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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: October 11, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Monday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., in the Mayor’s Boardroom there will be a Special Worksession regarding the 2011 budget.
    On Monday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding York Neighborhood Plan Amendments.
    On Monday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding amendments to the multi-family tax exemption ordinance.
    On Monday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Boardroom there will be a Special Worksession regarding the 2011 budget.
    On Monday, November 15, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Boardroom there will be a Special Worksession regarding the 2011 budget.
    On Monday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the Silver Beach Neighborhood Plan Amendment.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Beverly Jacobs.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
SS / ML moved approval of the September 27, 2011 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
PRESENTATION(S)
AB18986 1. PRESENTATION OF THE ICLEI ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPLEMENTATION INNOVATION AWARD TO THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB18987 2. PRESENTATION OF THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION (AWWA) TEN-YEAR DIRECTORS AWARD FOR CONTINUOUS SAFE WATER IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB18988 3. PRELIMINARY REPORT FROM THE CAPITAL FACILITIES TASK FORCE
Information only.
INFO ONLY
PUBLIC HEARING(S)
AB18989 1. PUBLIC HEARING ON PROJECTED REVENUES AND PROPERTY TAX LEVY AMOUNT INCREASE
Public hearing held.
Information only.
Public hearing held.
INFO ONLY
AB18990 Resolution #2010-27
2. RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE INITIATIVES 1100 AND 1105 RELATED TO PRIVATIZATION OF LIQUOR SALES
Public hearing held.
Council Member Bornemann noted the following correction to the proposed resolution. The words ‘like Costco and Walmart’ have been removed from the seventh (7th) whereas.

TB / ML moved approval of the resolution.
ML moved to amend the motion and submitted extensive written revisions to the resolution. There was no second to the amendment.
JW made a friendly amendment to:
from the tenth (10th) whereas:
DELETE ‘that are used for important city services’
ADD ‘revenue estimated to be $’, ‘in 2010’ and ‘and’
to read:
          WHEREAS, the City of Bellingham will lose revenue estimated to be $971,043.19 in 2010 from its general fund; and”
add an eleventh (11th) whereas to read:
WHEREAS, the City of Bellingham’s general fund supports basic municipal services, chief among which are police and fire protection, municipal court, public parks, the public library and local community and economic development,”
TB accepted the friendly amendment.
Resolution #2010-27 was approved as amended. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, ML opposed.
Public hearing held.
Res. #2010-27
APPROVED AS AMENDED
AB18991 3. CONSIDERATION OF MODIFICATION TO THE MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, ZONING TABLE AND MAPS AND CREATION OF A NEW CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN
Public hearing held.
BB / TB moved to direct staff to bring the ordinance forward for consideration on December 6, 2010. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB18992 4. CONSIDERATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND SITE-SPECIFIC REZONE FOR A PORTION OF AREA 1, MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD
Public hearing held.
JW / ML moved to hold the item over for a worksession on October 25, 2010. MOTION FAILED 3-4, BB, TB, GK, SS OPPOSED.
BB / TB moved to direct staff to bring the ordinance forward for consideration on December 6, 2010. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, ML, JW opposed.
Public hearing held.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES:
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
AB18993 1. PRESENTATION OF THE 2011 PRELIMINARY BUDGET
Information only.
INFO ONLY
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS
AB18994 CB 13649
1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BMC 6.54, REGULATION OF TAXI CABS AND FOR-HIRE VEHICLES TO DEFINE THE TERM “COMPENSATION”

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING CHAPTER 6.54, TO ADD A NEW SUBSECTION IN 6.54.020 C. TO DEFINE THE TERM “COMPENSATION” FOR PURPOSES OF THIS CHAPTER.”
BB / SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CB 13649
APPROVED
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB18995 1. DISCUSSION OF DRAFT ORDINANCE TO AMEND BMC 15.45.050 REVISING RESTRICTIONS ON PHOSPHORUS IN GARDEN PRODUCTS AND REVIEW OF GUIDELINES FOR GARDENING PRACTICES IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED
Council Member Lilliquist reported that the committee had directed staff to form guidelines to be proposed with the ordinance. Staff will bring forward the ordinance and guidelines at a later date.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS
AB18996 1. DISCUSSION OF DRAFT ORDINANCE TO EXPAND THE CITY’S INCENTIVES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Council Member Buchanan reported that the committee had directed staff to schedule a worksession, date to be determined.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
          1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
Council Member Lilliquist thanked the Fairhaven Lions Club for resurfacing and repainting of the ‘Welcome to Bellingham’ sign.

Council Member Bornemann noted that Dr. Marvin A. Wayne, MD, was recognized last week by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) for his outstanding contributions to emergency medicine.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only.
1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction provided to staff. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction provided to staff. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. LITIGATION: Port of Bellingham v City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on ongoing negotiations regarding settlement and request under the Standstill Agreement for utility service for Phase 1 Expansion of the airport terminal.
SS/TB moved to authorize the Mayor to execute a Utility Service Agreement for Phase 1 of the Airport Terminal Expansion pursuant to the Standstill Agreement in the above litigation matter, with the standard fees applicable to service outside of the City. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
4. LITIGATION: Hofstetter v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a pending litigation matter. Direction provided to staff. 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. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
AB18997 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF CHRISTINE JENKINS TO THE TOURISM COMMISSION

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.
AB18998 1. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 TO SEPTEMBER 24, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18999 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 TO OCTOBER 1, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB19000 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 TO SEPTEMBER 15, 2010

TB / SS moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB18951 1. CB 13645
AN ORDINANCE RELATED TO LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING ESTABLISHING THE FOUNTAIN DISTRICT URBAN VILLAGE SUBAREA PLAN, AMENDING PORTIONS OF LAND USE AREAS 3 AND 8, AND ALL OF AREAS 6 AND 10 OF THE COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN; AREAS 9, 10, 11, 11A OF THE CORNWALL PARK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN; A PORTION OF AREAS 3 AND 8, AND ALL OF AREAS 2 AND 5 OF THE LETTERED STREETS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN; AND AMENDING THE LAND USE DEVELOPMENT CODE (TITLE 20) FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADOPTING THE FOUNTAIN DISTRICT URBAN VILLAGE SUBAREA PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS.

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-2 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-10-057
Ord. 2010-10-057
APPROVED
AB18974 2. CB 13646
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $214,680.00 FROM TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT FEES INTO THE STREET FUND TO CONSTRUCT THE TULL SHORT PLAT ACCESS ROAD

TB / SS 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 #2010-10-058
Ord. 2010-10-058
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:27 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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