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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: December 05, 2011

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    Transportation Benefit District No. 1

On Monday, December 12 at 1:00 PM* in Council Chambers, there will be a meeting of the TBD Board of Directors to discuss transit options for 2012.

*On Monday, December 12, the City Council Committee meetings will begin at 2:00

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


Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Public Works / Public Safety
Members: Chair, Barry Buchanan; Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19395 1. Extension of lease term and potential expansion of space for the Bellingham Railway Museum

BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to renew the lease with the Bellingham Railway Museum for three years at the current rate and reevaluate the possible expansion into the adjoining 1,000 square feet in six months.
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to amend the motion to include the adjoining 1,000 square feet at $875.00 per month for both spaces. MOTION FAILED 3-4, WEISS, SNAPP, BUCHANAN, BORNEMANN opposed.
MAIN MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB19396 2. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to submit an application requesting Economic Development Investment (EDI) funding for improvements to the W. Bakerview overpass

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION REQUESTING FUNDING FROM WHATCOM COUNTY’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT (EDI) PROGRAM TO PARTIALLY FUND THE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS.”

BUCHANAN / LILLIQUIST moved final approval of Resolution #2011-28. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2011-28
APPROVED
AB19397 3. Purchase of Mechanical CPR Devices

BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to approve the purchase of LUCAS Mechanical CPR Device and accessories from Physio-Control, Inc. (Quote #1-202298833) for $49,261.31 including sales tax. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
Transportation
Members: Chair, Terry Bornemann; Michael Lilliquist; Jack Weiss
AB19398 1. Resolution adopting a base rate for 2012 Transportation Impact Fees per BMC 19.06.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON ADOPTING A TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEE BASE RATE FOR 2012.”

BORNEMANN / WEISS moved final approval of Resolution #2011-29. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2011-29
APPROVED
Planning & Community Development
Members: Chair, Jack Weiss; Michael Lilliquist; Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19376 1. City/County Interlocal Agreement concerning planning annexation and development review in Bellingham’s Urban Growth Area
Information only. Discussion continued to December 12, 2011 regular council meeting.
Continued to 12/12/11 meeting
Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Members: Chair, Seth Fleetwood; Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Gene Knutson
AB19235 1. Ordinance to increase the water rate surcharge for the Lake Whatcom acquisition and stormwater program

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 15.08.250 RELATING TO WATER USE RATES AND INCREASING THE RATE TO FUND PROPERTY ACQUISITION, OTHER LAND PRESERVATION MEASURES, AND POLLUTION CONTROL PROJECTS IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED.”
SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved to direct staff to defer further discussion and tentatively schedule a public hearing on January 23, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Direction to staff
Committee Of The Whole
Chair, Stan Snapp
AB19399 1. Ratification of Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement and Development Agreement by and between the Bellingham Public Development Authority and Catholic Community Services for the sale of the 1100 Cornwall Property
SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved to approve ratification of the Real Estate Purchase and Sale agreement and approval of the Development Agreement by and between the Bellingham Public Development Authority and Catholic Community Services regarding the sale of the 1100 Cornwall Avenue property. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, BUCHANAN opposed.
APPROVED
AB19400 2. Ordinance confirming final assessment roll for LID #1109 regarding sewer improvements along 34th Street between Taylor Street and Donovan Avenue

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, APPROVING AND CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #1109 WHICH WAS CREATED TO FINANCE THE COST OF SEWER IMPROVEMENTS ALONG 34TH STREET BETWEEN TAYLOR STREET AND DONOVAN AVENUE, AND LEVYING AND ASSESSING THE AMOUNTS STATED IN THE ASSESSMENT ROLL AGAINST THE LOTS, TRACTS, AND PARCELS OF LAND AND OTHER PROPERTY SHOWN ON THE ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF THE ASSESSMENTS; DETERMINING THE INTEREST RATE; AND PROVIDING FOR DELINQUENCY PENALTIES.”
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
AB19342 3. Ordinance to adopt the City of Bellingham 2012 Annual Budget

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 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.”
No citizen’s spoke and Council President Snapp closed the Public Hearing.
SNAPP / BUCHANAN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, BORNEMANN, SNAPP opposed.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
          4. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted.
          5. Old/New business
Council Member Weiss noted that although an e-mail to American Traffic Solutions in 2008 indicates that council was aware of the possibility of traffic cameras in Bellingham; the council was not informed until a recommendation was made by the FAST (Fiscal Alternatives for Stability Taskforce) Committee.

Council Member Weiss also noted that a fifth letter is being sent to Whatcom County stating the city’s opposition to Yew Street Roads’ inclusion in the Urban Growth Area. (UGA).
Executive Session – Report and action only.
1. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information regarding the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between Whatcom County and the Cities of Whatcom County dated September 2005, which relates to the distribution of funds received from the sales tax for countywide emergency medical services.
WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to authorize City administration to provide Whatcom County with notice of termination and notice of withdrawal from the Interlocal sales tax agreement in accordance with the termination and withdrawal provisions of such agreement. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
3. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
4. Labor Negotiations: Staff provided an update on labor negotiations. Information only. 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.
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.
AB19401 1. Bid Award for centrifuge and gravity belt polymer for 2012, Bid #57B-2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19402 2. Ordinance for 2011-2 Library Gift Fund appropriation

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $18,600.00 FROM THE ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF CIRCULATION MATERIALS.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19403 3. Ordinance for 2011 budget appropriation from the Tourism Fund

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET, APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $15,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE TOURISM FUND FOR SALARIES AND BENEFITS.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19404 4. Ordinance for appropriation from the Department of Ecology into 2011 budget

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $10,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR BELLINGHAM BAY HABITAT RESTORATION AND APPROPRIATING $10,000.00 EXPENDITURES FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND DESIGN SERVICES IN THE WATER FUND.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19405 5. Ordinance for 2011 budget appropriating $75,000 in the Claims and Litigation fund for special legal services and claims payments

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $75,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND FOR SPECIAL LEGAL SERVICES AND UNANTICIPATED CLAIMS PAYMENTS.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19406 6. Ordinance closing the 2001 Fire Unlimited Tax General Obligation Fund

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSE OF CLOSING THE 2001 FIRE UNLIMITED TAX GENERAL OBLIGATION (UTGO) BOND FUND.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19407 7. Ordinance closing the Capital Maintenance Fund

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CLOSING THE CAPITAL MAINTENANCE FUND AND APPROPRIATING THE TRANSFER OF THE BALANCE IN THE FUND TO THE FACILITIES FUND.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19408 8. Ordinance closing the Technology Replacement and Reserve Fund

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CLOSING THE TECHNOLOGY REPLACEMENT AND RESERVE FUND, APPROPRIATING THE TRANSFER OF THE BALANCE IN THE TECHNOLOGY REPLACEMENT AND RESERVE FUND TO THE TELECOMMUNICATION FUND, AND RENAMING AND EXPANDING THE PURPOSE OF THE TELECOMMUNICATION FUND.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19409 9. Ordinance creating a new Special Revenue Fund

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET CREATING A SPECIAL REVENUE FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR A PORTION OF THE REVENUE RECEIVED FROM A CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE AGREEMENT THAT IS BEING SET ASIDE TO FUND THE OPERATION OF PUBLIC, EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT ACCESS TELEVISION.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19410 10. Ordinance creating a new Debt Service Fund

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET CREATING A DEBT SERVICE FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR REVENUE AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BOND.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19411 11. Renewal of Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County for Joint Usage of the Vactor Waste Transfer Facility(Consent Agenda)
AB19412 12. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from November 11, 2011 to November 17, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19413 13. Authorization of check issue for payroll from November 11, 2011 to November 23, 2011

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19391 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSE OF CLOSING THE OLYMPIC RESTORATION FUND AND TRANSFERRING ANY REMAINING BALANCE TO THE NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION AND RESTORATION FUND

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
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-065
Ord. 2011-12-065
APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:54 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, December 12, 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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