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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: September 27, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Monday, October 4, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding a City Council Resolution in opposition to I-1100 and I-1105.
    On Monday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding the 2011 Budget - Revenue Forecast and Property Tax Levy.
    On Monday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, there will be two Public Hearings related to: 1) City-initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments to modify the existing Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood Plan; and, 2) a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and site-specific rezone for Area 23 of the Meridian/Cordata Neighborhood.
    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 Silver Beach Neighborhood Plan amendments.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Randy Elmore.
ROLL CALL
Seth Fleetwood excused.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
BB / JW moved approval of the September 13, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meeting s submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

PRESENTATION
AB18968 1. AWARD PRESENTATION FROM NORTHWEST CLEAN AIR AGENCY TO THE POST POINT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
Information only.
INFO ONLY
PUBLIC HEARINGS
AB18969 CB 13643
1. AMENDMENT AND REZONE WITHIN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN (SEAVIEW)
Public hearing held.
BB / SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Public hearing held.
CB 13643
APPROVED
AB18970 CB 13644
2. AMENDMENT TO THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN (GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE)
Public hearing held.
TB / BB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


BREAK
Council President Knutson called the meeting back to order at 8:32 p.m.
Public hearing held.
CB 13644
APPROVED
AB18971 CB 13648

3. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND REZONE OF AREA 1C OF THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD (WWU)
Public hearing held.
JW / SS moved to direct staff to bring forward the proposed ordinance. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Public hearing held.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB18972 1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT UPDATE
Information only.
INFO ONLY
PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS
AB18951 CB 13645

1. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE FOUNTAIN DISTRICT URBAN VILLAGE SUBAREA PLAN AND CORRESPONDING CHANGES TO THE ZONING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

AN ORDINANCE RELATING 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 THE 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.”

TB / JW moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 4-2, BB, GK opposed.

CB 13645
APPROVED
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS
AB18973 1. CONVEYANCE OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY AT CORNWALL AVENUE AND MAPLE STREET TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
BB / SS moved to authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement for transfer of the 1100 Cornwall - Northeast Corner of Cornwall Avenue and East Maple Street property to the Bellingham Public Development Authority for no monetary consideration. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
AB18974 CB 13646
2. A 2010 BUDGET ORDINANCE FOR THE RECEIPT OF AN ASSIGNMENT OF FUNDS FROM BANK OF THE PACIFIC FOR CONSTRUCTION OF TULL ROAD

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $214,680.00 FROM TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT FEES IN THE STREET FUND TO CONSTRUCT THE TULL SHORT PLAN ACCESS ROAD.”
BB / SS moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
CB 13646
APPROVED
AB18975 3. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 15.04 RELATING TO UTILITY BILL DELINQUENCIES

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 15.04 RELATING TO UTILITY BILL DELINQUENCIES.”
Staff pulled this item from the agenda; it will be brought back before council at a later date.
Pulled from agenda for more information; will be brought back to council.
AB18976 4. FIRE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING ON INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE APPLICATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Information only.
INFO ONLY
AB18977 5. AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW SECTION TO BMC 11.16 TO AUTHORIZE AND REGULATE AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMERAS

AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW SECTION TO THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TO AUTHORIZE AND REGULATE AUTOMATED TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMERAS.”
Consideration of ordinance postponed until a public hearing is held on October 4, 2010.

Postponed; Public Hearing scheduled for 10/4/10.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
AB18978 CB 13647
1. CLOSED RECORD HEARING TO CONSIDER A PETITION TO VACATE THE PORTION OF COWGILL AVENUE ABUTTING BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY’S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN

Council President Knutson reported that the council voted unanimously during the Closed Record Hearing to accept the petition for the alley vacation.

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF THE ENTIRE PORTION OF COWGILL AVENUE ABUTTING BLOCK 147, PLAT OF FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY’S SECOND ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN, BETWEEN 19TH AND 20TH STREETS, ALL SITUATED WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM.”

SS / ML moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
CB 13647
APPROVED
          2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
None presented.
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. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction provided to staff. No action taken.NO ACTION
4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction provided to staff. No action taken.NO ACTION
5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction provided to staff. No action taken.NO ACTION
6. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction provided to staff. No action taken.NO ACTION
7. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff briefed Council on the negotiations with the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding the First Amendment to Agreed Order for the R.G. Haley Site. The amendment substitutes the City of Bellingham for Douglas Management Company as the party responsible for completing a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study for the contamination on the R.G. Haley Site. The City assumed all of the Douglas Management Company's remedial responsibilities as part of the acquisition of the property in the fall of 2009.
ML / SS moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into the First Amendment to Agreed Order. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
8. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff briefed Council on the negotiations with the Washington State Department of Ecology regarding the Agreed Order for the Eldridge Municipal Landfill Site. The City is a potentially liable party under the Model Toxics Control Act for landfill contamination at the site, which is located in Little Squalicum Park. The Agreed Order directs the City of Bellingham to conduct a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study for the site.
JW / SS moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into the Agreed Order. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
MAYOR’S REPORT
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

Mayor Pike reported to the Council that Georgia Pacific has filed for a demolition permit for the steam plant building and the tall stack on their property.
AB18985 2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF BOB ROSS TO THE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD
SS / TB moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of Bob Ross to the Design Review Board, term ending September 25, 2014. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
AB18979 3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF NICHOLAS SUND AND REAPPOINTMENT OF WARREN ROSENTHAL TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY 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.
AB18980 1. LITTLE SQUALICUM PARK PLANTING AND MAINTENANCE BID AWARD, BID #39B-2010 (Consent Agenda)
AB18981 2. BID AWARD FOR WATER TREATMENT PLANT MOTOR CONTROL CENTER – 1 (MCC-1), BID #56B-2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18982 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM September 3, 2010 to September 10, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18983 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM September 10, 2010 to September 17, 2010(Consent Agenda)
AB18984 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR payroll FROM August 16, 2010 to august 31, 2010

JW / SS moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB18952 1. CB 13642
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $235,720.19 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE FLEET FUND TO PURCHASE NINE CROWN VICTORIA POLICE PATROL VEHICLES AHEAD OF SCHEDULED REPLACEMENT DATES IN 2011 AND 2012

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

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2010-09-056
Ord. 2009-09-056
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:31 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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