|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 Council President Bornemann.
|Approval Of Minutes|
SNAPP / LEHMAN moved to amend the motion to approve the June 4, 2012 minutes as corrected, made at the June 18, 2012 meeting and to remove the words “as corrected”. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Due to an error in the draft minutes of the June 18, 2012 regular City Council meeting, they will be held for review and considered at the next regular meeting.
|6/4 minutes updated and APPROVED; |
6/18 minutes held for review
|15-Minute Public Comment Period|
|AB19611 1. A Comprehensive Plan amendment and rezone for approximately 130 acres in Areas 5 and 13, King Mountain Neighborhood|
Public hearing held.
FLEETWOOD / BORNEMANN moved to return the item to a worksession of the Planning Committee at 10:00 a.m. on July 23, 2012 for further deliberation. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
WEISS / KNUTSON moved to close the written public record. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, BORNEMANN, LEHMAN, KNUTSON opposed.
PUBLIC COMMENT - Continued
|Public hearing held.|
|CONSIDERATION OF AB 19617, 19618 AND 19619 from the Committee of the Whole moved to this point in the meeting. |
|AB19617 4. Staff update on potential rail issues associated with the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal|
|AB19618 5. Resolution requesting that certain potential on and off-site impacts associated with the Gateway Pacific Terminal be analyzed as part of the SEPA and NEPA processes|
Council President Bornemann reported that the Committee of the Whole directed staff to consider additional elements to this resolution at the July 23, 2012 meeting.
|CONSIDERATION MOVED TO 7/23/12|
|AB19619 6. Resolution related to Initiative 2012-02, the Bellingham Community Bill of Rights [also known as Coal-free Bellingham].|
“A RESOLUTION CONCERNING INITIATIVE BILL 2012-02.”
FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved to insert language in the final paragraph reflecting Option 4 “defer the bill to the voters” and moved final approval of Resolution #2012-17. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Council President Bornemann called the meeting back to order at 10:37 p.m.
|Res. 2012-17 APPROVED reflecting 'defer to the voters’|
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
|AB19612 1. Ordinance to appropriate Federal funds and amend the 2012 Budget for conversion of pedestrian crossing signals to numerical countdown displays|
“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $350,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR INSTALLATION OF PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS.”
LEHMAN / LILLIQUIST moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|1st & 2nd APPROVED|
|AB19613 2. Ordinance to appropriate Federal funds and amend 2012 Budget for installation of safety improvement to the Alabama Street corridor|
“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $1,461,824.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND INSTALLATION OF SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON ALABAMA STREET.”
LEHMAN / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|1ST & 2ND APPROVED|
|Parks And Recreation |
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Stan Snapp; Jack Weiss
|AB19592 1. Bloedel Donovan Park Master Plan Amendment|
FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved to approve the Bloedel Donovan Park Master Plan Amendment. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources |
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
|AB19614 1. Public Works Department reorganization - Natural Resources Division|
|Information only. |
|AB19602 2. An Ordinance of the City of Bellingham to prevent the release and spread of nonindigenous Aquatic Invasive Species infestations|
Review of changes. See action under Final Consideration of Ordinances.
|SEE ACTION UNDER FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES|
|Planning & Community Development |
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
|AB19615 1. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan Briefing|
|Committee Of The Whole |
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
|AB19616 1. Library update|
|AB19483 2. Resolution denying the Padden Trails Comprehensive Plan amendment and rezone|
“A RESOLUTION DENYING A PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE FOR PORTIONS OF AREAS 5 AND 6 OF THE SAMISH NEIGHBORHOOD, AND ADOPTING SUPPORTING FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS AND DECISION.”
WEISS / SNAPP moved final approval of Resolution #2012-18. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, FLEETWOOD opposed.
|AB19590 3. Consideration of the Fairhaven Neighborhood and Urban Village Plan, development regulations and design standards|
WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to direct staff to adjust height in Area I-3 McKenzie Avenue Right-of-Way to 56’. MOTION FAILED 3-4, BORNEMANN, LEHMAN, SNAPP, FLEETWOOD opposed.
WEISS / KNUTSON moved to limit the Traffic Impact Fee area to the Commercial Core and RT1 and RT4. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, LEHMAN, BORNEMANN, FLEETWOOD opposed.
KNUTSON / WEISS moved to direct staff to incorporate changes and bring forward an ordinance on August 6, 2012.
LILLIQUIST offered a friendly amendment to direct staff to incorporate suggested design elements of arched windows and doorways. There were no objections.
MOTION CARRIED 6-1, LEHMAN opposed.
|DIRECTION TO STAFF|
|AB19617 4. Moved to follow Public Comment.|
|AB19618 5. Moved to follow Public Comment.|
|AB19619 6. Moved to follow Public Comment.|
LILLIQUIST / LEHMAN moved to send the draft letter as presented to Council regarding the application materials for the Gateway Pacific Terminal to Whatcom County Planning & Community Development. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|Executive Session – Report and action only.|
|1. Potential Litigation - Initiative 2012-02: Staff provided information on the court action entitled City of Bellingham v. Whatcom County et al, an action regarding Initiative 2012-02. Information only. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|2. Potential Litigation: Claim No. 2012-09: Staff provided an update on an appeal under BMC 4.16.020, which authorizes claimants to appeal a denial of a claim for damages. Council considered Claim for Damages No. 2012.09.|
WEISS / FLEETWOOD moved to deny the appeal of Claim No. 2012-09. MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1, (KNUTSON temporarily out of Chambers).
|3. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|4. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken||NO ACTION|
|5. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action taken||NO ACTION|
|6. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken
|AB19620 2. Mayor's appointment of Charles Self to the Museum Foundation Board for Council's approval|
SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Charles Self to the Museum Foundation Board, term ending July 2, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB19621 3. Mayor's reappointment of Chris Webb and Heather Wolf to the Bellingham Public Development Authority for Council's Approval |
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to approve the Mayor’s reappointment of Chris Webb and Heather Wolf to the Bellingham Public Development Authority (BPDA), terms ending July 21, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB19622 4. Mayor's reappointment of Rod Dean and Linda Grant to the Greenways Advisory Committee for Council's approval|
WEISS / SNAPP moved to approve the Mayor’s reappointment of Rod Dean and Linda Grant to the Greenways Advisory Committee, terms ending March 30, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB19623 5. Mayor's appointment of Matt Randall to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for Council's information|
|AB19624 6. Mayor's appointment of Todd Donovan as the Columbia Neighborhood representative to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission for Council's information|
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.
|AB19625 1. Interlocal Agreement with the City of Blaine for usage of the Vactor Waste Transfer||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19626 2. Authorization to accept a Puget Sound Energy Conservation Grant||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19627 3. Bid Award for the purchase of Rescue Tools, Bid #35B-2012||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19628 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period June 8, 2012 through June 14, 2012||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19629 5. Authorization of checks issued for pay period June 15, 2012 through June 21, 2012||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19630 6. Authorization of checks issued for payroll June 9, 2012 through June 25, 2012|
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY|
|Final Consideration Of Ordinances|
|The Clerk read changes into the ordinance as presented during committee. |
AB19602 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM TO PREVENT THE RELEASE AND SPREAD OF NONINDIGENOUS AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES INFESTATIONS IN THE WATERS OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM; ADDING A NEW BMC SECTION 12.12.280, WHICH SETS FORTH PROHIBITIONS AND PENALTIES; AND AMENDING BMC 12.12.209
WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval for third and final reading as amended. Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and approved by the following roll call vote:
AYES: BORNEMANN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-07-034 as amended.
|Ord. 2012-07-034 APPROVED AS AMENDED|
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:32 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, July 23, 2012
Deadline to submit material for the public hearing for
inclusion in the published agenda packet:
Wednesday, July 18, 2012; 10 AM