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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, July 26, 2010, 01:00 PM
Book: 64, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by President Gene Knutson

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST

AB18922 1. REVIEW OF 2ND QUARTER 2010 FINANCIAL REPORT

Presented by: John Carter, Finance Director

INFORMATION ONLY

AB18926 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET REDUCING EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND, STREET FUND, AND THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND HEALTH BENEFITS FUNDS AND INCREASING ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES

Presented by: John Carter, Finance Director
Brian Henshaw, Finance Financial Analyst
David Webster, Chief Administrative Officer

BB/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL

PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS

AB18608 1. AN ORDINANCE CREATING LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #1109 – SEWER ASSESSMENT ON 34TH STREET BETWEEN TAYLOR STREET AND DONOVAN AVENUE

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

SS/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL

AB18765 2. DISCUSSION ON POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS AND THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE PROJECT DELIVERY APPROACH

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

INFORMATION ONLY

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON

AB18869 1. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF A DRAFT MUSIC ORDINANCE

Presented by: Mark Gardner, Legislative Policy Analyst
David Doll, Police Deputy Chief of Operations
Joan Hoisington, Legal City Attorney
David Webster, Chief Administrative Officer
Linda Stewart, Executive Neighborhood Services Coordinator

INFORMATION ONLY. A Public Hearing to be held on August 9,2010.

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

Minutes of June 26, 2010 Committee Minutes were submitted for approval.

TB/ML MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED. The motion carried 7-0

3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

On Monday, August 2, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. the Transportation Benefit District #1 (TBD) will hold a Special Meeting to discuss revenue options for Transportation District projects.

On Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Council and the Waterfront Development Committee will meet at 921 Cornwall Avenue to attend a tour of the Bellingham Waterfront Redevelopment Project Area.

On Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Council will hold a Special Meeting to discuss updates regarding negotiations of the Comcast Franchise Renewal Agreement.

Michael Lilliquist presented information regarding Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources Committee and their attempts to work with City Staff on creating a significant new program for the restoration of Lake Whatcom reservoir through “regional” storm water infiltration projects within the city limits. This notion is based on work developed by the LW Technical Review Task Force last year. He is hoping that staff can outline the scope of a regional infiltration program so that the committee can estimate its full cost and lifespan. In order to reverse the decline of the lake we need to control run off through greater infiltration. This project is still very much in the preliminary/feasibility stage, but would like to receive support from Council to continue to work with the Committee other City Staff in order to draft a proposal to be presented at a further meeting for Council and the Public to consider. Council approved continuance of this work by consensus.

Seth Fleetwood stated that he has received complaints that it is hard to find a convenient trash can at areas throughout the City, and that he has personally experienced this problem. Thus he asked if the City could install more trash cans. David Webster reported that it is the responsibility of the Public Works Department and Sanitary Service Company (SSC) to address this issue.

Seth Fleetwood requests more information regarding Lake Padden’s off leash dog program. Grateful Dogs with support from the Parks & Recreation department created the program at Lake Padden. Seth would like more specifications to which area is designated as an “Off-Leash” area.

The meeting was adjourned to Executive Session at 3:07 PM to hear the following item:


EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION – (Hoisington)


ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was called back to order and adjourned at 3:19 PM.



Gene Knutson, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Legislative Coordinator
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