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Date:
April 13, 2020
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, April 13, 2020


CITY OF BLAINE
Teleconference

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, April 13, 2020

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon – Mayor
Mary Lou Steward – Mayor Pro Tem

Due to Governor Inslee’s proclamation in response to COVID-19, this City Council meeting will be conducted entirely through teleconference. Councilmembers will separately call into the meeting and the public will be able to listen live as the meeting happens. 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 listen to the meeting, call the number below (Toll-Free):
1-888-585-9008

Follow the instructions given by OpenVoice. The Conference Room number is below: 
521-101-670

A. CALL TO ORDER
Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL
COUNCILMEMBERS: Garth Baldwin, Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Richard May, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward.

B. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Emails dated March 24, 2020, from Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon, regarding SSC’s donation of sani cans to Blaine during a scheduled water shut-off.  
2. Email dated March 26, 2020, from Michael Jones, regarding “Stay Home, Stay Safe” guidance.
3. Email dated April 2, 2020, from Jay Taber, regarding Old City Hall and the Senior Center.
4. Emails dated April 5, 2020, from Garth Baldwin and Amy Ernlund, regarding Public Works employees working during the stay home order.
5. Email dated April 6, 2020, from Michael Jones, regarding his letter to Blaine citizens. 
6. Email dated April 7, 2020, from Michael Jones, regarding Blaine Police Department’s “Salute to Medical First Responders” on April 8, 2020. 

C. 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.

Per the Governor’s Proclamation, City Council can only take action on items that are necessary and routine, or are COVID-19 related. The items listed below meet the requirements set forth by the Proclamation.  
1. Voucher Memo:
Approval of Bills: $337,539.46
2. Approval of Payroll: $654,748.26
3. Approval of March 2, 2020, Special City Council Minutes (Council Retreat)
4. Approval of March 23, 2020 City Council Minutes
5. Interlocal jail facility use agreement for corrections services between Whatcom County and the City of Blaine. (Crawford)
6. Resolution 1808-20, waiving late fees for quarterly tax remittance. (Lazenby)
7. Engineering Program Director employment contract. (Jones)
8. Contract with Prothman Company for Placement of an Interim Public Works Director

D. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
Per the Governor’s Proclamation, City Council can only take action on items that are necessary and routine, or are COVID-19 related. The items listed below meet the requirements set forth by the Proclamation.  
1. Ordinance 20-2944, to approve the Gateway North General Binding Site Plan. (Pratschner)
2. Resolution 1809-20, to confirm, reject, or amend emergency orders issued since last Council meeting. (Jones)
3. Resolution 1810-20 recommencing the Rural Economic Development Revolving Fund Loan Program in response to COVID-19 and in the support of business development and business retention established by Ordinance 99-2430. (Pratschner) 

E. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS

F. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. COVID-19 Response
2. Finance – Jeff Lazenby
a. 2020 Budget Update
3. Public Works – Ravyn Whitewolf
a. Project Updates
b. Electric Vehicle Charging Station
4. Police Chief – Donnell Tanksley
a. LEMAP Report Status Update (See Memo)

G. CALENDARS
Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Proclamation, meetings are now only open to the public telephonically. Information on how to listen 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.

Monday, April 27
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Monday, May 11
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 26 (Monday the 25th is Memorial Day)
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting
             
All City offices are currently closed to the public. Contact information for staff and Councilmembers can be found on the City’s website.

H. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

I. 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 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending. Thank you.