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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: February 11, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    · February 12 - 14, Council Members Seth Fleetwood, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp and Michael Lilliquist will attend the Cities Legislative Action Conference in Olympia, Washington.
    · On Monday, February 25, 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding text amendments to the Whatcom Falls Neighborhood Plan and a proposed rezone of Area 1.
    · On Monday, February 25, 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a legislative rezone of all of Area 14A, King Mountain Neighborhood.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Council President Fleetwood.
Roll Call
Council Member Bornemann excused.
Approval Of Minutes

None submitted.
Presentation
AB19840 1. Introduction of Police Chief Cliff Cook

Information only.
Information only.
AB19841 2. Presentation of Employee Recognition Awards

Information only.
Information only.
BREAK
Council President Fleetwood called the meeting back to order at 7:53 p.m.
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Public Hearing
AB19842 1. Consideration of code amendments to BMC 20.10.025(A) and BMC 20.00.110 to correct code errors and apply consistent development standards for Area 5 of the Meridian Neighborhood

“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) 20.10.025 A. AND BMC 20.00.110 MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS TO CORRECT CODE ERRORS AND OMISSIONS AND PROVIDE REGULATORY CONSISTENCY WITH OTHER DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS PRESCRIBED FOR AREA 5 OF THE MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD.”

Public hearing held. No citizens spoke and the public hearing was closed.

KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Public hearing held.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
Council Member Knutson left Council Chambers.
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson
AB19843 1. An Ordinance amending the 2013 Budget recognizing a $100,000 grant from the Department of Ecology to provide for monitoring and testing at the Eldridge Municipal Landfill

“ÁN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING A STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT BY $100,000.00 TO THE SOLID WASTE FUND FOR THE ELDRIDGE MUNICIPAL LANDFILL PROJECT (EC15) AND PLACING THIS AMOUNT IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES.”

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 5-0. (Knutson out of chambers).
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19844 2. An Ordinance amending the 2013 Budget recognizing a $237,300 grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation for the Carl Cozier Safe Routes to School Program

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND BY $237,300.00 AS A RESULT OF A WSDOT GRANT AWARD FOR THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM, APPROPRIATING $237,300.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $26,400.00 FOR PROGRAM EXPENDITURES FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND.”

SNAPP / WEISS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 5-0. (Knutson out of chambers).
1st & 2nd APPROVED
Council Member Knutson returned to Council Chambers.
AB19845 3. An Ordinance amending the 2013 Budget recognizing a $2,647,207 grant from WSDOT to provide for design and construction of the Chestnut-Bay Bridge Rehabilitation project

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND BY $2,647,207.00 AS A RESULT OF A WSDOT GRANT AWARD TO REHABILITATE THE CHESTNUT / BAY BRIDGE AND APPROPRIATING $2,647,207.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.”

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19846 4. Budget Ordinance to reinstate one Project Engineer and add one full-time and one two-year limited-term Senior Inspector positions in the Public Works Department

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $263,979.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND TO PROVIDE FOR INCREASED STAFFING LEVELS IN THE PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING DIVISION.”

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
Planning and Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Gene Knutson
AB19847 1. Discussion of Department of Ecology's new State Environmental Policy Act [SEPA] maximum threshold for exemptions

Information only.
Information only.
AB19827 2. Licensing options for residential rental properties

Information only.
Information only.
Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Stan Snapp
AB19848 1. Budget Ordinance to allow for receipt and spending of $164,000 Puget Sound Partnership Lake Whatcom Grant

“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE WATER FUND BY $164,000.00 AS A RESULT OF A PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP GRANT AWARD FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A LAKE WHATCOM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PREVENTION PROGRAM, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.”

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19849 2. Budget Ordinance authorizing funding for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) inspection staff

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING APPROPRIATIONS IN THE WATER FUND TO BE USED TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES INTO LAKE WHATCOM.”

LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB19850 1. Ordinance adopting the Bellingham Municipal Code, as revised, reformatted, indexed, codified, compiled, edited and republished by Code Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE, AS REVISED, REFORMATTED, INDEXED, CODIFIED, COMPILED, EDITED, AND REPUBLISHED BY CODE PUBLISHING COMPANY, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.”

KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
          2. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting Minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          3. Old/New Business

None presented.
Executive Session – Report and action only.
1. Potential Property Acquisition: Cancelled.Cancelled
2. Litigation: Longo v. Bellingham Police Department: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.
NO ACTION
Mayor's Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

Mayor Linville briefed Council on several items including restrictions on fireworks and the city’s interpretation; citizen complaint; getting clarification from WinCo on several issues; legislative updates. A Department Head retreat is scheduled for February 22, 2013.
AB19851 2. Mayor's appointment of David Webster to the Museum Foundation Board for Council's approval

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment of David Webster to the Museum Foundation Board, term ending February 11, 2016. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
AB19852 3. Mayor's reappointment of Alfred Arkley to the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board for Council's approval

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the Mayor’s reappointment of Alfred Arkley to the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board, term ending February 24, 2016. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
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.
AB19853 1. Ordinance to amend BMC 4.26.010 authorizing the Finance Director to use best accounting and business practices to establish department petty cash needs and limits

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE CITY’S PETTY CASH AND REVOLVING FUNDS; ESTABLISHING THE OVERALL CITY LIMIT OF $40,000.00 AND AUTHORIZING THE FINANCE DIRECTOR TO MANAGE THE AMOUNTS AND LOCATION ACCORDING TO BEST BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING PRACTICES.”
(Consent Agenda)
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19854 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period January 3, 2013 through January 10, 2013 to correct AB19837(Consent Agenda)
AB19855 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period January 18, 2013 through January 24, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB19856 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period January 25, 2013 through January 31, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB19857 5. Authorization of checks issued for payroll January 11, 2013 through January 25, 2013

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration of Ordinances
AB19829 1. AN ORDINANCE REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) CHAPTER 16.40, SHORELINES AND ADOPTING THE CITY’S 2013 SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM AS BMC TITLE 22, SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM

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

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-02-005
Ord. 2013-02-005 APPROVED
AB19832 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO FINES FOR MISDEMEANORS; AMENDING BMC 1.28.010, BMC 4.60.030, BMC 4.70.030, BMC 6.10.110, BMC 13.40.150, BMC 15.42.110, BMC 16.60.090, BMC 16.70.140, BMC 18.52.010, BMC 20.52.010, BMC 20.52.020; AND THE MAXIMUM TERM OF INCARCERATION FOR GROSS MISDEMEANORS; AMENDING BMC 6.05.220, BMC 7.08.170, BMC 10.04.060, BMC 16.55.040, BMC16.80.150, BMC 17.10.020, BMC 17.20.020

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

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-02-006
Ord. 2013-02-006 APPROVED
Other

Ted Carlson, Public Works Directed noted that there will be an open house meeting on February 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., Roosevelt Elementary School regarding the Alabama Corridor Project.
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Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:49 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, February 25, 2013


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