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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: July 26, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Monday, August 9, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be two Public Hearings related to amendments to the Critical Areas Ordinance.
    On Monday, August 9, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a Draft Music Ordinance.
    On Monday, August 16, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding Happy Valley Neighborhood Plan Amendment Green Infrastructure Plan.(Being rescheduled to a date TBD)
    On Monday, August 16, at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding Seaview North Boatyard Rezone. (Being rescheduled to a date TBD)

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Council Member Fleetwood.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
SS / BB moved approval of the July 12, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD


PRESENTATION
AB18920 1. A PRESENTATION OF CENSUS 2010 PARTNERSHIP RECOGNITION AWARD BY THE US CENSUS BUREAU
Information only.
INFO ONLY
PUBLIC HEARING
AB18921 1. CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE PUGET NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN SUBMITTED BY THE PUGET NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

SS / ML moved to direct staff to prepare an ordinance approving the amendments. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES:
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
AB18922 1. REVIEW OF 2ND QUARTER 2010 FINANCIAL REPORT
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB18926 CB 13632
2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET REDUCING EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND, STREET FUND, AND THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND HEALTH BENEFITS FUNDS AND INCREASING ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET REORGANIZING STAFFING IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN OVERALL REDUCTION IN GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES AND PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL STAFF AT THE WHATCOM MUSEUM TO BE PARTIALLY FUNDED BY $25,242.00 IN REVENUE FROM THE MUSEUM FOUNDATION; PLACING THE NET SALARY AND BENEFIT SAVINGS OF $255,278.00 FOR THE GENERAL FUND, $157,427.00 FOR THE STREET FUND, $2,843.00 FOR THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FUND AND $11,375.00 FOR THE HEALTH BENEFITS FUND IN ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVES; AND DECREASING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT RESERVES BY $4,300.00.”
SS / BB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13632
APPROVED
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS
AB18608 CB 13633
1. AN ORDINANCE CREATING LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #1109 – SEWER ASSESSMENT ON 34TH STREET BETWEEN TAYLOR STREET AND DONOVAN AVENUE

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, ORDERING THE IMPROVEMENT OF 34TH STREET SEWER BETWEEN TAYLOR STREET AND DONOVAN AVENUE, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH RESOLUTION OF INTENTION NO. 2010-16 OF THE CITY COUNCIL; ESTABLISHING THE LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (NUMBER 1109) AND ORDERING THE CARRYING OUT OF THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT; DESCRIBING THE METHOD OF ASSESSMENT; PROVIDING THAT PAYMENT FOR THE IMPROVEMENT BE MADE BY SPECIAL ASSESSMENT UPON THE PROPERTY IN THE DISTRICT.”
BB / SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13633
APPROVED
AB18765 2. DISCUSSION ON POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS AND THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE PROJECT DELIVERY APPROACH
Information only.
INFO ONLY
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
AB18869 1. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF A DRAFT MUSIC ORDINANCE
Information only. Public hearing August 9, 2010.
DIRECTION TO STAFF; Schedule Public Hearing 8/9/10
          2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Lilliquist updated council on activities of the Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources Committee.

Council Member Bornemann requested a discussion on the structure of the Public Comment period.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only
1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action taken.
NO ACTION
2. 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.
    AB18923 2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF DEAN BRETT, BRENT WALKER, DUNHAM GOODING AND CHARLES SELF TO THE BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT BOARD
    SS / TB moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of Dean Brett, Brent Walker, Dunham Gooding and Charles Self to the Bellingham Whatcom Public Facilities District Board, terms ending July 30, 2014. 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. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
    AB18924 CB 13634
    1. AN ORDINANCE REGARDING BUDGET AMENDMENT TO ALLOW FOR RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM FUNDS TOTALING $61,994.14

    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF A $61,994.14 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT AND APPROPRIATING $61,994.14 OF GRANT EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND.”
    CB 13634
    (Consent Agenda)
    AB18925 CB 13635
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $14,665.81 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GOLF COURSE FUND FOR REPAIRS

    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $14,665.81 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GOLF COURSE FUND TO REPAIR THE CLUBHOUSE ROOF.”
    CB 13635
    (Consent Agenda)
    AB18926 3. **AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET REDUCING EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND, STREET FUND, AND THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND HEALTH BENEFITS FUNDS AND INCREASING ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES MOVED TO FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEEMOVED TO FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
    AB18927 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JULY 2, 2010 TO JULY 9, 2010(Consent Agenda)
    AB18928 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JULY 9, 2010 TO JULY 16, 2010(Consent Agenda)
    AB18929 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JUN 16, 2010 TO JUNE 30, 2010

    BB / SS moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
    FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
    AB18915 1. CB 13631
    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $35,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUND TO PROVIDE HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR CHRONICALLY HOMELESS PEOPLE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL

    JW / 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 #2010-07-043
    Ord. 2010-07-043
    APPROVED
    AB18908 2. CB 13630
    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $119,066.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND TO BE USED FOR PAYMENT TO WHATCOM COUNTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE BAKERVIEW / JAMES ANNEXATION

    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 #2010-07-044
    Ord. 2010-07-044
    APPROVED
    ADJOURNMENT
    There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 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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