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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: July 12, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Monday, July 26, at 7:00 pm in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a Comprehensive Plan amendment proposal submitted by the Puget Neighborhood Association.
    On Monday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be two Public Hearings related to amendments to the Critical Areas Ordinance.
    On Monday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a Draft Music Ordinance.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Merrill Ling.
ROLL CALL
All present
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
SS / JW moved approval of the June 21, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0-0, Fleetwood late arrival

Council Member Fleetwood arrived in Chambers.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

PRESENTATION
AB18907 1. TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME
Information only.
INFO ONLY
PUBLIC HEARING
AB18608 1. FORMATION OF A LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT [LID] ON 34TH STREET BETWEEN TAYLOR STREET AND DONOVAN AVENUE
Public hearing held.
SS / BB moved to approve the formation of a Local Improvement District (LID) on 34th Street between Taylor and Donovan. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
APPROVED
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
AB18908 CB 13630
1. AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING STREET FUNDS TO REIMBURSE WHATCOM COUNTY FOR CAPITAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS LOCATED WITHIN THE BAKERVIEW/JAMES ANNEXATION AREA

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $119,066.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND TO BE USED FOR PAYMENT TO WHATCOM COUNTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE BAKERVIEW / JAMES ANNEXATION.”
SS / ML moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13630
APPROVED
TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
AB18909 1. BID AWARD FOR THE OHIO/KING/STATE STREET SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, BID NO. 41B-2010,
            ES 0071
JW / SS moved to award Bid No. 41B-2010 for Ohio/King/State Street Safety Improvement Project to Ram Construction, Inc. of Bellingham, WA 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 $786,911.95. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

APPROVED
AB18883 2. WORKSESSION REGARDING ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT [TBD] PRIOR TO COUNCIL VOTE ON THIRD AND FINAL READING
See Final Consideration of Ordinances for action.
See 3rd & Final
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
AB18910 1. PROPOSED COMMUNITY INDICATORS AND CITY PERFORMANCE MEASURES
SS / ML moved to direct staff to continue on with this process. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
          2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted in evening.
          3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
Council Member Weiss asked for clarification/discussion on procedure for allowing time after introduction of an issue before a vote by council. It was the consensus of the council that a council member can ask for a decision to be delayed if there is controversy or more information is needed; however, if the council is comfortable with the information, an action may proceed.
EXECUTIVE SESSION- Report only.
1. LITIGATION: PSE v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on this matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. LITIGATION: Governor’s Point Development Company v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on this matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTON
4. LITIGATION: Whatcom County & City of Bellingham v. State of Washington and Washington State Department of Revenue: Staff provided an update on this matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
5. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
NO ACTION
MAYOR’S REPORT
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed.
Mayor Pike and Fire Chief Boyd discussed the EMS Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County. They concurred that the system in excellent and that they and the County Executive are committed to keeping this outstanding service.
INFO ONLY
AB18911 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF DEBBIE PATON AND ALEX ALLYNE TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB18912 3. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF CHARLES MATTHEWS TO THE GREENWAYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SS TB moved to approve the Mayor’s reappointment of Charles Matthews to the Greenways Advisory Committee, term ending July 31, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB18913 4. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF MARK BUEHRER AND REAPPOINTMENT OF NIKI THANE AND MIKE JOHNSTON TO THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED ADVISORY BOARD
ML / BB moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Mark Buehrer, term ending June 1, 2012 and the reappointment of Niki Thane and Mike Johnson, terms ending June 1, 2013 to the Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Board. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB18914 5. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF JULIANNA GUY AND WILLIAM HADLY TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
Information only.
INFO 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 at the next Council Meeting.
AB18915 CB 13631
1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $35,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUND FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR THE CHRONIC HOMELESS POPULATION

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $35,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUND TO PROVIDE HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR CHRONICALLY HOMELESS PEOPLE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL.”
CB 13631
(Consent Agenda)
AB18916 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JUNE 11, 2010 TO JUNE 18, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18917 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JUNE 18, 2010 TO JUNE 24, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18918 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JUNE 24, 2010 TO JULY 2, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18919 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JUNE 1, 2010 TO JUNE 15, 2010

TB / JW moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB18883 1. CB 13626
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT (TBD); SPECIFYING THAT THE BOUNDARIES OF THE DISTRICT WILL COINCIDE WITH CITY BOUNDARIES; AND SPECIFYING THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS TO BE FUNDED BY THE DISTRICT.

TB / JW moved approval for third and final reading.

SF / ML moved to amend the ordinance by removing the clause “through the imposition by the TBD of a voter-approved sales and use tax in accordance with RCW 82.14.0455,” from WHEREAS number 6. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, BB, GK, SS OPPOSED.

Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and approved as amended by the following roll call vote:

AYES: BORNEMANN, FLEETWOOD, LILLIQUIST, WEISS
NAYS: BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, SNAPP
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 4-3 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-07-040 AS AMENDED
Ord. 2010-07-040
APPROVED AS AMENDED
AB18892 2. CB 13627
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE RECEIPT OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $232,850.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE STORM & SURFACE WATER UTILITY FUND.

JW / TB 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 #2010-07-041
Ord. 2010-07-041
APPROVED
AB18898 3. Will be heard at date to be determined.
AB18902 4. CB13629
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 GENERAL FUND BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF A $349,384.00 CLIMATE SHOWCASE COMMUNITIES GRANT FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND PLACING $21,186.00 LABOR REIMBURSEMENT IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES.

TB / ML 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 #2010-07-042
Ord. 2010-07-042
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:11 p.m.


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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