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Date:
August 10, 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): 1-866-899-4679. Follow the instructions given by GoToMeeting. The Access Code is below: 494-036-165
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City Council Meeting

Monday, August 10, 2020


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

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, August 10, 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):
1-866-899-4679

Follow the instructions given by GoToMeeting. The Access Code is below: 
494-036-165

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. PRESENTATION – Whatcom Conservation District – Larry Davis

C. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Letter dated July 27, 2020, from the Washington City/County Management Association, regarding City Managers and the current response to COVID-19.
2. Emails dated July 28, 2020, from Jeffrey Lazenby and Garth Baldwin regarding the Wastewater Refunding Bond.
3. Email dated July 28, 2020, from Alicia Rule, regarding the technological issues she experienced during the July 27, 2020, City Council meeting.
4. Email dated July 28, 2020, from Jeffrey Lazenby and Bonnie Onyon, regarding the Wastewater Refunding Bond.
5. Letter dated July 30, 2020, from Joel Douglas, regarding bio-fuel plants.
6. Email dated August 1, 2020, from Satpal Sidhu, regarding the bio-fuel plants letter from Joel Douglas.
7. Email dated August 3, 2020, from Stan Monks, regarding Climate Change and a Memorial Tree Program.
8. Email dated August 3, 2020, from Stacie Pratschner, regarding a notice of application submittal to WSDOT for the temporary closure of select parking spaces adjacent to the 600 and 700 blocks of Peace Portal Drive.

D. 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: $474,718.04
Approval of Advance Pay: $30,000.00
2. Approval of Payroll: $605,343.80
3. Approval of July 27, 2020, City Council Minutes.
4. Contract with North County Public Defender for Public Defender Services. 

E. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Resolution 1825-20, To Fix the Date, Time, and Place for a Public Hearing to Consider a Street Vacation Of A Portion of East Mill Road Pursuant to the Preliminary Plat Approval of the Grandis on the 49th Parallel Subdivision. (Hammond)
2. Resolution 1828-20, A Resolution of the Blaine City Council Approving the Temporary Closure of Certain Parking Spaces for the Outdoor Expansion of Businesses Adjacent to Peace Portal Drive. (Pratschner)

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

G. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Furlough Savings

H. 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, August 11 *CANCELED*
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 13
9:00am – Parks and Cemetery Board Meeting

Thursday, August 13
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.

I. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

J. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

K. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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.