RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON
Mayor's Board Room
Monday, November 25, 2013, 09:00 AM
Book: 67, Page: 1
Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Seth Fleetwood
Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
Cathy Lehman, 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
The Meeting was called to order at 9:03 AM and adjourned to Executive Session to hear the following:
Executive sessions are closed to the public, a report will be made immediately following the session. A governing body may hold an executive session only for specified purposes which are identified in RCW 42.30.
1. Potential Property Sale - (Marriner - Approx 10 min)
The meeting was called back to order at 9:17 AM.
EXECUTIVE SESSION REPORT/ACTION:
Staff provided information on a potential property sale. Direction given. No action taken.
Committee of the Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
Approval of Minutes:
The Committee Meeting Minutes of November 7, were submitted for approval. Michael Lilliquist noted an incorrect vote tally of 3-0 when it should have been 3-3.
SS/ML MOVED APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AS CORRECTED. The motion carried 5-0-1. CL abstained. GK excused.
The Committee Meeting Minutes minutes of November 18th were submitted for approval.
CL/SS MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 6-0-0. GK excused.
President Fleetwood turned the gavel over to Finance and Personnel Chair, Michael Lilliquist to conduct the worksession
AB20142 1. Worksession regarding the 2014 Preliminary Budget
Presented by: Mayor Kelli Linville
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Eric Johnston, Assistant Director, Public Works Operations
Brian Henshaw, Finance Director
Jon Hutchings, Assistant Director, Public Works Natural Resources
Marty Mulholland, Information and Technology Services Director
James King, Parks and Recreation Director
Tara Sundin, Economic Development Director
Jeff Thomas, Planning and Development Director
ML/ MOVED TO RECOMMEND DIRECTING THE ADMINISTRATION BOOK A REVENUE SOURCE OF $700,000 BY SURPLUS OF CITY OWNED COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ALONG ROEDER AVENUE. There was no second.
SS/TB MOTION TO APPROPRIATE $100,000 FOR SUNDAY LIBRARY SERVICE FROM THE CONTINGENCY FUND.
JW MOVED TO AMEND TO APPROPRIATE $75,000 FOR SUNDAY LIBRARY SERVICE FOR ALL BUT THE SUMMER MONTHS OF THE YEAR. The motion was accepted by unanimous consent.
ML/SS MOVED TO TAKE STRAW VOTES ON ITEMS FIRST AND VOTE AT THE END OF THE WORKSESSION. The motion failed 3-3. SS, CL, TB opposed. GK excused.
SF/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF SETH FLEETWOOD'S PROPOSAL RELATING TO FUNDING OF THE PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES.
CL/TB MOVED TO POSTPONE VOTE ON THE MAIN MOTION UNTIL AFTER FURTHER DISCUSSION REGARDING SETH FLEETWOOD'S PROPOSAL. The motion carried 5-1, SS opposed. GK excused.
SF/CL MOVED TO VOTE ON THE COMPONENTS OF THE PROPOSAL SEPARATELY.
The motion carried 6-0. GK excused.
THE MOTION TO RECOMMEND APPROPRIATING $75,000 FOR SUNDAY LIBRARY SERVICE FOR ALL BUT THE SUMMER MONTHS OF THE YEAR WAS BROUGHT BACK FOR A VOTE. The motion carried 5-1. ML opposed. GK excused.
Terry Bornemann was excused.
ML/ MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROPRIATED $125,000 FROM THE PARKING FUND TO INCREASE RESOURCES TO IMPROVE THE CITY'S PARKING PROGRAM. There was no second.
JW/SS MOVED TO ALLOCATE RESOURCES TO PERFORM A FIELD VERIFIED HABITAT ASSESSMENT. SS withdrew his second.
JW/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND DIRECTION TO THE ADMINISTRATION TO CREATE A WORKPLAN FOR CONDUCTING A FIELD-VERIFIED HABITAT ASSESSMENT FOR THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT. The motion carried 5-0. GK, TB excused.
ML/SF MOVED TO APPROPRIATE $25,000 FROM GENERAL FUND RESERVED TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARD A THIRD PARTY HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT RELATED TO THE GATEWAY PACIFIC TERMINAL PROJECT. The motion was withdrawn.
ML/JW MOVED TO APPROPRIATE $10,000 FROM GENERAL FUND RESERVED TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARD A THIRD PARTY HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE GATEWAY PACIFIC TERMINAL PROJECT SUBJECT TO AGREEMENT OF TERMS.
SF/TB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF PROVIDING $207,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOCIAL SERVICES CONSISTENT WITH THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD (CDAB) RECOMMENDATION. The motion carried 6-0. GK excused.
SF/TB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF PROVIDING $250,000 TO FUND THE PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (PDA) ADMINISTRATION AND TO MAKE AVAILABLE $308,000 FOR PDA FEASIBILITY WORK. The motion carried 4-2. SS, CL opposed. GK excused.
SF/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND DIRECTION TO STAFF TO BRING BACK AN ORDINANCE TO MOVE $1,125,619 DOLLARS THAT IS PRESENTLY RESERVED IN A PDA FUND TO BE TRANSFERRED BACK TO THE PARKING FUND CONSISTENT WITH THE ADMINISTRATION'S PROPOSAL. The motion carried 6-0. GK excused.
ML/SS MOVED MOVE TO PLACE IN RESERVE $200,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO FUND IMPLEMENTATION OF SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS ISSUES IDENTIFIED BY THE DOWNTOWN WORK GROUP. The motion failed 1-4. JW, CL, SS, SF opposed. GK, TB excused.
ML/SS MOVED TO REDUCE THE FUNDING FOR THE FEDERAL BUILDING CAPITAL PROJECT FROM $2,000,000 TO $1,925,000. The motion carried 5-0. GK, TB excused.
JW/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND DIRECTION TO THE ADMINISTRATION TO TRANSFER MANAGEMENT OF 600 W HOLLY FROM THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BACK TO THE CITY ADMINISTRATION. The motion carried 5-0. GK, TB excused.
Michael Lilliquist turned the gavel back over to President Seth Fleetwood.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:52 PM.
Seth Fleetwood, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
CL/SF MOVED TO POSTPONE FURTHER ACTION UNTIL AFTER THE ADMINISTRATION CAN FOLLOW UP WITH THE PARTIES CONDUCTING THE ASSESSMENT. The motion carried 5-0. GK, TB excused.
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