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Date:
November 8, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, November 8, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE

Zoom


CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, November 8, 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 watch the meeting live, click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6326365553?pwd=MnhJQlFiU2hxWC9TcU9sN1J0N3VUUT09


Follow the instructions given by Zoom. More information can be found at the bottom of the agenda.

Dial by your location:

    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

    888 475 4499 US Toll-free

    833 548 0276 US Toll-free

    833 548 0282 US Toll-free

    877 853 5257 US Toll-free

Meeting ID:         632 636 5553

Participant ID:     #

Passcode:         427636

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbJrd5WOxa 


A.    STUDY SESSION:     4:30 PM – 2022 Budget. 


B.    CALL TO ORDER:

Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Mayor Onyon


ROLL CALL

COUNCILMEMBERS: Garth Baldwin, Eric Davidson, Sukhwant Singh Gill, Charlie Hawkins, Richard May, Bonnie Onyon, and Mary Lou Steward.


C.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION – If you wish to speak during the audience participation portion of the meeting, please use the “raise your hand” function via Zoom. Instructions on how to do this are at the bottom of the agenda. 


D.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

       1.    Email dated November 1, 2021, from Samuel Crawford, regarding the filing of the preliminary 2022 budget. 

       2.    Email dated November 3, 2021, from Erica Haywood, regarding the Subway in Blaine. 


E.    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: $358,629.98

       2.    Wire Register: $340,026.26

       3.    Approval of Payroll: $593,845.64

       4.    Approval of October 25, 2021, City Council Minutes.

       5.    Approval of November 1, 2021, Special City Council Minutes.

       6.    Switch Farm Bid Award – Potelco.

       7.    Switch Farm Amendment 1 – Braaksma Engineering.

       8.    Switch Farm Sole Source Material Purchase.

       9.    Sole Source Purchase Items for Inventory – Transformers.


F.    PRESENTATION - Rate Study Presentation (FCS Group)


G.    PRESENTATION – Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Proposal for East Blaine Infrastructure Expansion. (Jones)


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. Testimony can also be sent to CityCouncil@cityofblaine.com. 

       1.    2022 Revenue and Property Tax Levy – Continued. (Heverling)

       2.    2022 Budget. (Heverling)


I.    COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS

       1.    Ordinance 21-2969, 2022 Revenue and Property Tax Levy. (Heverling)

       2.    Resolution 1860-21, Affirming the City Council’s intent to backfill unrealized 2020 lodging tax revenue in the 2022 budget with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support the design, engineering, and construction of the G Street Lighthouse Plaza Pavilion. (Pratschner)

              a.    Presentation

       3.    Resolution 1866-21, Adoption of the Whatcom County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. (Pratschner) 


J.    COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS

       1.    Council Reports


K.    DEPARTMENT REPORTS

       1.    City Manager – Michael Jones

              a.    Legislative Meetings

              b.    East Blaine Infrastructure Strategy

       2.    Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner

              a.    Whatcom County Planning Commission public hearing: Buildable Lands. 

       3.    Public Works Department – Bernie Ziemianek

              a.    Sewer Update

       4.    Police Department – Lt. Michael Munden

              a.    Hiring Update


L.    CALENDARS

Due to Governor Inslee’s proclamation in response to COVID-19, this City Council meeting will be conducted remotely. Information on how to watch 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 location may change. 


Tuesday, November 9

8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) Meeting *CANCELED*


Thursday, November 11

City Offices Closed – Veteran’s Day


Thursday, November 11

9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting *CANCELED*


Monday, November 15

4:30pm – Special City Council Meeting


Monday, November 22

4:30pm – Study Session: 2022 Budget

6:00pm – City Council Meeting


Tuesday, November 23

3:00pm – Civil Service Commission Meeting


Thursday, November 25

City Offices Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday


Friday, November 26

City Offices Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday


Wednesday, December 1

9:00am – Arts Commission Meeting


Contact information for staff and Councilmembers can be found on the City’s website.


M.    COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS


N.    COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS


O.    EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM – to discuss performance of a public employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g), and potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (I)(iii) with no action to be taken. 


P.    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.

Are you interested in learning more about the City’s budget? Here is a link to an informative video on the budget process: https://youtu.be/FDxDiNZYb8A.


Information on how to view or listen to this City Council Meeting live is below.


Meeting Details

For information on how to join a Zoom meeting via web browser, please read our advice here:

How to Use Zoom Meeting


Follow the instructions below to join the meeting by desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone:

       1.    Click the link to join the meeting:  

              https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6326365553?pwd=MnhJQlFiU2hxWC9TcU9sN1J0N3VUUT09


***Please make note of the meeting ID and password prior to clicking the link to join the meeting. You may need to enter them when you enter the meeting.***


Meeting ID:         632 636 5553

Participant ID:     #

Passcode:         427636


Follow the instructions below if you want to give testimony during audience participation or public hearing. Please note that only testimony on the public hearing topic will be placed into the record. 

    

       2.    When the Chair opens the Audience Participation or Public Hearing, please “raise your hand” (via the “raise hand” option in Zoom) and you will be placed in a queue. When it is your time to speak, the Zoom moderator will call on you and provide you five minutes to make your comments (if you're not planning on providing public comment, no action is required once you join the meeting).


For information on how to use the Raise Hand function in Zoom, please read our advice here:

Zoom Tips on Raising Your Hand


Follow the instructions below to join the meeting via telephone:

Use your phone to dial into the meeting for higher audio quality (you will still need to use your web browser to follow along with the presentation). Call one of the numbers below and follow the instructions:

Dial by your location:

    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

    888 475 4499 US Toll-free

    833 548 0276 US Toll-free

    833 548 0282 US Toll-free

    877 853 5257 US Toll-free

Meeting ID:     632 636 5553

Participant ID:     #

Passcode:         427636

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbJrd5WOxa


All callers will be placed on mute until called upon to speak. Otherwise, callers will be placed on mute for the entirety of the meeting. 

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