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Date:
July 10, 2023
Time:
6:00 PM
Address:
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, July 10, 2023


CITY OF BLAINE

Zoom


CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, July 10, 2023

6:00 PM


Mary Lou Steward – Mayor

Richard May – Mayor Pro Tem


This City Council meeting will be conducted in-person and virtually. Councilmembers and the public will be in attendance in the City Council Chambers. Those wishing to listen or watch the meeting live will be able to call one of the numbers below, or click the link to watch the live stream. Other than the audience participation portion or a public hearing, 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


For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call one of the numbers below:

    +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/kbVzu9PCmA



A.    STUDY SESSION:      5:30 PM – Legislative Update: Gordon Thomas Honeywell Government Relations


B.    CALL TO ORDER

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


ROLL CALL

COUNCILMEMBERS: Garth Baldwin, Eric Davidson, Kerena Higgins, Mike Hill, Rhyan Lopez, Richard May, and Mary Lou Steward.  


C.    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.    A public hearing to consider Ordinance No. 23-2997 recently approved by the City Council imposing a moratorium on the filing, acceptance, and processing of new applications for any manufactured home parks. If confirmed, the moratorium would remain in effect until November 22nd, 2023.


Written Testimony:

       1.    Jackie Braverman, regarding the moratorium.

       2.    Gurdeep Bains, regarding manufactured home parks.

       3.    Marci McCarthy, regarding the moratorium.

       4.    NEW. Marija Booth, regarding Manufactured Home zoning text amendments.

       5.    NEW. Bob Boule, regarding senior planned mobile home parks.

       6.    NEW. Inger Brockman, regarding the moratorium.

D.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - Sign-up/Comment Sheet is located in the Council Chambers before the meeting. Members of the audience will have three minutes to speak. If you plan on commenting remotely via Zoom, instructions on how to comment are included at the bottom of the agenda. Audience members speaking remotely will be asked to participate first. After the remote audience participation is over, in-person speakers will be asked to speak.


E.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

       1.    Letter from Kathleen Capson on June 27, 2023, regarding Downtown Advisory recommendations.

       2.    Letter from Bill Becht on June 27, 2023, regarding proposed Amtrak stop in Blaine.

       3.    Email from Kay Dee Powell on June 30, 2023, regarding empty storefront windows.

       4.    Email from Kathy Wright on July 5, 2023, regarding fireworks.

       5.    NEW. Email from Katherine Lerner on July 7, 2023, regarding proposed zoning changes.

       6.    NEW. Email from Jay Taber on July 8, 2023, regarding downtown revitalization.

       7.    NEW. Email from Jay Taber on July 8, 2023, regarding downtown zoning.

       8.    NEW. Letter from Bill Becht on July 10, 2023, regarding downtown height restrictions and Amtrack.

       9.    NEW. Letter from Carolyn Anderson on July 10, 2023, regarding downtown zoning changes.

       10.    NEW. Letter from Glen Pentland on July 10, 2023, regarding Downtown Advisory recommendations.


F.    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.    Approval of Bills: $321,659.31

       2.    Wire Register: $228,461.05

       3.    Approval of Payroll: $756,039.87

       4.    Approval of June 12, 2023, City Council Minutes.

       5.    Approval of June 26, 2023 City Council Minutes.

       6.    Bid for Chopper Pumps for Wastewater Treatment Plant.


G.    COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS

       1.    Ordinance 23-3002, An Ordinance of the City of Blaine, Washington, Readopting the Findings of Fact Set Forth in Ordinance 23-2997 (Harmon)

       2.    Resolution 1923-23, A Resolution of the City of Blaine Council to Include the Policy Recommendations of the ad hoc Downtown Advisory Committee on Community Development Services Legislative Work Program for further review by the Public, the Planning Commission, and City Council (Pratschner)

       3.    Resolution 1925-23, A Resolution of the City of Blaine Council to Adopt a Work Plan for 2023 Land Use Text Amendments (Pratschner)

       4.    Resolution 1926-23, A Resolution of the City of Blaine Council Affirming Amendments and Recognizing the Mid-Year Docketing Opportunity for the 2023 Docket of Amendments to the City of Blaine Comprehensive Plan as authorized by Blaine Municipal Code (BMC) 16.04.070 and Resolution 1912-23 (Pratschner)

       5.    Reimbursable Agreement between the City of Blaine and Bonneville Power Administration (Gandhi)

       6.    Resolution 1928-23, A Resolution of the City of Blaine Council to Authorize Certain Powers and Duties of the City Manager and the City Attorney. (Harmon)


H.    COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS



I.    DEPARTMENT REPORTS

       1.    City Manager – Michael Harmon

       2.    Community Development Director - Stacie Pratschner – Open Planning Commission seat – Midyear Building Permit report

       3.    Finance Director – Daniel Heverling – Budget Update


J.    CALENDARS

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, July 10

5:30pm – Study Session – Legislative Update

6:00pm – City Council Meeting 

Public Hearing: Moratorium – Ordinance 23-2997


Thursday, July 13

9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting

6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting


Monday, July 24

9:30am – Special City Council Meeting

6:00pm – City Council Meeting *CANCELLED*


Tuesday, July 25

3:30pm – Civil Service Commission Meeting


Thursday, August 10

9:00am – Parks and Cemetery Board Meeting

6:00pm – Planning Commissions Meeting


Monday, July 14

6:00pm – City Council Meeting


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


K.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS


L.    COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS


M.    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.




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


Meeting Details

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

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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:

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/kbVzu9PCmA


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:

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For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call one of the numbers below:

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/kbVzu9PCmA



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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