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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, March 25, 2013,
Book: 67, Page: 1

Committee Meetings
Council Chambers



Called To Order

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

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

AB19894 1. Post Point Project Update

Presented by: Freeman Anthony, Public Works Project Engineer

INFORMATION ONLY

AB19895 2. Residential Solid Waste and Recycling Rate Update

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Amber Jones, CFO, Sanitary Service Company

INFORMATION ONLY

AB19896 3. A Budget Ordinance relating to the 2013 Budget and adding a position in the Police Department from one warrant officer to two warrant officers

Presented by: Chief Clifford Cook
Lorna Klemanski, Human Resources Director

GK/TB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. SS concurred.

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

AB19860 1. An Ordinance approving a rezone of Area 14A, King Mountain Neighborhood

Presented by: Kathy Bell, Planner
Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director
Brent Baldwin, Public Works Development Manager
Mayor Kelli Linville

ML/GK MOVED TO AMEND THE ZONING TABLE TO DIRECT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ORCHARD STREET EXTENSION TO BE TO ARTERIAL STANDARDS. SS concurred.

GK MOVED TO APPROVE THE ORDINANCE AS AMENDED. JW, ML opposed.

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

AB19897 1. 2012 year-end financial review

Presented by: John Carter, Finance Director
Brian Henshaw, Budget Manager

INFORMATION ONLY

AB19898 2. An Ordinance authorizing $42,402,584 in reappropriations for goods and services budgeted in 2012 but unencumbered at year end

Presented by: Brian Henshaw, Budget Manager

GK/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred

AB19899 3. An Ordinance authorizing $17,636,955 in reappropriations for goods and services budgeted in 2012 but unpaid at year end

Presented by: Brian Henshaw, Budget Manager

SS/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred

AB19900 4. An Ordinance adjusting Estimated 2013 Budgeted Beginning Reserves by $42,387,680 to equal actual beginning reserve balances

Presented by: Brian Henshaw, Budget Manager

GK/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred

Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Stan Snapp

AB19901 1. An Ordinance amending Bellingham Municipal Code 12.12.280 to prevent the release and spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

Presented by: Jon Hutchings, Assistant Public Works Director
Mayor Kelli Linville

SS/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. CL opposed.

AB19902 2. Interlocal Agreement with Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District to finance the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

SS/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. CL concurred.

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

AB19903 1. Update of 2013 Parks and Recreation Department Capital Projects

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

INFORMATION ONLY

AB19904 2. Consideration of replacement of Whatcom Creek Trail Railroad Avenue Bridge

Presented by: James King, Parks and Recreation Director
Gina Austin, Parks and Recreation Project Engineer

NO RECOMMENDATION

AB19887 3. Bid Award for Arne Hanna Aquatic Center pool resurfacing

Presented by: James King, Parks and Recreation Director

SS/TB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. GK concurred.

Waterfront/Downtown Development
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Jack Weiss

AB19905 1. An Ordinance amending the 2013 Budget recognizing an $833,000 Grant from WSDOT to provide for design of the Granary/Bloedel Phase 1 Waterfront Redevelopment Project

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

JW/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. TB concurred

AB19906 2. Budget Ordinance to allow for receipt and spending of a $750,000 pass through grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce for the Whatcom Waterway Park Phase 1 Development

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

CL/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. TB concurred.

AB19907 3. Interlocal Agreement with the Port of Bellingham to Fund Phase 1 Development of Whatcom Waterway Park

Presented by: James King, Parks and Recreation Director
Tara Sundin, Economic Development Manager
Mike Stoner, Port of Bellingham

NO RECOMMENDATION

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

AB19908 1. Presentation of Bellingham School District Facilities Planning Task Force Recommendation

Presented by: Dr. Greg Baker, Superintendent
Ron Cowan, Assistant Superintendent, Finance and Operations

INFORMATION ONLY

AB19909 2. Fair Housing Training for Elected Officials

Presented by: Lauren Walker, Executive Director, Fair Housing Center

INFORMATION ONLY

The minutes of the March 11, 2013 City Council Committee Meeting minutes and March 18, Special Meeting minutes were submitted for approval. GK/SS MOVED APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED. The motion carried 7-0.
During an unanticipated break between committees, Members who were present discussed raising the following issues for later consideration:

Due to the length of the Committee work that followed, formal discussion of Old/New business was postponed to the Regular Meeting.


At 4:32 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 Litigation - (Erb – Approx. 10 min.)

2. Litigation: West Cordata Green Hearing Examiner Appeal - (Marriner – Approx. 15 min.)

An executive session item was added to the Agenda:

3. Litigation: New Cingular Wireless v. City of Bellingham - Tax refund claim - (Stamps – Approx. 5 min.)



ADJOURNMENT
At 5:01 PM the meeting was called back to order and adjourned.




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