|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 Bornemann.
|Approval Of Minutes|
WEISS / SNAPP moved approval of the May 21, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|15-Minute Public Comment Period|
|AB19589 1. Joint Resolution for the continuation of county-wide Whatcom Medic One services|
“A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND WHATCOM COUNTY ADOPTING THE JOINTLY RECOMMENDED BUSINESS MODEL FOR COUNTY-WIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS).”
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2012-13. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB19590 1. Consideration of the Fairhaven Neighborhood and Urban Village Plan, development regulations and design standards.|
Public hearing held. Written comment only will remain open. Worksessions scheduled for June 6, June 11 and June 13.
|Public hearing held. Written comment remain open. Worksessions scheduled.|
|Finance & Personnel |
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
|AB19591 1. Set financial parameters for establishing 2013-2014 General Fund budget|
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to approve the financial parameters. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources |
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
|AB19547 1. Update on Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Program|
|Parks And Recreation |
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Stan Snapp; Jack Weiss
|AB19592 1. Bloedel Donovan Park Master Plan Amendment Adoption|
Worksessions to be scheduled between June 15 & 25.
|Worksessions to be scheduled.|
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
|AB19579 1. Resolution to adopt the 2013-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (6-year TIP)|
“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON ADOPTING THE 2013 – 2018 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.”
LEHMAN reported that this item has been postponed to June 18th.
|Postponed to 6/18|
|Committee Of The Whole |
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
|AB19370 1. Update and modification to approved City of Bellingham Performance Measures|
FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved to approve the modified City of Bellingham Performance Measures. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB19593 2. A Resolution expressing opposition to the Supreme Court decision in Citizen United v. FEC and supporting an amendment to the United States Constitution|
“A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING OPPOSITION TO THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN CITIZEN UNITED V. FEC, AND SUPPORTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.”
FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved final approval of Resolution #2012-14. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB19583 3. Low income Housing Levy Ordinance|
“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING; REQUESTING THAT A SPECIAL ELECTION BE HELD CONCURRENT WITH THE NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION FOR SUBMISSION TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF A PROPOSITION TO LIFT THE LIMIT ON REGULAR PROPERTY TAXES UNDER CHAPTER 84.55 RCW FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSING; DECLARING THE EXISTENCE OF AN EMERGENCY UNDER CHAPTER 84.52.105 AND REQUESTING VOTER APPROVAL OF AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX FOR VERY LOW-INCOME HOUSING; PROVIDING FOR THE EXPIRATION OF THE ADDITIONAL LEVIES AT THE END OF SEVEN YEARS; SETTING FORTH THE BALLOT PROPOSITION; DESIGNATING A CITIZEN LEVY ADVISORY COMMITTEE; AND PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS WITH FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE TAXES AUTHORIZED.”
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|1st & 2nd|
|Executive Session – Report and action only.|
· Chuckanut Ridge: the Mayor noted that there are a wide variety of options that are being considered to repay the loan.
|AB19594 2. Approval of Mayor's Appointment of Peter Ruffatto as the City Attorney|
WEISS / SNAPP moved to approve the appointment of Peter Ruffatto as City Attorney. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
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.
|AB19595 1. Authorization of checks issued for pay period May 11, 2012 through May 17, 2012||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19596 2. Authorization of checks issued for payroll May 11, 2012 through May 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|
|AB19585 1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $750,000.00 FEDERAL INDIRECT GRANT THROUGH THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE NORTHWEST / MCLEOD ROUNDABOUT, AND INCREASING RESERVES IN THE SECOND QUARTER REAL ESTATE EXCISE FUND. (STATE & FEDERAL FUNDING SWAP)|
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
MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-06-032
|Ord. 2012-06-032 APPROVED|
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:14 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, June 18, 2012