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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: May 14, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, May 21, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the Draft 2013-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (6-year TIP).
    On Saturday, May 19, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Lairmont Manor, 405 Fieldston Rd., the City Council will hold a retreat to discuss City Departments' and City Council work plan priorities in preparation for 2013 budgeting.
    On Monday, June 4, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a Fairhaven Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Urban Village Plan.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Bornemann.
Roll Call
Council Member Snapp and Council Member Knutson excused.
Approval Of Minutes
FLEETWOOD / WEISS moved to approve reconsideration of corrected April 23, 2012 city council minutes. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Public Hearing
AB19574 1. Consideration of adding a chapter on the Environment to the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan
Public hearing held.
FLEETWOOD / WEISS moved to direct staff to bring forward an ordinance adding a chapter on the Environment to the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

Public hearing held.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
AB19563 1. Consideration of a site specific Comprehensive Plan and Neighborhood Plan amendment and rezone within the Happy Valley and Fairhaven Neighborhoods. (Haggen Rezone)

A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE BELLINGHAM PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATION OF DENIAL FOR A SITE SPECIFIC COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE WITHIN THE HAPPY VALLEY AND FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOODS.”

WEISS / LEHMAN moved final approval of Resolution #2012-12. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

WEISS / LEHMAN moved to close the public hearing and written public comment. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
Res. 2012-12 APPROVED; WRITTEN COMMENT CLOSED
Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
AB19575 1. Closure of Bloedel Donovan Park to the launching of motorized and non-motorized watercraft

No action taken. Information only.
Information only.
Transportation
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19560 1. Worksession regarding report by Communitywise Bellingham

Information only.
Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
          1. Old/New business

LILLIQUIST / WEISS moved to endorse the Council President’s signature on the Mayor’s letter to Tyler Schroeder, SEPA Official regarding: Notice of Application for permit #’s MDP2011-00001 / SHR2011-00009 / VAR2011-00002; applicant Gateway Pacific Terminal. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
APPROVED
Executive Session – report and action only.
1. Litigation: AT&T Mobility Tax Refund Claim: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter including a pending lawsuit in King County Superior Court in which several cities are named as defendants.
    WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the City Attorney’s Office to engage the Kenyon Disend law firm to represent the City of Bellingham in the King County Superior Court on this refund claim under an agreement in which a portion of litigation costs and fees will be prorated among other city/defendants. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
    APPROVED
    Mayor’s Report
            1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
    No items presented.
    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.
    AB19576 1. An Ordinance of the City of Bellingham to accept donations for purposes of recognition of board and commission volunteers

    “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM TO ACCEPT DONATIONS FOR PURPOSES OF RECOGNIZING BOARD AND COMMISSION VOLUNTEERS.”
    1st & 2nd
    (Consent Agenda)
    AB19577 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period April 27, 2012 through May 3, 2012(Consent Agenda)
    AB19578 3. Authorization of checks issued for payroll April 26, 2012 through May 1, 2012

    FLEETWOOD / WEISS moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
    CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS’ ENTIRETY
    Final Consideration Of Ordinances
    AB19565 1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $2,500,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REMEDIAL ACTIONS AT THE R.G. HALEY SITE FOR SAFETY, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION FUND

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

    MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-05-029
    Ord. 2012-05-029
    APPROVED
    AB19566 2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 6.17 RELATING TO CABLE TELEVISION

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

    MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-05-030

    Ord. 2012-05-030
    APPROVED
    Adjournment
    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:13 p.m.

    Next City Council Meeting
    Monday, May 21, 2012
    Deadline to submit material for the public hearing for
    inclusion in the published agenda packet:
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012; 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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