Calendar module icon

Calendar

View all calendars is the default. Choose Select a Calendar to view a specific calendar.

Select the arrows on either side of the current month to change the month.

Event Details

Return to Previous

Date:
March 8, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
Facebook Twitter Email

City Council Meeting

Monday, March 8, 2021


 CITY OF BLAINE
Zoom

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
Monday, March 8, 2021
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 one of the numbers below:
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
833 548 0276 US Toll-free

Follow the instructions given by Zoom. More information can be found at the bottom of the agenda.
Meeting ID: 893 0263 7451
Passcode: 549416

A. STUDY SESSION: 5:00 PM - Lettered Street Area Locations: Sewer Improvement

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

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

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

D. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated February 24, 2021, from Michael Jones, regarding his role as Acting Finance Director while the position is vacant. 

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: $422,076.42
2. Wire Register: $376,812.53
3. Approval of Payroll: $643,367.33
4. Approval of February 21, 2021, City Council Minutes

F. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Ordinance 21-2955, Adopting temporary emergency hazard pay for grocery store workers in stores larger than 10,000 square feet. (Councilmember May)

G. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Whatcom County Mayors Monthly Meeting – Bonnie Onyon
2. Other Council Reports

H. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Marine Park erosion response update
b. Civil Service Commission Appointment
2. Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner
a. Allison Tompkins - Code Enforcement Update
b. Conditional Use Permit Appeal Update
3. Public Works Department – Bernie Ziemianek
a. New Civil Engineer

I. 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. 

Tuesday, March 9
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, March 11
9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting
Planning Commission Study Session: Zoning Text Amendment

Monday, March 22
6:00pm – City Council Meeting

Thursday, March 25
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Thursday, April 8
9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

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

J. COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. Letter to Governor Inslee regarding the Roadmap to Recovery Reopening Plan.

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 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 72 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending. Thank you.