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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Monday, April 22, 2013, 07:00 PM
Book: 67, Page: 1


REGULAR MEETING


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Seth Fleetwood who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call
Present:
    Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Cathy Lehman, Council Member, Third Ward
    Stan Snapp, Council Member, Fourth Ward
    Terry Bornemann, Council Member, Fifth Ward
    Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
    Seth Fleetwood, Council Member, At Large

Excused:

ANNOUNCEMENT(S)
    On Monday, May 13, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding an amendment to the Fountain District Urban Village Plan increasing the Floor Area Ratio limit for properties that front Dupont Street between Broadway and I Street.
    On Monday, May 13, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding a petition to annex 235 acres at Pacific Highway and Aldrich Road.

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


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved approval of the April 8, 2013 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 5-0-2, SNAPP, WEISS abstained.


15 - MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Leonard Lindstrom discussed social issues.

Patrick McKee again spoke in opposition to building the ASB Trail [AB19917] and reiterated his comments in opposition from the April 8, 2013 City Council Meeting.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson

AB19942 1. Fireworks ban discussion

Council Member Snapp briefly summarized the committee discussion. The committee moved to bring forward to the regular council meeting.

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to return with fuller dialogue for the Public Works/Public Safety Committee regarding options for a fireworks ban. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, SNAPP opposed.


AB19943 2. Central Basin Inflow and Infiltration Pilot Project (Sunnyland), EU-0154

Ted Carlson, Public Works Director, explained that this project is a more aggressive way of handling peak wet weather flows in a more cost effective manner. Currently the project is about 65% complete and staff feels that it is successful. Once the project is concluded, the project will be monitored through both a wet weather season and a dry season when more results will be presented. Information only.


AB19944 3. Bid award for West Bakerview Road Arterial Safety & Overpass Improvements, Bid #15B-2013

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to award Bid No. 15B-2013 for West Bakerview Road Arterial Safety & Overpass Improvements ES-0462 to Ram Construction of Bellingham, 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 $2,334,997.51, which includes WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19945 4. Transportation Commission update and work plan review

Presentation made during committee. Information only.


Planning and Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Gene Knutson

AB19827 1. Registration and inspection options for residential rental properties - A briefing on the existing code compliance program and preventative measures to assist in landlord/tenant matters

Presentation made during committee. Mayor Linville will prepare a budget proposal that could internally prioritize additional enforcement for rental issues. Information only.

Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Stan Snapp

AB19946 1. Overview of the City's various funds created to account for City financial activities

Presentation made during committee. Information only.


Parks and Recreation
Gene Knutson, Chair
Stan Snapp; Terry Bornemann

AB19917 1. Budget Ordinance to amend the Capital Facilities Element of the Comprehensive Plan to add a new project, ASB (Aeration Stabilization Basin) Trail, to be funded by Real Estate Excise Tax (REET).

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO CAPITAL FACILITIES, AMENDING THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CAPITAL FACILITIES ELEMENT AND 2013 BUDGET TO ADD THE ASB AS A REET FUNDED PROJECT IN 2013. “

Presentation made during committee and forwarded with a mixed recommendation. (Public hearing held April 8, 2013.)

BORNEMANN / LEHMAN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


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

AB19947 1. Ordinance: Library staffing changes

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET REALLOCATING $57,293.00 IN EXPENDITURES IN THE LIBRARY DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE FOR A REORGANIZATION OF STAFF AND PLACING SAVINGS IN THE AMOUNT OF $15,058.00 IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND.”

SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19884 2. Discussion of Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Bellingham and the Bellingham Public Development Authority regarding 2013 deliverables.

Council President Fleetwood reported that the parties are negotiating further details and staff will bring back for consideration.


AB19885 3. Modification to Second Operating Agreement between the City of Bellingham and the Bellingham Public Development Authority to add language regarding BPDA expenditures

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a modification to the Second Operating Agreement between the City of Bellingham and the Bellingham Public Development Authority (BPDA). MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19918 4. Consideration of an amendment to the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan to add an Economic Development Chapter

Continued to May 13, 2013 worksession.

          5. Old/New business


Executive Session - Report and action only.

1. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.

2. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on the potential acquisition of the Holmes Property, a .44 acre parcel located on Locust Avenue west of Marine Drive. The city will use the property to provide public parking at the trailhead for the city’s Whirlwind Beach Property. The purchase price is $140,000.00 and the city will grant the sellers an easement to use the existing building on the property for public recreation purposes related to Whirlwind Beach.
    SNAPP / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $140,000.00 with the city granting the sellers an easement to use the existing building on the property for public recreation purposes related to Whirlwind Beach. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

    3. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.

    4. Potential Property Sale: Staff provided information on a potential property sale. Direction given. No action taken.


    MAYOR'S REPORT

            1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

    AB19948 2. Mayor's appointment of Daniel Larner to the Bellingham/Whatcom Public Facilities District for Council's approval

    SNAPP / LEHMAN moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Daniel Larner to the Bellingham/Whatcom Public Facilities District, term ending April 22, 2017. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


    AB19949 3. Mayor's reappointment of Michael Reed to the Sehome Hill Arboretum Board of Governors for Council's information

    Information only.


    AB19950 4. Mayor's appointment of Patrick McKee to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission as the Sunnyland Neighborhood Alternate for Council's information

    Information only.


    AB19951 5. Mayor's appointment of Terra Nevitt to the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission on Domestic Violence for Council's information

    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.

    AB19952 1. Ordinance: Public Works Operations Administrative Secretary Reclassification to Support and Services Supervisor

    AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATION, STREET FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED.”

    AB19953 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period March 29, 2013 through April 4, 2013

    AB19954 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period April 5, 2013 through April 11, 2013

    AB19955 4. Authorization of checks issued for payroll March 26, 2013 through April 10, 2013

    KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.



    FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    AB19860 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.00.095 KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS, FOR AREA 14A AMENDING THE USE QUALIFIER, DENSITY, SPECIAL CONDITIONS PREREQUISITE CONSIDERATIONS, AND SPECIAL REGULATIONS

    BORNEMANN / LEHMAN 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, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST
    NAYS: SNAPP, WEISS
    ABSTENTIONS:
    EXCUSED: KNUTSON (temporarily out of Chambers)

    MOTION CARRIED 4-2-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-026


    AB19922 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $68,550.00 IN THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, TO PROVIDE FOR A REORGANIZATION OF STAFF

    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:
    ABSTENTIONS:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-027


    AB19923 3. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, IMPOSING THE LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX TO BE CREDITED AGAINST THE STATE OF WASHINGTON'S SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF UTILIZING LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING IN THE BELLINGHAM REVENUE DEVELOPMENT AREA PURSUANT TO RCW 39.102

    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:
    ABSTENTIONS:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-028


    AB19925 4. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUES BY $432,560.00 IN THE SURFACE AND STORM WATER UTILITY FUND AS A RESULT OF THE AWARD OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT FOR PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

    WEISS / 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:
    ABSTENTIONS:

    MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-029



    ADJOURNMENT
    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.
    Seth Fleetwood, Council President

    ATTEST: Linda D. Anderson City Clerk Representative
    APPROVED: 05/13/2013



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