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Date:
February 22, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, February 22, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE
Zoom

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
Monday, February 22, 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 one of the numbers below:
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
833 548 0276 US Toll-free
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Follow the instructions given by Zoom. 
Meeting ID: 883 2048 9045
Passcode: 653163

A. 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.

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

C. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated February 11, 2021, from Bernie Ziemianek, regarding a Birch Bay Water and Sewer District water line break. 

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: $185,724.31
2. Approval of February 8, 2021, City Council Minutes.

E. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Resolution 1844-21, A Resolution to Accept, Reject, or Geographically Modify the Rooney Petition for Annexation into the City of Blaine Pursuant to RCW 35A.14.130. (Pratschner)
2. Resolution 1846-21, A Resolution Identifying the Blaine City Manager as the Facilitator for the Limited Power of Attorney Authorized by the Outside Utilities Agreement Recorded Under Auditors File Number 2020603045. (Pratschner)
3. Ordinance 21-2954, confirming the assessment roll for Local Improvement District No. 36 (Gateway Manufacturing Area) to finance certain stormwater improvements, as provided by Ordinance No. 19-2937, levying and assessing the cost against the property as shown on the assessment roll, and prohibiting connection to the stormwater improvements for those properties that have not been assessed as shown on the assessment roll without City Council approval. (Ziemianek)
4. Ordinance 21-2955, Adopting temporary emergency hazard pay for grocery store workers in stores larger than 10,000 square feet. (May)
5. Amendment five to the purchase and sale agreement between White-Leasure and the City of Blaine. (Jones)
6. Resolution 1842-21, A Resolution Initiating the 2021 Docket of Amendments to the City of Blaine Comprehensive Plan. (Pratschner)
7. Resolution 1843-21, A Resolution Initiating Text Amendments to the City of Blaine Municipal Code (Title 17). (Pratschner)
8. Clarify the Intent of the Match Requirement for the $10,000 2021 Lodging Tax Grant Received by Drayton Harbor Maritime for Restoration of a Diamond NN59 Sailboat. (Pratschner)
9. Resolution 1845-21, Review of Outdoor Business Operations Emergency Order. (Jones)

F. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Other Council Reports

G. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Legislative Updates
2. Finance Department – Jeffrey Lazenby
a. Year End Report
3. Police Department – Chief Tank
a. Hiring Update

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. 

Thursday, February 25
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting
Public Hearing – Variance for Cedar Court Apartments

Monday, March 8
6:00pm – City Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 9
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, March 11
9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, March 22
6:00pm – City Council Meeting

Thursday, March 25
6:00pm – Planning Commission 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. COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. Letter to Governor Inslee regarding the Roadmap to Recovery Reopening Plan.

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.