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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, October 11, 2010, 01:00 PM
Book: 64, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by President Gene Knutson

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST

AB18993 1. PRESENTATION OF THE 2011 PRELIMINARY BUDGET

Present by: Mayor Dan Pike
David Webster, Chief Administrative Officer

INFORMATION ONLY

PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS

AB18994 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BMC 6.54, REGULATION OF TAXI CABS AND FOR-HIRE VEHICLES TO DEFINE THE TERM “COMPENSATION”

Present by: Joan Hoisington, City Attorney

SS/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; SETH FLEETWOOD

AB18995 1. DISCUSSION OF DRAFT ORDINANCE TO AMEND BMC 15.45.050 REVISING RESTRICTIONS ON PHOSPHORUS IN GARDEN PRODUCTS AND REVIEW OF GUIDELINES FOR GARDENING PRACTICES IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED

Present by: Mark Gardner, Council Policy Analyst

DIRECTION TO STAFF WAS GIVEN TO CONTINUE WORKING AND TO BRING THE ORDINANCE FORWARD.

PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD;
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS

AB18996 1. DISCUSSION OF DRAFT ORDINANCE TO EXPAND THE CITY’S INCENTIVES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

Present by: Jeff Thomas, Interim PCD Director
Dave Stahleim, CDBG Manager

SF/ML MOVED TO SET A COMMITTEE WORKSESSION, DATE TO BE DETERMINED. The motion passed 4-0.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON

Minutes of September 27, 2010 City Council Committee Minutes were submitted for
approval.

ML/JW MOVED APPROVAL. The motion passed 7-0.
Lake Whatcom Policy Group

Michael Lilliquist presented information discussed with the Lake Whatcom Policy Group as it relates to building lake-friendly roads and the issues related to State guidelines. Mr. Lilliquist requested that Council recommend approval for requesting Planning & Community Development staff continue work with Council’s Policy Analyst to explore State road blocks to building lake-friendly roads locally. The intention is to identify these obstacles and ask State Legislators for a remedy. The Policy Analyst and Public Works Director have agreed to work collaboratively on this issue. President Knutson called for any objections. There were none. This proposal was approved unanimously.

Fairhaven Lions Club

Michael Lilliquist stated he wrote a thank you letter to the Fairhaven Lions Club for repainting the famous “Welcome to Bellingham” sign. It reminds us that this is the kind of place one wants to live in.

In reference to the repainted signs, Mr. Fleetwood reported that an unknown party cut down the laurel bushes near South State street which continues along the Boulevard. He asked who is responsible for that type of road work. Mayor Pike stated that Public Works should be responsible for that type of work if it was done by the City.

Recognition of Dr. Marvin Wayne

Terry Bornemann discussed issues concerning the City Budget and EMS. Last week, Dr. Marvin Wayne was recognized for American College Emergency Physicians for his outstanding contribution for emergency medicine. Dr. Wayne has been the driving force for what is now considered one of the highest quality, most innovative and respected public hospital EMS systems in the world. Congratulations to Dr. Wayne for developing a great system!

Public Comment Period for October 11, Regular Meeting

President Knutson announced that Public Comments for the evening Regular Council Meeting will take place following the Public Hearings due to the large number of Public Hearings.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 PM to Executive Session to hear the following items:

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION

2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION

3. LITIGATION: Port of Bellingham v City of Bellingham

4. LITIGATION: Hofstetter v. City of Bellingham
The meeting was called back to order and adjourned at 3:21 PM.


ADJOURNMENT

Gene Knutson, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Legislative Coordinator
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