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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: October 22, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, October 22, @ 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the Mayor's Board Room, there will be a worksession to discuss the 2013 Budget regarding the Human Resources; Planning and Community Development, and the Public Works Departments.
    On Monday, October 29, @ 1:00 - 4:00 PM in the Mayor's Board Room, there will be a worksession to discuss the 2013 Budget regarding the Legal, Finance, Information Technology and Library Departments.
    On Monday, November 5, @ 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding an extension of the Demonstration Program for Innovative Permanently Affordable Home Ownership (BMC 20.27)
    On Monday, November 19, @ 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the 2013 Preliminary Budget.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Bornemann.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the October 8, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period



Presentation
AB19709 1. Whatcom Smart Trips Program mobility report

Information only.
Information only.
Public Hearing
AB19710 1. Resolution declaring certain real property surplus to the City of Bellingham (Waterfront)

“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM DECLARING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY SURPLUS.” [900, 902, 907, 909 and 1001 C Street].

Public hearing held.
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved final approval of Resolution #2012-28. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, FLEETWOOD opposed.
Public hearing held.
Res. 2012-28 APPROVED
Waterfront/Downtown Development .
Gene Knutson, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Michael Lilliquist; Jack Weiss
AB19714 1. Request for authorization for the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement for the exchange of real property by and between the Port of Bellingham and the City of Bellingham

Amy Kraham, Assistant City Attorney noted changes to Exhibit I, which the Port of Bellingham has agreed to. In the Now, Therefore section:
1. Add “possess, control” after the word maintain.
1.1 Add “possess, control and” to the second sentence.
1.2 Add “The sole exception to the City’s right to possess and control the parking area and trail is as follows:” after the subject line.

KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved approval to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement for the exchange of real property (in the Waterfront District) by and between the Port of Bellingham and the City of Bellingham. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED w/changes to Exhibit I
Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19711 1. Financial Report - 3rd Quarter

Information only.
Information only.
Planning and Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
AB19712 1. Scope, process and budget for the 2016 Comprehensive Plan update

Information only.
Information only.
Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19713 1. Lake Whatcom Watershed capital projects funding

Information only.
Information only.
Waterfront/Downtown Development [moved to follow public hearing AB19710].
Moved to follow public hearing
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
          1. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

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

Mayor Linville submitted a draft of a letter to the Whatcom County Council regarding an ordinance amending the Whatcom County Zoning Code to create Chapter 20.51 Lake Whatcom Watershed Overlay District. Council concurred and directed that in the last sentence “Lake Whatcom Management Committee” be replaced with “Interjurisdictional Coordinating Team (ITC)”.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Litigation: David Carlsen v. City of Bellingham re GMA appeal of the Fairhaven Neighborhood and Urban Village Plan: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
NO ACTION
Mayor's Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
AB19715 2. Mayor's appointment of Alice Shilhanek to the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board for Council's approval.

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved approval of the Mayor’s appointment of Alice Shilhanek to the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board, term ending October 22, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


Mayor Linville submitted an update on the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) Team, which includes:
      GPT Team has received preliminary comments from Public
      Works, Parks and Fire Chief.

      GPT Team members will attend the scoping meeting on Saturday October 27 at Squalicum High from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
      GPT team and Public Works have arranged for an Association of Washington Cities webinar to be shown in Council Chambers on October 31 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
      Staff proposed scoping letter will be presented at City Council on November 5 and anticipates Council’s comments and suggestions. Staff’s work will be informed by Council Resolution passed on July 2, 2012 [Resolution 2012-17]. Information only.
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.
AB19716 1. A Resolution of the City Council sponsoring the Whatcom Transit Authority's request to join the Association of Washington Cities employee benefit trust.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM SPONSORING THE WHATCOM TRANSIT AUTHORITY’S REQUEST TO JOIN THE ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON CITIES EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST.”
(Consent Agenda)
Res. 2012-29
AB19717 2. Bid Award for Multi-hearth Incinerator #1 Repair at Post Point, Bid #65B-2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19718 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period September 29, 2012 through October 4, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19719 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period October 5, 2012 through October 13, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19720 5. Authorization of checks issued for payroll September 26, 2012 through October 10, 2012

KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
There were no ordinances for final consideration.
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:54 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, November 5, 2012


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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