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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 11, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    January 26 - 27, Council Members Terry Bornemann, Seth Fleetwood, Michael Lilliquist and Stan Snapp will be attending the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Action Conference in Olympia.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Council Member’s Lilliquist and Fleetwood.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
SS / TB moved approval of the January 4, 2010 minutes of the Reorganizational Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP
AB18717 1. LITTLE SQUALICUM PARK MASTER PLAN ADOPTION

SF / TB moved to approve adoption of the Little Squalicum Park Master Plan. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS
AB18718 1. EXTENSION OF LEASE TERM FOR THE BELLINGHAM RAILWAY MUSEUM (PARKADE)
BB / TB moved to authorize the Mayor to execute a lease with the Bellingham Railway Museum, for two years, expiring January 31, 2012.
ML offered a friendly amendment to increase the term of the lease to three years.
BB did not accept the friendly amendment.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB18719 CB 13589
2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATED TO LEASING OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY, AMENDING BMC SECTION 4.88.015 TO REFLECT CHANGES IN PROPERTY OWNERSHIP AND TO ADD THE FEDERAL BUILDING TENANT LEASES TO THE EXEMPTION SECTION
BB / SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13589
APPROVED
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
          1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None presented at evening meeting.
          2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Bornemann invited everyone to attend the Martin Luther King Celebration on Monday, January 18 at the Bellingham Municipal Court from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Council Member Weiss expressed his appreciation for all those involved in the Fairhaven Library renovation.

Council Member Buchanan stated that his concerns about staffing levels of the Bellingham Police Department have not diminished and he will be bringing this to the City Council for discussion in the near future.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only.
1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: City of Bellingham v. Butler: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter.
TB / SS moved to authorize the City to file a Quiet title action. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on the potential acquisition of an approximate 21 acre parcel located at South Bay, for the watershed property acquisition program.
JW / SS moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $290,000. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
3. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. 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.
No items presented.
NO ITEMS
AB18720 2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENTS OF SHIRLEY ERICKSON, AnMORGAN CURRY, JENNIFER NEWMAN AND JENI COTTRELL TO THE BELLINGHAM ARTS COMMISSION
SS / BB moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointments of Shirley Erickson and AnMorgan Curry, terms expiring on January 1, 2013 and Jennifer Newman and Jeni Cottrell, terms expiring December 31, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
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. Committee review has taken place during the afternoon session on most of these items. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
AB18721 CB 13590
1. AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY’S LIEN FOR DELINQUENT SEWER PAYMENTS ORDINANCE, BMC TITLE 15.04.105.

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 15.04.105 REGARDING FEES FOR SEWER LIEN FILINGS.”
CB 13590
(Consent Agenda)
AB18722 Resolution #2010-02
2. A RESOLUTION TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING DATE ON FEBRUARY 10, 2010 FOR THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF LAFAYETTE STREET AND A PORTION OF W. INDIANA STREET.

“A RESOLUTION FIXING THE TIME AND DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED STREET VACATION PETITION FOR THOSE PORTIONS OF LAFAYETTE AND W. INDIANA STREET RIGHT-OF-WAYS ABUTTING BLK 10, ELDRIDGE'S 2ND ADDITION TO BELLINGHAM AND AS SHOWN ON EXHIBIT A.”
Res. 2010-02
(Consent Agenda)
AB18723 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM DECEMBER 4, 2009 TO DECEMBER 11, 2009.(Consent Agenda)
AB18724 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM DECEMBER 11, 2009 TO DECEMBER 18, 2009.(Consent Agenda)
AB18725 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2009 TO NOVEMBER 30, 2009(Consent Agenda)
AB18726 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM DECEMBER 1, 2009 TO DECEMBER 15, 2009

TB / BB moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB18702 1. CB 13586
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET AUTHORIZING USE OF $110,000.00 FROM CEMETERY FUND RESERVES AND DECREASING BUDGETED REVENUES IN THE CEMETERY FUND TO REFLECT REVENUE SHORTFALLS IN 2009 AND COVER BUDGETED CEMETERY 2009 OPERATING EXPENDITURES.

TB / BB 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-01-001
Ord. 2010-01-001
APPROVED
AB18710 2. CB 13587
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF $30,500.00 IN GIFT FUNDS FROM THE FRIENDS OF THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY AND INDIVIDUAL GIFTS, AND APPROPRIATING EXPENDITURES OF $30,500.00 IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND FOR LIBRARY MATERIAL PURCHASES.

TB / JW 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-01-002
Ord. 2010-01-002
APPROVED
AB18711 3. CB 13588
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2009 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A $15,000.00 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES, AND APPROPRIATING EXPENDITURES OF $15,000.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE BIG READ: WHATCOM READS! PROGRAM.

BB / SS 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-01-003
Ord. 2010-01-003
APPROVED
AB18713 4. CB 13589
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2.52 WHICH CREATED A CITY TRANSIT DIVISION FOR THE CITY’S TRANSIT SYSTEM.

TB / SS 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-01-004
Ord. 2010-01-004
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 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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