|CALL TO ORDER|
|ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:|
Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1
|PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE|
Led by John Servais.
|APPROVAL OF MINUTES|
GK / BB moved approval of the January 10, 2011 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD|
|AB19081 1. REVIEW OF FOUR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT PROPOSALS TO ESTABLISH THE DOCKET OF POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO BE REVIEWED IN 2011|
“A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE DOCKET OF PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS TO BE REVIEWED IN 2011.”
Public hearing held.
TB / BB moved to docket the proposals.
TB / BB withdrew the motion.
JW / TB moved to postpone for further discussion at Committee of the Whole worksession on February 7, 2011 with consideration of resolution at evening meeting. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|Public hearing held. |
POSTPONED TO 2/7
|COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:|
|FINANCE & PERSONNEL |
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD
|AB19082 1. BUDGET AMENDMENT ORDINANCE FOR APPROVAL OF A 3-YEAR LIMITED TERM PROJECT ENGINEER POSITION|
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET ADDING ONE NEW LIMITED TERM PROJECT ENGINEER POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING GROUP, THE SOURCE OF FUNDS WILL BE ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND.”
ML / BB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|APPROVED; 1ST & 2ND|
|AB19083 2. REVIEW ISSUANCE OF QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BONDS TO PAY FOR CAPITAL MAINTENANCE PROJECTS IDENTIFIED BY ENERGY AUDIT OF CITY FACILITIES|
ML / TB moved to direct staff to hire Bond counsel and Bond Underwriters and to bring back a budget ordinance for council’s consideration. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|DIRECTION TO STAFF|
|AB19084 3. ANNUAL REVIEW OF INVESTMENT POLICY|
|WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE |
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; JACK WEISS; BARRY BUCHANAN; GENE KNUTSON
|AB19085 1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN UP|
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST;
|AB19041 1. AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT AMENDMENTS TO BMC CHAPTER 19.06 “TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES” TO ALLOW VEHICLE TRIP TIF REDUCTION CREDITS OF UP TO 50% IN URBAN VILLAGES|
See Final Consideration of Ordinances.
|SEE FINAL CONSIDERATION|
|COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE |
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP
Council Member Weiss proposed that an ordinance be written with regard to removal of snow on sidewalks and public rights-of-way.
Council Member Lilliquist is working on two resolutions endorsing increased affordable housing and availability of housing to be considered on February 7, 2011.
|EXECUTIVE SESSION –Report and action only.|
|1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided an update on a potential property acquisition. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|2. LITIGATION: Whitworth Park v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|3. LITIGATION: Squalicum Ridge Road Appeal: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction provided. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|AB19086 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF WILLIAM LANGLEY TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD|
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.
|AB19087 1. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM DECEMBER 31, 2010 TO JANUARY 7, 2011||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19088 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM DECEMBER 16, 2010 TO DECEMBER 31, 2010|
GK / TB moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY|
|FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES|
|AB19041 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) SECTIONS 19.06.030 C. AND 19.06.040 E. TO ALLOW VEHICLE TRIP REDUCTION CREDITS DESIGNED TO LOWER TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES IN MASTER PLANNED URBAN VILLAGES |
GK / 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, SNAPP
NAYS: LILLIQUIST, WEISS
MOTION CARRIED 5-2 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-01-003
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:07 p.m.
NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011