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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 25, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    February 8 - Public Hearing WTA Levy @ 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers.
      February 8 - Employee Recognition @ 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers.
      January 26 - 27, Council Members Terry Bornemann, Seth Fleetwood, Michael Lilliquist and Stan Snapp will be attending the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Action Conference in Olympia.
      February 22, @ 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding the docket of proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments for 2010

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

    Council President Knutson requested a moment of silence for the people of Haiti and the late Gene Hoagland.
    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
    Led by Mayor Dan Pike.
    ROLL CALL
    All present.
    APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    BB / TB moved approval of the January 11, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    APPROVED
    15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD


    PUBLIC HEARING
    AB18727 1. A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE QUASI JUDICIAL REZONE OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1906 WILSON AVENUE

    Public hearing held and continued to February 8th .
    POSTPONED TO 2/8. PUBLIC HEARING WILL REMAIN OPEN
    EXECUTIVE SESSION
          1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction was provided to staff. No action was taken.
    NO ACTION
    FINANCE & PERSONNEL
    MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN;
    MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
    AB18728 1. SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES COUNCIL UPDATE
    Information only.
    TB / BB moved to direct staff to prepare a resolution in support of the Balle National Conference. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    INFO ONLY
    PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
    MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS
    AB18729 1. APPOINTMENT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CAPITAL FACILITIES ADVISORY TASK FORCE (CFTF) FOR COUNCIL’S APPROVAL
    BB / SS moved to authorize the Mayor to appoint the following citizens to the Capital Facilities Advisory Task Force to assist the City Finance Director and who will join the representative of the Council’s Finance & Personnel (Stan Snapp) and Planning & Community Development (Terry Bornemann) Committees on the body: Scott Miles, Edie Norton, Andy Law, Dave Finet, Barbara Ryan, Bruce Clawson, John Stewart, Mark Asmundson, Karen Funston, Eric Hirst and Greg Sundberg. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

    Council Member Buchanan reported that he has been appointed alternate for the Finance and Personnel Committee and Michael Lilliquist has been appointed alternate for the Planning Community Development Committee.
    APPROVED
    TRANSPORTATION
    MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
    AB18730 CB 13592
    1. AN ORDINANCE FOR APPROPRIATION OF GRANT FUNDS FROM AMERICAN RECOVERY AND INVESTMENT ACT FOR THE RESURFACING OF BAKERVIEW AND HANNEGAN ROADS, ES-414

    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $1,600,000.00 OF ADDITIONAL REVENUE AND EXPENSES FOR THE BAKERVIEW & HANNEGAN / WOBURN OVERLAY PROJECT.”
    JW / SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    CB 13592
    APPROVED
    PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
    MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD;
    MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS
    AB18731 1. A PROPOSAL ESTABLISHING THE SCOPE OF THE REQUIRED 2011 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE
    BB / ML moved to direct staff to include an Economic Development Chapter in the Comprehensive Plan. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, TB opposed.
    DIRECTION TO STAFF
    AB18732 2. PRESENTATION OF BELLINGHAM EMPLOYMENT LANDS STUDY – PHASE II
    Information only.
    INFO ONLY
    AB18587 3. A WORKSESSION TO CONSIDER EXCEPTIONS TO THE 90,000 SQUARE FOOT SIZE LIMIT FOR RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS
    Committee directed staff to continue consideration to the February 8, 2010 meeting to consider the proposal for a balanced approach to Big Box retailers and to schedule a Public Hearing.
    POSTPONED TO 2/8/10
    COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
    CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
            1. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
    Council Member Weiss reported that the City Council will be holding a Public Hearing on February 8th with regard to the WTA Levy.

    Council Member Bornemann thanked all those involved and who attended the Martin Luther King Celebration.

    MAYOR’S REPORT
            1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only. No items presented.
    AB18733 2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF MICHAEL REED TO THE SEHOME HILL ARBORETUM BOARD OF GOVERNORS
    Information only.
    INFO ONLY
    AB18734 3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF KELLY HART TO THE TOURISM COMMISSION
    Information only.
    INFO 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. Committee review has taken place during the afternoon session on most of these items. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
    AB18735 CB 13593
    1. RECLASSIFICATION OF JOB DUTIES IN PARKING SERVICES

    “AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE PARKING SERVICES FUND POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS TRANSPORTATION GROUP, WHERE NO APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF FUNDS IS REQUIRED.”
    CB 13593
    (Consent Agenda)
    AB18736 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM DECEMBER 18, 2009 TO DECEMBER 31, 2009.(Consent Agenda)
    AB18737 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM DECEMBER 31, 2009 TO JANUARY 8, 2010.(Consent Agenda)
    AB18738 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JANUARY 8, 2010 TO JANUARY 15, 2010.(Consent Agenda)
    AB18739 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM DECEMBER 16, 2009 TO DECEMBER 31, 2009.

    BB / TB moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
    FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
    AB18719 1. CB 13590
    AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATED TO LEASING OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY, AMENDING BMC SECTION 4.88.015 TO REFLECT OWNERSHIP CHANGES IN PROPERTIES, AND ADD THE FEDERAL BUILDING LEASES TO THE EXEMPTION SECTION.

    TB / BB 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-01-005
    Ord. 2010-01-005
    APPROVED
    AB18721 2. CB 13591
    AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 15.04.105 REGARDING FEES FOR SEWER LIEN FILINGS.

    JW / SS 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-01-006
    Ord. 2010-01-006
    APPROVED
    ADJOURNMENT
    There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:17 p.m.


    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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