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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: February 07, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
      Council Members Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood and Stan Snapp will be attending the Association of Washington Cities, Cities Legislative Action Conference in Olympia February 15 - 17.
      On Monday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing to consider surplus declarations for three properties: 2804, 2841 & 2932 East Sunset Drive

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

TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1
      On Monday, February 7, 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers there will be a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board to discuss transit service negotiations, transportation projects and budget.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Assistant Fire Chief Andy Day.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
ML / GK moved approval of the January 24, 2011 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
PRESENTATION
AB19090 1. PRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARDS
Information only.
INFO ONLY
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.”
ML / BB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

1st & 2nd
APPROVED
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.”
ML / GK moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
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.
APPROVED
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.”
BB / JW moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
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
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB19098 6. CONSIDERATION OF THE FIRE/MEDIC ONE 2030 TASK FORCE FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Information only.
INFO ONLY
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.”
ML / JW moved final approval of Resolution #2011-02. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2011-02
APPROVED
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.”
TB / JW moved final approval of Resolution #2011-03. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    Res. 2011-03
    APPROVED
    3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    None submitted at evening meeting.
                4. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
      Council Member Buchanan announced a public meeting to be held by the Downtown Partnership Association on February 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers regarding a Parking and Business Improvement District.

      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
      MAYOR’S REPORT
              1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
      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.
      APPROVED
      AB19101 3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF DR. SHERRY MALLORY TO THE COMMISSION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
                Information only.
      INFO 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.
      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
        JW / GK 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 #2011-02-004
        Ord. 2011-02-004
        APPROVED
        ADJOURNMENT
        There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:27 p.m.
        NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
        MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011



        Disclaimer: This document is provided as a courtesy follow up of the City Council meeting. This document is not to be considered the minutes from the meeting rather a report of the action taken by Council. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review of the tapes of proceedings and composure of the minutes from the meeting. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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