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Date:
April 23, 2018
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
Study Session: 4:30 PM Council Retreat Reports; 5:50 PM Park and Cemetery Board Interview; Regular Council Meeting: 6:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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Regular City Council Meeting

Monday, April 23, 2018


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

Monday, April 23, 2018

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem


A. STUDY SESSION – 4:30 PM – Council Retreat Reports
5:50 PM – Park and Cemetery Board Interview

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. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
Sign-up/Comment Sheet located in Council Chambers before Meeting
1.

D. AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
1. Proclamation – Blessing of the Fleet 
2. Proclamation – District 42 Legislators
3. Past Councilmember Certificates of Appreciation

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

F. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Letter dated April 13, 2018, from Dennis Olason, regarding Ordinance 18-2908 – Replacing Title 12.16 Street Vacation Code.
2. Facebook message dated April 19, 2018, from Corinne Honkala-Russell, regarding ideas for Blaine.
3. Email dated April 20, 2018, from John Yirak, regarding his comment on a story in The Northern Light.

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: $201,937.86
Advance Pay: $39,667.46 and $8,597.68
2. Approval of April 9, 2018, Special Council Meeting Minutes
3. Approval of April 9, 2018, Council Meeting Minutes
4. Approval of April 16, 2018, Special Council Meeting Minutes

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. Amending Blaine Municipal Code Chapter 12.16 – Street Vacations

I. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Park and Cemetery Board Appointment
2. Resolution 1731-18 – Initiating Amendments to Blaine Municipal Code to Implement Building Design Guidelines for the Southern Blaine Commercial Area.
3. Setting a Public Hearing for Title 13, Public Services
4. Setting a Public Hearing for Title 3, Revenue and Finance – Development Impact Fees

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. Blaine Economic Development Advisory Committee – Bonnie Onyon and Mary Lou Steward
12. Finance Committee – Jeffrey Lazenby and Bonnie Onyon
13. Small Cities Caucus – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon
14. Whatcom Council of Governments – Bonnie Onyon

K. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
a. Project Updates
2. Public Safety
3. City Clerk

L. CALENDARS 
Thursday, April 26, 7 pm 
Planning Commission meeting:
Downtown Design Standards
Chand Accessory Dwelling Unit Conditional Use Permit

Thursday, May 3, 10 am 
Public Works Advisory Committee meeting
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave

Tuesday, May 8, 8 am
Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee meeting

Thursday, May 10, 4 pm
Park and Cemetery Board

Thursday, May 10, 7 pm
Planning Commission

Monday, May 14,
5 pm – Study Session
6 pm – Regular City Council meeting

Thursday, May 24, 7 pm
Planning Commission

Monday, May 28
City Offices Closed – Memorial 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.