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Date:
May 13, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, May 13, 2019


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

Monday, May 13, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: 5:30 PM – Resort Semiahmoo Master Plan – History of the recent amendments to the Resort Semiahmoo Master Plan

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

C. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
1.

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

E. PRESENTATION – LEGISLATIVE REPORT – Presentation by Hanna Jones from Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs

F. PRESENTATION – BLAINE TEEN HEART SCREENS – Presentation by Jerry Marschke, Executive Director of Cardiovascular Services for PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.

G. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated April 26, 2019, from Michael Jones, regarding his letter about medical services in Blaine.
2. Email dated April 29, 2019, from Jeffrey Lazenby, regarding the State budget and its impact on East Blaine infrastructure and grade separation at Bell Road.
3. Emails dated April 29, 2019, from Bonnie Onyon to Washington State Representative Van Werven, Representative Shewmake, and Senator Ericksen, regarding their support in garnering money for East Blaine infrastructure and the grade separation project at Bell Road.
4. Email dated April 29, 2019, from Ravyn Whitewolf, regarding an upcoming concert. 
5. Letter dated May 6, 2019, from an anonymous sender, regarding the purchase of the train depot.
6. Email dated May 7, 2019, from Ruben Valle, regarding the B&O tax.

H. 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: $367,151.06, Wire Register: $380,047.43
Advanced Pay: $24,382.95
2. Approval of Payroll: $615,360.41
3. Approval of April 22, 2019, City Council Minutes
4. Purchase of Granite Net Software to Integrate Sewer Camera with GIS System

I. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Award of contract to construct Peace Portal Community Trail Phase 2, from Bayview Avenue to Hughes Avenue.
2. Change Order 1 for Rehabilitation of Well 1 and Well 3.
3. Resolution 1759-19, Stating the intention to designate the central business district as the residential target area for the purpose of the multi-family tax exemption ordinance and stating the date and time of the public hearing with the City Council for consideration.
4. Ordinance 19-2928, to approve the alteration of subdivision affecting lot 1, Boundary Ridge, Division 2.

J. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS 
1. Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee – Steve Lawrenson
2. Blaine Chamber of Commerce – Steve Lawrenson
3. Boys and Girls Club – Alicia Rule
4. Port of Bellingham – Alicia Rule
5. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
6. Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
7. Library Committee – Mary Lou Steward
8. Senior Center Liaison – Mary Lou Steward
9. WTA Board – Eric Davidson
10. Small Cities Partnership – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon

K. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
1. Project Updates
2. Community Development Services
1. Development Project Updates
3. City Manager
1. Police Chief Hiring Status Update
2. Realtors Open House

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, May 14
8 am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, May 23
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting

Monday, May 27
City Offices Closed – Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28
6 pm – Regular City Council meeting

M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

N. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM - to discuss qualifications of an applicant for public employment 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 City Clerk’s Office (360) 332-8311, 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending.   Thank you.