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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: November 05, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, November 5, @ 3:15 - 5:00 PM in the Mayor's Board Room, there will be a worksession to discuss the 2013 Budget regarding the Municipal Court, Fire and Police Departments.
    On Tuesday, November 13, @ 12:00 - 2:00 PM in the Mayor's Board Room, there may be a worksession to discuss the 2013 Budget if this time is needed. Details will be provided by public notice.
    On Monday, November 19, @ 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the Mayor's Board Room, there will be a worksession to discuss the 2013 Budget regarding the Public Development Authority and Capital Facilities.
    On Monday, November 19, @ 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the 2013 Preliminary Budget and a Public Hearing regarding the Water, Sewer & Stormwater Utility Rates.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Bornemann.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
No minutes submitted.
NO MINUTES SUBMITTED
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Presentation
AB19514 1. Utility Rate Study Update

Information only. Public Hearing scheduled for November 19, 2012.

Information only.
Public Hearing
AB19721 1. Ordinance for Reconsideration of the Demonstration Program for Innovative Permanently Affordable Home Ownership Projects (BMC 20.27)

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO LAND USE AND EXTENDING THE EXPIRATION DATE OF BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 20.27, A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM FOR INNOVATIVE PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP PROJECTS.”

Public hearing held.
WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19722 1. $5 Million line of credit offering for purchase of land within the Lake Whatcom Watershed

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to approve the proposal from Wells Fargo Bank and to direct staff to proceed in preparing the line of credit. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, LILLIQUIST opposed.

DIRECTION TO STAFF
Waterfront/Downtown Development:
Gene Knutson, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Michael Lilliquist; Jack Weiss
AB19710 1. Amended and Restated Resolution of the City of Bellingham Declaring Certain Real Property Surplus

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to approve the amended and restated Resolution #2012-28. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, FLEETWOOD opposed.
Amended & Restated Res. #2012-28 APPROVED
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19723 1. Request for sewer at 1175 Mt. Baker Highway

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to execute a contract to provide retail sewer service to 1175 Mt. Baker Highway. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
Planning and Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
AB19724 1. Resolution adopting the 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan, including the 2013 Action Plan

“A RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF THE 2013-2017 CONSOLIDATED PLAN WITH 2013 ACTION PLAN, THE USE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME) FUNDS, THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO SUPPORT SELECTED CITY HUMAN SERVICES AGENCIES AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO SUBMIT THE 2013-2017 CONSOLIDATED PLAN WITH 2013 ACTION PLAN TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.”


WEISS / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2012-30. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2012-30 APPROVED
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
          1. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. Old/New business
None presented.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Labor Relations Update: Staff provided an update on the ratification of the Police Guild bargaining agreement for 2011 - 2013.
    KNUTSON / FLEETWOOD MOVED TO APPROVE THE AGREEMENT WITH THE Police Guild with the following terms:

    Term: 3 years
    Wages: 1% January 1, 2011
    3% January 1, 2012
    3% January 1, 2013
    Additional
    Items: Increase to Education Incentive, and SWAT, K9 and HDU premiums.
    Benefits: Increase to employee premium-sharing for Regence HealthFirst plan. Addition of High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HAS) as a choice for 2013.
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    APPROVED
    2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION.
    3. Litigation: Northern Cross Collective v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION.
    4. Potential Property Acquisition - Cancelled.CANCELLED
    5. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on the acquisition of 320 acres located in the Lake Whatcom watershed for a purchase price of $2.63 million. The seller is Polygon Financial 05, LLC.
      LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $2.63 million, with closing by December 14, 2012.
      WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to postpone consideration for two weeks. MOTION FAILED 3-4, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, SNAPP, BORNEMANN opposed
      MAIN MOTION CARRIED 4-3, LILLIQUIST, FLEETWOOD, WEISS opposed.
      APPROVED
      6. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on the acquisition of wetland mitigation property for eventual Horton Road extension. There are 2 adjacent parcels on Northwest Drive for a combined total of 14.31 acres. Sellers of one parcel are Ron Thorpe and Jackie Sorel, and seller of the other parcel is the Bellingham United Reformed church. The combined purchase price is $489,600.

      SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $489,600 with closing by November 19, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      APPROVED
      7. Potential Property Acquisition: Cancelled
      CANCELLED
      Mayor's Report
              1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

      The Mayor presented a draft letter regarding Scoping Comments for the Gateway Pacific Terminal Environmental Impact Statement for council review and comment. She noted that staff had attended the October 27th EIS Scoping Meeting and another is scheduled for November 29th in Ferndale.
      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.
      AB19725 1. Bid Award for Front-End Loader, Bid #55B-2012

      KNUTSON / WEISS moved to reschedule AB 19725 to the November 19, 2012 meeting. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      Pulled - moved to 11/19/12
      AB19726 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period October 5, 2012 through October 13, 2012(Consent Agenda)
      AB19727 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period October 12, 2012 through October 20, 2012(Consent Agenda)
      AB19728 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period October 21, 2012 through October 27, 2012(Consent Agenda)
      AB19729 5. Authorization of checks issued for payroll October 11, 2012 through October 25, 2012

      KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of items 2-5 of the consent agenda. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      CONSENT AGENDA items 2-5 APPROVED
      Adjournment
      There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:49 p.m.
      Next City Council Meeting
      Monday, November 19, 2012


      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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