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Date:
September 9, 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, September 9, 2019


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

Monday, September 9, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: 5:00 PM – SSC’s recycling program
5:15 PM – County-Wide Planning Policies
5:30 PM – County Wayfinding Sign Program

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, Steve Lawrenson, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward. 

C. PRESENTATION
1. White-Leasure Development Company Proposal on Gateway Property

D. SENIOR CENTER MONTH PROCLAMATION

E. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
1.

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

G. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated September 2, 2019, from Glen Fraser, regarding trains in Blaine.

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: $1,993,107.31, Wire Register: $321,751.46
2. Approval of Payroll: $661,294.22
3. Approval of August 26, 2019, City Council Minutes
4. Approval of September 3, 2019, Special 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. 2019 Water System Plan (continued)

J. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Purchase and Sale Agreement for sale of approximately 2.5 acres to the Family Care Network for use as a medical primary care facility and urgent care services center.

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

L. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager
1. Follow up on Resolution 1768-19, a resolution of the City Council of the City of Blaine, Washington, establishing priorities for 2020 budgeting and programs.
2. Yakima County Jail Update
2. Public Works
1. Project Updates
2. Maintenance Operations and Activities
3. Community Development Services
1. Development Project Updates
2. Westman Marine Port of Bellingham Cleanup 
4. Police Department
1. 9/11 Ceremony
5. City Clerk
1. MRSC Article on Public Comment Procedure

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.

Tuesday, September 10
8am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, September 12
9am – Park and Cemetery Board

Thursday, September 12
10am – Public Works Advisory Committee - CANCELLED
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Thursday, September 12
6pm – Planning Commission – CANCELLED 

Monday, September 23
6pm – Regular City Council meeting

Thursday, September 26
6pm – Planning Commission
Woodberry PUD Master Plan Review

N. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

O. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

P. EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM - to discuss collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b), sale of real property pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(c), and potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(I). The executive session should last approximately 45 minutes.

Q. 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.