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RECORD OF PROCEEDING OF CITY COUNCIL

CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON

Monday, September 30, 2013, 09:00 AM
Book: 67, Page: 1

Committee Meeting
Council Chambers



Called To Order

Roll Call
Present:
Excused:
PURPOSE


DISCUSSION

Waterfront/Downtown Development
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Jack Weiss

AB20063 1. Waterfront District Subarea Plan and related documents

Presented by: Tara Sundin, Economic Development Director
Amy Kraham, Assistant City Attorney
Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Jeff Thomas, Planning and Community Development Director
James King, Parks and Recreation Director
Greg Aucutt, Assistant Director of Planning and Community Development

Waterfront District Subarea Plan

JW/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND TRANSMITTAL OF THE PROPOSED SUB-AREA PLAN WITH THE CHANGES PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL DOWNTOWN/WATERFRONT COMMITTEE. The motion carried 3-0.

Waterfront District Development Regulations


JW/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND TRANSMITTAL OF THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS WITH THE REVISIONS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE DOWNTOWN/WATERFRONT COMMITTEE, AND WITH THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL CHANGES.
The motion carried 3-0.

Waterfront District Design Standards

JW/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND ADOPTION OF THE DESIGN STANDARDS AS PROPOSED. The motion carried 3-0.


Waterfront District Planned Action Ordinance

JW/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND TRANSMITTAL OF THE PROPOSED PLANNED ACTION ORDINANCE WITH THE CHANGES PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE DOWNTOWN/WATERFRONT COMMITTEE. The motion carried 3-0.


Waterfront District Development Agreement

JW/CL MOVED TO RECOMMEND ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE CHANGES PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY THE DOWNTOWN/WATERFRONT COMMITTEE. The motion carried 3-0.

AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY COUNCIL MEMBER WEISS:

JW/ MOVED TO MOVE TO MODIFY SECTION 14 OF THE TERM IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO READ AS FOLLOWS:


The motion failed 1-2. CL, TB opposed.

JW/ MOVED TO MODIFY SECTION 9 OF THE TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEE CREDITS AND EXEMPTIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

The motion failed 1-2. CL, TB opposed.

Finance and Personnel

Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Stan Snapp

AB20127 1. Ordinance to modify the Bellingham Municipal Code establishing the authority and use of accepting donations

Presented by: Brian Henshaw, Finance Director
Matthew Stamps, Assistant City Attorney

SS/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL.
ML/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND CHANGING THE WORD "POLICY" TO "AUTHORITY" IN SECTION 4.90.010. The motion carried 3-0.
The motion to recommend approval as amended carried 3-0.

AB20128 2. Budget Ordinance accepting donation being given to the Bellingham Fire Department

Presented by: Brian Henshaw, Finance Director
Matthew Stamps, Assistant City Attorney

SS/GK MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. ML concurred.

Planning and Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Gene Knutson

AB20129 1. Resolution establishing a schedule for joint City/County review of urban growth areas

Presented by: Greg Aucutt, Assistant Director of Planning and Community Development

GK/ML MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. JW concurred.

Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson

AB20130 1. Ordinance amending BMC 15.36.020 allowing limited sewer main extensions in the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District service area to protect basic public health and environment

Presented by: Ted Carlson, Public Works Director
Eric Johnston, Assistant Director, Public Works Operations
Patrick Sorenson, General Manager, Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District

GK/TB MOVED TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL. Direction given to staff to revise wording to better reflect the intention of providing the service only to existing development as opposed to any future development. SS concurred

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


The August 12, Committee Meeting Minutes were submitted for approval.
SS/GK MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 6-0-1. JW abstained.

The September 9, Waterfront Committee Meeting Minutes were submitted for approval.
SS/GK MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.

The September 23, Special Meeting Minutes were submitted for approval.
SS/GK MOVED APPROVAL. The motion carried 7-0.
Traffic Impact Fee analysis and credits.

Michael Lilliquist expressed surprise to learn city staff is implementing a policy change related to how far back the City looks back to give credits for Traffic Impact Fees.

ML/JW MOVED TO REFER A DISCUSSION OF IMPACT FEE ANALYSIS FOR CREDITS TO THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. The motion carried 7-0.

At 1:49 PM, Council President Fleetwood, adjourned the meeting to Executive Session to hear the following:

Executive Session
Closed to the public. Report in the Regular Meeting only:

1. Litigation: Laurie Carlson v. City of Bellingham - (Brady – Approx. 5 min.) Two Executive Session items were added to the agenda:

2. Potential Property Sale - (Marriner - Approx 20 min)
3. Potential Litigation - (Kraham - Approx 10 min)



ADJOURNMENT
At 2:32 PM the meeting was called back to order and adjourned.




Seth Fleetwood, Council President
ATTEST: J. Lynne Walker, Executive Assistant to the Bellingham City Council
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