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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: March 14, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:

There are no additional Committee Meetings or Special Meetings of the City Council scheduled in the next two weeks.

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

TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1:
    On Monday, March 14, 1:00 - 1:55 PM in Council Chambers there will be a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board to consider interlocal agreements with the WTA and with the City of Bellingham. There will be a presentation of the Transportation Commission recommendations for non-motorized transportation project funding by the TBD.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Collin Quinn and Joseph Adams, Bellingham Boy Scout Troop 3.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
GK / BB moved approval of the February 28, 2011 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD



PUBLIC HEARING
AB19129 1. APPLICATION FOR AGREEMENT FOR UTILITY SERVICE ZONE EXTENSION FOR MUNICIPAL SEWER SERVICE TO 3660 HAGGIN ROAD IN THE URBAN GROWTH AREA
Public hearing held.
GK / BB moved approval for first and second reading with an amendment to provide for an 80% reduction in fees. MOTION FAILED 3-4, TB, ML, SF, JW OPPOSED.
TB / ML moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0

Public hearing held.
1st & 2nd Approved
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB19130 1. REVIEW 2010 FISCAL YEAR-END FINANCIAL REPORT
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB19131 2. ORDINANCE REGARDING THE SALE OF UP TO $6.5 MILLION OF QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BONDS

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF LIMITED TAX GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE CITY IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $6,500,000 TO FINANCE CAPITAL ADDITIONS, BETTERMENTS, AND IMPROVEMENTS TO CITY FACILITIES; PROVIDING THE FORM AND TERMS OF THE BONDS; AND DELEGATING THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE THE FINAL TERMS OF THE BONDS.”
ML / BB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19132 3. ORDINANCE TO ADJUST ESTIMATED 2011 BUDGETED BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCE BY $40,090,547.36 TO EQUAL ACTUAL BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECONCILING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUDGETED ESTIMATED 2011 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES AND ACTUAL 2011 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES, AND PLACING THE DIFFERENCES IN THE ENDING RESERVE BALANCES FOR A NET RESERVE INCREASE OF $40,090,547.36.”
ML / TB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19133 4. ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE $10,350,169.13 IN REAPPROPRIATIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2010 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR-END CLOSING

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $10,350,169.13 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2010 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR END CLOSING, FROM UNANTICIPATED REVENUE AND ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES.”
ML / BB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19134 5. ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE $45,787,069.27 OF REAPPROPRIATIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES BUDGETED IN 2010 BUT UNENCUMBERED AT YEAR END

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $45,787,069.27 IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED IN 2010 BUT WERE NOT OBLIGATED BY PURCHASE ORDER OR CONTRACT BY YEAR END, FROM ESTIMATED RESERVES AND UNANTICIPATED REVENUE, AND PLACING $259,532.60 IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES.”
ML / TB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN, SETH FLEETWOOD
AB19135 1. PRESENTATION BY WHATCOM ROWING ASSOCIATION
Information only.
INFO ONLY
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; GENE KNUTSON
AB19136 1. NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE QUARTERLY UPDATE
Information only.
INFO ONLY
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP
AB19137 1. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1
ML / TB moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Transportation Benefit District No. 1 as amended during committee. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED AS AMENDED
AB19138 2. RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF BELLINGHAM CITY HALL BEING PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT IN PLACING THE 1939 BELLINGHAM CITY HALL ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.”
TB / GK moved final approval of Resolution #2011-04. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2011-04
APPROVED
AB19139 3. HEARING EXAMINER ANNUAL REPORT
Information only.
INFO ONLY
          4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Buchanan reported that he and Council President Snapp have represented the city in discussions of possible new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) throughout the county. Because of the complexities of the discussions, he has recommended the council form an ad hoc committee.

BB / GK moved to form an ad hoc committee to deal with the complex EMS issues and discussions, of Public Safety Chair Buchanan, Council President Snapp and Finance Committee Chair Lilliquist. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

Council Member Bornemann thanked organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report and action:
1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
6. POTENTIAL PROPERTY SALE: Staff provided information on a potential property sale. Direction given. 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.

Mayor Pike updated the council on his thoughts and discussions with regard to the proposed Gateway Pacific Cargo terminal at Cherry Point.
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.
AB19140 1. ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE $164,142 TO THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER UTILITY FOR A GRANT FROM WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (Grant #G1100171 - Stormwater University)

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $123,107.00 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT TO THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER FUND FOR THE STORMWATER UNIVERSITY PROJECT (EV94) AND APPROPRIATING $164,142.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19141 2. ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE $666,666 TO THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER UTILITY FOR A GRANT FROM WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY (Grant #G1100173 - Residential Retrofits or Homeowner Incentive Program)

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $500,000.00 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT TO THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER FUND FOR THE LAKE WHATCOM HOME OWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (EV90), AND APPROPRIATING $666,666.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19142 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 25, 2011 TO MARCH 3, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19143 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 4, 2011 TO MARCH 10, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19144 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2011 TO FEBRUARY 15, 2011
GK / TB moved final approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB19114 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, AMENDING SECTIONS 12.08.230 AND 15.12.175 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE, REVISING CONNECTION FEES FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICES

ML / GK 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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-03-008
Ord. 2011-03-008
APPROVED
AB19122 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY GRANT TO ADVANCE OUR COMMUNITY'S EFFORTS REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, AND APPROPRIATING $30,000.00 IN EXPENDITURES

TB / GK 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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-03-009
Ord. 2011-03-009
APPROVED
AB19123 3. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING AREA 9 OF THE CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS, BMC 20.00.045, TO CORRECT AN ERROR

BB/ GK 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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-03-010
Ord. 2011-03-010
APPROVED
AB19124 4. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING AREA 14A OF THE KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS, BMC 20.00.095, TO CORRECT AN ERROR

GK / TB 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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-03-011.
Ord. 2011-03-011
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 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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