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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: November 04, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    On Thursday, November 7, 9:00 AM in City Council Chambers there will be a Committee of the Whole worksession regarding the Waterfront District Subarea Plan and related documents.
    On Monday, November 18, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing to consider two minor amendments to the Shoreline Master Program within the Waterfront District.
    On Monday, November 18, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing to consider amendments to the Bellingham Municipal Code to clarify density bonus provisions currently allowed.
    On Monday, November 18, at 7:00 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a closed record hearings regarding four street vacations in the Cordata Neighborhood and within the Waterfront District. A closed record hearing means that Council cannot take any new testimony or accept any new information for the record.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
Pledge Of Allegiance

Led by Council President Fleetwood.
Roll Call

Cathy Lehman excused.
Gene Knutson excused at 8:50 p.m.
Approval Of Minutes

None submitted.
15-Minute Public Comment Period


Presentation
AB20175 1. Presentation of a joint American Planning Association - Washington Chapter and Planning Association of Washington award to the City of Bellingham

Information only.
Information only.
Public Hearing
AB20176 1. Public Hearing and Ordinance: City of Bellingham 2014 Revenue Projections including an increase in the Property Tax Levy

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON RELATING TO THE LEVYING OF TAXES AND ESTABLISHING THE AMOUNT TO BE RAISED IN 2014 ON THE ASSESSED VALUATION OF THE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY.”

Public hearing held. Written comment portion of the public hearing will remain open until final action.
WEISS / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
Public hearing held.

1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB20177 2. Public Hearing: consideration of a recommendation to Whatcom County regarding new population and employment growth forecasts to be used to update the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan

Public hearing held. Written comment portion of the public hearing will remain open until final action.

WEISS / BORNEMANN moved to hold over to worksession on November 18, 2013 for further consideration. MOTION CARRIED 6-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB20178 3. Public Hearing to declare certain real property surplus to the City.

Public hearing cancelled.
Public hearing cancelled.
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB20063 1. Continuation of Review of the Waterfront District Sub-Area Plan and related documents


Discussion during committee. Next worksession scheduled for Thursday, November 7th.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Council Member Knutson was excused from the meeting at 8:50 p.m.
Knutson excused
Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Stan Snapp
AB20179 1. Resolution authorizing Mayor to enter into a Department of Ecology loan for Squalicum Creek re-route, Phase II

“A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING LOAN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND THE STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR THE SQUALICUM CREEK WATER QUALITY AND BIOTIC INTEGRITY IMPROVEMENTS PHASE 2.”

LILLIQUIST / SNAPP moved final approval of Resolution #2013-23. MOTION CARRIED 5-0
Res. 2013-23 APPROVED
AB20053 2. Worksession on applications of Business & Occupation tax on medical providers

LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved to direct staff to prepare an ordinance using Option 2; and to schedule a public hearing. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB20180 1. Economic Development review with Associate Development Organization

Information only.
Information only.
AB20181 2. Staff briefing on proposed State changes to medical marijuana rules

Information only.
Information only.
AB20182 3. State Legislative Agenda

Council directed staff to advance the joint legislative agenda as discussed during committee.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
          4. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes

None submitted at evening meeting.
          5. Old/New business
Council Member Bornemann encouraged everyone to see the Vanishing Ice exhibit at the Lightcatcher Museum.
Committee of the Whole will continue with a Budget worksession following Executive Session
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.No action.
2. Potential Property Sale: Staff provided information on a potential property sale. Direction given. No action taken.No action.
3. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. direction given. No action taken.No action.
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB20142 1. Worksession regarding the 2014 Preliminary Budget

Discussion during committee. Council provided direction to staff.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
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.
AB20183 1. Bid Award for Fleet hoist replacement, Bid #76B-2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20184 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period October 18, 2013 through October 24, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB20185 3. Authorization of checks issued for payroll October 11, 2013 through October 25, 2013

BORNEMANN / SNAPP moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration of Ordinances
AB20168 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE AMOUNT OF $38,522.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND, $5,427.00 IN THE PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCH FUND AND $14,240.00 IN THE MEDIC ONE FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING THE 2011 THROUGH 2013 LABOR AGREEMENT WITH IAFF LOCAL 106S

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-11-079
Ord. 2013-11-079 APPROVED
AB20170 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO EMERGENCY SERVICES, AMENDING CURRENT SECTION 2.57.012 BY ADOPTING THE STATE LAW DEFINITION OF "EMERGENCY"

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-11-080
Ord. 2013-11-080
APPROVED
AB20171 3. AN ORDINANCE REPEALING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTIONS 4.82.010 AND 4.82.020

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-11-081
Ord. 2013-11-081 APPROVED
Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:14 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday November 18, 2013


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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