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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: August 06, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    There are no extra meetings currently scheduled for the next two weeks.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Bornemann.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
None submitted.
None submitted
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Transportation
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19632 1. Bellingham Pedestrian Master Plan

LEHMAN / SNAPP moved to approve the Bellingham Pedestrian Master Plan. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19574 1. An Ordinance Amending the City's 2006 Bellingham Comprehensive Plan adopting a new chapter on the environment

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD THE ENVIRONMENT ELEMENT AS A NEW CHAPTER.”

FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, LILLIQUIST opposed.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19654 2. Natural Resources Committee Quarterly Update

Information only.
Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
AB19590 1. An Ordinance amending the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan and BMC Title 20 and Title 21, adopting the Fairhaven Neighborhood and Urban Village Plan and associated development regulations

AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING, REPEALING THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND REPLACING IT WITH THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN VILLAGE PLAN; AMENDING THE LAND USE DEVELOPMENT CODE (TITLE 20) AND THE PROCEDURES AND ADMINISTRATION CODE (TITLE 21) FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN VILLAGE PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DESIGN STANDARDS AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS.”

WEISS / FLEETWOOD moved approval for first and second reading as amended during committee.

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved to reconsider the failed motion from the Committee of the Whole, to reduce height limit for the area west of 13th Street from McKenzie to Larrabee from 56’ to 42’. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, LEHMAN, WEISS, BORNEMANN opposed.
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to reduce height limit for the area west of 13th Street from McKenzie to Larrabee from 56’ to 42’. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, LEHMAN, WEISS, BORNEMANN opposed.

SNAPP / LEHMAN moved to rezone I-3 to include hotel/motel use.
WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to amend the motion to permit hotel/motel use in the areas south of Harris Avenue in the I-3 zone. MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED 6-1, BORNEMANN opposed.
MOTION CARRIED 6-1, BORNEMANN opposed.

MAIN MOTION CARRIED AS AMENDED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED AS AMENDED












AB19611 2. A Resolution to deny a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone for approximately 130 acres in Areas 5 and 13, King Mountain Neighborhood

“A RESOLUTION DENYING A PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE FOR PORTIONS OF AREAS 5 AND 13 OF THE KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD AND ADOPTING SUPPORTING FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS AND DECISION.”

LILLIQUIST / WEISS moved final approval of Resolution #2012-25. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, KNUTSON, BORNEMANN, SNAPP opposed.
Res. 2012-25
APPROVED
AB19633 3. A Resolution adopting the 2012-2013 docket of proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE DOCKET OF PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS TO BE REVIEWED IN 2012-2013.”

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved final approval of Resolution #2012-26. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, LEHMAN, SNAPP, WEISS opposed.
Res. 2012-26 APPROVED
AB19642 4. A Resolution related to the Gateway Pacific Terminal proposal seeking a nonbinding advisory vote in the November 6, 2012 General Election

No action taken.

NO ACTION
          5. Old/New business
Council Member Weiss suggested entertaining a policy on video-taped public comments. Council Member Lehman requested this be included in feedback in how to streamline processes and make improvements for council.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Litigation: City of Bellingham v. Whatcom County regarding Initiative 2012-02: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. Litigation: Jacob Nicolaas v. City of Bellingham et al: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. 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.

Mayor Linville notified Council of meetings and direction to staff regarding fireworks, which include: reviewing Spokane’s laws and results; education and marketing and fire and police emphasis patrols. Information only.
Information only.
AB19655 2. Mayor's reappointment of Robyn duPre, John Blethen and Derek Long to the Waterfront Advisory Group for Council's information

Information only.
Information 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. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
AB19656 1. An Ordinance for a Budget Amendment to allow for receipt and spending of an Alcohol Traffic Safety Incentive Grant of $800.00

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AN $800.00 FEDERAL ALCOHOL TRAFFIC SAFETY INCENTIVE GRANT TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING A RELATED EXPENDITURE IN THE GENERAL FUND.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19657 2. An Ordinance to Amend the 2012 Budget to accept a Grant from the Department of Justice for $35,172

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $35,172.00 BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19658 3. Interlocal Agreement with the City of Lynden for usage of the Vactor Waste Transfer Facility(Consent Agenda)
AB19659 4. Bid Award for various water distribution valves and tapping sleeves, Bid #44B-2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19660 5. Bid Award for ductile iron fitting, couplings, pipe restraints and grip rings, Bid #43B-2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19661 6. Authorization of checks issued for pay period July 6, 2012 through July 12, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19662 7. Authorization of checks issued for pay period July 13, 2012 through July 19, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19663 8. Authorization of checks issued for pay period July 20, 2012 through July 26, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19664 9. Authorization of checks issued for payroll July 11, 2012 through July 25, 2012

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

CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19636 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $393,576.00 FROM THE ESTIMATED UNDESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING THE TERMS OF A NEW LABOR AGREEMENT WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 106

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, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-08-037
Ord. 2012-08-037 APPROVED
AB19637 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $307,058.00 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS FROM ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES IN VARIOUS FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING A NEW LABOR AGREEMENT WITH AFSCME LOCAL 114

KNUTSON / SNAPP 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, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-08-038
Ord. 2012-08-038 APPROVED
AB19645 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $34,000.00 FROM THE ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF CIRCULATION MATERIALS

KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST 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, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-08-039
Ord. 2012-08-039 APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, August 13, 2012


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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