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Date:
February 10, 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, February 10, 2020


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

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, February 10, 2020
6:00 PM
Bonnie Onyon – Mayor
Mary Lou Steward – Mayor Pro Tem

A. 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, Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Richard May, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward.

B. 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 (3) minutes per speaker.
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C. FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT
1. North Whatcom Fire Update

D. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated January 30, 2020, from Dennis Olason, regarding the Peace Portal alley project.
2. Email dated January 31, 2020, from Michael Jones, regarding Dennis Olason’s questions regarding the Peace Portal Alley project.
3. Email dated January 31, 2020, from Michael Jones, regarding the City’s response to the recent rainfall and flooding. 

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: $304,906.81
2. Approval of Payroll: $688,563.42
3. Approval of January 27, 2020 City Council Minutes
4. Resolution 1792-20, Declaring certain City property as surplus.

F. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Resolution 1790-20, Providing for the transfer of real property from the City’s General Fund to the City’s Stormwater Fund.
2. Providing Direction for Future Preparation of the Final Assessment Roll for LID #36
3. Resolution 1789-20, Initiating amendments to the Blaine Municipal Code to authorize regulation of exterior building maintenance and street-level vacant commercial space in the Central Business District.
4. Resolution 1791-20, Accepting a donation of a Ponderosa Pine tree from Bill Becht. 

G. 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

H. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Drayton Harbor No Shooting Request Update
b. Old City Hall and 665 Peace Portal Drive Property Disposition
2. Finance – Jeffrey Lazenby
a. Police Station Annex Funding
3. Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner
4. Public Works – Ravyn Whitewolf
5. Police Chief – Donnell Tanksley

I. 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.

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
4:30pm – Study Session – OPMA and PRA Training
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

J. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

K. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

L. 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.