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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, January 23, 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

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

AB19443 1. Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with Western Washington University and the Bellingham Police Department SWAT Team

Presented by: Todd Ramsay, Police Chief

GK/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. SS concurred.

AB19418 2. Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) for monitoring of On-site Septic System (OSS) in the Lake Whatcom Reservoir watershed

Presented by: Bob Bandarra, Public Works Superintendent
Clare Fogelsong, Environmental Resources Manager
John Wolpers, WCHD Environmental Health Manager
Kyle Dodd, WCHD Environmental Health Specialist

GK/SF MOVED TO REMAND FOR RECOMMENDATION BY MAYOR LINVILLE AND STAFF. SS concurred.

Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood

AB19444 1. Northwest Youth Services Shelter Grant

Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director
David Stalheim, Block Grant Programs Manager

ML/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0.

AB19376 2. Consideration of a new City/County Interlocal Agreement concerning planning annexation and development review in Bellingham’s Urban Growth Area

Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director
Greg Aucutt, Senior Planner

ML/SF MOVED APPROVAL TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 2(C). The motion carried 4-0.

ML/CL MOVED APPROVAL TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO SECTION 2(E). The motion carried 4-0.

ML/SF MOVED TO APPROVE SECTION 4(G) AND TO CALL FOR A JOINT CITY COUNCIL-COUNTY COUNCIL WORKSESSION TO DISCUSS ADDING TRANSPORTATION, STORMWATER AND PARKS IMPACT FEES TO THIS SECTION. The motion carried 4-0.

ML/CL MOVED TO AMEND SECTION 5(B) TO INCLUDE A CITY/COUNTY REVIEW FOR WATER QUALITY IMPACTS. The motion carried by unanimous consent.

CL/ML MOVED TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSED ADDED LANGUAGE AND TO RETAIN THE LANGUAGE PROPOSED FOR STRIKEOUT IN SECTION 11(B). The motion carried 4-0.

SF/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT AS AMENDED, WITH THE CHANGES AS DISCUSSED. The motion carried 4-0.

Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair

The January 9, Special Meeting Minutes were submitted for approval.
GK/CL MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

The January 9, Committee Meeting Minutes were submitted for approval.
ML/GK MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

Bellingham Railway Museum [BRM] Lease

Gene Knutson referenced correspondence received from the BRM January 18, requesting the City reconsider its request to rent adjoining space in the Parkade Building.

GK/ML MOVED TO REQUEST STAFF BRING THE LEASE BACK TO COUNCIL FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION AT ITS FEBRUARY 13, MEETING. The motion carried 7-0.

PEG TV Proposal

Jack Weiss and Stan Snapp, as the PEG TV Working Group, requested Council approval to assign PEG project assistance to the Council’s Policy Analyst. Mayor Linville requested assurance that IT Director, Marty Mulholland, would be kept in the loop. Mr. Weiss and Mr. Snapp agreed stating that she was already an integral part of the current work plan.

JW/SS MOVED APPROVAL OF ASSIGNMENT OF THE PEG TV WORKING GROUP PROJECT TO THE POLICY ANALYST. The motion carried 7-0.

Affordable Housing Access Resolution 2011-02

In anticipation of Council Members’ participation in the Association of Washington Cities, City Legislative Action Conference [AWC-CLAC] in Olympia, January 24 - 26, Michael Lilliquist requested approval to deliver copies of City Council Resolution 2011-02 expressing support for Washington State efforts aimed at increasing housing affordability and housing access for low income citizens. He was informed by staff that the issue is still alive and that there is still opportunity to express support for it.

ML/JW MOVED TO APPROVE AWC-CLAC DELEGATES’ DELIVERY OF THE RESOLUTION AND REPRESENTATION OF SUPPORT FOR INCREASING AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACCESSIBILITY FOR LOW INCOME PERSONS. The motion carried 7-0.

2012 City Council Retreats

Council President Terry Bornemann referenced email correspondence related to the setting of several retreats, (1) a retreat to discuss the Council/Mayor working relationship, (2) a Council/Mayor/Department Heads planning retreat, and (3) a Council/Mayor/Department Heads retreat for review of 2011 annual metrics/outcome data and preliminary discussions for focus of 2013 operating budget. Following discussion it was agreed, by unanimous consent, to set the date for the discussion of the Council/Mayor working relationship for February 13, 12:00 PM. The form and dates of subsequent retreats will be discussed at that time.

City Attorney Selection Process

Joan Hoisington informed Council that there will be a Special Meeting of the full Council on February 24, to hold an Executive Session for Members to interview prospective candidates. The Charter provides for Council approval of hiring, and the power to fire, the City Attorney. Stan Snapp announced he would not be able to participate on that date due to a scheduling conflict.

At 2:53 PM Council President Terry Bornemann adjourned the meeting to Executive Session to hear the following items:

Executive Session

1. Labor Relations - (Klemanski – Approx. 10 min.)

2. Potential Property Acquisition - (Ruffatto – Approx. 10 min.)

3. Potential Litigation - (Ruffatto – Approx. 5 min.)

4. Litigation: Futurewise, et al v. Whatcom County [Growth Board Appeal of County’s Rural Element Update] - (Marriner – Approx. 10 min.)

5. Litigation: Squalicum Ridge Road Appeals - (Marriner – Approx. 15 min.)

6. Litigation: City of Bellingham v. Whatcom County and Caitac USA Corporation - (Marriner – Approx. 15 min.)


At 3:58 PM Council President Terry Bornemann announced the extension of Executive Session to 4:10


ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was called back to order and adjourned at 4:18 PM.




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