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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: September 10, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, September 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in City Council Chambers, the Council's Public Works/Public Safety Committee will continue its worksession from September 4th, regarding the 2012 Water, Sewer and Stormwater Utility Rates Study Preliminary Results.
    On Monday, September 24, 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding Preliminary 2013 City of Bellingham General Fund Revenue Budget Including The Property Tax Levy

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
WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval of the July 23, 2012, August 6, 2012 and August 13, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meetings as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
AB19677 1. Budget Ordinance to reinstate three positions in the Planning and Community Development Department

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $13,798.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND AND $25,214.00 IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FUND, ALONG WITH REALLOCATING OTHER EXPENDITURES IN BOTH FUNDS, TO PROVIDE FOR A REORGANIZATION OF STAFF IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, BUILDING SERVICES GROUP.”

WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, LILLIQUIST opposed.

1st & 2nd APPROVED
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19669 1. Ordinance Adopting a Marina Boathouse Fire Code

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM ESTABLISHING NEW MARINA BOATHOUSE FIRE CODE REGULATIONS BY AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) SECTIONS 17.20.010 AND 17.20.020 AND ADOPTING A NEW BMC SECTION 17.20.110 WHICH AMENDS THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE CHAPTER 45 AS ADOPTED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON.”

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19678 2. Central Basin Inflow and Infiltration pilot project Bid Award, EU-0154, Bid #38B-2012

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to award Bid No. 38B-2012 for Central Basin Inflow and Infiltration Pilot Project to Interwest Construction Inc. of Burlington, Washington as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid which is $2,684,819.35, which includes WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19679 3. Biochemical Oxygen Demand [BOD] Reduction Update for Post Point Water Treatment Plant

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to move forward with the implementation of volumetric rate structure for both industrial and significant industrial users. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
AB19680 1. Discussion of possible City Council support for a community-based effort to seek funding for an independent Health Impact Assessment of the Gateway Pacific Terminal project

Withdrawn during committee. No action.
Withdrawn /
NO ACTION
          2. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
            3. Old/New business

    None presented.
      Executive Session - Report and action only.
      1. Potential Property Acquisition/Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition matter as well as a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
      2. Potential Property Sale: Staff provided information on a potential property sale.

      KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved to authorize the sale of the property located at 2404 Meridian Street in the amount of $180,500.00 subject to the Retention of Real Estate Proceeds Agreement between the City and the Estate of Allyn C. Deets. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, WEISS, SNAPP opposed.
      APPROVED
      3. Potential Property Acquisitions and Sales: Staff provided information on three potential property acquisitions and one potential property sale. 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.
      None presented.
      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.
      AB19681 1. Number 3 steel meter box lids Bid Award, Bid #51B-2012(Consent Agenda)
      AB19682 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period August 3, 2012 through August 9, 2012(Consent Agenda)
      AB19683 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period August 10, 2012 through August 16, 2012(Consent Agenda)
      AB19684 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period August 17, 2012 through August 23, 2012(Consent Agenda)
      AB19685 5 Authorization of checks issued for payroll July 26, 2012 through August 10, 2012(Consent Agenda)
      AB19686 6 Authorization of checks issued for payroll August 11, 2012 through August 24, 2012

      KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
      Adjournment
      There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.
      Next City Council Meeting
      Monday, September 24, 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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