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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, February 08, 2010, 01:00 PM
Book: 64, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Gene Knutson

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

AFTERNOON PRESENTATION

AB18743 1. BELLINGHAM SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION UPDATE TO COUNCIL

Presented by: Sheri Emerson, Sister Cities Board
Barbara Sanchez, Sister Cities Board

INFORMATION ONLY

FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN;
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST

AB18744 1. RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A CITY OF BELLINGHAM EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

Presented by: Andy Rowlson, Benefits Manager
Renee Bliss, Human Resources

BB/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL


AB18745 2. AN ORDINANCE FOR A BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR THE RECEIPT AND SPENDING OF A $348,881.80 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GRANT FROM THE OFFICE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

ML/BB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL.


PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP

AB18746 1. CORDATA PARK PHASE 1 TRAILS – CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATE

Presented by: Leslie Bryson, Parks and Recreation, Design and Development
Gina Austin, Parks and Recreation, Project Engineer

INFORMATION ONLY

AB18626 2. CONSIDERATION OF STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SOUTH AREA GREENWAY 3 LEVY LAND ACQUISITIONS

Presented by: Bryson, Parks and Recreation, Design and Development

TB/SF MOVED TO POSTPONE TO ITS APRIL 12, 2010, MEETING

LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN;
STAN SNAPP

AB18747 1. PROPOSAL TO AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WHATCOM COUNTY FOR LAKE WHATCOM TRIBUTARY MONITORING

Presented by: Bill Reilly, Public Works, SSWU Manager

SS/BB MOVED TO RETURN THE AGREEMENT TO THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION

PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS

AB18748 1. AGREEMENT FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE FEDERAL BUILDING

Presented by: Joan Hoisington, City Attorney
Jim Long, Bellingham Public Development Authority

SS/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL

AB18749 2. AGREEMENT FOR THE TRANSFER OF CITY PROPERTY LOCATED ON HOLLY STREET ADJACENT TO THE ARMY STREET RIGHT OF WAY TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Presented by: Joan Hoisington, City Attorney
Jim Long, Bellingham Public Development Authority

JW/SS MOVED TO DIRECT STAFF TO INCLUDE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE GOALS IN THE RECITALS AND TO APPROVE AS AMENDED

AB18750 3. AGREEMENT FOR THE TRANSFER OF CITY PROPERTY LOCATED IN AREA 10 OF THE WATERFRONT DISTRICT, COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE RG HALEY PROPERTY, TO THE BELLINGHAM PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Presented by: Joan Hoisington, City Attorney
Jim Long, Bellingham Public Development Authority

JW/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL


PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD;
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS

AB18751 1. HEARING EXAMINER ANNUAL REPORT TO COUNCIL

Presented by: Dawn Sturwold, Hearing Examiner

INFORMATION ONLY

AB18752 2. A RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING AGAINST FURTHER CHANGES TO BELLINGHAM’S URBAN GROWTH AREA BOUNDARY IN 2010

Presented by: Tim Stewart, Planning and Community Development Director
Greg Aucutt, Senior Planner
Mayor Dan Pike

JW/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL


AB18587 3. A WORKSESSION TO CONSIDER EXCEPTIONS TO THE 90,000 SQUARE FOOT SIZE LIMIT FOR RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS

Presented by: David Webster, Chief Administrative Officer
Mayor Dan Pike

SF/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND A WORKSESSION OF THE COUNCIL’S PLANNING COMMITTEE TO OCCUR ON FEBRUARY 11, 2010 AT 11:00 AM AND TO CANCEL THE PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 22ND.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON

The Committee Meeting Minutes for November 23, 2009, December 07, 2009 and December 14, 2009 were submitted for approval.
TB/SS MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED.

January 4, 2010
January 11, 2010

Special Meetings

November 2, 2009 Lake Whatcom Action Plan and Departmental Budget Summaries Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Michael Lilliquist reported that there are two bills before the State Legislature, HB3177 and SB6817 relating to funding for an Affordable Housing Trust Fund from recording fees on assignments and substitutions of previously recorded Deeds of Trust. He asked Council if it would be willing to write a letter of support. He will make such a motion at the evening meeting.

Capital Facilities Task Force - Structure for Decision-making

Terry Bornemann reported that the Capital Facilities Task Force had met and there was discussion as to what type of structure should the committee use to make decisions. He noted there was a successful structure for decision making used by the Countywide Housing Affordability Taskforce (CHAT). It worked well with members of diverse backgrounds and strong personalities as well as for those with a lot of background experience. Elected officials served as co-chairs and worked with staff on the agenda then turned it over to staff for presentation. The CHAT used Roberts Rules for majority rule on decisions which were advisory to the Council. Should this task force adopt the same structure? Stan Snapp stated he had some concerns about the group operating as a consensus group. David Webster noted that the authorizing ordinance placed responsibility for determining the decision making structure on the group.

The committee meeting was adjourned to executive session at 3:15 PM to hear the following items:

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. LITIGATION: HOFSTETTER V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM

2. LITIGATION: HAYKIN V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM

3. LITIGATION: GOVERNOR’S POINT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM

An additional item was added to the agenda:

4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION



ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was called back to order and adjourned at 3:54 PM.



Gene Knutson, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Legislative Coordinator
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