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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, January 10, 2011, 02:00 PM
Book: 65, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Stan Snapp

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION


LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; GENE KNUTSON

AB19072 1. LAKE WHATCOM UPDATE

GK/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION SUBMITTED BY MAYOR PIKE “A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO DIRECT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY TO ISSUE AN EMERGENCY RULE CLOSING THE LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR WATERSHED TO NEW GROUNDWATER WITHDRAWALS”
The motion carried 4-0.

PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD;

AB19073 1. BOULEVARD OVER WATER WALKWAY

Information was provided to Council on the City's request for a De minimis (4f) exemption."

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP

There were no minutes submitted for approval.

Martin Luther King Day Event, January 17, 2011

Terry Bornemann reported the there will be a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 12 PM at the Municipal Court. This will mark the 20th anniversary of this annual event. He invited everyone to attend.

Comprehensive Plan language.

Mr. Lilliquist referenced an email sent to the Council Members proposing to fix a language problem by replacing vague language with more meaningful language. Mr. Lilliquist reported that Planning Director, Jeff Thomas, reviewed the proposal and has no issue with making the proposed change and Mr. Thomas requested that the direction from City Council be to include this amendment with the second phase of code amendments scheduled for Council review in the coming weeks. There was discussion regarding whether or not there needed to be staff time invested in making the proposed change.

JW/ML MOVED TO REQUEST THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT CHANGE THE LANGUAGE IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AS PROPOSED BY COUNCIL MEMBER LILLIQUIST. The motion carried 6-1. Bornemann opposed.

The meeting was adjourned to Executive session at 2:38 PM to hear the following

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION

2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION

3. LITIGATION: Lind Bros. v. City of Bellingham

4. LITIGATION: Janke v. City of Bellingham



ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was called back to order and adjourned at 3:44 PM




Stan Snapp, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Legislative Administrator
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