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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Monday, April 08, 2013, 07:00 PM
Book: 67, Page: 1


REGULAR MEETING


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Seth Fleetwood who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call
Present:
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Cathy Lehman, Council Member, Third Ward
    Terry Bornemann, Council Member, Fifth Ward
    Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
    Seth Fleetwood, Council Member, At Large

Excused:
    Jack Weiss
    Council Member
    First Ward
    Stan Snapp
    Council Member
    Fourth Ward

ANNOUNCEMENT(S)
    TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT #1*
      The members of the Bellingham City Council serve as the Board of Directors for Transportation Benefit District # 1, established by voters in 2010 to oversee spending of sales tax revenue dedicated to city transportation projects.
    On Monday, April 22, 12:30 PM - 1:55 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a meeting of the Board of Directors regarding Whatcom Transportation Authority service.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved approval of the March 25, 2013 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.



15 - MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Theresa Meurs is a volunteer outreach worker for the homeless and is concerned about the escalation of mental health problems and the homeless; and that the jails will end up being filled with the mentally ill and homeless. She believes help is needed; someone trained to reach out and make contact with these people and encourage them to get help.

Leonard Lindstrom discussed social issues.

Wendy Harris expressed concern about public process for waterfront development. There has been a several-year lag in public participation and waterfront planning. Given the scope of the waterfront plans, she feels there should be informational meetings and public education before public comment so the public can make informed comments.


PUBLIC HEARING(S)

AB19917 1. Proposed amendment to the Capital Facilities Plan to add a new project, ASB (Aeration Stabilization Basin) Trail, to be funded by Real Estate Excise Tax

Leslie Bryson, Design Development Manager, briefly reviewed the project, which would construct a trail around the existing Aeration Stabilization Basin (ASB) breakwater. This proposed amendment would add the project to the Capital Facilities Plan.

James King, Director, Parks & Recreation explained that this trail would provide access to the waterfront and funding is available in the 2013 budget through the Real Estate Excise Tax.

In response to query from council, Ms. Bryson said there would be 10-12 parking spaces and would have normal park hours, closing at dark.

Council President Fleetwood opened the public hearing.

Patrick McKee urged council to deny this proposal for the following reasons:
    This was not mandated by the agreement with the Port of Bellingham and is an option.
    It is simply not needed.
    He disagrees with spending $500,000 to build another view point for Bellingham Bay.
    There are already plans for completing the over-water boardwalk from Boulevard Park to downtown and, in the future, millions of dollars proposed for creating Whatcom Waterway and Cornwall Beach.

He said, “I would also like to appeal to your common sense. How many of you want to spend $500,000 building a new public walkway around a toxic waste dump?”
    The public cannot use this ASB for any recreational purpose until it is remediated.
    The whole site has a very uncertain future.
    The people of Bellingham are going to be asked to dig deep into their pockets to provide money for capital projects on the waterfront. This is not a wise use of public money.
Wendy Harris reiterated her concerns about public process and added:
    • The staff is asking the Council to adopt and fund this ASB Interim Trail before the public process is completed. Will there be any opportunity for the public to weigh in after this is funded and incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan? Her unease with this is not whether this is a good project but the way it's being handled; it’s being done in a way that is predetermined before it ever gets to the public.
    • This is interim development and it is not known what is coming after. She is nervous about going forward, approving and weighing in on something when its' ultimate use is not determined.
    • The cleanup standards need to be addressed and she would like to have an assurance that this is going to be cleaned up to the highest residential standards.
There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed

Mr. King addressed the interim use. The planning process for the waterfront, as it sits, indicates that nothing will likely happen with the ASB for up to 20 years. Costs would include fixing some fence, and trail from the proposed parking lot out to the basin as well as looking at a second alternative trail that would connect it to the existing trail system that goes around the boat harbor.

Tara Sundin noted that the Department of Ecology will meet with the Planning & Development Commission (PC) on April 11, 2013 to talk about Brownfield redevelopment and the cleanup level to support a public use (a park), which is an unrestricted use level.

Ms. Sundin continued that the PC has held public hearings for two nights and while the public hearing is closed, the written record remains open and will be kept open until the end of their (four) worksessions planned through May 9, 2013. This process is a legislative process: The PC will weigh the proposal and take public comment and forward their recommendation to the City Council and then the city council will begin its public process.

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading.

Council Member Knutson expressed concerns about the city’s liability if people climb over the fence and asked if there is any indication of when the basin is going to be cleaned up.

Mr. King indicated that it will be a long time. There is not a demand for the basin right now, so the time period for cleanup is not until there’s a demand to do something in the basin or until there’s money to do it.

Council Member Lilliquist said the view out there is spectacular; it is wonderful out there but it’s not set up to be a trail yet and he wondered whether or not it’s worth, potentially, spending $500,000 to not get even half-way to a good park experience.

Mr. King replied that the vision that the Port has put forward is that the trail will be lowered in the future and much of the material that is there will be used for other things; the corners will be rounded out so there are wider spots in the corners but the actual trail on top might be a little narrower - that's the long term vision. Short term, he agreed, it's not going to be an easy walk to the water - it's more of the experience walking around the outside much like the trail at Zuanich Park. To the northwest of the pond there is a little beach and long term there may be an opportunity to turn it into an accessible beach. We have identified the section of parking that goes out to the ASB and that section needs some trail work and a fence along one side. We are estimating $200,000 to do all the fence work and fix the first phase on the trail. The rest would go to Phase 2 - the potential future trail connection, which has a a significant grade separation between the upper and lower level. Planning how that would work as the Port develops the space and the trail could still flow through the area would all have to happen through the planning process and working with our partner, the Port of Bellingham.

Council President Fleetwood clarified that the $500,000 is already budgeted; the decision today is to amend the Capital Facilities Plan to include the trail so the money could be spent on the project, if the council should choose to do so.

Peter Ruffatto, City Attorney added that today’s vote would be to bring forward an ordinance to amend the Capital Facilities Plan.

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to amend the motion to direct staff to bring forward an ordinance.

Mayor Linville added that she had discussed the possibilities with Doug Allen from the Department of Ecology before this was ever proposed. She is comfortable that there are no barriers to the project as long as there's a fence between the ASB and the trail.

MOTION CARRIED AS AMENDED 5-0.


AB19918 2. Consideration of an amendment to the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan to add a new Economic Development Chapter

Jeff Thomas, Director Planning & Community Development, introduced the subject and reviewed the process to date. Staff has met with stakeholders and taken extensive comments and dialogue, which led to the formulation of a draft presented to the Planning and Development Commission (PC) in February this year. The PC held a public hearing and forward their unanimous recommendation adopting the Economic Development Chapter as amended. Assuming the Economic Development Chapter is adopted, the Mayor’s office will be leading an effort to create an economic development strategy.

Greg Aucutt, Assistant Planning Director summarized some of the key points that are included in the chapter. The chapter is more focused, easier to read, includes links to data that is always changing and is organized around five attributes with a goal and series of policies that go with each of the main attributes;
    1. Positive Business Climate
    2. Economic Diversification
    3. Land and Infrastructure
    4. Vibrant Commercial Centers
    5. Quality of Life

Mr. Aucutt noted that the PC minutes included in the agenda packet were not correct and submitted the correct minutes from the February 28, 2013 PC meeting.

Council President Fleetwood opened the public hearing.

Wendy Harris noted that she had sent council members an e-mail with her concerns and reiterated that she would like the City Council to not adopt the proposed Economic Development Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan. Concerns include:
    • Organizations were hand-selected by the city to guide the policy development (BIA, Chamber of Commerce, Port of Bellingham, realtors and developers). Educational institutions and Sustainable Connections were consulted but their influence is not reflected in the policy proposals and a number of important stakeholders (workers/union, environment, advocates for social justice) who are interested in economic development policy were excluded from initial participation that helped guide formation of the policy. Perhaps because of this one-sided perspective the Economic Development Chapter reflects outdated and failed policy based on continued development, continued expansion and continued consumption.
    • The city needs to acknowledge the limits of business growth posed by environmental degradation, natural resource depletion, loss of biodiversity and climate change. Any economic policy that does not refer to a healthy environment as the foundational linchpin for economic vitality is not wise planning and is not in the interest of the general public.
    • The new Economic Development Chapter fails to address the issue of economic equality. The Growth Management Act goal for economic development focuses on economic opportunity for all citizens of the state, especially the unemployed and disadvantaged. This discussion is missing from the proposed policy, which promotes the interest of the ‘haves’ over the ‘have-nots’.
    • If adopted this economic development policy would affect an aggressive expansion of the city’s role in economic development so that a primary duty of the city becomes the promotion of business interests.
    • This does not reflect public values nor the city's prior economic development policies as reflected in the 2009 Legacies and Strategic Commitments adopted by this council. The private sector should be primarily responsible for creating economic opportunity in Whatcom County. The responsibility of local government is to assure that economic development activities are carried out in a manner that is consistent with defined community and environmental values.
She asked the Council to send this proposal back to the planning community so that it can be revised to reflect the input and interests of the entire community.
    There being no further comments, the public hearing was closed

    LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to refer to Committee of the Whole. Council President will work with staff to set date. MOTION CARRIED 5-0


    REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

    Public Works / Public Safety
    Stan Snapp, Chair
    Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson

    AB19919 1. Presentation by Washington State Department of Transportation Staff on projects around Bellingham

    Council Member Bornemann summarized the report from committee. Projects include Padden Creek Bridge; Meridian Access Management between Kellogg Road and Interstate 5; and Squalicum Creek Reroute. Information only.


    AB19920 2. Public Works Operations Division Update

    Update presented during committee. Information only.


    Planning and Community Development
    Jack Weiss, Chair
    Michael Lilliquist; Gene Knutson

    AB19860 1. An Ordinance approving a rezone of Area 14A, King Mountain

    AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.00.095, KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS, FOR AREA 14A AMENDING THE USE QUALIFIER, DENSITY, SPECIAL CONDITIONS PREREQUISITE CONSIDERATIONS AND SPECIAL REGULATIONS.”

    Council Member Knutson noted that there was a mixed recommendation from committee.

    KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved approval for first and second reading.

    Council Member Lilliquist indicated that this will provide a substantial increase in development potential and allow flexibility in design and an opportunity for future medical buildings. His reservation with this is that he feels the city is missing an opportunity to engage in smarter development on this site. There is enough room on this site that in exchange for doubling the density the city could have asked for a guarantee that there be a variety of housing types. This is an ordinary 20th Century rezone; not a 21st Century smart-growth planning effort. However, he will support the proposal as it does create substantial opportunity.

    MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

    Council President Fleetwood noted that the written record is now closed.

    Finance and Personnel
    Michael Lilliquist, Chair
    Gene Knutson; Stan Snapp

    AB19921 1. Approval of 2012 Audit Engagement Letter with the Washington State Auditor

    LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to approve the 2012 Audit Engagement Letter with the Washington State Auditor. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.


    AB19922 2. An Ordinance modifying the staffing budget for the Finance Department

    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $68,550.00 IN THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, TO PROVIDE FOR A REORGANIZATION OF STAFF.”

    LILLIQUIST / LEHMAN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.


    AB19923 3. An Ordinance imposing the Local Sales and Use Tax to be credited against the State of Washington's Sales and Use Tax for the purpose of utilizing Local Infrastructure Financing Tool (LIFT)

    “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, IMPOSING THE LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX TO BE CREDITED AGAINST THE STATE OF WASHINGTON’S SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF UTILIZING LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING IN THE BELLINGHAM REVENUE DEVELOPMENT AREA PURSUANT TO RCW 39.102.”

    LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

    OLD AND NEW BUSINESS - FINANCE COMMITTEE: Council Member Lilliquist, Chairman of the Finance Committee reported that the Mayor has asked that financial issues be introduced onto the council’s agenda earlier in the year.


    Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources
    Cathy Lehman, Chair
    Michael Lilliquist; Stan Snapp

    AB19924 1. Authorization for the Mayor to enter into a Grant Agreement with Department of Ecology

    LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Grant Agreement G1300088 with the Washington State Department of Ecology for Phosphorus Management for Lake Whatcom. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.


    AB19925 2. Budget Ordinance to receive Ecology Grant in the amount of $432,560 in the Storm and Surface Water Utility [SSWU] Fund

    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUES BY $432,560.00 IN THE SURFACE AND STORM WATER UTILITY FUND AS A RESULT OF THE AWARD OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT FOR PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT.”

    LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.


    AB19926 3. Conservation easement for Lake Whatcom Acquisition Property - Agate Bay

    LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved to approve a Conservation Easement with Whatcom Land Trust for property known as the “Agate Bay Preserve Conservation Easement II” property; or the “Uy” property, in the Lake Whatcom Watershed. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.


    AB19927 4. Natural Resources Committee quarterly update

    Update presented during committee. Information only.

    Waterfront/Downtown Development
    Terry Bornemann, Chair
    Cathy Lehman; Jack Weiss

    AB19928 *AB19907 1. Interlocal Agreement with the Port of Bellingham to Fund Phase 1 Development of Whatcom Waterway Park
    (*AB19928 voided; correct number is AB19907)

    BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Port of Bellingham to Fund Phase 1 Development of Whatcom Waterway Park. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.


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

    AB19929 1. Bellingham Sister Cities Association Update to Council

    Update presented during committee. Information only.


    AB19930 2. Library Strategic Plan

    Plan presented during committee. Information only.


    AB19931 3. 600 West Holly and Federal Building briefing

    Briefing presented during committee. Information only.

            4. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting Minutes

    None submitted at evening meeting.
              5. Old/New Business

      Council Member Knutson will relay his support to Ken Mann of the Whatcom County Council for funding of Catholic Community Services and encouraged other council members to do the same.

      BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to authorize Council President Fleetwood to send a letter to Speaker Chopp and Representative Dunshee regarding the Housing Trust Fund. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
        Executive Session - Report and action only.


        1. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.

        2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.



        MAYOR'S REPORT
                1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

        Mayor Linville has directed staff to prepare an ordinance banning fireworks for Council’s deliberation.

        Mayor Linville provided a State Legislative update to the council.

        Mayor Linville reported that the process for selecting a new Fire Chief is proceeding. Selection is expected in late April.

        Mayor Linville reported, with regard to the Waterfront, a second public hearing was held, the written comment remains open; a meeting with MTCA and Clean Up issue focus is scheduled for April 11th and worksessions are scheduled for April 18th, 25th and May 9th.

        Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project scoping comments have closed. In 2-3 months the County, State and Federal will request more studies from the applicants followed by the release of the scoping document and potential Environmental Impact Statement.


        AB19932 2. Mayor's reappointment of Cindy Burnam-Woods to the Museum Foundation Board for Council's approval

        BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to approve the Mayor’s reappointment of Cindy Burnam-Woods to the Museum Foundation Board, term ending March 1, 2016. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.


        AB19933 3. Mayor's appointment of Steve Crooks to the Planning and Development Commission for Council's approval

        KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Steve Crooks to the Planning and Development Commission, term ending January 1, 2017. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.


        AB19934 4. Mayor's appointment of Matt Cooper to the Bellingham Sister Cities Advisory Board for Council's information

        Information only.


        AB19935 5. Mayor's appointment of John Marshall to the Community Development Advisory Board for Council's information

        Information only.


        AB19936 6. Mayor's appointment of Jim Emerson to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for Council's information

        Information only.


        AB19937 7. Mayor's appointments to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission of Kate Nichols as the Happy Valley Neighborhood Representative, Sue Blethen as the Fairhaven Neighborhood Alternate Representative; and reappointment of Diana McKinney as the Puget Neighborhood Representative for Council's information

        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.

        AB19938 1. Bid Award for West Bakerview signal poles, Bid #22B-2013

        AB19939 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period March 15, 2013 through March 21, 2013

        AB19940 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period March 22, 2013 through March 28, 2013

        AB19941 4. Authorization of checks issued for payroll March 9, 2013 through March 25, 2013

        KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.



        FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

        AB19896 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET ADDING ONE NEW POSITION IN THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ADDRESS MUNICIPAL COURT SECURITY, FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND

        BORNEMANN / 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
        NAYS:
        ABSTENTIONS:
        EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

        MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-018


        AB19898 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $42,402,584.00 IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED IN 2012 BUT WERE NOT OBLIGATED BY PURCHASE ORDER OR CONTRACT BY YEAR END, FROM ESTIMATED RESERVES AND REVENUE, AND PLACING $334,531.88 IN ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED AND UNDESIGNATED RESERVES

        LILLIQUIST / LEHMAN 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
        NAYS:
        ABSTENTIONS:
        EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

        MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-019


        AB19899 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $17,636,955.43 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2012 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR END CLOSING, FROM REVENUE AND ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES

        KNUTSON / LEHMAN 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
        NAYS:
        ABSTENTIONS:
        EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

        MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-020

        AB19900 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECONCILING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUDGETED ESTIMATED 2013 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES AND ACTUAL 2013 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES, AND PLACING THE DIFFERENCE IN THE ENDING RESERVE BALANCES FOR A NET RESERVE INCREASE OF $42,387,680.00

        LEHMAN / 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
        NAYS:
        ABSTENTIONS:
        EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

        MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-021


        AB19901* 5. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 12.12.280 TO PREVENT THE RELEASE AND SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

        LEHMAN / LILLIQUIST 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
        NAYS:
        ABSTENTIONS:
        EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

        MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-022. (Per direction at March 11, 2013 City Council Meeting, the written record is closed). *Cross reference AB19866.


        AB19905 6. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND BY $833,000.00 AS A RESULT OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL INDIRECT GRANT AWARD FOR THE GRANARY/BLOEDEL PHASE 1 WATERFRONT RE-DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

        BORNEMANN / LEHMAN 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
        NAYS:
        ABSTENTIONS:
        EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

        MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-023


        AB19906 7. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUES BY $750,000.00 IN THE FIRST QUARTER REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX FUND AS A RESULT OF THE AWARD OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GRANT TO COMPLETE PHASE 1 DEVELOPMENT OF WHATCOM WATERWAY PARK, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PARKS DEPARTMENT

        LEHMAN / 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
        NAYS:
        ABSTENTIONS:
        EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

        MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-024


        AB19911 8. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $20,658.00 GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES (DVSAS) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND

        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
        NAYS:
        ABSTENTIONS:
        EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

        MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-025


        ADJOURNMENT
        There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:54 p.m. Seth Fleetwood, Council President

        ATTEST: Linda D. Anderson City Clerk Representative
        APPROVED: 04/22/2013



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