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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: January 06, 2014

Call to Order
Pledge Of Allegiance

Led by Council President Pro Tem Michael Lilliquist.
Swearing in of elected officials followed by a short reception.

Raquel Montoya-Lewis, J.D., M.S.W., Chief Judge, Nooksack Indian Tribe officiated at the swearing in of:
      Gene Knutson, Bellingham City Council Member, Ward 2
      Pinky Vargas, Bellingham City Council Member, Ward 4
      Michael Lilliquist, Bellingham City Council Member, Ward 6
      Roxanne Murphy, Bellingham City Council Member At Large
Roll Call

All present.
15-Minute Public Comment Period
Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Committee of the Whole
AB20257 1. 2014 City Council Reorganization
            Nomination/Election of Officers for 2014

LILLIQUIST / KNUTSON moved to approve Cathy Lehman as Council President. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT: CATHY LEHMAN


Council President Pro Tem Lilliquist turned the gavel over to Council President Lehman, who chaired the remainder of the meeting.


KNUTSON / WEISS moved to approve Terry Bornemann as Council President Pro Tempore. MOTION CARRIED 7-0

COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE: TERRY BORNEMANN


BORNEMANN / LILLIQUIST moved to approve Gene Knutson as Mayor Pro Tem. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

MAYOR PRO TEMPORE: GENE KNUTSON


BREAK
Council President Lehman called the meeting back to order at 7:41 p.m.
APPROVED
AB20258 2. Discussion regarding Council Standing Committees
              Nomination/Election Standing Committees; Other Assignments
    Nominations made during committee.

    Council President Lehman reported that the following committee appointments had been recommended by the Committee of the Whole.
      FINANCE & PERSONNEL (Elect 3)
      1. Michael Lilliquist, Chair
      2. Terry Bornemann
      3. Gene Knutson

      LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR & NATURAL RESOURCE (Elect 3)
      1. Pinky Vargas, Chair
      2. Roxanne Murphy
      3. Terry Bornemann

      PARKS & RECREATION (Elect 3)
      1. Roxanne Murphy, Chair
      2. Pinky Vargas
      3. Jack Weiss

      PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (Elect 3)
      1. Jack Weiss, Chair
      2. Gene Knutson
      3. Roxanne Murphy

      PUBLIC WORKS / PUBLIC SAFETY (Elect 3)
      1. Terry Bornemann, Chair
      2. Michael Lilliquist
      3. Jack Weiss

      COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT(Elect 3)
      1. Gene Knutson, Chair
      2. Michael Lilliquist
      3. Pinky Vargas

      LEHMAN / LILLIQUIST moved to accept all of the committee assignments. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.


      EX-OFFICIO AND OTHER COUNCIL ASSIGNMENTS:

      Nominations made during committee.

      Bellingham International Airport Advisory Committee (Elect 1)
      Jack Weiss

      Bellingham School District (Elect 1)
      Roxanne Murphy

      Bellingham/Whatcom Tourism Bureau (Elect 1)
      Michael Lilliquist

      Council of Governments (COG) (Elect 2) Full Council, Executive Board,
      Transportation Policy Board: Roxanne Murphy
      Full Council Only: Michael Lilliquist

      Downtown Bellingham Partnership (Elect 1)
      Michael Lilliquist

      EMS Oversight Board
      Terry Bornemann

      Firefighters Pension Board
      Michael Lilliquist, Finance Committee Chair

      Library Board (Elect 1)
      Jack Weiss

      Mount Baker Theatre Board (Elect 1)
      Pinky Vargas

      Museum Foundation
      President Pro Tempore or delegate
      Terry Bornemann

      Open Space Committee (Same as Planning Committee)
      Jack Weiss, Chair
      Gene Knutson
      Roxanne Murphy

      Opportunity Council (Elect 1)
      Pinky Vargas

      Parks and Recreation Board (Same as Parks & Recreation Committee)
      Roxanne Murphy, Chair
      Pinky Vargas, Member
      Jack Weiss, Member

      Police Pension Board
      Cathy Lehman, Council President

      Port Marina Advisory Committee (Elect 1)
      Terry Bornemann

      Sister Cities Advisory Board (Elect 1)
      Terry Bornemann

      Sustainable Connections (Elect 1)
      Michael Lilliquist

      Tourism Commission – Allocation Sub-committee Chair
      Michael Lilliquist, Finance Committee Chair or other designee

      WHAT-COMM Communications Administrative Board – 911
      Terry Bornemann, Public Works/Public Safety Chair

      Whatcom Transportation Authority (Elect 2)
      Jack Weiss
      Roxanne Murphy

      LEHMAN / KNUTSON moved approval of all Ex Officio and other Council assignments. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

      AD HOC WORKING GROUPS:

      WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to continue the Marine Resources Group. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

      Marine Resources Group
      WEISS / LILLIQUIST moved to nominate Gene Knutson to represent City Council on the Marine Resources Group. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

      Nominations made during committee.

      Lake Whatcom Policy Working Group
      Pinky Vargas, Lake Whatcom Reservoir & Natural Resources Committee Chair
      Roxanne Murphy, Alternate

      PEG TV Working Group
      Jack Weiss
      Gene Knutson

      Parking Solutions Working Group
      Jack Weiss
      Terry Bornemann

      Energy Working Group; Mark Gardner, Staff
      Pinky Vargas
      Michael Lilliquist

      LEHMAN / BORNEMANN moved approval of the Ad Hoc working groups. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      APPROVED
      AB20259 3. Guidelines for Public Comment Period

      Discussion during committee. There will be further discussion at the Council Retreat.
      AB20260 4. Code of Ethics for Municipal Officers - Contract Issues

      LEHMAN / LILLIQUIST moved to include in the policy of the council that if a council member is appointed ex-officio to a non-profit board, that council member shall not become an officer of the board during their ex-officio assignment. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      APPROVED
      5. Old/New Business

      City Cell Phone Program for Council Members.

      Discussion during committee. Options will be presented and discussed at the Council retreat.

      Transportation Benefit District.

      Scheduling was discussed during committee. Information only.

      Council Retreat

      The City Council retreat is scheduled for February 22, 2014. Location to be determined.

      AWC City Action Days, January 29-31

      At this time, Council Members Bornemann and Lehman will attend. Other council members may attend all, or part, of the conference, if their schedules permits.
      Adjournment
      There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.
      Next City Council Meeting
      Monday, January 13, 2014


      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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