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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: February 13, 2012

Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On February 27, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Board Room there will be a Special Meeting of the Council for the purpose of work planning.
    On Monday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding the Padden Trails rezone request.

Transportation Benefit District No. 1
    On Monday, February 13, 12:00 p.m. - 12:55 p.m., in Council Chambers, there will be a meeting of the TBD #1, Board of Directors to discuss WTA projects

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Bornemann.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of the January 23, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
Presentation
AB19451 1. Presentation of Employee Recognition Awards
Information only.
Information only.
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Public Hearing

AB19452 1. Public Hearing to receive comment on State Auditor’s Office Performance Audit on Construction Change Order Pricing

Public hearing held.
Information only.
Information only.
Finance & Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19453 1. Ordinance approving the advance refunding of the outstanding 2004 Water and Sewer Revenue bonds.

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF WATER AND SEWER REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS OF THE CITY IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $3,550,000 TO REFUND CERTAIN OUTSTANDING WATER AND SEWER REVENUE BONDS AND TO PAY COSTS OF ISSUING THE BONDS; PROVIDING THE FORM AND TERMS OF THE BONDS; APPROVING AN ESCROW DEPOSIT AGREEMENT; AND DELEGATING THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE THE FINAL TERMS OF THE BONDS.”
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
AB19454 2. Ordinance approving the advance refunding of the outstanding 2004 Limited Tax General Obligation bonds

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF LIMITED TAX GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS OF THE CITY IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $15,430,000 TO REFUND CERTAIN OUTSTANDING LIMITED TAX GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND TO PAY COSTS OF ISSUING THE BONDS; PROVIDING THE FORM AND TERMS OF THE BONDS; APPROVING AN ESCROW DEPOSIT AGREEMENT; AND DELEGATING THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE THE FINAL TERMS OF THE BONDS.”
LILLIQUIST / WEISS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
AB19455 1. Update on drafting the Economic Development Element of the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan
Information only.
Information only.
AB18851

2. Ordinance to appropriate $250,000 in Federal Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant funds to support the Community Energy Challenge

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING THE RETURN OF $250,000.00 OF FEDERAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT FUNDS AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND.”
WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
Transportation
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19456 1. Approval of Interlocal Agreement between the City, County and Port of Bellingham for West Bakerview Overpass project (ES-462)
LEHMAN / WEISS moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Funding Agreement with the Port of Bellingham and Whatcom County for the West Bakerview Overpass Project (ES-462). MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19457 2. Ordinance relating to the 2012 Budget appropriating $500,000 in Port funds and $100,000 in Whatcom County Roads funds for the West Bakerview Overpass project (ES-462)

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING $600,000.00 IN ADDITIONAL REVENUE FROM AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PORT OF BELLINGHAM, WHATCOM COUNTY, AND THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE STREET FUND.” (ES-462)
LEHMAN / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
AB19458 3. Approval of Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County for EDI Grant and Loan for West Bakerview Overpass project (ES-462)
LEHMAN / SNAPP moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Economic Development Investment (EDI) Program Interlocal Loan and Grant Agreement with Whatcom County (ES-462). MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19459 4. Ordinance relating to the 2012 Budget appropriating $650,000 in Whatcom County EDI funds for the West Bakerview Overpass project (ES-462)

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $300,000.00 WHATCOM COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT (EDI) GRANT AND $350,000.00 IN ADDITIONAL REVENUE FROM A WHATCOM COUNTY EDI INTERGOVERNMENTAL LOAN TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE STREET FUND.” (ES-462)
LEHMAN / LILLIQUIST moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
AB19460 5. Ordinance relating to the 2012 Budget appropriating a $1,500,000 Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Grant for the West Bakerview Overpass project (ES-462)

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $1,500,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARD TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE STREET FUND.” (ES-462)
LEHMAN / WEISS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19395 1. Potential expansion of space in the Parkade for the Bellingham Railway Museum
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to approve the request for the expansion of the Bellingham Railway Museum into adjoining space as presented.
FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved to table the proposal to the next regular meeting. The motion was withdrawn.
FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved to postpone consideration until February 27, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, KNUTSON opposed.
Council provided direction to staff to: research the possibilities of a month-to-month lease with the Bellingham Railway Museum; determine how alternative proposals will be considered.

POSTPONED TO 2/27/12 w/DIRECTION TO STAFF
Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19418 1. Interlocal Agreement with the Whatcom County Health Department to provide On-site Septic System (OSS) inspection services in the Lake Whatcom Watershed
FLEETWOOD / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County to provide an On-site Sewage System (OSS ) Management Program in the Lake Whatcom Watershed. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, WEISS opposed.
APPROVED
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
AB19235 2. Ordinance to increase the watershed surcharge for Lake Whatcom Watershed property acquisition and stormwater program
FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading.
FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved to amend the effective date to May 1, 2012. MOTION APPROVED 5-2, KNUTSON, BORNEMANN opposed.
(MAIN) MOTION APPROVED 5-2, KNUTSON, BORNEMANN opposed.

1st & 2nd APPROVED AS AMENDED
          3. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          4. Old/New business
Council Member Fleetwood announced the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival starting February 16, 2012 at the Pickford Theatre and Fairhaven College Auditorium.
Executive Session – Report and action only.
1. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. Litigation: Janke v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
4. Litigation: Whitworth Park, LLC v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Direction given.
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to authorize the City to make an offer of judgment in an amount not to exceed $130,000.00, in addition to costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by Plaintiff as of the date of this offer, as full and final resolution of all issues, claims, and causes of action raised in Plaintiff’s Complaint against the City. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
5. Litigation: Governors Point Development Company v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
NO ACTION
Mayor’s Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed.
Mayor Linville thanked Pat Hite for her years of service on the Civil Service Commission; John Carter, Finance Director and his staff for the refunding bond process, which will provide a better interest rate for the city. Additionally, she extended her condolences to David Reeck, who lost his father today. Information only.
AB19461 2. Mayor’s appointment of Dick Skeers to the Public Works Advisory Board
Information only.
Information only.
AB19462 3. Mayor’s appointment of Meredith Ross, Markku Kanervikkoaho, and Lauren McClanahan to the Sister Cities Advisory Board
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.
AB19463 1. Water treatment chemical bid for Soda Ash at the Water Treatment Plant (6B-2012)(Consent Agenda)
AB19464 2. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from January 13, 2012 to January 19, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19465 3. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from January 20, 2012 to January 26, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19466 4. Authorization of check issue for payroll from January 11, 2012 to January 25, 2012

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its’ entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS’ ENTIRETY
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19446 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $10,000.00 STATE CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION OF THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE FOR AN HISTORIC RESOURCE INVENTORY OF DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND

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, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-02-003
Ord. 2012-03-003 APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:33 p.m.


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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