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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: May 24, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Tuesday, May 25th, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., in the Mayor’s Boardroom, City Council’s Committee of the Whole will attend a briefing regarding the process for the Comcast Franchise Renewal process.
    On June 7, at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a Neighborhood Plan Amendment to replace the existing Mt. Baker Neighborhood with two new neighborhoods: Irongate and Barkley.
    On June 21, at 7:00 p.m., in Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a City initiated area-wide rezone of Area 17B, Guide Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood to allow all office uses as defined in Bellingham Municipal Code Section 20.08.020 O.(1) within this subarea.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Steven Trinkaus.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
SS / ML moved approval of the April 26, 2010 and May 10, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meetings as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

PUBLIC HEARING
AB18862 1. DRAFT 2011-2016 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM ALSO KNOWN AS THE 6-YEAR TIP
Public hearing held.
TB / BB moved to proceed with a worksession on June 7, 2010. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
Public hearing held.
Worksession on 6/7/10.
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
AB18863 CB 13616
1. ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR A 24 MONTH, LIMITED-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR POSITION

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $9,508.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER UTILITY FUND AND ADDING ONE NEW LIMITED TERM POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS GROUP.”
SS / BB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13616
APPROVED
AB18785 Resolution #2010-17
2. RESOLUTION ENDORSING FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM

A RESOLUTION ENDORSING FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES FOR THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM.”
SS / ML moved final approval of Resolution #2010-17. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2010-17
APPROVED
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS
AB18864 1. BID AWARD FOR 2010 WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT, 12TH STREET RESURFACING AND WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT. EW-176, BID NO. 31B-2010
BB / SS moved to award Bid No. 31B-2010 for 2010 Watermain Replacement, 12th Street Resurfacing & Watermain Replacement to Ram Construction 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 $$921,145.70. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP
AB18865 1. CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATE: PROJECTS AT BOULEVARD PARK – PATTLE POINT TRESTLE, SHORELINE IMPROVEMENTS, OVER WATER WALKWAY
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB18866 CB 13620
2. ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING FUNDS FROM THE GREENWAYS ENDOWMENT INTEREST INCOME

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TRANSFERRING $48,000.00 FROM THE ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE GREENWAYS MAINTENANCE ENDOWMENT FUND TO THE GENERAL FUND AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND.”
SF / SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13620
APPROVED
PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS
AB18867 CB 13621
1. ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE 2009 WASHINGTON STATE BUILDING CODE, THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE AND THE ELECTRICAL CODE

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 17.05.010 REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTERS 17.10, 17.16, 17.30, 17.40 AND 17.50 AND ADOPTING A NEW CHAPTER 17.10 TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE THE 2009 EDITIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE, NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS CODE, UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE, WASHINGTON STATE ENERGY CODE AND WASHINGTON CITIES ELECTRIC CODE, AS AMENDED, AS SET FORTH HEREIN.”
TB / JW moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13621
APPROVED
AB18868 2. REVIEW OF AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WHATCOM COUNTY FOR THE BENNETT / BAKERVIEW / AIRPORT DRIVE ANNEXATION AREA
TB / JW moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County concerning the Bennett / Bakerview / Airport Drive Annexation. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


Council Member Snapp left council chambers.
APPROVED
AB18687 3. PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS OF ADDITIONAL RESEARCH ON RENTAL UNIT LICENSING AND INSPECTION PROGRAMS AND DISCUSSION OF OPTIONS FOR A POSSIBLE BELLINGHAM ORDINANCE
SF / TB moved to direct staff to schedule a committee worksession at a date to be determined. MOTION CARRIED 6-0, SS out of chambers.

Council Member Snapp returned to council chambers.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB18869 4. PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS OF RESEARCH INTO POLICY OPTIONS OR REGULATING MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT SOUND IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
TB / ML moved to direct staff to draft an ordinance regulating music and entertainment sound levels based on the Austin, Texas model; and including an entertainment district or boundary, for council consideration in conjunction with a public hearing. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
          1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Weiss will bring forward two resolutions on June 7th with regard to Fleet Fuel Sourcing and Alternatives to Fossil Fuels.

Council Member Lilliquist will bring forward two ordinances proposed by the Lake Whatcom Watershed and Natural Resources Committee, regarding Lake Whatcom protection.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only
1. LITIGATION: Skeers v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on this litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
NO ACTION
2. LABOR NEGOTIATIONS: Staff provided an update on labor negotiations. Information only. 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.
AB18870 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS FOR THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION: STEVE LECOCQ FOR THE KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD AND JULIA MCLEAN FOR THE SEHOME NEIGHBORHOOD
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.
AB18871 1. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 30, 2010 TO MAY 7, 2010.(Consent Agenda)
AB18872 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MAY 7, 2010 TO MAY 14, 2010.(Consent Agenda)
AB18873 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM APRIL 16, 2010 TO APRIL 30, 2010.

TB / BB moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB18808 1. CB 13608
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BMC 13.70 MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION CONCURRENCY

TB / JW 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 #2010-05-029
Ord. 2010-05-029
APPROVED
AB18850 2. CB 13615
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 GENERAL FUND BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF A $500,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FOR THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY CREDIT ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM, APPROPRIATING $487,500.00 AND PLACING THE REMAINING $12,500.00 IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVE.

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 #2010-05-030
Ord. 2010-05-030
APPROVED
AB18852 3. CB 13617
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $75,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE TOURISM FUND FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PICKFORD FILM CENTER

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 #2010-05-031
Ord. 2010-05-031
APPROVED
AB18814 4. CB 13618
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING, TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE (PUGET SOUND) LLC, A WASHINGTON LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS, GRANTEES AND ASSIGNS, THE NONEXCLUSIVE RIGHT, PRIVILEGE, AUTHORITY AND FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, MAINTAIN, REMOVE, REPLACE, AND REPAIR EXISTING PIPELINE FACILITIES, TOGETHER WITH EQUIPMENT AND APPURTENANCES THERETO, FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND BYPRODUCTS WITHIN AND THROUGH THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM

TB / 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
NAYS: WEISS
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 6-1 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-05-032
Ord. 2010-05-032
APPROVED
AB18857 5. CB 13619
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $216,965.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF SETTLING A LEGAL DISPUTE REGARDING THE BUSINESS ACTIVITIES OF ENCOGEN NORTHWEST, L.P.

SS / TB 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 #2010-05-033
Ord. 2010-05-033
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:19 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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