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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: April 23, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming City Council Meetings:
    On Monday, April 23, at 9:30 AM in City Council Chambers, there will be a Special Worksession of the Council’s Planning and Community Development Committee to discuss the Rezone request for approximately 113 acres in Areas 5 and 6, Samish Neighborhood. Applicant: Free Spirit Enterprises, LLC. Owner: Padden Trails, LLC.
    On Thursday, May 3, at 12:00 PM in City Council Chambers, there will be a Joint meeting of the Bellingham City Council and the Port of Bellingham Commissioners.
    On Friday, May 4, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Mayor’s Board Room, there will be a Special Meeting held by the Council’s Planning and Community Development Committee to discuss growth policies and planning issues.
    On Monday, May 7, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a rezone of property between Area 5 of the Happy Valley Neighborhood and Area 2A of the Fairhaven Neighborhood in the 1400 block of 14th Street from residential to commercial.
    On Monday, May 14, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan to add a new Environment Element Chapter.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1:
    On Monday, April 23, at 12:30 PM in the Council Chambers, there will be a meeting of the Board of Directors to receive an annual report, a brief update on WTA Board actions and an update on non-motorized transportation projects.
Roll Call
All present.
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.
APPROVED
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.
APPROVED
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.
Res. 2012-11
APPROVED
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.
APPROVED
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
APPROVED
AB19546 4. Post Point Update

Information only.
Information only.
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
Information only.
Information only.
AB19549 2. Bellingham Public Development Authority “Army Street Project” Briefing
Information only.
Information only.
AB19550 3. Bellingham Federal Building Adaptive Reuse Study and Re-tenanting Plan
Information only.
Information only.
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.
APPROVED
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
          7. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          8. Old/New business

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.
Mayor’s Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. 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.
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
(Consent Agenda)
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
(Consent Agenda)
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
NAYS: BORNEMANN
ABSTENTIONS: None

MOTION CARRIED 6-1 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-04-024
Ord. 2012-04-024
APPROVED
Adjournment
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


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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