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Date:
January 11, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, January 11, 2021


 
CITY OF BLAINE
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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, January 11, 2021

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon – Mayor
Mary Lou Steward – Mayor Pro Tem

Due to Governor Inslee’s proclamation in response to COVID-19, this City Council meeting will be conducted entirely through teleconference. Councilmembers will separately call into the meeting and the public will be able to listen live as the meeting happens. All callers will be muted during the meeting. All City Council meeting recordings are on the City’s website. Instructions on how to listen live to the City Council meeting are below:

For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call the number below (Toll-Free):
1-866-899-4679

Follow the instructions given by GoToMeeting. The Access Code is below: 
704-308-741

A. CALL TO ORDER:
Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Mayor Onyon

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

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

C. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. None

D. 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: $85,888.63
2. Approval of 2020 Open Period Bills: $204,205.61
3. Wire Register: $314,491.58
4. Approval of Payroll: $627,937.17
5. Approval of December 28, 2020 City Council Minutes.

E. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Amendment to the Purchase and Sale Agreement with Family Care Network for the purchase of City property. (Jones)
2. Agreement with Chinook Holdings for payment of LID No. 36 assessment. (Jones/Sitkin)
3. Setting a public hearing for Local Improvement District No. 36 final assessment role. (Ziemianek) 

F. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Whatcom County Mayors Monthly Meeting – Bonnie Onyon
2. Council Reports

G. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Legislative Agenda Update
i. HB 1069 -Concerning local government fiscal flexibility.
ii. HB 1056 -Concerning open public meeting notice requirements and declared emergencies.
b. City Property Sale Update
2. Community Development Service – Stacie Pratschner
a. Downtown Decorative Lighting

H. CALENDARS
Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Proclamation, meetings are now only open to the public telephonically. Information on how to listen to the meeting live will be on the City Council agenda which is located on the City’s website homepage under Your Government, City Council, City Council Agenda. Please check the agenda prior to each meeting as the call in number or location may change. 

Tuesday, January 12
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, January 14
9:00am – Parks and Cemetery Board
6:00pm – Planning Commission

Monday, January 18
City Offices Closed – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 19
9:00am – Special City Council Meeting

Monday, January 25
6:00pm – City Council Meeting

All City offices are currently closed to the public. Contact information for staff and Councilmembers can be found on the City’s website.

I. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

J. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

K. ADJOURN

Americans with Disabilities 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 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending. Thank you.