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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: February 28, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Monday, March 14, 1:00 - 1:55 p.m. in Council Chambers there will be a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board to review and approve an Interlocal Agreement between WTA and the TBD and an Interlocal Agreement between the TBD and the City of Bellingham.
    The March 14th City Council Committee Meetings will begin at 2:00 pm following the TBD Meetings.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Charlie Sheldon.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
GK / BB moved approval of the February 7, 2011 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

PRESENTATIONS
AB19107 1. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY PRESENTATION
Mayor Pike proclaimed March 8, 2011 as International Women’s Day 100 Year Celebration. Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB19108 2. RECOGNITION OF JIM BISHOP FOR SEVEN YEARS SERVICE ON THE BELLINGHAM PLANNING COMMISSION
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB19109 3. INTRODUCTION OF NEW PORT OF BELLINGHAM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHARLIE SHELDON
Information only.
INFO ONLY
PUBLIC HEARING
AB19110 1. PUBLIC HEARING UNDER BMC 4.84.020 TO CONSIDER SURPLUS PROPERTY DECLARATIONS FOR THREE PROPERTIES LOCATED ON SUNSET DRIVE AND DETERMINATION OF METHOD OF DISPOSITION
Public hearing held.
JW / GK moved to declare properties located on Sunset Drive surplus and direct staff to conduct a sealed bid process. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB19111 1. PRESENTATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP OF CITY SITES INCLUDING TIMING AND ESTIMATED COSTS
Information only.
INFO ONLY
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; JACK WEISS; BARRY BUCHANAN; GENE KNUTSON
AB19112 1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Information only.
INFO ONLY
PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; SETH FLEETWOOD; GENE KNUTSON
AB19113 1. BELLINGHAM CITY HALL NOMINATION TO BE PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
JW / TB moved to direct staff to prepare a resolution in support of the nomination placing Bellingham City Hall on the National Register of Historic Places. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON
AB19114 1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 15.08.230 AND 15.12.175 REVISING WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT CHARGES [SDCs] RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION FOR SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL HOMES

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING SECTIONS 15.08.230 AND 15.12.175 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE, REVISING CONNECTION FEES FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICES.”
BB / ML moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19115 2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 17.20.010 AND 17.20.030 TO CLARIFY THAT THE CITY HAS ADOPTED THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE AS AMENDED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AND TO ESTABLISH A NEW GRADE STANDARD FOR FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROADS

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 17.20.010 AND 17.20.030 TO CLARIFY THAT THE CITY HAS ADOPTED THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE AS AMENDED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AND TO ESTABLISH A NEW GRADE STANDARD FOR FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROADS.”
TB / JW moved approval for first and second reading.
SF / GK moved to amend the ordinance to add a 4th exception: “This restriction shall not apply: (1) to existing structures regulated by the International Residential Code; (2) to vested building permit applications for single-family dwellings; and (3) to permits for single-family dwellings located in subdivisions that received preliminary plat approval prior to the effective date of this ordinance.”
MOTION CARRIED 4-3, TB, SS, JW opposed.
(MAIN) MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

1st & 2nd
APPROVED AS AMENDED
AB19116 3. SUNNYLAND INFLOW AND INFILTRATION [I&I] PROJECT UPDATE
BB / JW moved to direct staff to proceed with next steps. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB19117 4. POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS - PRECONSTRUCTION SERVICES CONTRACTS AND OUTREACH ACTIVITIES; PROJECT NO. EU-145
Information only.
INFO ONLY
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP
AB19118 1. BELLINGHAM SISTER CITIES UPDATE TO COUNCIL
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB19119 2. NEWLY PROPOSED SISTER CITY OF TSETSERLEG, MONGOLIA
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB19120 3. SECOND OPERATING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY [BPDA]
JW / GK moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into the Second Operation Agreement with the Bellingham Public Development Authority. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
          4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
JW / ML moved to direct research staff to work with Pipeline Safety Trust and MRSC to bring back a report on options for ordinances relating to pipeline safety location to new construction. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report and action:
1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction provided. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided an update on resolution of a contract interpretation dispute regarding a service agreement with Tax Recovery Services.
TB / GK moved to authorize the Mayor to sign an agreement with Tax Recovery Services to resolve issues regarding the method of addressing litigation costs and the payment for services by Tax Recovery Services in connection with tax audits of Puget Sound Energy and Encogen. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction provided. No action taken.NO ACTION
4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on the acquisition of a 5 acre parcel in northwest Bellingham which will be part of a future trail link between Cordata and the Riley property. The purchase price is $77,170. The seller is the Thomas Durham Trust.
BB / TB moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $77,170. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on the acquisition of a 4.7 acre parcel in southwest Bellingham in the Chuckanut/Interurban corridor. The purchase price is $500,000 which is the appraised value. The City will also grant the seller a view easement over the City’s Woodstock Farm Park property in favor of the Seller’s remaining property. Clark is the seller.
JW / GK moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $500,000 together with the grant of a view easement over the City’s Woodstock Farm Park property in favor of the Seller’s remaining property. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
6. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided an update on a potential property acquisition. Direction provided. No action takenNO ACTION
7. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction provided. 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.
AB19121 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF DIANE BLAKE TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
Information only.
INFO 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
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AB19122 1. ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET FOR RECEIPT OF GRANT FUNDS FROM THE NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY AND THE CORRESPONDING EXPENDITURES.

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY GRANT TO ADVANCE OUR COMMUNITIES EFFORTS REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND APPROPRIATING $30,000.00 IN EXPENDITURES.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19123 2. ORDINANCE CORRECTING AN ERROR IN THE CORDATA TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS, BMC 20.00.045

"AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING AREA 9 OF THE CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS, BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.00.045, TO CORRECT AN ERROR.
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19124 3. ORDINANCE CORRECTING AN ERROR IN THE KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD ZONING TABLE

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING AREA 14A OF THE KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS, BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 20.00.095, TO CORRECT AN ERROR.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19125 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 4, 2011 TO FEBRUARY 10, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19126 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 11, 2011 TO FEBRUARY 17, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19127 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM FEBRUARY 18, 2011 TO FEBRUARY 24, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19128 7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JANUARY 16, 2011 TO JANUARY 31, 2011
GK / BB moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB19091 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $5,120.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND, AND $1,705.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND, FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECLASSIFYING TWO POSITIONS IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT

TB / JW 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 #2011-02-005
Ord. 2011-02-005
APPROVED
AB19092 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CREATING A SPECIAL REVENUE FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR REVENUE AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT

JW / ML 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 #2011-02-006
Ord. 2011-02-006
APPROVED
AB19094 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION GRANT TO PROVIDE FOR SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING BEACONS FOR HAPPY VALLEY AND LARRABEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, AND APPROPRIATING $15,000.00 FOR THEIR PURCHASE

TB / GK 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 #2011-02-007
Ord. 2011-02-007
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:02 p.m.
NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 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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