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Date:
September 14, 2020
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
GoToMeeting: For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call the number below (Toll-Free): 1-877-309-2073. Follow the instructions given by GoToMeeting. The Access Code is below: 713-590-757.
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City Council Meeting

Monday, September 14, 2020


CITY OF BLAINE
GoToMeeting

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, September 14, 2020

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon – Mayor
Mary Lou Steward – Mayor Pro Tem

Due to Governor Inslee’s proclamation in response to COVID-19, this City Council meeting will be conducted entirely through teleconference. Councilmembers will separately call into the meeting and the public will be able to listen live as the meeting happens. All callers will be muted during the meeting. All City Council meeting recordings are on the City’s website. Instructions on how to listen live to the City Council meeting are below:

For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call the number below (Toll-Free):
1-877-309-2073

Follow the instructions given by GoToMeeting. The Access Code is below: 
713-590-757

A. CALL TO ORDER
Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Mayor Onyon.

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

B. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated August 31, 2020, from Alex Wenger, regarding the Living Pantry Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. 

C. 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: $559,828.97
Advance Pay: $10,000
2. Approval of Payroll: $631,966.49
3. Approval of August 24, 2020, City Council Minutes.
4. Approve renewal of franchise agreement with Comcast.
5. Award bid to General Pacific for the purchase of electric utility transformers.
6. Authorize the City Manager to enter into a lease agreement with Financial Consultants International for the lease of four police vehicles.

D. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. None

E. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Whatcom County Mayors Weekly Meeting – Bonnie Onyon

F. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner
a. 2020 Mid-Year Development Report
2. City Manager – Michael Jones
3. Finance – Jeff Lazenby
a. Business and Occupation Tax Update
b. 2021 Budget Projections

G. CALENDARS
Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Proclamation, meetings are now only open to the public telephonically. Information on how to listen to the meeting live will be on the City Council agenda which is located on the City’s website homepage under Your Government, City Council, City Council Agenda. Please check the agenda prior to each meeting as the call in number or location may change. 

Thursday, September 10
9:00am – Parks and Cemetery Board Meeting

Thursday, September 10
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting *CANCELLED*

Monday, September 14
6:00pm – City Council Meeting

Thursday, September 24
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, September 28
6:00pm – City Council Meeting
Public Hearing: Old Mill Street Vacation

All City offices are currently closed to the public. Contact information for staff and Councilmembers can be found on the City’s website.

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

I. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS
1. 2021 City Council Meeting Calendar (Onyon)

J. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 6:30 PM – to discuss collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b)

K. 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.