|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 Assistant Fire Chief Andy Day.
|APPROVAL OF MINUTES|
ML / GK moved approval of the January 24, 2011 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB19090 1. PRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARDS|
|15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD|
|COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:|
|FINANCE & PERSONNEL |
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD
|AB19091 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECLASSIFYING TWO POSITIONS IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT
"AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $5,120.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND, AND $1,705.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECLASSIFYING TWO POSITIONS IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT.”
|1st & 2nd|
|AB19092 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CREATING THE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT FUND (161) AND AUTHORIZING THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF $2,100,000
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CREATING A SPECIAL REVENUE FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR REVENUE AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT.”
|1st & 2nd|
|PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY |
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON
|AB19093 1. BID AWARD FOR JAMES STREET FIREFLOW UPGRADES PHASE I (EW-172) AND PHASE II (EW-183), BID NO. 6B-2011|
BB / GK moved to award Bid No.6B-2011 for James Street Fireflow Upgrades, Phases 1 (EW-172) and II (EW-183) to Colacurcio Brothers Construction of Blaine, Washington as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid, which is $790,164.27. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, JW opposed.
|AB19094 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $15,000 IN THE STREET FUND TO PURCHASE SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING BEACONS FROM UNANTICIPATED GRANT REVENUE
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION GRANT TO PROVIDE FOR SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING BEACONS FOR HAPPY VALLEY AND LARRABEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AND APPROPRIATING $15,000.00 FOR THEIR PURCHASE.”
|1st & 2nd|
|AB19095 3. COMMUNITY SOLAR PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR - REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS/REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS|
BB / ML moved to direct staff to proceed with initiating the competitive process. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|DIRECTION TO STAFF|
|AB19096 4. 2010 CLEAN GREEN ANNUAL REPORT|
BB / GK moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a two year Interlocal agreement with Whatcom County to provide up to $65,000 in annual funding to offset program expenses. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|DIRECTION TO STAFF|
|AB19097 5. CONSIDERATION OF THE POLICE PROTECTION 2030 TASK FORCE FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS|
|AB19098 6. CONSIDERATION OF THE FIRE/MEDIC ONE 2030 TASK FORCE FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS|
|COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE |
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP
|AB19099 1. RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR WASHINGTON STATE EFFORTS AIMED AT INCREASING HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND HOUSING ACCESS FOR LOW INCOME CITIZENS
“RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR WASHINGTON STATE EFFORTS AIMED AT INCREASING HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND HOUSING ACCESS FOR LOW INCOME CITIZENS.”
|AB19081 2. 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.”
| 3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES |
None submitted at evening meeting.
Council Member Weiss addressed the overlay project list presented by Public Works to be funded by the Transportation Benefit District (TBD). He related the high cost of providing and maintaining parking spaces and feels that the city needs to consider the importance of alternative transportation modes.
|EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report and action only.|
| 1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION : Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|AB19100 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF DAVID MARSHAK TO THE GREENWAY ADVISORY COMMITTEE |
GK / TB moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment of David Marshak to the Greenway Advisory Committee, term ending February 7, 2014. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB19101 3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF DR. SHERRY MALLORY TO THE COMMISSION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
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.
|AB19102 1. BID AWARD FOR ASPHALT PAVEMENT REPAIRS, BID NO. 3B-2011||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19103 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JANUARY 7, 2011 TO JANUARY 14, 2011||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19104 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JANUARY 14, 2011 TO JANUARY 21, 2011||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19105 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JANUARY 21, 2011 TO JANUARY 28, 2011||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19106 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JANUARY 1, 2011 TO JANUARY 15, 2011|
GK / BB moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY|
|FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES|
|AB19082 1. 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
AYES: BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-02-004
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:27 p.m.
NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011