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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON
May 09, 2011
Called To Order
The meeting was called to order by Council President Stan Snapp
Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
Barry Buchanan, Council Member, Third Ward
Stan Snapp, Council Member, Fourth Ward
Terry Bornemann, Council Member, Fifth Ward
Michael Lilliquist, Council Member, Sixth Ward
Seth Fleetwood, Council Member, At Large
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
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
JW/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. BB concurred.
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
AB19193 3. PRESENTATION OF RESULTS FROM 2010 SURVEY OF BELLINGHAM BUSINESS LEADERS
Presented by: Pamela Jull, Gilmore Group
Janice Keller, City Communications Manager
AB19194 4. PRESENTATION OF PERMIT CENTER SURVEY RESULTS FOR 3
QUARTERS OF 2010
Presented by: Jeff Thomas, Planning & Community Development Director
5. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
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.
6. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
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:
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.
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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