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Date:
June 24, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019


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

Monday, June 24, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION:  5:30PM – Strategic Tourism Plan

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: Jaime Arnett, Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward. Steve Lawrenson requested to be excused.

C. OATH OF OFFICE FOR CHIEF OF POLICE – DONNELL TANKSLEY

D. PROCLAMATION – ORCA ACTION MONTH – JUNE 2019

E. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
Sign-up/Comment Sheet located in Council Chambers before Meeting
1.

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

G. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Emails dated June 10, 2019, from Bill Becht, regarding All Aboard Washington.
2. Email dated June 12, 2019, from Dean Berkeley, regarding moving Customs and Border Patrol inspection station. 

H. 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: $533,909.44
2. Approval of June 10, 2019, City Council Minutes

I. 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. Multi-Family Property Tax Exemption
2. 6-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP)

J. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Resolution 1758-19 to approve the 6-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).
2. Resolution 1762-19 authorizing Economic Development Investment (EDI) program funding application for the Gateway Regional Storm Project.
3. Bid award to construct East Blaine sewer and electrical infrastructure extensions.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM – Sale of real property pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(c).
4. Considering a Letter of Intent from Family Care Network for the Purchase of 2.5 acres of the Gateway Property.

K. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS 
1. Blaine Tourism and Advisory Committee – Steve Lawrenson
2. Blaine Chamber of Commerce – Steve Lawrenson
3. Boys and Girls Club – Alicia Rule 
4. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
5. Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
6. Library Committee – Mary Lou Steward
7. Senior Center Liaison – Mary Lou Steward
8. WTA Board – Eric Davidson
9. Public Works Advisory Committee – Mary Lou Steward and Eric Davidson
10. Small Cities Caucus – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon

L. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
a. Project Updates
2. Community Development Services
a. Project Updates
3. City Manager

M. CALENDARS 
Unless noted, all meetings are held at City Hall, 435 Martin Street, Suite 4000, and are open to the public. Agendas can be found on the City’s website. 

Thursday, June 27
7pm – Planning Commission

Thursday, July 4
City Offices Closed – 4th of July

Monday, July 8
6pm – Regular City Council meeting

Tuesday, July 9
8am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, July 11
9am – Park and Cemetery Board

Thursday, July 11
2pm – Public Works Advisory Committee 
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Thursday, July 11
7pm – Planning Commission

N. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

O. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

P. 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 City Clerk’s Office (360) 332-8311, 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending.   Thank you.