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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Monday, November 23, 2009, 07:00 PM
Book: 63, Page: 1


REGULAR MEETING


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Barry Buchanan, who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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
    Barbara Ryan, Council Member, Sixth Ward
    Louise Bjornson, Council Member, At Large

Excused:

ANNOUNCEMENT(S)

    On December 7 @ 7:00 PM in the Lobby at City Hall, there will be a reception honoring Barbara Ryan for her years of service to the community on the City Council.
    On December 7 @ 7:30 PM in Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding Central Business District, Area 21 (Bandell Property) Rezone.
    On December 14 @ 7:00 PM in the Lobby at City Hall, there will be a reception honoring Louise Bjornson for her years of service to the community on the City Council.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval of the November 9, 2009 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


15 - MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Andy Accimus, (formerly homeless) discussed his concerns for the homeless. He asked that the Council give serious consideration to this important situation.

Karen Parker, Founder/Director of The Red Egg Project and formerly homeless, asked council to use their imagination to help find answers for the homeless.

Irene Morgan, representing Bellingham's Friends of the Homeless, said they favor a centralized camp with toilets and other facilities and asked the council to be proactive in helping those on the streets. She said one-third of the homeless work and pay taxes and she would like to find a solution to this disheartening issue.

Leonard Lindstrom spoke on family and social issues.

Aaron Lukoff, Attorney, said that the ‘more than three unrelated’ ordinance in Bellingham is in violation of RCW 49.60.

Johnny Grames felt that is was important that BTV10 played the Chuckanut Ridge hearing that was held before the Planning Commission and said that was a great opportunity for everyone to sign on and reach consensus. An area like Chuckanut Ridge is important as parks are key to the city.

LaVerne Lamoureux & Robert Putich from the U.S. Census Bureau, gave an overview of the 2010 census and offered to answer any questions.

Terry Todd, 1714 12th Street recently purchased property at 665 Marine Drive and when he went to have the water turned on he discovered that it had been shut off more than three years and was told he would have to go through a permit process. Then, he was then told he couldn’t get it turned on and would probably have to dig a well because it had been more than three years and he would have to talk to the Mayor or City Council to get the water turned on. The Mayor’s office said they would talk to the Planning Department but when they got back to Mr. Todd, they said he would have to talk to the City Council. He said, “so here I am; am I going to be able get water?”

Katie Rikard announced a Cabaret/Jazz Night benefit for the American Museum of Radio and Electricity on December 5th, 6:30 p.m.

Garrett O'Brien addressed the Transportation Impact fee and shared that in five years the cost of the permits to build the same house has increased 75%. He took issue with raising the Transportation Impact Fee again and felt the council should be discussing how to cut fees to encourage growth and building.

Mike Barnes, North Forest Street, member of the Northwest Rental Owners Association said he feels they have not been involved in the process and would like to resolve some of the rental problems so that an ordinance is not needed.

Julie Cuic spoke with regard to the proposed Landlord Licensing Ordinance. She has read the proposed draft and feels it would make things more difficult for tenants and landlords and potentially cause foreclosures. There are already laws on books to deal with loud parties, faulty facilities and nuisances. She said, this would only increase rents and then there will be less affordable housing.

Dan Larner addressed the three unrelated issue and said this law would be discriminatory, illegal and unnecessary.

Byron Mannering, of Brigid Collins Family Support Center, offered thanks and congratulations for the city being a ChildStar! City.


PRESENTATION(S)

AB18661 1. MAYORAL PROCLAMATION – PARTNERING WITH US CENSUS BUREAU

Mayor Pike read a Mayoral Proclamation proclaiming that the City of Bellingham is committed to partnering with the U. S. Census Bureau to help ensure a full and accurate count in 2010. Information only.


PUBLIC HEARING(S)

AB18622 1. 2010 PRELIMINARY BUDGET

Council President Buchanan opened the public hearing.

There were no comments from the public and the public hearing was closed.

Information only.


AB18524 CB 13543
2. 2009 FINAL DRAFT OF THE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM

“AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE 2009 SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM AT THE LOCAL LEVEL AND DIRECTING THE PLANNING DIRECTOR TO PREPARE A COMPLETE SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM SUBMITTAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY.”

Steve Sundin, Planner summarized the process that will occur when this document is completed and noted that a revised ordinance has been submitted to Council reflecting recent work done on the Ordinance. Once approved, the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) will be submitted to the Department of Ecology. Their process will include a public hearing and recommendations to the City. It will then come back before the City Council and once the document is agreed upon, the document will take effect. During that time the 1989 SMP will be in effect.

Council President Buchanan opened the public hearing.

Stephanie Williams works in the Environmental Science field. She is concerned that there may not be adequate protection for the potential habitat areas that remain the waterfront area.

Perry Eskridge, Governmental Affairs Director, Whatcom Association of Realtors feels that the SMP is a great plan and is ready to move forward.

Wendy Harris, Silver Beach spoke in support of the revised draft and said it is important to move forward in this process.

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

BARBARA RYAN / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading.
WEISS discussed changes with staff, which will be incorporated into the final ordinance. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: TERRY BORNEMANN, CHAIR; BARBARA RYAN; JACK WEISS; LOUISE BJORNSON

AB18642 CB 13570
1. A ORDINANCE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT, REZONE AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR APPROXIMATELY 35 ACRES IN AREA 17D OF THE GUIDE MERIDIAN / CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING FOR A 34.8 ACRE SITE IN AREA 17D OF THE GUIDE MERIDIAN / CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD. THE AMENDMENTS CHANGE THE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION AND ZONING FROM INDUSTRIAL TO RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL, PLANNED.”

BORNEMANN / WEISS moved to direct Mark Gardner, Research Analyst to research and present options to the council for preparing an ordinance that adds regulatory language [Fair Housing Policy] to the Bellingham Municipal Code to be presented to council on December 7, 2009; and to direct staff to prepare a draft ordinance for Planning & Community Development and Legal review by January 4th and move the ordinance through the Type 6 process and then present to council for adoption in March/April 2010. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

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


AB18604 CB 13563
2. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE SAMISH WAY URBAN VILLAGE SUBAREA PLAN AND CORRESPONDING CHANGES TO THE ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

“AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING FOR THE SAMISH WAY URBAN VILLAGE SUBAREA PLAN, AMENDING LAND USE AREAS 15, 16 AND A PORTION OF AREA 14 OF THE SEHOME NEIGHBORHOOD; AMENDING LAND USE AREA 8 AND A PART OF AREA 5 OF THE YORK NEIGHBORHOOD; AND AMENDING THE LAND USE DEVELOPMENT CODE (TITLE 20) FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING THE SAMISH WAY URBAN VILLAGE SUBAREA PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS.”

Council Member Bornemann reported that the committee had recommended approval. See Final Consideration of Ordinances for action.


AB18641 CB 13571
3. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH HILL NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE SOUTH HILL NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.”

BORNEMANN / BJORNSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB18572 CB 13572
4. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE BIRCHWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE BIRCHWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.”


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


AB18563 CB 13573
5. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENT TO THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN URBAN VILLAGE POLICIES AND MAP

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING, AMENDING PORTIONS OF THE LAND USE CHAPTER OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REGARDING URBAN VILLAGES.”

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


AB18624 CB 13574
6. AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AMENDMENT TO THE CAPITAL FACILITIES CHAPTER OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN RELATED TO THE BELLINGHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY SECTION OF THE CAPITAL FACILITIES CHAPTER OF THE PLAN TO UPDATE THE TEXT AND INCORPORATE BY REFERENCE THE BELLINGHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SIX-YEAR CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN.”

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


AB18625 CB 13575
7. AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AMENDMENT TO THE CAPITAL FACILITIES CHAPTER OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN RELATED TO THE MERIDIAN SCHOOL DISTRICT FACILITIES

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITY SECTION OF THE CAPITAL FACILITIES CHAPTER OF THE PLAN TO UPDATE THE TEXT AND INCORPORATE BY REFERENCE THE MERIDIAN SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SIX-YEAR CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN.”

BORNEMANN / BARBARA RYAN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: BARBARA RYAN, CHAIR; LOUISE BJORNSON, TERRY BORNEMANN

AB18626 1. APPROVAL OF STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SOUTH AREA GREENWAY 3 LEVY LAND ACQUISITIONS

BARBARA RYAN / BORNEMANN moved to postpone consideration of the Strategic plan for South Area Greenway 3 Levy Land Acquisition to the first regular meeting in February, 2010. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, SNAPP, BJORNSON, WEISS opposed.



WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: JACK WEISS, CHAIR; BARBARA RYAN; TERRY BORNEMANN

AB18662 1. UPDATE TO COUNCIL REGARDING WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT BY MAYOR PIKE

Information only.


TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: JACK WEISS, CHAIR; BARBARA RYAN; STAN SNAPP

Council Member Ryan left Council Chambers.

AB18663 Resolution #2009-37
1. A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT A BASE RATE FEE FOR 2010 TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES, AS PER BMC 19.06

“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON ADOPTING TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES FOR 2010.”

WEISS / BORNEMANN moved final approval of Resolution #2009-37. MOTION CARRIED 6-0, Council Member Ryan out of chambers.

Council Member Ryan returned to Council Chambers.


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
MEMBERS: BARRY BUCHANAN, CHAIR

AB18632 1. CONTINUATION OF DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET SUMMARIES AND BUDGET DISCUSSION

Presentations by the Executive Department and City Council were made during committee. Information only.

KNUTSON / BARBARA RYAN moved to reduce the combined travel budget for the City Council to $8,000 with the provision that no changes are made to the mileage section. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, SNAPP opposed.

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

None submitted at evening meeting.

          3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

None presented.


EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only.


1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition.

BJORNSON / KNUTSON moved to approve the purchase of 3.85 acres of property located in the Lake Whatcom Watershed for the purchase price of $255,000. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    2. LITIGATION – Ebenal v. City of Bellingham: An update was provided to council on a pending litigation matter. No action was taken.

    3. LABOR NEGOTIATIONS: Staff provided information on labor negotiations. No action taken.



    MAYOR'S REPORT

    AB18664 1. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF LESLIE LANGDON AS THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION

    Information only.


    AB18665 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF JENNIFER NEWMAN AND JENI COTTRELL TO THE BELLINGHAM ARTS COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL

    BARBARA RYAN / BJORNSON moved to authorize the Mayor to appoint Jennifer Newman and Jeni Cottrell to the Bellingham Arts Commission for a partial term expiring December 31, 2009. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


    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.

    AB18621 Resolution #2009-38
    1. RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO DECLARE THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM A CHILDSTAR! COMMUNITY

    “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO DECLARE THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM A CHILDSTAR! COMMUNITY.”

    AB18666 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $50,000

    AB18667 3. APPROVAL OF BID AWARD FOR THE PURCHASE OF A NEW AMBULANCE, BID # 85-2009

    AB18668 CB 13576
    4. BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT FUNDS OF $139,762.00

    “AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A $139,762.00 GRANT FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PURCHASE TURNOUT GEAR AND SIX WASHING / EXTRACTOR MACHINES.”

    AB18669 5. BID AWARD FOR THE PURCHASE OF “EXTRACTOR WASHING MACHINES” BID #70B-2009

    AB18670 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM OCTOBER 30, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 6, 2009

    AB18671 7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM NOVEMBER 6, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 13, 2009

    AB18672 8. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM OCTOBER 16, 2009 TO OCTOBER 31, 2009

    BARBARA RYAN / KNUTSON moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


    FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    AB18604 1. CB 13563
    AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING FOR THE SAMISH WAY URBAN VILLAGE SUBAREA PLAN, AMENDING LAND USE AREAS 15, 16 AND A PORTION OF AREA 14 OF THE SEHOME NEIGHBORHOOD; AMENDING LAND USE AREA 8 AND A PORTION OF AREA 5 OF THE YORK NEIGHBORHOOD; AND AMENDING THE LAND USE DEVELOPMENT CODE (TITLE 20) FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING THE SAMISH WAY URBAN VILLAGE SUBAREA PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

    Amendments were read into the record.

    BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved approval for third and final reading as amended. Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and approved by the following roll call vote:

    AYES: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-11-069 as amended.


    AB18605 2. CB 13564
    AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE REGULATIONS, AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 20.25.020 AND 20.25.040 AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 20.25.070 REGARDING URBAN VILLAGE DESIGN

    KNUTSON / 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-11-070


    AB18648 3. CB 13565
    AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, READOPTING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 2.28, RELATING TO THE PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY BOARD, AND REPEALING SECTION 2.28.050

    BORNEMANN / BJORNSON 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-11-071


    AB18623 4. CB 13566
    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET AND SETTING THE AD VALOREM AND FOREST EXCISE TAX LEVIES FOR 2010 AND ALSO SETTING FORTH THE PERCENTAGE AND DOLLAR RATE OF INCREASE FOR THE REGULAR PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR 2010

    KNUTSON / BARBARA RYAN moved approval for third and final reading.

    WEISS read a statement into the record to explain his request that the city take Banked Capacity in addition to the tax increase.

    WEISS / BARBARA RYAN moved to amend the ordinance to take the 1% ($180,639) of Banked Capacity in addition to the 1% property tax increase.

    WEISS / BARBARA RYAN moved to postpone the vote until Council could get a legal opinion from staff as to whether the amendment would require a Super Majority vote. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

    At the request of Council President Buchanan the clerk continued with reading Final Consideration of Ordinances for AB 18653, AB 18654 and AB 18655. See votes in items 5, 6 and 7 below.

    BREAK
    Council President Buchanan called the meeting back to order at 9:39 p.m.

    It was the opinion of the City Attorney that this motion did not require a Super Majority vote.

    (MOTION APPROVING AMENDMENT)
    MOTION CARRIED 4-3, KNUTSON, BUCHANAN, BJORNSON opposed.

    Brian Henshaw, Budget Manager read the amendments into the record, adding the banked capacity to the ordinance

    (VOTING ON ORDINANCE AS AMENDED)
    Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and approved by the following roll call vote:

    AYES: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS: BUCHANAN, KNUTSON
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 5-2 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-11-072 as amended.

    MAYOR PIKE VETOED THE AMENDED ORDINANCE

    The City Attorney read the procedure from City Charter Article 3.04: “If upon reconsideration, a majority plus one of the whole membership, voting upon a call of ayes and nays, favor its passage, the ordinance shall become valid notwithstanding the Mayor's veto.”

    BARBARA RYAN / BORNEMANN moved to reconsider voting on the original 1% tax increase ordinance and to override the Mayor’s Veto .

    AYES:, BORNEMANN, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS: BJORNSON, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION FAILED 4-3 [Per City Charter 3.04].

    The clerk read the original ordinance title for final consideration:

    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET AND SETTING THE AD VALOREM AND FOREST EXCISE TAX LEVIES FOR 2010 AND ALSO SETTING FORTH THE PERCENTAGE AND DOLLAR RATE OF INCREASE FOR THE REGULAR PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR 2010

    KNUTSON / BJORNSON moved approval for third and final reading. Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and failed by the following roll call vote:

    AYES: BJORNSON, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON,
    NAYS: BORNEMANN, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP, WEISS
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION FAILED 3-4

    BREAK
    Council President Buchanan called the meeting back to order at 10:04 p.m.

    BORNEMANN / BARBARA RYAN moved to, once again, reconsider voting on the original ordinance.

    AYES: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

    Once again, the clerk, read the original ordinance title for final consideration:

    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET AND SETTING THE AD VALOREM AND FOREST EXCISE TAX LEVIES FOR 2010 AND ALSO SETTING FORTH THE PERCENTAGE AND DOLLAR RATE OF INCREASE FOR THE REGULAR PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR 2010

    KNUTSON / BJORNSON 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-11-072.



    AB18653 5. CB 13567
    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR $343,666.00 AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND ASSOCIATED WITH THE PURCHASE OF FORECLOSED PROPERTY

    KNUTSON / 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-11-073


    AB18654 6. CB 13568
    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A $1,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES FOR OVERTIME IN THE GENERAL FUND ASSOCIATED WITH NIGHT TIME SEAT BELT ENFORCEMENT

    BARBARA RYAN / 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-11-074


    AB18655 7. CB 13569
    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TRANSFERRING $5,000 FROM THE GREENWAY ENDOWMENT FUND TO THE GENERAL FUND AND APPROPRIATING $5,000 IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR EXPENDITURES RECOMMENDED BY THE GREENWAYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    WEISS / 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-11-075




    ADJOURNMENT
    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:08 p.m.

    Barry Buchanan, Council President

    ATTEST: Linda D. Anderson City Clerk Representative
    APPROVED: 01/04/2010



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