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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 09, 2012

Call to Order
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Mayor Kelli Linville.
Evening Presentation
Bellingham City Council Representatives and Mayor Kelli Linville were sworn in by Judge Debra Lev.

Jack Weiss, Ward 1 Representative
Cathy Lehman, Ward 3 Representative
Terry Bornemann, Ward 5 Representative
Seth Fleetwood, City Council At Large Representative
Kelli Linville, Mayor

Information only.

Remarks by Mayor Linville.

Reception for elected officials and guests.

BREAK
The meeting was called back to order at 7:36 p.m. by Council President Stan Snapp.
Information only.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the December 12, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1, LEHMAN abstained.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period
Announcement

There will be a special meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at noon in City Council Chambers regarding the Caitac USA Corporation rezone and development agreements; followed by an Executive Session.
Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Committee Of The Whole
Chair, Stan Snapp
AB19432 1. 2012 City Council Reorganization Election and Report
    A. Election of officers for 2012
    COUNCIL PRESIDENT: TERRY BORNEMANN

    The City Council voted unanimously in favor of Terry Bornemann as Council President.

    Council President Snapp turned the meeting over to the Council President Bornemann.

    COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE: SETH FLEETWOOD

    The City Council voted unanimously in favor of Seth Fleetwood as Council President Pro Tempore.


    MAYOR PRO TEMPORE: CATHY LEHMAN

    The City Council voted unanimously in favor of Cathy Lehman as Mayor Pro Tempore.
              B. Report of Committee/Other assignments
    Discussion held during committee. Council President Bornemann reported that the following committee appointments had been recommended during the reorganizational meeting.

    FINANCE & PERSONNEL (Elect 3)
    1. Michael Lilliquist, Chair
    2. Cathy Lehman
    3. Stan Snapp

    LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR (Elect 4)
    1. Seth Fleetwood, Chair
    2. Michael Lilliquist
    3. Cathy Lehman
    4. Stan Snapp

    PARKS & RECREATION (Elect 3)
    1. Seth Fleetwood, Chair
    2. Stan Snapp
    3. Jack Weiss

    PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (Elect 4)
    1. Jack Weiss, Chair
    2. Cathy Lehman
    3. Michael Lilliquist
    4. Seth Fleetwood

    PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY (Elect 3)
    1. Stan Snapp, Chair
    2. Gene Knutson
    3. Seth Fleetwood

    TRANSPORTATION (Elect 3)
    1. Cathy Lehman, Chair
    2. Jack Weiss
    3. Gene Knutson

    KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to add the downtown and Old Town areas to the Waterfront Committee. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, WEISS opposed.

    WATERFRONT / DOWNTOWN / OLD TOWN DEVELOPMENT (Elect 3)
        1. Gene Knutson, Chair
    2. Cathy Lehman
    3. Michael Lilliquist
    Extra: Jack Weiss

    LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to accept all of the committee assignments. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


    EX-OFFICIO AND OTHER COUNCIL ASSIGNMENTS:

    Bellingham International Airport Advisory Committee (Elect 1)
    Jack Weiss

    Bellingham School District (Elect 1)
    Michael Lilliquist

    Bellingham/Whatcom Tourism Bureau (Elect 1)
    Stan Snapp

    Council of Governments (COG) (Elect 2) Full Council, Executive Board, Transportation Policy Board: Jack Weiss
    Full Council Only: Cathy Lehman

    Downtown Bellingham Partnership (Elect 2)
    Cathy Lehman
    Michael Lilliquist, Alternate

    Emergency Medical and Ambulance Advisory Board (Joint City/County)
    Michael Lilliquist, Finance Committee Chair
    Stan Snapp, Public Works/Public Safety Committee Chair

    Fire Pension Board
    Michael Lilliquist, Finance Committee Chair

    Library Board (Elect 1)
    Stan Snapp

    Marine Resources Committee
    Seth Fleetwood

    Mount Baker Theatre Board (Elect 1)
    Seth Fleetwood

    Museum Foundation
    President Pro Tempore or delegate
    Delegate: Terry Bornemann

    Northwest Economic Council (Elect 1)
    Cathy Lehman

    Open Space Committee (Same as Planning Committee)
    Jack Weiss, Chair
    Cathy Lehman
    Michael Lilliquist
    Seth Fleetwood

    Opportunity Council (Elect 1)
    Stan Snapp

    Parks and Recreation Board (Same as Parks & Recreation Committee)
    Seth Fleetwood, Chair
    Stan Snapp, Member
    Jack Weiss, Member

    Police Pension Board
    Terry Bornemann, Council President
    Seth Fleetwood, Council President Pro Tempore

    Port Marina Advisory Committee (Elect 1)
    Gene Knutson

    Sister Cities Advisory Board (Elect 1)
    Seth Fleetwood

    Sustainable Connections (Elect 1)
    Michael Lilliquist

    Tourism Commission – Allocation Sub-committee Chair
    Michael Lilliquist, Finance Committee Chair or other designee

    WHAT-COMM Communications Administrative Board – 911
    Stan Snapp, Public Works/Public Safety Chair

    Whatcom Transportation Authority (Elect 2)
    Stan Snapp
    Jack Weiss

    KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of all Ex Officio and other committee assignments. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

    AD HOC WORKING GROUPS:

    EMS Working Group:
    Terry Bornemann, Council President
    Stan Snapp, Public Works/Public Safety Chair
    Michael Lilliquist, Finance Committee Chair

    PEG TV Working Group
    Stan Snapp
    Jack Weiss

    Lake Whatcom Policy Working Group
    Seth Fleetwood, Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources Committee Chair
    Michael Lilliquist, Alternate

    Parking Solutions Working Group (3)
    Jack Weiss
    Michael Lilliquist
    APPROVED
    AB19433 2. Recognition of departing Chief Administrative Officer, David Webster
    Presentation made during committee. Information only.
    Information only.
    AB19434 2. Resolution accepting Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Grant requirements

    “A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM IN SUPPORT OF WATERSMART GRANT APPLICATION.”

    WEISS / KNUTSON moved final approval of Resolution #2012-01. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    APPROVED
    AB19435 3. Ordinance amending BMC 15.08.200 and 15.12.165 regarding City policies for abandoned water and sewer service outside the City limits but within the UGA

    “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 15.08.200 AND 15.12.165 REGARDING THE CITY’S POLICIES FOR ABANDONED WATER AND SEWER SERVICE OUTSIDE THE CITY’S CORPORATE LIMITS BUT WITHIN THE CITY’S URBAN GROWTH AREA (UGA).”
    LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    1st & 2nd Reading
    APPROVED
            4. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
    None submitted at evening meeting.
            5. Old/New business
    Martin Luther King Day Celebration, Noon, January 16, 2011 at Bellingham Municipal Court.
    Executive Session – Report and action only.
    1. Litigation: AT&T Mobility Tax refund claim: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.No Action
    2. Litigation: Hofstetter v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
    No Action
    Mayor’s Report
            1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. 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.
    AB19436 1. Bid award for aggregate gravel, Bid # 76B-2011(Consent Agenda)
    AB19437 2. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from December 2, 2011 to December 8, 2011(Consent Agenda)
    AB19438 3. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from December 9, 2011 to December 15, 2011(Consent Agenda)
    AB19439 4. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from December 16, 2011 to December 21, 2011(Consent Agenda)
    AB19440 5. Authorization of check issue for payroll from November 24, 2011 to December 9, 2011(Consent Agenda)
    AB19441 6. Authorization of check issue for payroll from December 10, 2011 to December 22, 2011

    KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
    CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
    Final Consideration Of Ordinances
    AB19429 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $55,000.00 GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ENHANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT PREPAREDNESS AND OPERATIONAL READINESS ALONG THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND

    WEISS / LILLIQUIST 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 #2012-01-001.
    Ord. 2012-01-001 APPROVED
    Adjournment
    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m.
    Next City Council Meeting
    Monday, January 23, 2012


    Disclaimer: This document is provided as a courtesy follow up of the City Council meeting. This document is not to be considered the minutes from the meeting rather a report of the action taken by Council. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review of the tapes of proceedings and composure of the minutes from the meeting. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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