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Date:
January 27, 2020
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, January 27, 2020


 CITY OF BLAINE
436 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, January 27, 2020

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon – Mayor
Mary Lou Steward – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: 4:00 PM – Gateway Regional Stormwater Pond
4:30 PM – Vacant Downtown Buildings
5:00 PM – Board and Commission Interviews

B. CALL TO ORDER
Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance **Please turn of all cell phones and other electronics that may interfere with the sound system**

ROLL CALL
COUNCILMEMBERS: Garth Baldwin, Charlie Hawkins, Richard May, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward. Eric Davidson requested to be excused. 

C. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
This time on the agenda is an opportunity for anyone to speak to the City Council about any topic except items scheduled on the agenda for a public hearing that same day, or items that have had a public hearing and are still under City Council deliberation. Comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.

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

E. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Letter dated January 24, 2020, from Heather Wolf, regarding Local Improvement District No. 36.

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: $133,356.44
2. Approval of January 13, 2020, City Council Minutes
3. Approval of January 17, 2020, Special City Council Minutes
4. Interlocal Agreement with City of Sumas for Sharing of Electric System Related Services. (Whitewolf)

G. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Appointment to Planning Commission.
2. Appointment to Public Works Advisory Committee. (Whitewolf)
3. Appointment to Tourism Advisory Committee
4. Appointment to Parks and Cemetery Board
5. Interlocal Agreement with the City of Bellingham for Support of US Geological Survey’s Development and Implementation of the Coastal Storm Modeling System Across the Whatcom County Shoreline. (Whitewolf)
6. Resolution 1788-20, updating the Unified Fee Schedule to add fees for Fire Marshal Services of Whatcom County Fire District 21. (Pratschner) 
7. Ordinance 20-2942, Amending the 2020 General Fund Police Department Budget with a donor advised grant. (Lazenby)

H. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee – Eric Davidson
2. Blaine Chamber of Commerce Liaison– Richard May
3. Boys and Girls Club Liaison – Alicia Rule
4. Port of Bellingham – Alicia Rule
5. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
6. Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
7. Library Liaison – May Lou Steward
8. Senior Center Liaison – Mary Lou Steward
9. WTA Board – Eric Davidson
10. Small Cities Partnership – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon
11. Whatcom Council of Governments – Bonnie Onyon
12. Public Works Advisory Committee – Garth Baldwin and Richard May

I. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
2. Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner
3. Public Works – Ravyn Whitewolf

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

Monday, February 10
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 11
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting 

Thursday, February 13
9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting

Thursday, February 13
2:00pm – Public Works Advisory Committee
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave

Thursday, February 13
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, February 17
City Offices Closed – Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 24
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Thursday, February 27
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, March 9
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Monday, March 23
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

K. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

L. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

M. ADJOURN

Americans with Disabilities 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 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending. Thank you.