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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: December 16, 2013

Call to Order

Council President Fleetwood called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    The Bellingham City Council will hold its 2014 Reorganization Meeting, 1:00 PM on Monday, January 6, 2014, in the Mayor's Board Room. Election of Officer and Committee assignments will be voted on at that time.
    The first Regular Meeting will be on Monday, January 6th, 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers. There will be a swearing in ceremony for the newly elected officials: Pinky Vargas; Roxanne Murphy; Gene Knutson; Michael Lilliquist and Judge Debra Lev. A short reception will follow and Council will resume its business afterward.
    The next full City Council meeting will be held on January 13th. The schedule of City Council Meetings for 2014 is posted on the City's website.

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

SNAPP / LEHMANN moved approval of the November 18, 2013 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Presentation
AB20245 1. Resolution honoring Stan Snapp for his public service

A RESOLUTION HONORING STAN SNAPP FOR HIS PUBLIC SERVICE.”

KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved final approval of Resolution #2013-30. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2013-30 APPROVED
AB20246 2. Resolution honoring Seth Fleetwood for his public service

A RESOLUTION HONORING SETH FLEETWOOD FOR HIS PUBLIC SERVICE.”

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved final approval of Resolution #2013-31. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

A brief reception was held in the City Hall Lobby.

Council President Fleetwood called the meeting back to order at 8:06 p.m.
Res. 2013-31 APPROVED
Public Hearing
AB20247 1. Joint Public Hearing of the City Council and the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District Board to consider the City's proposed sale of a Conservation Easement to the Park District and related Interlocal Agreement

John Hymas, President, opened the special meeting of the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District Board: John Hymas, Sue Kaun, Cathy McKenzie, Vince Biciunas, John Brown present.

Joint public hearing held.

CITY COUNCIL ACTION:
BORNEMANN/ LEHMANN moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District for repayment of the Greenways Endowment Fund Loan and to execute the Chuckanut Community Forest Conservation Easement.

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to amend Section VIII, #7 of the Conservation Easement to insert, “except as provided in the Park Master Plan”. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to amend Section IV, #1 of the Conservation Easement to insert, “except as provided in the Park Master Plan”; and to delete items 1.a. - 1.t.
WEISS withdrew the motion.

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved to amend Section IV, #1 and delete item 1.o. Forest “Zip Lines”. MOTION CARRIED 7-0

MAIN MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

CHUCKANUT COMMUNITY FOREST PARK DISTRICT BOARD ACTION:
SUE KAUN / CATHY McKENZIE moved to approve the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Bellingham and execute the Chuckanut Community Forest Conservation Easement as amended by Bellingham City Council. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

The Park District Board adjourned their special meeting at 9:25 p.m.

BREAK
Council President Fleetwood called the meeting back to order at 9:30 p.m.
Joint Public hearing held.

CITY COUNCIL APPROVED AS AMENDED 7-0.

PARK DISTRICT APPROVED AS AMENDED BY COB. 5-0
Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Stan Snapp
AB20248 1. Report from the December 2, 2013 Lake Whatcom Policy Group Meeting

Information only.
Information only.
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson
AB20249 1. Post Point Chlorination Replacement Project Bid Award 82B-2013

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to award Bid No. 82B-2013 for Post Point Chlorinator Replacement Project to Award Construction of Ferndale, Washington 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 $368,493.00, which includes WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB20250 2. Body-worn camera use

Information only.
Information only.
AB20251 3. Police accreditation analysis

Information only.
Information only.
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB20252 1. Termination of Agreement with the Public Development Authority for management of property at 600 W Holly Street

FLEETWOOD / SNAPP moved to authorize the Mayor to execute the Termination of Agreement with the Public Development Authority for management of property at 600 West Holly Street. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB20219 2. Emergency Medical Services Interlocal Agreement

KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved approval of the Emergency Medical Services, Interlocal Agreement for Advanced Life Support Services with Whatcom County. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, SNAPP, BORNEMANN, WEISS opposed.
APPROVED
          3. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

None submitted at evening meeting.
          4. Old/New business

The provision for free holiday parking downtown will be discussed at the work session on downtown parking issues, to be scheduled.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
    1. Litigation: Hearing Examiner Appeal of Catholic Housing Services Proposed Mixed Use Project at 1122 Cornwall Avenue: Staff provided information on this litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
No action
    2. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on the potential acquisition of the Wise Property, two parcels totaling 15.5 acres located along the Horton Road right-of-way just east of Aldrich Road in the Cordata Neighborhood. The city will use the property to: (1) expand Cordata Park and complete the trail/greenway segment between Cordata Park and Cordata Elementary School, (2) provide a site for future wetland mitigation, and (3) provide for city transportation uses related to Horton Road including stormwater and adjustments to the location of the Horton Road right-of-way. The purchase price is $230,000.00
    LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $230,000.00. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    APPROVED
      3. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
    No action
      4. Litigation: Shepardson Street Latecomers Dispute, including Appeal to the hearing Examiner: Staff provided an update on a potential litigation matter.

    KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the mayor to enter into a settlement agreement with the following terms: Resolution of all claims related to properties located at 3021 and 3024 Shepardson Street for the payment of $38,350.00 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.
    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.
    AB20253 1. Whatcom County Interlocal Agreement for Offender Work Crew(Consent Agenda)
    AB20254 2. Interlocal Agreement with the City of Lynden to provide general maintenance services(Consent Agenda)
    AB20255 3. Authorization of checks issued for payroll November 26, 2013, 2013 through December 10, 2013(Consent Agenda)
    AB20256 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period November 22, 2013 through December 5, 2013

    SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY.
    Final Consideration of Ordinances
    AB20215 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET AUTHORIZING USE OF UP TO $75,000.00 FROM THE CEMETERY CASH ENDOWED CARE RESERVE TO MAKE UP FOR REVENUE SHORTFALLS AND COVER CEMETERY OPERATING EXPENDITURES IN 2013

    SNAPP / 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, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-12-092

    Ord. 2013-12-092 APPROVED
    AB20220 2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON ADOPTING A TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEE BASE RATE AND RATE SCHEDULE FOR 2014

    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, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-12-093

    Ord. 2013-12-093 APPROVED
    AB20225 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET TRANSFERRING PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF 1100 CORNWALL AVENUE FROM THE PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FUND TO THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM PARKING SERVICES FUND

    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, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-12-094

    Ord. 2013-12-094 APPROVED
    AB20226 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2014 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

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

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-12-095

    Ord. 2013-12-095 APPROVED
    AB20227 5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2014 BUDGET AUTHORIZING A RESTRUCTURING OF THE $1,800,000.00 LOAN FROM THE NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION AND RESTORATION FUND TO THE BELLINGHAM WHATCOM PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT USED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ART AND CHILDREN'S MUSEUM.

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

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-12-096

    Ord. 2013-12-096 APPROVED
    AB20232 6. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE GENERAL FUND POSITION IN THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS GROUP WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF FUNDS IS REQUIRED

    SNAPP / 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, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
    NAYS:
    EXCUSED:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-12-097

    Ord. 2013-12-097 APPROVED
    AB20233 7. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET CREATING THE WATERFRONT CONSTRUCTION FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR REVENUE AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT.

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

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-12-098

    Ord. 2013-12-098 APPROVED
    Adjournment

    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:14 p.m.
    Next City Council Meeting
    Monday, January 6, 2014


    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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