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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: June 20, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Monday, June 20, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, there will be a worksession of the Council’s Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources Committee to discuss a proposed water rate increase
    On Monday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers there will be three public hearings:

1) A public hearing to consider amendments to Bellingham Municipal Code to change the definitions of Floor Area or Space and Floor Area Ratio

2) A public hearing to consider amendments to Bellingham Municipal Code to allow certain structures and architectural features to encroach into a required setback and modify the front yard setback option

3) A public hearing on an Ordinance to prohibit signs in medians and roundabouts

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Council Member Terry Bornemann.
ROLL CALL
Council President Snapp excused. The meeting was chaired by Council President Pro Tem Terry Bornemann.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
None submitted.
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
PRESENTATION
AB19236 1. LUMMI INDIAN NATION PRESENTATION AND INVITATION TO COAST SALISH DAYS, JULY 9
Information only.
Information only.
AB19237 2. RESOLUTION HONORING KATHY FLETCHER FOR HER WORK WITH PEOPLE FOR PUGET SOUND

A RESOLUTION HONORING KATHY FLETCHER FOR HER LEGACY OF ACTION TO PROTECT PUGET SOUND AND FOR FOUNDING PEOPLE FOR PUGET SOUND.”
FLEETWOOD / WEISS moved final approval of Resolution #2011-09. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Res. #2011-09
APPROVED
Parks And Recreation
Members: Chair, Gene Knutson; Terry Bornemann; Seth Fleetwood
AB19238 1. RESOLUTION DESIGNATING JULY 2011 AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH

A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING JULY 2011 AS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH.”
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved final approval of Resolution #2011-10. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Res. 2011-10
APPROVED
Public Works / Public Safety
Members: Chair, Barry Buchanan; Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19239 1. BID OPENING AND RECOMMENDATION FOR REJECTION OF ALL BIDS FOR CENTRAL AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS

BUCHANAN / WEISS moved to reject all bids for Central Avenue improvements. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED (To reject )
AB19240 2. REJECTION OF BID AWARD TO BELLINGHAM PLUMBING & HEATING, INC. AND ALL OTHER BIDS FOR BID #12B-2011 FOR POST POINT CONDENSER REPLACEMENT
BUCHANAN / WEISS moved to reject bid awarded to Bellingham Plumbing & Heating, Inc. and all other bids for Bid #12B-2011. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED (To reject)
AB19110 3. SALE OF THREE SURPLUS PROPERTIES ON SUNSET DRIVE BY MULTIPLE LISTING AND NEGOTIATED SALE
BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to list three surplus properties on Sunset Drive by multiple listing and use a negotiated sale method of disposition. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
Transportation
Members: Chair, Terry Bornemann; Michael Lilliquist; Jack Weiss
AB19211 1. DRAFT 2012-2017 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON ADOPTING THE 2012 – 2017 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.”

WEISS / KNUTSON moved to recommend adding a line for a “Transportation Reserve" to Project #2: Transit Service Enhancements and to transfer the total amount identified to that line. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

WEISS moved to add enough street width to accommodate two bicycle lanes on Eliza. There was no second and the motion died.

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to ask staff to look at the budget for the coming year to identify funds to amend the TIP item #6 (Eliza Avenue) as Council Member Weiss has suggested. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

WEISS / FLEETWOOD moved to strike projects 11-B, E, F, G, H, I and J from the Transportation Improvement Program list. MOTION FAILED 2-4, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BORNEMANN, FLEETWOOD OPPOSED.

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2011-11 as amended. MOTION CARRIED 5-1, WEISS OPPOSED.
Res. 2011-11
APPROVED AS AMENDED
Committee Of The Whole
Chair, Terry Bornemann
AB19241 1. LIBRARY UPDATE
Information only.
Information only.
AB18687 2. DISCUSSION OF RENTAL UNIT LICENSING PROPOSAL

WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to direct the City Executive department staff to develop a rental licensing and inspection program and warrant authority and corresponding ordinances, working with the framework developed by the Bellingham City Council Planning and Community Development Committee. The Council’s Policy Analyst is also directed to provide research assistance as requested by City Departments or the City’s Chief Administrative Officer. The lead department or departments should return to brief the Council on progress by no later than September 12. MOTION FAILED 2-4, BUCHANAN, KNUTSON, BORNEMANN, FLEETWOOD OPPOSED.

BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to have facilitated council/stakeholder meeting to work on future planning process. BUCHANAN/KNUTSON withdrew motion.

No further direction given.
No direction given.
          3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          4. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
Council Member Weiss recognized the success of the BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) Conference held in Bellingham. It was the consensus of the council that a recap and/or summaries of the conference by BALLE or staff, would be appreciated. Mr. Weiss suggested that some of the BALLE sessions be shown on BTV10.
Executive Session – Report and action only.
      LITIGATION: PUGET SOUND ENERGY V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM : Removed from Executive Session.
1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction provided. No action taken.No action.
2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.No action.
3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter.
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved to authorize the appeal to the Growth Management Hearings Board of Whatcom County Ordinance 2011-013 implementing changes relating to the County’s rural land use planning. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on the acquisition of a .38 acre parcel located at 1815 Ellis Street in Bellingham adjacent to Whatcom Creek for use as a Park trail corridor. The purchase price is $240,000 which is the appraised value.
WEISS / KNUTSON moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $240,000. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Information only. 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.
AB19242 2. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF JEAN MELIOUS AND SEAN WALBECK TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of Jean Melious and Sean Walbeck, terms expiring June 30, 2014, to the Historic Preservation Commission. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
AB19243 3. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF ADRIENNE LEDERER AND DOMINIQUE ZERVAS TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
Information only.
Information only.
AB19244 4. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF GINA URCUYO, DIANE MACLEAN, GARRY HARRIS, MIKE ROSTRON, TAPIO HOLMA, RICHARD SAWYER AND IAIN DAVIDSON; AND REAPPOINTMENT OF MEREDITH ANN MURRAY AND JANET SIMPSON TO THE MAYOR’S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION
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.
AB19245 1. 38B-2011 BID AWARD FOR DUCTILE IRON FITTINGS, COUPLINGS, PIPE RESTRAINT AND GRIP RINGS(Consent Agenda)
AB19246 2. 39B-2011 BID AWARD FOR VARIOUS WATER DISTRIBUTION VALVES AND TAPPING SLEEVES(Consent Agenda)
AB19247 3. APPROPRIATION OF HIGH CRIME FUNDS
            “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $59,200.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING RIFLES FOR THE PATROL AND TRAFFIC DIVISIONS OF THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19248 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MAY 27, 2011 TO JUNE 2, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19249 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JUNE 3, 2011 TO JUNE 9, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19250 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MAY 26, 2011 TO JUNE 10, 2011
KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB19224 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CREATING A SETTLEMENT FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR REVENUE AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION OF THE FORMER SOUTH STATE STREET MANUFACTURED GAS PLANT

WEISS / 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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-06-029
Ord. 2011-06-029 APPROVED
AB19226 2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET USING EXISTING FUNDS TO RECLASSIFY A VACANT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FUND BUILDING INSPECTOR II POSITION IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, BUILDING SERVICES GROUP

BUCHANAN / 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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-06-030
Ord. 2011-06-030 APPROVED
AB19229 3. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF A DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY LOCAL SOURCE CONTROL PARTNERSHIP CONTRACT NOT TO EXCEED $158,638.00 IN THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER UTILITY FUND AND CREATING A NEW POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE STAFFING FOR CONTRACT RELATED WORK

KNUTSON / BUCHANAN 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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-06-031
Ord. 2011-06-031
APPROVED
AB19230 4. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2011 BUDGET REALLOCATING $33,310.00 IN SURFACE AND STORM WATER UTILITY FUND EXPENDITURES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING A LIMITED TERM POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

KNUTSON / WEISS 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, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-06-032
Ord. 2011-06-032
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
*There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:56 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, July 11, 2011
Deadline to submit material for the public hearings for inclusion in the published agenda packet:
Wednesday, July 6, 2011; 10 AM


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