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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 14, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Thursday, January 24th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Happy Valley Elementary School, the City Council and Mayor will attend a special meeting with the Bellingham School District’s Board of Directors for a discussion of school and community needs.
    On Monday, February 11, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a change to BMC 20.10.025, retail establishment maximum size.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Fleetwood.
Roll Call
Cathy Lehman, excused.
Approval Of Minutes
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the January 7, 2013 reorganization meeting minutes of the City Council as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period:


Evening Presentation
AB19799 1. Staff presentation recognizing Edie Norton for her four (4) years of service on the Bellingham Planning Commission

Information only.
Information only.
AB19800 2. Staff presentation recognizing Tom Barrett for his seven (7) years of service on the Bellingham Planning Commission

Information only.
Information only.
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson
AB19801 1. Interlocal Agreement between Bellingham Housing Authority and the Bellingham Police Department for a Drug and Crime Prevention Officer

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Bellingham Housing Authority and the Bellingham Police Department for a Drug and Crime Prevention Officer. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
AB19802 2. Interlocal Agreement between Whatcom County Fire District 8 and City of Bellingham for collaborative Fire Department Administrative Services

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Whatcom County Fire District 8 for collaborative Fire Department Administrative Services. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
AB19803 3. Ordinance related to the 2013 Fire Department Budget increasing revenue and expenses related to the Interlocal Agreement between the City of Bellingham and Whatcom County

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE GENERAL FUND BY $146,386.00 AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $146,386.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO CREATE A NEW ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF POSITION.”

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19804 4. Whatcom Symphony Orchestra [WSO] lease in the Federal Building

SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a lease for space in the Federal Building with Whatcom Symphony Orchestra. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Stan Snapp
AB19805 1. Presentation of Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for the City's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

Information only.
Information only.
AB19806 2. Overview presentation regarding the Business and Occupation Tax filing portal project

Information only.
Information only.
Parks and Recreation
Gene Knutson, Chair
Stan Snapp; Terry Bornemann
AB19807 1. Discussion regarding Metropolitan Park District impacts

Information only.
Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB19808 1. Ordinance amending BMC 2.33.040 regarding functions of the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 2.33.040 REGARDING FUNCTIONS OF THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION.”

FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19809 2. City of Bellingham's 2nd Environmental Impact Statement Scoping request regarding the Gateway Pacific Terminal project

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to endorse the Scoping request regarding the Gateway Pacific Terminal project. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Information only.
AB19810 3. City Council's Environmental Impact Statement Scoping request regarding the Gateway Pacific Terminal project related to local impacts from climate change

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the City Council’s letter to CH2MHill regarding Bellingham City Council Scoping Comments on the Gateway Pacific Terminal/Custer Spur EIS. MOTION CARRIED 5-1, BORNEMANN opposed.
APPROVED
          4. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          5. Old/New business

None presented.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.No action
2. Litigation: Longo v. Bellingham Police Department: Staff provided information on a pending litigation 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 action
    Mayor's Report
            1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
      The Mayor recognized an article on the city’s Performance Measures in The Whatcom Watch, by Nicole Oliver.
      The Mayor announced the Cliff Cook has accepted the offer to become the city’s new Police Chief and anticipates a start date of February 4, 2013.
      The Mayor announced that security training is available for departments and staff.
      The Mayor will be communicating with our congressional delegations in regard to climate change and exporting non-renewable natural resources.
    AB19811 2. Mayor's reappointment of Barbara Alten, Dan Burwell and Wes Frysztacki to the Transportation Commission for Council's approval

    WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to approve the Mayor’s reappointment of Barbara Alten, Dan Burwell and Wes Frysztacki, terms ending October 19, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
    APPROVED
    AB19812 3. Mayor's appointment of Susan Gribbon to the Bellingham-Whatcom County Housing Authorities Board for Council's information

    Information only.
    Information only.
    AB19813 4. Mayor's appointment of Jim Brennan (Barkley), Sheryl Russell (Central Business District), JR Johnson (Columbia), Tom Scott (York) and Anne Mackie (York) to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission for Council's information

    Information only.
    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.
    AB19814 1. Interlocal Agreement between the City and the Port for mutual use of facilities(Consent Agenda)
    AB19815 2. Interlocal Agreement between the City of Bellingham, Whatcom County and Port of Bellingham for Joint Consultation and Government Affairs Services(Consent Agenda)
    AB19816 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period December 1, 2012 through December 5, 2012(Consent Agenda)
    AB19817 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period December 6, 2012 through December 13, 2012(Consent Agenda)
    AB19818 5. Authorization of checks issued for pay period December 14, 2012 through December 20, 2012(Consent Agenda)
    AB19819 6. Authorization of checks issued for pay period December 21, 2012 through December 27, 2012(Consent Agenda)
    AB19820 7. Authorization of checks issued for pay period December 28, 2012 through January 2, 2013(Consent Agenda)
    AB19821 8. Authorization of checks issued for payroll November 22, 2012 through December 10, 2012(Consent Agenda)
    AB19822 9. Authorization of checks issued for payroll December 11, 2012 through December 21, 2012

    KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

    CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
    Final Consideration of Ordinances
    AB18775 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF THE ENTIRE ALLEY LYING TOTALLY WITHIN PROPERTY LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY'S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN, ALL SITUATED WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM

    LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON 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, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED: LEHMAN

    MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-01-001
    Ord. 2013-01-001 APPROVED
    AB18978 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF THE ENTIRE PORTION OF COWGILL AVENUE ABUTTING BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY'S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN, BETWEEN 19TH AND 20TH STREETS, ALL SITUATED WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM.

    SNAPP / 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, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED: LEHMAN

    MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-01-002
    Ord. 2013-01-002 APPROVED
    Adjournment
    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.
    Next City Council Meeting
    Monday, January 28, 2013


    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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