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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Monday, March 24, 2014, 07:00 PM
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REGULAR MEETING


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Cathy Lehman who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call
Present:
    Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Cathy Lehman, Council Member, Third Ward
    Pinky Vargas, Council Member, Fourth Ward
    Terry Bornemann, Council Member, Fifth Ward
    Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
    Roxanne Murphy, Council Member, At Large

Excused:

ANNOUNCEMENT(S)


1.On Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be an Annual Lake Whatcom Joint Councils and Commission Meeting
2.On Monday, April 7 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing for the consideration of a proposed text amendment to BMC 20.00.100 Lettered Streets Table of Zoning Regulations
3.On Monday, April 7 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing for presentation of the multi-agency recommendations for safety improvements to the Alabama Street corridor from Cornwall Avenue to St. Clair Street.
15 - MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Jim Stark handed out packets of information on an issue that he said, is sensitive and confidential. He asked that it be looked at fully and investigated, and he requested a meeting with the Mayor.

Rick Hannem discussed issues with the National Hockey League.

Yosh Revelle shared his thoughts on addictions.

PRESENTATION(S)

203611.Staff presentation recognizing Danne Neill for her service on the Planning and Development Commission.

Information only.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Public Works / Public Safety
203481Ordinance Amending Bellingham Municipal Code Section 4.82.060 Regarding Ambulance Service Rates
BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


203492.Temporary street closure for James Street Bridge Replacement Project, Project No. ER-0009
BORNEMANN / WEISS moved to approve the temporary street closure for James Street Bridge Replacement Project #ER-0009. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
203503.Approval to enter into Loan Agreement for Stormwater Main Replacement and Water Quality Improvements with the Department of Ecology
BORNEMANN / WEISS moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Loan Agreement with the Department of Ecology for Stormwater Main Replacement and Water Quality Improvements. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


203514.Central Business District Bioretention Project Bid Award (EV-105), Bid No. 87B-2013
BORNEMANN / LILLIQUIST moved to award Bid #87B-2013 for the Central Business District Bioretention Project to Stremler Gravel, Inc. of Lynden, Washington as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid which is $664,099.74, which includes any applicable WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
203525.Water Main Replacement Program Bid Award for 2014 (EW-0205) Bid Number 9B-2014
BORNEMANN/LILLIQUIST moved to award Bid No. 9B-2014 for the Water Main Replacement Program to Faber Construction of Lynden, Washington as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid which is $1,016,854.89, which includes any applicable WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


Finance and Personnel
203531.An ordinance adjusting Estimated 2014 Budgeted Beginning Reserves by $42,697,985 to equal actual beginning reserve balances

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2014 BUDGET RECONCILING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUDGETED ESTIMATED 2014 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES AND ACTUAL 2014 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES, AND PLACING THE DIFFERENCES IN THE ENDING RESERVE BALANCES FOR A NET RESERVE INCREASE OF $42,697,985.00.
    LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

203542.An ordinance authorizing $14,833,288.86 in reappropriations for goods and services ordered in 2013, but unpaid at year end

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2014 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $14,833,288.86 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2013 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR END CLOSING, FROM REVENUE AND ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES.
LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
203553.An ordinance authorizing $46,147,495.87 in reappropriations for goods and services budgeted in 2013, but unencumbered at year end

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2014 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $46,147,495.87 IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED IN 2013 BUT WERE NOT OBLIGATED BY PURCHASE ORDER OR CONTRACT BY YEAR END, FROM ESTIMATED RESERVES AND REVENUE, AND PLACING $794,446.52 IN ESTIMATED ENDING RESTRICTED RESERVES.
LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Parks and Recreation
203561.Rate Change for Park Open Space and Woodstock Farm Facility Rentals

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING FEES FOR THE USE OF CITY PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.
MURPHY / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2014-08. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
203572.Exchange of Easement Rights with Puget Sound Energy (PSE)
Council Member Vargas recused herself from this item.

MURPHY / KNUTSON moved to approve the exchange of a utility easement over South Bay Trail for a trail easement over PSE property for the Samish Crest Trail. MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1, Vargas recused from vote.
203583.Parks and Open Space Level of Service Presentation
Presentation during committee. Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
1.Approval of Minutes
KNUTSON / WEISS moved to approve the February 24, 2014 and March 10, 2014 minutes of the regular meetings as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
2.Old/New Business
Council Member Weiss appreciated the efforts of the Western Washington University Associated Student Body in their efforts to be responsible to the community; and noted their recent ban on plastic water bottles on campus pushing for the divestment of fossil fuel University investments, and advocating for better health and safety programs for student renters.
203593.Small Business Development Center Update
Update presented during committee. Information only.
203604.Survey of Bellingham business leaders
Update presented during committee. Information only.

MAYOR'S REPORT


203621.Approval of Mayor's Appointment of Finance Director
KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor's appointment of Brian Henshaw as the City's Finance Director. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
203632.Mayor's appointment of Cerise Noah to the Planning and Development Commission
LILLIQUIST / WEISS moved to authorize the Mayor's appointment of Cerise Noah to the Planning and Development Commission, term ending March 24, 2018. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

Mayor Linville also introduced and announced the appointment of Bill Newbold as the City's Fire Chief.

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.
203641.Authorization of checks issued A/P February 28, 2014
203652.Authorization of checks issued A/P February 14, 2014 through February 20, 2014
203663.Authorization of checks issued A/P February 28, 2014 through March 6, 2014
20367 4. Authorization of checks issued, Payroll, February 26, 2014 through March 10, 2014
KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

203301.AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 15.08 TO ADOPT A SERVICE CLASSIFICATION AND VOLUMETRIC RATE FOR BULK WATER FILLING STATIONS
WEISS/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, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, MURPHY, VARGAS, WEISS
NAYS:
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2014-03-014
203372.AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM APPROVING A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM PROPOSAL FOR KULSHAN COMMUNITY LAND TRUST (KCLT) THAT WILL PROVIDE THREE DWELLING UNITS WITH PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP CONSISTENT WITH CHAPTER 20.27 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE
LILLIQUIST/ BORNEMANN 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, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, MURPHY, VARGAS, WEISS
NAYS:
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2014-03-015
203443.AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET INCREASING GENERAL FUND REVENUE BY $19,096.00 AS A RESULT OF A DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE STOP GRANT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING $19,096.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES.
BORNEMANN/MURPHY 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, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, MURPHY, VARGAS, WEISS
NAYS:
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2014-03-016
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.
Cathy Lehman, Council President

ATTEST: Linda D. Anderson City Clerk Representative
APPROVED: 04/07/2014



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