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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: July 15, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Wednesday, July 17, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Lobby, City and Port staff will be available to discuss the Waterfront District proposal and answer questions at an informational open house.
    On Monday, August 5, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the proposed Waterfront District Sub-Area Plan, Development Regulations, Design Standards, Planned Action Ordinance, Development Agreement and Facilities Interlocal Agreement.
    On Monday, August 12, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the emergency Ordinances approved on July 1st, adopting interim zoning for the cultivation of medical marijuana for personal use and in collective gardens and imposing a moratorium on the establishment of facilities producing, processing and retailing recreational marijuana.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance

Led by Council President Fleetwood.
Roll Call

All present.
Approval Of Minutes

SNAPP / LEHMAN moved approval of the July 1, 2013 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Public Hearing
AB20045 1. Public Hearing and Resolution: Consideration of requests to docket Comprehensive Plan Amendments for review in the 2013-14 City work program located in Samish, Happy Valley and Cordata Neighborhoods, Meridian, Cornwall Park and South Neighborhoods; and a city-wide update to the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan:
            ZON2013-0002 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PRO) Plan Update. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department proposes to update the PRO Plan.
              ZON2013-00003 Meridian Neighborhood Plan Amendment. The property owner (Church of the Nazarene) proposes to rezone properties in Area 35 of the Meridian Neighborhood from Industrial, Planned to Residential Multi, Planned.
                ZON2013-00005 Samish, Happy Valley and Cordata Neighborhood Plan Amendments. City Planning staff proposes amendments to the neighborhood plans and Comprehensive Plan land use designation maps to correspond with the neighborhood zoning maps and zoning tables.
                  ZON2013-00006 South Neighborhood Plan Amendment. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department proposes to rezone properties with Area 4 of the South Neighborhood from Residential Multi, Planned to Public, Open Space.
                    ZON2013-00007 Cornwall Park Neighborhood Plan Amendment. City planning staff proposes to remove the requirement to extend Orchard Place to Baker Street within the neighborhood plan and Cornwall Park table of zoning regulations for Areas 2 and 3.
          A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE DOCKET OF PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT TO BE REVIEWED IN 2013 - 2014.”

          Public hearing held.

          BORNEMANN / SNAPP moved final approval of Resolution #2013-10. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
          Public Hearing Held.
          Res. 2013-10 APPROVED
          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

          “AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING ADDITIONAL GRANT REVENUE AND APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURES OF $750,000.00 IN THE HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP GRANT FUND.”

          WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
          1st & 2nd APPROVED
          AB20047 2. A discussion regarding the concept of opportunity zones

          Discussion during committee. Information only.
          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

          Presentation made during committee. Information only.
          Public Hearing scheduled for August 5, 2013.
          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)

          Update provided during committee. Information only.
          Information only.
          AB20050 2. Report regarding the July 8, 2013, Lake Whatcom Policy Group meeting

          Report presented during committee. Information only.
          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

          LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to award Bid No. 42B-2013 for Bill McDonald Parkway Sidewalk Project to Faber Construction of Lynden, 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 $408,036.99. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
          APPROVED
          AB20052 2. An Ordinance approving issuance of 2013 Water and Sewer Revenue bonds in the amount not to exceed $17,000,000

          AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, APPROVING CERTAIN ADDITIONS, BETTERMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY’S COMBINED WATER AND SEWAGE SYSTEM; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF WATER AND SEWER REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $17,000,000 TO PAY COSTS OF THE IMPROVEMENTS; DELEGATING AUTHORITY TO APPROVE THE METHOD OF SALE FOR AND FINAL TERMS OF THE BONDS; AND RESERVING THE RIGHT TO ISSUE REVENUE BONDS ON A PARITY WITH THE BONDS UPON COMPLIANCE WITH CERTAIN CONDITIONS. “

          LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, WEISS opposed.
          1st & 2nd APPROVED
          AB20053 3. Business and Occupation Tax exemption discussion

          Discussion held during committee
          LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to bring forward options to modify or eliminate the B&O Tax Exemption. MOTION CARRIED 7-0..
          Direction to staff
          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

          Discussion held during committee. Information only.
          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

          FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved to direct staff to schedule a public hearing. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
          DIRECTION TO STAFF
          AB20033 3. Discussion regarding the regulation of amateur radio antennas

          FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved to direct staff to add to the Planning & Community Development 2014 work plan. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, BORNEMANN, LEHMAN, SNAPP opposed.
          DIRECTION TO STAFF
          AB20055 4. 2013 State Legislative Review

          Presentation made during committee. Information only.
          Information only.
                  5. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

          None submitted at evening meeting.
                  6. Old/New business
          Council Member Weiss asked about the funding package and safety of Whatcom Creek Bridge. Staff reported that funding options for both Whatcom Creek Bridge and the Boulevard Park Pedestrian Crossing are being studied. Structural bridge engineers have determined that the bridge is not safe due to rot in the bridge, in addition to the damage from the fire.

          Council Member Weiss discussed residential parking issues. Staff reported that this is a big issue and because of the workload, this has slipped a bit in priority for the Transportation Commission. Staff will convey that it is a priority of the council.
          Mayor's Report
                  1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
          Mayor Linville briefed the council on:
            Upcoming waterfront presentations and tours. The complete schedule is on the City’s web site.
            The City participated in the Bellingham Pride Festival over the weekend.
            The Mayor read a proclamation at the opening of the Whatcom Humane Society facility.
            The Mayor thanked Council Member Lehman for her excellent liaison with the Lake Whatcom Policy Group.
          AB20056 2. Mayor's reappointment of Scot Barg and Anne-Marie Faiola to the Bellingham Public Development Authority

          SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor to reappoint Scot Barg, term ending July 21, 2016 and Anne-Marie Faiola, term ending July 21, 2016 to the Bellingham Public Development Authority. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
          APPROVED
          AB20057 3. Mayor's reappointment of David Warren to the Bellingham/Whatcom Public Facilities District

          BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to reappoint David Warren to the Bellingham/Whatcom Public Facilities District, term ending July 30, 2017. 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.
          AB20058 1. Operations Data Assistant reclassification

          AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, STREET FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED.”
          1st & 2nd
          (Consent Agenda)
          AB20059 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period June 21, 2013 through June 27, 2013(Consent Agenda)
          AB20060 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period June 26, 2013 through July 4, 2013(Consent Agenda)
          AB20061 4. Authorization of checks issued for payroll June 11, 2013 through June 25, 2013(Consent Agenda)

          AB20062 5. Authorization of checks issued for payroll June 26, 2013 through July 10, 2013

          KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
          CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
          Executive Session – Report only
            1. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on the potential acquisition of the Neher Property, a 1.04 acre parcel located at the northwest corner of Marine Drive and Locust Avenue. The city will use the property to provide public parking and trailhead amenities for the city’s Whirlwind Beach Properties. The purchase price is $288,200.00

          SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $288,200.00. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
          APPROVED
          Final Consideration of Ordinances
          AB19957 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 262.5 ACRES OF UNINCORPORATED PROPERTY LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF THE BELLINGHAM CITY LIMITS AND COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY ALDRICH ROAD ANNEXATION; ASSIGNING CITY LAND USE AND ZONING DESIGNATIONS AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

          KNUTSON / BORNEMANN 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, LEHMAN, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP
          NAYS: WEISS
          ABSTENTIONS:

          MOTION CARRIED 6-1 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-07-054
          Ord. 2013-07-054 APPROVED
          AB20031 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $33,282.00 IN THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER FUND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADDITION OF ONE NEW POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NATURAL RESOURCES GROUP, FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES

          BORNEMANN / 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, LEHMAN, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
          NAYS:
          ABSTENTIONS:

          MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-07-055
          Ord. 2013-07-055 APPROVED
          AB20036 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $180,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING RESTRICTED RESERVES CAPITAL IN THE GENERAL FUND TO PAY FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE ARTIFICIAL TURF AT CIVIC FIELD

          KNUTSON / BORNEMANN 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, LEHMAN, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
          NAYS:
          ABSTENTIONS:

          MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-07-056
          Ord. 2013-07-056 APPROVED
          AB20038 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $30,000.00 IN THE GOLF COURSE FUND TO COMPLETE THE WASH BAY EQUIPMENT FACILITIES PROJECTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS YEAR, FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES

          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, LEHMAN, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
          NAYS:
          ABSTENTIONS:

          MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-07-057
          Ord. 2013-07-057 APPROVED
          Adjournment

          There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:06 p.m.
          Next City Council Meeting:
          Monday August 5, 2013


          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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