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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: September 12, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Monday, September 26th, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the preliminary 2012 General Fund Revenue Budget including the property tax levy.
    On Monday, September 26th, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding an update to the Sehome Neighborhood Plan.
    On Monday, September 26th, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the Comcast Franchise Agreement renewal. Please see http://www.cob.org/comcast for more details.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Fire Chief Bill Boyd.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the August 15, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

PRESENTATION(S)
AB19308 1. Veteran Support Services presentation

Information only.
Information only.
AB19309 2. Washington Conservation Corps presentation

Information only.
Information only.
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Members: Chair, Seth Fleetwood; Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Gene Knutson
AB19310 1. Natural Resources Committee Quarterly Update

Information only.
Information only.
Planning & Community Development
Members: Chair, Jack Weiss; Michael Lilliquist; Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19311 1. Authorization of Management Services Agreement with Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism

WEISS / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Management Services Agreement with Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism for a term of four years. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19312 2. City Center Master Plan project update

No direction given. Information only.
Information only.
Public Works / Public Safety
Members: Chair, Barry Buchanan; Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19313 1. Bid Award for 2011 Trenchless Sewer Replacement Project, Bid No. 54-B-2011

BUCHANAN /WEISS moved to award Bid No. 54B-2011 for 2011 Trenchless Sewer Replacement Project to Interwest Construction, Inc. of Burlington, 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 $594,589.00, which includes WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19314 2. Resolution to adopt the Whatcom County Multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE WHATCOM COUNTY MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN, DATED AUGUST 8, 2011.”

BUCHANAN / LILLIQUIST moved final approval of Resolution #2011-19. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2011-19
APPROVED
AB19315 3. Resolution eliminating the Fire Department’s annual renewal fee for Fire Operational permits and reduction of permit fees for retail sale of fireworks

A RESOLUTION ELIMINATING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL RENEWAL FEE FOR OPERATIONAL PERMITS AND REDUCING THE PERMIT FEE FOR THE RETAIL SALE OF FIREWORKS.”

BUCHANAN / BORNEMANN moved final approval of Resolution #2011-20. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2011-20
APPROVED
AB19116 4. Sunnyland Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) Project Update

Information only.
Information only.
Finance & Personnel
Members: Chair, Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Seth Fleetwood
AB19316 1. Staff reorganization at Civic Athletic Complex

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET REORGANIZING STAFFING IN THE PARK DEPARTMENT RECREATION DIVISION FOR THE CIVIC FIELD ATHLETIC COMPLEX, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF FUNDS IS REQUIRED.”

LILLIQUIST / BUCHANAN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
AB19317 2. Budget Amendment allocating funds to purchase approximately 82 acres of land from Washington Federal Savings Bank

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET AUTHORIZING A LOAN UP TO $3,400,000.00 FROM THE GREENWAYS MAINTENANCE ENDOWMENT FUND TO THE GREENWAYS III FUND, APPROPRIATING $3,400,000.00 IN THE GREENWAYS MAINTENANCE ENDOWMENT FUND FOR THE INTERFUND LOAN, TRANSFERRING $500,000 PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED FOR LAND ACQUISITIONS IN THE PARK IMPACT FEE FUND TO THE GREENWAYS III FUND, AND APPROPRIATING $3,908,000.00 IN THE GREENWAYS III FUND FOR PURCHASE OF LAND KNOWN AS CHUCKANUT RIDGE AND 2011 PAYMENT ON THE INTERFUND LOAN.”

FLEETWOOD / BUCHANAN moved to amend the proposed ordinance as follows:
      Whereas #6: delete “and loan repayments are budgeted in the Greenways III budget”; and
      Section 1, paragraph 3: delete “Principal repayment are pledged to be made from any and all funds dedicated for the purpose of acquiring park land.”
MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading as amended. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, WEISS, SNAPP opposed.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED AS AMENDED
Committee Of The Whole
Chair, Stan Snapp
AB19318 1. Update of progress of Police, Public Works and Information Technology Services departments’ key objectives

Information only.
Information only.
          2. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

None submitted at evening meeting.
          3. Old/New business

Council Member Weiss attended the grand opening of three schools in the community: Cordata Elementary, Whatcom Middle School and St. Paul Academy and shared his pleasure of those visits. He encouraged others to visit the schools.
Executive Session – Report and action only.
1. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction provided to staff to bring forward an ordinance to City Council for finding public use and necessity for partial acquisition of property located at 3545 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA in connection with a project to improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection of McLeod Road and Northwest Avenue.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
2. Litigation: Tomczak v. Ecology: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.
NO ACTION
3. Receive and evaluate a complaint against a public official: Council discussed a complaint against a public official. 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.
AB19319 2. Mayor’s reappointment of Jan Hayes to the Design Review Board for Council’s approval

WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of Jan Hayes to the Design Review Board for a term ending September 25, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19320 3. Mayor’s appointment of Robert Hendricks to the Greenway Advisory Committee for Council’s approval

KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Robert Hendricks to the Greenway Advisory Committee for a partial term ending March 30, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19321 4. Mayor’s appointment of William Dubay and Steve Crooks to the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission for the Cordata Neighborhood 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.
AB19322 1. Ordinance for a budget amendment to allow for receipt and spending of a Washington State Traffic Safety Commission grant of $8,300.00.

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF AN $8,300.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND MINOR EQUIPMENT, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19323 2. Ordinance appropriating funds from the Department of Ecology for habitat restoration into the 2011 budget.

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE AND APPROPRIATING $88,000.00 IN THE WATER FUND FROM A DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19324 3. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from August 5, 2011 to August 11, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19325 4. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from August 12, 2011 to August 18, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19326 5. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from August 19, 2011 to August 25, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19327 6. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from August 26, 2011 to September 1, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19328 7. Authorization of check issue for payroll from August 11, 2011 to August 25, 2011

KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its’ entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB19210 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, GRANTING CASCADE NATURAL GAS CORPORATION, A WASHINGTON CORPORATION, THE RIGHT, PRIVILEGE AND AUTHORITY AND FRANCHISE TO SET, ERECT, CONSTRUCT, SUPPORT, ATTACH, CONNECT AND STRETCH FACILITIES BETWEEN, MAINTAIN, REPAIR, REPLACE, ENLARGE, OPERATE AND USE FACILITIES IN, UPON, UNDER, ALONG AND ACROSS THE FRANCHISE AREA FOR PURPOSES OF TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF NATURAL GAS

KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST 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 2011-09-050
Ord. 2011-09-050 APPROVED
AB19294 2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $98,260.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GOLF COURSE FUND TO DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT EQUIPMENT WASHING AREAS, PLAN AND PERMIT GOLF COURSE POND RENOVATIONS, AND COMPLETE CLUBHOUSE PAINTING

BORNEMANN / 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-09-051
Ord. 2011-09-051
APPROVED
AB19296 3. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $125,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE WATER FUND FOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO THE NOOKSACK DIVERSION DAM PIPELINE

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance 2011-09-052
Ord. 2011-09-052
APPROVED
AB19298 4. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 2.56.050, SECTION (C), RELATING TO LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ASSESSMENT ROLL HEARINGS AND APPEALS OF HEARING EXAMINER RECOMMENDATIONS

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN 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 2011-09-053
Ord. 2011-09-053
APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:18 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, September 26, 2011


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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