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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: November 22, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
      On Tuesday, November 23, at 9:00 a.m. in Council Chambers there will be a special meeting of the Council’s Planning and Community Development Committee regarding a program options for Incentive Zoning for Affordable Housing.
      On Monday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding amendments to BMC 19.06 “Transportation Impact Fees” to allow vehicle trip reduction credits reducing transportation impact fees for development in master-planned urban villages.

TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1
      On Monday, November 22, at 12:30 p.m. in Council Chambers there will be a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board to discuss initial steps to establish the operational framework for the Transportation Benefit District and to discuss the financial decisions that are required to begin operations in FISCAL 2011
      On Monday, December 6, at 12:30 p.m. in Council Chambers there will be a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board to consider a Resolution setting the rate of collection of sales tax for transportation improvement projects and establishing a date for businesses to begin collection.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Melissa Brulotte.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
TB / BB moved approval of the October 25, 2010 and November 1, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meetings as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7--0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
PUBLIC HEARINGS
            AB18993 1. 2011 PRELIMINARY BUDGET
            Public hearing held.
            Information only.
Public hearing held.
INFO ONLY
            AB19025 CB 13653
            2. PUBLIC HEARING AND RECONSIDERATION OF THE ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM FOR INNOVATIVE PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOME OWNERSHIP PROJECTS

            AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO LAND USE AND EXTENDING THE EXPIRATION DATE OF BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 20.27, A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM FOR INNOVATIVE PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOME OWNERSHIP PROJECTS.”
            Public hearing held.
            ML / BB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13653
APPROVED
            AB19026 3. PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE SILVER BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN
Public hearing held.
SS / JW moved to direct staff to prepare an ordinance with proposed changes to the Silver Beach Neighborhood Plan for consideration on December 6, 2010. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
PUBLIC COMMENT RESUMED
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
          PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
          MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS
            AB19027 1. PERMIT CENTER AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FUND BRIEFING
            Information only.
INFO ONLY
            AB19002 3. WORKSESSION TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE YORK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, ZONING TABLE AND OTHER ASSOCIATED CODE AMENDMENTS

ML/SF moved to direct staff to prepare an ordinance reflecting the findings of fact and recommendations of the Planning Commission for the York Neighborhood Plan with a change in density to 2,000 square feet in Area 9. MOTION FAILED 2-5, BB, TB, GK, SS, JW OPPOSED

BB/TB moved to direct staff to prepare an ordinance reflecting the findings of fact and recommendations of the Planning Commission for the York Neighborhood Plan with a change in density to 3,000 square feet in Area 9, for consideration on December 6, 2010. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED (3K)
            AB19015 2. WORKSESSION TO REVIEW AMENDMENTS TO BMC 17.82 REGARDING MULTI FAMILY TAX EXEMPTION IN URBAN CENTERS
TB / ML moved to direct staff to prepare an ordinance, accepting staff recommendations. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
          PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
          MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS
            AB19028 1. CONSIDERATION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH WA DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR PARTIAL FUNDING FOR THE REMEDIATION OF THE R.G. HALEY SITE
BB / JW moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Grant Agreement with Washington State Department of Ecology. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
            AB18977 CB 13654
            2. ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 11.16 TO THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TO AUTHORIZE AND REGULATE AUTOMATED TRAFFIC (RED-LIGHT) CAMERAS

            An ordinance adding a new Chapter BMC 11.16 to the Bellingham Municipal Code to authorize and regulate automated traffic safety cameras.”
Council Member Bornemann read amendments into the ordinance which added the locations of automated traffic safety cameras and school speed zones to 11.16.020.B; added “and shall be consistent with penalties set by state law for stoplight and school speed zone violations” to 11.16.080 and added a Section 11 which requires a review no later than one year from the date of authorization.

BB / TB moved approval for first and second reading as amended. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, SF OPPOSED.

CB 13654
APPROVED
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
          MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
            AB19029 1. 2011 BUDGET PRESENTATIONS - LIBRARY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES DEPARTMENT, PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT, MUSEUM AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
          Information only.
INFO ONLY
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
            AB19030 1. REVIEW OF PROPOSED WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA FOR 2011
ML / TB moved to approve the 2011 Washington State Legislative Agenda as amended during committee. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED AS AMENDED
            2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
          None submitted at evening meeting.
            3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
          None presented.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only.
      1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided an update on a potential property acquisition. Direction was given. No action taken.
NO ACTION
      2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on the acquisition of 17.2 waterfront acres located on the southwest lakefront, south of Sudden Valley, and north of South Bay area. The zoning is R5A (3 potential development units). The purchase price is $1,120,000.00 of which $317,000.00 is a charitable donation from the seller, so that the City of Bellingham is actually paying $803,000.00 for the property. The seller is the Watts Family Partnership.
SS / ML moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $803,000.00. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
      3. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action taken
NO ACTION
      4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation. Information only. No action taken.
NO ACTION
      5. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation. 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.
            AB19031 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF THOMAS GRINSTAD TO THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
SS / TB moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Thomas Grinstad to the Planning and Development Commission, term ending April 1, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
            AB19032 3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF ROSALIE WARDEN NAST TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
            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.
            AB19033 CB 13655
            1. ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 GENERAL FUND BUDGET FOR THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF A $16,956 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION

            AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUES IN THE GENERAL FUND BY $16,956.00 FOR AWARD OF A STATE CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT TO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, APPROPRIATING $15,000.00 FOR GRANT-RELATED EXPENDITURES AND PLACING $1,956.00 IN ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVES.”
CB 13655
(Consent Agenda)
            AB19034 CB 13656
            2. ORDINANCE FOR A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF GRANT FUNDS FROM WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION TOTALING $15,324.00

            AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUES AND APPROPRIATING $15,324.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND FROM A WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION GRANT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR SPECIAL EMPHASIS PATROLS.”
CB 13656
(Consent Agenda)
            AB19035 CB 13657
            3. ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE 2010 BUDGET FOR RECLASSIFICATION OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND TRAINING SPECIALIST POSITION IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO TECHNICAL SUPPORT/APPLICATION SUPPORT SPECIALIST CLASSIFICATION

            AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET REALLOCATING $1,068.00 IN EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND AND RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, PROACTIVE OPERATIONS GROUP, AS A RESULT OF A JOB AUDIT.”
CB 13657
(Consent Agenda)
            AB19036 4. BID AWARD FOR PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCTS, BID NO. 63B-2010
(Consent Agenda)
            AB19037 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM OCTOBER 22, 2010 TO OCTOBER 29, 2010.
(Consent Agenda)
            AB19038 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM OCTOBER 29, 2010 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2010.
(Consent Agenda)
            AB19039 7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM OCTOBER 16, 2010 TO OCTOBER 31, 2010.
TB / JW moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
    FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
              AB19019 1. CB 13651
    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TRANSFERRING $146,827.91 FROM REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE/ NATURAL RESOURCES EXPENDITURES AND THE ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE LITTLE SQUALICUM OESER SETTLEMENT FUND TO THE ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE BEYOND GREENWAYS FUND.
      TB / SF 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 #2010-11-061
      Ord. 2010-11-061
      APPROVED
                AB19020 2. CB 13652
      AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 6.32.010 AND 6.32.020. (Teen Dances)
        SS / SF 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 #2010-11-062
        Ord. 2010-11-062
        APPROVED
        ADJOURNMENT
        There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
        NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING:
        MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
        DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
        WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010; 10 AM


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