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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: October 28, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, November 4, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing to consider the Preliminary 2014 City of Bellingham revenue forecast including the property tax levy.
    On Monday, November 4, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing to consider the long range population and employment growth forecasts that will be used for planning purposes to update the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan.
    On Monday, November 4, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing to consider surplus of property within the Waterfront District in the vicinity of Hilton Avenue, Maple Street, Roeder, West Chestnut, C Street and West Laurel.
    There will be a worksession of the Committee of the Whole regarding the Waterfront District Subarea Plan and related documents, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in City Council Chambers on November 4.
    There will be a series of worksessions of the Committee of the Whole regarding the City of Bellingham 2014 Preliminary Budget in the Mayor's Boardroom on the following dates as part of the regular Council Meeting schedule: November 4; November 18 and December 9. Please refer to the Agendas for those meetings for the approximate starting times. In addition, there may be two Committee of the Whole worksessions added to the schedule on November 25 and December 2; to begin at 1:00 PM in the Mayor's Boardroom.


Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance

Led by Council President Fleetwood
Roll Call

Council Member Knutson and Council Member Lehman excused.
Approval Of Minutes

WEISS / SNAPP moved approval of the October 14, 2013 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 4-0-1, BORNEMANN abstained.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period



Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB20063 1. Continuation of Review of the Waterfront District Sub-Area Plan and related documents

Discussion during committee. Council provided direction to staff. Next meeting November 4 with tentative all day meeting scheduled for November 7.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Parks and Recreation
Gene Knutson, Chair
Stan Snapp; Terry Bornemann
AB20159 1. Status report of the 6-year update of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan

Presentation made during committee. Information only. Consideration of the Plan will be at a later date.
Information only.
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson
AB20160 1. Grant Award for 2013 Port Security Grant Program

SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved to approve the 2013 Port Security Grant Program. MOTION CARRIED 4-0-1, LILLIQUIST abstained.
APPROVED
AB20111 2. Interlocal Agreement between City of Bellingham and Whatcom Council of Governments to help fund the Whatcom Smart Trips Program

SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement for 2013 between the City of Bellingham and Whatcom Council of Governments for the Whatcom Smart Trips Program. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
APPROVED
AB20161 3. Post Point Construction Update

Information only.
Information only.
AB20143 4. 2013 Water System Plan Update approval

“A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM 2013 WATER SYSTEM PLAN.”

SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved final approval of Resolution #2013-21. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

Council President Fleetwood closed written comment.
Res. #2013-21 APPROVED
Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Stan Snapp
AB20162 1. Resolution to authorize an Interlocal Agreement with participants in Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefit Trust

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON CITIES EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST TO JOINTLY SELF-INSURE HEALTH PLANS AND PROGRAMS.”

LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved final approval of Resolution #2013-22. MOTION CARRIED 5-0
Res. #2013-22 APPROVED
AB20163 2. Financial Report - 3rd Quarter

Information only.
Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
          2. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          3. Old/New business
None presented.
(Committee of the Whole continued after Executive Session)
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Potential Property Sale: Staff provided information on a potential property sale. Direction given. No action taken.
No action
2. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on the potential acquisition of 29 acres in the Lake Whatcom watershed, off Lake Louise Road. The seller is Trillium Corporation and the property links adjacent preserved properties. The purchase price is $213,728.00

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $213,728.00. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
APPROVED
Committee Of The Whole - Continued
AB20142 4. Worksession regarding the 2014 Preliminary Budget

Discussion during committee. Council provided direction to staff.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Mayor's Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
The Mayor reported:
    Naked Clothing has moved into the former MerchBot location.
    Staff is looking at the possibility of locating a satellite visitor’s center in the former Stamp & Coin location.
    A letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs has not been answered.
    EDI grant for Bakerview may be in jeopardy.
    Bakerview overpass improvements should be complete in the next two weeks and will gain about 70% additional capacity.
AB20164 2. Mayor's appointment of Ryan Rickerts to the Greenway Advisory Committee for Council's approval

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Ryan Rickerts to the Greenway Advisory Committee, term ending October 28, 2016. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
APPROVED
AB20165 3. Mayor's appointment of Cheri Kilty to the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission on Domestic Violence for Council's information

Information only.
Information only.
AB20166 4. Mayor's reappointment of Janet Simpson as the Fairhaven neighborhood primary representative to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission for Council's information

Information only.
Information only.
AB20167 5. Mayor's appointments to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission for Barkley (Jim Brennan, Gina Urcuyo), Birchwood (Stephanie Twiford, April Barker), Columbia (Janette Kaiser, Jill MacIntyre-Witt), Cordata (Rosalie Nast) and Edgemoor (Diane MacLean, John Erickson), neighborhoods 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.
AB20168 1. Budget Ordinance to implement IAFF 106S 2011-2013 Labor Agreement

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE AMOUNT OF $38,522.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND, $5,427.00 IN THE PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCH FUND AND $14,240.00 IN THE MEDIC ONE FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING THE 2011 THROUGH 2013 LABOR AGREEMENT WITH IAFF LOCAL 106S.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB20169 2. Interlocal Purchasing Agreement with the City of Vancouver(Consent Agenda)
AB20170 3. An Ordinance amending the Bellingham Municipal Code 2.57.010 to update the definition of "disaster" and "emergency" to be consistent with state law

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO EMERGENCY SERVICES, AMENDING CURRENT SECTION 2.57.012 BY ADOPTING THE STATE LAW DEFINITION OF “EMERGENCY”.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB20171 4. An Ordinance repealing Bellingham Municipal Code section 4.82.010 and 020

“AN ORDINANCE REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 4.82.010 AND 4.82.020.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB20172 5. Authorization of checks issued for pay period October 4, 2013 through October 10, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20173 6. Authorization of checks issued for pay period October 11, 2013 through October 17, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20174 7. Authorization of checks issued for payroll September 26, 2013 through October 10, 2013

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration of Ordinances

None
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting:
Monday November 4, 2013


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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