|Call to Order|
|Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:|
Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
|Pledge Of Allegiance|
Led by Council President Lehman.
|Approval of Minutes|
|15-Minute Public Comment Period|
Order of presentations rearranged.
|AB20340 3. Parliamentary Procedure Presentation by Lynden High School FFA|
|AB20339 2. Presentation on Downtown Alley Space Options by Students From a Design Studio Class at Huxley College, Western Washington University|
|AB20338 1. Community Development Advisory Board Presentation|
|Council Standing Committee Meetings|
|Public Works / Public Safety |
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Michael Lilliquist, Jack Weiss
|AB20330 1. Ordinance Amending Bellingham Municipal Code 15.08 to Create a New Service Classification and Rate for Bulk Water Filling Stations|
"AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 15.08 TO ADOPT A SERVICE CLASSIFICATION AND VOLUMETRIC RATE FOR BULK WATER FILLING STATIONS."
BORNEMANN / WEISS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0. Council Member Knutson out of Chambers.
|1st & 2nd APPROVED|
|AB20331 2. Whatcom Falls Water Filtration Plant Pretreatment Update|
Council Member Knutson returned to Chambers.
|AB20332 3. Interlocal Agreement Between City of Bellingham and Whatcom Council of Governments to help fund the Whatcom Smart Trips Program|
Mixed recommendation from committee.
BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to execute the Interlocal Agreement for the Whatcom Smart Trips Program with the Whatcom Council of Governments. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, Weiss opposed.
Jack Weiss, Chair
Roxanne Murphy, Gene Knutson
|AB20333 1. Consideration of a Lease Agreement of 707 Astor Street with Home Port Learning Center|
WEISS / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Lease Agreement for 707 Astor Street with Home Port Learning Center, Inc. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|Finance and Personnel|
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson, Terry Bornemann
|AB20334 1. 2013 Year End Financial Review|
Presentation made during committee. Information only.
|Lake Whatcom and Natural Resources |
Pinky Vargas, Chair
Roxanne Murphy, Terry Bornemann
|AB20335 1. Discussion of Draft Joint Resolutions of the Bellingham City Council, Whatcom County Council and the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District Setting Lake Whatcom Milestones and Inviting Sudden Valley to Join the Policy Group|
Council Member Vargas reported that the committee had recommended approval of the two, draft joint resolutions at the Lake Whatcom Joint Councils and Commission meeting scheduled for March 26, 2014.
|AB20346 2. Report from the March 3, 2014 Lake Whatcom Policy Group Meeting|
Report provided during committee. Information only.
|Committee Of The Whole |
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Pinky Vargas, Terry Bornemann, Michael Lilliquist, Roxanne Murphy
|AB20336 1. Community Solutions Workgroup – Downtown Health and Safety Presentation|
Presentation provided during committee. Information only.
|AB20337 2. Closed Record Hearing and Consideration of an Ordinance for Kulshan Community Land Trust (KCLT) to Use the Demonstration Program for Innovative Permanently Affordable Homeownership (Program) Code to Build Three Affordable Homes|
"AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM APPROV- ING A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM PROPOSAL FOR KULSHAN COMMUNITY LAND TRUST (KCLT) THAT WILL PROVIDE THREE DWELLING UNITS WITH PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMEOWNERSHIP CONSISTENT WITH CHAPTER 20.27 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE."
Council President Lehman reported that council voted unanimously during the Closed Record Hearing to accept the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommendations of the Hearing Examiner.
LEHMAN / LILLIQUIST moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
|Executive Session - Report and action only.|
|2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|3. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|4. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|5. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|6. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter involving the following properties: 2315 Lynn Street and 2512 Lynn Street.|
BORNEMANN / WEISS moved to authorize the Legal Department to file civil nuisance actions with respect to these properties. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
Briefing followed items 2-4.
|AB20341 2. Mayor’s Appointment of Nicholas Kunkel to the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board|
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to approve the Mayor's appointment of Nicholas Kunkel to the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board, term ending March 10, 2017. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB20342 3. Mayor’s Reappointment of David Marshak to the Greenways Advisory Committee|
WEISS / MURPHY moved to approve the Mayor's reappointment of David Marshak to the Greenways Advisory Committee, term ending February 7, 2017. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB20343 4. Mayor’s Appointment of Thomas Barrett to the Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees|
WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to approve the Mayor's appointment of Thomas Barrett to the Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees, term ending March 10, 2019. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Mayor Linville briefed the council on the My Downtown & City Center implementation strategies.
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.
|AB20344 1. Budget Amendment to Allow for Receipt and Spending of $19,096 for the 2014 STOP Grant from the Department of Commerce|
"AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 20414 BUDGET INCREASING GENERAL FUND REVENUE BY $19,096.00 AS A RESULT OF A DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE STOP GRANT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING $19,096.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES."
|AB20345 2. Authorization of checks issued for payroll February 11, 2014 through February 25, 2014|
KNUTSON / MURPHY moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|Final Consideration of Ordinances|
|AB20319 1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2014 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $223,000.00 IN UNANTICIPATED REVENUE AND $80,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNRESERVED BALANCE IN THE WATER FUND TO PROVIDE FOR THE AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES (AIS) BOAT INSPECTION PROGRAM IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.|
KNUTSON / LEHMAN 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: KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, VARGAS
|Ord. 2014-03-013 APPROVED|
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, March 24, 2014