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December 13, 2021
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, December 13, 2021




Monday, December 13, 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 watch the meeting live, click on the link below:

For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call one of the numbers below:

Dial by your location

    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

    888 475 4499 US Toll-free

    833 548 0276 US Toll-free

    833 548 0282 US Toll-free

    877 853 5257 US Toll-free

Meeting ID:         632 636 5553

Participant ID:     #

Passcode:         427636

Find your local number:


       1.    5:00 – Park and Cemetery Board Interview – Barbara Sturdivant

       2.    5:15 – 2021 Budget Amendment 

       3.    5:30 – Unified Fee Schedule Update


Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Mayor Onyon


COUNCILMEMBERS: Garth Baldwin, Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Mike Hill, Richard May, Bonnie Onyon, and Mary Lou Steward.

C.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION – If you wish to speak during the audience participation portion of the meeting, please use the “raise your hand” function via Zoom. Instructions on how to do this are at the bottom of the agenda. 




       1.    Email dated December 3, 2021, from Jill Nixon, regarding the County seeking applicants for advisory committees.

       2.    Email dated December 6, 2021, from Holly Cocci, regarding the recent Legislative Interim update.

       3.    Email dated December 7, 2021, from Steve Hrutfiord, regarding his resignation from the Planning Commission. 


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: $513,395.26

       2.    Wire Register: $366,575.65

       3.    Approval of Payroll: $611,575.51

       4.    Approval of November 16, 2021, Emergency Special City Council Minutes.

       5.    Approval of November 22, 2021, City Council Minutes.

       6.    Appointment to the Public Works Advisory Committee.


       1.    Appointment to the Park and Cemetery Board. (Crawford)

       2.    Ordinance 21-2972, Amending the 2021 Budget for Equipment Reserve Fund 108, Hotel/Motel Fund 111, Debt Service 200, and Electric R.E.D. Fund 402. (Heverling)

       3.    Resolution 1872-21, Updating Unified Fee Schedule. (Heverling)

       4.    Consideration of Purchase and Sale Agreement Amendment with Bosporus Properties for 665 Peace Portal Drive. (Jones) – Action will occur after the executive session. 


       1.    Council Reports


       1.    City Manager – Michael Jones

       2.    Finance Department – Daniel Heverling

              a.    Delay of Utility Shut Offs

              b.    Update on the RED Loan Forgiveness Process

       3.    Public Works Department – Bernie Ziemianek

              a.    Storm Update

              b.    Sewer System Update

       4.    City Clerk – Samuel Crawford

              a.    Final 2021 City Council Meeting


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, December 14

8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 23

6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Friday, December 24

City Offices Closed – Christmas Day Observed

Monday, December 27

9:00am – City Council Meeting

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



N.    EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM – to discuss sale of real property pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(c).


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.

Are you interested in learning more about the City’s budget? Here is a link to an informative video on the budget process:

Information on how to view or listen to this City Council Meeting live is below.

Meeting Details

For information on how to join a Zoom meeting via web browser, please read our advice here:

How to Use Zoom Meeting

Follow the instructions below to join the meeting by desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone:

1.    Click the link to join the meeting:

***Please make note of the meeting ID and password prior to clicking the link to join the meeting. You may need to enter them when you enter the meeting.***

Meeting ID:         632 636 5553

Participant ID:     #

Passcode:         427636

Follow the instructions below if you want to give testimony during audience participation or public hearing. Please note that only testimony on the public hearing topic will be placed into the record. 


2.    When the Chair opens the Audience Participation or Public Hearing, please “raise your hand” (via the “raise hand” option in Zoom) and you will be placed in a queue. When it is your time to speak, the Zoom moderator will call on you and provide you five minutes to make your comments (if you're not planning on providing public comment, no action is required once you join the meeting).

For information on how to use the Raise Hand function in Zoom, please read our advice here:

Zoom Tips on Raising Your Hand

Follow the instructions below to join the meeting via telephone:

Use your phone to dial into the meeting for higher audio quality (you will still need to use your web browser to follow along with the presentation). Call one of the numbers below and follow the instructions:

Dial by your location:

    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

    888 475 4499 US Toll-free

    833 548 0276 US Toll-free

    833 548 0282 US Toll-free

    877 853 5257 US Toll-free

Meeting ID:     632 636 5553

Participant ID:     #

Passcode:         427636

Find your local number:

All callers will be placed on mute until called upon to speak. Otherwise, callers will be placed on mute for the entirety of the meeting. 

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