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Date:
October 9, 2023
Time:
6:00 PM
Address:
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, October 9, 2023


CITY OF BLAINE

Council Chambers and Zoom


CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, October 9, 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:     4:00 PM – 2024 Budget: Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), Enterprise Funds, and BTAC


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.    Judge Bobbink – Recognition.  


D.    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.    ORDINANCE 23-3005, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BLAINE COUNCIL AMENDING BMC 17.68.120.A.1 TO ELIMINATE THE EXCLUSION OF MANUFACTURED AND MOBILE HOMES TO REMEDY AN INCONSISTENCY WITH STATE LAW AND AMENDING TABLE 17.68.C OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO INCLUDE MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS, CONSISTENT WITH PERMITTED USES IN THE PLANNED RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT AS LISTED IN BMC 17.42.020.


E.    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.


F.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

       1.    Email dated September 29, 2023, from Jay Taber, regarding revenues.  


G.    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: $299,591.97

       2.    Wire Register: $279,939.34

       3.    Approval of Payroll: $756,934.67

       4.    Approval of September 25, 2023 City Council Minutes.

       5.    Equipment rental for pressure washing 330-zone and 171-zone water reservoirs. 


H.    COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS

       1.    Draft Ordinance 23-3005, Manufactured Homes Parks. (Wenger)

       2.    Downtown Revitalization Design. (Harmon/Gandhi)


I.    COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS


J.    DEPARTMENT REPORTS

       1.    Community Development Services Department – Alex Wenger


K.    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, October 9

4:00pm – 2024 Budget: Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), Enterprise Funds, and BTAC

6:00pm – City Council Meeting: Public Hearing – ORDINANCE 23-3005


Tuesday, October 10

8:30am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) Meeting 


Thursday, October 12

9:00am – Parks and Cemetery Board Meeting

6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting


Monday, October 23

5:30pm – Study Session: Town Hall Meeting

6:00pm – City Council Meeting: Public Hearings on 2024 Budget and 2024 Property Tax.


Tuesday, October 24

3:30pm – Civil Service Commission


Thursday, November 9

9:00am – Parks and Cemetery Board Meeting

6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting


Friday, November 10

City Offices Closed – Observance of Veterans Day


Monday, November 13

6:00pm – City Council Meeting: Public Hearing on the 2024 Budget. 


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


L.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS


M.    COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS


N.    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

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:  

For members of the public who want to watch the meeting live, click on 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:

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:

Zoom Tips on Raising Your Hand


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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