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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, September 27, 2010, 01:00 PM
Book: 64, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by President Gene Knutson

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; SETH FLEETWOOD
Seth Fleetwood excused. No appointment made because no motion was passed.

AB18972 1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UPDATE

Presented by: Linda Stewart, Neighborhood Services Coordinator
Les Reardanz, Assistant City Attorney Senior
Greg Aucutt, Senior Planner

INFORMATION ONLY

PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS

AB18951 1. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE FOUNTAIN DISTRICT URBAN VILLAGE SUBAREA PLAN AND CORRESPONDING CHANGES TO THE ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning & CD Director
Katie Franks, PCD Development Specialist

Seth Fleetwood excused. Stan Snapp appointed to committee.

ML/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND ADDING A BULLET POINT TO BUILDING DESIGN POLICIES TO ENCOURAGE NEW MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT TO ADD SOUND DAMPENING ELEMENTS BETWEEN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL FLOORS.

JL/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL WITH STAFF AMENDMENTS AND LILLIQUIST AMENDMENTS. The motion carried 4-0

PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS

AB18973 1. CONVEYANCE OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY AT CORNWALL AVENUE AND MAPLE STREET TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Presented by: Jim Long, BPDA Executive Director

JW/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE THE TRANSFER AGREEMENT FOR 1100 CORNWALL. The motion carried 3-0

AB18974 2. A 2010 BUDGET ORDINANCE FOR THE RECEIPT OF AN ASSIGNMENT OF FUNDS FROM BANK OF THE PACIFIC FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TULL ROAD

Presented by: Sam Shipp, Public Works Project Engineer

JW/SS MVOED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 3-0.

AB18975 3. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 15.04 RELATING TO UTILITY BILL DELINQUENCIES

Presented by: Bob Bandarra, Public Works Utilities Superintendent

JW/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. Mixed recommendation.

AB18976 4. FIRE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING ON INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE APPLICATION AND ENFORCEMENT

Presented by: Bill Boyd, Fire Chief
Jason Napier, Fire Marshalls
Joan Hoisington, City Attorney
Dan Pike, Bellingham City Mayor

INFORMATION ONLY.

AB18977 5. AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW SECTION TO BMC 11.16 TO AUTHORIZE AND REGULATE AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMERAS

Presented by: Lieutenant Scott Snider
Dan Pike. Bellingham City Mayor

NO RECOMMENDATION.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON

AB18978 1. CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A PETITION TO VACATE THE PORTION OF COWGILL AVENUE ABUTTING BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY’S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN

Presented by: Alan Marriner, Assistant City Attorney Senior
Kathy Bell, PCD Planner

SS/ML MOVED TO APPROVE THE ALLEY VACATION. The motion carried 6-0

SS/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE ORDINANCE. The motion carried 6-0.
Third and final reading is not to occur until after land dedication.

Minutes of September 09, 2010 Special Meeting were submitted for approval.

TB/JW MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED. The motion carried 6-0

Minutes of September 13, 2010 Committee Meeting were submitted for approval.

TB/JW MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED. The motion carried 6-0
Jack Weiss reported his experience in attending the ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) Conference to provide information on Bellingham’s Tar Sands Resolution. At the next following Council Meeting Weiss would like to present a recognition award received at the conference. Weiss suggested inviting Sustainable Connections and the Opportunity Council to the award presentation.




At this time the Bellingham City Council President will adjourn the City Council Meeting and call to order the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 PM to hear the following items from the Transportation Benefit District No.1:

TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
Minutes of both August 02, 2010 Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Meetings were submitted for approval.

JW/ML MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED. The motion passed 6-0

The meeting was called to order and adjourned at 1:50 PM.
At this time the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board President will adjourn and call the Bellingham City Council meeting back to order and then adjourn to Executive Session.

The meeting was adjourned to Executive Session at 3:42 PM to hear the following items:

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - Ruffatto

2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - Ruffatto

3. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - Ruffatto

4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - Ruffatto

5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - Ruffatto

6. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - Hoisington

7. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - Kraham

8. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - Kraham







There being no further business, the meeting was called back to order and adjourned at 4:24 PM


ADJOURNMENT

Gene Knutson, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Legislative Coordinator
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