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Date:
November 26, 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, November 26, 2018


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

Monday, November 26, 2018

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: - 5:30 PM – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) 2019 Budget

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: Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Steve Lawrenson, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward.

C. PRESENTATION
1. Chewter’s Chocolates

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

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

F. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. None.

G. GATEWAY PROPERTY MARKETING REPORT
1. Windermere Real Estate – Mike Kent

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: $683,357.98
2. Approval of November 13, 2018, City Council Minutes
3. Development Agreement with the Port of Bellingham for Deferral of Water Main Improvements

I. 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 Budget

J. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 6:30 PM - to discuss sale of real property pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(c). 

K. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Consideration of Chewter’s Chocolates letter of intent to enter into purchase and sale agreement.
 
L. 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 – Mary Lou Steward
7. Senior Center Liaison – Mary Lou Steward
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

M. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
a. Project Updates
2. Community Development Services
3. Police Department
4. City Manager

N. 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.

Monday, December 10
6 pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 11
8 am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, December 13
10 am – Public Works Advisory Committee
 Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Thursday, December 13
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting 
Public Hearing – Marin PUD Amendment
Public Hearing – Flood Hazard Regulations Update

Monday, December 24
9 am – City Council Meeting.

Tuesday, December 25 
City offices will be closed in observance of Christmas

Thursday, December 27
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting – CANCELED 

O. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

P. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

Q. ADJOURN

Following the council meeting, the council will convene in closed session to discuss collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b).

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.