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Date:
June 27, 2022
Time:
6:00 PM
Address:
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, June 27, 2022


CITY OF BLAINE

Council Chambers/Zoom


CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, June 27, 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.    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.


B.    PUBLIC HEARING

**Please Note** Persons speaking on any issue will be allowed five (5) minutes. Additional, non-repetitive testimony will be allowed after all testimonies have been heard. Testimony can also be sent to CityCouncil@cityofblaine.com. 

       1.    Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). (Ziemianek)


C.    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.


D.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

       1.    Letter dated June 17, 2022, from Arthur Abercrombie, regarding City of Blaine development review processes. 

       2.    Email dated June 22, 2022, from Paul Schissler, regarding solving for police department expansion while also creating affordable homes downtown. 

       3.    Email dated June 24, 2022, from Stacie Pratschner, regarding the Blaine by the Sea newsletter.


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: $341,131.24

       2.    Approval of June 13, 2022, City Council Minutes.

       3.    Resolution 1890-22, Surplus Public Works Vehicle. 

       4.    Resolution 1891-22, Repealing Resolution 1577-11 Investment Interest Allocation. 

       5.    Resolution 1888-22, Amending the Rules of Procedure of the Planning Commission of the City of Blaine, Washington.


F.    COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS

       1.    Resolution 1893-22 Adoption of Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan. (Ziemianek)

       2.    Ordinance 22-2983, Amending the 2022 Budget for General Fund 001, Municipal Capital Improvement (REET 1) 300, General Government Capital Improvement 307, and Advance Travel 505. (Heverling)

       3.    Approving agreement with Strategic Government Resources for City Manager recruitment. (Jones)

       4.    Resolution 1894-22, Declaring an emergency for purchase of electrical material for the Express Feeder Project. (Ziemianek) 


G.    COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS

       1.    Park and Cemetery Board – Appointing a Councilmember to the Committee 


H.    DEPARTMENT REPORTS

       1.    City Manager Report 

              a.    Police Station Memo 

       2.    Public Works – Bernie Ziemianek

              a.    Planned Electrical Outage in August 


I.    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.


Monday, June 27

6:00pm – City Council Meeting

Public Hearing: Six Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)


Tuesday, June 28

3:00pm – Civil Service Commission Meeting *CANCELLED*


Monday, July 4

City Offices Closed – 4th of July


Monday, July 11

6:00pm – City Council Meeting


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


J.    COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS


K.    COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS


L.    EXECUTIVE SESSION: Approximately 6:45 PM – to discuss potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (I)(iii), with no action to be taken.


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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