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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 27, 2014

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On January 28-30, 2014 Council Members Cathy Lehman, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann, Pinky Vargas and Roxanne Murphy will meet with our State Representatives and attend the Association of Washington Cities City Action Days in Olympia.
    On February 3, 2014 the Lake Whatcom Policy Group Meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Garden Level Conference Room, 322 N Commercial Street.

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

Led by Council President Lehman.
Roll Call

All present.
Approval Of Minutes

KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of the January 13, 2014 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period
AB 20292 “A RESOLUTION HONORING J LYNNE WALKER FOR HER PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND ITS CITIZENS.”

Council President Lehman read the resolution into the record.

KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of Resolution #2014-04. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2014-04 APPROVED
Presentation
AB20278 1. State of the City Address

Information only.
Information only.
Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Finance and Personnel -
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Terry Bornemann
AB20279 Moved to committee of the Whole, Item #2.
AB20280 2. Budget Appropriation of Two .5 FTEs in the Police Department

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $57,000.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADDITION OF ONE NEW PART-TIME POSITION IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS GROUP AND ONE NEW PART-TIME POSITION IN POLICE ADMINISTRATION, FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES.”

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
Public Works / Public Safety
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Jack Weiss
AB20281 1. Port Security Grant Program - Fire Boat; Program Update

Update provided during committee. Information only.
Information only.
AB20282 2. Enter into a Contract for the Purchase of Six Fire / Emergency Medical Service Basic Life Support Aid Cars

Discussion during committee. Information only.
Information only.
Parks and Recreation
Roxanne Murphy, Chair
Pinky Vargas; Jack Weiss
AB20262 1. Resolution of the City of Bellingham Adopting an Updated 2014 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON ADOPTING AN UPDATED 2014 PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE PLAN.”

MURPHY / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2014-02 .

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to amend the resolution to include establishment of alternatives to the Level of Service options to be included in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

LILLIQUIST / VARGAS moved to add an additional objective to Section 5.4.1.1 of the Parks & Recreation Open Space Plan. Add: “F. Provide recycling opportunities and facilities at public parks and at points along trails.” MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved, to move Development of Van Wyck Park from Priority 2 designation to Priority 1. MOTION FAILED 3-4, KNUTSON, VARGAS, BORNEMANN, MURPHY opposed.

MAIN MOTION CARRIED AS AMENDED 6-1, LILLIQUIST opposed.
Res. 2014-02 APPROVED AS AMENDED
AB20283 2. Ordinance of the City of Bellingham Relating to the Land Use Planning and Updating Chapter 7 of the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND UPDATING CHAPTER 7 OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WITH THE NEW PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE PLAN.”

MURPHY / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

1st & 2nd APPROVED
Committee Of The Whole
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann, Pinky Vargas, Roxanne Murphy
AB20284 1. Resolution Supporting Increased Safety Standards for Rail Tank Cars

“A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING INCREASED SAFETY STANDARDS FOR RAIL TANK CARS THAT TRANSPORT OIL, ETHANOL, AND OTHER FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS THROUGH BELLINGHAM, AND CALLING ON THE FEDERAL U.S. PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION TO ADOPT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN 2014 RULES REQUIRING SAFETY RETROFITTING OF EXISTING RAIL CARS.”

Amendments, as recommended by committee, were read into the record as follows:

4th Whereas: add “transportation centers” after recreation sites and replace the word “sewage” with “wastewater”;
5th Whereas: delete the words “separate in various” between the words ‘four’ and ‘locations’
11th Whereas: replace placeholder “how often” with “daily”
Resolved Paragraph: add “rapid” immediately prior to “implementation” in the first sentence; and add sentence to the paragraph stating: “We further call on federal officials to support and assist local governments in appropriate enhanced emergency response planning and emergency response capacity for rail-tank cars with flammable liquids.

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of Resolution as amended during committee.

LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved to further amend the resolution by adding a second ‘Resolved Paragraph’ stating: “The City of Bellingham supports legislative efforts at the state level to identify communities at particular risk for spills and accidents from added freight traffic carrying crude oil, and to provide the resources for identified communities to adequately mitigate and manage these new or heightened risks. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to further amend the resolution by striking language in Whereas #15 and replacing it with “the City has recently invested and plans to continue to invest substantially in restoration of nearshore and shoreline habitats, and revitalizing the old Georgia-Pacific site, and both would be adversely impacted by oil spills, train accidents and/or derailments, and increased rail traffic.” MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

MAIN MOTION CARRIED 7-0. Resolution #2014-03 approved as amended.

Res. 2014-03 APPROVED AS AMENDED
Moved from Finance & Personnel Committee.

AB20279 1. Ordinance Repealing the B&O Tax Exception for Nonprofit Religious Healthcare Providers and Adopting Healthcare-Specific Deductions and Exemptions Contained in the Washington State B&O Tax Code

During committee, council gave direction to schedule a Public Hearing on the proposed ordinance. Direction was provided to staff to develop a report on an alternative proposal brought forward by Peace Health St Joseph Hospital and to make the findings of that report available to council prior to the public hearing.
DIRECTION PROVIDED
AB20285 2. A Briefing on the Initiation of a Rental Registration Program

The Committee of the Whole sent this item to the Planning & Development committee for further discussion.
Sent to Planning Committee
          3. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          4. Old/New Business
None presented.
Mayor's Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
AB20286 2. Mayor's Appointment of Robert Camandona to the Museum Foundation Board for Council Approval

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval of Robert Camandona to the Museum Foundation Board, term ending January 27, 2017. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB20287 3. Mayor's Appointment of Tom Weller and Tim Crandall to the Transportation Commission for Council Approval

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved approval of Tom Weller, term ending October 24, 2014 and Tim Crandall, term ending May 9, 2014 to the Transportation Commission. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
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.
AB20288 1. Close the Squalicum Park / Olympic Fund

AN ORDINANCE CLOSING THE SQUALICUM PARK / OLYMPIC FUND.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB20289 2. Authorization of checks issued for January 3, 2014 through January 9, 2014(Consent Agenda)
AB20290 3. Authorization of checks issued for January 10, 2014 through January 16, 2014(Consent Agenda)
AB20291 4. Authorization of checks issued for payroll December 24, 2013 through January 10, 2014

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration of Ordinance

None.
Adjournment

*There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:01 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday February 10, 2014


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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