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Date:
August 13, 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, August 13, 2018


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

Monday, August 13, 2018

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION – 5:00pm – Municipal Court Processes

B. 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, Steve Lawrenson, Meg Olson, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward. Charlie Hawkins requested to be excused.

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

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

E. BLAINE DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE PRESENTATION

F. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated July 26, 2018, from Debbie Harger and Annette Bagley, regarding the new Starbucks in Blaine.
2. Email dated July 30, 2018, from John Yirak, regarding the City’s website.
3. Email dated August 9, 2018, from Bill Becht, regarding the boat launch and weblockers project.

G. 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: $241,608.12, Wire Register: $305,730.95
Advance Payment: $4,740.15
2. Approval of Payroll: $583,033.25
3. Approval of July 23, 2018, City Council Minutes
4. Authorize the City Manager to sign renewed agreement for prosecution services.

H. 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. Petition to vacate public right-of-way – Pearl Street right-of-way – CONTINUED

Public Hearing Written Communication
a. Email dated July 26, 2018, from Grant Dalgliesh, regarding his support for the Pearl Street vacation.

I. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Lease agreement proposal with Christ the King church for the ongoing use of the Senior Center and Pavilion every Sunday starting in October.
2. Professional Services Agreement with R&E for Gateway Regional Pond design to serve certain properties along Boblett Street, Grant Avenue and Boblett Court.
3. Professional Services Agreement with Brown & Kysar for design of new underground electrical circuit to serve the gateway district between H Street and Sweet Road.
4. Intent to vacate unopened right-of-way on Pearl Street east of Bayview Avenue.

J. 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. Finance Committee – Jeffrey Lazenby and Bonnie Onyon

K. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager
1. Length of Service Awards

L. 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.

Tuesday, August 14, 8 am
Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, August 23, 7 pm
Planning Commission Meeting
Public Hearing – Sea Smoke PUD Amendment Request

Monday, August 27
5 pm – Study Session
6 pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Monday, September 3
City Offices Closed – Labor Day

M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

N. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

O. 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.