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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: December 07, 2009

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
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
None submitted.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
PRESENTATION
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.

BREAK
Council President Buchanan called the meeting back to order at 8:04 p.m.
Res. 2009-39
APPROVED
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
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB18675 3. CITIZEN READINESS FOR POSSIBLE WINTER STORMS & FLOODING: PSE PRESENTATION BY RAY TRYZNKA, MANAGER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB18676 4. PRESENTATION OF THE ENERGY RESOURCE SCARCITY/PEAK OIL (ERSPO) TASK FORCE REPORT
Information only.
INFO ONLY
PUBLIC HEARING
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.
CB 13577
APPROVED
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
    “A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING FEES FOR THE USE OF CITY PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.”
BAR / GK moved final approval of Resolution #2009-40. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2009-40
APPROVED
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.
APPROVED
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.
CB 13578
APPROVED
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.
APPROVED
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
Res. 2009-41
APPROVED
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.
Res. 2009-42
APPROVED
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
MEMBERS: BARRY BUCHANAN, CHAIR
AB18685 1. WORK SESSION ON THE TRANSFER OF CITY PROPERTIES TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Information only.
INFO ONLY
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
          4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
Council Member Bornemann shared how moving it was to have attended the Candlelight Vigil for the four police officers slain in Lakewood, Washington.
None presented.
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.
    SS / GK moved to approve the agreement with the Police Guild with the following terms:
    Term of Agreement: 1 year (2010)
    Wages: 0% for 2010
    Benefits No change to health plan
    MOTION CARRIED 7-0
    APPROVED
    MAYOR’S REPORT
    AB18688 1. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF DANNE NEILL TO THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
    Information only.
    INFO ONLY
    AB18689 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF PAM HOLLADAY AND GEOFFREY MIDDAUGH TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
    Information only.
    INFO ONLY
    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.
    APPROVED
    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. 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.”
    CB 13579
    (Consent Agenda)
    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).”
    CB 13580
    (Consent Agenda)
    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).”
    CB 13581
    (Consent Agenda)
    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).”
    CB 13582
    (Consent Agenda)
    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).”
    CB 13583
    (Consent Agenda)
    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).”
    CB 13584
    (Consent Agenda)
    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).”
    CB 13585
    (Consent Agenda)
    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
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2009-12-076
    Ord. 2009-12-076
    APPROVED
    ADJOURNMENT
    There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:51 p.m.


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