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Date:
April 26, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, April 26, 2021


 CITY OF BLAINE
Zoom

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
Monday, April 26, 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 on the link below:
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For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call one of the numbers below:
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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kTcXwIH5m 

Follow the instructions given by Zoom. More information can be found at the bottom of the agenda.
Meeting ID: 868 4170 9993
Passcode: 383146

A. STUDY SESSION: 4:30 PM – Department Work Plans

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. FIRE MARSHAL’S REPORT
1. North Whatcom Fire Update

D. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated April 13, 2021, from Chief Tank, regarding the recent arrest for the Semiahmoo homicide. 
2. Email dated April 13, 2021, from Michael Jones, regarding an update on Family Care Network. 
3. Letter dated April 15, 2021, from Blossom Management Corporation, regarding a proposal to the City. 
4. Email dated April 23, 2021, from Stacie Pratschner, regarding public notice and reschedule of public hearing for the annexation. 
5. Email dated April 23, 2021, from Stacie Pratschner, regarding the Whatcom Clean Water Program. 

E. PUBLIC HEARING WRITTEN TESTIMONY - Public Hearing postponed to May 10th City Council meeting
1. Email dated April 22, 2021, from Curtis Whitney, regarding 4455 H Street Annexation.
2. Email dated April 22, 2021, from Thomas Frey, regarding H Street Road Annexation.
3. Email dated April 23, 2021, from Thomas Frey, regarding H Street Road Annexation. 

F. CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
1. Lt. Ryan King’s Retirement

G. PRESENTATION
1. LEAD: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion – presented by Vanessa Martin, Administrative Manager of the Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
2. Blaine Senior Center Reopening – Kathy Sitker, Senior Center Director.

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: $100,392.91
2. Approval of March 22, 2021, City Council Minutes. 
3. Approval of April 12, 2021, Special City Council Minutes.
4. Approval or April 12, 2021, City Council Minutes.
5. Professional Service Agreement – FCS Group 2021 Wastewater Rate Update.
6. Professional Service Agreement – FCS Group 2021 Water Rate Update.

I. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Ordinance 21-2956, Overturning the Planning Commission decision and approve the Community Assistance Program Center Conditional Use Permit. (Pratschner) 

J. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Whatcom County Border Task Force – Michael Jones
2. Other Council Reports

K. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. ARP Act – Preliminary use of ARPA funds proposal
b. Federal appropriations requests
2. Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner
a. Modifications for Plaza Use
3. Police Department – Chief Tanksley
a. Job Postings

L. 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. 

Monday, May 10
6:00pm – City Council Meeting

Monday, May 11
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 13
9:00am – Parks and Cemetery Board Meeting
2:00pm – Public Works Advisory Committee Meeting 
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, May 24
6:00pm – City Council Meeting

Thursday, May 27
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, May 31
City Offices Closed – Memorial Day

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

M. COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS

N. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

O. 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.