20350
    3.
    Approval to enter into Loan Agreement for Stormwater Main Replacement and Water Quality Improvements with the Department of Ecology
    BORNEMANN/WEISS moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Loan Agreement with the Department of Ecology for Stormwater Main Replacement and Water Quality Improvements. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    20351
    4.
    Central Business District Bioretention Project Bid Award (EV-105), Bid No. 87B-2013
    BORNEMANN/LILLIQUIST moved to award Bid #87B-2013 for the Central Business District Bioretention Project to Stremler Gravel, Inc. of Lynden, Washington 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 $664,099.74, which includes any applicable WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    20352
    5.
    Water Main Replacement Program Bid Award for 2014 (EW-0205) Bid Number 9B-2014
    BORNEMANN/LILLIQUIST moved to award Bid No. 9B-2014 for the Water Main Replacement Program to Faber Construction of Lynden, Washington 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 $1,016,854.89, which includes any applicable WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    Finance and Personnel
    20353
    1.
    An ordinance adjusting Estimated 2014 Budgeted Beginning Reserves by $42,697,985 to equal actual beginning reserve balances
    LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    20354
    2.
    An ordinance authorizing $14,833,288.86 in reappropriations for goods and services ordered in 2013, but unpaid at year end
    LILLIQUIST/BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
    20355
    3.
    An ordinance authorizing $46,147,495.87 in reappropriations for goods and services budgeted in 2013, but unencumbered at year end
    LILLIQUIST/BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    Parks and Recreation
    20356
    1.
    Rate Change for Park Open Space and Woodstock Farm Facility Rentals
    MURPHY/KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2014-08. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    20357
    2.
    Exchange of Easement Rights with Puget Sound Energy
    Vargas recused herself from this item.
    MURPHY/KNUTSON moved to approve the exchange of utility easement over South Bay Trail for a trail easement over PSE property for the Samish Crest Trail. MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1, Vargas recused from vote.
    20358
    3.
    Parks and Open Space Level of Service Presentation
    Presentation during committee. Information only.
    Committee Of The Whole
    1.
    Approval of Minutes
    KNUTSON/WEISS moved to approve the February 24, 2014 and March 10, 2014 minutes of the regular meetings as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    2.
    Old/New Business
    Council Member Weiss appreciated the efforts of the Western Washington University Associated Student Body in their efforts to be responsible to the community; and noted their recent ban on plastic water bottles on campus pushing for the divestment of fossil fuel University investments, and advocating for better health and safety programs for student renters.
    20359
    3.
    Small Business Development Center Update
    Updated presented during committee. Information only.
    20360
    4.
    Survey of Bellingham business leaders
    Updated presented during committee. Information only.
    Mayor's Report
    20362
    1.
    Approval of Mayor's Appointment of Finance Director (Council Approval)
    KNUTSON/LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor's appointment of Brian Henshaw as the City's Finance Director. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    20363
    2.
    Mayor's appointment of Cerise Noah to the Planning and Development Commission (Council Approval)
    LILLIQUIST/WEISS moved to authorize the Mayor's appointment of Cerise Noah to the Planning and Development Commission, term ending March 24, 2018. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

    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.
    20364
    1.
    A/P Checks and ACH for Feb. 28, 2014, $1,703,400.44
    20365
    2.
    Authorization of checks issued
    20366
    3.
    Authorization of Checks Issued
    20367
    4.
    Authorization of Payroll labor cost payments
    KNUTSON/WEISS moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    Final Consideration of Ordinances
    20330
    1.
    AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 15.08 TO ADOPT A SERVICE CLASSIFICATION AND VOLUMETRIC RATE FOR BULK WATER FILLING STATIONS
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, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, MURPHY, VARGAS, WEISS
NAYS:
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2014-03-014

    20337
    2.
    AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM APPROVING A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM PROPOSAL FOR KULSHAN COMMUNITY LAND TRUST (KCLT) THAT WILL PROVIDE THREE DWELLING UNITS WITH PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP COSISTENT WITH CHAPTER 20.27 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE

LILLIQUIST/ BORNEMANN 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, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, MURPHY, VARGAS, WEISS
NAYS:
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2014-03-015

    20344
    3.
    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET INCREASING GENERAL FUND REVENUE BY $19,096.00 AS A RESULT OF A DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE STOP GRANT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING $19,096.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES.

BORNEMANN/MURPHY 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, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, MURPHY, VARGAS, WEISS
NAYS:
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2014-03-016

    Adjournment
    There was no further business and the meeting was adjourned at 7:56 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
04/07/2014

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