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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, July 15, 2013,
Book: 67, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The Committee Meetings were called to order

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

Planning and Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Gene Knutson

AB20046 1. An Ordinance relating to the 2013 Budget appropriating $750,000 in available HUD funding for low income housing

Presented by: David Stalheim, Planning and Community Development Block Grant Manager

ML/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. JW concurred

AB20047 2. A discussion regarding the concept of opportunity zones

Presented by: Mayor Kelli Linville
Darby Cowles, Planning Special Projects Development Specialist
Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director

INFORMATION ONLY

Waterfront/Downtown Development
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Jack Weiss


AB20048 1. Staff presentation regarding the proposed Waterfront District Sub-area Plan and related documents

Presented by: Mayor Kelli Linville
Tara Sundin, Waterfront Project Manager
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
James King, Parks and Recreation Director
John Carter, Finance Director

INFORMATION ONLY

Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Stan Snapp

AB20049 1. Updates on Squalicum Creek Corridor Projects: Squalicum Creek
Re-route (EV-110), James Street Bridge (ER-09), Orchard Street Extension (ES-440), Bay to Baker Trail (PD3003-X)

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Craig Mueller, Public Works Project Engineer
Gina Austin, Parks and Recreation Project Engineer
Renee LaCroix, Public Works Environmental Coordinator

INFORMATION ONLY

AB20050 2. Report regarding the July 8, 2013, Lake Whatcom Policy Group meeting

Presented by: Cathy Lehman, Committee Chair

INFORMATION ONLY

Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Stan Snapp

AB20051 1. Bid Award for Bill McDonald Parkway Sidewalk Project,
Bid #42B-2013, ES-0474

Presented by: Rory Routhe, Assistant Public Works Director
Larry Scholten, Project Engineer

SS/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred

AB20052 2. An Ordinance approving issuance of 2013 Water and Sewer Revenue bonds in the amount not to exceed $17,000,000

Presented by: John Carter, Finance Director
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

SS/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred

AB20053 3. Business and Occupation Tax exemption discussion

Presented by: Brian Henshaw, Budget Manager
Mayor Kelli Linville
John Carter, Finance Director

GK/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND DIRECTION TO STAFF TO BRING BACK AN ORDINANCE. Motion withdrawn.

GK/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND DIRECTION TO STAFF TO BRING BACK OPTIONS FOR ELIMINATING THE EXEMPTION. Motion carried 3-0.

Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann

AB20054 1. Army Street Project briefing and status

Presented by: Jim Long, Executive Director, Bellingham Public Development Authority
Mayor Kelli Linville

INFORMATION ONLY

AB20032 2. Discussion of a draft Ordinance to amend the regulations for public disturbance noise related to construction activities and to discuss conducting a public hearing

Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director
Mayor Kelli Linville

GK/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING. The motion carried 7-0.


AB20033 3. Discussion regarding the regulation of amateur radio antennas

Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director
Roger Christenson, Fire Chief
Jackie Lynch, Planner

ML/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND REQUESTING THIS MATTER BE ADDED TO THE 2014 PLANNING DEPARTMENT WORK PLAN. The motion carried 4-3. CL, SS, TB opposed.

AB20055 4. 2013 State Legislative Review

Presented by: Mayor Kelli Linville
Tom McBride, McBride Public Affairs
Ben Buccholz, McBride Public Affairs

INFORMATION ONLY


None submitted

None submitted.

At 4:28:18 PM Council President Fleetwood adjourned the meeting to Executive Session to hear the following:

An Executive Session item was added to the Agenda:

Executive Session
Closed to the public. Report in the Regular Meeting only:

1. Potential Property Acquisition - (Marriner – Approx. 10 min.)


ADJOURNMENT
At 4:28:41 PM the meeting was called back to order and adjourned.




Seth Fleetwood, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
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