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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: July 02, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, July 23, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding proposed comprehensive plan amendments for 2012. Eight proposed amendments were submitted for docketing consideration - one each in the Cornwall Park, Edgemoor, King Mountain, South, Whatcom Falls Neighborhoods and three in the Sunnyland Neighborhood.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Bornemann.
Roll Call
All present.
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

Public Hearing
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
Information only.
Information only.
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.

BREAK
Council President Bornemann called the meeting back to order at 10:37 p.m.
Res. 2012-17 APPROVED reflecting 'defer to the voters’
Transportation
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.
APPROVED
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.
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
Information only.
Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
AB19616 1. Library update

Information only.
Information only.
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.
Res. 2012-18
APPROVED
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.
          7. Old/New business

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.
APPROVED
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).
APPROVED
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 takenNO ACTION
5. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. No action takenNO ACTION
6. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. 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.
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.
APPROVED
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.
APPROVED
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.
APPROVED
AB19623 5. Mayor's appointment of Matt Randall to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for Council's information

Information only.
Information only.
AB19624 6. Mayor's appointment of Todd Donovan as the Columbia Neighborhood representative to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission for Council's information

Information only.

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.
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
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-07-034 as amended.
Ord. 2012-07-034 APPROVED AS AMENDED
Adjournment
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


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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