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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: June 06, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Wednesday, June 8, at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers, the Council’s Planning and Community Development Committee will hold a worksession regarding rental licensing options.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Ralph Black.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved approval of the May 23, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD



PRESENTATION
AB19220 1. RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION OF WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR CANADIAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

A RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION OF WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR CANADIAN-AMERICAN STUDIES.”
FLEETWOOD / BUCHANAN moved final approval of Resolution #2011-08. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
PUBLIC HEARING
AB19211 1. DRAFT 2012 - 2017 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

Public hearing held.
Information only.
Public hearing held.
Information only.
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
Members: Chair, Seth Fleetwood; Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Gene Knutson
AB19221 1. LAKE WHATCOM 2010 UPDATE BY DR. ROBIN MATTHEWS
Information only.
Information only.
AB19222 2. NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE QUARTERLY UPDATE
Information only.
Information only.
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
Members: Chair, Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Seth Fleetwood
AB19223 1. PRESENTATION OF A FINANCIAL FORECAST
Information only.
Information only.
PARKS & RECREATION
Members: Chair, Gene Knutson; Terry Bornemann; Seth Fleetwood
AB19224 1. ORDINANCE CREATING A SETTLEMENT FUND AND BUDGETING CITY MATCHING FUNDS FOR REMEDIAL INVESTIGATION, FEASIBILITY STUDY AND POTENTIAL INTERIM ACTION FOR S. STATE ST. MANUFACTURED GAS PLANT ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION PROJECT

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CREATING A SETTLEMENT FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR REVENUE AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION OF THE FORMER SOUTH STATE STREET MANUFACTURED GAS PLANT.”
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
Members: Chair, Barry Buchanan; Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19225 1. APPROVAL FOR THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR PROVISION OF A SOURCE CONTROL PROGRAM
BUCHANAN / WEISS moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Washington State Department of Ecology for provision of a source control program. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Members: Chair, Jack Weiss; Michael Lilliquist; Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19226 1. **ORDINANCE TO IMPLEMENT A RECLASSIFICATION FROM BUILDING INSPECTOR II TO ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR III POSITION

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET USING EXISTING FUNDS TO RECLASSIFY A VACANT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FUND BUILDING INSPECTOR II POSITION IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, BUILDING SERVICES GROUP.”
WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1ST & 2ND APPROVED
AB19204 2. STAFF UPDATE AND CONTINUING DISCUSSION OF THE SUNNYLAND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION REQUEST TO DOCKET FOR REVIEW A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE OF AREA 8
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved to approve request for docketing. MOTION FAILED 3-4, SNAPP, LILLIQUIST, FLEETWOOD, WEISS OPPOSED.

FLEETWOOD / WEISS moved to postpone for four months. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, KNUTSON, BUCHANAN OPPOSED.
POSTPONED 4 MONTHS.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Chair, Stan Snapp
AB19227 1. PRESENTATION OF THE 2011 CITY GREEN TEAM WORK PLANS
Information only.
Information only.
AB19228 2. APPOINTMENT OF WWU POLICE CHIEF, RANDY STEGMEIER TO THE WHATCOM COUNTY LAW AND JUSTICE COUNCIL
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to approve the appointment of Randy Stegmeier to the Whatcom County Law and Justice Council. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
          3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          4. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
Council Member Lilliquist recognized the newly reorganized Sunnyland Merchants Association and announced the Sunnyland Stomp to be held June 16th.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report and action only.
1. LITIGATION – State of Washington Department of Ecology v Port of Bellingham and City of Bellingham, et al. Staff provided an update on a litigation matter
WEISS / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an amendment to the Whatcom Waterway Consent Decree. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided an update on a potential litigation matter.
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an amendment to the Cornwall Avenue Landfill Agreed Order. MOTION CARRIED 7-0

APPROVED
3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided an update on a potential litigation matter.
WEISS / BUCHANAN moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an amendment to the Eldridge Municipal Landfill Agreed Order.MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on the acquisition of 7-acre parcel which makes up part of the Samish Crest Greenway and is located on south Samish Hill. The property will be used for park, trail and open space purposes. The purchase price is $150,000, which is the appraised value.
LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $150,000. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
MAYOR’S REPORT
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information 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.
AB19229 1. ORDINANCE FOR APPROVAL OF POSITION REQUEST, PUBLIC WORKS SOURCE CONTROL TECHNICIAN

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF A DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY LOCAL SOURCE CONTROL PARTNERSHIP CONTRACT NOT TO EXCEED $158,638.00 IN THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER UTILITY FUND AND CREATING A NEW POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE STAFFING FOR CONTRACT RELATED WORK.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19230 2. *ORDINANCE FOR APPROVAL OF POSITION REQUEST, PUBLIC WORKS LIMITED-TERM ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET REALLOCATING $33,310.00 IN SURFACE AND STORM WATER UTILITY FUND EXPENDITURES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING A LIMITED TERM POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19231 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MAY 13, 2011 TO MAY 19, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19232 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MAY 20, 2011 TO MAY 26, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19233 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MAY 11, 2011 TO MAY 25, 2011
GK / BB moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB19209 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES, AMENDING CURRENT SECTION 10.10.005 BY ADOPTING STATE LAW CRIMINAL OFFENSES BY REFERENCE

BORNEMANN / BUCHANAN 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 #2011-06-027
Ord. 2011-06-027
APPROVED
AB19213 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF CITY PROPERTY TAXES BY WHATCOM COUNTY AND DIRECTING THE TIMELY TRANSFER TO THE CITY OF TAXES IN THE CUSTODY OF THE WHATCOM COUNTY TREASURER

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-06-028
Ord. 2011-06-028
APPROVED
Adjournment
*There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:17 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting:
Monday, June 20, 2011


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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