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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: May 07, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    Additional City Council Meetings have been added to the Council's schedule on May 14. Committee Sessions begin at 1:00 PM and the Regular Meeting at 7:00 PM.
    On Monday, May 14, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing to consider an amendment to the City's Comprehensive Plan to add a new Environment Chapter.
    On Monday, May 21, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the Draft 2013-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (6-year TIP).
    On Saturday, May 19, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd., the City Council will hold a retreat to discuss City Departments' and City Council work plan priorities in preparation for 2013 budgeting.
    On Monday, June 4, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a Fairhaven Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Urban Village Plan.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Bornemann.
Roll Call
Stan Snapp, excused.
Approval Of Minutes
There was a question regarding a motion. Council directed staff to review the record and clarify the motion at the next regular council meeting.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Presentations
AB19560 1. Presentation to Council by Communitywise Bellingham
Information only.
Information only.
AB19561 2. Medical Marijuana and Collective Garden status report
Information only.

Information only.
Public Hearings
AB19562 1. Consideration of surplus property declarations for properties located on Meridian and Peabody streets
Public hearing held.
KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved to declare the four properties located on Meridian and Peabody Streets, surplus. MOTION CARRIED 6-0
KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved to direct staff to proceed with a negotiated sale with no additional appraisals needed. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

Public hearing held.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB19563 2. Consideration of a Site Specific Comprehensive Plan and Neighborhood Plan amendment and rezone within the Happy Valley and Fairhaven Neighborhoods

“A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE BELLINGHAM PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATION OF DENIAL FOR A SITE SPECIFIC COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE WITHIN THE HAPPY VALLEY AND FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOODS.”
Public hearing held.
WEISS / KNUTSON moved to keep the application open for four months. If an application for a street vacation has not been received, then staff is to bring the proposal back to council for further action; if application for vacation has been received, keep the application open until the conclusion of the vacation process. The motion was withdrawn.

It was the consensus of the council to direct staff to schedule a worksession on Monday, May 14th to further clarify impacts and options.
LEHMAN / WEISS moved to reopen the public hearing for written public comment until May 14, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.



BREAK
Council President Bornemann called the meeting back to order at 9:27 p.m.
Public hearing held.
-DIRECTION TO STAFF
-WRITTEN COMMENT REMAIN OPEN
Finance & Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19564 1. Financial report, 1st quarter
Information only.
Information only.
AB19565 2. An Ordinance amending the 2012 budget recognizing a $2,500,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to provide certain remedial actions at the R.G. Haley site and appropriating related expenditures in the Environmental Remediation Fund.

“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $2,500,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REMEDIAL ACTIONS AT THE R.G. HALEY SITE FOR SAFETY, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION FUND.”

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19543 1. Proposals from Potential Parkade Tenant

KNUTSON / WEISS moved to postpone to May 21, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
POSTPONED TO MAY 21, 2012

Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19573 1. Authorization for the Mayor to enter into a contract for a Puget Sound Partnership grant for Invasive Aquatic Species prevention

FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Puget Sound Partnership Grant agreement for Invasive Aquatic Species prevention. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
AB19483 1. A Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone for approximately 113 acres in Areas 5 and 6, Samish Neighborhood. Applicant: Free Spirit Enterprises, LLC. Owner: Padden Trails, LLC

WEISS / LEHMAN moved to close the written record. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

Council Member Weiss reported that during committee, the council directed staff to prepare the necessary documents modifying the Planning Commission’s recommendations, as proposed during committee.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
AB19566 1. An Ordinance to amend Bellingham Municipal Code Chapter 6.17 relating to Cable Television

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 6.17 RELATING TO CABLE TELEVISION.”

LILLIQUIST / FLEETWOOD 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
Council Member Fleetwood reported that during committee, council had directed staff to prepare a resolution of interest relating to placing a tax on the November ballot that would be dedicated to funding affordable housing.


Executive Session – Report and action only.
1. Labor Relations Update: Staff provided an update on labor negotiations. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. Litigation: In re the Estate of Dorothy Deets: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. Litigation: Squalicum Road Appeals: Staff provided an update 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 and staff will be reworking the letter to the Gateway Pacific Terminal.

Mayor Linville and staff will prepare criteria for considering below-market-based city owned property leases.

AB19567 2. Mayor's reappointment of Steve LeCocq and appointments of Vale Hartley, Terri Clarke, Dick Conoboy and Cheryl Kelly to the Mayor's neighborhood Advisory Commission
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.
AB19568 1. Bid Award for Brass Service and Threaded Fittings, Bid #23B-2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19569 2. Noise Variance for Post Point Waste Water Treatment Plant Improvements(Consent Agenda)
AB19570 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period April 13, 2012 through April 19, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19571 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period April 20, 2012 through April 26, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19572 5. Authorization of checks issued for payroll April 11, 2012 through April 25, 2012
KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of the consent agenda in its’ entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS’ ENTIRETY
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19545 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON AMENDING BMC 15.08.200, BMC 15.08.230(B), BMC 15.12.165 AND BMC 15.12.170 REGARDING FEES RELATED TO REACTIVATION OF ABANDONED WATER AND SEWER SERVICE

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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-05-025
Ord. 2012-05-025 APPROVED
AB19552 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF CLINTON STREET BETWEEN C AND DIVISION STREETS, ABUTTING LOT 8, BLOCK 1 AND LOT 1, BLOCK 2, WHATCOM SUPPLEMENTAL, ALL WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM

WEISS / 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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-05-026
Ord. 2012-05-026 APPROVED
AB19553 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-05-027
Ord. 2012-05-027
APPROVED
AB19554 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET REALLOCATING EXPENDITURES IN VARIOUS FUNDS TO PROVIDE FOR A REORGANIZATION OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT STAFF, AND PLACING THE ESTIMATED $42,359.00 SURPLUS FOR 2012 IN ENDING RESERVES

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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-05-028
Ord. 2012-05-028
APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:06 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, May 14, 2012
Deadline to submit material for the public hearing for
inclusion in the published agenda packet:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012; 10 AM


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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