|CALL TO ORDER|
|ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:|
Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
|PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE|
Led by Ralph Black.
|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.
|15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD|
|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.
|AB19211 1. DRAFT 2012 - 2017 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM|
Public hearing held.
|Public hearing held.|
|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|
|AB19222 2. NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE QUARTERLY UPDATE|
|FINANCE & PERSONNEL|
Members: Chair, Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Seth Fleetwood
|AB19223 1. PRESENTATION OF A FINANCIAL FORECAST|
|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|
|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.
|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|
|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.
|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.
|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
|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
|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
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 |
|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 |
|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
MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-06-027
|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
MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-06-028
*There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:17 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting:
Monday, June 20, 2011