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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: April 08, 2013

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT #1*
      The members of the Bellingham City Council serve as the Board of Directors for Transportation Benefit District # 1, established by voters in 2010 to oversee spending of sales tax revenue dedicated to city transportation projects.
    On Monday, April 22, 12:30 PM - 1:55 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a meeting of the Board of Directors regarding Whatcom Transportation Authority service.

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

Led by Council President Fleetwood.
Roll Call

Council Member Snapp and Council Member Weiss excused.
Approval Of Minutes
KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved approval of the March 25, 2013 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
APPROVED
15-Minute Public Comment Period
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Public Hearings
AB19917 1. Proposed amendment to the Capital Facilities Plan to add a new project, ASB Trail, to be funded by Real Estate Excise Tax

Public hearing held.
BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading.
BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to amend the motion to direct staff to bring forward an ordinance. MOTION CARRIED AS AMENDED 5-0.
Public hearing held.
DIRECTION TO STAFF
AB19918 2. Consideration of an amendment to the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan to add a new Economic Development Chapter
Public hearing held.
LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to refer to Committee of the Whole. Council President will work with staff to set date. MOTION CARRIED 5-0
Public hearing held.
Referred to Committee of the Whole &
DIRECTION TO STAFF
Public Works / Public Safety
Stan Snapp, Chair
Terry Bornemann; Gene Knutson
AB19919 1. Presentation by Washington State Department of Transportation Staff on projects around Bellingham

Information only.
Information only.
AB19920 2. Public Works Operations Division Update

Information only.
Information only.
Planning and Community Development
Jack Weiss, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Gene Knutson
AB19860 1. An Ordinance approving a rezone of Area 14A, King Mountain

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM RELATING TO BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 20.00.095, KING MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD TABLE OF ZONING REGULATIONS, FOR AREA 14A AMENDING THE USE QUALIFIER, DENSITY, SPECIAL CONDITIONS PREREQUISITE CONSIDERATIONS AND SPECIAL REGULATIONS.”

KNUTSON / LEHMAN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

Council President Fleetwood noted that the written record is now closed.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
Finance and Personnel
Michael Lilliquist, Chair
Gene Knutson; Stan Snapp
AB19921 1. Approval of 2012 Audit Engagement Letter with the Washington State Auditor

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to approve the 2012 Audit Engagement Letter with the Washington State Auditor. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
APPROVED
AB19922 2. An Ordinance modifying the staffing budget for the Finance Department

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $68,550.00 IN THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT, GENERAL FUND, TO PROVIDE FOR A REORGANIZATION OF STAFF.”

LILLIQUIST / LEHMAN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19923 3. An Ordinance imposing the Local Sales and Use Tax to be credited against the State of Washington's Sales and Use Tax for the purpose of utilizing Local Infrastructure Financing Tool (LIFT)

“AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON, IMPOSING THE LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX TO BE CREDITED AGAINST THE STATE OF WASHINGTON’S SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF UTILIZING LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING IN THE BELLINGHAM REVENUE DEVELOPMENT AREA PURSUANT TO RCW 39.102.”

LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
1st & 2Nd APPROVED
Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources
Cathy Lehman, Chair
Michael Lilliquist; Stan Snapp
AB19924 1. Authorization for the Mayor to enter into a Grant Agreement with Department of Ecology

LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a Grant Agreement G1300088 with the Washington State Department of Ecology for Phosphorus Management for Lake Whatcom. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
APPROVED
AB19925 2. Budget Ordinance to receive Ecology Grant in the amount of $432,560 in the Storm and Surface Water Utility [SSWU] Fund

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUES BY $432,560.00 IN THE SURFACE AND STORM WATER UTILITY FUND AS A RESULT OF THE AWARD OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY GRANT FOR PHOSPHORUS MANAGEMENT IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT.”

LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
1st & 2nd APPROVED
AB19926 3. Conservation easement for Lake Whatcom Acquisition Property - Agate Bay

LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved to approve a Conservation Easement with Whatcom Land Trust for property known as the “Agate Bay Preserve Conservation Easement II” property or the “Uy” property in the Lake Whatcom Watershed. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
APPROVED
AB19927 4. Natural Resources Committee quarterly update

Information only.
Information only.
Waterfront/Downtown Development
Terry Bornemann, Chair
Cathy Lehman; Jack Weiss
AB19928 *AB19907 1. Interlocal Agreement with the Port of Bellingham to Fund Phase 1 Development of Whatcom Waterway Park

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the Port of Bellingham to Fund Phase 1 Development of Whatcom Waterway Park. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.

*AB19928 voided; correct number is AB19907
APPROVED
Committee Of The Whole
Seth Fleetwood, Chair
Jack Weiss, Gene Knutson, Cathy Lehman, Stan Snapp, Michael Lilliquist, Terry Bornemann
AB19929 1. Bellingham Sister Cities Association Update to Council

Information only.
Information only.
AB19930 2. Library Strategic Plan

Information only.
Information only.
AB19931 3. 600 West Holly and Federal Building briefing

Information only.
Information only.
          4. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting Minutes

None submitted at evening meeting.
          5. Old/New Business
Council Member Lilliquist, Chairman of the Finance Committee reported that the Mayor has asked that financial issues be introduced onto the council’s agenda earlier in the year.

Council Member Knutson will relay the council’s support to Ken Mann of the Whatcom County Council for funding for Catholic Community Services.

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to authorize Council President Fleetwood to send a letter to Speaker Chopp and Representative Dunshee regarding the Housing Trust Fund. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
Executive Session - Report and action only.
1. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
No action
2. Potential Litigation: Staff provided information on a potential 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.

Mayor Linville has directed staff to prepare an ordinance banning fireworks for Council’s deliberation.

Mayor Linville provided a State Legislative update to the council.

Mayor Linville reported that the process for selecting a new Fire Chief is proceeding. Selection is expected in late April.

Mayor Linville reported, with regard to the Waterfront, a second public hearing was held, the written comment remains open; a meeting with MTCA and Clean Up issue focus is scheduled for April 11th and worksessions are scheduled for April 18th, 25th and May 9th.

Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project scoping comments have closed. In 2-3 months the County, State and Federal will request more studies from the applicants followed by the release of the scoping document and potential Environmental Impact Statement.
AB19932 2. Mayor's reappointment of Cindy Burnam-Woods to the Museum Foundation Board for Council's approval

BORNEMANN / KNUTSON moved to approve the Mayor’s reappointment of Cindy Burnam-Woods to the Museum Foundation Board, term ending March 1, 2016. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
APPROVED
AB19933 3. Mayor's appointment of Steve Crooks to the Planning and Development Commission for Council's approval

KNUTSON / LILLIQUIST moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Steve Crooks to the Planning and Development Commission, term ending January 1, 2017. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
APPROVED
AB19934 4. Mayor's appointment of Matt Cooper to the Bellingham Sister Cities Advisory Board for Council's information

Information only.
Information only.
AB19935 5. Mayor's appointment of John Marshall to the Community Development Advisory Board for Council's information

Information only.
Information only.
AB19936 6. Mayor's appointment of Jim Emerson to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for Council's information

Information only.
Information only.
AB19937 7. Mayor's appointments to the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission of Kate Nichols as the Happy Valley Neighborhood Representative, Sue Blethen as the Fairhaven Neighborhood Alternate Representative; and reappointment of Diana McKinney as the Puget Neighborhood Representative for Council's information

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.
AB19938 1. Bid Award for West Bakerview signal poles, Bid #22B-2013(Consent Agenda)
AB19939 2. Authorization of checks issued for pay period March 15, 2013 through March 21, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB19940 3. Authorization of checks issued for pay period March 22, 2013 through March 28, 2013(Consent Agenda)
AB19941 4. Authorization of checks issued for payroll March 9, 2013 through March 25, 2013

KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its entirety. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.
CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Final Consideration of Ordinances
AB19896 1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET ADDING ONE NEW POSITION IN THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ADDRESS MUNICIPAL COURT SECURITY, FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND

BORNEMANN / 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
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-018
Ord. 2013-04-018 APPROVED
AB19898 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $42,402,584.00 IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED IN 2012 BUT WERE NOT OBLIGATED BY PURCHASE ORDER OR CONTRACT BY YEAR END, FROM ESTIMATED RESERVES AND REVENUE, AND PLACING $334,531.88 IN ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED AND UNDESIGNATED RESERVES

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-019
Ord. 2013-04-019 APPROVED
AB19899 3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $17,636,955.43 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2012 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR END CLOSING, FROM REVENUE AND ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-020
Ord. 2013-04-020 APPROVED
AB19900 4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECONCILING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUDGETED ESTIMATED 2013 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES AND ACTUAL 2013 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES, AND PLACING THE DIFFERENCE IN THE ENDING RESERVE BALANCES FOR A NET RESERVE INCREASE OF $42,387,680.00

LEHMAN / 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
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-021
Ord. 2013-04-021 APPROVED
AB19901* 5. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 12.12.280 TO PREVENT THE RELEASE AND SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-022. Per direction at March 11, 2013 City Council Meeting, the written record is closed.
*Cross reference AB19866.
Ord. 2013-04-022 APPROVED
AB19905 6. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND BY $833,000.00 AS A RESULT OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL INDIRECT GRANT AWARD FOR THE GRANARY/BLOEDEL PHASE 1 WATERFRONT RE-DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-023
Ord. 2013-04-023 APPROVED
AB19906 7. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUES BY $750,000.00 IN THE FIRST QUARTER REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX FUND AS A RESULT OF THE AWARD OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GRANT TO COMPLETE PHASE 1 DEVELOPMENT OF WHATCOM WATERWAY PARK, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PARKS DEPARTMENT

LEHMAN / 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
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-024
Ord. 2013-04-024 APPROVED
AB19911 8. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $20,658.00 GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES (DVSAS) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND

LILLIQUIST / 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
NAYS:
ABSTENTIONS:
EXCUSED: SNAPP, WEISS

MOTION CARRIED 5-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2013-04-025
Ord. 2013-04-025 APPROVED
Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:54 p.m.
Next City Council Meeting
Monday, April 22, 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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