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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: August 05, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Monday, August 12, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding the recent adoption of emergency ordinances regarding medical and recreational use of marijuana. The emergency ordinances specifically created a moratorium on the establishment of facilities producing, processing, and retailing recreational marijuana and also established interim zoning and land use regulations for the cultivation of medical marijuana for personal use and in collective gardens.
    Beginning on August 12, the scheduled Waterfront Committee meetings will be held 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, and the scheduled Planning and Community Development Committee Meetings will be held during the 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM afternoon committee sessions, through the end of this year.

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

None submitted.
15-Minute Public Comment Period
Presentation
AB20064 1. A Resolution recognizing John Carter for his service to the City of Bellingham

A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING APPRECIATION AND HONORING JOHN CARTER FOR HIS SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CITY AND CITIZENS OF BELLINGHAM.”

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved final approval of Resolution #2013-11. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2013-11 APPROVED
Public Hearings
AB20063 1. Waterfront District Subarea Plan and related documents

Public hearing held.
Worksession scheduled for August 12, 2013. Staff requested that council be prepared to inform staff on how they would like materials presented and prepare questions that staff can work on during the council break.
Public hearing held.
BREAK
Council President Fleetwood called the meeting back to order at 9:31 p.m.
AB20065 2. Bureau of Justice Grant in the amount of $22,281 for public comment

Public hearing held. No citizens spoke.
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to approve the Bureau of Justice Grant. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Public hearing held.
APPROVED
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson
AB20066 1. Pacific Highway-Aldrich Annexation Mitigation Agreement with Fire District 8

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to present an Interlocal agreement for council consideration. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, WEISS opposed.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB20067 2. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Contract Proposal

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to proceed with contract negotiations. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB20068 3. Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District Agreement for Wastewater

Presentation made during committee. Information only.
Information only.
AB20069 4. An Ordinance relating to the 2013 Budget appropriating $15,000 in the Street Fund to purchase School Zone Flashing Beacons, from unanticipated grant revenue

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS GROUP, AS A RESULT OF A WASHINGTON STATE TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION GRANT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURCHASE OF SCHOOL ZONE FLASHING BEACONS AND APPROPRIATING $15,000.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES.”

SNAPP / LEHMAN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1ST & 2ND APPROVED
Parks and Recreation
Gene Knutson, Chair
Stan Snapp; Terry Bornemann
AB20070 1. Bellingham Railway Museum presentation to Council regarding a proposal for a trolley car tourist attraction along Squalicum Parkway

During committee, council directed staff to prepare a modest feasibility study to look at the possibility of rail and trail in the area and to present the proposal to the Parks Board.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Stan Snapp
AB20071 1. Financial Report - 2nd Quarter

Presentation made during committee. Information only.
Information only.
AB20072 2. Appointment of Interim Finance Director

LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Brian Henshaw as the Interim Finance Director, effective August 10, 2013. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
          1. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. Old/New business
None presented.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. Litigation: Carlson v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
Mayor's Report
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.
    With regard to the replacement of the Finance Director, the Mayor explained that prior to making any decision on a permanent replacement, the administration will be looking at functions and roles and structure in the event that there can be a potential consolidation of responsibilities.
    The Port Commission will be holding a Public Hearing regarding the waterfront on August 20 at 3:00 p.m.
AB20073 1. Mayor's appointment of Melisa Nelson to the Bellingham Sister Cities 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.
AB20074 1. 2013 Budget Ordinance Reclassifying a Police Deputy Chief position back to a Police Lieutenant position

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB20075 2. Reclassification of an Office Assistant II to an Office Assistant III in the Public Works Department

“AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, STREET FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED.”

1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB20076 3. Authorization to enter into Ecology Source Control Contract(Consent Agenda)
AB20077 4. Authorization to enter into a contract for an Education Grant with Puget Sound Partnership(Consent Agenda)
AB20078 5. Authorization of checks issued for pay period July 5, 2013 through July 11, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20079 6. Authorization of checks issued for pay period July 12, 2013 through July 18, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20080 7. Authorization of checks issued for pay period July 19 2013 through July 25, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20081 8. Authorization of checks issued for payroll July 11, 2013 through July 25, 2013

KNUTSON / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration of Ordinances
AB20046 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING ADDITIONAL GRANT REVENUE AND APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURES OF $750,000 IN THE HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP GRANT 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, FLEETWOOD, LEHMAN, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-08-058
Ord. 2013-08-058 APPROVED
AB20052 2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, APPROVING CERTAIN ADDITIONS, BETTERMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY'S COMBINED WATER AND SEWAGE SYSTEM; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF WATER AND SEWER REVENUE BONDS OF THE CITY IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $17,000,000 TO PAY COSTS OF IMPROVEMENTS; DELEGATING AUTHORITY TO APPROVE THE METHOD OF SALE FOR AND FINAL TERMS OF THE BONDS ON A PARITY WITH BONDS UPON COMPLIANCE WITH CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

Changes read into the record:
P. 27, paragraph 5: “Not” added between “have” and “been”.
P. 47, (d) “No” added prior to the word designation in first sentence. In second sentence, the word “designates” removed and added “does not designate”.
SNAPP / 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, LEHMAN, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP
NAYS: WEISS
ABSTENTIONS:

MOTION CARRIED 6-1 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-08-059
Ord. 2013-08-059 APPROVED WITH CHANGES
AB20058 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, STREET FUND, WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED.

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-08-060
Ord. 2013-08-060 APPROVED
Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:31 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday August 12, 2013


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