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Date:
October 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, October 28, 2019


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

Monday, October 28, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION:  4:00 PM – 2020 General Fund 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: Jaime Arnett, Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Steve Lawrenson, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward.

C. PRESENTATION – Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs – Briahna Murray 

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

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

F. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1.

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: $984,634.74
2. Approval of October 14, 2019, City Council Minutes
3. Contract Amendment for City Clerk

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. 2020 Revenue and Property Tax Levy
2. Resolution 1781-19, Opposing Initiative Measure No. 976, an initiative seeking to repeal authority to impose certain vehicle taxes, change vehicle valuation laws, and limit motor vehicle license fees to $30.00.

I. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Resolution 1781-19, Opposing Initiative Measure No. 976, an initiative seeking to repeal authority to impose certain vehicle taxes, change vehicle valuation laws, and limit motor vehicle license fees to $30.00. (Jones)
2. 2020 Legislative Agenda. (Jones)

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

K. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager
a. North Sound Transportation Alliance (NSTA)
b. 665 Peace Portal Drive
2. Community Development Services
a. Department update
3. Public Works
a. Projects update

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, November 11
City Offices Closed – Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 12
4pm – Study Session – 2020 Enterprise Funds Budget (Utilities)
6pm – Regular City Council meeting
Public Hearing: 2020 Budget
Public Hearing: Gateway Local Improvement District Formation 
 
Thursday, November 14
9am – Park and Cemetery Board

Thursday, November 14
2pm – Public Works Advisory Committee
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Thursday, November 14
6pm – Planning Commission

M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

N. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM - to review the performance of a public employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g). The executive session should last approximately 20 minutes.

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.