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Date:
January 28, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, January 28, 2019


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

Monday, January 28, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: 4:00 PM – Board and Committee Interviews
4:30 PM – Vacant City Council Seat Interviews

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

D. AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
1. Blaine Builder Award – Seraida Vazquez

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

F. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated January 15, 2019, from Gordon Smith, regarding Building C of the Marin Planned Unit Development Project.
2. Email dated January 16, 2019, from Christopher Taylor, regarding Marin Building C proposal.
3. Email dated January 18, 2019, from Peggy Richter, regarding Marin Building C proposal.
4. Email dated January 18, 2019, from Michael Sennett, regarding an article on birds.
5. Email dated January 19, 2019, from Paul Peterson, regarding his opposition to the Marin Building C proposal.
6. Email dated January 21, 2019, from Rick Beauregard, regarding the Woodberry PUD and Preliminary Plan.
7. Email dated January 22, 2019, from Helen Worley, regarding the Woodberry PUD.
8. Email dated January 23, 2019, from William McNally, regarding the Woodberry PUD.
9. Email dated January 24, 2019, from Sue Hammack, regarding her opposition to Woodberry Development.
10. Email dated January 24, 2019, from Turnberry Wood HOA, regarding Woodberry Development Plan.
11. Email dated January 24, 2019, from April Hashimoto, regarding Woodberry Development.
12. Email dated January 24, 2019, from Judy Bailey, regarding Woodberry Development.
13. Email dated January 24, 2019, from Terry Feist, regarding Woodberry Development.

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. Voucher Memo: 
Approval of Bills: $95,558.06
2. Approval of January 14, 2019, City Council Minutes
3. Approval of January 18, 2019, Special City Council Minutes
4. Approval of contract with Whatcom Humane Society for animal control
5. Ratification of contract with Element Solutions Semiahmoo Spit shoreline repair for post-storm recovery

H. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 6:30 PM - to evaluate qualifications of candidate for appointment to elective office per RCW 42.30.110(1)(h). 

I. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Vacant City Council Seat Appointment.
a. New Councilmember will be sworn in.
2. Appointment to the Planning Commission.
3. Appointment to the Park and Cemetery Board.
4. Resolution 1751-19, Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) rules amendment.
 
J. 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

K. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. Public Works
a. Project Updates
2. Community Development Services
a. Tourism Plan Update
3. City Manager
a. State Capital Trip – Legislative Agenda

L. 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, February 11
5 pm – Study Session – Business and Occupation Tax (B&O Tax) Proposal
6 pm – Regular City Council Meeting
    Public Hearing: Proposed Business and Occupation Tax (B&O Tax)

Tuesday, February 12
8 am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, February 14
9 am – Park and Cemetery Board
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting

Thursday, February 14
10 am – Public Works Advisory Committee
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Monday, February 18
City Offices will be closed in observance of Presidents Day

Thursday, February 21
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting

Monday, February 25
6pm – Regular City Council Meeting
   Public Hearing: Proposed Business and Occupation Tax (B&O Tax) 

M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

N. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS – Health Care Decision Day Proclamation

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 6:30 PM - to discuss collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b) and performance of a public employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g).

P. 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.