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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, February 27, 2012, 01:00 PM
Book: 66, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Terry Bornemann

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

Transportation
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson

AB19469 1. Greenroads™ Award presentation and opportunities

Presented by: Freeman Anthony, Public Works Project Engineer
Jeralee Anderson, P.E., LEED-AP Greenroads Foundation

PRESENTATION OF AWARD AND INFORMATION ONLY.

AB19470 2. Update on Northwest/Elm/Dupont bike lane project

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Craig Mueller, Public Works Project Engineer

JW/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL FOR MOVING FORWARD WITH THE PROJECT AS PRESENTED. CL concurred.

Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson

AB19395 1. Potential Expansion of Space for the Bellingham Railway Museum (Parkade) and separate proposal to lease space at Parkade for a 200 seat theatre

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Engineer

GK/SF MOVED TO POSTPONE TO A COUNCIL MEETING IN JUNE. SS concurred.

AB19471 2. Mandatory water meter installation - Implementation and Communication Plan

Presented by: Bob Bandarra, Public Works Superintendent
Anitra Accetturo, Public Works Water Conservation Specialist
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

INFORMATION ONLY

AB19472 3. Wastewater In-flow and Infiltration (I&I) Program update

Presented by: Chad Bedlington, Public Works Superintendent
Craig Mueller, Public Works Project Engineer

INFORMATION ONLY

Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood

The minutes of the February 13, City Council Committee Meetings were submitted for approval. SS/GK MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

Western Washington University Engineering Program funding

Michael Lilliquist requested Council support for a WWU request to be included for funds through the Governor’s budget to upgrade its science and engineering education programs to a full engineering degree program. Mayor Linville is sending a letter of support. Mr. Lilliquist pointed out the potential positive impacts to local employment concerns.

ML/GK MOVED TO SEND COUNCIL’S ENDORSEMENT OF WESTERN’S REQUEST FOR FUNDING TO UPGRADE ITS TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING PROGRAMS TO DEGREE GRANTING PROGRAMS. The motion carried 6-0-1. JW abstained.

Update on Bond Refunding

John Carter reported that he had a meeting with the underwriters and reported that the City is in a very favorable situation. The City will see a 9% savings on the bond refunding resulting in about $1.3M in savings over the net present value. He also reported that Standard & Poors affirmed the City’s Aa rating.

At 2:54 PM Council President Terry Bornemann adjourned the meeting to Executive Session to hear two items which were added to the agenda:

1) LITIGATION: Whatcom County v. WWGMHB, et al - Superior Court No. 12-2-00350-1 (Ruffatto & Marriner)

2) LITIGATION: Whitworth Park LLC v. City of Bellingham (Ruffatto & Marriner)

The meeting was called back to order and adjourned at 3:22 PM



ADJOURNMENT

Terry Bornemann, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
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