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Date:
November 13, 2018
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


CITY OF BLAINE
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Tuesday, November, 13, 2018

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION – 5:30 PM – 2019 Legislative Agenda

B. CALL TO ORDER

Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance **Please turn off all cell phones and other electronics that may interfere with the sound system** 

ROLL CALL:   
COUNCILMEMBERS: Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Steve Lawrenson, Meg Olson, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward. 

C. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
Sign-up/Comment Sheet located in Council Chambers before Meeting

D. FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT
1. North Whatcom Fire Update – Chief Hollander

E. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated October 25, 2018, from Dennis Olason, regarding Eric Davidson’s letter to the editor.
2. Letter dated November 1, 2018, from the Whatcom County Fire Protection District #21 Board of Commissioners, regarding their clarification of a letter to City Council from Dean Berkeley on October 11, 2018.
3. Email dated November 8, 2018, from Claudia Murphy, regarding the World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Accident Victims.

F. CONSENT AGENDA
Items listed below will be enacted by one motion.  If separate discussion is desired on an item, that item may be removed from the Consent Agenda and placed on the Regular Agenda at the request of a Councilmember. 
1. Voucher Memo:
Approval of Bills: $609,743.30, Wire Register: $663,738.35
2. Approval of Payroll: $570,298
3. Approval of October 22, 2018, City Council Minutes
4. Approval of November 5, 2018, Study Session Minutes
5. Loomis Loop Electrical Extension Project Completion

G. PUBLIC HEARING - PLEASE NOTE: Persons speaking on any issue will be allowed five (5) minutes.  Additional non-repetitive testimony will be allowed after all testimonies have been heard.
1. 2019 Budget

H. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Ordinance 18-2920, Adoption of the 2019 Property Tax Levy
2. Ordinance 18-2921, Final Ordinance to vacate the Elm Avenue Street Right-of-Way
3. Resolution 1745-18, Adoption of the City of Blaine 2019 Legislative Agenda

I. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS 
1. Blaine Tourism and Advisory Committee – Steve Lawrenson
2. Blaine Chamber of Commerce – Steve Lawrenson
3. Boys and Girls Club – Alicia Rule 
4. Port of Bellingham Commission – Alicia Rule
5. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
6. Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
7. Library Committee – Meg Olson
8. Senior Center Liaison – Meg Olson
9. WTA Board – Eric Davidson

J. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
1. Project Updates
2. Community Development Services
1. Community Skate Park Planning Update
3. Police Department
1. Open House Report
2. Hiring Update
4. City Manager
1. Update on the Gateway Property Sales 
2. Council Chamber Sound System Upgrade
3. Councilmember Pay Analysis

K. CALENDARS 
Unless noted, all meetings are held at City Hall, 435 Martin Street, Suite 4000, and are open to the public. Agendas can be found on the City’s website.

Tuesday, November 20
8 am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd 
City offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving
Planning Commission – CANCELED

Monday, November 26
6 pm – Regular City Council Meeting
            Public Hearing – 2019 Budget 

Thursday, December 6
10 am – Public Works Advisory Committee
 Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Monday, December 10
6 pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 11
8 am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, December 13
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting 
Public Hearing – Marin PUD Amendment
Public Hearing – Walsh Marine – Shoreline Substantial Development

Monday, December 24
9 am – City Council Meeting to approve the Consent Agenda.

Tuesday, December 25 
City offices will be closed in observance of Christmas

Thursday, December 27
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting 

L. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

M. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

N. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 6:30 PM - to discuss sale of real property pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(c) and collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b). 

O. ADJOURN

Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Requirement: The meeting location is accessible.  If you require a special accommodation during your attendance at any public meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office (360) 332-8311, 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending.   Thank you.