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Date:
September 27, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, September 27, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE

Zoom

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, September 27, 2021


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 remotely. 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 watch the meeting live, click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83082346803?pwd=bnBXVzhZNStCWS9XeWJ4eG1rR09GUT09

For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call one of the numbers below:

Dial by your location:

  •     +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
  •     833 548 0282 US Toll-free
  •     877 853 5257 US Toll-free
  •     888 475 4499 US Toll-free
  •     833 548 0276 US Toll-free

Meeting ID:     830 8234 6803

Participant ID:     #

Passcode:     430259

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcFHM9IFj


A.    CALL TO ORDER

Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Mayor Onyon

ROLL CALL

COUNCILMEMBERS: Garth Baldwin, Eric Davidson, Sukhwant Singh Gill, Charlie Hawkins, Richard May, Bonnie Onyon, and Mary Lou Steward.


B.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION – If you wish to speak during the audience participation portion of the meeting, please use the “raise your hand” function via Zoom. Instructions on how to do this are at the bottom of the agenda. 



C.    FIRE MARSHAL’S REPORT

  1.     North Whatcom Fire Update


D.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS - Emails to citycouncil@cityofblaine.com are included under Written Communications.

  1.     Email dated September 14, 2021, from Kate Kendersish, regarding a complaint made to the Attorney General’s office. 
  2.     Email dated September 18, 2021, from Jan Stamey, regarding the Beach House Restaurant. 
  3.     Email dated September 22, 2021, from Alex Wenger, regarding Rick Steve’s visit to Blaine. 


E.    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: $112,695.42

        2.    Advance Pay: $6,779.39

        3.    Approval of September 13, 2021, City Council Minutes.


F.    COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS

  1.     Ordinance 21-2968, to approve the Woodberry PUD Final Plat. (Pratschner) 
  2.     An amendment to the existing purchase and sale agreement between the City of Blaine and Bosporus Properties Inc. to extend the feasibility period to November 30, 2021. (Jones)
  3.     Authorizing submittal of requests to Whatcom County for American Rescue Plan Act disbursements to assist with water and sewer infrastructure projects. (Jones)


G.    COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS

  1.     Small Cities Partnership (Onyon/Jones)
  2.     Other Council Reports


H.    DEPARTMENT REPORTS

       1.    Finance Department – Daniel Heverling

              a.    Finance Committee Meeting Overview

       2.    Public Works Department – Bernie Ziemianek

              a.    Power Outage Report


I.    CALENDARS

Due to Governor Inslee’s proclamation in response to COVID-19, this City Council meeting will be conducted remotely. Information on how to watch 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 location may change. 


Tuesday, September 28

3:00pm – Civil Service Commission Meeting 


Wednesday, October 6

9:00am – Arts Commission Meeting *CANCELED*


Monday, October 11

6:00pm – City Council Meeting


Tuesday, October 12

8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting


Thursday, October 14

9:00am – Parks and Cemetery Board Meeting

6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting 


Contact information for staff and Councilmembers can be found on the City’s website.


J.    COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS


K.    COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS


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


M.    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 72 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending. Thank you.


Information on how to view or listen to this City Council Meeting live is below.

Meeting Details

For information on how to join a Zoom meeting via web browser, please read our advice here:

How to Use Zoom Meeting


Follow the instructions below to join the meeting by desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone:

1.    Click the link to join the meeting:  

2.    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83082346803?pwd=bnBXVzhZNStCWS9XeWJ4eG1rR09GUT09

***Please make note of the meeting ID and password prior to clicking the link to join the meeting. You may need to enter them when you enter the meeting.***

Meeting ID:     830 8234 6803

Participant ID: #

Passcode:     430259

Follow the instructions below if you want to give testimony during the public hearing. Please note that only testimony on the public hearing topic will be placed into the record. 


3.    When the Chair opens the Public Hearing, please “raise your hand” (via the “raise hand” option in Zoom) and you will be placed in a queue. When it is your time to speak, the Zoom moderator will call on you and provide you five minutes to make your comments (if you're not planning on providing public comment, no action is required once you join the meeting).

For information on how to use the Raise Hand function in Zoom, please read our advice here:

Zoom Tips on Raising Your Hand

Follow the instructions below to join the meeting via telephone:

Use your phone to dial into the meeting for higher audio quality (you will still need to use your web browser to follow along with the presentation). Call one of the numbers below and follow the instructions:

    Dial by your location

  •     +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
  •     833 548 0282 US Toll-free
  •     877 853 5257 US Toll-free
  •     888 475 4499 US Toll-free
  •     833 548 0276 US Toll-free

Meeting ID:     830 8234 6803

Participant ID:     #

Passcode:     430259

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcFHM9IFj

All callers will be placed on mute until called upon to speak. Otherwise, callers will be placed on mute for the entirety of the meeting.