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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: May 21, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Saturday, May 19, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd., the City Council will hold a retreat to discuss City Departments' and City Council work plan priorities in preparation for 2013 budgeting.
    On Monday, June 4, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a Fairhaven Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Urban Village Plan.

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
LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved approval of the May 7, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1, SNAPP abstained.

LEHMAN / WEISS moved approval of the May 14, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 5-0-2, SNAPP, KNUTSON abstained.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Public Hearing
AB19579 1. 2013-2018 Draft Transportation Improvement Program [6-year TIP]

Public hearing held.
Information only.

Public hearing held.
Information only.
Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Finance & Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19580 1. Approval of payment of Claims for Damages in excess of $15,000 for a broken water line and a broken sewer line

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to ratify the payments of Claims #2012-07 and #2012-10. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19543 1. Proposals from Potential Parkade Tenants
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval of Option B: Three Month Feasibility Period as shown on pages 51/52 of agenda packet. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, LEHMAN opposed.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19581 1. Briefing on implementation of 2009 Lake Whatcom Reservoir Regulatory Chapter, aka the "Silver Beach Ordinance"
Information only.
Information only.
Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
AB19582 1. Review of the Department of Ecology's Bellingham Field Office set of preliminary required and recommended revisions to the 2009 City of Bellingham Shoreline Master Program (SMP)
WEISS / SNAPP moved concurrence with staff recommendation to implement Department of Ecology revisions as proposed. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB19483 2. A Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezone for approximately 113 acres in Areas 5 and 6, Samish Neighborhood. Applicant: Free Spirit Enterprises, LLC. Owner: Padden Trails, LLC
Council Member Weiss reported consensus of the council’s direction to staff during committee to amend findings to increase proposed density to 14,000 sq. ft. per unit for consideration at the June 18th meeting.

DIRECTION TO STAFF
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
AB19583 1. Low-Income Housing Levy Ordinance

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING; REQUESTING THAT A SPECIAL ELECTION BE HELD CONCURRENT WITH THE NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION FOR SUBMISSION TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF A PROPOSITION TO LIFT THE LIMIT ON REGULAR PROPERTY TAXES UNDER CHAPTER 84.55 RCW IN ORDER TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY TO LEVY ADDITIONAL TAXES FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSING FOR UP TO SEVEN (7) YEARS; SETTING FORTH THE BALLOT PROPOSITION; AND PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS WITH FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE TAXES AUTHORIZED.”

FLEETWOOD / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to 1) redraft the ordinance to reflect Option 2, as presented to council during committee (to split the levy into two Housing Funds $.24/thousand very low income; $.12 low income); 2) add intent as to use of funds; and 3) to add an advisory board provision. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

Staff will return the redrafted ordinance for council consideration on June 4th.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
          2. Old/New business

None presented.

Executive Session – Report and action only.
1. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken. NO ACTION
2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken. NO ACTION
3. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. 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.

None presented.
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.
AB19584 1. Consideration for application for Bureau of Justice Grant in the amount of $22,069(Consent Agenda)
AB19585 2. McLeod/Northwest Drive Roundabout Phase II - State and Federal Funding Swap

“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $750,000.00 FEDERAL INDIRECT GRANT THROUGH THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE NORTHWEST / MCLEOD ROUNDABOUT, AND INCREASING RESERVES IN THE SECOND QUARTER REAL ESTATE EXCISE FUND. (STATE & FEDERAL FUNDING SWAP).”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19586 3. Bid Award for air compressor at Post Point Waste Water Treatment Plant; Bid #29B-2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19587 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period May 4, 2012 through May 10, 2012

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19576 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM TO ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR PURPOSES OF RECOGNIZING BOARD AND COMMISSION VOLUNTEERS

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, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-05-031

Ord. 2012-05-031 APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:22 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, June 4, 2012
Deadline to submit material for the public hearing for
inclusion in the published agenda packet:
Wednesday, May 30, 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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