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Date:
November 27, 2017
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
4:00PM Study Session - 2018 Budget and 2018 Legislative Agenda; 6:00PM Regular Council Meeting
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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Regular City Council Meeting

Monday, November 27, 2017


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

Monday, November 27, 2017

6:00 PM

Harry Robinson, Mayor
Paul Greenough, Mayor Pro Tem


A. STUDY SESSION – 4:00 PM – 2018 Budget and 2018 Legislative Agenda

B. CALL TO ORDER

Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance **Please silence all electronics that may interfere with the meeting** 

ROLL CALL:  
COUNCILMEMBERS: Paul Greenough, Charlie Hawkins, Steve Lawrenson, Meg Olson, Bonnie Onyon and Harry Robinson.  Mary Lou Steward requested to be excused.

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

D. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated November 14, 2017, from Debbie Harger, regarding the Hotel/Motel tax budget.

E. FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT
1. North Whatcom Fire Update – Chief Hollander

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. Approval of Bills - $842,071.06
2. Approval of Council Minutes for November 13, 2017
3. Approval of Special Council Minutes for November 20, 2017

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. 2018 Budget - continued

H. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Bid Award for 15kV Underground Distribution Switchgear
2. Resolution 1722-17, Adopting the 2018 Legislative Agenda
3. Approval of Personnel Contract Amendments

I. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
a. Updates
2. City Manager

J. COUNCIL REPORTS
1. Blaine Chamber of Commerce - Bonnie Onyon
2. Boys and Girls Club – Bonnie Onyon
3. Library Committee – Bonnie Onyon
4. Senior Center Liaison – Meg Olson
5. WTA Board - Paul Greenough
6. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee - Charlie Hawkins 
7. Small Cities Caucus - Harry Robinson and David Wilbrecht
8. Whatcom Council of Governments - Harry Robinson

K. CALENDARS
Tuesday, December 5, 3 pm - Blaine Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting
Thursday, December 7, 10 am - Public Works Advisory Committee meeting
Location: PW Office at 1200 Yew Ave.
Monday, December 11, 6 pm - City Council meeting 
Tuesday, December 12, 8 am - Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee meeting
Thursday, December 14 
Canceled – Park and Cemetery Board meeting
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting Public Hearings:
1. Li’l Sprouts Building Setback Variance, and
2. Dakota Creek Apartments – Conditional Use Permit and Shoreline Substantial Development Permit
Monday, December 25, City offices will be closed in observance of Christmas
Tuesday, December 26, TBD - City Council meeting to approve Accounts Payable Vouchers
Thursday, December 28, 7 pm - Planning Commission meeting

L. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 6:30 PM - to discuss lease of real property pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(B), sale of real property pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(c), and personnel contracts pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b) 

M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

N. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

O. ADJOURN

Following the council meeting, the council will convene in closed session to discuss collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b)

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 Administrative Services Department (360) 332-8311, 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending.   Thank you.