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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, February 24, 2014, 01:00 PM
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Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

Public Works / Public Safety
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Michael Lilliquist, Jack Weiss


AB20316 1. Resolution Increasing the User Fee for the Clean Green Transfer Facility and Providing a Slight Decrease in the Operating Season

Presented by: Eric Johnston, Assistant Public Works Director
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND INCREASING THE STANDARD SIZE LOAD TO BE 3 CUBIC YARDS. MIXED RECOMMENDATION

JW/TB MOVED TO RECOMMEND $10 FEE PER VEHICLE AND IF THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL TRAILER, ADD AN ADDITIONAL $10. MIXED RECOMMENDATION.




JW/ML MOVED TO REQUEST ADMINISTRATION TO WORK WITH COUNTY AND THE OTHER SOLID WASTE COMMITTEES TO RECONSIDER THE CLEAN GREEN GRANT FROM THE SOLID WASTE UTILITY TAX. TB concurred.


AB20317 2. City Facility Condition Assessment

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Eric Johnston, Assistant Public Works Director

INFORMATION ONLY.


AB20322 3. Request to Authorize the Mayor to Execute Wholesale Contract with the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

JW/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. TB concurred.


AB20300 4. Public Works Engineering Division Update

Presented by: Rory Routhe, Assistant Public Works Director/Engineering
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

INFORMATION ONLY.


Planning
Jack Weiss, Chair
Roxanne Murphy, Gene Knutson


AB20318 1. Report on Community Solutions Work Group Recommended Action Items for Countywide Housing Affordability Taskforce (CHAT) Implementation

Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director
Seth Fleetwood, former Council Member

INFORMATION ONLY.

Lake Whatcom and Natural Resources
Pinky Vargas, Chair
Roxanne Murphy, Terry Bornemann


AB20319 1. Ordinance Authorizing Expenditure Authority for 2014 Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Boat Inspection Program

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Jon Hutchings, Assistant Public Works Director

TB/RM MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. PV concurred.


AB20320 2. Interlocal Agreement Between the City of Bellingham and Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District to Finance the 2014 Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Boat Inspection Program

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

PV/RM MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. TB concurred.


AB20321 3. Interlocal Agreement Between City of Bellingham and Whatcom County to Finance the 2014 Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Boat Inspection Program

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Jon Hutchings, Assistant Public Works Director

PV/TB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. RM concurred.


Parks and Recreation
Roxanne Murphy, Chair
Pinky Vargas, Jack Weiss


AB20323 1. Resolution to Increase Fees and Charges at Bayview Cemetery

Presented by: Marvin Harris, Parks and Recreation Operations Manager

JW/PV MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. RM concurred.




Committee Of The Whole
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Pinky Vargas, Terry Bornemann, Michael Lilliquist, Roxanne Murphy


AB20324 1. Resolution Urging the Congress of the United States to Restore the Presumption of a Service Connection for Agent Orange Exposure to United States Veterans Who Served in the Waters and Airspace of the Combat Zone

Presented by: Gene Knutson, City Council Member
Peter Ruffatto, City Attorney

GK/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. Motion Passed 7-0


AB20325 2. Waterfront District Implementation Status Report

Presented by: Tara Sundin, Economic Development Manager
Freeman Anthony, Project Engineer
Renee LaCroix, Ecology and Restoration Selection Manager

INFORMATION ONLY


Snow Removal
Appreciation of Public Works efforts during snow event. Ted Carlson provided an update of snow removal efforts at the Public Works/Public Safety Committee Meeting. Council President Lehman requested that he provide an update to at the regular meeting during the Mayor’s Report.

Council Retreat
The City Council Retreat is planned for March 15th. Time and location not yet determined. Any additional agenda items need to be submitted to Cathy Lehman by the end of the day.

Schedule of Next TBD Meeting
The Council agreed to schedule the Transportation Benefit District (TBD) meeting prior to the 1:00 p.m. Committee meeting either on March 10th or the 24th.

Update on Meeting with Representative Rick Larsen
Cathy Lehman, Michael Lilliquist and Kelli Linville attended an informational meeting with other local elected officials from Whatcom County as well as emergency management professionals regarding transporting crude oil by rail. Representative Larsen updated attendees on his efforts at the federal level, and sought feedback regarding local concerns and questions.

Update on Bellingham School Liaison
Council Member Murphy, provides liaison to the Bellingham School District, to improve the relationship between the School District and the City of Bellingham. She will regularly attend meetings with School Board Members Camille Hackler and Kelly Bashaw. Ms. Murphy will also attend the regular monthly School Board Meetings and serve as a conduit in any way necessary.

PEG Committee Update
The PEG Committee met and they will be bringing forward information on public access television in the next few months.

Grand Opening of Expanded Bellingham International Airport
Council Member Weiss reported that he joined Council Members Vargas, Lilliquist and Lehman at the grand opening of the expanded Bellingham International Airport. Council Member Lehman provided comments on behalf of the City at the grand opening.


There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 3:06 PM.



ADJOURNMENT





Cathy Lehman, Council President
ATTEST: Legislative Assistant
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