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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: October 10, 2011

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On October 17, at 1:00 p.m., in City Council Chambers, there will be a special 2012 budget worksession for City Council to hear presentations from the Judicial Support Services Department, Information Technology Services Department and Parks and Recreation Department.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Snapp.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the September 12, 2011 minutes of the regular meeting, as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved approval of the September 26, 2011 minutes of the regular meeting, as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Parks And Recreation

Members: Chair, Gene Knutson; Terry Bornemann; Seth Fleetwood
AB19343 1. Greenway Advisory Committee annual report and Strategic Plan update
Presentation made during committee.
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved to approve the Strategic Plan and Project Expenditure Guidelines for Greenway Program Land Acquisitions.
FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved to direct staff to amend the report to add language to reflect the completed purchase of Fairhaven Highlands. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
(MAIN) MOTION CARRIED 7-0, AS AMENDED.
APPROVED WITH DIRECTION TO STAFF
Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Members: Chair, Seth Fleetwood; Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Gene Knutson
AB19336 1. Lake Whatcom invasive species update - Asian Clam

Presentation made during committee. Information only.
Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
Chair, Stan Snapp
AB18874 1. Ordinance for Comcast Cable Television Franchise Agreement

AN ORDINANCE RENEWING THE GRANT OF A FRANCHISE TO COMCAST OF WASHINGTON IV, INC. TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A CABLE SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM; SETTING FORTH CONDITIONS ACCOMPANYING THE GRANT OF FRANCHISE; PROVIDING THE CITY REGULATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE CABLE SYSTEM AND TERMINATING ORDINANCE NO. 10709.”
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

BORNEMANN / WEISS moved to direct staff to write a letter to Congressman Larson encouraging his support of the Community Access Prevention Act. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1ST & 2ND APPROVED
and
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB19342 2. 2012 Preliminary Budget - Department presentations by Police and Museum and discussion of 2012 Capital Projects
Presentations made during committee by Police Department and Museum along with an overview and discussion of 2012 Capital Projects. Information only.
Information only.
          3. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          4. Old/New business

Council Member Weiss noted that the discussion of the Department of Transportation property in the Sunnyland Neighborhood has been postponed to the October 24, 2011 meeting.

Council Member Weiss reminded council that it has been 56 days since the Chuckanut Ridge purchase was approved and there is not a repayment plan in place; and asked that comments he submitted in writing be included in the minutes of this meeting.


Executive Session – Report and action only.
1. LITIGATION: City of Bellingham v. Whatcom County re URMX Growth Board Appeal: Staff provided information on the City’s appeal to the Growth Board.
LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved to authorize settlement of the City’s appeal under the following terms: (1) Whatcom County reduces the size of allowed nonresidential uses in the URMX zone from 5,000 sq. ft. back down to 2,500 sq. ft., and (2) Whatcom County and the City follow an expedited process for entering into a new interlocal agreement on planning, annexation, and development within the City’s Urban Growth Area. MOTION CARRIED 6-0 with KNUTSON abstaining (due to his absence at the Executive Session.)
APPROVED
2. LITIGATION: Hofstetter v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES: Charles Herron: Staff provided information on a claim for damages. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
4. LABOR RELATIONS UPDATE: Staff provided information on labor relations. 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.
Mayor Pike responded to concerns expressed during public comment in relation to the Gateway Pacific Project and employing local workers.
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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.
AB19344 1. Resolution authorizing City sponsorship of the Northwest Clean Air Agency for eligibility in the Association of Washington Cities/AWC Benefits Trust

Res. 2011-21A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM WITH REGARD TO SPONSORING THE NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY REQUEST TO JOIN THE ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON CITIES EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST.”
Res. 2011-21
(Consent Agenda)
AB19345 2. Resolution for emergency repair of East Maple Street/I-5 water main

Res. 2011-22A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM DECLARING THAT AN EMERGENCY EXISTED JUSTIFYING AN EXEMPTION FROM THE FORMAL BID PROCESS WITH REGARD TO EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO THE EAST MAPLE STREET I-5 WATERMAIN.”
Res. 2011-22 (Consent Agenda)
AB19346 3. Interlocal Agreement between the City of Bellingham and Whatcom Council of Governments to help fund Whatcom Smart Trips Program(Consent Agenda)
AB19347 4. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from September 16, 2011 to September 22, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19348 5. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from September 23, 2011 to September 29, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19349 6. Authorization of check issue for payroll from September 10, 2011 to September 23, 2011

KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its’ entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19338 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $81,084.72 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE POLICE FEDERAL EQUITABLE SHARING FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE, FURNITURE, COMPUTERS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-10-058


Ord. 2011-10-058 APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, October 24, 2011


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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