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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 23, 2012

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:

Council Members Jack Weiss, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist and Seth Fleetwood will be attending the Association of Washington Cities Legislative Action Conference in Olympia January 24 - 26.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance
Led by Council President Terry Bornemann.
Roll Call
All present.
Approval Of Minutes
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved approval of the January 9, 2012 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as corrected. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Public Hearing
AB19235 1. Ordinance to increase the watershed surcharge for Lake Whatcom Reservoir Watershed Property Acquisition and Stormwater Program

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE CHAPTER 15.08.250 RELATING TO WATER USE RATES AND INCREASING THE RATE TO FUND PROPERTY ACQUISITION, OTHER LAND PRESERVATION MEASURES, AND STORMWATER POLLUTION CONTROL PROJECTS IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHEDS.”
Public Hearing Held.
The public hearing will remain open for written comments.
LILLIQUIST / WEISS moved to direct staff to schedule item for the Committee of the Whole on February 13, 2012. MOTION CARRIED 6-1, SNAPP OPPOSED.
Information only.
Public hearing held.
Direction to staff
Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
AB19443 1. Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with Western Washington University and the Bellingham Police Department SWAT Team
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with Western Washington University and the Bellingham Police Department SWAT Team. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19418 2. Interlocal Agreement with Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) for monitoring of On-site Septic System (OSS) in the Lake Whatcom Reservoir watershed
SNAPP / KNUTSON moved to return the item to staff. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
RETURNED TO STAFF
Planning & Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Cathy Lehman; Seth Fleetwood
AB19444 1. Northwest Youth Services Shelter Grant
WEISS / SNAPP moved to authorize the grant agreement with Northwest Youth Services for a Youth Shelter. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
AB19376 2. Consideration of a new City/County Interlocal Agreement concerning planning annexation and development review in Bellingham’s Urban Growth Area
KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved to recommend approval of the draft agreement as amended during committee and directed staff to present the draft agreement to the Whatcom County Council for their consideration. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Committee Of The Whole
Terry Bornemann, Chair
          1. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
None submitted at evening meeting.
          2. Old/New business

Council Member Lilliquist noted that council members will be asking the Legislature to continue the fees supporting affordable housing efforts.

Council Member Knutson has requested staff to bring the Bellingham Railway Museum lease agreement before council for further consideration.

Council Member Weiss has requested that Mark Gardner work with the council and Marty Mulholland on the next efforts for PEG TV.

Council President Bornemann announced that the council retreat will be held February 6, in the Fireplace Room at the Municipal Court building.

Executive Session – Report and action only.
1. Labor Relations: Staff provided an update on labor negotiations. Direction given. No action taken.No action.
2. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.No action.
3. Potential Litigation: Staff provided an update on a potential litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.No action.
4. Litigation: Futurewise, et al v. Whatcom County [Growth Board Appeal of County’s Rural Element Update]: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.No action.
5. Litigation - Squalicum Ridge Road Appeals: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Direction given. No action taken.No action.
6. Litigation: City of Bellingham v. Whatcom County and Caitac USA Corporation: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Information only. 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.
AB19445 2. Mayor’s appointment of Steve Crooks and Jono Manion to the Greenway Advisory Committee
LILLIQUIST / WEISS moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Steve Crooks and Jono Manion to the Greenway Advisory Committee, terms ending January 23, 2015. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
APPROVED
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.
AB19446 1. Ordinance relating to the 2012 General Fund Budget for the receipt and expenditure of a $10,000 grant from the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $10,000.00 STATE CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION OF THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE FOR AN HISTORIC RESOURCE INVENTORY OF DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND.”
1st & 2nd
(Consent Agenda)
AB19447 2. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from December 22, 2011 to January 5, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19448 3. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from January 7, 2012 to January 12, 2012(Consent Agenda)
AB19449 4. Authorization of check issue for payroll from December 22, 2011 to January 10, 2012
KNUTSON / SNAPP moved to approve the Consent Agenda in its’ entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY.
Final Consideration Of Ordinances
AB19435 1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 15.08.200 AND 15.12.165 REGARDING THE CITY'S POLICIES FOR ABANDONED WATER AND SEWER SERVICE OUTSIDE THE CITY'S CORPORATE LIMITS BUT WITHIN THE CITY'S URBAN GROWTH AREA

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

MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-01-002
Adjournment
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:13 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, February 13, 2012


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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