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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, January 24, 2011, 02:00 PM
Book: 65, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Stan Snapp

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD

AB19082 1. BUDGET AMENDMENT ORDINANCE FOR APPROVAL OF A 3-YEAR LIMITED TERM PROJECT ENGINEER POSITION

Presented by: Ravyn Whitewolf, Public Works Engineer

SF/BB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred.

AB19083 2. REVIEW ISSUANCE OF QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BONDS TO PAY FOR CAPITAL MAINTENANCE PROJECTS IDENTIFIED BY ENERGY AUDIT OF CITY FACILITIES

Presented by: John Carter, Finance Director

SF/BB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred.

AB19084 3. ANNUAL REVIEW OF INVESTMENT POLICY

Presented by: John Carter, Finance Director

INFORMATION ONLY

WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; JACK WEISS;
BARRY BUCHANAN; GENE KNUTSON

AB19085 1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN UP

Presented by: Linda Stewart, Waterfront Project Manager
Amy Kraham, Legal Department

INFORMATION ONLY

TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST;
AB19041 1. AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT AMENDMENTS TO BMC CHAPTER 19.06 “TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES” TO ALLOW VEHICLE TRIP TIP REDUCTION CREDITS OF UP TO 50% IN URBAN VILLAGES

JW/ML MOVED TO CONSIDER AB19041 AS THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE. TB AGREED. The Agenda bill was brought forward to the Committee of the Whole.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP

AB19041 1. AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT AMENDMENTS TO BMC CHAPTER 19.06 “TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES” TO ALLOW VEHICLE TRIP TIP REDUCTION CREDITS OF UP TO 50% IN URBAN VILLAGES

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Mayor Dan Pike

ML/JW MOVED TO DIRECT STAFF TO AMEND THE ORDINANCE TO INCLUDE CHANGES PROPOSED BY MICHAEL LILLIQUIST. The motion failed 3-4. BB, GK, TB & SS opposed.

JW/BB MOVED TO POSTPONE 3RD & FINAL READING OF THE ORDINANCE UNTIL AFTER THE APPROVAL PROCESS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE IS COMPLETED. The motion failed 2-5. BB, GK, TB, SF & SS opposed.

The minutes of the Special Meeting of the Planning and Community Development Committee held on November 23, 2010 were submitted for approval. GK/TB MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

The minutes of the Council’s Reorganization Meeting of January 3rd, and the Committee Meeting minutes of January 24th, were submitted for approval. BB/TB MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

Opening of Woods Coffee in Flatiron Building

Gene Knutson reported he attended the grand opening of Woods Coffee in the renovated Flatiron Building. This is a good example of how old buildings, that many once thought would have to be torn down, could still be useful.

Resolution in support of affordable housing initiatives

Michael Lilliquist requested Council consideration of a Resolution in support of bills before the State Legislature to support affordable housing initiatives at its next Council meeting on February 7. If passed at that time it can be presented to State officials during the Council delegation visit to Olympia for the AWC’s City Legislative Action Conference the following week. Council Members approved bringing Resolution forward at the next meeting by unanimous consent.

Responsibility for snow removal

Jack Weiss asked if there was support for an action to require business and residential property owners to clear snow from sidewalks. There was unanimous consent. Mayor Pike stated that he had no objection and would direct staff to work on it.

The meeting was adjourned to Executive Session at 3:02 to hear the following items:

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION

2. LITIGATION: Whitworth Park v. City of Bellingham

Two items were added to the Agenda for Executive Session:

3. SQUALICUM RIDGE ROAD APPEAL (Whatcom County Hearing Examiner)

4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION

The length of the Session is expected to be 1 hour and five minutes.

At 4:13 PM Council President Snapp announced the extension of the Executive Session due to longer-than-expected presentations and discussion. The session was extended to 4:30 pm


ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was called back to order and then adjourned at 4:32 PM
Stan Snapp, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Legislative Administrator
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