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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Monday, February 22, 2010, 07:00 PM
Book: 64, Page: 1


REGULAR MEETING


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Gene Knutson with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Catherine Chambers.



Roll Call
Present:
    Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Barry Buchanan, 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:

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

BUCHANAN / SNAPP moved approval of the February 8, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


15 - MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Leonard Lindstrom discussed family and social issues.

Bruce Deile discussed single family housing especially for mentally ill people and the need for a ban on guns.

Mikael Barbo spoke in support of the Google Fiber Project the city may consider.

Yoshé Revelle said that public property and private property are all one piece and each of us are caretakers of the land. He reminded all to try to pick up garbage/recycle items from the street each day.

Carr Lanham, speaking on behalf of the Police Guild, hopes that the council will support a budget amendment to increase staff for the Police Department.

Johnny Grames thanked the council for voting to put the Whatcom Transit Authority Levy on the ballot but is concerned that a judge, with one vote, can throw out that petition. He also described a problem with a Public Disclosure request.

Maggie Hanson has been notified that trees need to be removed because they are in the way of Sanitary Service trucks. She asked that the cherry trees at 2214 G Street be allowed to bloom one more time.


PRESENTATION(S)

AB18766 Resolution #2010-07
1. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY PRESENTATION AND RESOLUTION

“A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF MARCH AS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AND MARCH 8TH AS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.”

Catherine Chambers provided an overview of the local International Women's Day events planned for March 8, 2010 with the theme "Connecting Globally; Connecting Locally; Women's Ways of Leading."

SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved final approval of Resolution #2010-07. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


PUBLIC HEARING(S)

AB18767 Resolution #2010-08
1. REVIEW OF SIX COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT PROPOSALS TO ESTABLISH THE DOCKET OF POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS THAT WILL BE REVIEWED IN 2010

“A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE DOCKET OF PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS TO BE REVIEWED IN 2010.”

Greg Aucutt, Senior Planner reviewed process and procedures for this once-a-year update of the Comprehensive Plan. He explained that proposals must be received by December 1st, are reviewed by staff and docketed for review by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission held their public hearing on January 21, 2010. Recommendations from the staff and Planning Commission are then forwarded to the City Council for a final hearing on the merits of the proposal(s) who then makes a decision in November or December of each year. The Council’s current action is to set the docket. He emphasized that the Planning Commissions' and staffs' recommendation to docket does not mean the proposal is supported but that it is worthy of spending time in review of the proposal.

Council Member Weiss asked if there are docketed proposals from previous years that have not been addressed and if they can be eliminated at a point in the future or if they remain on the docket.

Tim Stewart, Director, Planning & Community Development indicated that the practice has been that once docketed, it either gets funded with active staff support or it remains on the list awaiting resources.

Council Member Snapp observed that this would be adding proposals to a lot of proposals that have not yet been addressed.

Mr. Stewart explained that the department was optimistic that with staff resources, the staff wold be able to handle all of the previously docketed proposals and the new proposals coming in. However, a senior member of the staff has announced her retirement. In evaluating the situation, it has been determined that Planning staff will not be able to tackle the full neighborhood plan updates for Fairhaven and Sehome. These would be the first two efforts to initiate if resources become available.

The work plan for the staff must 1) allocate staff resources and 2) meet legal obligations. Both the Fairhaven and Sehome proposals are full neighborhood plan amendments that will require a great deal of work if staff is to go in and try to resolve some of the conflicts and issues that might occur through the process.

Staff and council discussed the current Planning staff work program. Mr. Aucutt noted that on page 142 of the agenda packet there is a list of proposals docketed for review in previous years that have not been completed due to a lack of resources and those proposals remaining on hold pending staff resources. He then summarized the current proposals to be considered for docketing in 2010.

Proposal #10-N1 Puget Neighborhood Association: text amendments to open space, utilities and circulations sections of the plan. There are no land use or zoning changes proposed. Both staff and the Planning Commission recommend docketing.

Proposal #10-P1 Central Business District (CBD) Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Rezone submitted by the Port of Bellingham and Seaview Boat Yard to change zoning and land use designation from Commercial to Industrial for their property on the waterfront. Both staff and the Planning Commission recommend docketing.

Proposal #10-P2 King Mountain Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Rezone submitted by Alliance Properties requesting land use and zoning changes to allow an Urban Village. Both staff and the Planning Commission recommend docketing.

Proposal #10-P3 Mt. Baker Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Rezone - Durbin/Plagerman, have requested a change to land use and zoning designations from Industrial to Residential. Both staff and the Planning Commission recommend docketing.

Proposal #10-P4 Happy Valley Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Rezone - Western Washington University has requested a land use and zoning designation from Residential to Industrial to accommodate expansion of University facilities. Both staff and the Planning Commission recommend docketing.

Proposal #10-P5 Guide Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Rezone - Gray et al have requested a land use and zoning designation from Industrial to Commercial/Industrial. Both staff and the Planning Commission recommend docketing.

Council Member Weiss asked if the boundary changes being considered on the north side of town would affect the Guide Meridian/Cordata proposal (#10-P5).

Mr. Stewart observed that as the process of the northern neighborhood boundary changes occur it will be an interrelated process and he feels that the proposal will be of interest to the entire area.

Council President Knutson opened the public hearing.

Patrick McKee, 2801 Grant Street asked that the City Council consider keeping the Sunnyland and property owners’ (Sunset Commons LLC) proposal on the docket for consideration. The city, the neighborhood and the property owner have put in a great deal of money and time into this proposal and both the property owner and the neighborhood association want to continue to talk about coming up with a single rezone proposal for the site.

Phil Riise, 2652 Harbor Loop referencing Proposal #10-P1 spoke on behalf of the Seaview North Boat Yard. He would like to continue growth as a business and employer by moving this into an industrial zoning area, which will allow them to put a building in of a size that will allow them to be competitive with like businesses in Puget Sound and Canada.

Tim Wynn, 4004 Wildwood Drive, Director of Facilities, Western Washington University spoke in support of Proposal #10-P4. The request is consistent with the Institutional Master Plan that was approved by the City Council and Western Washington University Board of Trustees in 2001. The University has been working with the Happy Valley Neighborhood with regard to this rezone and they are supportive of it. A project on the site cannot be funded until the rezone is approved. Once the project is funded, the University would work with the neighborhood and the city through the Planned Development process.

Isabel VanDerslice, 1001 Larabee, President, Fairhaven Neighborhood. Ms. VanDerslice explained that the neighborhood plan is 30 years old, does not reflect Fairhaven today and is completely out of alignment with Bellingham’s Comprehensive Plan. She asked the city to keep its’ commitment to neighborhood based planning and bring this to completion. She requested the city’s support in bringing everyone to the table so that the plan can be brought into compliance with the Comprehensive Plan before it enters the Planning Commission arena.

Laurel Cook, 821 Queen Street referenced Proposal #10-N1 Puget Neighborhood Association. On behalf of the association, she asked that the city council consider the update of three sections of the Puget Neighborhood portion of the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan. As the neighborhood approaches a period of considerable growth, development and change, it is motivated to revise the plan, particularly:
    Transportation: so that it will support future development and growth in a sustainable manner. The Neighborhood does not want to support wider streets or more car-oriented development but envisions better ways to traverse the area that will support, not only automobiles, but safe pedestrian and bike travel.

    Open Space: The neighborhood is a pivotal link between Whatcom Creek wetlands, Cemetery Creek, Samish Crest, Lincoln Creek and Holly Property wetlands. The topography of the steep hill puts much of the neighborhood in the watershed.

    Public Utilities: Growth and development necessitate that the neighborhood be as forward thinking and prepared for the future growth as possible

Abe Jacobson, 2314 Samish Way would like to see more industrial work and jobs with a larger industrial base to Bellingham’s economy and spoke in support of the request from Seaview North (#10-P1).

Helen Plagerman, property owner, referenced Proposal #10-P3, Mt. Baker Neighborhood Plan. The docket application was submitted by Deanna Durbin, a land use consultant representing the developer, however, that contract was recently voided. Mrs. Plagerman and her husband would like this docketed but put on hold so that they can consider the events relating to the events of the previous week.

Ralph Black, 4071 Hannegan referenced Proposal #10-P2, King Mountain Neighborhood Plan and encouraged approval of this next step in hopes of continuing the initial vision and design of this project.

Council Member Weiss asked if Mr. Black would be changing the nature of what he originally planned when he applied for annexation.

Mr. Black indicated that he intends to move forward with the scope of the original design. He noted that there will be some modifications due to changes in transportation planning, housing types and market factors that were not in place eight years ago. There will be some technical changes but it is his intent to move forward with the original vision.

Heather Wolf, 230 West Champion representing Richard and Janis Gray, applicants of the Comprehensive Plan change for Area 23 of the Guide Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood (Proposal #10-P5). Richard Gray was instrumental in the annexation in 1996. When the property was annexed it was designated Industrial because this was comparable to the existing Whatcom County zoning designation. She and her clients, believe that this is an opportune time to consider whether this zoning is still appropriate for this area. The subject property is part of the Bakerview/Gateway Binding Plan. Half of the property within the Binding Site Plan is zoned Planned Commercial/Industrial; the other half, which includes the subject property is zoned Planned Industrial. A single zoning designation for all of the properties within the Binding Site Plan would allow these properties to be master planned and developed in a unified manner.

There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed.

Mr. Stewart, responded to comments by Patrick McKee. Two site-specific proposals had been docketed. In both cases the city contacted the property owners and asked them to fulfill the requirements to move forward with the Comprehensive Plan amendment, which include conducting a neighborhood meeting and the payment of a fee. In both cases, the property owner failed to comply with those requirements and therefore failed to move forward with their docketing entitlement.

The docketing process was discussed and Mr. Stewart explained that the current system uses a Type VI process, which means the Planning Director makes recommendations to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission then makes their own recommendation but the final decision rests with the City Council.

Council Member Snapp pointed out that the Fairhaven Neighborhood proposal is pending staff resources and wondered if they might be afforded more attention. Mr. Stewart assured Mr. Snapp that he has continually encouraged the three groups (Fairhaven Neighbors/Business/Merchants) to work on some of the contentious issues that they have in place before the plan goes before the Planning Commission. In particular they need to work out details on building height, a downzone to some areas and proposed elements of the neighborhood plan that are inconsistent with the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

FLEETWOOD / BORNEMANN moved final approval of the Resolution.

There was a lengthy discussion with regard to the Sunnyland Neighborhood Plan/DOT site proposal that has been docketed but is pending resources. Mr. Stewart reiterated that the city had contacted the property owners and asked them to fulfill the requirements to move forward with the Comprehensive Plan amendment, which include conducting a neighborhood meeting and the payment of a fee. In both cases, the property owners failed to respond to those requirements and therefore failed to move forward with their docketing entitlement.

WEISS made a friendly amendment to remove Proposal #10-P3 and Proposal #10-P5 with the condition that the Proposal #10-P5 rezone be mixed use zoning constituting an Urban Village as dictated by the city’s Master Plan.
FLEETWOOD did not accept the friendly amendment.
FLEETWOOD / BORNEMANN withdrew motion.

FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved final approval of Resolution #2010-08 with the exception of Proposal #10-P3 and Proposal #10-P5. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

WEISS moved to accept docketing of Proposal #10-P5 with the condition that the city does not move toward a Commercial Zone but towards Mixed Use Zones in coordination with a larger Master Plan effort to turn the entire I-5 to Bakerview to Northwest region into an Urban Village. There was no second. The motion died.

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to not docket Proposal #10-P3.

MOTION FAILED 3-4, BORNEMANN, SNAPP, FLEETWOOD, BUCHANAN opposed.

BORNEMANN / BUCHANAN moved to accept docketing of Proposal #10-P5. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, LILLIQUIST opposed.

FLEETWOOD / BORNEMANN moved to accept docketing of Proposal #10-P3. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, LILLIQUIST, WEISS opposed.

BREAK
Council President Knutson called the meeting back to order at 9:00 p.m.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only
    1. LABOR RELATIONS: Staff updated Council on a labor relations matter. Information only. No action taken.

    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action taken.

    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.

    4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action taken.

    5. LITIGATION – Haykin v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update to Council on a litigation matter.

BUCHANAN / SNAPP moved to approve the hiring of outside counsel to represent the City in this matter. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    6. LITIGATION – Caldwell v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update to Council on a litigation matter.
WEISS /SNAPP moved to approve the hiring of outside counsel to represent the City in this matter. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST

AB18768 1. BID AWARD, WEST ILLINOIS/TIMPSON WAY STREET EXTENSION, BID NO. 95B-2009; PROJECT NO. ES-310

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to award Bid No. 95B-2009 for West Illinois/Timpson Way Street Extension to Interwest Construction Incorporated of Burlington, WA 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 $1,158,976.50. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP

AB18769 1. BID AWARD, CORDATA PARK PHASE 1 TRAILS, BID NO. 105B-2009

FLEETWOOD / BORNEMANN moved to award Bid No. 105B-2009 for Cordata Park Phase 1 Trails to Razz Construction, Inc. of Bellingham, WA 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 $565,270.00, which does not include WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


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

AB18770 1. AN UPDATE BY THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT ON ISSUES WITH WHATCOM COUNTY RELATED TO THE 2010 MEDIC ONE BUDGET, THE PARAMEDIC TRAINING PROGRAM AND ANTICIPATED NEXT STEPS

Council Member Snapp reported on the presentation made by Chief Bill Boyd during committee. Information only.


WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; SETH FLEETWOOD

AB18771 1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UPDATE

Council Member Weiss reported on the presentation made during committee. Information only.


AB18772 2. COUNCIL UPDATE ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Council Member Weiss reported on the presentation made during committee by Jim Long, Executive Director, Bellingham Public Development Authority (BPDA). He noted that three properties have been conveyed to the BPDA. Information only.


AB18773 3. “A RESOLUTION REQUESTING ADVICE FROM THE WATERFRONT ADVISORY GROUP CONCERNING THE WATERFRONT SUBAREA MASTER PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS.”

WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to direct staff to send the draft resolution to the Waterfront Advisory Group (WAG) for their review and comment and return the resolution with input from the WAG to the City Council for consideration. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP

AB18774 1. CONSIDERATION OF THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED ADVISORY BOARD’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CITY’S ONGOING WATERSHED LAND ACQUISITION PROGRAM

LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved to direct staff to review recommendations from the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board and provide input to the City Council. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved to ask the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board, based on their newer, broader range of responsibilities, if they wish to revisit or change any of their recommendations. MOTION CARRIED 7-0


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON

AB18775 CB 13600
1. CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A PETITION TO VACATE THE ALLEY LOCATED WITHIN BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY’S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN

Council President Knutson reported that the petition to vacate the alley located within Block 147, Plat of Fairhaven Land Company’s Section Addition to Fairhaven was unanimously approved with dedication of land for Padden Creek daylighting in lieu of payment for the alley vacation, which includes Tracts A & B.

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF THE ENTIRE ALLEY LYING TOTALLY WITHIN PROPERTY LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY’S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN, ALL SITUATED WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM.”

BUCHANAN / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB18776 CB 13601
2. CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A QUASI-JUDICIAL REZONE OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1906 WILSON AVENUE

Council President Knutson reported that the rezone of the property located at 1906 Wilson Avenue was unanimously approved.
            “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) TITLE 20 LAND USE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE REZONING PROPERTY AT 1906 WILSON AVENUE, IN AREA 5 OF THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD ZONING TABLE AND MAP (BMC 20.00.090), AND APPROVING THE ASSOCIATED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT.”
SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB18587 3. A WORKSESSION TO CONSIDER OPTIONS FOR AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE EXCEPTIONS TO THE CURRENT 90,000 SQUARE FOOT RETAIL SIZE CAP

BORNEMANN / WEISS moved to return ordinance to staff to work on relating proposed amendments to the Big Box ordinance and return to the City Council for Consideration using the following timeline for the process:
      · March 12, 2010 - Notice of Public Hearing;
      · March 15, 2010 - Council Worksession;
      · April 12, 2010 - Public Hearing and 1st & 2nd consideration of draft revised ordinance;
      · April 26, 2010 - 3rd & Final Consideration of the revised ordinance.

MOTION CARRIED 6-1, LILLIQUIST opposed

          4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

None submitted at evening meeting.

          5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
Council Member Weiss read a proposed resolution in support of HB 3181 / SB 6851, the Clean Water Act of 2010 as amended by Council Member Lilliquist during committee.
      A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF HB 3181 / SB 6851, THE CLEAN WATER ACT OF 2010

      WHEREAS, Whatcom County and all seven cities in the county (including the City of Bellingham) are required by federal and state law to manage and clean up stormwater. The costs of doing so are ongoing and expected to rise as requirements increase; and

      WHEREAS, the City of Bellingham is committed to managing stormwater responsibly. Only by completing infrastructure and retrofit projects now will we be able to pass a cleaner Puget Sound to our children; and

      WHEREAS, Bellingham property owners should not be asked to shoulder the whole cost of pollution cleanup – we need a balanced approach that asks polluters to pay their share; and

      WHEREAS, over twenty years ago, Washington voters approved the hazardous substances tax (Initiative 97) to clean up toxic pollution. Since then the tax rate has never been raised to meet growing needs and clean-up costs. Extending the tax to cover polluted stormwater is a common-sense solution to the state’s biggest water quality problem. The tax is levied upon substances that are the most significant stormwater pollutants: petroleum, pesticides and toxic chemicals; and

      WHEREAS, stormwater clean-up projects are labor-intensive – they’ll put money back in the pockets of workers in our community and throughout the state. This bill will create thousands of jobs across the state and our community, and at the same time we’ll be building clean water infrastructure that we’ll be proud of for generations;

      NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM:

      1. We endorse the Clean Water Act of 2010, HB 3181/ SB 6851 and urge its quick passage by the Washington State Legislature during the 2010 session.

      2. We urge our local legislators to champion the Clean Water Act of 2010, HB 3181/ SB 6851 that benefits our residents, workers, and quality of life.

      3. We recommend amendment of the Clean Water Act of 2010 to increase the percentage of MTCA funds directed toward clean water projects in 2011 through 2013 to better support the voters' will as expressed originally in I-97."
WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved final approval of Resolution #2010-09. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


Council Member Snapp reported that he and Council Member Lilliquist would attend the Whatcom County Council meeting in support of retaining the Lake Whatcom moratorium that sets a maximum of property subdivisions of 5 acres.


Council Member Weiss requested that staff review options available under state law with regard to investing more reserves and other investments in more local financial institutions.


LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved to direct Planning staff to include some work on the docketed Fairhaven Neighborhood Plan in the 2010 calendar year
FLEETWOOD offered a friendly amendment to “urge staff to give emphasis and consideration to working on this project”
LILLIQUIST accepted the friendly amendment. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


MAYOR'S REPORT

          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

AB18777 2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF SARAH CAMPBELL TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

SNAPP / WEISS moved to authorize the Mayor to reappoint Sarah Campbell to the Historic Preservation Commission, term expiring March 1, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB18778 3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF RACHEL MYERS TO THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BORNEMANN / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Rachel Myers for a partial term to the Library Board of Trustees, term expiring January 1, 2011. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB18779 4. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF DAN WELCH AS THE BIRCHWOOD REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION
Information 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. Committee review has taken place during the afternoon session on most of these items. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.

AB18780 1. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JANUARY 29, 2010 TO FEBRUARY 5, 2010.

AB18781 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 5, 2010 TO FEBRUARY 12, 2010.

AB18782 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JANUARY 16, 2010 TO JANUARY 31, 2010.

BORNEMANN / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

AB18745 1. CB 13594
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AND ADDITIONAL $348,881.80 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND.

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 #2010-02-009


AB18755 2. CB 13595
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.04 RELATED TO THE BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

BORNEMANN / SNAPP 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 #2010-02-010


AB18756 3. CB 13596
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 6.16 RELATED TO THE LICENSING OF CABARET DANCE BUSINESSES.

SNAPP / BUCHANAN 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 #2010-02-011


AB18757 4. CB 13597
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $40,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 2009.

BORNEMANN / SNAPP 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 #2010-02-012


AB18758 5. CB 13598
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A UNITED STATE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $25,780.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE SURFACE AND STORMWATER UTILITY FUND.

WEISS / SNAPP 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 #2010-02-013


AB18761 6. CB 13599
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE GIS SPECIALIST POSITION IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND REALLOCATING EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO ACCOMMODATE THE ADDITIONAL COST.

SNAPP / WEISS 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 #2010-02-014




ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:52 p.m.


Gene Knutson, Council President

ATTEST: Linda D. Anderson City Clerk Representative
APPROVED: 03/15/2010



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