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Date:
September 24, 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

Monday, September 24, 2018


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

Monday, September 24, 2018

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. 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.

B. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
Sign-up/Comment Sheet located in Council Chambers before Meeting
1.

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

D. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated September 11, 2018, from Ravyn Whitewolf, regarding the Capital Improvement Plan.
2. Email dated September 18, 2018, from Michael Jones, regarding a radio news story on cross-border shopping and mailbox stores.

E. 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: $291,029.10
2. Approval of September 10, 2018, Council Meeting Minutes

F. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Creating a downtown redevelopment project ad hoc subcommittee of the City Council.
2. Ordinance 18-2914, Amending Blaine Municipal Code Title 5.06, Business Licenses and Registration, establishing a definition for “Engaging in Business,” as well as a model business license threshold.
3. Resolution 1718-17, Amending Resolution 1604-12, adding Council Rules of Procedure Rule 37, “Filling Council Vacancies.”

G. 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. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
5. Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
6. Library Committee – Meg Olson
7. Senior Center Liaison – Meg Olson
8. WTA Board – Eric Davidson
9. Public Works Advisory Committee – Mary Lou Steward and Eric Davidson
10. Small Cities Caucus – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon

H. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
a. Project Updates
2. Community Development Services
a. Disc Golf and Lincoln Park Vegetation Management
3. Police Department
a. Update regarding LEMAP
b. School Resource Officer Program (SRO)
c. Downtown Initiatives

I. 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.

Thursday, September 27 *CANCELED*
7 pm - Planning Commission 

Thursday, October 4 *CANCELED*
10 am - Public Works Advisory Committee
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Monday, October 1
4 pm – 2019 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Study Session

Monday, October 8
5 pm – Study Session
6 pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 9
8 am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, October 11
9 am – Park and Cemetery Board meeting
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting 
Public Hearing – Lil’ Sprouts – Variance
Public Hearing – Peace Arch Montessori – Conditional Use

Monday, October 22
5 pm – Study Session
6 pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Thursday, October 25
7 pm - Planning Commission

J. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

K. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

L. EXECUTIVE SESSION: approximately 6:30 PM - to discuss potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(I).

M. 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.