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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: December 14, 2009

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Council President Buchanan.
ROLL CALL
Jack Weiss, Excused.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
None submitted.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

PRESENTATION
AB18701 Resolution #2009-43
1. RESOLUTION HONORING LOUISE BJORNSON FOR HER PUBLIC SERVICE.
GK / BB moved final approval of Resolution #2009-43. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Res. 2009-43
APPROVED
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: BARBARA RYAN, CHAIR; LOUISE BJORNSON, TERRY BORNEMANN
AB18702 CB 13586*
1. “AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET AUTHORIZING USE OF $110,000 FROM CEMETERY FUND RESERVES AND DECREASING BUDGET REVENUES IN THE CEMETERY FUND TO REFLECT REVENUE SHORTFALLS IN 2009 AND COVER BUDGETED CEMETERY 2009 OPERATING EXPENDITURES.”
BAR / GK moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
CB 13586
APPROVED
*This ordinance will be presented for Final Consideration in 2010
AB18703 2. APPROVE MASTER SITE PLAN FOR THE FAIRHAVEN PARK – CENTER FOR LOCAL SELF RELIANCE
BAR / TB moved to approve the Master Site Plan for Fairhaven Park - Center for Local Self Reliance. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: TERRY BORNEMANN, CHAIR; BARBARA RYAN; JACK WEISS; LOUISE BJORNSON
AB18704 1. COUNCIL BRIEFING ON THE “5/12” GREEN BUILDING INITIATIVE AND INTRODUCTION TO THE 2010 INITIATIVE, “10 IN ‘10”.
Information only.
INFO ONLY
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: LOUISE BJORNSON, CHAIR; GENE KNUTSON; STAN SNAPP
AB18705 Resolution #2009-44
1. “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM SEGREGATING A LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ASSESSMENT, IN THE TELEGRAPH ROAD AREA SEWER LID NO. 1107 FOR THE PLAT OF EMERALD COTTAGES.”
LB / SS moved final approval of Resolution #2009-44. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Res. 2009-44
APPROVED
AB18706 Resolution #2009-45
2. “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM DECLARING THAT AN EMERGENCY EXISTED JUSTIFYING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE FORMAL BID PROCESS WITH REGARD TO AN EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIR AND HILLSIDE STABILIZATION AT CHUCKANUT DRIVE.”
LB / GK moved final approval of Resolution #2009-45. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Res. 2009-45
APPROVED
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: JACK WEISS, CHAIR; BARBARA RYAN; TERRY BORNEMANN
AB18707 1. WATERFRONT UPDATE REGARDING THE ADAPTIVE REUSE ASSESSMENT OF THE STRUCTURES ON THE GP MILL SITE
Information only.
INFO ONLY
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
MEMBERS: BARRY BUCHANAN, CHAIR
          1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
Council Member Knutson thanked Council President Buchanan for his year of service to the council as President.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only.
1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on acquisition of an approximately .38 acre parcel in the Birchwood Neighborhood for parks and trail purposes.
LB / SS moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $45,000. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on acquisition of an approximately .4 acre parcel in the Birchwood Neighborhood for parks and trail purposes.
LB / SS moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $60,000. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
3. LITIGATION (City of Bellingham vs. Port of Bellingham): An update was provided to council on a pending litigation matter.
GK / TB moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Agreement with the Port of Bellingham whereby the parties agree to withdraw and dismiss various permit applications, SEPA notices and documents, and the City’s lawsuit relating to the Port’s proposed demolition in 2008 of certain structures on the former GP industrial site. The intent of the Agreement is to return the parties to the positions they were in prior to the Port’s submission of the demolition permit. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
4. LITIGATION Port of Bellingham vs. City of Bellingham: An update was provided to council on a pending litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. No action taken.NO ACTION
MAYOR’S REPORT
AB18708 1. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENTS OF STEVE BRENK AND ED BENNETT TO THE TOURISM COMMISSION
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB18709 2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF DAVID WARREN TO THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
GK / LB moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of David Warren to the Civil Service Commission, term ending January 1, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
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. 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.
AB18710 CB 13587*
1. “AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF $30,500 IN GIFT FUNDS FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY AND INDIVIDUAL GIFTS, AND APPROPRIATING EXPENDITURES OF $30,500 IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND FOR LIBRARY MATERIAL PURCHASES.”
CB 13587
(Consent Agenda)
*This ordinance will be presented for Final Consideration in 2010
AB18711 CB 13588*
2. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A $15,000 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, AND APPROPRIATING EXPENDITURES OF $15,000 IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE BIG READ: WHATCOM READS! PROGRAM.
CB 13588
(Consent Agenda)
*This ordinance will be presented for Final Consideration in 2010
AB18712 Resolution #2009-46
3. FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR DIVISION 2A OF THE BIRCH STREET PRELIMINARY PLAT

“A RESOLUTION GRANTING FINAL PLAT APPROVAL FOR PHASE 2A OF THE BIRCH STREET PRELIMINARY PLAT, CONSISTING OF 9 SINGLE FAMILY LOTS AND A PUBLIC OPEN SPACE TRACT, LOCATED IN AREA 11, WHATCOM FALLS NEIGHBORHOOD, GENERALLY LOCATED OFF BIRCH FALLS DRIVE, SOUTH OF LAKEWAY DRIVE.”
Res. 2009-46
(Consent Agenda)
AB18713 CB 13589
4. “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.52 WHICH CREATED A CITY TRANSIT DIVISION FOR THE CITY’S TRANSIT SYSTEM.”
CB 13589
(Consent Agenda)
AB18714 Resolution #2009-47
5. “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE DEPOSITORY SERVICES RESOLUTION WITH U.S. BANK TO CREATE A NEW BANK ACCOUNT FOR THE WHATCOM MEDIC ONE FUND.”
Res. 2009-47
(Consent Agenda)
AB18715 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM NOVEMBER 20, 2009 TO DECEMBER 4, 2009

GK / TB moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB18524 1. CB 13543
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE 2009 SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM AT THE LOCAL LEVEL AND DIRECTING THE PLANNING DIRECTOR TO PREPARE A COMPLETE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM SUBMITTAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY.

GK / LB 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-078
Ord. 2009-12-078
APPROVED
AB18642 2. CB 13570
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING FOR A 34.8 ACRE SITE IN AREA 17D OF THE GUIDE MERIDIAN/CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD. THE AMENDMENTS CHANGE THE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION AND ZONING FROM INDUSTRIAL TO RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL, PLANNED.

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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-079
Ord. 2009-12-079
APPROVED
AB18641 3. CB 13571
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE SOUTH HILL NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.

BAR / 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-080
Ord. 2009-12-080
AB18572 4. CB 13572
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE BIRCHWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.

LB / 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-081
Ord. 2009-12-081
APPROVED
AB18563 5. CB 13573
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING, AMENDING PORTIONS OF THE LAND USE CHAPTER OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REGARDING URBAN VILLAGES.

BAR / 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-082
Ord. 2009-12-082
APPROVED
AB18624 6. CB 13574
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY SECTION OF THE CAPITAL FACILITIES CHAPTER OF THE PLAN TO UPDATE THE TEXT AND INCORPORATE BY REFERENCE THE BELLINGHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SIX-YEAR CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN.

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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-083
Ord. 2009-12-083
APPROVED
AB18625 7. CB 13575
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY SECTION OF THE CAPITAL FACILITIES CHAPTER OF THE PLAN TO UPDATE THE TEXT AND INCORPORATE BY REFERENCE THE MERIDIAN SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SIX-YEAR CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN.

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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-084
Ord. 2009-12-084
APPROVED
AB18622 8. CB 13577
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF SUCH BUDGET PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF RCW 35.33.075, AND SETTING THE EFFECTIVE DATE.

LB / 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-085
Ord. 2009-12-085
APPROVED
        AB18680 9. CB 13578
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO THE IMPACT OF RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES, AMENDING TITLE 19 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO THE IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.

BAR / 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-086
Ord. 2009-12-086
APPROVED
AB18691 10. CB 13579
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A $10,200 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES FOR OVERTIME IN THE GENERAL FUND ASSOCIATED WITH MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL DUI PATROLS.

LB / BAR 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-087
Ord. 2009-12-087
APPROVED
AB18692 11. CB 13580
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE PUBLIC WORKS STATE LOAN – WOBURN STREET FUND (233).

LB / 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-088
Ord. 2009-12-088
APPROVED
AB18693 12. CB 13581
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE CIVIC FIELD IMPROVEMENT FUND (341.)

GK / LB 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-089
Ord. 2009-12-089
APPROVED
AB18694 13. CB 13582
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE ARTERIAL STREET CONSTRUCTION FUND (112).

SS / BAR 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-090
Ord. 2009-12-090
APPROVED
AB18695 14. CB 13583
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE COMMUNITY ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION BOARD (CERB) FUND (234).

SS / LB 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-091
Ord. 2009-12-091
APPROVED
AB18696 15. CB 13584
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET AUTHORIZING CLOSURE OF THE CONSOLIDATED ASSESSMENT DEBT FUND FOR LID #1107 TELEGRAPH ROAD AND LID #1108 BARKLEY BOULEVARD (271), AND TRANSFER OF ANY REMAINING BALANCE TO THE LID GUARANTY FUND (245).

SS / BAR 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-092
Ord. 2009-12-092
APPROVED
AB18697 16. CB 13585
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET AUTHORIZING CLOSURE OF THE ASSESSMENT DEBT FUND FOR LID #1099 BARKLEY BOULEVARD (264), AND TRANSFER OF ANY REMAINING BALANCE TO THE LID GUARANTY FUND (245).

BAR / 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-093
Ord. 2009-12-093
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:14 p.m.


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