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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, May 09, 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


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

AB19188 1. PRESENTATION BY STEVE HOOD FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY REGARDING THE TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD FOR TEMPERATURE APPLYING TO ALL CITY STREAMS

Presented by: Steve Hood, Department of Ecology
Bill Reilly, Storm & Surface Water Utility Manager

INFORMATION ONLY


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

AB19189 1. **ORDINANCE REPEALING ALL WATER AND SEWER SERVICE ZONES OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS AND AMENDING BMC 15.36

Presented by: Alan Marriner, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director

Citizen speakers: Jeff Kvamme
Dean Sandell

JW/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. BB concurred.


TRANSPORTATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST;
AB19190 1. ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED BICYCLE LANES ON NORTHWEST, ELM AND DUPONT STREETS

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Brent Baldwin, Public Works Development Manager

JW/ML MOVED TO DIRECT STAFF TO MOVE FORWARD WITH DESIGN FOR 2011. TB concurred.


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP

AB19191 1. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT SETTLING DISPUTE AND SETTING TERMS FOR UTILITY SERVICE AT BELLINGHAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND POTENTIAL FUTURE ANNEXATION

Presented by: Peter Ruffatto, Senior Assistant City Attorney

BB/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL.


AB19192 2. PRESENTATION OF RESULTS FROM 2010 SURVEY OF BELLINGHAM RESIDENTS

Presented by: Sarah Swann-Ketzel, Gilmore Group
Janice Keller, City Communications Manager

INFORMATION ONLY


AB19193 3. PRESENTATION OF RESULTS FROM 2010 SURVEY OF BELLINGHAM BUSINESS LEADERS

Presented by: Pamela Jull, Gilmore Group
Janice Keller, City Communications Manager

INFORMATION ONLY


AB19194 4. PRESENTATION OF PERMIT CENTER SURVEY RESULTS FOR 3RD AND 4TH QUARTERS OF 2010

Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning & Community Development Director

INFORMATION ONLY


The minutes of the April 25, Council Committee Meetings were submitted for approval. GK/BB MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 6-0-1. JW abstained.

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.

Mayor Dan Pike announced that his office was arranging a listening session for input from community members to encourage the County to look at those concerns as part of the EIS.

Economic Development for Waterfront and Central Business District

Michael Lilliquist requested an economic development component be added to Waterfront and Comprehensive Plan and that Council approve adding this project to the work plan of the Council’s Policy Analyst. Planning Director, Jeff Thomas offered to consult with Waterfront Project Manager, Linda Stewart, and Development Manager, Tara Sundin and bring back more information to the Council regarding such a project.

Emergency Medical Services Planning

Stan Snapp gave an update to Council regarding the Council’s EMS Committee and its work with the County Council committee and the EMS Planning Committee. The first meeting of the groups will be on May 12. There will be discussion regarding critical elements for having a unified plan. Mayor Pike stated his hope that the current system is being considered as an option. Mr. Lilliquist added that there have been no commitments made.

Council adjourned to Executive Session at 4:04 PM to hear the following items: EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION

2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION

3. LITIGATION - Lind Bros. Construction, LLC vs. City of Bellingham

4. LITIGATION - Clairmont vs. Punches

5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION

At 5:09 Council President Stan Snapp announced the session was extended by 20 minutes.

AT 5:34 Council President Stan Snapp announced the session was extended 10 minutes.




ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was called back to order and adjourned at 5:46 PM



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