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Date:
January 22, 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, January 22, 2018


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

Monday, January 22, 2018

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION – 5:00 PM – Street Vacations

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

C. AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
1. Brian and Diane Major – Blaine Builder Award
2. Anne Abrams – Blaine Builder Award
3. Sandie Miller – Service Award

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

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

F. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Letter dated January 2, 2018, from Boys and Girls Club Stewardship Committee, regarding Blaine’s financial support of the Boys and Girls Club.
2. Email dated January 10, 2018, from David Wilbrecht, regarding AWC City Action Days.
3. Email dated January 11, 2018, from David Wilbrecht, regarding the Council Retreat on January 20, 2018.

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. Approval of Bills: $65,274.03
2. Approval of January 8, 2018, Council Meeting Minutes
3. Approval of January 19, 2018, Special Council Minutes
4. Resolution 1726-18, Surplus Electric Transformers

H. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Approval of Collective Bargaining Contract(s)

I. 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. R.E.D. Loan Committee – Bonnie Onyon
14. Whatcom Council of Governments – Bonnie Onyon
15. Whatcom County Council – Bonnie Onyon

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

K. CALENDARS
Thursday, January 25, 7 pm - Planning Commission meeting - Downtown Design Standards
Thursday, February 1, 10 am
Public Works Advisory Committee meeting
Location: PW 1600 Yew Ave.
Tuesday, February 6, 
8 am - Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee meeting
3 pm – Blaine Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting
Thursday, February 8, - 
9:30 am – Park and Cemetery Board meeting
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting – Downtown Design Standards
Monday, February 12, 6 pm - City Council meeting
Thursday, February 22, 7 pm - Planning Commission meeting and public hearings:
Lil’ Sprouts Building Setback Variance
Public Hearing - Marin Condominiums – Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (Renewal)

L. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 6:30 PM - to discuss collective bargaining 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.