|Call to Order|
|Announcements & Upcoming City Council Meetings:|
Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
|TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1:|
|Pledge Of Allegiance|
Led by Council President Terry Bornemann
|Approval Of Minutes|
GK/SS moved approval of the April 16, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|15-Minute Public Comment Period|
|Council Standing Committee Meetings:|
|Finance & Personnel |
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
|AB19541 1. Authorization to enter into an amendment to a Grant Agreement with the Washington State Department of Ecology for partial funding of the remediation of the Eldridge Avenue Municipal Landfill site|
ML/GK moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an amendment go a Grant Agreement with the Washington State Department of Ecology for partial funding of the remediation of the Eldridge Avenue Municipal Landfill site. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|Parks And Recreation |
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Stan Snapp; Jack Weiss
|AB19542 1. Resolution authorizing the City to apply for a Washington Aquatic Enhancement Account grant to provide public access to Bellingham Bay|
“AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION, WA. AQUATIC LANDS ENHANCEMENT ACCOUNT, LAND ACQUISITION PROJECT, NORTHEAST BELLINGHAM BAY.”
SF/SS moved final approval of Resolution #2012.11. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|Public Works / Public Safety |
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
|AB19543 1. Proposal from potential Parkade tenant; |
Re: 1310 Commercial Street (Bellingham Railway Museum)
SS/GK Moved to postpone council action to May 7, 2012 to give the Railway Museum an opportunity to respond. MOTION CARRIED 5-2. Bornemann, Lehman opposed.
|DIRECTION TO STAFF|
|AB19544 2. Bid Award for 2012 Overlay Program (ES-459) which includes Northwest/Elm/Dupont Bike Lanes (ES-447) and Indian Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project, (ES-0448)|
SS/JW moved to award Bid No. 18B-2012 for 2012 Annual Overlay Program – ES-0459 to Colacurcio Brothers, Inc. of Blaine, WA as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid which is $2,012,951.80. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB19545 3. An Ordinance amending BMC 15.08.230(B), BMC 15.12.165 and BMC 15.12.170 regarding fees related to reactivation of abandoned water and sewer service|
“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS BMC 15.08.200, BMC 15.08.230(B), BMC 15.12.165 AND BMC 15.12.170 REGARDING FEES RELATED TO REACTIVATION OF ABANDONED WATER AND SEWER SERVICE.”
SS/GK moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|1st & 2nd|
|AB19546 4. Post Point Update|
|Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources |
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
|AB19547 1. Invasive Species Prevention Program - 2012 implementation options|
SF/GK moved to direct staff to move forward with Stage 1A-D and Stage 2A independent of the grant from Puget Sound Partnership & and to request staff bring forward an ordinance to prohibit infested boats from entering into Lake Whatcom. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CL/SS moved to direct staff to bring back information regarding the closure of Bloedel Donovan boat launch to all boats and for the Administration to consult with Whatcom County about closing the Lake to boats.
MOTION CARRIED 6-1. Lilliquist opposed.
|DIRECTION TO STAFF|
|Planning & Community Development |
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
|AB19483 1. A Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone for approximately 113 acres in Areas 5 and 6, Samish Neighborhood. Applicant: Free Spirit Enterprises, LLC. Owner: Padden Trails, LLC|
Postponed to May 7th to follow an additional Planning and Community Development Committee worksession, April 25, 11:30 AM.
|POSTPONED TO MAY 7, 2012 CITY COUNCIL MEETING|
|Committee Of The Whole |
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
|AB19548 1. Bellingham Public Development Authority [BPDA] Annual Report for 2011|
|AB19549 2. Bellingham Public Development Authority “Army Street Project” Briefing|
|AB19550 3. Bellingham Federal Building Adaptive Reuse Study and Re-tenanting Plan|
|AB19551 4. Ratification of Amendment to the Development Agreement between the Bellingham Public Development Authority and Catholic Community Services for the sale of 1100 Cornwall|
GK/JW moved to approve the Amendment of the Development Agreement between the Bellingham Public Development Authority (BPDA) and Catholic Community Services. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB19552 5. Closed Record Hearing regarding a Street Vacation Petition for a portion of Clinton Street within Maritime Heritage Park|
Council President Bornemann reported that the council voted unanimously during the Closed Record Hearing to approve the street vacation petition for a portion of Clinton Street between C Street and Division Street, within Maritime Heritage Park, with no payment for the subject right-of-way required.
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF CLINTON STREET BETWEEN C AND DIVISION STREETS, ABUTTING LOT 8, BLOCK 1 AND LOT 1, BLOCK 2, WHATCOM SUPPLEMENTAL, ALL WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM.”
ML/SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|1st & 2nd APPROVED|
|AB19467 6. Worksession to identify Council priorities to be discussed at the 2012 Council-Executive retreat on May 19th|
Direction to staff to receive comments from Council.
|DIRECTION TO STAFF|
Gene Knutson relayed a message from the Port Marina Advisory Committee complementing City Staff & Fire Department for their cooperative work on the recent fire at the marina.
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.
|AB19553 1. Budget Ordinance for an amendment to allow for receipt and spending of $20,658 STOP grant|
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $20,658.00 GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES (DVSAS) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND.”
|1st & 2nd|
|AB19554 2. Budget Ordinance to implement staff restructure in the Human Resources Department that results in a budget reduction for 2012|
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET REALLOCATING EXPENDITURES IN VARIOUS FUNDS TO PROVIDE FOR A REORGANIZATION OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT STAFF, AND PLACING THE ESTIMATED $42,359.00 SURPLUS FOR 2012 IN ENDING RESERVES.”
|1st & 2nd |
|AB19555 3. Interlocal Purchasing Agreement with North Whatcom Fire District||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19556 4. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from March 30, 2012 to April 5, 2012||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19557 5. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from April 6, 2012 to April 12, 2012|
SS/GK moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its’ entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS’ ENTIRETY|
|Final Consideration Of Ordinances|
|AB19535 1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $100,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PROVIDE FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE CITY'S CONTRACT WITH AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS|
KNUTSON/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:, FLEETWOOD KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
MOTION CARRIED 6-1 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-04-024
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:41 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, May 7, 2012
Deadline to submit material for the public hearing for
inclusion in the published agenda packet:
Wednesday, May 2 2012; 10 AM