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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: February 22, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS
There were no announcements.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Catherine Chambers.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
BB / SS moved approval of the February 8, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meeting s submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0

APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

EVENING PRESENTATION
AB18766 Resolution #2010-07
1. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY PRESENTATION AND RESOLUTION

“A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF MARCH AS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AND MARCH 8TH AS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.”
SS / TB moved final approval of Resolution #2010-07. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2010-07
APPROVED
PUBLIC HEARING
AB18767 Resolution #2010-08
1. REVIEW OF SIX COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT PROPOSALS TO ESTABLISH THE DOCKET OF POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS THAT WILL BE REVIEWED IN 2010

“A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE DOCKET OF PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS TO BE REVIEWED IN 2010.”
Public hearing held.
SF / TB moved final approval of the Resolution
JW made a friendly amendment to remove Proposal #10-P3 and Proposal #10-P5 with the condition that the Proposal #10-P5 rezone be mixed use zoning constituting an Urban Village as dictated by the city’s Master Plan.
SF did not accept the friendly amendment.
SF/TB withdrew motion.
SF / ML moved final approval of Resolution #2010-08 with the exception of Proposal #10-P3 and Proposal #10-P5. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
JW moved to accept docketing of Proposal #10-P5 with the condition that the city does not move toward a Commercial Zone but towards Mixed Use Zones in coordination with a larger Master Plan effort to turn the entire I-5 to Bakerview to Northwest region into an Urban Village. There was no second. The motion died.
JW / ML moved to not docket Proposal #10-P3. MOTION FAILED 3-4, TB, SS, SF, BB opposed.
TB / BB moved to accept docketing of Proposal #10-P5. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, ML opposed.
SF / TB moved to accept docketing of Proposal #10-P3. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, ML, JW opposed.

BREAK
Council President Knutson called the meeting back to order at 9:00 p.m.
ALL 6 PROPOSALS DOCKETED
Res. #2010-08 APPROVED
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only
1. LABOR RELATIONS: Staff updated Council on a labor relations matter. Information only. No action taken.INFO ONLY
2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action taken.INFO ONLY
3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.INFO ONLY
4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action taken. INFO ONLY
5. LITIGATION – Haykin v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update to Council on a litigation matter.
BB / SS moved to approve the hiring of outside counsel to represent the City in this matter. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
6. LITIGATION – Caldwell v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update to Council on a litigation matter.
JW / SS moved to approve the hiring of outside counsel to represent the City in this matter. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
AB18768 1. BID AWARD, WEST ILLINOIS/TIMPSON WAY STREET EXTENSION, BID NO. 95B-2009; PROJECT NO. ES-310
JW / ML moved to award Bid No. 95B-2009 for West Illinois/Timpson Way Street Extension to Interwest Construction Incorporated of Burlington, 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 $1,158,976.50. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

APPROVED
PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP
AB18769 1. BID AWARD, CORDATA PARK PHASE 1 TRAILS, BID NO. 105B-2009
SF / TB moved to award Bid No. 105B-2009 for Cordata Park Phase 1 Trails to Razz 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 $565,270.00, which does not include WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

APPROVED
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
AB18770 1. AN UPDATE BY THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT ON ISSUES WITH WHATCOM COUNTY RELATED TO THE 2010 MEDIC ONE BUDGET, THE PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAM AND ANTICIPATED NEXT STEPS
Information only.
INFO ONLY
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB18771 1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UPDATE
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB18772 2. COUNCIL UPDATE ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB18773 3. “A RESOLUTION REQUESTING ADVICE FROM THE WATERFRONT ADVISORY GROUP CONCERNING THE WATERFRONT SUBAREA MASTER PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS.”
JW / TB moved to direct staff to send the draft resolution to the Waterfront Advisory Group (WAG) for their review and comment and return the resolution with input from the WAG to the City Council for consideration. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP
AB18774 1. CONSIDERATION OF THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED ADVISORY BOARD’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CITY’S ONGOING WATERSHED LAND ACQUISITION PROGRAM

ML / SS moved to direct staff to review recommendations from the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board and provide input to the City Council. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
ML / SS moved to ask the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board, based on their newer, broader range of responsibilities, if they wish to revisit or change any of their recommendations. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
DIRECTION TO STAFF (2)
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
AB18775 CB 13600
1. CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A PETITION TO VACATE THE ALLEY LOCATED WITHIN BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY’S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN
Council President Knutson reported that the petition to vacate the alley located within Block 147, Plat of Fairhaven Land Company’s Section Addition to Fairhaven was unanimously approved with dedication of land for Padden Creek daylighting in lieu of payment for the alley vacation, which includes Tracts A & B.

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF THE ENTIRE ALLEY LYING TOTALLY WITHIN PROPERTY LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS BOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY’S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN, ALL SITUATED WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM.”

BB / SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
VACATION APPROVED;
CB 13600
APPROVED
AB18776 CB 13601
2. CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A QUASI-JUDICIAL REZONE OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1906 WILSON AVENUE
Council President Knutson reported that the rezone of the property located at 1906 Wilson Avenue was unanimously approved.
            “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) TITLE 20 LAND USE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE REZONING PROPERTY AT 1906 WILSON AVENUE, IN AREA 5 OF THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD ZONING TABLE AND MAP (BMC 20.00.090), AND APPROVING THE ASSOCIATED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.”
SS / TB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

REZONE APPROVED;
CB 13601
APPROVED
AB18587 3. A WORKSESSION TO CONSIDER OPTIONS FOR AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE EXCEPTIONS TO THE CURRENT 90,000 SQUARE FOOT RETAIL SIZE CAP
TB / JW moved to return ordinance to staff to work on relating proposed amendments to the Big Box ordinance and return to the City Council for Consideration using the following timeline for the process:
      March 12, 2010 Notice of Public Hearing;
      March 15, 2010 Council Worksession;
      April 12, 2010 Public Hearing and 1st & 2nd consideration of draft revised ordinance;
      April 26, 2010 3rd & Final Consideration of the revised ordinance.

MOTION CARRIED 6-1, ML opposed
DIRECTION TO STAFF; TIMELINE ESTABLISHED
          4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
        JW read a proposed resolution in support of HB 3181 / SB 6851, the Clean Water Act of 2010 as amended by Council Member Lilliquist during committee.
JW / ML moved final approval of Resolution #2010-09. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
        Council Member Snapp reported that he and Council Member Lilliquist would attend the Whatcom County Council meeting in support of retaining the Lake Whatcom moratorium that sets a maximum of property subdivisions of 5 acres.
        Council Member Weiss requested that staff to review options available under state law with regard to investing more reserves and other investments in more local financial institutions.
        ML / SS moved to direct staff to docket the Fairhaven Neighborhood Plan in the 2010 calendar year
SF offered a friendly amendment to “urge staff to docket…”
ML accepted the friendly amendment. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2010-09 APPROVED




INFO ONLY




DIRECTION TO STAFF


DIRECTION TO STAFF
MAYOR’S REPORT
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
AB18777 2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF SARAH CAMPBELL TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
SS / JW moved to authorize the Mayor to reappoint Sarah Campbell to the Historic Preservation Commission, term expiring March 1, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB18778 3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF RACHEL MYERS TO THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
TB / ML moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Rachel Myers to the Library Board of Trustees. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB18779 4. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF DAN WELCH AS THE BIRCHWOOD REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION
Information only.
INFO 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. Committee review has taken place during the afternoon session on most of these items. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
AB18780 1. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JANUARY 29, 2010 TO FEBRUARY 5, 2010.(Consent Agenda)
AB18781 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 5, 2010 TO FEBRUARY 12, 2010.(Consent Agenda)
AB18782 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JANUARY 16, 2010 TO JANUARY 31, 2010.

TB / ML moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB18745 1. CB 13594
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AND ADDITIONAL $348,881.80 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND.

JW / 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 #2010-02-009
Ord. 2010-02-009
APPROVED
AB18755 2. CB 13595
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.04 RELATED TO THE BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

TB / SS 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 #2010-02-010

Ord. 2010-02-010
APPROVED
AB18756 3. CB 13596
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 6.16 RELATED TO THE LICENSING OF CABARET DANCE BUSINESSES.

SS / BB 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 #2010-02-011

Ord. 2010-02-011
APPROVED
AB18757 4. CB 13597
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $40,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2009.

TB / SS 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 #2010-02-012

Ord. 2010-02-012
APPROVED
AB18758 5. CB 13598
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A UNITED STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $25,780.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE SURFACE AND STORMWATER UTILITY FUND.

JW / SS 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 #2010-02-013

Ord. 2010-02-013
APPROVED
AB18761 6. CB 13599
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE GIS SPECIALIST POSITION IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND REALLOCATING EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO ACCOMMODATE THE ADDITIONAL COST.

SS / JW 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 #2010-02-014

Ord. 2010-02-014
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:52 p.m.


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