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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Monday, April 11, 2011, 07:00 PM
Book: 65, Page: 1


REGULAR MEETING


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Stan Snapp with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Dick Conoboy.

Roll Call
Present:
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Barry Buchanan, 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:
    Jack Weiss
    Council Member
    First Ward

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved approval of the March 28, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


15 - MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Ben Crowther, a university student, shared the many problems he has experienced as a renter and spoke in favor of landlord licensing.

Yoshé Revelle stressed the importance of the value in service to one another.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD

AB19161 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $340,000 IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND FOR SPECIAL LEGAL SERVICES AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR PENDING CIVIL LITIGATION CASES

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL $340,000.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND FOR SPECIAL LEGAL SERVICES AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RELATED TO CIVIL CASES PENDING AGAINST THE CITY.”

LILLIQUIST / BUCHANAN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0


PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON

AB19162 1. BID AWARD FOR PURCHASE OF TWO DEWATERING CENTRIFUGE UNITS AT POST POINT WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, BID # 17B-2011

BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to award Bid No. 17B-2011 for purchase of two dewatering centrifuge units at Post Point to Alfa-Laval, Inc. of Richmond, Virginia 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 $786,445.00, which does not include WSST. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


AB19163 2. BID AWARD FOR 2011 STREET RESURFACING PROGRAM, ES-0443, BID # 20B-2011

BUCHANAN / BORNEMANN moved to award Bid No. 20B-2011 for Street Resurfacing Program, ES-0443 to Colacurcio Brothers Construction of Blaine, 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 $2,298,506.85. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; GENE KNUTSON

AB19164 1. INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT WITH DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND DESIGN OF NEARSHORE RESTORATION FOR THE E. FAIRHAVEN SHORELINE AND PADDEN CREEK ESTUARY

FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into the Interagency Agreement with the Washington State Department of Ecology for a feasibility study and design of nearshore restoration actions for the E. Fairhaven Shoreline and Padden Creek Estuary. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD

AB19165 1. 2011 RATE INCREASE FOR BAYVIEW CEMETERY

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING FEES FOR BAYVIEW CEMETERY.”

KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved final approval of Resolution #2011-05. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


AB19166 2. LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT SALE OF GRAVES AT BAYVIEW CEMETERY

A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING FEES FOR BAYVIEW CEMETERY.”

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved final approval of Resolution #2011-06. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS

AB19167 1. PRESENTATION BY WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STAFF REGARDING BELLINGHAM PROJECTS

Information only.


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP

AB19168 1. RECOMMENDATION AND REQUEST OF THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY [BPDA] TO AUTHORIZE A NEGOTIATED SALES PROCESS FOR THE BPDA-OWNED 1100 CORNWALL AVENUE PROPERTY

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to authorize a negotiated sales process for a .7 acre parcel at 1100 Cornwall Avenue. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

          2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

None submitted at evening meeting.

          3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Lilliquist reported that the city’s financial bond rating has been upgraded by Standard & Poor’s due to the city’s strong financial management and discipline.


EXECUTIVE SESSION – Report and action only.

1. LITIGATION - Carlson v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.

2. LITIGATION - Belleau Woods LLC v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. 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.

Mayor Pike recognized the city’s Finance Director, John Carter for his leadership in attaining a higher bond rating through sound financial management and the council’s adoption of Financial Management Guidelines.

Mayor Pike reported that he has appointed Jeff Thomas, Director of Planning & Community Development.


AB19169 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF CRAIG FUNSTON TO THE BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITIES BOARD

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.

AB19170 1. BID AWARD FOR POST POINT WWTP CONDENSER REPLACEMENT, BID # 12B-2011

AB19171 2. BID AWARD FOR NUMBER 3 STEEL METER BOX LIDS, BID #14B-2011

AB19172 3. ORDINANCE FOR BUDGET AMENDMENT RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS’ TRANSPORTATION SECTION

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE STREET FUND, PUBLIC WORKS TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT GROUP, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED.”

AB19173 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 18, 2011 TO MARCH 24, 2011

AB19174 5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 25, 2011 TO MARCH 31, 2011

AB19175 6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 1, 2011 TO APRIL 7, 2011

AB19176 7. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MARCH 1, 2011 TO MARCH 15, 2011

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.


FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES


AB19148 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECORDING THE SOURCES AND USES RELATED TO THE QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BOND ISSUE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES TO MUNICIPAL FACILITIES

BORNEMANN / 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, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-04-019


AB19157 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $63,250.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND TO BE USED FOR SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS AT THE MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING

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, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-04-020



ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.

Stan Snapp, Council President

ATTEST: Linda D. Anderson City Clerk Representative
APPROVED: 04/25/2011



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