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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON


COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL
Monday, September 10, 2012, 07:00 PM
Book: 66, Page: 1


REGULAR MEETING


Called To Order The meeting was called to order by Council President Terry Bornemann who led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call
Present:
    Jack Weiss, Council Member, First Ward
    Gene Knutson, Council Member, Second Ward
    Cathy Lehman, 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

Excused:



Council President Bornemann called for a moment of silence in memory of the 9/11 events and two well-known community activists, Melba Sunel and Johnny Grames.


ANNOUNCEMENT(S)

    On Monday, September 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in City Council Chambers, the Council's Public Works/Public Safety Committee will continue its worksession from September 4th, regarding the 2012 Water, Sewer and Stormwater Utility Rates Study Preliminary Results.
    On Monday, September 24, 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing regarding Preliminary 2013 City of Bellingham General Fund Revenue Budget Including The Property Tax Levy.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval of the July 23, 2012, August 6, 2012 and August 13, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meetings as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


15 - MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Theresa McLeod expressed concerns about the Costco negotiations and feels that the coal train issue should be put on the ballot before any decisions are made.

Judy & Jim Collins, 210 Horton Road, again requested help with obtaining water service at their residence.

Leonard Lindstrom discussed social issues and relationships.

Karen Steen expressed her admiration for the late Johnny Grames.


REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood

AB19677 1. Budget Ordinance to reinstate three positions in the Planning and Community Development Department

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $13,798.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND AND $25,214.00 IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FUND, ALONG WITH REALLOCATING OTHER EXPENDITURES IN BOTH FUNDS, TO PROVIDE FOR A REORGANIZATION OF STAFF IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, BUILDING SERVICES GROUP.”

Council Member Lilliquist does not support the Senior Planner position request. He would prefer to look at this position after the 2013 budget is presented.

WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, LILLIQUIST opposed.


Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson

AB19669 1. Ordinance Adopting a Marina Boathouse Fire Code

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM ESTABLISHING NEW MARINA BOATHOUSE FIRE CODE REGULATIONS BY AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) SECTIONS 17.20.010 AND 17.20.020 AND ADOPTING A NEW BMC SECTION 17.20.110 WHICH AMENDS THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE CHAPTER 45 AS ADOPTED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON.”

SNAPP / LILLIQUIST moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19678 2. Central Basin Inflow and Infiltration pilot project Bid Award, EU-0154, Bid #38B-2012

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to award Bid No. 38B-2012 for Central Basin Inflow and Infiltration Pilot Project to Interwest Construction Inc. of Burlington, 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 $2,684,819.35, which includes WSST. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


AB19679 3. Biochemical Oxygen Demand [BOD] Reduction Update for Post Point Water Treatment Plant

SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to move forward with the implementation of volumetric rate structure for both industrial and significant industrial users. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Seth Fleetwood

AB19680 1. Discussion of possible City Council support for a community-based effort to seek funding for an independent Health Impact Assessment of the Gateway Pacific Terminal project

Withdrawn during committee. No action.

          2. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.

          3. Old/New business

None presented.

Executive Session - Report and action only.
    1. Potential Property Acquisition/Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition matter as well as a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.

    2. Potential Property Sale: Staff provided information on a potential property sale.

KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved to authorize the sale of the property located at 2404 Meridian Street in the amount of $180,500.00 subject to the Retention of Real Estate Proceeds Agreement between the City and the Estate of Allyn C. Deets. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, WEISS, SNAPP opposed.
    3. Potential Property Acquisitions and Sales: Staff provided information on three potential property acquisitions and one potential property sale. Direction given. No action taken.


MAYOR'S REPORT
          1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

None presented.


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.

AB19681 1. Number 3 steel meter box lids Bid Award, Bid #51B-2012

AB19682 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period August 3, 2012 through August 9, 2012

AB19683 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period August 10, 2012 through August 16, 2012

AB19684 4. Authorization of checks issued for pay period August 17, 2012 through August 23, 2012

AB19685 5 Authorization of checks issued for payroll July 26, 2012 through August 10, 2012

AB19686 6 Authorization of checks issued for payroll August 11, 2012 through August 24, 2012

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


FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

No ordinances were presented for final consideration.





ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.


Terry Bornemann, Council President

ATTEST: Linda D. Anderson City Clerk Representative
APPROVED: 09/24/2012



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