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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, December 06, 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

TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST

AB19042 1. A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT A BASE RATE FOR 2011 TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEES PER BMC 19.06

Presented by: Chris Comeau, Transportation Manager
Brent Baldwin, Public Works Development Manager

SS/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion Carried 7-0

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

AB19015 1. ORDINANCE REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO BMC 17.82 REGARDING MULTI FAMILY TAX EXEMPTION IN URBAN CENTERS

Presented by: David Stalheim, Planning Program Manager

JW/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL

AB18967 2. ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 10.24.120, PUBLIC DISTURBANCE NOISE, TO ESTABLISH ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS IN DOWNTOWN AND FAIRHAVEN URBAN AREAS AND PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR NOISE REGULATION IN THOSE DISTRICTS

Presented by: Mark Gardner, Legislative Policy Analyst

SF/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL WITH AN AMENDMENT TO TERMINATE THE 12TH STREET EXTENSION AT THE FAIRHAVEN PARKWAY INTERSECTION. The motion carried 4-0.

AB18875 3. AN ORDINANCE REPLACING THE MT. BAKER NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN WITH NEW IRONGATE AND BARKLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PLANS AND AMENDING THE KING MT. NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

Presented by: Joan Hoisington, City Attorney
Mayor Dan Pike

AB18921 4. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE PUGET NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

JW/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0.

AB18971 5. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

JW/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0.

AB18991 6. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND CREATING A NEW CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN FROM THE EXISTING GUIDE MERIDIAN/CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD

JW/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0.

AB18992 7. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT AND SITE-SPECIFIC REZONE FOR A PORTION OF AREA 1, MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD



Presented by: Greg Aucutt, Senior Planner
Joan Hoisington, City Attorney
Heather Wolfe, Applicant Representative
Jeff Thomas, Interim Planning Director

TB/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. JW opposed. ML abstained. Mixed Recommendation.

AB19002 8. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE YORK NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

Presented by: Greg Aucutt, Senior Planner
Jeff Thomas, Interim Planning Director

SF/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL WITH AMENDMENTS REQUESTED BY THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION. The motion carried 4-0.

AB19026 9. AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE SILVER BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN

JW/SF MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 4-0.

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

AB19043 1. A BUDGET ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE $274,995 FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY STORMWATER CAPACITY GRANT TO THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER UTILITY FUND

Presented by: Bill Reilly, PW Stormwater Utility Manager

SS/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion carried 3-0.

AB19044 2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 6.06.050 TAX ON WATER UTILITY REVENUES

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

JW/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. The motion passed 3-0.

AB19045 3. PROJECT UPDATE: INSTALLATION OF A LIVING ROOF ON CITY HALL

Presented by: Renee LaCroix, Public Works Environmental Coordinator

INFORMATION ONLY

AB19046 4. PRESENTATION REGARDING PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING PROJECT

Presented by: Ryan Nelson, Resource Conservation Management Specialist

INFORMATION ONLY

LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; SETH FLEETWOOD

AB19047 1. DISCUSSION OF POTENTIAL LAKE WHATCOM INITIATIVES

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Mayor Dan Pike

INFORMATION ONLY

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

AB19029 1. 2011 DEPARTMENT BUDGET PRESENTATIONS, HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT AND PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Presented by: Clare Fogelsong, Environmental Resources Manager
Michelle Barrett, HR Director & Senior Analyst
Brian Henshaw, Budget Manager
Jim Long, Public Development Authority
Mayor Dan Pike

TB/BB MOVED TO RESTORE THE POLICY ANALYST POSITION IN THE LEGISLATIVE TO 1 FTE. The vote was postponed to consideration of the 2011 budget during the Regular Meeting.

AB18993 2. ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE 2011 CITY BUDGET

Presented by: Brian Henshaw, Budget Manager
John Carter, Finance Director
Mayor Dan Pike

BB/TB MOVED TO RECOMMEND RESTORATION OF THE LIBRARY OUTREACH PROGRAM. ML opposed. Mixed Recommendation.

BB/SS MOVED TO RECOMMEND RESTORATION OF TWO SPRAY PARKS. ML opposed. Mixed Recommendation.

ML/BB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE 2011 BUDGET. Vote postponed to the Regular Meeting.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON

None submitted.

Request by Council Member Jack Weiss regarding Planning and Community Development issues:

JW MOVED TO REQUEST THAT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT PRESENT TO COUNCIL BEFORE THE END OF FEBRUARY: 1) INFORMATION REGARDING AIRPORT-RELATED DEVELOPMENT AS IT RELATES TO LOCATION AND SCALING, AND; 2) PROPOSAL RELATED TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF W. BAKERVIEW URBAN VILLAGE, SEPARATE FROM THE REZONE. No Second. Discussion to continue at Regular Meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:27 PM to Executive Session to hear the following items:

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was called back to order and adjourned at 5:06 PM


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