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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: November 21, 2011

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:

None.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Rob Wilson.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
KNUTSON / FLEETWOOD moved approval of the November 7, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period
Presentation
AB19387 1. Mayor’s Proclamation of November as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month”
Information only.
Information only.
Public Hearings
AB19342 1. City of Bellingham 2012 Budget
Public hearing held.
The public hearing will remain open until December 5, 2011.
Information only.
Public hearing held.
Information only.
AB19376 2. City/County Interlocal Agreement concerning planning, annexation and development review in Bellingham’s urban growth area
Public hearing held.
The public hearing will remain open.
Council directed staff to schedule a worksession on December 5, 2011.
Public hearing held.
Direction to staff
Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Planning & Community Development
Members: Chair, Jack Weiss; Michael Lilliquist; Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19388 1. Update on Fairhaven Neighborhood and urban village planning effort
Information only.
Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
Chair, Stan Snapp
AB19370 1. Community indicators and city government performance metrics in support of the City Council’s Legacies and Strategic Commitments
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to approve the community indicators and city government performance metrics as presented during committee. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19360 2. Discussion of ordinance amending the Bellingham Municipal Code to regulate unreasonably bothersome noises generated by domesticated fowl such as roosters prior to consideration for adoption on Third & Final Reading.
See action under Final Consideration of Ordinances.
See Final Consideration of Ordinances
          3. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          4. Old/New business
None presented.
Executive Session – Report and action only.
1. Potential Property Sale: Staff provided information on a potential property sale. Information only. No action taken.No action.
2. Potential Litigation: Outside counsel provided information on a potential litigation matter.
WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to authorize appeal of Department of Ecology’s decision to issue a NPDES construction permit for the Squalicum Ridge Road project. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
3. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.No action
4. Litigation: Caitac Rezone SEPA Appeals: Staff provided information on this 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. Information only.
AB19389 2. Mayor’s reappointment of Dan Welch and John Erickson to the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission 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.
AB19390 1. Bid award for precast concrete products bids, 60B-2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19391 2. Ordinance closing the Olympic Restoration Fund and transferring the remaining balance to the Natural Resource Protection and Restoration Fund.

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.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19392 3. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from October 28, 2011 to November 3, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19393 4. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from November 4, 2011 to November 10, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19394 5. Authorization of check issue for Payroll from October 26, 2011 to November 10, 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
AB19331 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON RELATING TO THE LEVYING OF TAXES AND ESTABLISHING THE AMOUNT TO BE RAISED IN 2012 ON THE ASSESSED VALUATION OF THE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY
WEISS / KNUTSON moved to approve the version of the ordinance, included in the agenda packet on pages 66-67, that includes banked capacity in the 2012 levy. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, BORNEMANN, SNAPP opposed.

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN 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: BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS: BORNEMANN
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 6-1 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-11-062
Ord. 2011-11-062
APPROVED TO INCLUDE BANKED CAPACITY
AB19360 2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 7.12.130

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON 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: BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS: BORNEMANN
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 6-1 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-11-063
Ord. 2011-11-063 APPROVED
AB19380 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF DONATIONS TO THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $53,524.00 AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES

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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-11-064
Ord. 2011-11-064
APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, December 5, 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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