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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: June 07, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On June 21, at 7:00 p.m., in Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a City initiated area-wide rezone of Area 17B, Guide Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood to allow all office uses as defined in Bellingham Municipal Code Section 20.08.020 O.(1) within this subarea.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Bill Geyer.
ROLL CALL
All present.
MAYORAL PROCLAMATION
Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming Monday, June 7, 2010 as Bill Palmer Day.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
SS / TB moved approval of the May 24, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD


PUBLIC HEARING
AB18875 1. A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER REPLACEMENT OF THE MT. BAKER NEIGHBORHOOD WITH IRONGATE AND BARKLEY NEIGHBORHOODS AND MODIFYING THE KING MT. NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, INCLUDING ZONING TABLES AND MAPS
Public hearing held.
SS / TB moved to direct staff to bring forward an ordinance as part of the annual Comprehensive Plan amendments at year-end. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
Public hearing held.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
AB18876 CB 13622
1. AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $300,000 FROM THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND TO THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT BUDGET FOR COSTS RELATED TO TORT LITIGATION

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $300,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND TO BE USED FOR UNANTICIPATED COSTS IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT.”
SS / BB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13622
APPROVED
PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP
AB18853 1. INSPIRATION POINT OVERLOOK RECONSTRUCTION AND WOODSTOCK FARM ACCESS IMPROVEMENT BID AWARD, BID #27B-2010
SF / SS moved to award Bid No.27B-2010 for Inspiration Point Overlook Reconstruction and Woodstock Farm Access Improvement to Award Construction, Inc. of Ferndale, 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 $740,782.07, which includes WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

APPROVED
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP
AB18877 Resolution 2010-18
1. RESOLUTION PROMOTING ENERGY ALTERNATIVES TO FOSSIL FUELS, AND IN PARTICULAR, CANADIAN TAR SANDS SOURCES, AND ENCOURAGING THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION TECHNIQUES TO MINIMIZE RELIANCE ON FOSSIL FUELS.

A RESOLUTION PROMOTING ENERGY ALTERNATIVES TO FOSSIL FUELS, AND IN PARTICULAR, CANADIAN TAR SANDS SOURCES; AND ENCOURAGING THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION TECHNIQUES TO MINIMIZE RELIANCE ON FOSSIL FUELS.”
ML / BB moved final approval of Resolution #2010-18. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2010-18
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PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS
AB18878 CB 13623
1. ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE STATE AMENDED VERSION OF THE 2009 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.20 TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE THE 2009 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE.”
BB / SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

CB 13623
APPROVED
AB18879 2. COUNCIL UPDATE ON CURRENT STATUS OF THE SOLIDS HANDLING PROGRAM AT POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT [WWTP]
Information only.
The Council directed staff to schedule a worksession.
INFO ONLY
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB18880 Resolution #2010-19
3. RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING POLICY ON FLEET FUEL

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING POLICY ON FLEET FUEL.”
JW / ML moved final approval of Resolution #2010-19.
SF moved to amend the resolution by adding, at the end of the “Now, Therefore…” paragraph, after the word ‘contract”: “where such effort is reasonably feasible:”
AMENDMENT APPROVED 7-0
MAIN MOTION CARRIED 7-0
Res. 2010-19
APPROVED AS AMENDED
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB18881 1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UPDATE
Information only.
The council directed staff to schedule a tour of the waterfront area.
INFO ONLY
DIRECTION TO STAFF
TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
AB18882 CB 13624
1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $200,000 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE STREET FUND

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $200,000.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE STREET FUND.”
JW / ML moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13624
APPROVED
AB18883 2. DISCUSSION ON FORMATION OF A TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT TO FUND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS IN THE CITY’S SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Information only.
JW / TB moved to direct staff to schedule a public hearing for June 21, 2010. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
INFO ONLY; DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB18862 3. AMENDED DRAFT OF 2011-2016 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
TB / SS moved to direct staff to prepare a resolution in support of the 2011 - 2016 Transportation Improvement Program. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
          1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
None presented.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only.
1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter.
SS / ML moved to authorize the Mayor to execute an Agreed Order with the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding the Eldridge Municipal Landfill site. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
3. LITIGATION: Hofstetter v. City of Bellingham: Update given to Council. Direction provided to staff. No action was taken.NO ACTION
4. LABOR RELATIONS: Staff provided an update on labor negotiations. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. City Council provided direction. 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.
AB18884 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF MOLLY MONAHAN AND MICHAEL LIGHT TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 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. 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.
AB18885 1. BID AWARD FOR VARIOUS WATER DISTRIBUTION DUCTILE IRON FITTINGS AND ACCESSORIES(Consent Agenda)
AB18886 2. BID AWARD FOR VARIOUS WATER DISTRIBUTION VALVES AND TAPPING SERVICES(Consent Agenda)
AB18887 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MAY 14, 2010 TO MAY 21, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18888 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MAY 21, 2010 TO MAY 28, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18889 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MAY 1, 2010 TO MAY 15, 2010

ML / BB moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB18863 1. CB 13616
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $9,508.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER UTILITY FUND AND ADDING ONE NEW LIMITED TERM POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS GROUP

TB / JW 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 #2010-06-034
Ord. 2010-06-034
APPROVED
AB18866 2. CB 13620
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TRANSFERRING $48,000.00 FROM THE ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE GREENWAYS MAINTENANCE ENDOWMENT FUND TO THE GENERAL FUND,
AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND

SS / ML 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 #2010-06-035
Ord. 2010-06-035
APPROVED
AB18867 3. CB 13621
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 17.05.010 REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTERS 17.10, 17.16, 17.30, 17.40, AND 17.50 AND ADOPTING A NEW CHAPTER 17.10 TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE THE 2009 EDITIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE, NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS CODE, UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE, WASHINGTON STATE ENERGY CODE, AND WASHINGTON CITIES ELECTRIC CODE, AS AMENDED, AS SET FORTH HEREIN

SS / TB 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 #2010-06-036
Ord. 2010-06-036
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:17 p.m.


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