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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: April 16, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, May 3, at 12:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Joint meeting of the Bellingham City Council and the Port of Bellingham Commissioners.
    On Monday, May 7, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a rezone of property between Area 5 of the Happy Valley Neighborhood and Area 2A of the Fairhaven Neighborhood in the 1400 block of 14th Street from Residential to Commercial.
    On Monday, May 14, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding an amendment to the City’s Comprehensive Plan to add a new Environmental Element Chapter.

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
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval of the March 26, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period
Presentation [Item 2 was presented first.]
AB19524 2. Review of Squalicum Harbor boathouse fire

Information only.
Information only.
AB19523 1. Resolution honoring Western Washington University

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO RECOGNIZE WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY VIKINGS DIVISION II MEN’S BASKETBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.”

KNUTSON / WEISS moved final approval of Resolution #2012-09. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2012-09 APPROVED
Transportation
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19525 1. Transportation Commission Update

Information only.
Information only.
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19526 1. Filter-clogging algae mitigation evaluation
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to approve the Dissolved Air Floatation technology alternative and direct staff to add it to the City’s Water System Comprehensive Plan. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, WEISS opposed.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
AB19527 1. Update on Homeless Service Center
Information only.
Information only.
AB19528 2. Update on 1100 Cornwall Avenue project
Information only.
Information only.
AB19376 3. Final consideration of a new City/County interlocal agreement concerning planning, annexation and development review in Bellingham’s urban growth area.
WEISS / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County concerning planning, annexation and development within the Bellingham Urban Growth Area (UGA). MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19483 4. 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

Evening Worksession.
LEHMAN moved to approve the Planning Commission’s recommendation. There was no second and the motion died.
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to approve the memo submitted by Council Member Lilliquist which assesses the current proposal and applies new findings and conclusions.
FLEETWOOD / KNUTSON moved to refer discussion [of the memo] to the Planning Committee as soon as possible. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, BORNEMANN opposed.
KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved to reconsider Council Member Lilliquist’s motion. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, LILLIQUIST, WEISS opposed.
LILLIQUIST withdrew his motion.
FLEETWOOD / KNUTSON moved to return the proposal to committee for further consideration and directed staff to schedule a Planning Committee meeting on Monday, April 23, 2010; 10:00 a.m. – Noon. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, BORNEMANN opposed.


KNUTSON left chambers.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB19484 5. Development Agreement associated with 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

Evening worksession.
LEHMAN / LILLIQUIST moved to deny the development agreement. MOTION CARRIED 6-0, KNUTSON out of chambers.

KNUTSON returned to chambers.
DENIED
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
AB19529 1. Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence annual presentation
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 Lehman announced that she and Council President Bornemann will be working as an ad hoc committee to determine ways that the committees can perform more effectively, and will report back to council.

Council Member Lehman asked for direction on how to respond to a letter from a Seattle City Council member. Council President Bornemann explained that if she would like council to address the letter, then she would need to bring it forward to council.


Executive Session – Report & Action
1. Potential Litigation: Staff provided an update on a potential litigation matter. Direction was provided to staff. no action was taken.NO ACTION
2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided an update on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. Litigation: City of Bellingham v. Whatcom County and Caitac: 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. Information only.

Mayor Linville noted that she would have a report for council regarding Chuckanut Ridge by April 26, 2012.

Mayor Linville will be reviewing earlier findings regarding the Gateway Pacific Terminal and will determine if those findings will be resubmitted to the Department of Ecology, or if changes need to be made.
AB19530 2. Mayor’s appointment of Garrett O’Brien to the Planning and Development Commission
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Garrett O’Brien to the Planning and Development Commission, term ending April 16, 2016. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19531 3. Mayor’s appointment of Charles Law to the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Commission
Information only.
Information only.
AB19532 4. Mayor’s appointment of Karen Stuen 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.
AB19533 1. Resolution adding May 14, 2012 to the schedule of Council Meeting datesRes. 2012-10
(Consent Agenda)
AB19534 2. Interlocal Agreement for Automatic Aid and Training Facility Use Agreement between North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services and Bellingham Fire Department(Consent Agenda)
AB19535 3. An Ordinance relating to the 2012 Budget appropriating $100,000 from Estimated Ending Undesignated Reserves in the General Fund for payment to American Traffic Solutions.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $100,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PROVIDE FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE CITY’S CONTRACT WITH AMERICAN TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS (ATS).”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19536 4. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from March 9, 2012 to March 15, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19537 5. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from March 16, 2012 to March 22, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19538 6. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from March 23, 2012 to March 29, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19539 7. Authorization of check issue for payroll from March 10, 2012 to March 23, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19540 8. Authorization of check issue for payroll from March 24, 2012 to April 10, 2012

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its’ entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS’ ENTIRETY
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19507 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECONCILING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUDGETED ESTIMATED 2012 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES AND ACTUAL 2012 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES, AND PLACING THE DIFFERENCES IN THE ENDING RESERVE BALANCES FOR A NET RESERVE INCREASE OF $47,892,856.00


KNUTSON / SNAPP 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 #2012-04-018
Ord. 2012-04-018 APPROVED
AB19508 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $14,444,030.90 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2011 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR END CLOSING, FROM REVENUE AND ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES.

KNUTSON / SNAPP 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 #2012-04-019
Ord. 2012-04-019 APPROVED
AB19509 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $41,154,197.38 IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED IN 2011 BUT WERE NOT OBLIGATED BY PURCHASE ORDER OR CONTRACT BY YEAR END, FROM ESTIMATED RESERVES AND REVENUE, AND PLACING $32,383.23 IN ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED AND UNDESIGNATED RESERVES

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-04-020
Ord. 2012-04-020 APPROVED
AB19512 4. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON ACCEPTING BEQUEST OF PROPERTY FROM ALLYN C. DEETS

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-04-021
Ord. 2012-04-021 APPROVED
AB19518 5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $65,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS FUND TO BE USED FOR UPGRADING AND REPLACING FINANCIAL SYSTEM SOFTWARE
LEHMAN / 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 #2012-04-022
Ord. 2012-04-022 APPROVED
AB19519 6. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $68,424.00 GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO THE BELLINGHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE EXTRICATION SYSTEM TOOLS, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-04-023
Ord. 2012-04-023 APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, April 23, 2012


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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