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Date:
October 12, 2020
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
GoToMeeting: For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call the number below (Toll-Free): 1-877-309-2073. Follow the instructions given by GoToMeeting. The Access Code is below: 167-297-405.
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City Council Meeting

Monday, October 12, 2020


CITY OF BLAINE
GoToMeeting

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, October 12, 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):
1-877-309-2073

Follow the instructions given by GoToMeeting. The Access Code is below:
167-297-405

A. STUDY SESSION: 4:30 PM – Budget Workshop (Spreadsheet)

B. CALL TO ORDER
Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Mayor Onyon

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

C. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Letter dated September 29, 2020, from Mayor Onyon, regarding her support for the Enhanced Whatcom Water Alliance program. 
2. Email dated September 30, 2020, from Bob Hammond, regarding the City’s response to the recent power outages. 

D. 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: $240,847.67
2. Approval of Payroll: $646,350.23
3. Approval of September 28, 2020 City Council Minutes.

E. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Ordinance 20-2948, Vacating Mill Street North of H Street. (Hammond)
2. Contributing up to $10,000 in CARES Act reimbursable funding toward the second round of ReStart Bunsiness and Non-Profit Grant program awards. (Jones)

F. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Whatcom County Mayors Weekly Meeting – Bonnie Onyon
2. Small Cities Meeting – Bonnie Onyon and Michael Jones

G. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. REACH Training
2. Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner
3. Public Works – Bob Hammond
a. Stormwater Pond Update
4. Finance – Jeff Lazenby
a. Finance Report on the CARES Act and funding for the Senior Center and Boys and Girls Club.

H. 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. Please check the agenda prior to each meeting as the call in number or location may change. 

Tuesday, October 13
8am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee 

Thursday, October 22
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, October 26
6:00pm – City Council Meeting
Public Hearing – Proposed Property Tax Levy

All City offices are currently closed to the public. Contact information for staff and Councilmembers can be found on the City’s website.

I. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

J. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

K. EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM – to discuss performance of a public employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g), and collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b).

L. 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.