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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: March 28, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:
    On Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., there will be a Joint Councils and Commissioners meeting in City Council Chambers. Members of the Bellingham City Council, Whatcom County Council, and Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District Commission will be briefed by staff regarding the work planned for 2011 in the Lake Whatcom Watershed.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Led by Council Member Seth Fleetwood.
ROLL CALL
All present.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved approval of the March 14, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-MINUTE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD


PRESENTATION
AB19146 1. MAYORAL PROCLAMATION FOR PARLIAMENTARY LAW MONTH
Mayor Pike proclaimed April, 2011 as Parliamentary Law Month and presented the proclamation to Anne McCartney. Information only.
Information only.
COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
FINANCE & PERSONNEL
MEMBERS: CHAIR, MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB19132 1. EXPLANATION OF REVISIONS TO ORDINANCE TO ADJUST ESTIMATED 2011 BUDGETED BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES PRIOR TO ADOPTION ON THIRD AND FINAL READING
Information only. See Final Consideration of Ordinances.
Information only. See Final Consideration of Ordinances.
AB19133 2. EXPLANATION OF REVISIONS TO ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE REAPPROPRIATIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2010, BUT UNPAID AT YEAR-END CLOSING PRIOR TO ADOPTION ON THIRD AND FINAL READING
Information only. See Final Consideration of Ordinances.
Information only. See Final Consideration of Ordinances.
AB19134 3. EXPLANATION OF REVISIONS TO ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE REAPPROPRIATIONS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES BUDGETED IN 2010 BUT UNENCUMBERED AT YEAR END PRIOR TO ADOPTION ON THIRD AND FINAL READING
Information only. See Final Consideration of Ordinances.
Information only. See Final Consideration of Ordinances.
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCES
MEMBERS: CHAIR, SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; BARRY BUCHANAN; GENE KNUTSON
AB19147 1. PRESENTATION BY BAG IT BELLINGHAM
Information only.
Information only.
PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY
MEMBERS: CHAIR, BARRY BUCHANAN; JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON
AB19148 1. ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE 2011 BUDGET FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECORDING THE SOURCES AND USES RELATED TO THE QUALIFIED ENERGY CONSERVATION BOND (QECB)
BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
1st & 2nd
APPROVED
PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MEMBERS: CHAIR, JACK WEISS; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; SETH FLEETWOOD; GENE KNUTSON
AB19149 1. STATUS UPDATE ON FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD AND URBAN VILLAGE PLANNING EFFORT
Council Member Weiss reported that next steps are meetings with stakeholders and the public. Information only.
Information only.
AB19150 2. REGULATION OF SIGNS IN CITY RIGHTS-OF-WAY MEDIAN STRIPS
LILLIQUIST / WEISS moved to direct staff to proceed with drafting an ordinance which includes, Options 1 and 2 from the staff report: (1) restrict all temporary signs (except those approved by the city and necessary for public safety) in the right-of-way median strips in city streets; and (2), provide notice, in city ordinance, that individuals posting signs must get permission from private property owners immediately adjacent to rights-of-way before posting signs. MOTION CARRIED 4-3, BUCHANAN, BORNEMANN, FLEETWOOD, OPPOSED.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
PARKS AND RECREATION
MEMBERS: CHAIR, GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN; SETH FLEETWOOD
AB19151 1. WHATCOM WATERFRONT MASTER PLAN AMENDMENT (MARITIME HERITAGE PARK PLAYGROUND) REVIEW AND ADOPTION
KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the proposed revisions to the Maritime Heritage Park Master Plan. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MEMBERS: CHAIR, TERRY BORNEMANN; JACK WEISS; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON
AB19152 1. PROPOSED CORNWALL AVENUE LANDFILL INTERIM ACTION PLAN
Information only.
Information only.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
CHAIR, STAN SNAPP
          1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Council Member Fleetwood noted that Bellingham was featured in Sunset Magazine as one of the Best Places to Play Year Round.




WEISS / BUCHANAN moved to direct staff to prepare a proclamation of the City Council proclaiming April 12, 2011 Bellingham Transportation Commission Appreciation Day. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
EXECUTIVE SESSION - Report & Action only.
1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on the acquisition of 11.46 acres on King Mountain Road. The purchase price is $253,000. The sellers are Kenneth, Thomas and Janet Bowhay.

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the purchase of said property at a purchase price of $253,000. MOTION CARRIED 7-0
APPROVED
2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
3. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
4. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
5. POTENTIAL LITIGATION: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.NO ACTION
6. LITIGATION: Port of Bellingham 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.
AB19153 2. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF BOB SANDERS TO THE GREENWAY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to authorize the Mayor’s appointment of Bob Sanders to the Greenway Advisory Committee, term ending March 30, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19154 3. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF DAVE CHRISTENSEN TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor’s reappointment of Dave Christensen to the Historic Preservation Commission, term ending March 1, 2014. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19155 4. MAYOR’S REAPPOINTMENT OF SARAH ROSE TO THE WHATCOM MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD
BORNEMANN / BUCHANAN moved to approve the Mayor’s reappointment of Sarah Rose to the Whatcom Museum Foundation Board, term ending March 1, 2014. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19156 5. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF JIM GEBHARDT 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.
AB19157 1. ORDINANCE ALLOCATING FUNDING FROM GENERAL FUND RESERVES FOR PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN CITY-OWNED BUILDING THAT HOUSES MUNICIPAL COURT JUDICIAL SERVICES, ITSD AND BTV-10.1ST & 2ND
(Consent Agenda)
AB19158 2. BID AWARD FOR ANNUAL PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE REPAIRS, BID 13B-2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19159 3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM MARCH 11, 2011 TO MARCH 17, 2011(Consent Agenda)
AB19160 4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2011 TO FEBRUARY 28, 2011
KNUTSON / FLEETWOOD moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES
AB19129 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO UTILITY SERVICE ZONE EXTENSION, PURSUANT TO MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 15.36, AND PROVIDING FOR THE EXPANSION OF SEWER SERVICE ZONE #223 PURSUANT TO CERTAIN TERMS AND CONDITIONS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN

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 #2011-03-012
Ord. 2011-03-012
APPROVED
AB19131 2. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF LIMITED TAX GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF THE CITY IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $6,500,000 TO FINANCE CAPITAL ADDITIONS, BETTERMENTS, AND IMPROVEMENTS TO CITY FACILITIES; PROVIDING THE FORM AND TERMS OF THE BONDS; AND DELEGATING THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE THE FINAL TERMS OF THE BONDS
WEISS / 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 #2011-03-013.
Ord. 2011-03-013
APPROVED
AB19132 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECONCILING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUDGETED ESTIMATED 2011 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES AND ACTUAL 2011 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES, AND PLACING THE DIFFERENCES IN THE ENDING RESERVE BALANCES FOR A NET RESERVE INCREASE OF $40,090,547.36

LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved approval for third and final reading as amended. 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 #2011-03-014 as amended.
Ord. 2011-03-014
APPROVED
AB19133 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $10,350,169.13 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2010 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR END CLOSING, FROM UNANTICIPATED REVENUE AND ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for third and final reading as amended. 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 #2011-03-015 as amended.
Ord. 2011-03-015
APPROVED
AB19134 5. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $45,794,955.87 IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED IN 2010 BUT WERE NOT OBLIGATED BY PURCHASE ORDER OR CONTRACT BY YEAR END, FROM ESTIMATED RESERVES AND UNANTICIPATED REVENUE AND PLACING $273,184.94 IN ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved approval for third and final reading as amended. 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 #2011-03-016 as amended.
Ord. 2011-03-016
APPROVED
AB19140 6. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $123,107.00 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT TO THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER FUND FOR THE STORMWATER UNIVERSITY PROJECT (EV94) AND APPROPRIATING $164,142.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-03-017.
Ord. 2011-03-017
APPROVED
AB19141 7. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $500,000.00 STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT TO THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER FUND FOR THE LAKE WHATCOM HOMEOWNER INCENTIVE PROGRAM (EV90), AND APPROPRIATING $666,666.00 IN RELATED EXPENDITURES

BUCHANAN / 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 #2011-03-018.
Ord. 2011-03-018
APPROVED
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.


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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