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Date:
January 13, 2020
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, January 13, 2020


CITY OF BLAINE
436 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, January 13, 2020
6:00 PM

A. STUDY SESSION: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Board and Committee Interviews

B. CALL TO ORDER
Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance **Please turn of all cell phones and other electronics that may interfere with the sound system**

C. CITY COUNCILMEMBER OATH OF OFFICE:
1. Garth Baldwin
2. Richard May
3. Mary Lou Steward

ROLL CALL
COUNCILMEMBERS: Garth Baldwin, Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Richard May, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward.

D. ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
1. Council Appoint Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem
i. Mayor
ii. Mayor Pro Tem

E. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
This time on the agenda is an opportunity for anyone to speak to the City Council about any topic except items scheduled on the agenda for a public hearing that same day, or items that have had a public hearing and are still under City Council deliberation. Comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.

F. FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT
1. North Whatcom Fire Update

G. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. 1. Email dated January 9, 2020  from Izzy Lund regarding story for the Western Front

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:
2. Approval of Bills 12/30/2019: $264,592.04, Wire Register:  $328,040.88
3. Approval of Bills 01/13/2020:   $82,826.05
4. Approval of Payroll:  $612,902.54
5. Approval of December 23, 2019 Regular City Council Minutes
6. Renewal of animal control agreement between the City of Blaine and the Whatcom Humane Society for a five (5) year term at an annual cost of $7,500. (Lazenby)

I. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Appointment to Park and Cemetery Board
2. Appointment to Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee
3. Resolution No. 1787-20 to approve the Muirfield PUD and Preliminary Plat Extension. (Pratschner)
4. Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Friends of the library, Whatcom County Library District, and The City of Blaine. (Jones)
5. Council Position on State Legislative Proposal for Local Option for a Voter Approved Sales Tax for Park Funding. (Jones)
6. (Will be voted on after the Executive Session) Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Blaine and Teamsters. (Jones)
7. (Will be voted on after the Executive Session) Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Blaine and International Associations of Machinists (IAM). (Jones)
8. (Will be voted on after the Executive Session) Collective Bargaining Agreement Amendment for 2020 wages between the City of Blaine and Blaine City Light employees. (Jones)

J. ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING 
1. City Council Committee Assignments (2019)
a. Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee – (Steve Lawrenson)
b. Blaine Chamber of Commerce – (Steve Lawrenson)
c. Finance Committee (Steve Lawrenson)
d. Boys and Girls Club – (Alicia Rule)
e. Port of Bellingham – (Alicia Rule)
f. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – (Charlie Hawkins)
g. Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – (Charlie Hawkins)
h. Library Committee – (Mary Lou Steward)
i. Senior Center Liaison – (Mary Lou Steward)
j. WTA Board – (Eric Davidson)
k. Small Cities Partnership – (Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon)

K. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. White – Leasure Development Company 90-day follow up
b. Olympia legislative trip
c. Labor and Industries inspection
2. Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner
3. Police Chief – Donnell Tanksley
4. Finance – Jeff Lazenby

L. CALENDARS
Unless noted, all meetings are held at Blaine City Hall, 435 Martin Street, Suite 4000, and are open to the public. Agendas can be found on the City’s website.

Thursday, January 9
9am – Park and Cemetery Board

Thursday, January 9
10am – Public Works Advisory Committee
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave

Thursday, January 9
6pm – Planning Commission

Monday, January 13
4:00pm – Study Session – Board, Commission, and Committee Interviews
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, January 14
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting

Friday, January 17
9:00am – Special City Council Meeting

Monday, January 20
City offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 27
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

N. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 7:00 PM
1. To discuss collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b).
2. To discuss potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(I).

P. ADJOURN

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirement: The meeting locations 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 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending. Thank you.