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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: October 14, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    There will be a series of worksessions of the Committee of the Whole regarding the Waterfront District Subarea Plan and related documents, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, in City Council Chambers on the following dates: October 28 & November 4.
    There will be a series of worksessions of the Committee of the Whole regarding the City of Bellingham 2014 Preliminary Budget in the Mayor's Boardroom on the following dates as part of the regular Council Meeting schedule: October 28; November 4; November 18; & December 9. Please refer to the Agendas for those meetings for the approximate starting times. In addition, there may be two Committee of the Whole worksessions added to the schedule on November 25 & December 2; to begin at 1:00 PM in the Mayor's Boardroom.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance

Led by Council President Fleetwood.
Roll Call

Council Member Knutson and Council Member Bornemann excused.
Approval Of Minutes

SNAPP / WEISS moved approval of the September 30, 2013 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 4-1-2, LEHMAN abstained; 2 excused.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Public Hearing
AB20143 1. 2013 Water System Plan update approval

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM 2013 WATER SYSTEM PLAN.”

Public hearing held. Written record will remain open until final action. Action will be taken at October 28, 2014 meeting.
Public hearing held.
Action postponed to 10/28/13.
Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Committee of the Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB20063 1. Continuation of Review of the Waterfront District Sub-Area Plan and related documents

Discussion and direction to staff during committee. Information only.
No action
Planning and Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Gene Knutson
AB20144 1. Resolution approving the 2013 HUD Action Plan Amendment allocating federal funds from HUD for low and moderate income citizens of Bellingham

A RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE MODIFICATION OF THE 2013 ACTION PLAN OF THE 2013-2017 CONSOLIDATED PLAN, THE USE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FUNDS AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO SUBMIT THE MODIFICATION OF 2013 ACTION PLAN TO THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.”

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved final approval of Resolution #2013-18. MOTION CARRIED 5-0, 2 excused.
Res. 2013-18 APPROVED
AB20145 2. Resolution adopting Housing Levy Awards and Administrative and Financial Plan amendments

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE LOW INCOME HOUSING ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCING PLAN REGARDING THE USE AND EXPENDITURE OF HOUSING LEVY FUNDS AUTHORIZED BY THE VOTERS IN PROPOSITION NO. 1, LOW-INCOME HOUSING LEVY.”

WEISS / SNAPP moved final approval of Resolution #2013-19. MOTION CARRIED 5-0, 2 excused.
Res. 2013-19 APPROVED
Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Stan Snapp
AB20146 1. Report from the October 7, 2013 Lake Whatcom Policy Group meeting

Report presented during committee. Information only.
Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
          1. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. Old/New business

Mayor Linville appreciated the resolution presented by the Associated Students of Western Washington University and the quality of the student/community connection.
Committee of the Whole continued after Executive Session.
Executive Session – Report and action only.
1. Tentative Agreement 106S 2011-2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement: Staff provided an update on the ratification of the IAFF Local 106S bargaining agreement for 2011-2013.

    SNAPP / LEHMAN moved to authorize the agreement with the IAFF Local 106S with the following terms:

    Term: 3 years
    Wages: 0% 2011
    2% January 1, 2012
    2% January 1, 2013
    1% July 1, 2013

    Additional Item: Increase the Administrative premium from 4.5% to 5%, effective 1/1/2012 to match 106.

    Benefits: Premium sharing:
    -Regence HealthFirst - increase dependent premium share by 50% to 15%, effective 1/1/2013;
    -Group Health - no change (10% dependent premium share)
    -High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account added as a third option, effective 1/1/2014.

    MOTION CARRIED 5-0, 2 excused.
APPROVED
2. Labor Relations: Staff provided an update on labor negotiations. Direction given. No action taken.
No action
Committee Of The Whole - Continued
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB20142 1. Worksession regarding the 2014 Preliminary Budget

Presentation made during committee. 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 Linville reported:
    she had attended the Washington Tech Cities meeting at Microsoft;
    the city will testify at the Senate Transportation Committee on October 15, 2013.
AB20147 2. Mayor's appointment of Becca Shew to the Design Review Board for Council's approval

SNAPP/ LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Becca Shew to the Design Review Board, term ending October 14, 2017. MOTION CARRIED 5-0, 2 excused.
APPROVED
AB20148 3. Mayor's appointment of Lynette Felber and Mary Rossi, and reappointment of Sarah Campbell to the Historic Preservation Commission for Council's approval

SNAPP / LEHMAN moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Lynette Felber and Mary Rossi, terms ending October 14, 2016; and the reappointment of Sarah Campbell, term ending March 1, 2016 to the Historic Preservation Commission. MOTION CARRIED 5-0, 2 excused.
APPROVED
AB20149 4. Mayor's reappointment of James Gebhardt and Tim Hostetler to the Transportation Commission for Council's approval

SNAPP / LEHMAN moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of James Gebhardt and Tim Hostetler, to the Transportation Commission, terms ending October 19, 2016. MOTION CARRIED 5-0, 2 excused.
APPROVED
AB20150 5. Mayor's appointment of Michael Singletary, Catherine Chambers, Molly Monahan and Dan Hammill to the Community Development Advisory Board for Council's information

Information only.
Information only.
AB20151 6. Mayor's appointment of Keith Coleman to the Tourism 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.
AB20152 1. Bid Award for Police Uniforms, Bid #63B-2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20153 2. Bid Award for Detritor Cover installation, Bid #59-B-2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20154 3. Authorization to enter into an Easement Agreement with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources necessary to construct the interim action for the R.G. Haley site(Consent Agenda)
AB20155 4. Resolution setting the 2014 City Council Meeting Schedule

Res. 2013-20 “A RESOLUTION FIXING THE TIMES AND DATES OF THE 2014 REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BELLINGHAM CITY COUNCIL BEGINNING JANUARY 6, 2014.”
Res. #2013-20
(Consent Agenda)
AB20156 5. Authorization of checks issued for pay period September 20, 2013 through September 26, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20157 6. Authorization of checks issued for pay period September 27, 2013 through October 3, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20158 7. Authorization to enter into an easement agreement with the Port of Bellingham necessary to construct the interim action for the R.G. Haley site(Consent Agenda)
SNAPP / LEHMAN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 5-0, 2 excused. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration of Ordinances
AB20127 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AUTHORIZING ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS OF MONEY AND PROPERTY

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-10-074
Ord. 2013-10-074 APPROVED
AB20128 2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM ACCEPTING DONATION TO ASSIST THE FAMILIES OF FIREFIGHTERS KILLED OR DISABLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-10-075
Ord. 2013-10-075 APPROVED
AB20135 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, FACILITIES FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF FUNDS IS REQUESTED

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-10-076
Ord. 2013-10-076 APPROVED
AB20136 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $228,828.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND RELATED TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FUNDS

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-10-077
Ord. 2013-10-077 APPROVED
AB20137 5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $35,159.00 IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, AS A RESULT OF A GRANT AWARD FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO PURCHASE SOFTWARE AND THERMAL IMAGERS

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-10-078
Ord. 2013-10-078 APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:06 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday October 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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