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Date:
May 23, 2022
Time:
6:00 PM
Address:
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, May 23, 2022


CITY OF BLAINE

Council Chambers and Zoom


CITY COUNCIL AGENDA


Monday, May 23, 2022

6:00 PM


Mary Lou Steward – Mayor

Richard May – Mayor Pro Tem


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:


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

    +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 – Revising Title 2 of the Blaine Municipal Code.


B.    CALL TO ORDER

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


ROLL CALL

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


C.    PRESENTATION – Harmit Gill, US Customs and Border Protection Area Director.


D.    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.


E.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

       1.    Email dated May 12, 2022, from Stacie Pratschner, regarding the Inverness Subdivision. 

       2.    Email dated May 17, 2022, from John Sturdivant, regarding the Park and Cemetery Board.

       3.    Email dated May 18, 2022, from April Hashimoto, regarding a Semiahmoo Highlands petition. 

       4.    Email dated May 18, 2022, from Alex Wenger, regarding the May 19th job fair. 

       5.    Email dated May 19, 2022, from Michael Jones, regarding 2022 EDI Infrastructure Requests. 

       6.    Email dated May 19, 2022, from Mayor Steward, regarding the May 19th job fair. 

       7.    Email dated May 20, 2022, from Scott Meaker, regarding Councilmember Hill. 


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: $317,553.82

       2.    Approval of May 9, 2022, City Council Minutes.


G.    COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS

       1.    Ordinance 22-2982, Revising Title 2 of the Blaine Municipal Code to remove outdated code language and to correct errors. (Jones)

       2.    Ordinance 22-2980, Providing for the issuance and sale of not to exceed $7,500,000 principal amount of water and sewer revenue bonds to finance sewer improvements and other capital improvements; fixing or setting parameters with respect to certain terms and covenants of the bonds; appointing the City’s designated representative to approve the final terms of the sale of the bonds; and providing for other related matters. (Heverling)

       3.    Resolution 1888-22, Amending the Rules of Procedure of the Planning Commission of the City of Blaine, Washington. (Pratschner) 


H.    COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS

       1.    Small Cities Meeting – Reported Mary Lou Steward


I.    DEPARTMENT REPORTS

       1.    City Manager – Michael Jones

              a.    Letter to US Congressional delegation 

              b.    Update on Letter of Intent for Fortune Holdings

              c.    Marine Drive – Considering Alternatives for Redevelopment

              d.    Workforce Housing EDI Project Status

       2.    Finance Department – Daniel Heverling

              a.    Quarterly Finance Report

       3.    Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner 

              a.    County Buildable Lands Study

              b.    Arts Tour

       4.    Public Works Department – Bernie Ziemianek

              a.    Lettered Streets Sewer Rehabilitation

              b.    Old City Hall Demo 


J.    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, May 24

3:00pm – Civil Service Commission *CANCELLED*


Thursday, May 26

6:00pm – Planning Commission


Monday, May 30

City Offices Closed – Memorial Day


Thursday, June 9

9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting 

6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting


Monday, June 13

6:00pm – City Council Meeting


Tuesday, June 14

8:30am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting


Thursday, June 23

6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting 


Monday, June 27

6:00pm – City Council Meeting


Tuesday, June 28

3:00pm – Civil Service Commission Meeting


Contact information for staff and Councilmembers can be found on the City’s website.


K.    COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS

       1.    Planning and Community Development Advisory Committee.


L.    COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS


M.    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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