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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: March 10, 2014


Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Saturday, March 15 at 8:30 AM at Woodstock Farms, the City Council will hold a retreat.
    On Monday, March 24 at 12:30 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Meeting.
    On Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be an Annual Lake Whatcom Joint Councils and Commission Meeting.
    On Monday, April 7, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing to consider a Proposed Text Amendment to BMC 20.00.100 Lettered Streets Table of Zoning Regulations.

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

Led by Council President Lehman.
Roll Call

All present.
Approval of Minutes

None submitted.
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Presentation
Order of presentations rearranged.
AB20340 3. Parliamentary Procedure Presentation by Lynden High School FFA

Information only.
INFORMATION ONLY
AB20339 2. Presentation on Downtown Alley Space Options by Students From a Design Studio Class at Huxley College, Western Washington University

Information only.
INFORMATION ONLY
AB20338 1. Community Development Advisory Board Presentation

Information only.
INFORMATION ONLY
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

Information only.

Council Member Knutson returned to Chambers.
INFORMATION ONLY
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.
APPROVED
Planning
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.
APPROVED
Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson, Terry Bornemann
AB20334 1. 2013 Year End Financial Review

Presentation made during committee. Information only.
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.
DIRECTION PROVIDED
AB20346 2. Report from the March 3, 2014 Lake Whatcom Policy Group Meeting

Report provided during committee. Information only.
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.
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.
Report; and
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
          3. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting Minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          4. Old/New Business
A letter is being sent to Governor Inslee and Legislative Leaders from Council President Lehman requesting that the state partner with cities and towns to meet the commitment to provide local communities with strong regulation, law enforcement and public safety protections expected by citizens when voters legalized marijuana.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Labor Relations Update: Evaluation of the Qualifications of an Applicant for Public Employment: The council discussed and evaluated the qualifications of an applicant for permanent employment. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
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
APPROVED
Mayor's Report
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.
APPROVED
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.
APPROVED
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.
APPROVED
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

Mayor Linville briefed the council on the My Downtown & City Center implementation strategies.
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.
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."
(Consent Agenda)
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.
CONSENT
AGENDA
APPROVED
IN ITS
ENTIRETY
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
NAYS: BORNEMANN, MURPHY, WEISS
EXCUSED:

MOTION CARRIED 4-3 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2014-03-013

Ord. 2014-03-013 APPROVED
Adjournment

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, March 24, 2014


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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