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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Monday, January 07, 2013, 07:00 PM
Book: 67, Page: 1


Organizational Meeting


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Terry Bornemann who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call
Present:
    Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Cathy Lehman, Council Member, Third Ward
    Stan Snapp, Council Member, Fourth Ward
    Terry Bornemann, Council Member, Fifth Ward
    Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
    Seth Fleetwood, Council Member, At Large

Excused:

ANNOUNCEMENT(S)

No announcements.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of the November 19, 2012; December 3, 2012 and December 10, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meetings as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


15 - MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

No speakers.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Committee of the Whole

AB19798a. 3. 2013 State Legislative Agenda - see AB19798b for additional information.

Council President Bornemann reported that the City of Bellingham, will be teaming with Whatcom County and the Port of Bellingham in hiring McBride Public Affairs to represent the three entities on a mutual legislative agenda.


AB19796 1. Discussion regarding Standing Committee Meeting structure

Council President Bornemann reported that the Council approved the following changes to the Standing Committee Meeting Structure.
    No committee will have more than three members to avoid having a quorum on a committee.
    Number of committees was reduced from seven to six; with the Transportation Committee merged with the Public Works/Public Safety Committee.
    The Public Works Committee will convene at 9:00 a.m. and the Planning & Community Development Committee will convene at 10:30 a.m. on Council Mondays. The times are set unless there is no content and then the committee(s) would be cancelled in advance.

AB19797 2. 2013 City Council Reorganization

A. Election of Officers for 2013 Report

COUNCIL PRESIDENT: SETH FLEETWOOD

KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved to approve Seth Fleetwood as Council President. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

Council President Bornemann turned the gavel over to Council President Fleetwood, who chaired the remainder of the meeting.

    B. Report of Committees; Other Assignments
    MAYOR PRO TEMPORE: STAN SNAPP

KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved to approve Stan Snapp as Mayor Pro Tempore. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

    COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE: MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved to approve Michael Lilliquist as Council President Pro Tempore. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


Council President Fleetwood reported that the following committee appointments had been recommended by the Committee of the Whole.

FINANCE & PERSONNEL (Elect 3)
1. Michael Lilliquist, Chair
2. Stan Snapp
3. Gene Knutson

LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCE (Elect 3)
1. Cathy Lehman, Chair
2. Stan Snapp
3. Michael Lilliquist

PARKS & RECREATION (Elect 3)
1. Gene Knutson, Chair
2. Stan Snapp
3. Terry Bornemann

PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (Elect 3)
1. Jack Weiss, Chair
2. Gene Knutson
3. Michael Lilliquist

PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY (Elect 3)
1. Stan Snapp, Chair
2. Terry Bornemann
3. Gene Knutson

TRANSPORTATION: Committee merged with Public Works/Public Safety

WATERFRONT / DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT (Elect 3)
    . 1. Terry Bornemann, Chair
2. Cathy Lehman
3. Jack Weiss

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to accept all of the committee assignments. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


EX-OFFICIO AND OTHER COUNCIL ASSIGNMENTS:

Bellingham International Airport Advisory Committee (Elect 1)
Jack Weiss

Bellingham School District (Elect 1)
Cathy Lehman

Bellingham/Whatcom Tourism Bureau (Elect 1)
Michael Lilliquist

Council of Governments (COG) (Elect 2) Full Council, Executive Board, Transportation Policy Board: Jack Weiss
Full Council Only: Cathy Lehman

Downtown Bellingham Partnership (Elect 2)
Michael Lilliquist
Terry Bornemann

Emergency Medical and Ambulance Advisory Board (Joint City/County)
Michael Lilliquist, Finance Committee Chair
Stan Snapp, Public Works/Public Safety Committee Chair

Firefighters Pension Board
Michael Lilliquist, Finance Committee Chair

Library Board (Elect 1)
Stan Snapp

Mount Baker Theatre Board (Elect 1)
Seth Fleetwood

Museum Foundation
President Pro Tempore or delegate
Delegate: Cathy Lehman

Northwest Economic Council - Removed

Open Space Committee (Same as Planning Committee)
Jack Weiss, Chair
Gene Knutson
Michael Lilliquist

Opportunity Council (Elect 1)
Stan Snapp

Parks and Recreation Board (Same as Parks & Recreation Committee)
Gene Knutson, Chair
Stan Snapp, Member
Terry Bornemann, Member

Police Pension Board
Seth Fleetwood, Council President
Michael Lilliquist, Council President Pro Tempore

Port Marina Advisory Committee (Elect 1)
Gene Knutson

Sister Cities Advisory Board (Elect 1)
Cathy Lehman

Sustainable Connections (Elect 1)
Michael Lilliquist

Tourism Commission – Allocation Sub-committee Chair
Michael Lilliquist, Finance Committee Chair or other designee

WHAT-COMM Communications Administrative Board – 911
Stan Snapp, Public Works/Public Safety Chair

Whatcom Transportation Authority (Elect 2)
Stan Snapp
Jack Weiss

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval of all Ex Officio and other Council assignments. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AD HOC WORKING GROUPS:

EMS Working Group - Removed

Lake Whatcom Policy Working Group
Cathy Lehman, Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources Committee Chair
Stan Snapp, Alternate

PEG TV Working Group
Jack Weiss
Stan Snapp

Parking Solutions Working Group - Removed

Council Committee Restructure Working Group
Cathy Lehman
Terry Bornemann
Seth Fleetwood


AB19798b 3. 2013 State Legislative Agenda

Council President Fleetwood read the draft 2013 Legislative Objectives for the City of Bellingham, Whatcom County and the Port of Bellingham. The draft objectives were approved during committee. An Interlocal agreement with Whatcom County and the Port of Bellingham and a contract with McBride Public Affairs will be presented to council for consideration on January 14, 2013.

It was the consensus of the Council to send items for city-specific Legislative Objectives to J Lynne Walker, who will assemble a list for the administration.


4. Old/New Business

None presented.




ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

Seth Fleetwood, Council President

ATTEST: Linda D. Anderson City Clerk Representative
APPROVED: 01/14/2013



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