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Date:
May 28, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2019


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

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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: Jaime Arnett, Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Steve Lawrenson, 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 Herschel Rostov

D. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated May 15, 2019, from Michael Jones, regarding Chief Tanksley press release.
2. Email dated May 23, 2019, from Bill Becht, regarding All Aboard Washington meeting.

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: $1,133,103.90
2. Approval of May 13, 2019, City Council Minutes
3. Schedule a public hearing for the 6-year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).

F. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Construction Services Contract with Associated Project Consultants for East Blaine Infrastructure Project.
2. Construction Services Contract with Pacific Survey & Engineering for Peace Portal Community Trail Project.
3. Professional services agreement for Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs for lobbying services and government relations.

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 – Mary Lou Steward
7. Senior Center Liaison – Mary Lou Steward
8. WTA Board – Eric Davidson
9. Public Works Advisory Committee – Mary Lou Steward and Eric Davidson
10. Whatcom Council of Governments – Bonnie Onyon
11. Small Cities Caucus – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon

H. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
a. Project Updates
2. City Manager
a. Gateway property real estate update
b. Realtor Open House
c. Council Retreat Follow-Up
d. Communication Plan Update

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.

Monday, June 10
6pm – Regular City Council meeting

Tuesday, June 11
8am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, June 13
9am – Park and Cemetery Board

Thursday, June 13
2pm – Public Works Advisory Committee 
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Thursday, June 13
7pm – Planning Commission

Monday, June 24
6pm – Regular City Council meeting

Thursday, June 27
7pm – Planning Commission

J. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

K. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

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

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.