|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 Snapp.
|Approval Of Minutes|
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the September 12, 2011 minutes of the regular meeting, as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved approval of the September 26, 2011 minutes of the regular meeting, as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|15-Minute Public Comment Period|
|Council Standing Committee Meetings:|
|Parks And Recreation |
Members: Chair, Gene Knutson; Terry Bornemann; Seth Fleetwood
|AB19343 1. Greenway Advisory Committee annual report and Strategic Plan update|
Presentation made during committee.
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved to approve the Strategic Plan and Project Expenditure Guidelines for Greenway Program Land Acquisitions.
FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved to direct staff to amend the report to add language to reflect the completed purchase of Fairhaven Highlands. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
(MAIN) MOTION CARRIED 7-0, AS AMENDED.
|APPROVED WITH DIRECTION TO STAFF|
|Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources |
Members: Chair, Seth Fleetwood; Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Gene Knutson
|AB19336 1. Lake Whatcom invasive species update - Asian Clam|
Presentation made during committee. Information only.
|Committee Of The Whole |
Chair, Stan Snapp
|AB18874 1. Ordinance for Comcast Cable Television Franchise Agreement|
“AN ORDINANCE RENEWING THE GRANT OF A FRANCHISE TO COMCAST OF WASHINGTON IV, INC. TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A CABLE SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM; SETTING FORTH CONDITIONS ACCOMPANYING THE GRANT OF FRANCHISE; PROVIDING THE CITY REGULATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE CABLE SYSTEM AND TERMINATING ORDINANCE NO. 10709.”
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
BORNEMANN / WEISS moved to direct staff to write a letter to Congressman Larson encouraging his support of the Community Access Prevention Act. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|1ST & 2ND APPROVED|
DIRECTION TO STAFF
|AB19342 2. 2012 Preliminary Budget - Department presentations by Police and Museum and discussion of 2012 Capital Projects|
Presentations made during committee by Police Department and Museum along with an overview and discussion of 2012 Capital Projects. Information only.
Council Member Weiss noted that the discussion of the Department of Transportation property in the Sunnyland Neighborhood has been postponed to the October 24, 2011 meeting.
Council Member Weiss reminded council that it has been 56 days since the Chuckanut Ridge purchase was approved and there is not a repayment plan in place; and asked that comments he submitted in writing be included in the minutes of this meeting.
|Executive Session – Report and action only.|
|1. LITIGATION: City of Bellingham v. Whatcom County re URMX Growth Board Appeal: Staff provided information on the City’s appeal to the Growth Board.|
LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved to authorize settlement of the City’s appeal under the following terms: (1) Whatcom County reduces the size of allowed nonresidential uses in the URMX zone from 5,000 sq. ft. back down to 2,500 sq. ft., and (2) Whatcom County and the City follow an expedited process for entering into a new interlocal agreement on planning, annexation, and development within the City’s Urban Growth Area. MOTION CARRIED 6-0 with KNUTSON abstaining (due to his absence at the Executive Session.)
|2. LITIGATION: Hofstetter v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|3. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES: Charles Herron: Staff provided information on a claim for damages. Information only. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|4. LABOR RELATIONS UPDATE: Staff provided information on labor relations. Information only. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
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.
|AB19344 1. Resolution authorizing City sponsorship of the Northwest Clean Air Agency for eligibility in the Association of Washington Cities/AWC Benefits Trust|
Res. 2011-21 “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM WITH REGARD TO SPONSORING THE NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY REQUEST TO JOIN THE ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON CITIES EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST.”
|AB19345 2. Resolution for emergency repair of East Maple Street/I-5 water main|
Res. 2011-22 “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM DECLARING THAT AN EMERGENCY EXISTED JUSTIFYING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE FORMAL BID PROCESS WITH REGARD TO EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO THE EAST MAPLE STREET I-5 WATERMAIN.”
|Res. 2011-22 (Consent Agenda)|
|AB19346 3. Interlocal Agreement between the City of Bellingham and Whatcom Council of Governments to help fund Whatcom Smart Trips Program||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19347 4. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from September 16, 2011 to September 22, 2011||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19348 5. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from September 23, 2011 to September 29, 2011||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19349 6. Authorization of check issue for payroll from September 10, 2011 to September 23, 2011|
KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its’ entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY|
|Final Consideration Of Ordinances|
|AB19338 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $81,084.72 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE POLICE FEDERAL EQUITABLE SHARING FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE, FURNITURE, COMPUTERS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT|
KNUTSON / WEISS 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
MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-10-058
|Ord. 2011-10-058 APPROVED|
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, October 24, 2011