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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 28, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
      On Monday, February 11, @ 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a change to BMC 20.10. 025, retail establishment maximum size.
      February 12 - 14, Council Members Seth Fleetwood, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp and Michael Lilliquist will attend the Cities Legislative Action Conference in Olympia, Washington.
      On Monday, February 25, @7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding text amendments to the Whatcom Falls Neighborhood Plan and a proposed rezone of Area 1.
      On Monday, February 25, @7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a legislative rezone of all of Area 14A, King Mountain Neighborhood.

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

Led by Council President Fleetwood
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes

None submitted.
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Presentation
AB19823 1. Downtown Historic Resource Survey and Inventory Results

Information only.
Information only.
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson
AB19824 1. Assistant Fire Chief introductions and 2013 work plan update

Information only.
Information only.
AB19825 2. Squalicum Creek Corridor Trail, Creek & Road Design; Orchard Street Extension (ES-0440); Bay to Baker Trail (PD3003-X)

Information only.
Information only.
AB19826 3. Requesting authorization for the Mayor to enter into Department of Ecology Loan for Squalicum Creek Re-Route Phase 1

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LOAN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND THE STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR THE SQUALICUM CREEK WATER QUALITY AND BIOTIC INTEGRITY IMPROVEMENTS.”

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2013-01. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. #2013-01 APPROVED
Planning and Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Gene Knutson
AB19827 1. Licensing options for residential rental properties

Information only.
Information only.
Waterfront/Downtown Development
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Jack Weiss
AB19828 1. Report on development plans for 1100 block of Cornwall Avenue

Information only.
Information only.
Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Stan Snapp
AB19829 1. Review of the Department of Ecology's final list of required and recommended revisions to the City of Bellingham's 2009 Draft Shoreline Master Program

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) CHAPTER 16.40, SHORELINES AND ADOPTING THE CITY’S 2013 SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM AS BMC TITLE 22, SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM.”
    LEHMAN / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading and to direct staff to send letter of acceptance to the Department of Ecology.. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      1st & 2nd APPROVED and
      DIRECTION TO STAFF
      AB19830 2. Aquatic Invasive Species Program

      LEHMAN / SNAPP provided direction to staff to move forward with the recommendations from staff’s report. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
        DIRECTION TO STAFF
        Parks and Recreation
        Gene Knutson, Chair
        Stan Snapp; Terry Bornemann
        AB19831 1. Recreation Program update and discussion

        Information only.
        Information only.
        Committee Of The Whole -
        Seth Fleetwood, Chair
        Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
        AB19832 1. Ordinance amending numerous sections of the Bellingham Municipal Code with respect to the maximum permissible fine for misdemeanors and the maximum permissible jail sentence for gross misdemeanors

        “AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO FINES FOR MISDEMEANORS; AMENDING BMC 1.28.010, BMC 4.60.030, BMC 4.70.030, BMC 6.10.110, BMC 13.40.150, BMC 15.42.110, BMC 16.60.090, BMC 16.70.140, BMC 18.52.010, BMC 20.52.010, BMC 20.52.020 AND THE MAXIMUM TERM OF INCARCERATION FOR GROSS MISDEMEANORS; AMENDING BMC 6.05.220, BMC 7.08.170, BMC 10.04.060, BMC 16.55.040, BMC 16.80.150, BMC 17.10.020, BMC 17.20.020.”
          FLEETWOOD / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
          1st & 2nd APPROVED
          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 and action only.
            1. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on the acquisition of a 5.2 acre parcel abutting Cordata Park. The purchase of this property will expand Cordata Park to the north, enable the construction of a critical Cordata area trail segment, and provide wetland mitigation capacity for other park projects. The City would purchase the property for its appraised value of $275,000.00

            LILLIQUIST / LEHMAN moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $275,000.00 MOTION CARRIED 7-0
            APPROVED
            2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
            3. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
            4. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. 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.

            Mayor Linville provided copies of a proposed Statement of Principles and draft resolution regarding gun control for council’s review; and updated council on upcoming travel, and current issues.
            AB19833 2. Mayor's appointment of Margot Myers to the Bellingham Arts Commission for Council's approval
              SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval of the Mayor’s appointment of Margot Myers to the Bellingham Arts Commission, term ending January 1, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
              APPROVED
              AB19834 3. Mayor's appointment of John Gargett and John Healy to the Bellingham Sister Cities Advisory Board for Council's information

              Information only.
              Information only.
              AB19835 4. Mayor's appointment of Michael Sledge and reappointment of Sheri Emerson to the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission on Domestic Violence for Council's information

              Information only.
              Information only.
              AB19836 5. Mayor's appointment of Riannon Bardsley to the Community Development Advisory Board as the Food/Hunger representative for Council's information.

              Information only.
              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. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
              AB19837 1. Authorization of checks issued for pay period January 3, 2013 through January 10, 2013(Consent Agenda)
              AB19838 2. Authorization of checks issued for payroll December 22, 2012 through January 10, 2013
                KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
                CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
                Final Consideration of Ordinances
                AB19803 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE GENERAL FUND BY $146,386.00 AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $146,386.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO CREATE A NEW ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF POSITION
                  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, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
                  NAYS:
                  ABSTENTIONS:

                  MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-01-003
                    Ord. 2013-01-003 APPROVED
                    AB19808 2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 2.33.040 REGARDING FUNCTIONS OF THE MAYOR'S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION (MNAC)
                      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: BORNEMANN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
                      NAYS:
                      ABSTENTIONS:

                      MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-01-004
                      Ord. 2013-01-004 APPROVED
                      Adjournment
                      There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.
                      Next City Council Meeting
                      Monday, February 11, 2013


                      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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