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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, September 10, 2012, 01:00 PM
Book: 66, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President, Terry Bornemann.

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood

AB19677 1. Budget Ordinance to reinstate three positions in the Planning and Community Development Department

Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director
Brian Heinrich, Executive Coordinator

ML/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND AMENDING THE ORDINANCE TO APPROVE THE ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR III AND OFFICE ASSISTANT POSITIONS AND DEFER VOTING ON THE SENIOR PLANNER POSITION. JW, CL opposed. Mixed recommendation.

Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson

AB19669 1. Ordinance Adopting a Marina Boathouse Fire Code

Presented by: Bill Boyd, Fire Chief

GK/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. SS concurred.

AB19678 2. Central Basin Inflow and Infiltration pilot project Bid Award, EU-0154, Bid #38B-2012

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Craig Meuller, Public Works Project Engineer

GK/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. SS concurred.

AB19679 3. Biochemical Oxygen Demand [BOD] Reduction Update for Post Point Water Treatment Plant

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Bob Bandarra, Public Works Superintendent

GK/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND THAT STAFF MOVE FORWARD WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF VOLUMETRIC RATE STRUCTURE FOR BOTH INDUSTRIAL AND SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL USERS. SS concurred.

Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood

AB19680 1. Discussion of possible City Council support for a community-based effort to seek funding for an independent Health Impact Assessment of the Gateway Pacific Terminal project

WITHDRAWN.

The listed minutes were submitted for approval.

Jack Weiss announced that since he could not remember meetings from so long ago, and he was unwilling to go back to review recordings to verify accuracy, he would be voting "No" on any minutes earlier than August 6.

Committee Meeting Minutes:

April 16 - SF/GK MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 6-1-0. JW opposed.

April 23 - GK/SSW MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 6-1-0. JW opposed.

May 7 - ML/SF MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 5-1-1. JW opposed. SS abstained.

May 14 - ML/SF MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-1-2. JW opposed. SS, GK abstained.

May 21 - GK/SS MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 6-1-0. JW opposed.

June 4 - ML/SF MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 6-1-0. JW opposed.

June 18 - GK/SS MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 6-1-0. JW opposed.

July 2 - Cathy Lehman requested review of her vote on a motion to recommend striking the "community values" section of the findings of fact regarding AB19483. The minutes will be resubmitted September 24, following review of the recording.

July 23 - SF/GK MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 6-1-0. JW opposed.

August 6 - SS/GK MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

August 13 - SS/GK MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

Special Meetings - Full Council:

May 3 - Joint Council & Port Commissioners Meeting re Waterfront Development Update. GK/CL MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 5-1-1. JW opposed. SS abstained.

May 19 - City Council - Mayor - Department Heads Retreat. SF/GK MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 6-1-0. JW opposed.

Special Meetings: Parks and Recreation Committee:

June 11 - Bloedel Donovan Master Plan (Tour of Park). Stan Snapp provided the time of adjournment of 5:00 PM which had not been recorded by the participants and was blank in the draft minutes. SS/SF MOVED APPROVAL as amended. The motion carried 2-1. JW opposed.

June 25 - Bloedel Donovan Master Plan. SS/SF MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 2-1. JW opposed.

Special Meeting: Public Works/Public Safety:

September 4 - 2012 Water and Sewer Utility Rate Study preliminary results. GK/SF MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 3-0.

Planning and Community Development Committee Meeting Minutes:

Mr. Lilliquist was inadvertently omitted from the distribution of the draft minutes. They will be resubmitted for approval at the September 24th, Committee Meeting.

President Bornemann noted for the record that there were an unusually large number of special meetings conducted during this time period with no additional staffing.

None.

At 2:41 PM Council President Bornemann adjourned the meeting to Executive Session to hear the following:

Executive Session

1. Potential Property Acquisition - (Kraham – Approx. 10 min.)

2. Potential Property Sale - (Marriner – Approx. 10 min.)

3. Potential Property Acquisitions and Sales - (Marriner – Approx. 20 min.)


At 3:24 PM, Council President Bornemann announced the Executive Session would be extended 10 minutes to 3:35 PM.



ADJOURNMENT
At 3:35 PM the meeting was called back to order and adjourned.




Terry Bornemann, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
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