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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, September 12, 2011, 01:00 PM
Book: 65, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Stan Snapp

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Members: Chair, Seth Fleetwood; Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Gene Knutson

AB19310 1. Natural Resources Committee Quarterly Update

Presented by: Renee LaCroix, Environmental Coordinator

INFORMATION ONLY

Planning & Community Development
Members: Chair, Jack Weiss; Michael Lilliquist; Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson

AB19311 1. Authorization of Management Services Agreement with Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism

Presented by: David Webster, Chief Administrative Officer
Nicole Oliver, Communications and Special Projects

ML/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0.

AB19312 2. City Center Master Plan project update

Presented by: Tara Sundin, Planning Department Special Project Manager
Darby Galligan, Planning Department, Development Specialist

INFORMATION ONLY

Public Works / Public Safety -
Members: Chair, Barry Buchanan; Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson

AB19313 1. Bid Award for 2011 Trenchless Sewer Replacement Project, Bid No. 54-B-2011

Presented by: Craig Mueller, Public Works Project Engineer

GK/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. BB concurred.

AB19314 2. Resolution to adopt the Whatcom County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Presented by: Andy Day, Assistant Fire Chief
Jason Napier, Fire Marshall

JW/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. BB concurred.

AB19315 3. Resolution eliminating the Fire Department’s annual renewal fee for Fire Operational permits and reduction of permit fees for retail sale of fireworks

Presented by: Bill Boyd, Fire Chief
Jason Napier, Fire Marshall

GK/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. BB concurred.

AB19116 4. Sunnyland Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) Project Update

Presented by: Chad Bedlington, Public Works Superintendent
Craig Mueller, Public Works Project Engineer

INFORMATION ONLY

Finance & Personnel
Members: Chair, Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Seth Fleetwood

AB19316 1. Staff reorganization at Civic Athletic Complex

Presented by: Leslie Bryson, Interim Parks Director
Dick Henrie, Recreation Manager

SF/BB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred.

AB19317 2. Budget Amendment allocating funds to purchase approximately 82 acres of land from Washington Federal Savings Bank

Presented by: Mayor Dan Pike
John Carter, Finance Director

SF/BB MOVED TO REMOVE FROM PAGE 2, SECTION 1, PARAGRAPH 3, THE SECOND SENTENCE: “PRINCIPAL REPAYMENT ARE PLEDGED TO BE MADE FROM ANY AND ALL FUNDS DEDICATED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING PARK LAND. The motion carried 3-0.

SF/BB MOVED TO REMOVE FROM PAGE 1, THE 6TH WHEREAS, THE WORDS, “AND LOAN REPAYMENTS ARE BUDGETED IN THE GREEWAYS III BUDGET”. The motion carried 3-0.

SF/BB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE ORDINANCE AS AMENDED. The motion carried 3-0.

Committee Of The Whole
Chair, Stan Snapp

AB19318 1. Update of progress of Police, Public Works and Information Technology Services departments’ key objectives

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Todd Ramsay, Police Chief
Marty Mulholland, Information Technology Services Director

INFORMATION ONLY

The minutes of the Special Meeting of the Planning & Community Development Committee regarding the Economic Analysis of the draft Incentive Zoning Ordinance were submitted for approval. GK/ML MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0.

The Committee Meeting minutes of July 25 and August 1st were submitted for approval. GK/BB MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

Sale of Bonds for Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

John Carter reported on a 30 yr bond issue for $43M with a forecasted interest rate of 4.6%. The sale was made at 4.2% which will save a lot of money. Overall debt service was reduced by $5.2M. Fidelity was the lowest bidder out of nine. Moody’s reaffirmed the City’s AA2 rating which is the best the City can get for its size.

Upcoming events

David Webster invited Council to the open house for the new Unified Command Center and the celebration of the installation of the new “potticrete” sidewalks for the Kansas-Meador-Ellis street project.

At 3:58 PM Council President Stan Snapp adjourned the meeting to Executive Session to hear the following items:

Executive Session
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

1. Potential Litigation - (Ruffatto – Approx. 15 min.)

2. Litigation: Tomczak v. Ecology - (Kraham – Approx. 15 min.)

3. Receive and evaluate a complaint against a public official - (Hoisington - Approx 15 min)

At 5:06 PM Council President Stan Snapp extended the session



ADJOURNMENT
At 5:25 PM Council President Stan Snapp called the meeting back to order and adjourned.





Stan Snapp, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
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