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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, June 07, 2010, 01:00 PM
Book: 64, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by President Gene Knutson

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST

AB18876 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

Presented by: Joan Hoisington, Legal City Attorney

BB/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL

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

Presented by: Paul Leuthold, Parks & Recreation Director
Jonathan Schilk, Parks & Recreation Landscape Architect

SS/TB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL

LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP

AB18877 1. RESOLUTION PROMOTING ENERGY ALTERNATIVES TO FOSSIL FUELS, IN PARTICULAR, CANADIAN TAR SANDS SOURCES, AND ENCOURAGING THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION TECHNIQUES TO MINIMIZE RELIANCE ON FOSSIL FUELS.

Presented by: Jack Weiss, 1st Ward Council Member

BB/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. Mixed recommendation. SS opposed.

PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS

AB18878 1. ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE STATE AMENDED VERSION OF THE 2009 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE

Presented by: Bill Boyd, Fire Chief
Jason Napier, Fire Marshal

SS/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL

AB18879 2. COUNCIL UPDATE ON CURRENT STATUS OF THE SOLIDS HANDLING PROGRAM AT POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT [WWTP]

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
David L. Parry, CDM Consultant for Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant

INFORMATION ONLY

AB18880 3. RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING POLICY ON FLEET FUEL

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

NO RECOMMENDATION

WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; SETH FLEETWOOD

AB18881 1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UPDATE

Presented by: Les Reardanz, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Linda Stewart, Neighborhood Services Coordinator

INFORMATION ONLY

TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST

AB18882 1. 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

Presented by: Sam Shipp. Public Works Project Engineer
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

SS/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL

AB18883 2. DISCUSSION ON FORMATION OF A TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT TO FUND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS IN THE CITY’S SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Joan Hoisington, Legal City Attorney

ML/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. Mixed recommendation. SS opposed.

AB18862 3. AMENDED DRAFT OF 2011-2016 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Chris Comeau, Public Works Transportation Planner
Brent Baldwin, Public Works Development Manager

NO RECOMMENDATION. Discussion continued to the regular meeting.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
SF/BB MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED. The motion carried 7-0.

None.

The meeting was adjourned to Executive Session at 3:34 PM to hear the following items:

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (Kraham )

2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (Kraham )

3. LITIGATION: Hofstetter v. City of Bellingham - (Ruffatto )

4. LABOR RELATIONS - (Barrett )

5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (Hoisington )


ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was called back to order and adjourned at 4:54 PM




Gene Knutson, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Legislative Coordinator
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