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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 10, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Monday, January 24, at 10:15 a.m. in the Mayor’s Board Room there will be a City Council Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources Committee Meeting regarding Lake Whatcom Initiatives.
    On Monday, January 24, 7:00 p.m. at City Council Chambers in there will be a Public Hearing regarding 2011 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docketing.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.

TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1
    On Monday, January 10, 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers there will be a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board to discuss transit service, transportation projects and budget.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Marty Mulholland.
ROLL CALL
Council Member Bornemann absent.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
GK / BB moved approval of the December 6, 2010, December 13, 2010 and January 3, 2011 minutes of the regular Council Meetings as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0, TB absent.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD




Council Member Bornemann arrived at the meeting
PRESENTATION
AB19071 1. MAYOR’S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
Information only.
INFO ONLY
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; GENE KNUTSON
AB19072 1. LAKE WHATCOM UPDATE
Information only.

Mayor Pike introduced a resolution during committee.

“A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO DIRECT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY TO ISSUE AN EMERGENCY RULE CLOSING THE LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR WATERSHED TO NEW GROUNDWATER WITHDRAWALS.”
SF / GK moved final approval of Resolution #2011-01. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
INFO ONLY & RES. 2011-01
APPROVED
PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD;
AB19073 1. BOULEVARD OVER WATER WALKWAY
Information was provided to Council on the City's request for a De minimis (4f) exemption.
INFO ONLY
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP
          1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Bornemann announced that the 20th Martin Luther King celebration will be held January 17, 2011 at the Bellingham Municipal Court at noon.

Council Member Lilliquist announced that direction was given to staff to prepare an ordinance for council consideration that would more clearly reflect language in Bellingham Municipal Code 20.20.060 Comprehensive Plan and Neighborhood Plan Amendment Decision Criteria “D”.
ANNOUNCEMENT

DIRECTION TO STAFF
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report and action only.
1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter.
JW / TB moved to approve the hiring of outside counsel to represent the City regarding potential water rights claims. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
3. LITIGATION: Lind Bros. v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.NO ACTION
4. LITIGATION: Janke v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Direction was given. 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.
AB19074 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF GREG WINTER AND REAPPOINTMENT OF REBECCA JOHNSON AND SHERI EMERSON TO THE COMMISSION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB19075 3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF DIANA MCKINNEY AS THE PUGET NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE AND MIKE ROBINSON AS THE SILVER BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION
Information only.
INFO ONLY
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.
AB19076 1. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM NOVEMBER 19, 2010 TO DECEMBER 3, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB19077 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM DECEMBER 3, 2010 TO DECEMBER 10, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB19078 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM DECEMBER 10, 2010 TO DECEMBER 17, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB19079 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM NOVEMBER 16, 2010 TO NOVEMBER 30, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB19080 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM DECEMBER 1, 2010 TO DECEMBER 15, 2010

GK / TB moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB18995 1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SUBSECTION 15.42.050 D AND ADDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SUBSECTION 15.42.050 E TO ADD REQUIREMENTS THAT RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS SELLING FERTILIZERS, MULCHES, AND SOIL AMENDMENTS CONTAINING PHOSPHORUS PROVIDE SIGNAGE AND LITERATURE NOTIFYING CUSTOMERS OF PROHIBITED USES OF PHOSPHOROUS FERTILIZERS, MULCHES, AND SOIL AMENDMENTS IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED, EXTENDING THE PROHIBITION FROM LAWNS AND TURF TO INCLUDE ALL GARDENING AND HORTICULTURAL APPLICATIONS, EXTENDING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER PROHIBITIONS TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN THE WATERSHED, AND REPEALING THE EXEMPTION FOR LAWNS IN THE FIRST GROWING SEASON.

ML / TB 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 #2011-01-001
Ord. 2011-01-001 APPROVED
AB19055 2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, AMENDING SECTION 15.08.250 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TO MODIFY WATER UTILITY RATES FOR UNTREATED INDUSTRIAL WATER.

GK / 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 #2011-01-002
Ord. 2011-01-002 APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011; 10 AM


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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