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Date:
October 22, 2018
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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Regular City Council Meeting

Monday, October 22, 2018


CITY OF BLAINE
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, October 22, 2018

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: 5:30 – MRSC Small Works and On-Call and Vendor Roster
5:45 – Police School Resource Officer 2018 Funding Budget Amendment

B. CALL TO ORDER
Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance **Please turn off all cell phones and other electronics that may interfere with the sound system** 

ROLL CALL:  
COUNCILMEMBERS: Charlie Hawkins, Steve Lawrenson, Meg Olson, Bonnie Onyon, and Alicia Rule. Eric Davidson and Mary Lou Steward requested to be excused.

C. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
Sign-up/Comment Sheet located in Council Chambers before Meeting
1.

D. FIRE CHIEF’S REPORT
1. North Whatcom Fire Update – Chief Hollander

E. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated October 8, 2018, from Dennis Olason, regarding the Blaine Health Assessment.
2. Email dated October 11, 2018, from Dean Berkeley, regarding moving the Customs and Border Patrol and BNSF Inspection Station.
3. Email dated October 11, 2018, from Dean Berkeley, regarding Rich Bosman.
4. Letter dated October 12, 2018, from Joel Douglas, regarding Veterans Assistance Fund.
5. Email dated October 15, 2018, from Mayor Onyon, regarding the shooting incident in Birch Bay. 

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. Voucher Memo: 
Approval of Bills: $155,025.62
2. Approval of October 8, 2018, Council Meeting Minutes
3. Approval of October 15, 2018, Study Session Minutes
4. Interlocal Agreement with Birch Bay Water and Sewer District for shared professional service and water conservation costs.

G. 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.

1. 2019 Revenue and Property Tax Levy

H. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Resolution 1743-18, authorizing the City Manager to sign the MRSC Roster Contract.
2. Ordinance 18-2919, amending the 2018 Budget to authorize one additional Police Department full time equivalent position.
3. Award Contract to Dimensional Communications, Inc. for Council Chamber Audio Equipment.

I. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS 
1. Blaine Tourism and Advisory Committee – Steve Lawrenson
2. Blaine Chamber of Commerce – Steve Lawrenson
3. Boys and Girls Club – Alicia Rule 
4. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
5. Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
6. Library Committee – Meg Olson
7. Senior Center Liaison – Meg Olson
8. WTA Board – Eric Davidson
9. Public Works Advisory Committee – Mary Lou Steward and Eric Davidson
10. Whatcom Council of Governments – Bonnie Onyon
11. Small Cities Caucus – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon

J. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
a. Project Updates
b. East Blaine Infrastructure status
2. Community Development Services
a. Park and Cemetery Board update
3. Police Department
a. Ludwick & Grant Avenue Parking
b. Police Station Open House
c. Facebook video post
4. City Manager
a. Fern Street Rental
b. Downtown Residential Jumpstart Committee
c. Draft 2019 Legislative Agenda

K. CALENDARS 
Unless noted, all meetings are held at City Hall, 435 Martin Street, Suite 4000, and are open to the public. Agendas can be found on the City’s website.

Thursday, October 25
7 pm - Planning Commission - CANCELED

Monday, November 5
4:30pm Study Session - General Fund Budget

Thursday, November 8
9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board

Thursday, November 8
10 am - Public Works Advisory Committee
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

L. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

M. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

N. ADJOURN

Americans with Disability 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, 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending.   Thank you.