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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: April 11, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:

None
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Dick Conoboy.
ROLL CALL
Jack Weiss, excused.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved approval of the March 28, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB19161 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $340,000 IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND FOR SPECIAL LEGAL SERVICES AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR PENDING CIVIL LITIGATION CASES

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL $340,000.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND FOR SPECIAL LEGAL SERVICES AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RELATED TO CIVIL CASES PENDING AGAINST THE CITY.”
LILLIQUIST / BUCHANAN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON
AB19162 1. BID AWARD FOR PURCHASE OF TWO DEWATERING CENTRIFUGE UNITS AT POST POINT WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, BID # 17B-2011
BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to award Bid No. 17B-2011 for purchase of two dewatering centrifuge units at Post Point to Alfa-Laval, Inc. of Richmond, Virginia as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid which is $786,445.00, which does not include WSST. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
AB19163 2. BID AWARD FOR 2011 STREET RESURFACING PROGRAM, ES-0443, BID # 20B-2011
BUCHANAN / BORNEMANN moved to award Bid No. 20B-2011 for Street Resurfacing Program, ES-0443 to Colacurcio Brothers Construction of Blaine, Washington as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid which is $2,298,506.85. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; GENE KNUTSON
AB19164 1. INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT WITH DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND DESIGN OF NEARSHORE RESTORATION FOR THE E. FAIRHAVEN SHORELINE AND PADDEN CREEK ESTUARY
FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into the Interagency Agreement with the Washington State Department of Ecology for a feasibility study and design of nearshore restoration actions for the E. Fairhaven Shoreline and Padden Creek Estuary. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB19165 1. 2011 RATE INCREASE FOR BAYVIEW CEMETERY

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING FEES FOR BAYVIEW CEMETERY.”
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved final approval of Resolution #2011-05. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Res. 2011-05
APPROVED
AB19166 2. LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT SALE OF GRAVES AT BAYVIEW CEMETERY

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING FEES FOR BAYVIEW CEMETERY.”
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved final approval of Resolution #2011-06. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Res. 2011-06
APPROVED
TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST;
          JACK WEISS
AB19167 1. PRESENTATION BY WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STAFF REGARDING BELLINGHAM PROJECTS
Information only.
Information only.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP
AB19168 1. RECOMMENDATION AND REQUEST OF THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY [BPDA] TO AUTHORIZE A NEGOTIATED SALES PROCESS FOR THE BPDA-OWNED 1100 CORNWALL AVENUE PROPERTY
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to authorize a negotiated sales process for a.7 acre parcel at 1100 Cornwall Avenue. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
          2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Lilliquist reported that the city’s financial bond rating has been upgraded by Standard & Poor’s due to the city’s strong financial management and discipline.
EXECUTIVE SESSION – Report and action only.
1. LITIGATION - Carlson v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. LITIGATION - Belleau Woods LLC v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a 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.

Mayor Pike recognized the city’s Finance Director, John Carter for his leadership in attaining a higher bond rating through sound financial management and the council’s adoption of Financial Management Guidelines.

Mayor Pike reported that he has appointed Jeff Thomas, Director of Planning & Community Development.
AB19169 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF CRAIG FUNSTON TO THE BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITIES BOARD
Information only.
Information only.
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.
AB19170 1. BID AWARD FOR POST POINT WWTP CONDENSER REPLACEMENT, BID # 12B-2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19171 2. BID AWARD FOR NUMBER 3 STEEL METER BOX LIDS, BID #14B-2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19172 3. ORDINANCE FOR BUDGET AMENDMENT RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS’ TRANSPORTATION SECTION

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE STREET FUND, PUBLIC WORKS TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT GROUP, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19173 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 18, 2011 TO MARCH 24, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19174 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 25, 2011 TO MARCH 31, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19175 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 1, 2011 TO APRIL 7, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19176 7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MARCH 1, 2011 TO MARCH 15, 2011

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB19148 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECORDING THE SOURCES AND USES RELATED TO THE QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BOND ISSUE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES TO MUNICIPAL FACILITIES

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON 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
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-04-019
Ord. 2011-04-019
APPROVED
AB19157 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $63,250.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO BE USED FOR SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS AT THE MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING

BUCHANAN / KNUTSON 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
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-04-020
Ord. 2011-04-020
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.
NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 25, 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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