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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: May 20, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    There are no upcoming Public Hearings or special meetings on the schedule at this time.

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

All present.
Approval Of Minutes

None submitted.
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Presentation
AB19979 1. Joint Whatcom County and City of Bellingham Proclamation of May 20 through May 24, as National Public Works Week

Information only.
Information only.
AB19980 2. Presentation on New Urbanism Scenario of Downtown: Reimagining State Street

Information only.
Information only.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on the potential purchase of 13 acre parcel for a regional stormwater facility and a 20 acre parcel for offsite wetland mitigation. The properties are owned by Mersey, LLC and located north of the City limits and Bakerview Road and east of Pacific Highway.

LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the City to purchase the 13 acre parcel for $882,500.00 and the 20 acre parcel for $970,000.00. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation. Direction given. No action taken.No action
3. Litigation: West Cordata Green Hearing Examiner Appeals: Staff provided an update on this litigation matter.

KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved to authorize the City to settle the appeals contingent on City Council approval of a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into the development agreement included in City council’s May 20, 2013 agenda bill packet. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, WEISS opposed.
APPROVED
Public Hearing
AB19981 1. Consideration of a Resolution to Approve a Development Agreement between Green Valley Holdings, LLC, Aldrich Park, LLC and the City regarding the 344-unit West Cordata Green PUD located on both sides of June Road in Area 12 of the Cordata Neighborhood

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH GREEN VALLEY HOLDINGS, LLC AND ALDRICH PARK, LLC IN SETTLEMENT OF LITIGATION.”

Public hearing held.
KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved final approval of Resolution #2013-06. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, WEISS opposed.
Public hearing held.
Res. 2013-06 APPROVED
BREAK
Council President Fleetwood called the meeting back to order at 8:53 p.m.
AB19982 2. Public Works presentation and Public Hearing regarding the Draft 2014-2019 Transportation Improvement Program

Public hearing held.
Committee of the Whole worksession scheduled for June 3, 2013. Information only.
Public hearing held. C.O.W. Worksession scheduled for 6/3. Information only.
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson
AB19983 1. Bid Award for Wharf Street Roundabout, WF-1008, Bid #27B-2013

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to award Bid No. #27B-2013 for Wharf Street Roundabout to Ram Construction of Bellingham, Washington as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid which is $1,144,058.20. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, LILLIQUIST opposed.
APPROVED
AB19984 2. Budget Ordinance to appropriate funds to begin repayment of an Economic Development Investment Board-Approved Loan for the West Bakerview Overpass Safety Improvements Project

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $52,020.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND FOR TRANSFER TO THE GOVERNMENTAL DEBT SERVICE FUND, AND APPROPRIATING DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS IN THAT FUND TO BEGIN REPAYMENT OF AN EDI (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT) BOARD-APPROVED LOAN FOR THE WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT.”

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19985 3. Authorization of Commercial Street Theatre Lease

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement for Commercial Street Theatre with Kuntz Community Dance. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, LEHMAN, WEISS opposed.
APPROVED
AB19986 4. Fireworks Ban Discussion

KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved to direct staff to present the draft ordinance and schedule a public hearing on June 3, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB19987 1. An Ordinance amending BMC 17.10 updating building codes

“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.10. TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE THE 2012 EDITIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE, NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE, UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE AND WASHINGTON CITIES ELECTRIC CODE, AND THE 2011 EDITION OF THE LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS CODE, AS AMENDED, AS SET FORTH HEREIN.”


FLEETWOOD / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19988 2. An Ordinance adopting the State amended version of the 2012 edition of the International Fire Code

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.20 TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE THE 2012 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE.”

FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19883 3. Army Street Project Briefing and Draft Property Owner Letter of Intent

Presentation made during committee. Information only.
Information only.
          4. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

None submitted at evening meeting
          5. Old/New Business
LILLIQUIST moved to direct the administration to add a line item to the 2014 budget for a Health Impact Assessment in relation to Gateway Pacific Terminal. There was no second.
Executive Session - Report given after Presentations.
Mayor's Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

Brian Heinrich, Executive Coordinator, addressed the following on behalf of the Mayor:
    The fire at the house on Alabama Street was of undetermined origin.
    The Planning and Development Commission held a worksession with regard to the waterfront and will hold another worksession on May 23, 2013.
    There will be a Boards & Commissions appreciation event on May 30, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at Squalicum Boat House.
    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.
    AB19989 1. Authorization of checks issued for pay period May 3, 2013 through May 9, 2013(Consent Agenda)
    AB19990 2. Authorization of checks issued for payroll April 26, 2013 through May 10, 2013

    KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
    Final Consideration of Ordinances
    AB19956 1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.37.230 FOUNTAIN DISTRICT URBAN VILLAGE - DEVELOPMENT INCREASING THE .6 FAR (FLOOR AREA RATIO) LIMIT TO 1.5 FAR FOR PROPERTIES THAT FRONT DUPONT STREET BETWEEN BROADWAY AND I STREET

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

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-05-033
    Ord. 2013-05-033 APPROVED
    AB19961 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $41,000.00 IN THE JUDICIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, TO PAY FOR SECURITY SCREENING PERSONNEL AT MUNICIPAL COURT

    BORNEMANN / SNAPP 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, FLEETWOOD, LEHMAN, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-05-034
    Ord. 2013-05-034 APPROVED
    AB19971 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RENAMING AND EXPANDING THE PURPOSE OF AN EXISTING DEBT SERVICE FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYMENTS FOR GOVERNMENTAL LOANS. (FUND 235 FROM PUBLIC WORKS TRUST - STREET OVERLAY TO GOVERNMENTAL DEBT SERVICE FUND)

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

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-05-035
    Ord. 2013-05-035 APPROVED
    AB19972 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $12,509.00 FEMA PORT SECURITY GRANT TO PROVIDE FOR LAND BASED MARITIME FIREFIGHTING TRAINING, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND

    BORNEMANN / SNAPP 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, FLEETWOOD, LEHMAN, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-05-036
    Ord. 2013-05-036 APPROVED
    AB19973 5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE PART-TIME POSITION IN THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF FUNDS IS REQUIRED

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

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-05-037
    Ord. 2013-05-037 APPROVED
    Adjournment

    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:33 p.m.
    Next City Council Meeting
    Monday, June 3, 2013


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