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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: September 24, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, September 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in City Council Chambers, the Council's Public Works/Public Safety Committee will continue its worksession from September 4th, regarding the 2012 Water, Sewer and Stormwater Utility Rates Study Preliminary Results.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Bornemann.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the September 10, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Presentation
AB19687 1. Puget Sound Energy Grant for Energy Efficiency Upgrades at Post Point Waste Water Treatment Plant [WWTP]

Information only.
Information only.
Public Hearing
AB19688 1. City of Bellingham 2013 & 2014 Revenue projections including an increase in the Property Tax Levy

Public hearing held.
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to close [verbal] public comment and to keep the written record open until November 19, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Information only.
Information only.
Written record will remain open until 11/19/12.
Council Member Snapp left Council Chambers.
Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19689 1. Ordinance to amend BMC Title 6 - Business Registrations

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 6.05, 6.05.025, 6.05.030, 6.05.230, 6.06.030, 6.08, 6.08.001, 6.08.010, 6.08.020, 6.08.025, 6.08.030, 6.08.050, 6.08.080, 6.08.110, 6.08.334, 6.18.030, 6.18.050, 6.18.100, 6.18.110, 6.18.150, 6.26.010, 6.26.040, 6.26.050, 6.30.040, 6.30.150, 6.30.190, 6.32.020, 6.54.030, AND 6.54.190 TO MAKE BUSINESS REGISTRATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE BUSINESS LICENSING SERVICE AND TO UPDATE PROVISIONS THAT GOVERN THE GROUNDS FOR DENIAL AND REVOCATION OF BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS.”

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0 (SNAPP out of chambers).
1st & 2nd APPROVED
Council Member Snapp returned to Council Chambers.
AB19690 2. Budget Ordinance to reclassify and relocate one position in the Mayor's office

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $7,706.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND AND $895.00 IN THE TOURISM FUND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECLASSIFICATION OF A PROGRAM MANAGER 1 IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP.”

LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
          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 and action only.
1. Labor Relations Update: Staff provided an update on the ratification of the AFSCME Local 114F bargaining agreement for 2012-2014.
    SNAPP / WEISS moved to approve the agreement with AFSCME Local 114F with the following terms:
      Term of Agreement: 3 years.
      Wages to include: 3% - effective October 1, 2012
    2% - 2013
    For 2014 - same as City negotiates with What-Comm Guild for 2014
      Benefit terms to include: Premium-sharing same as E-team,
    AFSCME 114 and Teamsters S&P
    effective January 1, 2013.

    Addition of High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA) as a choice for 2013.

    $1,000.00/member medical change incentive.
      Operational Changes: Agreement to operational changes that allow
    for more efficient and cost-effective management of the Prospect Communications Center.

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    APPROVED
    2. Potential Litigation and Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential litigation and potential property acquisition matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
    3. Litigation: City of Bellingham and Futurewise v. Whatcom County and Caitac USA Corp.: Staff provided an update on two litigation matters.

    KNUTSON/SNAPP moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a settlement agreement with the following terms:
      Whatcom County will take legislative action to repeal Ordinance 2011-051 so that the area rezoned R5A will revert back to R10A.
      No party will seek to rezone all or part of the R10A area to R5A for a period of five years.
      Whatcom County and Caitac will terminate the development agreement associated with Ordinance 2011-051.
      Ordinance 2011-052 will remain in full force and effect so that the area designed a Rural Tourism LAMIRD [limited areas of more intensive rural development] and rezoned at Tourist Commercial will keep that designation and zoning.
      The development agreement associated with Ordinance 2011-052 will remain in full force and effect.

    MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1, LEHMAN abstained.
    APPROVED
    4. Litigation: New Cingular Wireless v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
    NO ACTION
    5. Potential Property Sale and Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential property sale and litigation matter.

    KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved to authorize the sale of the property located at 2404 Meridian Street in the amount of $180,500.00 subject to the Retention of Real Estate Proceeds Agreement between the City and the Estate of Allyn C. Deets as modified by the Order Re: Sale of 2402 Meridian entered by Whatcom County Superior Court on September 24, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, WEISS, SNAPP opposed.
    APPROVED
    Mayor's Report
            1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed.
      Mayor Linville reported the following with regard to the scoping for the Gateway Pacific Project:
        Scoping for the Gateway Pacific Project Environmental Impact Statement begins today and ends on January 24, 2013.
        This part of the process does not address whether the project should receive permits, but only what should be studied in the EIS. Decisions about issuing permits to construct the terminal will not be made until after the EIS is complete.
        The City team, consisting of EIS review and communications members, has been meeting for over a year, most recently last week to prepare for scoping.
        In October, the City team will meet to begin assembling scoping comments and will provide Council an update after that time. Council may wish to join the City staff's scoping comments or provide its own.
        City staff plans to attend the fall scoping public meetings, occurring on Saturday, October 27th at Squalicum High School and Thursday, November 29th at the Ferndale Events Center.
        For information about scoping go to www.eisgatewaypacificwa.gov.
        Links on the City website also will help Bellingham residents and others stay up-to-date on this project.

      Information only.
      Information only.
      AB19691 2. Mayor's appointment of Barry Buchanan to the Waterfront Advisory Group for Council's approval

      LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved approval of the Mayor’s appointment of Barry Buchanan to the Waterfront Advisory Group, term ending September 24, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
      APPROVED
      AB19692 3. Mayor's reappointment of David Willett to the Design Review Board for Council's approval

      WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval of the Mayor’s reappointment of David Willett to the Design Review Board, term ending September 25, 2016. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      APPROVED
      AB19693 4. Mayor's reappointment of Bill Dubay, for the Cordata Neighborhood, and Christopher Grannis, for the South Neighborhood, to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission for Council's information

      Information only.
      Information only.
      AB19694 5. Mayor's reappointment of Alex Allyne, Juan Baldovinos, Mary Carlson and Susan Gribbin to the Community Development Advisory Board for Council's information

      Information only.
      Information 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. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
      AB19695 1. Authorization of checks issued for pay period August 24, 2012 through August 30, 2012(Consent Agenda)
      AB19696 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period August 31, 2012 through September 6, 2012(Consent Agenda)
      AB19697 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period September 7 2012 through September 13, 2012(Consent Agenda)
      AB19698 4. Authorization of checks issued for payroll August 25, 2012 through September 10, 2012

      KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY.
      Final Consideration of Ordinances
      AB19669 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM ESTABLISHING NEW MARINA BOATHOUSE FIRE CODE REGULATIONS BY AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) SECTIONS 17.20.010 AND 17.20.020 AND ADOPTING A NEW BMC SECTION 17.20.110 WHICH AMENDS THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, CHAPTER 45, AS ADOPTED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

      KNUTSON / SNAPP 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, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
      NAYS:
      ABSTENTIONS:

      MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-09-044
      Ord. 2012-09-044 APPROVED
      AB19674 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $45,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE TOURISM FUND TO BE USED FOR ADDITIONAL CONTRACTUAL SERVICES

      LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON 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, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
      NAYS:
      ABSTENTIONS:

      MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-09-045
      Ord. 2012-09-045 APPROVED
      AB19677 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $13,798.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND AND $25,214.00 IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FUND, ALONG WITH REALLOCATING OTHER EXPENDITURES IN BOTH FUNDS, TO PROVIDE FOR A REORGANIZATION OF STAFF IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT BUILDING SERVICES GROUP

      WEISS / SNAPP 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, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, SNAPP, WEISS
      NAYS: LILLIQUIST
      ABSTENTIONS:

      MOTION CARRIED 6-1 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-09-046
      Ord. 2012-09-046 APPROVED
      Adjournment
      There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
      Next City Council Meeting
      Monday, October 8, 2012


      Disclaimer: This document is provided as a courtesy follow up of the City Council meeting. This document is not to be considered the minutes from the meeting rather a report of the action taken by Council. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review of the tapes of proceedings and composure of the minutes from the meeting. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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