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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, October 28, 2013, 09:00 AM
Book: 67, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION


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

AB20063 1. Continuation of Review of the Waterfront District Sub-Area Plan and related documents

ML/TB MOVED TO APPROVE THE WATERFRONT COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDED AMENDMENTS AS IDENTIFIED ON PAGE 2 OF "WATERFRONT DISTRICT SUBAREA PLAN AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS; COUNCIL WATERFRONT AND DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013" EXCEPT 1(d). The motion carried 5-0-0. CL, GK excused.

ML/TB MOVED TO ADOPT THE FOLLOWING REVISIONS SUPPORTED BY STAFF IDENTIFIED IN THE "STAFF RESPONSES TO SEPT 30 JACK WEISS MOTIONS #12, #16 AND #17": WEISS MOTION #12, WEISS SUGGESTED EDITS TO SUBAREA PLAN: 2; 7; 9; 12; 13; 27; 28; 30; 31; 32; 33; 34; & 35; WEISS MOTION #17, THE BLUEGREEN COALITION (BGC) SUBAREA PLAN RECOMMENDATIONS: 38; 39; 44; 51; 63; 65; 66; 67; & 69; STAFF RESPONSES TO COUNCILMEMBER MICHAEL LILLIQUIST QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTED REVISIONS FROM OCTOBER 14: 2; SMALL(ER) REQUESTED CHANGES: 1; 2; 4 & 5.
The motion carried 5-0-0. CL, GK excused.

ML/SS MOVED TO DIRECT THE PROCESS BE TO REVIEW EACH PROPOSED REVISION TO DETERMINE IF THE WORD "ENCOURAGE" SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH "EMPHASIZE".
SS withdrew his second.

TB/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND REMOVAL THE LAST LINE OF BULLET 6, ON PAGE 13 OF THE SUB AREA PLAN, AND REPLACE IT WITH "USE OF NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION MODES WILL BE A PRIORITY."
The motion carried 5-0-0. CL, GK excused.

ML/ MOVE TO STRIKE THE BULLET #2 ON PAGE 25 OF THE SUB AREA PLAN. There was no second.

ML/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND AMENDING BULLET #2 ON PAGE 25 OF THE SUB AREA PLAN TO CHANGE "SHOULD" IN THE FIRST SENTENCE TO "MAY" AND TO ADD "IN THE EVENT IT IS BUILT" TO THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND SENTENCE.
The motion carried 4-0-1. TB opposed. CL, GK excused.

JW/ MOVED TO RECOMMEND ELIMINATION OF LEED SILVER AS THE MINIMUM STANDARD. There was no second.

JW/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND DENIAL OF PROPOSED STAFF ADDED FOR PARAGRAPH 3 ON PAGE 26 OF THE SUB-AREA PLAN DESCRIBING INDUSTRIAL USES.
The motion carried 5-0-0. CL, GK excused.

JW/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND REVISION OF THE STAFF PROPOSAL FOR WORDING FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY SECTION ON PAGE 29, AND THE HISTORIC SECTION ON PAGE 36 OF THE SUB AREA PLAN TO "ENCOURAGE THE ADAPTIVE REUSE OF EXISTING BUILDINGS IF AN ASSESSMENT OF FINANCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS SHOW POSITIVE BENEFITS OF KEEPING THE BUILDING. NEW BUILDINGS SHOULD BE BUILT UTILIZING METHODS THAT WILL ALLOW EASY ADAPTIVE REUSE IN THE FUTURE IF THE BUILDING USES CHANGE OVER TIME."

The vote on the motion was postponed to a future worksession.

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

Gene Knutson excused. Terry Bornemann appointed to Chair. Michael Lilliquist appointed.

AB20159 1. Status report of the 6-year update of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan

Presented by: James King, Parks and Recreation Director
Leslie Bryson, Parks and Recreation Design Development Manager

INFORMATION ONLY.

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

Gene Knutson excused. Jack Weiss appointed.

AB20160 1. Grant Award for 2013 Port Security Grant Program

Presented by: Roger Christensen, Fire Chief
Bill Newbold, Assistant Fire Chief
Mayor Kelli Linville

TB/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. SS concurred.

SS/TB MOVED TO APPROVE THE 2013 POST SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM. The motion carried 4-0-1, ML abstained.

AB20111 2. Interlocal Agreement between City of Bellingham and Whatcom Council of Governments to help fund the Whatcom Smart Trips Program

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Mayor Kelli Linville

TB/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. SS concurred.

SS/TB MOVED TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR 2013 BETWEEN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND WHATCOM COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS FOR THE WHATCOM SMART TRIPS PROGRAM. The motion carried 3-0.

AB20161 3. Post Point Construction Update

Presented by: Freeman Anthony, Public Works Project Engineer
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

INFORMATION ONLY

AB20143 4. 2013 Water System Plan Update approval

Presented by: Eric Johnston, Public Works Assistant Director

TB/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. SS concurred.

SS/TB MOVED FINAL APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION #2013-21. The motion carried 5-0.

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

Gene Knutson excused. Jack Weiss appointed.

AB20162 1. Resolution to authorize an Interlocal Agreement with participants in Association of Washington Cities Employee Benefit Trust

Presented by: Allysa Bronson, Human Resources Benefits and Payroll Manager

JW/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred.

SS/TB MOVED FINAL APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION #2013-22. The motion carried 3-0.

AB20163 2. Financial Report - 3rd Quarter

Presented by: Brian Henshaw, Finance Director

INFORMATION ONLY.

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

The Committee Meeting minutes for September 16, were submitted for approval.
JW/TB MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0-1. CL excused. TB abstained.

The Committee Meeting minutes for September 30, were submitted for approval.
JW/TB MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 5-0-0. CL excused.

The Committee Meeting minutes for October 14, were submitted for approval.
JW/SS MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0-2. CL excused. TB, GK abstained.

The Special Meeting of the Waterfront/Downtown Development Committee minutes for September 23, were submitted for approval.
JW/TB MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 2-0-0. CL excused.

The Special Meeting of the Waterfront/Downtown Development Committee minutes for September 26, were submitted for approval.
JW/TB MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 2-0-0. CL excused.

The Special Meeting of the Committee of the Whole minutes for October 7, were submitted for approval.
ML/SS MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0-1. CL excused. TB abstained.

The Special Meeting of the Committee of the Whole minutes for October 14, were submitted for approval.
JW/SS MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0-2. CL excused. TB, GK abstained.
None.

At 2:32 PM Council President Fleetwood adjourned the meeting to Executive Session to hear the following:

Executive Session
Closed to the public. Report in the Regular Meeting only:

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

2. Potential Property Acquisition - (Stamps – Approx. 10 min.)

At 3:18 PM, President Fleetwood called the meeting back to order and adjourned to the Mayor's Boardroom.

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

AB20142 4. Worksession regarding the 2014 Preliminary Budget

INFORMATION ONLY


ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:00 PM



Seth Fleetwood, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
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