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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, October 25, 2010, 01:00 PM
Book: 64, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by President Gene Knutson.

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION


FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST

AB19003 1. REVIEW OF 3RD QUARTER 2010 FINANCIAL REPORT

Presented by: John Carter, Finance Director

INFORMATION ONLY

AB18989 2. 2011 PROPERTY TAX ORDINANCE

Presented by: Brian Henshaw, Budget Director

BB/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL.



AB18993 3. 2011 DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET PRESENTATIONS FIRE DEPARTMENT & PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Presented by: Bill Boyd, Fire Chief
David Webster, Chief Administrative Officer
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

INFORMATION ONLY

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON

None submitted.
Stan Snapp talked about his recent encounter with Whatcom County Council President Sam Crawford, who asked him if the City had any interest in pursuing the case of the Roeder Home. Snapp sent an email to the Parks Director, Council, and other interested parties to pose the same question to them. Parks Director, Paul Leuthold stated the City has no interest in pursuing this proposal. However, he received many responses from Council pertaining to the proposal. To be clear though, there was no public discussion regarding the Roeder Home nor was there a Council discussion conversed via email. There were just a couple of comments made. Council is a transparent body.

Gene Knutson stated for the record that he is not Bill Knutzen, Whatcom County Council member.

Seth Fleethwood posed a question in regards to Council’s Regular Meetings schedule for 2011. To clarify, there will be three meetings in January 2011 because the first meeting on January 3, 2010 is to be a reorganization meeting. Martin Luther King Holiday falls within the middle of that month as well. It’s necessary to have three meetings in January due to the large amount of business that needs to be taken care of at the beginning of the year. Following the reorganization meeting, the next Council meeting will be the first actual business meeting. January 3, 2010 will have both afternoon and evening meetings. The afternoon meeting will serve to elect the officers and committees to Council, along with any other desired assignments. Then the report is made at the Regular evening meeting. The City New Year’s holiday observance day will be the December 31, 2010.

Stan Snapp asked if Council was required by the City Charter to hold two Council meetings per month. J Lynne Walker stated that two meeting per month is the required minimum as stated in the Charter.

Gene Knutson stated that action towards Council’s 2011 Schedule will take place in the Regular evening meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:56 PM to Executive Session to hear the following items:

EXECUTIVE SESSION


1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - Hoisington

2. LABOR RELATIONS UPDATE - Klemanski

The meeting was called back to order and adjourned at 3:45 PM.


ADJOURNMENT

Gene Knutson, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Legislative Coordinator
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