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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: August 13, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    There are no additional meetings or worksessions scheduled for the next three weeks.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance

Led by Council President Bornemann.
Roll Call

Council Member Lilliquist excused.

Approval Of Minutes

None submitted.
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Presentation
AB19665 1. Department of Ecology presentation to the City for Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance Award for 2011

Information only.
Information only.
Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Finance & Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19666 1. 2013 Budget process update

Information only.
Information only.
Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
AB19667 1. Interim State Environmental Policy Act [SEPA] Categorical Exemption Levels

Information only.
Information only.
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19668 1. Number 3 Meter Boxes Bid Award, Bid #49B-2012

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to award Bid No. 49B-2012 for Number 3 Meter Boxes to Lynden Precast of Lynden, 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 $390,015.60, which includes WSST. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
AB19669 2. Informational briefing on Marina Fire Code ordinance

Information only. An ordinance will be presented at a later date.
Information only.
Waterfront Development Committee
Gene Knutson, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Michael Lilliquist; Jack Weiss
AB19670 1. Amendment to Central Waterfront Agreed Order to Perform Interim Action

KNUTSON / FLEETWOOD moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an amendment to the Central Waterfront Agreed Order No. DE 3441 with the Department of Ecology and the Port of Bellingham, to perform interim action. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

APPROVED
AB19671 2. Granary Access Transportation Alternatives

Information only.
Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
          1. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

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

None presented.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Potential Litigation and Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential litigation and potential property acquisition matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition.

WEISS / SNAPP moved to authorize the purchase of 1.71 acres of property in the Lake Whatcom watershed, located within the 3000 block of North Shore Drive and according to City Contract No. 2012-0535, from Alice Crabtree in the amount of $350,000.00. Closing is expected to be on or before August 27, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
3. Potential Property Sale: Removed from Executive Session.
Removed
Mayor’s Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

Mayor Linville announced that she has directed Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director and Ted Carlson, Public Works Director to assess city properties.

Mayor Linville explained that she has provided a media statement regarding the value we place on anyone who comes to shop in Bellingham.
AB19672 2. Mayor's reappointment of Dawn Sturwold as the Hearing Examiner for the City of Bellingham for Council's approval

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to approve the Mayor’s reappointment of Dawn Sturwold as Hearing Examiner, term ending August 24, 2014. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
AB19673 3. Mayor's appointment of Cindy Burman- Woods to the Museum Foundation Board for Council's approval

SNAPP / WEISS moved to approve the appointment of Cindy Burman-Woods to the Museum Foundation Board, term ending March 1, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
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.
AB19674 1. An Ordinance relating to the 2012 budget appropriating $45,000 from Estimated Ending Designated Reserves in the Tourism Fund to be used for additional contractual services1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19675 2. Bid Award for College Way reservoir relining, Bid #50B-2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19676 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period July 27, 2012 through August 2, 2012

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19574 1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD THE ENVIRONMENT ELEMENT AS A NEW CHAPTER.

KNUTSON / WEISS 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, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: LILLIQUIST

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-08-040
Ord. 2012-08-040 APPROVED
AB19590 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING, REPEALING THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND REPLACING IT WITH THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN VILLAGE PLAN; AMENDING THE LAND USE DEVELOPMENT CODE (TITLE 20) AND THE PROCEDURES AND ADMINISTRATION CODE (TITLE 21) FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN VILLAGE PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DESIGN STANDARDS AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

FLEETWOOD / 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, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: LILLIQUIST

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-08-041
Ord. 2012-08-041 APPROVED
AB19656 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AN $800.00 FEDERAL ALCOHOL TRAFFIC SAFETY INCENTIVE GRANT TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING A RELATED EXPENDITURE IN THE GENERAL FUND

SNAPP / WEISS 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, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: LILLIQUIST

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-08-042
Ord. 2012-08-042 APPROVED
AB19657 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $35,172 BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND

SNAPP / WEISS 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, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: LILLIQUIST

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-08-043
Ord. 2012-08-043
APPROVED
Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, September 10, 2012


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