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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 04, 2010

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
FLAG SALUTE / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Council President Buchanan.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
SS / TB moved approval of the November 23, December 7 and December 14, 2009 minutes of regular Council Meetings as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, Fleetwood and Lilliquist abstained.
APPROVED
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

SWEARING IN OF ELECTED OFFICIALS:

Bellingham Municipal Court Judge:

Debra Lev, sworn in by Judge Chuck Snyder.

Bellingham City Council:

Gene Knutson, Ward 2 Representative
Stan Snapp, Ward 4 Representative
Michael Lilliquist, Ward 6 Representative
Seth Fleetwood, At-Large Representative

Council members sworn in by Judge Debra Lev.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
AB18716 1. 2010 CITY COUNCIL REORGANIZATION

A. ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2010

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT: GENE KNUTSON

SS / JW moved to approve Gene Knutson as Council President for 2010. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
              MAYOR PRO TEMPORE: TERRY BORNEMANN

              COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE: STAN SNAPP

Council Member Knutson chaired the remainder of the meeting as Council President.



B. DISCUSSION REGARDING COMMITTEES; OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

Discussion held during afternoon meeting. Council President Knutson reported that the following appointments had been made during the organizational meeting in the afternoon.

C. APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES; OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

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

LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR (Elect 3)
1. Michael Lilliquist, Chair
2. Stan Snapp
3. Barry Buchanan

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

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

PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY (Elect 3)
1. Barry Buchanan, Chair
2. Stan Snapp
3. Jack Weiss

TRANSPORTATION (Elect 3)
1. Jack Weiss, Chair
2. Stan Snapp
3. Michael Lilliquist

WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT (Elect 3)
      . 1. Jack Weiss, Chair
2. Terry Bornemann
3. Michael Lilliquist
Additional Member - Seth Fleetwood


EX-OFFICIO AND OTHER COUNCIL ASSIGNMENTS:

Bellingham/Whatcom Tourism Bureau (Elect 1)
Stan Snapp

Council of Governments (COG) (Elect 2)
Barry Buchanan
Jack Weiss

Downtown Bellingham Partnership (Elect 2)
Barry Buchanan
Terry Bornemann, Alternate

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

Fire Pension Board
Stan Snapp, Finance Committee Chair,

Library Board (Elect 1)
Michael Lilliquist

Mount Baker Theatre Board (Elect 1)
Seth Fleetwood

Museum Society
President Pro Tempore Stan Snapp or delegate
Delegate: Terry Bornemann

Northwest Economic Council (Elect 1)
Barry Buchanan

Open Space Committee (Same as Planning Committee)
Terry Bornemann
Jack Weiss
Seth Fleetwood
Michael Lilliquist

Opportunity Council (Elect 1)
Stan Snapp

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

Police Pension Board
Gene Knutson, Council President
Stan Snapp, Council President Pro Tempore

Port Marina Advisory Committee (Elect 1)
Barry Buchanan

Sister Cities Advisory Board (Elect 1)
Seth Fleetwood

Sustainable Connections (Elect 1)
Terry Bornemann

Tourism Commission – Allocation Sub-committee Chair
Stan Snapp, Finance Committee Chair or other designee


WHAT-COMM Communications Administrative Board – 911
Barry Buchanan, Public Works/Public Safety Chair

Whatcom Transportation Authority (Elect 2)
Stan Snapp
Jack Weiss

NEW:

2010 Legacy & Strategic Commitments Metrics Task Force (Elect 2)
Stan Snapp
Terry Bornemann

2010 Comcast Franchise & Public Access Review Committee (Elect 1)
Stan Snapp
Michael Lilliquist

RETAINED:
Bellingham School District (Elect 1) (Position created 5/2009).
Michael Lilliquist

CAPITAL TASK FORCE COMMITTEE
Stan Snapp (Finance Committee Chair)
Terry Bornemann (Planning Committee Chair)

ML / BB moved approval of all Ex Officio and other committee assignments. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
          2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

A resolution was presented for consideration entitled:

A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT TO SERVE AS MAYOR PRO TEMPORE IN THE ABSENCE OF THE MAYOR AND THE MAYOR PRO TEMPORE.”
ML / TB moved final approval of Resolution #2010-01. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
Res. 2010-01
APPROVED
EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.

2. PERSONNEL MATTER: Staff provided information on a personnel matter. Information only. No action taken.
NO ACTION
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m.


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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