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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 24, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Saturday, January 22, at 9:00 a.m. at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 Harbor Loop, Bellingham, the City Council will attend its annual retreat.
    On Monday, January 24, at 10:15 a.m. in the Mayor’s Board Room there will be a City Council Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources Committee Meeting regarding Lake Whatcom Reservoir initiatives.

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

TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT NO. 1
    On Monday, February 7, 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers there will be a meeting of the Transportation Benefit District No. 1 Board to discuss transit service, transportation projects and budget.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by John Servais.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
GK / BB moved approval of the January 10, 2011 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
PUBLIC HEARING
AB19081 1. REVIEW OF FOUR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT PROPOSALS TO ESTABLISH THE DOCKET OF POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS TO BE REVIEWED IN 2011

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE DOCKET OF PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS TO BE REVIEWED IN 2011.”
Public hearing held.
TB / BB moved to docket the proposals.
TB / BB withdrew the motion.
JW / TB moved to postpone for further discussion at Committee of the Whole worksession on February 7, 2011 with consideration of resolution at evening meeting. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
POSTPONED TO 2/7
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB19082 1. BUDGET AMENDMENT ORDINANCE FOR APPROVAL OF A 3-YEAR LIMITED TERM PROJECT ENGINEER POSITION

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET ADDING ONE NEW LIMITED TERM PROJECT ENGINEER POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING GROUP, THE SOURCE OF FUNDS WILL BE ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND.”
ML / BB moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED; 1ST & 2ND
AB19083 2. REVIEW ISSUANCE OF QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BONDS TO PAY FOR CAPITAL MAINTENANCE PROJECTS IDENTIFIED BY ENERGY AUDIT OF CITY FACILITIES
ML / TB moved to direct staff to hire Bond counsel and Bond Underwriters and to bring back a budget ordinance for council’s consideration. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    DIRECTION TO STAFF
    AB19084 3. ANNUAL REVIEW OF INVESTMENT POLICY
    Information only.
    INFO ONLY
    WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
    MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; JACK WEISS; BARRY BUCHANAN; GENE KNUTSON
    AB19085 1. WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN UP
    Information only.
    INFO ONLY
    TRANSPORTATION
    MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST;
            JACK WEISS
    AB19041 1. AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT AMENDMENTS TO BMC CHAPTER 19.06 “TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES” TO ALLOW VEHICLE TRIP TIF REDUCTION CREDITS OF UP TO 50% IN URBAN VILLAGES
    See Final Consideration of Ordinances.
    SEE FINAL CONSIDERATION
    COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
    CHAIR, STAN SNAPP
            1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    None submitted at evening meeting.
            2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
    Council President Snapp reported on the Council Retreat held January 22, 2010.

    Council Member Weiss proposed that an ordinance be written with regard to removal of snow on sidewalks and public rights-of-way.

    Council Member Lilliquist is working on two resolutions endorsing increased affordable housing and availability of housing to be considered on February 7, 2011.
    EXECUTIVE SESSION –Report and action only.
    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided an update on a potential property acquisition. No action taken.NO ACTION
    2. LITIGATION: Whitworth Park v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.NO ACTION
    3. LITIGATION: Squalicum Ridge Road Appeal: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.NO ACTION
    4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction provided. 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.
    AB19086 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF WILLIAM LANGLEY TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
    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.
    AB19087 1. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM DECEMBER 31, 2010 TO JANUARY 7, 2011(Consent Agenda)
    AB19088 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM DECEMBER 16, 2010 TO DECEMBER 31, 2010

    GK / TB moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
    FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
    AB19041 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) SECTIONS 19.06.030 C. AND 19.06.040 E. TO ALLOW VEHICLE TRIP REDUCTION CREDITS DESIGNED TO LOWER TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES IN MASTER PLANNED URBAN VILLAGES

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

    MOTION CARRIED 5-2 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-01-003
    Ord. 2011-01-003
    APPROVED
    ADJOURNMENT
    There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:07 p.m.
    NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011


    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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