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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: December 12, 2011

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    There will be a Transportation Benefit District #1, Board of Directors Meeting at 1:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers to discuss transit options and the TBD 2012 Budget.
    The City Council’s Reorganization meeting will take place at 1:00 p.m. on January 9, 2012. Swearing in of elected officials will be held on that date at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Mayor Dan Pike.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved approval of the November 21, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the December 5, 2100 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period

Presentation
AB19431 1. Resolution honoring Dan Pike for his service.

A RESOLUTION HONORING DAN PIKE FOR HIS SERVICE.”

KNUTSON/ LILLIQUIST moved final approval of Resolution #2011-30. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2011-30
APPROVED
AB19414 2. Resolution honoring Barry Buchanan for his service.

A RESOLUTION HONORING BARRY BUCHANAN FOR HIS SERVICE.”

KNUTSON / FLEETWOOD moved final approval of Resolution #2011-31. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2011-31
APPROVED
AB19415 2. Climate Action Plan progress report including receipt of Milestone #5 from International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) - Local Governments for Sustainability
Information only.
Information only.
Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Parks & Recreation
Members: Chair, Gene Knutson; Terry Bornemann; Seth Fleetwood
AB19416 1. Authorization to enter into a grant agreement with WA Dept of Ecology for partial funding for remedial action of the South State Street Manufactured Gas Plant at Boulevard Park
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with the Washington State Department of Ecology for partial funding for remedial action of the South State Street Manufactured Gas Plant at Boulevard Park. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
Public Works / Public Safety
Members: Chair, Barry Buchanan; Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
AB19417 1. Bid Award for 2011 water main replacement - Monroe Street project; Bid #62B-2011
BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to award Bid No. 62B-2011 for 2011 Water Main Replacements – Monroe EW-0182 to Ram Construction of Bellingham, Washington as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a contract with them for the amount of their bid which is $1,620,643.21. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources
Members: Chair, Seth Fleetwood; Michael Lilliquist; Barry Buchanan; Gene Knutson
AB19418 1. Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County Health Department for monitoring of on-site septic systems in the Lake Whatcom watershed
FLEETWOOD / BUCHANAN moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County Health Department for monitoring of on-site septic systems in the Lake Whatcom Watershed.
FLEETWOOD / LILLIQUIST moved to postpone to a worksession of the committee on January 23, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
POSTPONED TO 1/23/12
AB19419 2. Climate Action Plan update
Information only.
Information only.
Planning & Community Development
Members: Chair, Jack Weiss; Michael Lilliquist; Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19376 1. Continued discussion re new City/County interlocal agreement concerning planning, annexation and development review in Bellingham’s urban growth area
Discussion continued to January 23, 2012.
DIRECTION TO STAFF; continued to 1/23/12.
Committee Of The Whole
Chair, Stan Snapp
AB19420 1. Proposed Legislative Agenda for 2012
KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved to approve the Legislative Agenda for 2012 as presented. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19421 2. Hearing Examiner Annual Report to Council
Information only.
Information only.
          3. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          4. Old/New business
None presented.
Executive Session – Report and action only.
1. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter.
WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to authorize the City to preserve its right to contest Whatcom County’s approval of the Caitac rezones by appealing the rezones to the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board and/or Superior Court. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
2. Labor Negotiations: Staff provided an update on the ratification of the IAFF Local 106 bargaining agreement for 2011 – 2013.

BORNEMANN / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the agreement with IAFF Local 106 with the following terms:

Term of Agreement: 3 years
Wages: COLA 2011 – 0%
2012 – 3%
2013 – 2% January / 1% July

MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
Mayor’s Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
AB19422 2. Mayor’s appointment of Robin Williams to the Civil Service Commission
KNUTSON/ LILLIQUIST moved to approve appointment of Robin Williams to the Civil Service Commission, term expiring January 1, 2017. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19423 3. Mayor’s reappointment of Christopher Morrison, Marisa Papetti and Denise Snyder to the Bellingham Arts Commission
BORNEMANN / BUCHANAN moved to approve the reappointment of Christopher Morrison, Denise Snyder and appointment of Marisa Papetti to the Bellingham Arts Commission, terms expiring on January 1, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

APPROVED
AB19424 4. Mayor’s reappointment of Marilyn Mastor to the Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees
WEISS / KNUTSON moved to approve the reappointment of Marilyn Mastor to the Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees, term ending January 1, 2017. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19425 5. Mayor’s reappointment of Rod Burton and Curt Carpenter to the Historic Preservation Commission
BORNEMANN / WEISS moved to approve the reappointments of Rob Burton and Curt Carpenter to the Historic Preservation Commission, terms expiring on January 1, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19426 6. Mayor’s appointment of Connie Shannon and reappointments of Brad Burdick, Ed Crasper, Todd Elsworth and Drew Schmidt to the Tourism Commission
Information only.
Information only.
AB19427 7. Mayor’s appointment of Bolor Smith as the Tsetserleg, Mongolia, Chair and reappointment of Ross Grier as the Tateyama, Japan, Chair of the Bellingham Sister Cities Advisory Board
Information only.
Information only.
AB19428 8. Mayor’s reappointments of Dan Burwell and Wes Frysztacki to the Public Works Advisory Board
Information only.
Information only.
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.
AB19429 1. Ordinance for budget amendment for 2012 to allow for receipt and spending of grant funds from the Department of Homeland Security

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $55,000.00 GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TO THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ENHANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT PREPAREDNESS AND OPERATION READINESS ALONG THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19430 2. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from November 18, 2011 to December 1, 2011

KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its’ entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19332 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, UPDATING THE SEHOME NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN WITH CORRESPONDING TEXT AMENDMENTS TO BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.00.160 SEHOME TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS AND A REZONE TO CORRECT A ZONING BOUNDARY BETWEEN AREA 9 AND 12

BORNEMANN / 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-066
Ord. 2011-12-066
APPROVED
AB19342 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF SUCH BUDGET PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF RCW 35.33.075, AND SETTING THE EFFECTIVE DATE

KNUTSON / BUCHANAN 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:BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, WEISS
NAYS: BORNEMANN, SNAPP
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 5-2 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-067
Ord. 2011-12-067
APPROVED
AB19400 3. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM , WASHINGTON, APPROVING AND CONFIRMING THE ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #1109 WHICH WAS CREATED TO FINANCE THE COSTS OF SEWER IMPROVEMENTS ALONG 34TH STREET BETWEEN TAYLOR STREET AND DONOVAN AVENUE, AND LEVYING AND ASSESSING THE AMOUNTS STATED IN THE ASSESSMENT ROLL AGAINST THE LOTS. TRACTS, AND PARCELS OF LAND AND OTHER PROPERTY SHOWN ON THE ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF THE ASSESSMENTS; DETERMINING THE INTEREST RATE; AND PROVIDING FOR DELINQUENCY PENALTIES

LILLIQUIST / 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-068
Ord. 2011-12-068
APPROVED
AB19402 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $18,600.00 FROM THE ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF CIRCULATION MATERIALS

BUCHANAN / 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-069
Ord. 2011-12-069
APPROVED
AB19403 5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $15,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE TOURISM FUND FOR SALARIES AND BENEFITS

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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-070
Ord. 2011-12-070
APPROVED
AB19404 6. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $10,000.00 GRANT FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR BELLINGHAM BAY HABITAT RESTORATION AND APPROPRIATING $10,000.00 EXPENDITURES FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND DESIGN SERVICES IN THE WATER FUND

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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-071
Ord. 2011-12-071
APPROVED
AB19405 7. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $75,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND FOR SPECIAL LEGAL SERVICES AND UNANTICIPATED CLAIMS PAYMENTS

KNUTSON / 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-072
Ord. 2011-12-072
APPROVED
AB19406 8. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSE OF CLOSING THE 2001 FIRE UNLIMITED TAX GENERAL OBLIGATION (UTGO) BOND 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-073
Ord. 2011-12-073
APPROVED
AB19407 9. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CLOSING THE CAPITAL MAINTENANCE FUND AND APPROPRIATING THE TRANSFER OF THE BALANCE IN THE FUND TO THE FACILITIES FUND

KNUTSON / 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-074

Ord. 2011-12-074
APPROVED
AB19408 10. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CLOSING THE TECHNOLOGY REPLACEMENT AND RESERVE FUND, APPROPRIATING THE TRANSFER OF THE BALANCE IN THE TECHNOLOGY REPLACEMENT AND RESERVE FUND TO THE TELECOMMUNICATION FUND AND RENAMING AND EXPANDING THE PURPOSE OF THE TELECOMMUNICATION FUND

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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-075
Ord. 2011-12-075
APPROVED
AB19409 11. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CREATING A SPECIAL REVENUE FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR A PORTION OF THE REVENUE RECEIVED FROM A CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE AGREEMENT THAT IS BEING SET ASIDE TO FUND THE OPERATION OF PUBLIC, EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT ACCESS TELEVISION

KNUTSON / 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-076
Ord. 2011-12-076
APPROVED
AB19410 12. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET CREATING A DEBT SERVICE FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR REVENUE AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH THE QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BOND

BUCHANAN / 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, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-12-077
Ord. 2011-12-077
APPROVED
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting:
Monday, January 9, 2012
City Council Reorganization and Council Committee Meetings, 1:00 PM
Regular Meeting and Swearing in of Elected Officials, 7:00 PM


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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