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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: August 16, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Thursday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Special Meeting to discuss Comcast Franchise Renewal Agreement.
    On Monday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing related to the adoption of an ordinance to implement the Fountain District Urban Village Subarea Plan and development regulations.
    On Monday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be two Public Hearings related to 1) a City-initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments to modify the existing Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood Plan and 2) A Comprehensive Plan Amendment and site-specific rezone for Area 23 of the Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Cal Leenstra.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
SS/BB moved approval of the August 9, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS
AB18946 1. CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO INITIATE THE REVIEW PROCESS FOR AN ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 120 ACRES LOCATED IN BELLINGHAM’S YEW STREET URBAN GROWTH AREA KNOWN AS THE YEW STREET ROAD EAST ANNEXATION
Council Member Bornemann reported that the committee had agreed to keep this item in committee and postponed further consideration to a date to be determined.
POSTPONED - DATE TBD
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS
AB18879 1. DISCUSSION REGARDING EXPANSION AT THE POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
Council Member Buchanan reported that there was a mixed recommendation from committee.
TB / BB moved to direct staff to proceed with the Intermediate Phase 1 option. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, JW, SS OPPOSED.
JW moved to ask staff to come up with a program of how to accomplish the 6,200 lbs. per day reduction in BOD loading and determine costs for that program. There was no second. [Ted Carlson said that it is staff’s intention to compile this information.}
APPROVED
TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
AB18947 CB 13640
1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BMC 2.44, TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO AUTHORIZE THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO SERVE AS A CITIZEN ADVISORY GROUP TO THE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT.

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 2.44, TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, AMENDING SECTION 2.44.010 B. PERTAINING TO MEMBERSHIP AND ADDING A NEW SECTION 2.44.050 (11) TO AUTHORIZE THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO ADVISE BELLINGHAM TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1.”
JW / SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13640
APPROVED
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
AB18874 1. COMCAST FRANCHISE RENEWAL: PROJECT UPDATE PRESENTATION OF CABLE TELEVISION RENEWAL INFORMAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT
Information only.
INFO ONLY
          2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
          3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Lilliquist reported that the Lake Whatcom Natural Resources Committee has added Council Member Fleetwood as a member.

Council Member Bornemann noted that PBS Television has included Bellingham in a film for a program regarding sustainability, to be aired in November.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only
1. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on the potential acquisition of a .16 acre parcel on North Samish Hill for trail development for $3,000. The property is located in the vicinity of platted Bennett Road and Chester Street.

ML / SS moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $3,000. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
4. Litigation: Port of Bellingham v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a pending litigation matter. Direction was provided to staff. No action taken.NO ACTION
MAYOR’S REPORT
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

The Mayor noted that PBS Television has included Bellingham in a program highlighting sustainability, which will be aired in November.
AB18948 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT/REAPPOINTMENT FOR THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION OF RAY BALLWEG, CHRISTOPHER GRANNIS, HOWARD STEINER, ADRIENNE LEDERER, AND KIRSTI CHARLTON
Information only.
INFO ONLY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB 18930 1. CB 16363
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 16.55.080, 16.55.130, 16.55.230, 16.55.270, 16.55.330, 16.55.340, 16.55.420, 16.55.460, AND 16.55.510 OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM’S CRITICAL AREAS ORDINANCE CREATING AN EXEMPTION FOR DEMOLITION AND CERTAIN DEVELOPMENT IN GEOLOGICALLY HAZARDOUS AREAS AS WELL AS IF SAME DEVELOPMENT IS NON CONFORMING, ALLOW CERTAIN PERVIOUS FEATURES IN SETBACKS, ADDITION OF A DEFINITION FOR CRITICAL ROOT ZONE, RELIEF FROM BUFFER STANDARDS IF BUFFER AREAS ARE FUNCTIONALLY DISCONNECTED BY A PUBLIC ROAD AND OTHER NON-SUBSTANTIVE CLARIFICATIONS AND CORRECTIONS

SS/ TB 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: BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-08-050
Ord. 2010-08-050
APPROVED
AB 18931 2. CB 13637
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 16.60.070 TO MAKE THE MAXIMUM AREA EXEMPT FROM THE CITY'S CLEARING ORDINANCE CONSISTENT WITH THE AREA EXEMPTIONS FOR THE CITY'S STORMWATER AND CRITICAL AREAS AND LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR ORDINANCES

SS / TB 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: BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS

NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-08-051
Ord. 2010-08-051
APPROVED
AB 18932 3. CB 13638
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF AN $888,551.00 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY “SAFER” GRANT IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND

SS / ML 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: BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-08-052
Ord. 2010-08-052
APPROVED
AB 18933 4. CB 13639
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $110,228.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADDITION OF FOUR NEW FIREFIGHTER POSITIONS IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

TB / SS 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: BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-08-053
Ord. 2010-08-053
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:33 p.m.


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