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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: June 04, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    No special meetings scheduled for June at this time.

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
WEISS / SNAPP moved approval of the May 21, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Presentation
AB19589 1. Joint Resolution for the continuation of county-wide Whatcom Medic One services

“A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND WHATCOM COUNTY ADOPTING THE JOINTLY RECOMMENDED BUSINESS MODEL FOR COUNTY-WIDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS).”
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2012-13. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2012-13
APPROVED
Public Hearing
AB19590 1. Consideration of the Fairhaven Neighborhood and Urban Village Plan, development regulations and design standards.
Public hearing held. Written comment only will remain open. Worksessions scheduled for June 6, June 11 and June 13.
Information only.

Public hearing held. Written comment remain open. Worksessions scheduled.
Information only.
Finance & Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19591 1. Set financial parameters for establishing 2013-2014 General Fund budget
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to approve the financial parameters. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19547 1. Update on Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Program
Information only.
Information only.
Parks And Recreation
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Stan Snapp; Jack Weiss
AB19592 1. Bloedel Donovan Park Master Plan Amendment Adoption
Worksessions to be scheduled between June 15 & 25.
Worksessions to be scheduled.
Transportation
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19579 1. Resolution to adopt the 2013-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (6-year TIP)

“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON ADOPTING THE 2013 – 2018 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.”
LEHMAN reported that this item has been postponed to June 18th.
Postponed to 6/18
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
AB19370 1. Update and modification to approved City of Bellingham Performance Measures

FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved to approve the modified City of Bellingham Performance Measures. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19593 2. A Resolution expressing opposition to the Supreme Court decision in Citizen United v. FEC and supporting an amendment to the United States Constitution

“A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING OPPOSITION TO THE SUPREME COURT DECISION IN CITIZEN UNITED V. FEC, AND SUPPORTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.”
FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved final approval of Resolution #2012-14. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2012-14
APPROVED
AB19583 3. 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 FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSING; DECLARING THE EXISTENCE OF AN EMERGENCY UNDER CHAPTER 84.52.105 AND REQUESTING VOTER APPROVAL OF AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX FOR VERY LOW-INCOME HOUSING; PROVIDING FOR THE EXPIRATION OF THE ADDITIONAL LEVIES AT THE END OF SEVEN YEARS; SETTING FORTH THE BALLOT PROPOSITION; DESIGNATING A CITIZEN LEVY ADVISORY COMMITTEE; AND PROVIDING FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS WITH FUNDS DERIVED FROM THE TAXES AUTHORIZED.”
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
          4. Old/New business
None presented.
Executive Session – Report and action only.
    1. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction give. 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.
    The city will be hiring a Natural Resources Manager which will provide an opportunity to pull all the environmental programs together.
    Chuckanut Ridge: the Mayor noted that there are a wide variety of options that are being considered to repay the loan.
AB19594 2. Approval of Mayor's Appointment of Peter Ruffatto as the City Attorney
WEISS / SNAPP moved to approve the appointment of Peter Ruffatto as City Attorney. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
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.
AB19595 1. Authorization of checks issued for pay period May 11, 2012 through May 17, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19596 2. Authorization of checks issued for payroll May 11, 2012 through May 25, 2012

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

CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19585 1. 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)

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 #2012-06-032
Ord. 2012-06-032 APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:14 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, June 18, 2012


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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