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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: May 23, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Monday, May 23, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mayor’s Boardroom, there will be a meeting of the City Council’s Planning and Community Development Committee to discuss options for possible revisions of impact fees and system development charges.
      On Wednesday, May 25, 10:00 a.m. meeting of Medic One Policy Working Group with the EMS Planning Committee at the County Courthouse.
      On Monday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the 2012 - 2017 Transportation Improvement Program.

    Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
    Led by Adrienne Lederer.
    ROLL CALL
    All present.
    APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved approval of the May 9, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    APPROVED
    15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

    PRESENTATION
    AB19203 1. PRESENTATION REGARDING BELLINGHAM BELLS BY EDDIE POPLAWSKI
    Information only.
    Information only.
    PUBLIC HEARING
    AB19204 1. REQUEST FROM THE SUNNYLAND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION TO DOCKET FOR REVIEW A PROPOSED NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE
    Public hearing held.
    KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved to docket the proposal.
    WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to postpone consideration to June 6, 2011 and then consider Council Member Knutson’s motion. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, KNUTSON
    OPPOSED.
    Public hearing held.
    Postponed to June 6, 2011.
    COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
    FINANCE & PERSONNEL
    MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD
    AB19205 1. RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE AN INDIVIDUAL TO SERVE AS INVESTMENT OFFICER IN THE FINANCE DIRECTOR’S ABSENCE.

    A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE FINANCE DIRECTOR TO DESIGNATE AN INDIVIDUAL TO SERVE AS INVESTMENT OFFICER IN THE DIRECTOR’S ABSENCE.”
    LILLIQUIST / BUCHANAN moved final approval of Resolution #2011-07. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    Res. 2011-07
    APPROVED
    WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
    MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; JACK WEISS; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON
    AB19206 1. UPDATE ON WATERFRONT PROJECT STATUS
    Information only.
    Information only.
    PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
    MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON
    AB19207 1. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WHATCOM COUNTY, FERNDALE AND PORT OF BELLINGHAM FOR SHARED USE OF STREET SWEEPER
    BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County, Ferndale and Port of Bellingham for shared use of street sweeper. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    APPROVED
    AB19208 2. BID AWARD FOR MEADOR/KANSAS/ELLIS TRAIL, PROJECT #ES-413, BID NUMBER 19B-2011
    BUCHANAN / WEISS moved to award Bid No. 19B-2011 for Meador/Kansas/Ellis Trail project #ES-413 to Larry Brown Construction of Bellingham, 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 $853,167.25. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    APPROVED
    AB19209 3. ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE TWO STATE LAWS

    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES, AMENDING CURRENT SECTION 10.10.005 BY ADOPTING STATE LAW CRIMINAL OFFENSES BY REFERENCE.”
    BUCHANAN / WEISS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    1st & 2nd
    APPROVED
    AB19210 4. CASCADE NATURAL GAS CORPORATION FRANCHISE UPDATE
    Information only.
    Information only.
    TRANSPORTATION
    MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST;
            JACK WEISS
    AB19211 1. DRAFT 2012-2017 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) AND REPORT ON THE ORCHARD STREET EXTENSION FEASIBILITY STUDY
    Information only. Direction to staff was not required.
    Information only.
    COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
    CHAIR, STAN SNAPP
            1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    None submitted at evening meeting.
            2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
    LILLIQUIST / FLEETWOOD moved to approve the draft letter regarding the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project and the scope of the EIS letter. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

    Council Member Fleetwood noted the parking situation in Fairhaven and asked if the parking needs there will be addressed in the future. Mayor Pike said that they will be addressed.
    EXECUTIVE SESSION – Report and action only.
    1. LABOR & NEGOTIATIONS: Staff provided an update on the ratification of the Teamsters Local 231 (Supervisors and Professionals) bargaining agreement for 2011-2013.

    BORNEMANN / BUCHANAN moved to approve the agreement with Teamsters Local 231 – Supervisors and Professionals with the following terms:

    Term of Agreement: 3 years

    Wages: 2011 – 0%
    2012 – 2013: 2% each year

    Benefits: -City contribution capped at lowest cost plan premium, minus employee share.

    -Employee share on lowest cost plan premium waived for a 12-month period. Effective July 1, 2012 the employee premium share amount will resume as before.

    Deferred Comp : City provides 1.5% match on employee contribution to a 457 account, effective July 1, 2011.

    Signing Bonus: City pays each active (at the time of ratification) Teamster member $650 on July 1, 2011, if they remain an active member of record at that time.

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    APPROVED
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only.
    Information only.
    MAYOR’S REPORT
            1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

    Mayor Pike clarified several items in relation to the proposed ordinance regarding water/sewer service zones [see AB 19189, Final Consideration of Ordinances].

    Mayor Pike announced that the City will be hosting an input session on June 1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bellingham Municipal Court building regarding the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project.
    AB19212 2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF ALEX MCLEAN TO THE GREENWAYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to approve the reappointment of Alex McLean to the Greenways Advisory Committee, term ending May 31, 2014. 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.
    AB19213 1. ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE FINANCE DIRECTOR TO PROVIDE DIRECTION TO THE WHATCOM COUNTY TREASURER REGARDING TRANSFER OF PROPERTY TAX COLLECTED ON BEHALF OF THE CITY

    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF CITY PROPERTY TAXES BY WHATCOM COUNTY AND DIRECTING THE TIMELY TRANSFER TO THE CITY OF TAXES IN THE CUSTODY OF THE WHATCOM COUNTY TREASURER.”
    1st & 2nd
    (Consent Agenda)
    AB19214 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 8, 2011 TO APRIL 14, 2011(Consent Agenda)
    AB19215 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 15, 2011 TO APRIL 21, 2011(Consent Agenda)
    AB19216 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 22, 2011 TO APRIL 28, 2011(Consent Agenda)
    AB19217 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 29, 2011 TO MAY 5, 2011(Consent Agenda)
    AB19218 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MAY 6, 2011 TO MAY 12, 2011(Consent Agenda)
    AB19219 7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM APRIL 16, 2011 TO APRIL 30, 2011

    KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
    FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
    AB19189 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON REPEALING ALL WATER AND SEWER SERVICE ZONES OUTSIDE THE CITY CORPORATE LIMITS AND AMENDING BMC CHAPTER 15.36 REGARDING THE CITY'S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR PROVIDING CITY WATER AND SEWER SERVICE OUTSIDE THE CITY CORPORATE LIMITS

    KNUTSON moved to postpone final consideration of AB19189 for two weeks. KNUTSON withdrew the motion.

    WEISS / 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-05-025
    Ord. 2011-05-025
    APPROVED
    AB19199 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET ADDING A SECOND MARKET STEP TO THE SUPERVISORY AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES SALARY PLAN FOR THE SYSTEMS ANALYST 1 CLASSIFICATION, AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $3,378.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE NEW STEP TO THE SALARY FOR AN EMPLOYEE IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

    KNUTSON / BUCHANAN 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 #2011-05-026
    Ord. 2011-05-026
    APPROVED
    ADJOURNMENT
    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:57 p.m.
    NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
    MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011; 10 AM


    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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