RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON
Mayor's Board Room
Monday, November 26, 2012, 12:00 PM
Book: 66, Page: 1
Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President, Terry Bornemann who turned the gavel over to the Finance & Personnel Committee Chair, Michael Lilliquist
Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
Committee Of The Whole
Chair, Terry Bornemann
AB19700 1. 2013 Preliminary Budget Worksession
Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
Cathy Lehman, Council Member, Third Ward
Stan Snapp, Council Member, Fourth Ward
Terry Bornemann, Council Member, Fifth Ward
Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
Seth Fleetwood, Council Member, At Large
James King, Parks and Recreation Director & Ted Carlson, Public Works Director completed the Capital Budget presentation.
JW/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND REMOVAL OF THE COMMERCIAL GREEN LOOP/BLOEDEL-SHORELINE. The motion failed 3 - 4. GK, SS, TB, SF opposed.
Terry Bornemann presented the Legislative Department Budget.
Budget Amendment Proposals
GK/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND FUNDING A LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT POSTION.
Capital Budget, continued
Budget Amendment Proposals
The main motion passed 6 - 1. JW opposed
TB/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR'S HUMAN SERVICES ALLOCATION. The motion carried 7-0.
SS/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND RESTORATION OF PEG FUNDING TO THE LEVEL STATED IN THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT.
JW OFFERED AN AMENDMENT TO REDUCE THE TRAVEL BUDGET BY $5K TO OFFSET THE COSTS. GK ACCEPTED. The amendment failed 2-5. CL, TB, SS, SF, ML opposed.
TB OFFERED AN AMENDMENT TO REDUCE THE TRAVEL BUDGET BY $2K TO OFFSET THE COSTS. GK ACCEPTED. The amendment passed 6-1. SS opposed.
The main motion carried 7-0.
ML/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND RESTORATION OF THE "THINK LOCAL/BUY LOCAL PROGRAM" FUNDING. The motion carried 7-0.
ML/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND RESTORATION OF GREEN BUILDING/SMART GROWTH INITIATIVES FUNDING FROM THE GENERAL FUND. The motion carried 5-2. TB, GK opposed.
TB/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF MAYOR'S WITHDRAWAL OF THE PROPOSAL TO EMPLOY THE UNITED WAY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF CITY GRANTS. The motion carried 7-0.
TB/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND THAT PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE 1100 CORNWALL PROPERTY BE RESTRICTED FROM USE FOR OPERATIONS OF THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY [BPDA]. The motion carried 5-2. JW, SF opposed.
ML/GK MOVED RECONSIDERATION OF THE PREVIOUS VOTE TO ALLOW THE USE OF THOSE FUNDS FOR WORK ON THE ARMY STREET PROJECT FOR ONE YEAR. The motion carried 5-2. TB, CL opposed.
The motion was resubmitted: TB/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND THAT PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THE 1100 CORNWALL PROPERTY BE RESTRICTED FROM USE FOR OPERATIONS OF THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY [BPDA]. The motion carried 4-3. SF, JW, ML opposed.
Mr. Lilliquist turned the gavel back over to the President and the meeting was adjourned at 4:30 PM.
Terry Bornemann, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
JW OFFERED AN AMENDMENT TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION OF COUNCIL DIRECTIVES ASSOCIATION WITH PEG FOR ONE YEAR. (¾ of 1% to PEG in 2013, 1% in 2014, 1¼% in 2015). Passed by unanimous consent.
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