|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 Lehman.
|Approval Of Minutes|
KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of the January 13, 2014 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|15-Minute Public Comment Period|
|AB 20292 “A RESOLUTION HONORING J LYNNE WALKER FOR HER PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND ITS CITIZENS.”|
Council President Lehman read the resolution into the record.
KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of Resolution #2014-04. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|Res. 2014-04 APPROVED|
|AB20278 1. State of the City Address|
|Council Standing Committee Meetings:|
|Finance and Personnel -|
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Terry Bornemann
|AB20279 Moved to committee of the Whole, Item #2.|
|AB20280 2. Budget Appropriation of Two .5 FTEs in the Police Department|
“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $57,000.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADDITION OF ONE NEW PART-TIME POSITION IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS GROUP AND ONE NEW PART-TIME POSITION IN POLICE ADMINISTRATION, FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES.”
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|1st & 2nd APPROVED|
|Public Works / Public Safety |
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Jack Weiss
|AB20281 1. Port Security Grant Program - Fire Boat; Program Update|
Update provided during committee. Information only.
|AB20282 2. Enter into a Contract for the Purchase of Six Fire / Emergency Medical Service Basic Life Support Aid Cars|
Discussion during committee. Information only.
|Parks and Recreation |
Roxanne Murphy, Chair
Pinky Vargas; Jack Weiss
|AB20262 1. Resolution of the City of Bellingham Adopting an Updated 2014 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan |
“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON ADOPTING AN UPDATED 2014 PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE PLAN.”
MURPHY / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2014-02 .
WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to amend the resolution to include establishment of alternatives to the Level of Service options to be included in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
LILLIQUIST / VARGAS moved to add an additional objective to Section 126.96.36.199 of the Parks & Recreation Open Space Plan. Add: “F. Provide recycling opportunities and facilities at public parks and at points along trails.” MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved, to move Development of Van Wyck Park from Priority 2 designation to Priority 1. MOTION FAILED 3-4, KNUTSON, VARGAS, BORNEMANN, MURPHY opposed.
MAIN MOTION CARRIED AS AMENDED 6-1, LILLIQUIST opposed.
|Res. 2014-02 APPROVED AS AMENDED|
|AB20283 2. Ordinance of the City of Bellingham Relating to the Land Use Planning and Updating Chapter 7 of the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan|
“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND UPDATING CHAPTER 7 OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, WITH THE NEW PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE PLAN.”
MURPHY / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|1st & 2nd APPROVED|
|Committee Of The Whole |
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann, Pinky Vargas, Roxanne Murphy
|AB20284 1. Resolution Supporting Increased Safety Standards for Rail Tank Cars|
“A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING INCREASED SAFETY STANDARDS FOR RAIL TANK CARS THAT TRANSPORT OIL, ETHANOL, AND OTHER FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS THROUGH BELLINGHAM, AND CALLING ON THE FEDERAL U.S. PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION TO ADOPT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN 2014 RULES REQUIRING SAFETY RETROFITTING OF EXISTING RAIL CARS.”
Amendments, as recommended by committee, were read into the record as follows:
4th Whereas: add “transportation centers” after recreation sites and replace the word “sewage” with “wastewater”;
5th Whereas: delete the words “separate in various” between the words ‘four’ and ‘locations’
11th Whereas: replace placeholder “how often” with “daily”
Resolved Paragraph: add “rapid” immediately prior to “implementation” in the first sentence; and add sentence to the paragraph stating: “We further call on federal officials to support and assist local governments in appropriate enhanced emergency response planning and emergency response capacity for rail-tank cars with flammable liquids.
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of Resolution as amended during committee.
LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved to further amend the resolution by adding a second ‘Resolved Paragraph’ stating: “The City of Bellingham supports legislative efforts at the state level to identify communities at particular risk for spills and accidents from added freight traffic carrying crude oil, and to provide the resources for identified communities to adequately mitigate and manage these new or heightened risks. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to further amend the resolution by striking language in Whereas #15 and replacing it with “the City has recently invested and plans to continue to invest substantially in restoration of nearshore and shoreline habitats, and revitalizing the old Georgia-Pacific site, and both would be adversely impacted by oil spills, train accidents and/or derailments, and increased rail traffic.” MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
MAIN MOTION CARRIED 7-0. Resolution #2014-03 approved as amended.
|Res. 2014-03 APPROVED AS AMENDED|
|Moved from Finance & Personnel Committee.|
AB20279 1. Ordinance Repealing the B&O Tax Exception for Nonprofit Religious Healthcare Providers and Adopting Healthcare-Specific Deductions and Exemptions Contained in the Washington State B&O Tax Code
During committee, council gave direction to schedule a Public Hearing on the proposed ordinance. Direction was provided to staff to develop a report on an alternative proposal brought forward by Peace Health St Joseph Hospital and to make the findings of that report available to council prior to the public hearing.
|AB20285 2. A Briefing on the Initiation of a Rental Registration Program|
The Committee of the Whole sent this item to the Planning & Development committee for further discussion.
|Sent to Planning Committee|
|AB20286 2. Mayor's Appointment of Robert Camandona to the Museum Foundation Board for Council Approval|
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval of Robert Camandona to the Museum Foundation Board, term ending January 27, 2017. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB20287 3. Mayor's Appointment of Tom Weller and Tim Crandall to the Transportation Commission for Council Approval|
BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved approval of Tom Weller, term ending October 24, 2014 and Tim Crandall, term ending May 9, 2014 to the Transportation Commission. 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.
|AB20288 1. Close the Squalicum Park / Olympic Fund|
“AN ORDINANCE CLOSING THE SQUALICUM PARK / OLYMPIC FUND.”
|1ST & 2ND |
|AB20289 2. Authorization of checks issued for January 3, 2014 through January 9, 2014||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB20290 3. Authorization of checks issued for January 10, 2014 through January 16, 2014||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB20291 4. Authorization of checks issued for payroll December 24, 2013 through January 10, 2014|
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY|
|Final Consideration of Ordinance |
*There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:01 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday February 10, 2014