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Date:
January 14, 2019
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 14, 2019


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

Monday, January 14, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION – 4:30 PM – Commission and Board Interview

B. 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: Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Steve Lawrenson, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward. 

C. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
1.

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

E. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated December 13, 2018, from Debbie Coleman, regarding the remaining seven acres for sale on the Gateway property.
2. Email dated December 14, 2018, from Linda Clark, regarding Chewters Chocolates.
3. Email dated December 15, 2018, from Dennis Olason, regarding the utility fee increase.
4. Email dated December 18, 2018, from Michael Jones, regarding the recent New York Times article on cross border shopping in Blaine.
5. Email dated December 20, 2018, from Debbie Harger, regarding the Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights.
6. Email dated December 20, 2018, from Mike Hill, regarding Chewters Chocolates.
7. Email dated December 21, 2018, from Bill Becht, regarding Chewters Chocolates. 
8. Email dated December 21, 2018, from Paula Smith, regarding Chewters Chocolates.
9. Letter dated December 21, 2018, from Audrey Schroeder, regarding her utility bill.
10. Email dated December 23, 2018, from Dennis Olason, regarding the Airport Property. 
11. Email dated December 27, 2018, from Chief Schubert, regarding the 911 call system.
12. Letter dated December 29, 2018, from Paula Smith, regarding Chewters Chocolates.
13. Email dated December 31, 2018, from Jeff Schumacher, regarding his interest in having a “Welcome Canadians” sign in Blaine.
14. Email dated January 2, 2019, from Mayor Onyon, regarding the Whatcom Council of Government’s “Unfunded Transportation Needs of Whatcom County 2019” report.
15. Email dated January 8, 2019, from Dennis Olason, regarding applications for the vacant City Council position.
16. Email dated January 9, 2019, from Bonnie Onyon, regarding the Community Health Snapshot report provided by the Whatcom County Health Department.

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 12/30/2018: $217,999.07, Wire Register: $298,320.02
Approval of Bills 01/14/2019: $119,592.43
Approval of Advanced Payment: $5,209.64
2. Approval of Payroll: $569,920.31
3. Approval of December 24, 2018, City Council Minutes
4. Approval of January 7, 2019, Special City Council Minutes
5. Approval of personnel contract with municipal judge
6. Approval of employee contract amendments
7. Approval of employee contract
8. Approval of Public Defender contract addendum

G. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Appointments to Park and Cemetery Board.
2. Appointments to Planning Commission.
3. Re-Appointment of Annette Collins and Appointment of Mike Lucas to Public Works Advisory Committee.
4. Ordinance 19-2923, Updating City Flood Hazard Regulations to comply with FEMA standards.
5. Resolution 1750-19, Port of Bellingham Interlocal Agreement – Wharf District Design Standards.
6. Consideration of a Letter of Intent to Purchase Property by Chewter’s Chocolates.
7. Boblett Properties (Yorkston) Purchase and Sale Agreement – Final Approval of Title Documents and Delegation of Authority.

H. ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
1. Committee Assignments (2018 in parenthesis)
a. Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee – (Steve Lawrenson)
b. Blaine Chamber of Commerce – (Steve Lawrenson)
c. Boys and Girls Club – (Alicia Rule) 
d. Port of Bellingham – (Alicia Rule)
e. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – (Charlie Hawkins)
f. Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – (Charlie Hawkins)
g. Library Committee – (Mary Lou Steward)
h. Senior Center Liaison – (Mary Lou Steward)
i. WTA Board – (Eric Davidson)
j. Small Cities Partnership – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon

I. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
1. Project Updates
2. City Clerk
1. City Council Applicants
3. City Manager

J. 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, January 21
City Offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thursday, January 24
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting
Public Hearing – Walsh Marine – Shoreline Substantial Development
Public Hearing – Verizon Bel Drayton - Shoreline Conditional Use and Variance

Monday, January 28
4:30 pm – Study Session – Vacant City Council Position Interviews
6 pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Thursday, February 7
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting

Monday, February 11
5 pm – Study Session – Business and Occupation Tax (B&O Tax) Proposal
6 pm – Regular City Council Meeting
Public Hearing: Proposed Business and Occupation Tax (B&O Tax)

Tuesday, February 12
8 am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, February 14
9 am – Park and Cemetery Board

Thursday, February 14
10 am – Public Works Advisory Committee
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Monday, February 18
City Offices will be closed in observance of Presidents Day

Thursday, February 21
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting

Monday, February 25
6pm – Regular City Council Meeting
Public Hearing: Proposed Business and Occupation Tax (B&O Tax)

K. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

L. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

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.