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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Monday, December 13, 2010, 07:00 PM
Book: 64, Page: 1


REGULAR MEETING


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Gene Knutson with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Peter Roberts.


Roll Call
Present:
    Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Barry Buchanan, Council Member, Third Ward
    Stan Snapp, Council Member, Fourth Ward
    Terry Bornemann, Council Member, Fifth Ward
    Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
    Seth Fleetwood, Council Member, At Large

Excused:

ANNOUNCEMENT(S)

TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1

On Monday, December 13, at 12:30 PM in Council Chambers there will be a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board to discuss transportation projects.

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


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

None submitted.


PRESENTATION

AB18988 1. PRESENTATION OF FINAL REPORT OF THE CAPITAL FACILITIES TASK FORCE

Council Member Bornemann gave a quick recap of the Capital Facilities Task Force (CFTF) and introduced two of the members of the task force, Eric Hirst and Scott Miles, who presented the report to Council. The full report is available on the city’s web site.

Eric Hirst, Capital Facilities Task Force Member, introduced the presentation and described the process that the task force and staff used and noted the community members who served on the task force: Mark Asmundson, Bruce Clawson, Karen Funston, Eric Hirst, Andy Law, Scott Miles, Edie Norton, Barbara Ryan, John Stewart and Greg Sundberg. The council's charge to the task force was to determine: “What facilities do we need most?" and "How will we pay for them?” The motivation for these two questions, with the current economic conditions, was that monies are not available to fund millions of dollars of capital projects.

The task force developed the following Guiding Principles:

Make fully-informed decisions
Be prudent
Pursue alternatives
Protect basic assets and services
Where and how we build matters

Scott Miles, Capital Facilities Task Force Member continued the presentation. He explained the Debt Capacity Modeling that was done and is attached as Appendix A to the Task Force’s report. Conclusions of the debt capacity modeling were:

Existing revenue streams are insufficient
Prioritization is essential
Deeper analysis is required
City should develop long-term funding plan

After months of work and informational presentations from departments, the task force developed the following priority projects within the General and Enterprise Funds:

General Fund Priority Projects:
Maintain/repair existing city streets
Restore/protect Lake Whatcom Reservoir watershed
Develop library system plan
Implement Phase 1 of Waterfront Master Plan
Focus on use/maintenance of existing city buildings
Implement master plan for city-wide information management
Improve safety and multi-modal options on existing streets

Enterprise Fund Priority Projects:
Maintain and replace water and sewer mains and stormwater infrastructure
Upgrade wastewater treatment plant
Address stormwater treatment and collection facilities citywide
Install meters for all water customers

Information only.


15 - MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Rick Dubrow A1 Builders on Northwest Avenue, supports bike lane concept on Northwest Avenue [AB 19059].

Perry Eskridge Government Affairs Director, Whatcom County Association of Realtors, 3317 Northwest Avenue, spoke in opposition to the proposed resolution (AB 19059). He made the following comments:

if parking is taken away they will have to move their office;
pedestrians along Northwest Avenue outnumber bicyclists by about 10:1;
on-street parking provides a physical barrier between pedestrians and traffic; and
conflicts with Comprehensive Plan.

Additionally he expressed concern about the public process in regard to this subject and feels that it has not been transparent.

Greg Hope, 2310 Victor Street supports bike lanes along Northwest Avenue [AB 19059]

Claude Hill, 1904 20th Street is building a home on Newton Street and strongly objects to requiring sprinkler system installation in new residential construction [Ord. 2010-06-038] for the following reasons: potential for water damage (more likely than damage by fire); complications to insurance coverage; the infrastructure in the development contains an adequate fire control system (fire hydrants); legal documents with regard to their new home (contract, purchase agreement, construction specifications) do not indicate a sprinkler system. He feels it is unjustified to now impose this expensive requirement on their original contractual agreements. Installing a sprinkler system in their new home is a waste of money and a liability to their peace of mind. He asked that he be relieved of this requirement.

Dan Remsen commended the report of the Capital Facilities Task Force (CFTF) and feels this inexpensive opportunity to install bike lanes on Northwest Avenue [AB 19059] would fit within the long-stated Comprehensive Goals and would be within the guidelines of the CFTF.

Mary Anderson asked that the city continue to provide great bike facilities.

Kimberly Reeves spoke in support bike lanes [AB 19059].

Linda Blake spoke in support bike lanes [AB 19059].

Dan Welch representative of the Birchwood Neighborhood Association and noted that the Association has not voted in support, or against, this plan. He clarified that he personally supports the bike lanes [AB 19059].

Rick Flug as a driver feels safer and would welcome bike lanes on Northwest [AB 19059].

Peter Roberts [AB 19059] noted that the Columbia Neighborhood Association and Birchwood Neighborhood Association have not taken a formal stance on bike lanes and asked that the Whereas stating the neighborhoods’ agreement be stricken if the resolution goes forward. Removal of parking on Northwest Avenue has been up for consideration many times in the past years and he made the following points:
    This move is not in compliance with the current Comprehensive Plan; all removal of parking within the city is required to be done by the City Council in a separate vote.
    The referendum references the Comprehensive Plan Multi-modal goals but the Columbia Neighborhood Plan, that pre-dates this goal, clearly states, ‘do not remove the parking on Elm and Northwest Avenue'.
    The Planning Commission recommended moving parking into the residential side streets; however, the owners and renters of North Street, Jefferson Street and Monroe Street were never informed about the June 3, 2010 decision that would put parking strips in front of their home.
    The removal of parking on Dupont Street and Northwest Avenue corridor to accommodate bike lanes should not be brought forward because the referendum has not been adequately vetted by the public and it affects businesses and individuals who asked the Council not to do it.
    It is not fair to treat other neighborhoods [Fairhaven] differently; citizens that were impacted by the removal were never informed of part of this decision and the referendum may violate the Comprehensive Plan by passing the authority of removing parking to a city department.
Meredith Murray spoke in support bike lanes [AB 19059].

Blanche Bybee spoke in support bike lanes [AB 19059].

Juliet Thompson spoke in support bike lanes [AB 19059].

Johnny Grames noted that bike riders can put a bike on the transit busses and reviewed bike etiquette.

Margaret Rudy, DeWildes Nurseries asked that the city retain on-street parking on Northwest Avenue.

Audra Robson spoke in support bike lanes [AB 19059].

Ian Harper spoke in support bike lanes [AB 19059].

Colleen Milton spoke in support bike lanes [AB 19059].

Sara (Sally) Snow would like to know if at least one side of the thoroughfare will be left for parking as well as a bike lane on both sides. She feels bicyclists should be licensed and have rules with regard to safety equipment (reflectors, horn, etc.).


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES:

FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST

AB19053 1. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN WHATCOM COUNTY, CITY OF BELLINGHAM, PORT OF BELLINGHAM AND THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF THE PORT FOR FUNDING AND CONTRACTING WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS

SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County, City of Bellingham, Port of Bellingham and the Industrial Development Corporation of the Port. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19054 2. AUTHORIZATION TO EXECUTE A NEW FIVE-YEAR MANAGEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE MOUNT BAKER THEATRE

SNAPP / BUCHANAN moved to authorize the Mayor to execute a new five-year Management Services Agreement with the Mount Baker Theatre. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS

AB19055 CB 13672
1. ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC CHAPTER 15.08.250 RELATING TO WATER RATES AND CHARGES

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING SECTION 15.08.250 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TO MODIFY WATER UTILITY RATES FOR UNTREATED INDUSTRIAL WATER.”

BUCHANAN / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19056 2. BID AWARD FOR 2010 SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION, ALDERWOOD AND CHERRYWOOD, PROJECT NO. EU-158, BID NO. 71B-2010

BUCHANAN / LILLIQUIST moved to award Bid No. 71B-2010 for 2010 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation, Alderwood and Cherrywood, to Faber Brothers Construction of Lynden, 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 $408,577.39, which includes WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19057 3. AUTHORIZATION FOR GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR PARTIAL FUNDING FOR REMEDIATION OF THE ELDRIDGE AVENUE MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SITE

BUCHANAN / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Grant Agreement with the Washington Department of Ecology. MOTION CARRIED 7-0


AB19058 3. PROJECT UPDATE RE: FACILITIES PLANNING AND 30% PRELIMINARY DESIGN UPDATE FOR POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENT

Information only.


TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST

AB19059 Resolution #2010-32
1. RESOLUTION TO REQUEST STAFF ASSISTANCE TO HOLD A STAKEHOLDER MEETING TO IMPLEMENT BICYCLE LANES ON NORTHWEST / ELM / DUPONT STREETS

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING STAFF ASSISTANCE TO HOLD A STAKEHOLDER MEETING TO IMPLEMENT BICYCLE LANES ON NORTHWEST / ELM / DUPONT STREETS.”

Discussion was held with regard to removing reference to the Boards of the Columbia and Birchwood Neighborhood Association being in agreement to the need for bike lanes on this corridor but no action was taken.

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved final approval of Resolution with the following amendments: remove the “Be it Further Resolved” paragraphs 2 and 3.
SNAPP offered a friendly amendment to remove “at the earliest possible time” from the remaining “Be it Further Resolved” paragraph.
WEISS accepted the friendly amendment.
BORNEMANN offered a friendly amendment to include “possible” between the words “the” and “implementation” in the remaining “Be it Further Resolved” paragraph.
WEISS accepted the friendly amendment.
Resolution #2010-32 was approved as amended. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

Staff to schedule stakeholder meeting.


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

AB18995 CB 13673
1. ORDINANCE TO AMEND BMC 15.45.050 TO REVISE RESTRICTIONS ON PHOSPHORUS CONTAINING GARDEN PRODUCTS IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED

“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SUBSECTION 15.42.050 D AND ADDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SUBSECTION 15.42.050 E TO ADD REQUIREMENTS THAT RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS SELLING FERTILIZERS, MULCHES, AND SOIL AMENDMENTS CONTAINING PHOSPHORUS PROVIDE SIGNAGE AND LITERATURE NOTIFYING CUSTOMERS OF PROHIBITED USES OF PHOSPHOROUS FERTILIZERS, MULCHES, AND SOIL AMENDMENTS IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED, EXTENDING THE PROHIBITION FROM LAWNS AND TURF TO INCLUDE ALL GARDENING AND HORTICULTURAL APPLICATIONS, EXTENDING PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER PROHIBITIONS TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN THE WATERSHED, AND REPEALING THE EXEMPTION FOR LAWNS IN THE FIRST GROWING SEASON.”

LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP

AB 19018 1. REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF NOISE VARIANCE REQUEST FOR THE PATTLE POINT TRESTLE RENOVATION PROJECT AT BOULEVARD PARK

FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved to approve the variance. MOTION CARRIED 7-0


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON

AB19060 1. LIBRARY UPDATE

Information only.


AB19061 2. COUNCIL MEMBERS’ ROLE AND RELATIONSHIP WITH CITY ADVISORY GROUPS - PROPOSED PROTOCOL Sticken.

          3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

None submitted at evening meeting.

          4. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

None presented.


EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report and action only.


1. LITIGATION: Crown Point Development et al. v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.

2. LITIGATION: Squalicum Ridge Road Appeal: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.

3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.

4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken

5. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction provided. No action taken.



MAYOR'S REPORT

          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

AB19062 2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF ALEX WILEY, DEBORAH MCCUNN AND TRISH HARDING TO THE BELLINGHAM ARTS COMMISSION

BORNEMANN / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of Alex Wiley, Deborah McCunn and Trish Harding to the Bellingham Arts Commission, terms ending January 1, 2014. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19063 3. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF RACHEL MYERS TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

LILLIQUIST / BUCHANAN moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of Rachel Myers to the Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees, term ending January 1, 2016. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19064 4. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF KATHY WASHATKA TO THE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Kathy Washatka to the Civil Service Commission, term ending January 1, 2016. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19065 5. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF JEFF BROWN TO THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

WEISS / SNAPP moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Jeff Brown to the Planning and Development Commission, term ending January 1, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19066 6. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF JORGE ALVAREZ TO THE WHATCOM MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD

BORNEMANN / SNAPP moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Jorge Alvarez to the Whatcom Museum Foundation Board, term ending March 1, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19067 7. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENTS OF JIMMY KELSEY AS THE ALABAMA HILL NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE AND DEBORRA GARRETT AS THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION

Information only.


AB19068 8. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF BOB ROSS, RON JEPSON AND LARRY STEELE TO THE PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY BOARD

Information only.


AB19069 9. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF CAROLYN CASEY, LONI RAHM AND KELLY HART TO THE TOURISM COMMISSION

Information only.


FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

AB18875 1. CB 13661
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BELLINGHAM'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, REPLACING THE EXISTING MOUNT BAKER NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN WITH IRONGATE AND BARKLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS, AND MODIFYING THE KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND ZONING TABLE (BMC 20.00.095), AND CREATING ZONING TABLES (BMC 20.00.015 AND 20.00.092), ZONING MAPS AND LAND USE MAPS FOR THE NEW NEIGHBORHOODS TO REFLECT THE NEW NAMES AND BOUNDARIES.

LILLIQUIST / 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-068


AB18921 2. CB 13662
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING THE PUGET NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN COMPONENT OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

WEISS / BUCHANAN 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 #2010-12-069


AB18967 3. CB 13660
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 10.24.120, PUBLIC DISTURBANCE NOISE, TO ADD SECTIONS RELATED TO THE DOWNTOWN AND FAIRHAVEN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS.

BORNEMANN / BUCHANAN 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 #2010-12-070


AB18969 4. CB 13643
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN IN ORDER TO REZONE CERTAIN PROPERTY FROM COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT TO LIGHT INDUSTRIAL INCLUDING A CONDITION THAT LIMITS THE HEIGHT OF CERTAIN LEASED AREA WITHIN THE REZONED PROPERTY TO SIXTY FEET IN HEIGHT.

LILLIQUIST / 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-071


AB18970 5. CB 13644
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN IN ORDER TO ADD NEW GOALS AND POLICIES REGARDING TREES, FORESTS AND NATURAL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS THAT WILL ASSIST THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN.

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-072


AB18971 6. CB 13663
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND ZONING, AMENDING THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND TITLE 20 LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT CODE, HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS.

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-073


AB18991 7. CB 13664
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BELLINGHAM'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, REPLACING THE EXISTING GUIDE MERIDIAN/CORDATA AND MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS AND TABLES OF ZONING REGULATIONS (BMC 20.00.080 AND 20.00.110) WITH THE NEW MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS (BMC 20.00.110) AND A NEW CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS (BMC 20.00.045) TO REFLECT THE NEW BOUNDARIES AND AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 20.10.025 TO REFLECT THE NEW SUBAREA LABELING.

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-074


AB18992 8. CB 13665
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING FOR 9.37 ACRES IN AREA 1 OF THE MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD TO CHANGE THE LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM INDUSTRIAL TO COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL AND AMEND BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.00.110 BY INCORPORATING AND ADDING A CONDITION FOR A CONTINUOUS THROUGH-ROAD FROM DOVER STREET TO PACIFIC HIGHWAY.

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

MOTION CARRIED 6-1 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-075


AB18993 9. CB 13670
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF SUCH BUDGET PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF RCW 35.33.075, AND SETTING THE EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-076


AB19002 10. CB 13666
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING, AMENDING LAND USE AREA 1,7 AND 9, AND VARIOUS POLICY LANGUAGE IN THE YORK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN; BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC 20.00.210 YORK 1- CENTRAL COMMERCIAL CORE FRINGE AND REDUCED PARKING OVERLAY DISTRICTS; AND BMC 20.12.010 FIGURE 1- CENTRAL COMMERCIAL CORE FRINGE AND REDUCED PARKING OVERLAY DISTRICTS.

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-077


AB19015 11. CB 13659
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.82 TO INCORPORATE 2007 STATE LEGISLATION CHANGING THE DURATION UNDER WHICH A RESIDENTIAL MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION IS AUTHORIZED, ADOPT PROVISIONS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, ADOPT CRITERIA FOR REPORTING DATA ANNUALLY TO THE STATE, AMEND TARGETED AREA 1 IN THE CITY CENTER, AND ADD THE SAMISH WAY AND FOUNTAIN DISTRICT URBAN VILLAGES AS TARGETED AREAS ELIGIBLE FOR RESIDENTIAL MULTI-UNIT PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION.

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-078


AB19026 12. CB 13667
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO LAND USE PLANNING AND BELLINGHAM'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ADOPTING A NEW SILVER BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN.

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-079


AB19041 13. CB 13658
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) SECTIONS 19.06.030 C. AND 19.06.040 E. TO ALLOW VEHICLE TRIP REDUCTION CREDITS DESIGNED TO LOWER TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES IN MASTER PLANNED URBAN VILLAGES.

FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved to table final consideration and remand for further consideration by the Transportation Committee for a worksession. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, BORNEMANN, KNUTSON OPPOSED.


AB19043 14. CB 13668
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUES AND APPROPRIATING $274,995.00 IN THE STORMWATER FUND FROM A DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY MUNICIPAL STORMWATER CAPACITY GRANT TO THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-080


AB19044 15. CB 13669
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, AMENDING CHAPTER 6.06.050 OF THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE, AMENDING A TAX ON WATER UTILITY REVENUES.

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-081


AB19049 16. CB 13671
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF DONATIONS OF $52,809 AND APPROPRIATING $52,809 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-12-082




ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:02 p.m.
Gene Knutson, Council President

ATTEST: Linda D. Anderson City Clerk Representative
APPROVED: 01/10/2011



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