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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: November 01, 2010


CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Monday, November 8, at 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Boardroom there will be a Special Worksession regarding the 2011 budget.
    On Tuesday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Boardroom there will be a special meeting of the Council’s Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources Committee regarding a Lake Whatcom Restoration Plan.
    On Monday, November 15, at 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Boardroom there will be a Special Worksession regarding the 2011 budget.
    On Monday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the Silver Beach Neighborhood Plan Amendment.
    On Monday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the extension of the Demonstration Program for Permanently Affordable Homeownership Program.
    On Monday, November 22, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the 2011 Preliminary Budget.
    On Tuesday, November 23, at 9:00 a.m. in Council Chambers there will be a special meeting of the Council’s Planning and Community Development Committee regarding a program options for Incentive Zoning for Affordable Housing.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by John Lesow.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
BB / TB moved approval of the October 11, 2010 minutes of the regular Council Meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD


PRESENTATION
AB19014 1. DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH PROCLAMATION
Mayor Dan Pike proclaimed November 2010 to be Diabetes Awareness Month. Information only.
INFO ONLY
PUBLIC HEARING
AB19015 1. AN ORDINANCE TO BMC 17.82 REGARDING A MULTI FAMILY TAX EXEMPTION IN URBAN CENTERS

Public hearing held and continued to additional worksession on November 22, 2010.
Council directed staff to consider other areas in the city including Barkley Village, Fairhaven and questions raised by York Neighborhood residents with regard to Areas 4 & 9.
Public hearing held & continued to 11/22.
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; STAN SNAPP; JACK WEISS
AB19016 Resolution #2010-28
1. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FIRE CHIEF TO ENGAGE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH ADJACENT FIRE AGENCIES REGARDING COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS FOR FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AUTHORIZING GOOD FAITH PARTICIPATION IN DISCUSSIONS RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF COOPERATIVE FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.”
BB / SS moved final approval of Resolution #2010-28. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2010-28
APPROVED
PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; JACK WEISS
AB19017 Resolution #2010-29
1. A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE 2011 ACTION PLAN ALLOCATING FEDERAL FUNDS FROM HUD FOR LOW AND MODERATE INCOME CITIZENS IN BELLINGHAM

A RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF THE 2011 ACTION PLAN OF THE 2088-2012 CONSOLIDATED PLAN, THE USE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME) FUNDS, THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO SUPPORT SELECTED CITY HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO SUBMIT THE 2011 ACTION PLAN TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.”
BB / SS moved final approval of Resolution 2010-29. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2010-29
APPROVED
PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; TERRY BORNEMANN; STAN SNAPP
AB19018 1. NOISE VARIANCE REQUEST FOR THE PATTLE POINT TRESTLE RENOVATION PROJECT AT BOULEVARD PARK
SF / SS moved to approve the noise variance request to BMC 10.24.120(4) to allow night work on the Pattle Point Trestle Renovation Project at Boulevard Park. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB18626 2. APPROVAL OF STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SOUTH AREA GREENWAY 3 LEVY LAND ACQUISITIONS
This item was not discussed at the evening meeting.
Not discussed
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, STAN SNAPP; BARRY BUCHANAN; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST
AB19019 CB 13651
1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2010 BUDGET TRANSFERRING FUNDS FROM THE LITTLE SQUALICUM OESER SETTLEMENT FUND TO THE BEYOND GREENWAYS FUND

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2010 BUDGET TRANSFERRING $146,827.91 FROM REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE / NATURAL RESOURCES EXPENDITURES AND THE ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVE IN THE LITTLE SQUALICUM OESER SETTLEMENT FUND TO THE ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE BEYOND GREENWAYS FUND.”
SS / ML moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

CB 13651
APPROVED
AB18993 2. 2011 DEPARTMENT BUDGET PRESENTATIONS - LEGAL DEPARTMENT - HEARING EXAMINER - FINANCE DEPARTMENT - EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Information only.
INFO ONLY
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON
AB19020 CB 13652
1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 6.32.010 AND 6.32.020 REGARDING TEEN DANCES

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 6.32.010 AND 6.32.020.”
ML / SS moved to amend the proposed resolution at 6.32.010.G, first sentence and replace “is responsible” with “shares responsibility”. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
ML / BB moved approval for first and second reading as amended. MOTION CARRIED 7-0/
CB 13652
APPROVED AS AMENDED
AB19021 Resolution #2010-30
2. RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2011 CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE

A RESOLUTION FIXING THE TIMES AND DATES OF THE 2011 REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BELLINGHAM CITY COUNCIL BEGINNING JANUARY 3, 2011.”
JW / BB moved final approval of resolution #2010-30. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
Res. 2010-30
APPROVED
          3. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          4. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
    Council Member Weiss noted that the County Executive has proposed a budget that would take money out of city generated revenues and put it into the county road fund. He asked how the administration has responded.

      Mayor Pike noted that the county is not going to require a public vote on any tax increase and that he has begun consulting with other cities mayors so that this issue can be approached in unison.
    Council Member Weiss referenced AB 18626 which was discussed during committee but not at the evening session. He reviewed the April 12, 2010 meeting and determined that in the afternoon two of the three committee members voted to have a deference of the Greenways south side Strategic Plan occur until the completion of negotiations of the sale of that property but when it was brought forward in the evening the motion that was made was simply to defer. He noted that the action taken [this] afternoon may not be correct.
    Council members, staff and the audience recognized Council Member Snapp’s upcoming 70th birthday.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report only
1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.NO ACTION
2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. LITIGATION: PSE v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided information on a litigation matter. Direction was given. No action taken.NO ACTION
4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on the potential acquisition of a 24 acre parcel located adjacent to the north of Sudden Valley, adjacent to the east of the Stimpson Reserve, in close proximity to Lake Whatcom. The property is zoned R2A (potential of 12 development units, but subject to temporary moratorium on subdivision). The seller is the Don and Ellen Easterbrook Living Trust.

SS / BB moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $1,020,000. MOTION CARRED 7-0.
APPROVED
5. LABOR RELATIONS UPDATE: Staff provided an update on labor negotiation with What-Comm Dispatchers Guild.

BB / JW moved to approve the Labor Agreement with What-Comm Dispatchers Guild with the following terms:

Term: 2 years

Wages: An average wage increase of 1.5% for each year of the 2-year
contract:

January 2011 0%
July 2011 1%
January 2012 2%
July 2012 1%

Benefits: 2011: No change to medical plan or premium sharing.
              2012: City contribution capped at Group Health premium minus employee share. Employees selecting the more expensive plan pay the difference between the full premium amount and the City’s contribution.
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.
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.
AB19022 1. BID AWARD FOR 34TH STREET SEWER LID, BID NO. 65B-2010, EU-0155(Consent Agenda)
AB19023 2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM OCTOBER 15, 2010 TO OCTOBER 22, 2010.(Consent Agenda)
AB19024 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM OCTOBER 1, 2010 TO OCTOBER 15, 2010.
TB / SS moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB18989 1. CB 13650
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON RELATING TO THE LEVYING OF TAXES AND ESTABLISHING THE AMOUNT TO BE RAISED IN 2011 ON THE ASSESSED VALUATION OF THE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY

TB / SS 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 #2010-11-060
Ord. 2010-11-060
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:14 p.m.
NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010; 10 AM

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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