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Date:
February 13, 2017
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230

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Regular City Council Meeting

Monday, February 13, 2017


CITY OF BLAINE
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, February 13, 2017

6:00 PM

Harry Robinson, Mayor
Paul Greenough, Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION – 5:30 PM – Downtown Vacancy Review

B. CALL TO ORDER

Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance **Please turn off all cell phones and other electronics that may interfere with the sound system** 

ROLL CALL:  
COUNCILMEMBERS: Charlie Hawkins, Paul Greenough, Steve Lawrenson, Dennis Olason, Bonnie Onyon, and Harry Robinson. Mary Lou Steward requested to be excused.  

C. AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
1. Blaine Builder Award – Blaine Community Chamber of Commerce

D. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
Sign-up/Comment Sheet located in Council Chambers before Meeting. Audience members may not address the council on any issue scheduled for a public hearing or for which a public hearing has been closed.

E. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Emails dated January 23, 2017, from Ron Spring and staff, regarding Amber Alerts.

F. FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT
1. North Whatcom Fire Update – Chief Hollander

G. 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. Approval of Bills - $182,548.21
2. Approval of Payroll - $529,466.14
3. Approval of Council Minutes for January 23, 2017
4. Approval of Special Council Minutes for February 6, 2017

H. 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.  

1. Comprehensive Plan Amendment revising the Wharf District Master Plan 

Public Hearing Written Communication
a. Letter dated February 6, 2017, from David Carr and Andrea Stampley, regarding Ordinance No. 17-2895.
b. Email dated February 7, 2017, from Kathleen and Zdenek Capson, regarding Ordinance No. 17-2895.
c. Letter dated February 7, 2017, from Rex Broward, regarding Ordinance No. 17-2895.

I. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Ordinance 17-2895, Comprehensive Plan Amendment revising the Wharf District Master Plan 
2. Ordinance 17-2900, Zoning Text Amendment to Title 17 -  Code Scrub
3. Port of Bellingham Small City Economic Development Grant Application 

J. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
a. Project Updates
2. Community Development Services
a. 2016 Annual Development Report
3. Public Safety
a. Staffing and Incident Update
4. City Manager
a. Length of Service Report
b. Strategic Economic Initiative Update

K. COUNCIL REPORTS
1. Blaine Chamber of Commerce - Bonnie Onyon
2. WTA Board - Paul Greenough
3. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee - Charlie Hawkins
4. Library Committee – Dennis Olason
5. Senior Center Liaison - Dennis Olason
6. Boys and Girls Club – Dennis Olason 
7. Small Cities Caucus - Harry Robinson and David Wilbrecht
8. Whatcom Council of Governments - Harry Robinson

L. CALENDARS
Monday, February 20 – City offices will be closed in observance of Presidents Day
Tuesday, February 21, 3 pm – Blaine Economic development Advisory Committee
Thursday, February 23, 7 pm - Planning Commission meeting and public hearing:
  Regulating Storage Containers – Zoning Code Amendment
Monday, February 27, 6 pm - City Council meeting
Thursday, March 2, 10 am - Public Works Advisory Committee meeting
Location: 1200 Yew Avenue
Tuesday, March 7, 3 pm – Blaine Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting
Thursday, March 9,
9:30 am – Park and Cemetery Board meeting
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting
Monday, March 13, 6 pm – City Council meeting
Thursday, March 23, 7 pm – Planning Commission meeting
Monday, March 27, 6 pm – City Council meeting

M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

N. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

O. ADJOURN


Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Requirement: The meeting location is accessible.  If you require a special accommodation during your attendance at any public meeting, please contact the Administrative Services Department (360) 332-8311, 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending.   Thank you.