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Date:
February 25, 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, February 25, 2019


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

Monday, February 25, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: 5:00 PM – Whatcom Council of Governments WCOG – Passenger Vehicle Study
5:45 PM – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) Interview

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

C. POLICE OFFICER SWEARING IN – Keith Olson

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. Letter dated February 19, 2019, from Stephen and Dana Novak, regarding Woodberry PUD.
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: $135,349.14
2. Approval of February 11, 2019, City Council Minutes
3. Ratification of Professional Services Agreement (PSA) Murrysmith – SCADA Master Plan
4. Ratification of Bid Award – H Street End Repair

H. 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. Proposed Business and Occupation (B&O) Tax

I. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Ordinance 19-2924, Implementing a Business and Occupation Tax
2. Appointments to the Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC)
3. Resolution 1752-19, Approving the 2019 Comprehensive Plan amendment docket

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
3. Police 
4. City Manager

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.

Thursday, February 28
5 pm – Planning Commission Work Session – Woodberry-Planned Unit Development & Preliminary Plat
7 pm – Planning Commission Meeting
Public Meeting – Woodberry – Planned Unit Development & Preliminary Plat 
Public Hearing (continued) – Marin PUD Amendment
Public Hearing – Verizon Bel Drayton - Shoreline Variance, Shoreline Substantial and Conditional Use

Monday, March 11
6pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 12
8 am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, March 14
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting

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

Thursday, March 14
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting

Monday, March 25
6pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Thursday, March 28
7 pm – Planning Commission meeting

M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

N. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 6:30 PM - to discuss collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b).

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.