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Date:
April 9, 2018
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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Regular City Council Meeting

Monday, April 9, 2018


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

Monday, April 9, 2018

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: Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Steve Lawrenson, Meg Olson, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward. 

B. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
Sign-up/Comment Sheet located in Council Chambers before Meeting
1. Wings Over Water Committee

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

D. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated March 28, 2018, from Peter Sargent, regarding disc golf in Lincoln Park.
2. Email dated March 28, 2018, from Peter Sargent, regarding downtown revival suggestions.
3. Letter dated March 29, 2018, from Satpal Sidhu, regarding the installation ceremony for the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation. 
4. Email dated March 29, 2018, from Kalene Drummond, regarding disc golf in Lincoln Park.

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. Professional Service Agreement with Wilson Engineering for H Street School Safety Improvements
2. Voucher Memo:
Approval of Bills: $191,216.07, Wire Register: $393,776.86
3. Approval of Payroll: $548,473.81
4. Approval of March 26, 2018, Council Meeting Minutes
5. Sweet Road Improvements Project Closeout

F. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Schedule a Public Hearing on Amending BMC Chapter 12.16, Street Vacations
2. Bid Award 15kV Cable
3. Professional Services Agreement with Reichhardt & Ebe Engineering Inc. for Well 5 Rehab

G. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS 
1. Blaine Tourism and Advisory Committee – Steve Lawrenson
2. Blaine Chamber of Commerce – Steve Lawrenson
3. Boys and Girls Club – Alicia Rule 
4. Port of Bellingham Commission – Alicia Rule
5. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
6. Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
7. Library Committee – Meg Olson
8. Senior Center Liaison – Meg Olson
9. WTA Board – Eric Davidson
10. Public Works Advisory Committee – Mary Lou Steward and Eric Davidson
11. Blaine Economic Development Advisory Committee – Bonnie Onyon and Mary Lou Steward
12. Small Cities Caucus – Bonnie Onyon
13. Whatcom Council of Governments – Bonnie Onyon

H. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
1. Project Updates
2. Community Development
3. Public Safety
4. Administrative Services
5. City Manager

I. CALENDARS 
Monday, April 9, 
5 pm – Study Session
6 pm – Regular City Council meeting

Tuesday, April 10, 8 am 
Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee meeting

Tuesday, April 10, 3 pm 
Blaine Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting

Thursday, April 12, 10 am 
Public Works Advisory Committee meeting
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave

Thursday, April 12, 4 pm 
Park and Cemetery Board

Thursday, April 12, 7 pm 
Planning Commission meeting and Public Hearings:
Downtown Design Standards
Plaza Building Shoreline Substantial Development Permit and Variance

Monday, April 23, 
5 pm – Study Session
6 pm – Regular City Council meeting

J. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

K. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

L. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 6:30 PM - to discuss personnel contracts pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b) and potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(I).

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