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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: September 13, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Monday, September 20, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fireplace Room, there will be a Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources Committee special meeting to discuss a Lake Whatcom restoration plan.
    On Tuesday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mayor’s Board Room, there will be a Planning and Community Development Committee special meeting to discuss downtown music noise.
    On Monday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding a Happy Valley Neighborhood Plan amendment application of the neighborhood to incorporate a Green Infrastructure Plan.
    On Monday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding a Happy Valley Neighborhood Plan amendment application of WWU to change a land use designation from multi-family residential to institutional.
    On Monday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding a Central Business District plan amendment application of Seaview North Boatyards to rezone property from commercial waterfront to light industrial.
    On Monday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, there will be two Public Hearings related to: 1) City-initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments to modify the existing Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood Plan; and, 2) a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and site-specific rezone for Area 23 of the Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Steve Moore.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
SS / TB moved approval of the August 16, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
PUBLIC HEARING
AB18951 1. CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE FOUNTAIN DISTRICT SUBAREA PLAN AND CORRESPONDING CHANGES TO THE ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
Public hearing held. Worksession scheduled for September 27th.
Public hearing held.
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES:
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS
AB18835 1. APPROVAL OF SALE OF SURPLUS RESCUE VEHICLE #471
BB / JW moved to approve the surplus sale of Rescue Vehicle #471 for $50,000.00. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
AB18952 CB 13642
2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $235,720.19 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE FLEET FUND TO PURCHASE POLICE PATROL VEHICLES
BB / SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13642
APPROVED
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB18953 1. BRIEFING ON CITY’S RESPONSE TO THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE BIOLOGICAL OPINION REGARDING SALMON HABITAT PROTECTION STANDARDS WITHIN REGULATORY FLOODPLAINS
Information only.
INFO ONLY
PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS
AB18946 1. WORKSESSION REGARDING CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO INITIATE REVIEW PROCESS FOR THE YEW STREET ROAD EAST ANNEXATION
JW / SF moved to deny the initiation of the annexation. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, TB, BB, GK opposed.
APPROVED (TO NOT INITIATE)
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
          1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Bornemann introduced a resolution opposing Initiatives 1100 and 1105. A Public Hearing will be scheduled for October 4, 2010.

Council Member Bornemann noted the new exhibit at the Museum, entitled 1934: A New Deal for Artists, a Smithsonian Exhibit opens September 18th.

Council Member Lilliquist noted activities and information with regard to Whatcom Water Week: September 18th - 25th.

Council Member Weiss discussed regulation of political signage. Several items from a MRSC Report were noted. Public Works Director Ted Carlson explained that staff does remove signs if they’re in the median or are a safety or sight issue.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only.
1. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action taken.No action
2. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action taken.No action
3. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on the potential acquisition of a 4.5 acre parcel adjacent to Lake Whatcom Boulevard, in the vicinity of the Stimpson Reserve. The seller is Summit Bank.

SS / TB moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $100,000. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
4. Labor NegotiationsAFSCME 114L (Librarians): City Staff provided an update on labor negotiations.

SS / TB moved to approve the agreement with AFSCME 114L with the following terms:

      Term of Agreement: Modification to 2009-2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement with extension through December 31, 2013.

      Wages: For 2011, the wage plan remains as published in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

      For 2012-2013, wage increases will be the greater of 0% or the COLA awarded to the unrepresented (E-Team) group.

      Benefits: Beginning January 1, 2011, the City’s contribution to medical premiums will be based on Group Health Co-Pay Plan 2 instead of Regence PPO.

      Personnel: Management will discuss any planned layoffs or position eliminations with the bargaining unit to determine whether savings can be achieved another way.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
MAYOR’S REPORT
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
AB18954 2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL SINGLETARY, MOLLY MONAHAN AND DAN HAMMILL TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD
Information only.
INFO 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.
AB18955 Resolution #2010-25
1. RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS)

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AUTHORIZING THE ADOPTION OF THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AS THE BASIS FOR ALL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM.”
Res. 2010-25
(Consent Agenda)
AB18956 Resolution #2010-26
2. RESOLUTION TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING DATE OF OCTOBER 20, 2010 BEFORE THE HEARING EXAMINER FOR A STREET VACATION PETITION FOR 26TH STREET AND THE ALLEYWAY TO THE WEST

A RESOLUTION FIXING THE TIME FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED STREET AND ALLEY VACATION FOR 26TH STREET AND THE ALLEYWAY TO THE WEST ABUTTING BLOCKS 251 AND 252, FAIRHAVEN LAND CO. THIRD ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN, GENERALLY BETWEEN DOUGLAS AVENUE AND TAYLOR STREET.”
Res. 2010-26
(Consent Agenda)
AB18957 3. BID AWARD FOR POLICE UNIFORMS, BID #53B-2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18958 4. BID AWARD FOR CITY HALL ROOF REPLACEMENT, BID #52B-2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18959 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JULY 30, 2010 TO AUGUST 6, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18960 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM AUGUST 6, 2010 TO AUGUST 13, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18961 7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM AUGUST 13, 2010 TO AUGUST 20, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18962 8. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CHECK ISSUED AUGUST 27, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18963 9. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM AUGUST 27, 2010 TO SEPTEMBER 3, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18964 10. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JULY 16, 2010 TO JULY 31, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18965 11. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM AUGUST 1, 2010 TO AUGUST 15, 2010

BB / ML moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB18947 1. CB 13640
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 2.44, TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, AMENDING SECTION 2.44.010 B. PERTAINING TO MEMBERSHIP, AND ADDING A NEW SECtION 2.44.050 (11) TO AUTHORIZE THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO ADVISE BELLINGHAM TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT. NO. 1

TB / SS 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 #2010-09-054
Ord. 2010-09-054
APPROVED
AB18950 2. CB 13641
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $30,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVES DESIGNATED FOR BTV IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PAY ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES COSTS RELATING TO NEGOTIATION OF A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

TB / BB 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 #2010-09-055
Ord. 2010-09-055
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:33 p.m.


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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