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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: August 15, 2011

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:

There are no upcoming special meetings or public hearings for the City Council in the next three weeks. Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Joan Hoisington.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval of the July 25, 2011 and August 1, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meetings as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Parks And Recreation
Members: Chair, Gene Knutson; Terry Bornemann; Seth Fleetwood
AB19294 1. An ordinance appropriating $98,260 to plan, design, permit and complete construction projects at Lake Padden Golf Course

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $98,260.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GOLF COURSE FUND TO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT EQUIPMENT WASHING AREAS, PLAN AND PERMIT GOLF COURSE POND RENOVATIONS AND COMPLETE CLUBHOUSE PAINTING.”

KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

1ST & 2ND APPROVED
Public Works / Public Safety
Members: Chair, Barry Buchanan; Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19295 1. Resolution for emergency repair of Nooksack Diversion Dam pipeline

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, DECLARING THAT AN EMERGENCY EXISTED JUSTIFYING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE FORMAL BID PROCESS WITH REGARD TO EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO THE NOOKSACK RIVER DIVERSION PIPELINE.”

BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2011-15. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2011-15 APPROVED
AB19296 2. Ordinance appropriating funds for emergency repair to the Nooksack Diversion Dam pipeline

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $125,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE WATER FUND FOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO THE NOOKSACK DIVERSION DAM PIPELINE.”

BB / JW moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

1st & 2nd APPROVAL
AB19297 3. Bid opening and award for emergency repair - Nooksack Diversion Dam access road, Bid No 50B-2010

BUCHANAN / WEISS moved to award Bid No. 50B-2010 for emergency repair – Nooksack Diversion Dam access road to Trimaxx, Inc. of Sedro Woolley, 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 $589,403.42. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19298 4. Ordinance relating to LID Assessment Roll hearings and procedure for appeal of Hearing Examiner recommendations

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 2.56.050, SECTION (C), RELATING TO LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ASSESSMENT ROLL HEARINGS AND APPEALS OF HEARING EXAMINER RECOMMENDATIONS.”

The ordinance was amended in committee.
BUCHANAN / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19299 5. Resolution setting an assessment roll hearing for the 34th Street Sewer LID #110 before the Hearing Examiner

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, SETTING THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE OF THE FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL HEARING FOR THE 34TH STREET SEWER LID #1109, REFERRING THE MATTER TO THE HEARING EXAMINER TO PROVIDE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, AND PROVIDING FOR NOTICE OF THE HEARING.”
BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2011-16. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. #2011-16 APPROVED
AB19210 6. Ordinance approving Cascade Natural Gas franchise renewal

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, GRANTING CASCADE NATURAL GAS CORPORATION, A WASHINGTON CORPORATION, THE RIGHT, PRIVILEGE AND AUTHORITY AND FRANCHISE TO SET, ERECT, CONSTRUCT, SUPPORT, ATTACH, CONNECT AND STRETCH FACILITIES BETWEEN, MAINTAIN, REPAIR, REPLACE, ENLARGE, OPERATE AND USE FACILITIES IN, UPON, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS THE FRANCHISE AREA FOR PURPOSES OF TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF NATURAL GAS.”

This ordinance was amended in committee.
BUCHANAN / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVAL
Committee Of The Whole
Chair, Stan Snapp
AB19300 1. Mt. Baker Theatre annual report

Information only.
Information only.
AB19301 2. Bellingham Tourism Commission annual report

Information only.
Information only.
AB19302 3. Appointment of Committees to prepare arguments on the Traffic Safety Camera Initiative for the Local Voter’s Pamphlet

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM APPOINTING A COMMITTEE TO PREPARE PRO AND CON ARGUMENTS FOR THE LOCAL VOTERS PAMPHLET ON THE TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMERA INITIATIVE.”
BORNEMANN / WEISS moved final approval of Resolution #2011-17. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2011-17 APPROVED
          4. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

None submitted at evening meeting.
          5. Old/New business

None presented.
Executive Session
Report and action.
1. Litigation: City of Bellingham v. Whatcom County re Squalicum Ridge Road Appeal, Case #11-2-01159-0: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter.
WEISS / KNUTSON moved to authorize Whatcom County Water District No. 7 to approve two new water connections for the L & J Thaut Cluster Short Plat. This authorization is conditioned upon the owners of the short plat first entering into a contract with the City to develop the new residential units on the property in accordance with the City’s Lake Whatcom Reservoir Regulatory Chapter or other equivalent standards to protect the water quality of Lake Whatcom, the City’s drinking water reservoir. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
3. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
4. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on the potential acquisition of an approximately 82-acre parcel of property commonly known as Chuckanut Ridge / Fairhaven Highlands. The purchase price is $8,230,000. The seller is Washington Federal. Funds for the property acquisition are:
          a. $4.5 million from Greenways III
          b. $500,000 from Southside Park Impact Fees
          c. Balance of approximately $3.23 million plus closing costs from an interfund loan out of the principal of the Greenways Endowment Fund.
WEISS / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a purchase and sale agreement for purchase of the property for $8,230,000 plus closing costs. 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.
AB19303 2. Appointment of Dan Guyette to the Bellingham Public Development Authority
LILLIQUIST / WEISS moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Dan Guyette to the Bellingham Public Development Authority, term ending August 15, 2014. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
Other

KNUTSON/BUCHANAN moved to endorse the Visionary Mastermind Conference plus Concern Celebration on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Bellingham High School. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
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.
AB19304 1. Resolution correcting an error in the Fire Department Fee Schedule for review of commercial building permits

Res. 2011-18A RESOLUTION CORRECTING AN ERROR IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FEE SCHEDULE FOR REVIEW OF COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS.”
Res. 2011-18
(Consent Agenda)
AB19305 2. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from July 22, 2011 to July 29, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19306 3. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from July 30, 2011 to August 4, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19307 4. Authorization of check issue for payroll from July 26, 2011 to August 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
AB19273 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE REGULATION, AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 20.20 AND SECTION 21.10.150.B.1. TO CLARIFY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT PROCEDURES, ADD DOCKETING CRITERIA, AND REVISE THE DECISION CRITERIA.

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-08-048
Ord. 2011-08-048
APPROVED
AB19289 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 6.1 ACRES OF UNINCORPORATED PROPERTY LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF THE BELLINGHAM CITY LIMITS AND COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE GENEVA/IDAHO ANNEXATION; ASSIGNING CITY LAND USE AND ZONING DESIGNATIONS, AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-08-049
Ord. 2011-08-049
APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, September 12, 2011


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