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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: August 12, 2013

Call to Order
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Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance

Led by Council President Fleetwood.
Roll Call

Council Member Weiss excused
Approval Of Minutes

None submitted.
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Public Hearings
AB20043 1. Recently adopted Emergency Ordinance imposing a moratorium on the establishment of facilities producing, processing and retailing recreational marijuana

Public hearing held concurrently with AB20044
See action under AB20087
Public hearing held concurrently with AB20044
AB20044 2. Recently adopted Emergency Ordinance establishing interim zoning for the cultivation of medical marijuana for personal use and in collective gardens

Public hearing held concurrently with AB20043
See action under AB20087
Public hearing held concurrently with AB20043
AB20087 moved from Committee of the Whole
AB20087 1. Consideration of an Emergency Interim Zoning Ordinance to replace the recently adopted moratorium on the establishment of facilities producing, processing and retailing recreational marijuana

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, RELATING TO LAND USE AND ZONING; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; ADOPTING INTERIM ZONING REGULATIONS FOR THE SITING, ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF ANY STRUCTURES OR USES RELATING TO THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, OR RETAILING OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA (SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDING MEDICAL MARIJUANA OR MEDICAL CANNABIS); AND SETTING TWELVE MONTHS AS THE EFFECTIVE PERIOD OF THE INTERIM ZONING TO ALLOW CITIZENS TO APPLY FOR LICENSES FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD TO PRODUCE, PROCESS OR RETAIL RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN THE CITY WHILE THE CITY STUDIES THE LAND USE IMPACTS OF SUCH USES.”

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved final approval of Emergency Ordinance #2013-08-061 located on page 76 of agenda packet. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to send the medical marijuana issue to the Planning Committee for further study at a later date. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Emergency Ord. #2013-08-061 APPROVED & DIRECTION TO STAFF
BREAK
Council President Fleetwood called the meeting back to order at 9:23 p.m.
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson
AB20082 1. Rejection of Bid for 2013 Crack Seal Program, Bid #49B-2013

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to deny bid #49B-2013 for 2013 Crack Seal Program. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED (TO DENY)
AB20083 2. Memorandum of Agreement with Public Utility District #1 of Whatcom County regarding use of Water Diversion/Intake Facility

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with Public Utility District #1 of Whatcom County regarding use of Water Diversion/Intake Facility.
FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved to postpone to Committee of the Whole on September 16, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 5-1, KNUTSON opposed.
POSTPONED TO 9/16
AB20084 3. Memorandum of Agreement with City of Lynden regarding use of Water Diversion/Intake Facility

FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved to postpone to Committee of the Whole on September 16, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 5-1, KNUTSON opposed.
POSTPONED TO 9/16
AB19985 4. Commercial Street Theatre Lease

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to amend the lease to extend for an additional six (6) months. MOTION FAILED 3-3, LILLIQUIST, LEHMAN, BORNEMANN opposed.
FAILED
AB20085 5. Downtown parking goals and policies

Presentation made during committee. Information only.
Information only.
Waterfront/Downtown Development
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Jack Weiss
AB20063 1. A worksession to begin Committee review of the Waterfront District Sub-area plan and related documents

Worksession scheduled for September 9, 2013. Council directed staff during committee to proceed with Option A as presented during committee and to prepare overall summary of public hearing comments, affirming vision of the proposal; discussion of cleanup; discussion of parks, acreage and layout; social equity issues; update on utility master planning process and discussion with regard to climate change.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Parks and Recreation
Gene Knutson, Chair
Stan Snapp; Terry Bornemann
AB20086 1. Noise Variance for Lake Padden Golf Course Equipment Wash Bay Facilities Project

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to approve a noise variance for Lake Padden Golf Course Equipment Wash Bay Facilities Project in fairways (Monday-Friday) from September 10 through September 30, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
APPROVED
Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Stan Snapp
AB20053 1. Business & Occupation tax exemption discussion

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to prepare a draft ordinance reflecting the staff recommendation and to schedule a public hearing. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB20087 1. Moved to follow public hearings
          2. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

None submitted at evening meeting.
          3. Old/New business
None presented.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
4. Potential Property Sale: Staff provided information on a potential property sale. Direction given. 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.
    Developing legislative agenda - asked council members to provide 3-5 ideas to work on by the first week of September.
    Reviewed ongoing city construction projects.
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.
AB20088 1. A Resolution re-authorizing Investment of City monies in the Local Government Investment Pool to appoint Brian Henshaw as the City's representative.

Res.#2013-12A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING INVESTMENT OF CITY OF BELLINGHAM MONIES IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT POOL.”
Res. 2013-12 (Consent Agenda)
AB20089 2. Budget Ordinance Reclassifying two Crime Scene Investigators to Evidence and ID Officers

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING TWO POSITIONS IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUESTED.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB20090 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period July 19, 2013 through July 25, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20091 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period July 26, 2013 through August 1, 2013


KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration of Ordinances
AB20069 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS GROUP, AS A RESULT OF A WASHINGTON STATE TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION GRANT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING BEACONS AND APPROPRIATING $15,000.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES

SNAPP / 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, LEHMAN, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-08-062
Ord. 2013-08-062 APPROVED
AB20074 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED

BORNEMANN / 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, LEHMAN, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-08-063
Ord. 2013-08-063 APPROVED
AB20075 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, STREET FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED


SNAPP / 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, LEHMAN, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 6-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-08-064
Ord. 2013-08-064 APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday September 16, 2013


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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