|CALL TO ORDER|
The meeting was called to order by Council President Buchanan. Mr. Buchanan called for a moment of silence for the four police officers slain in Lakewood, Washington on November 29th.
|PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE|
Led by Council President Buchanan
|APPROVAL OF MINUTES|
|PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD|
|AB18673 Resolution #2009-39|
1. RESOLUTION HONORING BARBARA RYAN FOR HER SERVICE
“A RESOLUTION HONORING BARBARA RYAN FOR HER PUBLIC SERVICE.”
GK / TB moved final approval of Resolution #2009-39. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Council President Buchanan called the meeting back to order at 8:04 p.m.
|AB18674 2. PRESENTATION BY THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION/PLANNING ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON AWARD FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN WASHINGTON STATE, FOR THE CITY’S MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION CONCURRENCY PROGRAM|
|AB18675 3. CITIZEN READINESS FOR POSSIBLE WINTER STORMS & FLOODING: PSE PRESENTATION BY RAY TRYZNKA, MANAGER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS|
|AB18676 4. PRESENTATION OF THE ENERGY RESOURCE SCARCITY/PEAK OIL (ERSPO) TASK FORCE REPORT |
|AB18677 1. A NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE REQUESTED BY THE OWNER OF A SINGLE PARCEL IN AREA 21 OF THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD|
Public hearing held.
TB / BAR moved to accept the Planning Commission recommendation and staff recommendation and deny the proposed amendment. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, GK opposed.
|MOTION TO DENY APPROVED|
|COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:|
|FINANCE & PERSONNEL |
MEMBERS: GENE KNUTSON, CHAIR; LOUISE BJORNSON; STAN SNAPP
|AB18622 CB 13577|
1. CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL OF THE 2010 ANNUAL BUDGET ORDINANCE
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF SUCH BUDGET PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF RCW 35.33.075, AND SETTING THE EFFECTIVE DATE.”
GK / LB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|PARKS AND RECREATION |
MEMBERS: BARBARA RYAN, CHAIR; LOUISE BJORNSON, TERRY BORNEMANN
|AB18678 Resolution #2009-40|
1. A RESOLUTION ADOPTING 2010 ATHLETIC/PARK FACILITY RENTAL FEES
|PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT |
MEMBERS: TERRY BORNEMANN, CHAIR; BARBARA RYAN; JACK WEISS; LOUISE BJORNSON
|AB18679 1. A WORK SESSION TO DISCUSS REVISED LANGUAGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE CORDATA VILLAGE REZONE PROPOSAL.|
TB / JW moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Development Agreement with Cordata Investments, LLC. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB18680 CB 13578|
2. AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY’S SCHOOL IMPACT FEE ORDINANCE, BMC TITLE 19.08
“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO THE IMPACT OF RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ON PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES, AMENDING TITLE 19 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO THE IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.”
TB / GK moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, JW opposed.
|PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY |
MEMBERS: LOUISE BJORNSON, CHAIR; GENE KNUTSON; STAN SNAPP
|AB18681 1. BID CONSIDERATION FOR 2009-10 SEWER REPLACEMENTS PROJECT (TRENCHLESS) CITY PROJECT NUMBER EU-150 / BID NUMBER 99B-2009|
LB / SS moved to award Bid No.99B-2009 for 2009-2010 Sewer Replacements Project to Tiger Construction of Everson, 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 $1,825,780.06 which includes WSST. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, JW opposed.
|AB18682 2. CLEAN GREEN UPDATE AND ANNUAL REPORT|
BAR / LB moved to direct staff to prepare a resolution with an increase of the Clean Green fee to $4.00.
GK made a friendly amendment to increase fees in 2010 to $3.00 and $4.00 in 2011. GK withdrew the friendly amendment.
MOTION CARRIED 5-2, TB, JW opposed.
|DIRECTION TO STAFF|
|AB18683 Resolution #2009-41|
3. A RESOLUTION ADOPTING NEW AND UPDATED FIRE DEPARTMENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES PERMIT, PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEE SCHEDULE
“A RESOLUTION ADOPTING NEW AND UPDATED FIRE DEPARTMENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES PERMIT, PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEE SCHEDULE.”
BAR / SS moved final approval of Resolution 2009-41. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
|AB18684 Resolution #2009-42|
4. A RESOLUTION ADOPTING NEW AND UPDATED FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONAL PERMIT, PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEE SCHEDULE
“A RESOLUTION ADOPTING NEW AND UPDATED FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONAL PERMIT, PLAN REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEE SCHEDULE.”
SS / GK moved final approval of Resolution #2009-42. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE |
MEMBERS: BARRY BUCHANAN, CHAIR
|AB18685 1. WORK SESSION ON THE TRANSFER OF CITY PROPERTIES TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY|
|AB18686 2. REVIEW OF OPTIONS FOR A PROGRAM OF INCENTIVE ZONING TO REQUIRE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEW RESIDENTIAL HOUSING PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM|
BAR / TB moved to direct the Policy Analyst to do further research, assisted by the Planning Department in the technical aspects of the research. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|DIRECTION TO STAFF|
|AB18687 3. REVIEWING OF OPTIONS FOR A RENTAL HOUSING LICENSING AND INSPECTION PROGRAM.|
TB / GK moved to direct the Policy Analyst do additional research on licensing tied to self certification with physical inspection happening only when triggered by complaints. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|DIRECTION TO STAFF|
|EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only.|
|1. LITIGATION PORT OF BELLINGHAM vs CITY OF BELLINGHAM: An update was provided to council on a pending litigation matter. No action was taken.||NO ACTION|
|2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. No action was taken.||NO ACTION|
|3. EBENAL GENERAL vs CITY OF BELLINGHAM: An update was provided to council on a pending litigation matter. No action was taken.||NO ACTION|
|4. LABOR NEGOTIATIONS - POLICE GUILD CONTRACT RATIFICATION: City staff provided an update on labor negotiations.
Term of Agreement: 1 year (2010)
Wages: 0% for 2010
Benefits No change to health plan
MOTION CARRIED 7-0
|AB18688 1. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF DANNE NEILL TO THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION |
|AB18689 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF PAM HOLLADAY AND GEOFFREY MIDDAUGH TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD |
|AB18690 3. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF FAYE HILL TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES |
SS / GK moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of Faye Hill to the Bellingham public library Board of Trustees, term ending January 1, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are considered routine and/or non-controversial items and may be approved in a single motion. Committee review has taken place during the afternoon session on most of these items. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
|AB18691 CB 13579|
1. BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF GRANT FUNDS FROM WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION TOTALING $10,200
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A $10,200.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES FOR OVERTIME IN THE GENERAL FUND ASSOCIATED WITH MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL DUI PATROLS.”
|AB18692 CB 13580|
2. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE DEBT SERVICE FUND (233), PW STATE LOAN – WOBURN STREET (1989).
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE PUBLIC WORKS STATE LOAN - WOBURN STREET FUND (233).”
|AB18693 CB 13581|
3. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE CONSTRUCTION FUND 341, CIVIC FIELD IMPROVEMENTS (2003)
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE CIVIC FIELD IMPROVEMENT FUND (341).”
|AB18694 CB 13582|
4. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 112, ARTERIAL STREET CONSTRUCTION
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE ARTERIAL STREET CONSTRUCTION FUND (112).”
|AB18695 CB 13583|
5. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE DEBT SERVICE FUND (234), COMMUNITY ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION BOARD (CERB) 1989
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSES OF CLOSING THE COMMUNITY ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION BOARD (CERB) FUND (234).”
|AB18696 CB 13584|
6. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE ASSESSMENT DEBT FUND (271), #1107 TELEGRAPH / #1108 BARKLEY (1997)
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET AUTHORIZING CLOSURE OF THE CONSOLIDATED ASSESSMENT DEBT FUND FOR LID #1107 TELEGRAPH ROAD AND LID #1108 BARKLEY BOULEVARD (271), AND TRANSFER OF ANY REMAINING BALANCE TO THE LID GUARANTY FUND (245).”
|AB18697 CB 13585|
7. AN ORDINANCE TO CLOSE ASSESSMENT DEBT FUND (264), #1099 BARKLEY BOULEVARD (1994)
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET AUTHORIZING CLOSURE OF THE ASSESSMENT DEBT FUND FOR LID #1099 BARKLEY BOULEVARD (264), AND TRANSFER OF ANY REMAINING BALANCE TO THE LID GUARANTY FUND (245).”
|AB18698 8. BID AWARD FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE BID NUMBER 74B-2009||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB18699 9. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL PERIOD OF NOVEMBER 1, 2009 THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2009||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB18700 10. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM NOVEMBER 13, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 20, 2009|
GK / BAR moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY|
|FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES|
|AB18668 1. CB 13576 |
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A $139,762.00 GRANT FROM THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PURCHASE TURNOUT GEAR AND SIX WASHING / EXTRACTOR MACHINES
BAR / LB 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: BJORNSON, BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BARBARA RYAN, SNAPP, WEISS
MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-076
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:51 p.m.