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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 13, 2014

Call to Order
Announcements:
    The City Council tries to create consistency in the timing of the more active and substantive committee meetings. However, there are occasions in which this would create an inefficient structure in relation to other committee meetings, as was the case for setting this agenda. The Public Works/Public Safety Committee will usually meet at 9:00 AM and Planning Committee will usually meet at 10:30 AM on Monday mornings when practical. The Council President and Committee Chairs reserve the right to make adjustments for a more efficient use of time and resources. Agendas are published on the Council's "Meeting Materials" webpage on Thursdays prior to a meeting, allowing for the public to have notice of changes.

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

Pledge Of Allegiance

Led by Council President Lehman.
Roll Call

All present.
15-Minute Public Comment Period
Public Hearing
AB20261 1. Amendment to the Cornwall Park Neighborhood Plan and Bellingham Municipal Code 20.00.050 to remove the requirement to extend Orchard Place between West Orchard Drive and Baker Street

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AMENDING AREAS 2 AND 3 OF THE CORNWALL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND SECTION 20.00.050 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE.”

Public hearing held.
KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
1ST & 2ND APPROVED
AB20262 2. An update to the 2008 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan, Chapter 7 of the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan

Public hearing held.
LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved to refer to the Parks & Recreation Committee. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
Referred to committee
Public Works / Public Safety
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Michael Lilliquist, Jack Weiss

Council Member Murphy stepped out of Chambers.
AB20263 1. Bid Award for 2014 Portland Cement Concrete Repairs, Bid #83B-2013

BORNEMANN / WEISS moved to award Bid No.83B-2013 for Portland Cement Concrete Repairs to S&S Construction, Inc. of Bellingham, Washington as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid which is $247,850.00. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

Council Member Murphy returned to Chambers.
APPROVED
AB20264 2. Bid Award for 2014 Portland Asphalt Pavement Repairs,
Bid #85B-2013

BORNEMANN / WEISS moved to award Bid No. 85B-2013 for Portland Asphalt Pavement Repairs to Western Refinery Services of Ferndale, Washington as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid which is $353,600.00. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB20265 3. Authorization for the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County, for Economic Development Investments (EDI) Grant and Loan for North End Regional Stormwater Facility.

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Economic Development Investment (EDI) Program, Interlocal Loan and Grant Agreement with Whatcom County for North End Regional Stormwater Facility Project. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
Community and Economic Development
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Pinky Vargas
AB20266 1. Amending Affordable Housing Covenant for Harborview Apartments

“A RESOLUTION MODIFYING CONDITIONS FOR THE TRANSFER OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY TO THE BELLINGHAM HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSING.”

KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved final approval of Resolution #2014-01. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. #2014-01 APPROVED
Committee Of The Whole
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson; Pinky Vargas; Terry Bornemann; Michael Lilliquist; Roxanne Murphy
          1. Approval of Minutes

The following regular City Council meeting minutes were approved as submitted.

LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved approval of the December 2, 2013 and December 16, 2013 minutes of the regular meetings. MOTION CARRIED 5-0-2, Murphy and Vargas abstain.

KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of the December 9, 2013 minutes of the regular meeting. MOTION CARRIED 4-0-3, Lehman, Murphy and Vargas abstain.

LILLIQUIST / WEISS moved approval of the January 6, 2014 reorganization meeting minutes. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
          2. Old/New business
Staff clarified that the Sunnyland Neighborhood Plan is currently on the docket.

Brian Heinrich announced the retirement of Fire Chief Christensen.

Brian Heinrich noted that the Mayor did not award a contract for the Peg proposal. She will work with the Peg Committee.
Mayor's Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
Brian Heinrich, reporting for Mayor Linville.
AB20267 2. Mayor's reappointment of Alexandra Wiley, Mike Smith and Trish Harding to the Bellingham Arts Commission for Council's approval

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of Alexandra Wiley, Mike Smith and Trish Harding terms ending January 1, 2017 to the Bellingham Arts Commission. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB20268 3. Mayor's reappointment of Alexandra Wiley to the Historic Preservation Commission for Council's approval

BORNEMANN / WEISS moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of Alexandra Wiley, term ending January 1, 2017, to the Historic Preservation Commission. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB20269 4. Mayor's reappointment of Rick Qualls to the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence for Council's information

Information only.
Information only.
AB20270 5. Mayor's reappointment of Jim Emerson to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for Council's information

Information only.
Information only.
AB20271 6. Mayor's reappointment of Kelly Hart to the Tourism Commission for Council's information

Information only.
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.
AB20272 1. Close the Little Squalicum / Oeser Settlement Fund

AN ORDINANCE CLOSING THE LITTLE SQUALICUM OESER SETTLEMENT FUND.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB20273 2. Interlocal Agreement between the City and the Port of Bellingham for mutual use of facilities(Consent Agenda)
AB20274 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period December 6, 2013 through December 12, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20275 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period December 13, 2013 through December 19, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20276 5. Authorization of checks issued for pay period December 20, 2013 through January 2, 2014(Consent Agenda)
AB20277 6. Authorization of checks issued for payroll December 11, 2013 through December 23, 2013

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration of Ordinances - None
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:51 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting:
Monday, January 27, 2014


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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