|Call to Order|
|Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:|
Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
|Pledge Of Allegiance|
Led by Council President Bornemann.
|Approval Of Minutes|
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the September 10, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|15-Minute Public Comment Period|
|AB19687 1. Puget Sound Energy Grant for Energy Efficiency Upgrades at Post Point Waste Water Treatment Plant [WWTP]|
|AB19688 1. City of Bellingham 2013 & 2014 Revenue projections including an increase in the Property Tax Levy|
Public hearing held.
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to close [verbal] public comment and to keep the written record open until November 19, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|Information only. |
Written record will remain open until 11/19/12.
|Council Member Snapp left Council Chambers.|
|Finance and Personnel |
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Stan Snapp
|AB19689 1. Ordinance to amend BMC Title 6 - Business Registrations|
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS IN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 6.05, 6.05.025, 6.05.030, 6.05.230, 6.06.030, 6.08, 6.08.001, 6.08.010, 6.08.020, 6.08.025, 6.08.030, 6.08.050, 6.08.080, 6.08.110, 6.08.334, 6.18.030, 6.18.050, 6.18.100, 6.18.110, 6.18.150, 6.26.010, 6.26.040, 6.26.050, 6.30.040, 6.30.150, 6.30.190, 6.32.020, 6.54.030, AND 6.54.190 TO MAKE BUSINESS REGISTRATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES CONSISTENT WITH THE STATE BUSINESS LICENSING SERVICE AND TO UPDATE PROVISIONS THAT GOVERN THE GROUNDS FOR DENIAL AND REVOCATION OF BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS.”
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0 (SNAPP out of chambers).
|1st & 2nd APPROVED|
|Council Member Snapp returned to Council Chambers.|
|AB19690 2. Budget Ordinance to reclassify and relocate one position in the Mayor's office|
“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $7,706.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND AND $895.00 IN THE TOURISM FUND TO PROVIDE FOR A RECLASSIFICATION OF A PROGRAM MANAGER 1 IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GROUP.”
LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|1st & 2nd APPROVED|
|Committee Of The Whole |
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood
None submitted at evening meeting.
|Executive Session - Report and action only.|
|1. Labor Relations Update: Staff provided an update on the ratification of the AFSCME Local 114F bargaining agreement for 2012-2014.
For 2014 - same as City negotiates with What-Comm Guild for 2014
effective January 1, 2013.
Addition of High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA) as a choice for 2013.
$1,000.00/member medical change incentive.
MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|2. Potential Litigation and Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential litigation and potential property acquisition matter. Direction given. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|3. Litigation: City of Bellingham and Futurewise v. Whatcom County and Caitac USA Corp.: Staff provided an update on two litigation matters.|
KNUTSON/SNAPP moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a settlement agreement with the following terms:
· No party will seek to rezone all or part of the R10A area to R5A for a period of five years.
· Whatcom County and Caitac will terminate the development agreement associated with Ordinance 2011-051.
· Ordinance 2011-052 will remain in full force and effect so that the area designed a Rural Tourism LAMIRD [limited areas of more intensive rural development] and rezoned at Tourist Commercial will keep that designation and zoning.
· The development agreement associated with Ordinance 2011-052 will remain in full force and effect.
MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1, LEHMAN abstained.
|4. Litigation: New Cingular Wireless v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.||NO ACTION|
|5. Potential Property Sale and Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential property sale and litigation matter.|
KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved to authorize the sale of the property located at 2404 Meridian Street in the amount of $180,500.00 subject to the Retention of Real Estate Proceeds Agreement between the City and the Estate of Allyn C. Deets as modified by the Order Re: Sale of 2402 Meridian entered by Whatcom County Superior Court on September 24, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, WEISS, SNAPP opposed.
· This part of the process does not address whether the project should receive permits, but only what should be studied in the EIS. Decisions about issuing permits to construct the terminal will not be made until after the EIS is complete.
· The City team, consisting of EIS review and communications members, has been meeting for over a year, most recently last week to prepare for scoping.
· In October, the City team will meet to begin assembling scoping comments and will provide Council an update after that time. Council may wish to join the City staff's scoping comments or provide its own.
· City staff plans to attend the fall scoping public meetings, occurring on Saturday, October 27th at Squalicum High School and Thursday, November 29th at the Ferndale Events Center.
· For information about scoping go to www.eisgatewaypacificwa.gov.
· Links on the City website also will help Bellingham residents and others stay up-to-date on this project.
|AB19691 2. Mayor's appointment of Barry Buchanan to the Waterfront Advisory Group for Council's approval|
LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved approval of the Mayor’s appointment of Barry Buchanan to the Waterfront Advisory Group, term ending September 24, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
|AB19692 3. Mayor's reappointment of David Willett to the Design Review Board for Council's approval|
WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval of the Mayor’s reappointment of David Willett to the Design Review Board, term ending September 25, 2016. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|AB19693 4. Mayor's reappointment of Bill Dubay, for the Cordata Neighborhood, and Christopher Grannis, for the South Neighborhood, to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission for Council's information|
|AB19694 5. Mayor's reappointment of Alex Allyne, Juan Baldovinos, Mary Carlson and Susan Gribbin to the Community Development Advisory Board for Council's information|
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.
|AB19695 1. Authorization of checks issued for pay period August 24, 2012 through August 30, 2012||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19696 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period August 31, 2012 through September 6, 2012||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19697 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period September 7 2012 through September 13, 2012||(Consent Agenda)|
|AB19698 4. Authorization of checks issued for payroll August 25, 2012 through September 10, 2012|
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
|CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY.|
|Final Consideration of Ordinances|
|AB19669 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM ESTABLISHING NEW MARINA BOATHOUSE FIRE CODE REGULATIONS BY AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) SECTIONS 17.20.010 AND 17.20.020 AND ADOPTING A NEW BMC SECTION 17.20.110 WHICH AMENDS THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, CHAPTER 45, AS ADOPTED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON|
KNUTSON / SNAPP 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
MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-09-044
|Ord. 2012-09-044 APPROVED|
|AB19674 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $45,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE TOURISM FUND TO BE USED FOR ADDITIONAL CONTRACTUAL SERVICES|
LILLIQUIST / 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, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-09-045
|Ord. 2012-09-045 APPROVED|
|AB19677 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $13,798.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND AND $25,214.00 IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FUND, ALONG WITH REALLOCATING OTHER EXPENDITURES IN BOTH FUNDS, TO PROVIDE FOR A REORGANIZATION OF STAFF IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT BUILDING SERVICES GROUP|
WEISS / SNAPP 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, SNAPP, WEISS
MOTION CARRIED 6-1 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-09-046
|Ord. 2012-09-046 APPROVED|
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, October 8, 2012