|Call to Order|
|Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:|
Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act
|Pledge Of Allegiance|
Led by Council President Bornemann.
|Approval Of Minutes|
No minutes submitted.
|NO MINUTES SUBMITTED|
|15-Minute Public Comment Period|
|AB19514 1. Utility Rate Study Update|
Information only. Public Hearing scheduled for November 19, 2012.
|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.
|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
|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.
Term: 3 years
Wages: 1% January 1, 2011
3% January 1, 2012
3% January 1, 2013
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.
|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.|
|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.
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.
|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.
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.
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. |
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|
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:49 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, November 19, 2012