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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, July 02, 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

Transportation
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson

AB19612 1. Ordinance to appropriate Federal funds and amend the 2012 Budget for conversion of pedestrian crossing signals to numerical countdown displays

Presented by: Chris Comeau, Public Works Transportation Planner

JW/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. CL concurred.

AB19613 2. Ordinance to appropriate Federal funds and amend 2012 Budget for installation of safety improvement to the Alabama Street corridor

Presented by: Chris Comeau, Public Works Transportation Planner

JW/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. CL concurred.

Parks And Recreation
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Stan Snapp; Jack Weiss

AB19592 1. Bloedel Donovan Park Master Plan Amendment

Presented by: James King, Parks and Recreation Director
Leslie Bryson, Parks and Recreation Design and Development Manager

SS/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL AS SUBMITTED. SF concurred.

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

AB19614 1. Public Works Department reorganization - Natural Resources Division

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

INFORMATION ONLY.

AB19602 2. An Ordinance of the City of Bellingham to prevent the release and spread of nonindigenous Aquatic Invasive Species infestations

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

ML/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL FOR THIRD AND FINAL READING AS AMENDED TO INCLUDE NOXIOUS WEEDS AND CHANGE OF REFERENCE FROM "LAKE WHATCOM" TO "LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR". SF concurred.

Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood

AB19615 1. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan Briefing

Presented by: David Stalheim, Planning and Community Development Block Grant Manager

INFORMATION ONLY

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

AB19616 1. Library update

Presented by: Pam Kiesner, Library Director

INFORMATION ONLY

AB19483 2. Resolution denying the Padden Trails Comprehensive Plan amendment and rezone

Presented by: Greg Aucutt, Senior Planner

JW/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND STRIKING "CHANGED COMMUNITY VALUES" SECTION ON PAGE 4 OF FINDINGS OF FACT. TB opposed. Mixed recommendation.

JW/TB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. A vote was not taken.

AB19590 3. Consideration of the Fairhaven Neighborhood and Urban Village Plan, development regulations and design standards

Presented by: Greg Aucutt, Senior Planner
Chris Comeau, Public Works Transportation Planner
Mayor Kelli Linville

JW/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND CHANGING TRAFFIC IMPACT FEE REDUCTION BOUNDARIES TO INCLUDE THE COMMERCIAL CORE AND I-3 AREA. CL opposed. Mixed recommendation.

CL/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND ADOPTION OF THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION AND EXPAND THE TRAFFIC IMPACT FEE REDUCTION BOUNDARIES TO THE ENTIRE DISTRICT.
JW, ML opposed. Mixed recommendation.

GK/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND COMBINING I-2 AND I-3 AND ALLOW OFFICE AND MIXED USES. The motion carried 7-0.

TB/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND REMOVING HOTEL/MOTEL USE IN I-2 AND I-3. CL, SF opposed. Mixed recommendation.

GK/SS MOVED TO AMEND THE THEIGHT LIMIT ON THE IMUS PROPERTY AT 11TH AND MILL TO BE 42 FEET FOR THE FIRST 100 FEET NORTH OF MILL, THE REST OF WHICH IS CHANGED TO 35 FEET TO THE INDUSTRIAL AREA BOUNDARY. CL, TB, JW opposed. Mixed recommendation.

AB19617 4. Staff update on potential rail issues associated with the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Todd Carlson, Washington Department of Transportation

INFORMATION ONLY

AB19618 5. Resolution requesting that certain potential on and off-site impacts associated with the Gateway Pacific Terminal be analyzed as part of the SEPA and NEPA processes

Presented by: Mayor Kelli Linville
Steve Sundin, Planner II

POSTPONED TO JULY 23.

At 4:15 PM Council President Bornemann adjourned to Executive Session to hear the following:

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

1. Potential Litigation - Initiative 2012-2 - (Erb – Approx. 5 min.)

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

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

4. Potential Litigation - (Ruffatto - Approx 5 min.)

5. Potential Property Acquisition - (Ruffatto – Approx. 15 min.)

At 5:07 PM the meeting was called back to order

AB19619 6. Resolution related to Initiative 2012-2, the Bellingham Community Bill of Rights

Presented by: Peter Ruffatto, City Attorney

SF/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND REJECTION. GK, JW opposed. Mixed recommendation

7. Old/New business Gateway Pacific Terminal project

Michael Lilliquist requested a follow up letter to the County SEPA officials reiterating the City's request to insure accuracy and completeness of the project description and to specifically inquire of the applicants if siding will be part of the project. He provided a copy of a draft letter for review. Mayor Linville reported that she has put together a city team for the project. Steve Sundin has been assigned to the team to watch all timeframes in the process so no opportunities for input will be missed.

The request to send the letter was approved by unanimous consent.

Granary Building

Jack Weiss announced that he wants Council to draft a Resolution to the Port to stop demolition of the Granary Building pending additional study of potential reuse. He will bring a proposal for the Resolution to the Waterfront Committee.

Community Bill of Rights

Michael Lilliquist asked if there would be interest among the Council Members in proposing an alternative ballot measure in the event the Court strikes down initiative 2012-2. He volunteered to draft alternative proposition for the ballot omitting the language causing it to be stricken. Members Lehman and Weiss indicated their interest. Mr. Lilliquist agreed to start working on it.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:11 PM.



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