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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, May 23, 2011, 01:00 PM
Book: 65, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Stan Snapp

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD

Seth Fleetwood absent. Gene Knutson appointed to committee

AB19205 1. RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE AN INDIVIDUAL TO SERVE AS INVESTMENT OFFICER IN THE FINANCE DIRECTOR’S ABSENCE.

Presented by: John Carter, Finance Director

BB/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred.

Seth Fleetwood arrived after the motion had been made and seconded.


WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; JACK WEISS;
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON

AB19206 1. UPDATE ON WATERFRONT PROJECT STATUS

Presented by: Linda Stewart, Waterfront Project Manager

INFORMATION ONLY


PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON

AB19207 1. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WHATCOM COUNTY, FERNDALE AND PORT OF BELLINGHAM FOR SHARED USE OF STREET SWEEPER

Presented by: Bill Reilly, Storm & Surface Water Utility Manager

GK/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE AGREEMENT AS AMENDED. BB concurred

AB19208 2. BID AWARD FOR MEADOR/KANSAS/ELLIS TRAIL, PROJECT #ES-413, BID NUMBER 19B-2011

Presented by: Freeman Anthony, Public Works Project Engineer

GK/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. BB concurred.


AB19209 3. **ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADOPT BY REFERENCE TWO STATE LAWS

Presented by: Shane Brady, Senior

GK/JW MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. BB concurred.


AB19210 4. CASCADE NATURAL GAS CORPORATION FRANCHISE UPDATE

Presented by: Dave Grunhurd, Cascade Natural Gas
Rick Helm, Cascade Natural Gas
Kathy Bergner, Cascade Natural Gas
Peter Ruffatto, Senior Assistant City Attorney

INFORMATION ONLY

TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST;
AB19211 1. DRAFT 2012-2017 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND REPORT ON THE ORCHARD STREET EXTENSION FEASIBILITY STUDY

Presented by: Brent Baldwin, Public Works Development Manager
Chris Comeau, Public Works Transportation Planner
Renee LaCroix, Public Works Environmental Coordinator

INFORMATION ONLY

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP

None submitted

Gateway Terminal Project Scope of EIS

Michael Lilliquist distributed a draft letter to the Whatcom County Planning department and Army Corps of Engineers requesting the scope of the EIS be expanded to include impacts of rail traffic through Bellingham. The letter was approved by unanimous consent with no changes.

Inspiration Point

Jack Weiss reported that he had attended the reopening of Inspiration Point and was given a set of old-time postcards he wished to share with the Members


Council President adjourned the meeting at 3:04 to Executive Session to hear the following items.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. LABOR & NEGOTIATIONS - (Hoisington)

An additional Executive Session item was added to the agenda:

2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION (Hoisington)




ADJOURNMENT
Stan Snapp left Executive Session early. Council President Pro Tempore, Terry Bornemann called the meeting back to order and adjourned.



Stan Snapp, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the City Council
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