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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: September 26, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    Friday, September 30, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 219 Prospect street, a quorum of Council Members may be present at the City of Bellingham Transportation Commission’s presentation of “Walking & Bicycling Toward a More Livable Bellingham: Lessons Learned From Portland”
    Monday, October 3, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m., in City Council Chambers, there will be a special meeting to finish reports on Departments’ progress on key objectives

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by David Stalheim
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
None submitted.
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

PRESENTATION
AB19330 1. Home Rehabilitation Program $6 Million milestone
Information only.
Information only.
PUBLIC HEARING(S)
AB19331 1. 2012 revenue projections including an increase in the property tax levy
Public hearing held. Public hearing will remain open until November 7, 2011.
Information only.
Public hearing held.
Public hearing will remain open until November 7, 2011.
Information only.
AB18874 2. Consideration of a proposed Comcast Cable Television Franchise

AN ORDINANCE RENEWING THE GRANT OF A FRANCHISE TO COMCAST OF WASHINGTON IV, INC. TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A CABLE SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM; SETTING FORTH CONDITIONS ACCOMPANYING THE GRANT OF FRANCHISE; PROVIDING THE CITY REGULATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE CABLE SYSTEM AND TERMINATING ORDINANCE NO. 10709.”
Public hearing held.
KNUTSON / WEISS moved to direct staff to schedule a worksession at the first available date/time for the Committee of the Whole. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB19332 3. Consideration of an update to the Sehome Neighborhood Plan

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, UPDATING THE SEHOME NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN WITH CORRESPONDING TEXT AMENDMENTS TO BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.00.160 SEHOME TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS AND A REZONE TO CORRECT A ZONING BOUNDARY BETWEEN AREA 9 AND 12.”

Public hearing held.
BORNEMANN / LILLIQUIST moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEES:
PARKS AND RECREATION
Members: Chair, Gene Knutson; Terry Bornemann; Seth Fleetwood
AB19333 1. Authorization to enter into a grant agreement with Washington State Department of Ecology for partial funding for the Remedial Action of the S. State Street Manufactured Gas Plant at Boulevard Park
PULLED FROM AGENDA
PULLED FROM AGENDA
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
Members: Chair, Barry Buchanan; Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19210 1. Olympic Pipe Line Company Franchise Renewal Update
Information only.
Information only.
AB19334 2. Meador/Kansas/Ellis project update
Information only.
Information only.
AB19335 3. Post Point improvements update - final project scope
Mixed recommendation from committee.
BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to include the construction of the Full Design Scope as part of the current project. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, WEISS, SNAPP, LILLIQUIST opposed.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
Members: Chair, Seth Fleetwood; Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Gene Knutson
AB19336 1. Aquatic Invasive Species Action Plan
Information only.
Information only.
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
Members: Chair, Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Seth Fleetwood
AB19329 1. Repayment options for interfund loan for partial payment of Greenways property acquisition
LILLIQUIST / FLEETWOOD moved to direct staff to create a web page on the city’s web site to reflect financing options and receive citizen input. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Chair, Stan Snapp
AB19318 1. Update of Progress on Departments’ 2011 Key Objectives
Reports made during committee from Planning, Parks, Museum and Fire Departments. Information only.
Information only.
          2. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          3. Old/New business
LILLIQUIST / BUCHANAN moved to direct staff to review the infill toolkit options in 2012 and provide recommendations to council. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
EXECUTIVE SESSION – Report and action only.
1. LITIGATION: Tomczak v. Ecology : Staff provided an update on a litigation matter.

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a settlement and agreed order of dismissal. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY SALE: Staff provided information on the potential sale price of surplus real property located at 2804 East sunset Drive which has been listed for sale under a listing agreement.

BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the sale of such property at the price of $155,000, with closing costs to be paid in accordance with standard terms contained in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service purchase and sale agreement. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
3. POTENTIAL PROPERTY SALE: Staff provided information on the potential sale price of surplus real property located at 2841 East Sunset Drive, which has been listed for sale under a listing agreement.

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the sale of such property at the price of $50,000, with closing costs to be paid in accordance with standard terms contained in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service purchase and sale agreement. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on the acquisition of a 6.25 acre parcel on Marine Drive to provide open space and trail connectivity in the Birchwood and Alderwood Neighborhoods. The property will provide a connecting link between the neighborhood residential area and publicly owned bay-view uplands and tidelands. The property is appraised at $300,000 and assessed at $292,000. Steve Gregory, the seller, has agreed to sell the property for $290,000.

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $290,000.00. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

APPROVED
MAYOR’S REPORT
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
AB19337 2. Mayor’s reappointment of Ben Millar, Pat Rose and Thomas Stanley to the Community Development Advisory Board
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.
AB19338 1. Budget ordinance to appropriate funds from Fund 151 - Federal Equitable Sharing Fund

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $81,084.72 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE POLICE FEDERAL EQUITABLE SHARING FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE, FURNITURE, COMPUTERS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT.” (Fund 151)
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19339 2. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from September 2, 2011 to September 8, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19340 3. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from September 9, 2011 to September 15, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19341 4. Authorization of check issue for payroll from August 26, 2011 to September 9, 2011

KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its’ entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB19317
FLEETWOOD/ LILLIQUIST moved to amend the ordinance as follows:
    Replace $3,400,000 with $3,300,000 throughout the document; and
    at Section 1, paragraph 2, add sentence following “…amount due on December 31, 2017.” New sentence to read: “Until paid in full, the 82 acres of real property shall serve as collateral for any unpaid balance.”
MOTION CARRIED 5-2, WEISS, SNAPP opposed.

1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET AUTHORIZING A LOAN UP TO $3,300,000.00 FROM THE GREENWAYS MAINTENANCE ENDOWMENT FUND TO THE GREENWAYS III FUND, APPROPRIATING $3,300,000.00 IN THE GREENWAYS MAINTENANCE ENDOWMENT FUND FOR THE INTERFUND LOAN, TRANSFERRING $500,000 PREVIOUSLY APPROPRIATED FOR LAND ACQUISITIONS IN THE PARK IMPACT FEE FUND TO THE GREENWAYS III FUND, AND APPROPRIATING $3,908,000.00 IN THE GREENWAYS III FUND FOR PURCHASE OF LAND KNOWN AS CHUCKANUT RIDGE AND 2011 PAYMENT ON THE INTERFUND LOAN.

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval for third and final reading as amended. Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and approved by the following roll call vote:

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-2 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-09-054 as amended

Ord. 2011-09-054 APPROVED AS AMENDED
AB19322 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF AN $8,300.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND MINOR EQUIPMENT, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-09-055
Ord. 2011-09-055 APPROVED
AB19323 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE AND APPROPRIATING $88,000.00 IN THE WATER FUND FROM A DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT

KNUTSON / 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 #2011-09-056
Ord. 2011-09-056 APPROVED
AB19316 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET REORGANIZING STAFFING IN THE PARK DEPARTMENT RECREATION DIVISION FOR THE CIVIC FIELD ATHLETIC COMPLEX, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF FUNDS IS REQUIRED

KNUTSON / 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 #2011-09-057
Ord. 2011-09-057
APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, October 10, 2011


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