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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, April 16, 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

AB19525 1. Transportation Commission Update

Presented by: Jim McCabe, Transportation Commission Chair
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

INFORMATION ONLY.

Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson

AB19526 1. Filter-clogging algae mitigation evaluation

Presented by: Bob Bandarra, Public Works Superintendent
Phil Martinez, CH2MHill

SF/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE DISSOLVED AIR FLOATATION [DAF] TECHNOLOGY ALTERNATIVE AND DIRECT STAFF TO ADD IT TO THE CITY’S WATER SYSTEM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. SS concurred.

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

AB19527 1. Update on Homeless Service Center

Presented by: Greg Winter, Whatcom County Homeless Service Center Director

INFORMATION ONLY.

AB19528 2. Update on 1100 Cornwall Avenue project

Presented by: Steve Powers, Catholic Community Services Director
Mayor Kelli Linville
David Stalheim, Block Grant Programs Manager

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.

Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director
Greg Aucutt, Senior Planner

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

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

POSTPONED TO REGULAR MEETING

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

POSTPONED TO REGULAR MEETING

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

Presented by: Susan Marks, BWCCADV Director

INFORMATION ONLY.

The Special Meeting minutes of February 27, March 21, and April 2 were submitted for approval. ML/GK MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

The Committee Meeting minutes of March 26, were submitted for approval. GK/JW MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

Chuckanut Community Forest Municipal Taxing District

Michael Lilliquist submitted a memo reviewing the background and issues to Council and asked staff about a potential ballot measure to create a taxing district to fund the Chuckanut Ridge property purchase. City Attorney, Peter Ruffatto, explained there were several issues that needed further exploration. There are questions regarding the governance structure that need to be determined and decided on by May 11. Mayor Linville requested the Council give the administration time to prepare options for repayment of the loan to be presented to Council.

ML/JW MOVED TO REQUEST THE ADMINISTRATION REVIEW AND ASSESS A METROPOLITAN PARK TAXING DISTRICT FOR PAYMENT OF THE PURCHASE OF THE CHUCKANUT RIDGE PROPERTY. The motion carried 6-1. CL opposed.

Scoping of EIS for Gateway Pacific Terminal Project

Michael Lilliquist reported that he has asked for an update from the Mayor regarding the City's input for the scoping of the EIS. Mayor Linville stated she would address it during the Regular Meeting.

City Council Committee Meeting Structure

Cathy Lehman requested that there be an ad hoc committee formed to explore options for Council's Committee structure. She stated that she would like to examine what other cities do and explore ways to increase public process and transparency. The request was granted by unanimous consent. Council President Bornemann volunteered to join her on the committee.

At 4:00 PM Council President Bornemann adjourned the meeting to Executive Session to hear the following:

Executive Session

1. Potential Litigation - (Kraham – Approx. 10 min.)

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

3. Litigation: City of Bellingham v. Whatcom County and Caitac -
At 4:32 PM, Council President Bornemann announce the Executive Session would be extended to 4:50 PM.

At 4:51 PM the meeting was called back to order and adjourned.



ADJOURNMENT

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