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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Monday, May 09, 2011, 07:00 PM
Book: 65, Page: 1


REGULAR MEETING


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Stan Snapp with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Clayton Petree.

Roll Call
Present:
    Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Barry Buchanan, Council Member, Third Ward
    Stan Snapp, Council Member, Fourth Ward
    Terry Bornemann, Council Member, Fifth Ward
    Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
    Seth Fleetwood, Council Member, At Large

Excused:

ANNOUNCEMENT(S)
    On May 23, @ 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the Sunnyland Neighborhood Association request that the City docket for review in 2011 a proposed site specific comprehensive plan amendment and rezone for Area 8, commonly known as “the former DOT site”, to change the allowed housing density and add certain considerations and regulations.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

BUCHANAN / BORNEMANN moved approval of the April 25, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1, WEISS ABSTAINED.

15 - MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Clayton Petree cautioned the council on the high cost of challenging the county over an issue [URMX Zone in the City's Urban Growth Boundary] that has little practical value to the community. He added that when Bellingham challenges the county, it costs city residents twice: as Bellingham residents the cost of the challenge and as county residents, the cost to defend the challenge.




REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; GENE KNUTSON

AB19188 1. PRESENTATION BY STEVE HOOD FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY REGARDING THE TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD FOR TEMPERATURE APPLYING TO ALL CITY STREAMS

Information only.


PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON

AB19189 1. ORDINANCE REPEALING ALL WATER AND SEWER SERVICE ZONES OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS AND AMENDING BMC 15.36

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON REPEALING ALL WATER AND SEWER SERVICE ZONES OUTSIDE THE CITY CORPORATE LIMITS AND AMENDING BMC CHAPTER 15.36 REGARDING THE CITY’S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR PROVIDING CITY WATER AND SEWER SERVICE OUTSIDE THE CITY CORPORATE LIMITS.”

BUCHANAN / WEISS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS

AB19190 1. ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED BICYCLE LANES ON NORTHWEST, ELM AND DUPONT STREETS

BORNEMANN WEISS moved to direct staff to proceed with the design process in 2011, with construction beginning in 2012. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP

AB19191 1. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT SETTLING DISPUTE AND SETTING TERMS FOR UTILITY SERVICE AT BELLINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND POTENTIAL FUTURE ANNEXATION

KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Port of Bellingham regarding Bellingham International Airport and potential future annexation. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, WEISS OPPOSED.

AB19192 2. PRESENTATION OF RESULTS FROM 2010 SURVEY OF BELLINGHAM RESIDENTS

Information only.

AB19193 3. PRESENTATION OF RESULTS FROM 2010 SURVEY OF BELLINGHAM BUSINESS LEADERS

Information only.

AB19194 4. PRESENTATION OF PERMIT CENTER SURVEY RESULTS FOR 3RD AND
4TH QUARTERS OF 2010

Information only.
          5. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

None submitted at evening meeting.
          6. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Lilliquist asked council to draft a letter commenting on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Gateway-Pacific project involving concerns about the increased train traffic going through Bellingham.

Council Member Lilliquist asked that an economic development component be included in the Waterfront Master Planning process.


EXECUTIVE SESSION – Report and action only.
    1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.

    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.

    3. LITIGATION - Lind Bros. Construction, LLC vs. City of Bellingham: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.

    4. LITIGATION - Clairmont vs. Punches: Staff provided information on a litigation matter.

KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved to authorize the City to hire outside counsel to file a Motion to Dismiss in Federal Court in Washington, DC. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.

    6. LABOR NEGOTIATIONS: Staff provided information. No action taken.


MAYOR'S REPORT
          1. Standing time for briefings updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

AB19195 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF RICHARD SALE TO THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Richard Sale to the Transportation Commission, to fulfill a vacancy. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

AB19196 3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF PATRICIA ROSE TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD

Information only.

AB19197 4. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF LYNN LOVELAND TO THE SEHOME HILL ARBORETUM BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Information only.



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.

AB19198 1. WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL BID FOR ALUMINUM SULFATE

AB19199 2. BUDGET ORDINANCE TO ADD A SECOND 5% MARKET STEP TO THE SALARY GRADE FOR THE SYSTEMS ANALYST 1 CLASSIFICATION

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET ADDING A SECOND MARKET STEP TO THE SUPERVISORY AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES SALARY PLAN FOR THE SYSTEMS ANALYST 1 CLASSIFICATION AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $3,378.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE NEW STEP TO THE SALARY FOR AN EMPLOYEE IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.”

AB19200 3. APPROVAL OF INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WHATCOM COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS FOR THE SERVICES OF A LEGISLATIVE SPECIALIST

AB19201 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM APRIL 1, 2011 TO APRIL 15, 2011

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

AB19180 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $403,723.00 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT TO THE SOLID WASTE FUND FOR THE ELDRIDGE MUNICIPAL LANDFILL PROJECT (EC15) AND PLACING THIS AMOUNT IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES.

BUCHANAN / LILLIQUIST 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 #2011-05-024



ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:24 p.m.



. Stan Snapp, Council President

ATTEST: Linda D. Anderson City Clerk Representative
APPROVED: 05/23/2011



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