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Date:
January 10, 2022
Time:
6:00 PM
Address:
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, January 10, 2022


CITY OF BLAINE

City Council Chambers and Zoom


CITY COUNCIL AGENDA


Monday, January 10, 2022


6:00 PM


Due to Governor Inslee’s proclamation in response to COVID-19, this City Council meeting will be conducted in-person and virtually. Councilmembers and the public will be in attendance in the City Council Chambers. Those wishing to listen or watch the meeting live will be able to call one of the numbers below, or click the link to watch the live stream. Other than the audience participation portion or a public hearing, 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:


Masks: Per the new masking requirements issued by Governor Inslee on August 18, 2021, all audience members, City staff, and City Councilmembers will be required to wear a proper face covering during the entirety of the City Council meeting. If you don’t have a mask the City will provide one to you. If you are unable to wear a mask, you will be asked to participate in the meeting virtually through the link or phone number below. 


For members of the public who want to watch the meeting live, click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6326365553?pwd=MnhJQlFiU2hxWC9TcU9sN1J0N3VUUT09


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: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbVzu9PCmA


A.    STUDY SESSION:     5:00 PM – Police Service Fee

                                           5:15 PM – Sewer Financing 

                                           5:30 PM – Hearing Examiner 

                                           5:45 PM – Planning Commission Interview – Larry Goetz


B.    CALL TO ORDER:


ROLL CALL

COUNCILMEMBERS: Garth Baldwin, Eric Davidson, Kerena Higgins, Mike Hill, Rhyan Lopez, Richard May, and Mary Lou Steward.


C.    APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR


D.    APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR PRO-TEM


E.    Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Mayor


F.    OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT (OPMA) AND PUBLIC RECORDS ACT (PRA) PRESENTATION – Presented by City Attorney Jon Sitkin.


G.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - Sign-up/Comment Sheet is located in the Council Chambers before the meeting. Members of the audience will have three minutes to speak. If you plan on commenting remotely via Zoom, instructions on how to comment are included at the bottom of the agenda. Audience members speaking remotely will be asked to participate first. After the remote audience participation is over, in-person speakers will be asked to speak.

    

H.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

    

I.    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: $78,632.04

       2.    Approval of 2021 Open Period Bills: $137,136.66

       3.    Wire Register: $321,362.27

       4.    Approval of Payroll: $625,606.67

       5.    Approval of December 27, 2021, City Council Minutes.

       6.    Approval of Resolution 1875-22, ARPA Funds With Utility Payment Relief in December.


J.    PUBLIC HEARING

        1.    Public Hearing to Accept Public Testimony on the City Council’s Acceptance of the Continued Review and Circulation of the Proposed Rooney Annexation Pursuant to RCW 35A.14.120 and Resolution #1859-21. (Pratschner) 


K.    COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS

       1.    Acceptance of the continued review and circulation of the proposed Rooney Annexation pursuant to RCW 35A.14.120 and Resolution 1859-21. (Pratschner) 

       2.    Appointment to the Planning Commission. (Crawford)

       3.    Resolution 1874-22, Setting Developer Agreement Police Service Fee for East Blaine Areas. (Jones)

       4.    Resolution 1870-21, Approving Rules of Procedure for Proceedings Before the Hearing Examiner of the City of Blaine, Washington. (Pratschner)

       5.    Resolution 1873-22, Updating the Unified Fee Schedule for 2022 to add a hearing examiner review fee. (Pratschner) 

       6.    Ordinance 22-2975, Adopting the 2021 Docket of Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Map Amendments. (Pratschner)

       7.    Consideration of Different Financing Options for Sewer Project. (Heverling)

       8.    Return to in-person City Council meetings. (Crawford)


L.    COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS

       1.    Council has the option to change individual assignments. The assignments for 2021 are below:

              a)    Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee – Eric Davidson

              b)    Blaine Chamber of Commerce Liaison – Richard May

              c)    Boys and Girls Club Liaison – Vacant

              d)    Port of Bellingham Liaison – Vacant 

              e)    Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – Vacant

              f)    Library Liaison – Mary Lou Steward

              g)    Senior Center Liaison – Mary Lou Steward

              h)    WTA Board – Eric Davidson

              i)    Small Cities Partnership – Michael Jones and Mayor

              j)    Whatcom Council of Governments – Mayor or Michael Jones

              k)    Public Works Advisory Committee – Garth Baldwin and Richard May

              l)    Finance Committee – Garth Baldwin, Eric Davidson, and Vacant

              m)    Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – Vacant

              n)    Blaine Elected Rep for Marine Resources Committee (County) - Vacant

              o)    Small Cities’ Rep for Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force (County) - Vacant


M.    DEPARTMENT REPORTS

       1.    City Manager – Michael Jones

              a.    Small Cities’ Rep for Business and Commerce Committee (County)

              b.    Small Cities’ Rep for Housing Advisory Committee (County)

              c.    Port of Bellingham Decision on Northern Light Building Lease Transfer

              d.    Plaza Leasehold Tax Memo

       2.    Police Department – Chief Donnell Tanksley

              a.    Hiring Update

       3.    Public Works Department – Bernie Ziemianek

              a.    Sewer System Update

              b.    New Maintenance and Operations Manager 

       4.    City Clerk

              a.    Special City Council meeting – January 18th 

              b.    City Council Retreat – February 4th 


N.    CALENDARS

Due to Governor Inslee’s proclamation in response to COVID-19, this City Council meeting will be conducted in-person and telephonically. Information on how to watch 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 location may change.


Tuesday, January 11

8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting (in-person)


Thursday, January 13

9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting


Thursday, January 13

6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting


Monday, January 17

City Offices Closed – Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Tuesday, January 18

9:00am – Special City Council Meeting


Monday, January 24

6:00pm – City Council Meeting


Tuesday, January 25

3:00pm – Civil Service Commission Meeting


Thursday, January 27

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.


O.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS


P.    COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS


Q.    EXECUTIVE SESSION: approximately 6:30 PM – to discuss potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (I)(iii) and collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b) with no action to be taken. 


R.    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.




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:  

For members of the public who want to watch the meeting live, click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6326365553?pwd=MnhJQlFiU2hxWC9TcU9sN1J0N3VUUT09


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: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbVzu9PCmA


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


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: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbVzu9PCmA



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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