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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, October 24, 2011, 01:00 PM
Book: 65, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President, Stan Snapp

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION


Finance & Personnel
Members: Chair, Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Seth Fleetwood

AB19351 1. Review of 3rd quarter Finance Report

Presented by: John Carter, Finance Director

INFORMATION ONLY

Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Members: Chair, Seth Fleetwood; Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Gene Knutson

AB19336 1. Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program Recommendation

Presented by: Clare Fogelsong, Environmental Resources Manager

GK/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND SUPPORT FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS. The motion carried 4-0.

Planning & Community Development
Members: Chair, Jack Weiss; Michael Lilliquist; Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson

AB19352 1. Resolution amending the 2011 Action Plan allocating federal funds from HUD for low and moderate-income citizens of Bellingham

Presented by: David Stalheim, Block Grant Manager

SF/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0.

AB19353 2. Resolution approving the 2012 Action Plan allocating federal funds from HUD for low and moderate-income citizens of Bellingham

Presented by: David Stalheim, Block Grant Manager

SF/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0.

AB19204 3. Update on discussions regarding future development of former “DOT” property in the Sunnyland Neighborhood

Presented by: Jeffrey Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director

GK/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND DOCKETING IN 2012. The motion carried 4-0.

AB19354 4. Agreement for Management of Property at 600 West Holly Street

Presented by: James Long, BPDA Executive Director

ML/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0.

AB19355 5. Worksession on a Pipeline Safety Ordinance

Presented by: Carl Weimer, Pipeline Safety Trust
Mark Gardner, City Council Policy Analyst

GK/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND STAFF PURSUE ALL PROVISIONS AS PRESENTED. The motion carried 4-0.

Public Works / Public Safety
Members: Chair, Barry Buchanan; Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson

AB19350 1. Olympic Pipe Line Company Franchise Renewal Ordinance

Presented by: Peter Ruffatto, Assistant City Attorney

GK/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. BB concurred.

AB19356 2. Ordinance requiring abutting property owners to remove snow/ice from sidewalk

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Chad Bedlington, Street Division Superintendent

INFORMATION ONLY. Worksession to follow.

AB19357 3. Bid Award for 2010-2011 Sewer Replacement Program, Bid #59B-2011

Presented by: Shane Oden, Public Works Project Engineer

GK/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. BB concurred.

AB19358 4. Noise variance for 25 nights for the construction of the Advanced Traveler Information System on Interstate 5 at Samish Way and from Northwest Avenue to northern city limits

Presented by: Ravyn Whitewolf, Engineering Manager
Chris Damitio, WSDOT

JW/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. BB concurred.

Committee Of The Whole
Chair, Stan Snapp

AB19359 1. Closed Record Hearing to consider Western Washington University’s petition to vacate the portion of 26th Street and the alley to the West between Taylor and Douglas Avenues in Area 1C of the Happy Valley Neighborhood

Presented by: Alan Marriner, City Attorney
Brian Smart, Planner

TB/GK MOVED TO ACCEPT THE HEARING EXAMINER RECOMMENDATIONS TO APPROVE THE STREET VACATION AND REQUIRE NO COMPENSATION. The motion carried 7-0.

BB/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE ORDINANCE AS SUBMITTED. The motion carried 7-0.

AB19360 2. Ordinance amending the Bellingham Municipal Code to regulate unreasonable bothersome noises generated by domesticated fowl such as roosters

Presented by: Jack Weiss, Council Member, Ward 1
Laura Clark, Whatcom Humane Society Director
David Webster, CAO

JW/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

AB19342 3. Worksession regarding the 2012 Budget - Library Department

Council President Stan Snapp turned the gavel over to Finance and Personnel Chair, Michael Lilliquist, to conduct the budget worksession.

Presented by: Pam Kiesner, Library Director

INFORMATION ONLY.

Mr. Lilliquist returned the gavel to President Snapp.

The minutes of the October 10, 2011 Committee Meeting Minutes and the October 17, 2011 Special Meeting Minutes of the 2012 Preliminary Budget Department Worksession were submitted for approval.

GK/BB MOVED APPROVAL OF BOTH SETS OF MINUTES. The motion carried 7-0.


Council use of Federal Building Space

Stan Snapp reported that David Webster would be providing Council with the costs for using a room in the Federal Building for a conference room for Council members to use.

Long term parking rules

Michael Lilliquist explained that under the current residential parking rules, some citizens cannot leave their cars at home and use alternative modes of transportation without getting a long term parking ticket. He asked if anyone would be willing to work with him to develop a solution. Jack Weiss volunteered to work with Mr. Lilliquist and staff to explore the issue.

At 4:26 PM Council President Stan Snapp adjourned the meeting to Executive Session to hear the following items:

Executive Session
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

1. Potential Property Sale - (Ruffatto – Approx. 5 min.)

2. Potential Litigation - (Brady – Approx. 10 min.)

3. Litigation: Hofstetter v. City of Bellingham - (Brady – Approx. 10 min.)

4. Litigation: Lind Bros v. City of Bellingham - Wilkin - (Erb – Approx. 10 min.)

5. Litigation: Lind Bros v. City of Bellingham - Superior Court No. 10-2-03292-1 (Marriner/Erb – Approx. 10 min.)





ADJOURNMENT
At 4:53 PM Council President Stan Snapp called the meeting back to order and adjourned.





Stan Snapp, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
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