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Date:
May 24, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, May 24, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE
Zoom

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
Monday, May 24, 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 Zoom Meetings; a teleconference application. All callers will be muted during the meeting. Written comments can be sent to CityCouncil@cityofblaine.com. All City Council meeting audio recordings are on the City’s website.

For members of the public who want to watch/listen to the meeting live, click the link below:
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A. STUDY SESSION: 5:45 PM – Planning Commission Interview

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

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

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

D. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated May 20, 2021, from Stacie Pratschner, regarding a short course on local planning. 
2. Email dated May 20, 2021, from Nikki D’Onofrio, regarding the annual Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission on Sexual & Domestic Violence meeting. 
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: $135,944.36
2. Approval of May 10, 2021, City Council Minutes.
3. Purchase of 4 Electrical Switches for the 12 kV Switch Farm.
4. Purchase of Concrete Vault for the 12 kV Switch Farm.

F. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Appointment to the Planning Commission. (Crawford)
2. Family Care Network Purchase and Sale Agreement Amendment to extend closing date to June 30, 2021. (Jones)
3. Resolution 1850-21, Extending the expiration timeline for the Muirfield Preliminary Plat and Planned Unit Development approval for a one year extension. (Pratschner) 

G. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Whatcom County Mayoral Meeting – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon
2. Other Council Reports

H. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Proclamation of Emergency Status Update

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. 

Monday, May 24
5:45pm – Study Session: Planning Commission Interview
6:00pm – City Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 25
3:00pm – Civil Service Commission Meeting

Thursday, May 27
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, May 31
City Offices Closed – Memorial Day

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

K. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

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