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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, June 18, 2012, 01:00 PM
Book: 66, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President, Terry Bornemann

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson

AB19600 1. Approval for Mayor to enter into Department of Ecology Loan for Padden Creek Daylighting in the amount of $1,426,000

Presented by: Bill Reilly, Storm & Surface Water Utility Manager

GK/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. SF concurred.

AB19601 2. Approval for Mayor to enter into Department of Ecology Grant for Padden Creek Daylighting in the amount of $500,000

Presented by: Bill Reilly, Storm & Surface Water Utility Manager

SS/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. SS concurred.

Transportation
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson

AB19579 1. 2013-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (6-year TIP)

Presented by: Chris Comeau, Public Works Transportation Planner

JW/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND REMOVAL OF PROJECT #12C AND #12E. CL concurred.

JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND REMOVAL OF PROJECT #14. There was no second.

JW/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND STRIKING NOTE "3)" FROM PAGE 2 OF THE PROJECT SUMMARY LIST (on page 16 of the agenda packet). CL concurred.

JW/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND DIRECTION TO STAFF TO REPLACE ALL VISUAL EXHIBITS ASSOCIATED WITH THE WATERFRONT WITH THE "CORE STREET GRID" ADOPTED BY COUNCIL AND PORT COMMISSIONERS APRIL 20, 2009. CL opposed. Mixed recommendation.

JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND REMOVAL OF REFERENCES TO ANY REQUIRMENT FOR ANNEXATION OF 125 ACRES, 344 RESIDENTIAL UNITS AND A NEW CORDATA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR EXTENTING W. HORTON ROAD FROM PROJECT #10 NARRATIVE. There was no second.

Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp

AB19602 1. An Ordinance to prevent the release and spread of nonindigenous aquatic invasive species infestations

Presented by: Peter Ruffatto, City Attorney
Ryan Anderson, Senior Assistant City Attorney

SS/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND REVISING ALL OCCURANCES OF THE TERM "LAKE WHATCOM" TO "LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR" AND RECOMMEND APPROVAL AS AMENDED. SF concurred.

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

Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director
Kathy Bell, Planner II

SF/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL AS AMENDED. JW, ML opposed. Mixed recommendation.


AB19590 2. Consideration of the Fairhaven Neighborhood and Urban Village Plan, development regulations and design standards

Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director
Greg Aucutt, Senior Planner
Katie Franks, Planning and Community Development Specialist II
Jackie Lynch, Planner II
Chris Koch, Planner II
Mayor Kelli Linville

CL/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED AREA & HEIGHT MAP SUBMITTED BY COUNCIL MEMBER LILLIQUIST AT THE JUNE 18, MORNING WORKSESSION.

ML opposed. Mixed recommendation.

ML MOVED TO STRIKE DESIGN REVIEW LANGUAGE "BUT NOT IMITATE" AND "BUT NOT REPLICATE". There was no second.

Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood

1. Old/New business

Closure of Bloedel Donovan Boat Launch

Jack Weiss announced that, at a future meeting, he would be proposing that Council pass an ordinance to close the boat launch at Bloedel Donovan to nonresident motorized boats. It would address 4 elements:

Additionally the Mayor will be requested to coordinate with other owners of private and public boat launches on Lake Whatcom Reservoir to minimize unintended consequences of restricted access to the Bloedel Donovan boat launch.

At 3:18 PM Council President Bornemann adjourned the meeting to Executive Session to hear the following:

Executive Session
Closed to the public. Report in the Regular Meeting only:

1. Litigation: Jewels v. City of Bellingham - (Brady – Approx. 10 min.)

2. Litigation: City of Bellingham, et al v. Department of Ecology, et al. re Squalicum Ridge Road Appeal - (Marriner – Approx. 10 min.)

3. Potential Litigation - (Marriner – Approx. 15 min.)

4. Potential Litigation: Claim No. 2012-09 - (Brady – Approx. 15 min.)

5. Potential Litigation - (Brady – Approx. 20 min.)

An item was added to the agenda:

6. Potential Litigation - (Ruffatto – Approx. 10 min.)

At 4:51 PM, Council President Bornemann announce the Executive Session would be extended minutes to 5:00 PM.



ADJOURNMENT
At 4:58 PM the meeting was called back to order and adjourned.




Terry Bornemann, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
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