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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: June 03, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, June 17, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the surplus of 600 W Holly Street
    On Monday, July 15, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding 2013-2014 Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Neighborhood Plan Amendment requests for docketing.

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

Led by Council President Fleetwood.
Roll Call

All present.
Approval Of Minutes

None submitted.
NONE SUBMITTED
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Presentation
AB19991 1. Recognition of 2013 Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition winners

Information only.
Information only.
Public Hearing
AB19986 1. An Ordinance prohibiting the possession and use of all consumer fireworks within the City of Bellingham

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION AND USE OF CONSUMER FIREWORKS AMENDING BMC 10.24.130, ADDING NEW SECTIONS TO BMC 10.24, AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES.”



Public hearing held.
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, LILLIQUIST , FLEETWOOD , BORNEMANN opposed.
1ST & 2ND APPROVED
Council Standing Committee Meetings:
FINANCE and PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MOVED TO THIS POINT IN THE MEETING:
Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Stan Snapp
AB19995 1. Discussion regarding a request from the Public Facilities Board to restructure the City loan

Information only.
Information only.
AB19996 2. Overview of Financial Management Guidelines, capital asset management and debt management

Information only.
Information only.
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson
AB19992 1. Bid Award for Portland Cement Concrete Repairs, Bid #30B-2013

SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved to award Bid No. 30B-2013 for Portland Cement Concrete Repairs to S&S Concrete Construction, Inc. of Bellingham, 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 $258,475.00 for one year, which includes WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19993 2. An Ordinance establishing new authority and standards for addressing and street naming within the city limits

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM ESTABLISHING NEW AUTHORITY AND STANDARDS FOR ADDRESSING AND STREET NAMING WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS BY REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 18.28.150 “STREET NAMING” AND ADOPTING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.30 “ADDRESSING AND STREET NAMING.”

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

Council Member Bornemann noted that staff has been directed to look at the concept of renaming a street in Bellingham to Martin Luther King.
1ST & 2ND APPROVED
AB19982 3. Worksession for Resolution to adopt the 2014 - 2019 Transportation Improvement Program [TIP]

“A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON ADOPTING THE 2014 - 2019 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.”

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2013-07.

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to amend the TIP to remove Project #1, Commercial Green Loop Multimodal Improvements. MOTION FAILED 2-5, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, BORNEMANN opposed.

WEISS moved to amend the TIP to remove Project #19, James Street Corridor Multimodal Arterial Connection. There was no second.

WEISS / FLEETWOOD moved to amend the TIP to remove the Orchard Drive Extension component of Project #16 (Orchard Drive Multimodal Arterial & Bay to Baker Trail Connection beneath I-5. MOTION FAILED 1-6, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, FLEETWOOD, SNAPP, BORNEMANN opposed.

MAIN MOTION CARRIED 5-2, SNAPP, WEISS opposed.
Res. 2013-07 APPROVED
Planning and Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Gene Knutson
AB19957 1. Consideration of the Pacific Highway Aldrich Road annexation consisting of approximately 262.5 acres located within the City's Northern Urban Growth Area

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to direct staff to prepare an ordinance for introduction on July 1, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB19994 2. Consideration of the Department of Ecology's [DOE] new State Environmental Policy Act [SEPA] maximum threshold levels for categorical exemptions

Information only.
Information only.
Council Member Weiss reported that the Planning & Community Development Committee had a good discussion with students at Western Washington University in regard to rental issues.
Information only.
Finance and Personnel - moved to precede Public Works/Public Safety Committee
Parks and Recreation
Gene Knutson, Chair
Stan Snapp; Terry Bornemann
AB19997 1. Exemplary Human Environment Initiatives Award Presentation for Inspiration Point

Information only.
Information only.
Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Stan Snapp
AB19998 1. Lake Whatcom property acquisition criteria review

LEHMAN / SNAPP moved to approve the revised Watershed Advisory Board Criteria. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
Waterfront/Downtown Development
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Jack Weiss
AB19999 1. Presentation of the City of Bellingham's Model Toxics Control Act [MTCA] cleanup sites located within the Waterfront District

Information only.
Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB20000 1. An Ordinance relating to the 2013 Budget deleting Non-Benefited Labor in the Information Technology Services Department, Government Access TV Group and creating one Part-time Regular position effective July 1, 2013

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $1,651.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE PUBLIC EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT ACCESS TV FUND AND REALLOCATING EXPENDITURES IN THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADDITION OF A PART-TIME POSITION.”

FLEETWOOD / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB20001 2. Technology Update Report

Information only.
Information only.
AB20002 3. Policy discussion regarding expansion of PEG Access Television

Information only.
Information only.
AB19918 4. Ordinance to amend the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan to add an Economic Development Chapter

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ADDING A NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATE GROWTH MANAGEMENT ACT (RCW CHAPTER 36.70A) AND BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 21.10.150 AND 20.20.030.”

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading as amended during committee.

LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved to reconsider. MOTION CARRIED 7-0

LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved to amend the ordinance and directed staff to amend the ordinance to include sub-area plans and Barkley Village. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved approval for first and second reading as amended (to include sub-area plans and Barkley Village). MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED AS AMENDED (TO INCLUDE SUB-AREA PLANS AND BARKLEY VILLAGE)
AB20003 5. Budget proposal for funding support in 2014 for an independent Health Impact Assessment [HIA] related to the Gateway Pacific Terminal project

FLEETWOOD / KNUTSON moved to request that the Mayor consider funding support in 2014 for an independent Health Impact Assessment related to the Gateway Pacific Terminal. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
          6. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

None submitted at evening meeting.
          7. Old/New business
Council President Fleetwood reported that the Council has directed staff to purchase a speech timer clock.

Council President Fleetwood reported that the Council has directed staff to prepare a resolution establishing a policy: that upon the close of oral testimony for a public hearing, the written record will remain open until the final vote on the item is taken.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Litigation: New Cingular Wireless v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on this litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.
No action.
2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
Mayor's Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
Mayor Linville provided:
    a legislative update;
    explained that the Planning and Development Commission will make their recommendations on Waterfront Development later this month and the item will come to council for discussion in late summer;
    the temporary span for the Skagit River Bridge should be in place by mid-June with a permanent replacement anticipated in September or October.
AB20004 2. Mayor's appointment of Brad Sherman to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission as the Co-Chair Western Washington University Representative 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.
AB20005 1. Ordinance relating to the 2013 Budget appropriating $30,000 from estimated ending designated reserves in the Library Gift Fund

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $30,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL CIRCULATION MATERIALS, SUPPLIES AND STRATEGIC PLANNING EXPENDITURES.”
1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB20006 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period May 10, 2013 through May 16, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20007 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period May 17, 2013 through May 23, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20008 4. Authorization of checks issued for payroll May 11, 2013 through May 24, 2013

SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration of Ordinances
AB19984 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $52,020.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND FOR TRANSFER TO THE GOVERNMENTAL DEBT SERVICE FUND, AND APPROPRIATING DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS IN THAT FUND TO BEGIN REPAYMENT OF AN EDI BOARD-APPROVED LOAN FOR THE WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-06-038
Ord. 2013-06-038 APPROVED
AB19987 2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.10 TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE THE 2012 EDITIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE, INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATIONS CODE, UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE, AND WASHINGTON CITIES ELECTRIC CODE, AND THE 2011 EDITION OF THE LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS CODE, AS AMENDED, AS SET FORTH HEREIN

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-06-039
Ord. 2013-06-039 APPROVED
AB19988 3. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 17.20 TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE THE 2012 EDITIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-06-040
Ord. 2013-06-040 APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:40 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday June 17, 2013


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