|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.
|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.
|15-Minute Public Comment Period|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
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.|
|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.
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 |
|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
MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2012-01-002
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:13 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, February 13, 2012