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Date:
June 25, 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, June 25, 2018


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

Monday, June 25, 2018

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION – 5:30 PM – Presentation on Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence – Susan Marks

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. Blaine Builder Award – Bob Boule

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

F. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1.

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: $370,493.04
Advance Pay: $875.00
2. Approval of June 11, 2018, Council Meeting Minutes 
3. Resolution to schedule a public hearing for a street vacation on Pearl Ave.
4. Resolution 1738-18, Determining the practicality of using biofuels and electricity for City fleet.

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 – School Drive right-of-way and Elm Avenue right-of-way 

I. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1a. Third Amendment to Master Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement with Boblett Properties to extend the Feasibility Study Period for an additional 60 days. 1b. Ordinance 18-2913, Jail Alternative Diversion Program and Contract to authorize the use of home monitoring technology as may be permitted by Blaine Municipal Court
2. Gordon Honeywell Thomas Governmental Affairs Contract to retain lobbying services in Washington DC related to Exit 274 overpass and VACIS train inspection system impacts on Blaine roads
3. Bid Award for H Street overpass between Interstate 5 and 6th Street and school safety improvements on sidewalk ramps
4. Adoption of Ordinance 18-2909, amending specific sections of Title 13 to update those sections, provide clarity and consistency, include efficient enforcement procedures, clarify existing practices, and eliminate discrepancies. 
5. Professional Services Agreement Modification with Tran Tech Engineering for Construction Services support to oversee the construction of the Hughes Avenue street and sidewalk improvement projects
6. City Council Acceptance of the Strategic Economic Initiative (SEI) Report that outlines potential future economic development actions by the City and various partners.

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
b. Gateway Pond/Skallman Park Coordination
2. Community Development Services
a. Hiring
3. City Manager
a. Agenda and RFCA Changes
b. Audio System
c. IMTC Report

L. CALENDARS 

Thursday, June 28, 7 pm
Planning Commission meeting

Wednesday, July 4
City Offices Closed – 4th of July

Monday, July 9
5 pm – Study Session
6 pm – Regular Meeting

Tuesday, July 10, 8 am
Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, July 12
4 pm – Park and Cemetery Board meeting
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting 

Monday, July 23
5 pm – Study Session
6 pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Thursday, July 26, 7 pm
Planning Commission Meeting

M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

N. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 6:30 PM – to review the performance of a public employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g).

P. 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.