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Date:
August 26, 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, August 26, 2019


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

Monday, August 26, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. 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, and Alicia Rule. Mary Lou Steward requested to be excused.

B. PROCLAMATION – MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

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

D. FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT
1. North Whatcom Fire Update

E. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated August 13, 2019, from Mayor Onyon, regarding a letter from White Rock’s Mayor, Chris Magnus.

F. 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: $174,671.49
Advance Pay: $4,900.50
2. Approval of August 12, 2019, City Council Minutes
3. Extension of Crown Castle Cell Tower Lease

G. 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

H. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Ordinance 19-2931, amending the 2019 Budget for the Water Fund Capital 410, Sewer Fund Capital 420, Stormwater Fund Capital 425, Street Operating Fund 101, Street Capital 333, Reserve Fund 007, and Transportation Benefit District (TBD) 118).
2. Resolution 1769-19, Amending the rules of procedure of the Planning Commission of the City of Blaine, Washington, to modify the meeting start times to 6 PM.
3. RH2 Professional Services Agreement for the East Blaine Assessment.

I. 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. WTA Board – Eric Davidson

J. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works 
2. Community Development Services
3. Finance
a. 2nd Quarter Financial Report
b. Finance committee 
c. B&O tax update
4. City Manager 
a. Discussion of Resolution 1768-19, a resolution of the City Council of the City of Blaine, Washington, establishing priorities for 2020 budgeting and programs.
b. Aging Well Whatcom Initiative
c. Yakima Jail Contract Cancellation
d. Chuckanut Bay Foods Release of Escrow 
e. Offer to purchase remainder of Gateway property

K. 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. 

Monday, September 2
City Offices Closed – Labor Day

Monday, September 9
6pm – Regular City Council meeting

Tuesday, September 10
8am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, September 12
9am – Park and Cemetery Board

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

Thursday, September 12
7pm – Planning Commission

Monday, September 23
6pm – Regular City Council meeting

Thursday, September 26
7pm – Planning Commission

L. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

M. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM - to discuss collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b), and sale of real property pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(c). Combined time estimated to be 30 minutes.

N. 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.