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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: February 25, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, March 11, 2013, 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the proposed recodification of the Bellingham Municipal Code by The Code Publishing Company of Seattle, Washington.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Fleetwood.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
SNAPP/KNUTSON moved approval of the January 14, 2013 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1, LEHMAN abstained.

KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved approval of the January 28, 2013 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

SNAPP KNUTSON moved approval of the February 11, 2013 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 6-0-1, BORNEMANN abstained.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Presentation
AB19858 1. Mayor Linville's State of the City Address

Postponed to March 11, 2013.
Postponed
Public Hearings
AB19859 1. Consideration of an update to the Whatcom Falls Neighborhood Plan and rezone of Area 1 of the Whatcom Falls Neighborhood

"AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, UPDATING THE WHATCOM FALLS NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND REZONING AREA 1 OF THE WHATCOM FALLS NEIGHBORHOOD, AMENDING THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN LAND USE MAP, ZONING MAP AND BMC 20.00.230."

Public hearing held.
KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved approval for first and second reading. . MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19860 2. Consideration of a rezone of Area 14A, King Mountain Neighborhood

Public hearing held.
KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved to direct staff to prepare an ordinance for Council’s consideration. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held. DIRECTION TO STAFF
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson
AB19861 1. Municipal Court security

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to prepare a budget ordinance accepting staff’s recommendation of hiring a warrant officer plus part-time contractor services for metal detector screening at Municipal Court. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB19862 2. 2012 Ecology Stormwater Grant Updates

Information only.
Information only.
Council Member Knutson out of Chambers.
AB19863 3. 2013 Clean Green report and policy discussion

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to prepare proportional tier pricing options for city/county residents using the Clean Green facility in relation to the subsidy reductions from the county.
BORNEMANN withdrew motion.
BORNEMANN / SNAPP moved to direct staff to prepare tier pricing for city/county residents using Clean Green facility. MOTION CARRIED 5-1-0,LEHMAN opposed; KNUTSON out of Chambers.

Council Member Knutson returned to Chambers.

BORNEMANN / SNAPP moved to direct staff to increase the user fee to $5.00 per load at Clean Green, around April 1st or as soon as possible thereafter. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, LEHMAN opposed.
DIRECTION TO STAFF (2)
AB19864 4. Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County - Clean Green Yard Waste Facility

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County for Solid Waste Management Services (Clean Green).
WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to postpone consideration of the Interlocal Agreement until the Mayor has an opportunity to discuss options with Whatcom County. MOTION FAILED, 4-3, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, SNAPP, BORNEMANN opposed.
MAIN MOTION CARRIED 6-1, WEISS opposed.
APPROVED
Planning and Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Gene Knutson
AB19865 1. An Ordinance amending the 2013 Budget to provide a salary upgrade for the Electrical Inspector III Classification in the Planning and Community Development Department

“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $9,143.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FUND TO PROVIDE FOR A SALARY UPGRADE FOR A JOB CLASSIFICATION IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DIVISION.”

WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19827 2. Registration and inspection options for residential rental properties

Additional worksessions will be scheduled. Information only.
Information only.
Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Stan Snapp
AB19866 1. An Ordinance amending BMC 12.12.280 to prevent the release and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS)

LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to schedule a public hearing on March 11, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB19867 1. Report regarding water quality studies by People for Lake Padden

Information only.
Information only.
AB19868 2. Bellingham Public Development Authority 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Work Plan

Information only.
Information only.
          3. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

None submitted in the evening.
          4. Old/New business

None presented.
Mayor's Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

Mayor Linville thanked the Council for the new committee structure and provided a legislative update for Council.

The Department Head retreat was held on February 22nd with an emphasis on inter-dependence on one another and staff’s responsibility to prioritize projects.

Mayor Linville has been contacted by Channel 5 regarding the Lake Whatcom Phosphorous situation.

Discussion of the Whatcom Creek Bridge Replacement. Ted Carlson, Public Works Director explained that the Parks Department is proposing funding with Greenways III monies. Referred to the Council’s Parks & Recreation Committee.

Discussion of a potential unfunded liability in the 2013 Budget. Referred to the Council’s Finance Committee.
2 items referred to committee
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.
AB19869 1. Bid Award for Liquid Chlorine, Bid # 07B-2013(Consent Agenda)
AB19870 2. Bid Award for Eliza Avenue Connector, Bid # 4B-2013, ES-0441(Consent Agenda)
AB19871 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period February 1, 2013 through February 7, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB19872 4. Authorization of checks issued for payroll January 26, 2013 through February 8, 2013

KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration of Ordinances
AB19842 1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) 20.10.025 A AND BMC 20.00.110 MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS TO CORRECT CODE ERRORS AND OMISSIONS AND PROVIDE REGULATORY CONSISTENCY WITH OTHER DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS PRESCRIBED FOR AREA 5 OF THE MERIDIAN NEIGHBORHOOD

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-02-007
Ord. 2013-02-007 APPROVED
AB19843 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING A STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT BY $100,000.00 TO THE SOLID WASTE FUND FOR THE ELDRIDGE MUNICIPAL LANDFILL PROJECT (EC15) AND PLACING THIS AMOUNT IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-02-008
Ord. 2013-02-008 APPROVED
AB19844 3. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND BY $237,300.00 AS A RESULT OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GRANT AWARD FOR THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM, APPROPRIATING $237,300.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, AND APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $26,400.00 FOR PROGRAM EXPENDITURES FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-02-009
Ord. 2013-02-009 APPROVED
AB19845 4. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND BY $2,647,207.00 AS A RESULT OF AS WSDOT GRANT AWARD TO REHABILITATE THE CHESTNUT / BAY BRIDGE AND APPROPRIATING $2,647,207.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-02-010
Ord. 2013-02-010 APPROVED
AB19846 5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $263,979.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE STREET FUND TO PROVIDE FOR INCREASED STAFFING LEVELS IN THE PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEERING DIVISION

Peter Ruffatto, City Attorney read amendments into the record:

Add “WHEREAS, a current limited term position of Project Engineer will end in April, 2013, but the additional staff needed includes a new limited term position to work on different projects.”

Under NOW, THEREFORE, 2nd paragraph; sentence beginning, “In addition”:
remove “the end date for” replace with “new”;
remove “extended”, replace with “created for a period”; and change date from April 1, 2013 to April 2014.

LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved approval for third and final reading as amended. Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and approved by the following roll call vote:

AYES: BORNEMANN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LEHMAN, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-02-011
Ord. 2013-02-011 APPROVED AS AMENDED
AB19848 6. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE WATER FUND BY $164,000.00 AS A RESULT OF A PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP GRANT AWARD FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A LAKE WHATCOM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES PREVENTION PROGRAM AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-02-012
Ord. 2013-02-012 APPROVED
AB19849 7. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING APPROPRIATIONS IN THE WATER FUND TO BE USED TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES INTO LAKE WHATCOM

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-02-013
Ord. 2013-02-013 APPROVED
AB19853 8. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE CITY'S PETTY CASH AND REVOLVING FUNDS; ESTABLISHING THE OVERALL CITY LIMIT OF $40,000.00 AND AUTHORIZING THE FINANCE DIRECTOR TO MANAGE THE AMOUNTS AND LOCATION ACCORDING TO BEST BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTING PRACTICES

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-02-014
Ord. 2013-02-014 APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:21 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, March 11, 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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