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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, July 23, 2012, 01:00 PM
Book: 66, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President, Terry Bornemann.

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

Finance & Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp

AB19634 1. Financial Report - 2nd Quarter

Presented by: John Carter, Finance Director

INFORMATION ONLY

AB19635 2. A Resolution directing the City to assess and outline the steps necessary to implement a Biennial Budget beginning January 1, 2015

Presented by: John Carter, Finance Director

SS/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL AFTER STRIKING THE WORD "TWO" FROM THE FIRST SENTENCE OF THE RESOLUTION SECTION, ITEM 3. ML concurred.

AB19636 3. Ordinance to implement Budget Amendment for costs associated with 2011-2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement for Firefighters, IAFF 106

Presented by: Lorna Klemanski, Human Resources Director

SS/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred.

AB19636 4. Ordinance to implement Budget Amendment for costs associated with 2012-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement for AFSCME 114

Presented by: Lorna Klemanski, Human Resources Director

SS/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred.

Transportation
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson

AB19638 1. Northwest/McLeod Roundabout Bid Award, ES-0360, Bid # 28B-2012

Presented by: Shane Oden, Public Works Project Engineer

GK/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. JW opposed. Mixed recommendation.

Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood

AB19611 1. A comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone for approximately 130 acres in Areas 5 and 13, King Mountain Neighborhood

POSTPONED TO THE REGULAR MEETING

Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood

AB19639 1. Resolution of the City of Bellingham Appointing a Committee to prepare Pro and Con Arguments for the Local Voters Pamphlet on Proposition No. 1; Low-Income Housing Levy

Presented by: Peter Ruffatto, City Attorney

SF/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

AB19640 2. Resolution of the City of Bellingham Appointing a Committee to prepare Pro and Con Arguments for the Local Voters Pamphlet on Initiative 2012-2; Bellingham Community Bill of Rights

Presented by: Peter Ruffatto, City Attorney

GK/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

AB19618 3. A Resolution requesting that certain potential on and off-site impacts associated with the Gateway Pacific Terminal be analyzed as part of the SEPA and NEPA processes

Presented by: Steve Sundin, Planner II
Amy Kraham, Senior Assistant City Attorney

GK/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL WITH THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENTS TO THE 1ST AND 2ND PARAGRAPHS OF THE RESOLUTION SECTION:
A vote on recommendation was not taken.

JW/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND RETAINING THE LANGUAGE " FROM THE SOURCE OF THE COAL TO ITS CONSUMPTION." TB, GK, CL, SF & ML opposed. Mixed recommendation

The vote on the main motion will be taken at the evening meeting

AB19641 4. Resolution related to the adaptive reuse of the Granary Building located in the Waterfront District; requesting that the Port of Bellingham issue a request for proposals for the Granary prior to submitting a demolition permit

POSTPONED TO THE REGULAR MEETING

AB19642 5. Possible advisory ballot measures regarding Gateway Pacific Terminal and coal shipment through Bellingham

Presented by: Peter Ruffatto, City Attorney
Mayor Kelli Linville

JW/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND DIRECTION TO STAFF TO PREPARE A RESOLUTION TO PLACE AN ADVISORY VOTE ON THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT BASED ON THE PROPOSED BALLOT TITLE AS PRESENTED AS DRAFT VERSION #1, ON PAGE 290 OF THE AGENDA PACKET FOR COUNCIL'S CONSIDERATION AT ITS AUGUST 6, MEETING.
TB, CL opposed. Mixed recommendation.

None submitted

Fireworks

Stan Snapp detailed numerous violations and problems with firework under the current code and requested consideration of a fireworks ban. There are about 3,200 people who have signed a petition who would like to vote on it. He has had a discussion with the Mayor and City Attorney. He requested Council approval to ask staff to bring some options to the Public Works/Public Safety Committee to address issues of violations and enforcement.

SS/CL MOVED TO DIRECT THE MAYOR TO DEVELOP OPTIONS AND REPORT BACK TO THE COUNCIL. The motion carried 6-1. TB opposed.

Process for submitting Agenda items for Council Meetings

Terry Bornemann reported that Mayor Linville requires Departments to submit items for Council meetings at a time that is at least two meetings in advance. He asked Council if this is a protocol that Council Members would like to consider. This allows more time for review and refinement for better preparation. Mayor Linville added that the goal is to be more thoughtful about what is coming forward. Stan Snapp described issues of last minute revisions he experienced when he was Council President.


At 3:42 PM Council President Bornemann adjourned the meeting to Executive Session to hear the following:

Executive Session
Closed to the public. Report in the Regular Meeting only:


ADJOURNMENT
At 4:36 PM the meeting was called back to order and adjourned.





Terry Bornemann, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
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