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Date:
July 8, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, July 8, 2019


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

Monday, July 8, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: 5:00 PM – Council Retreat Follow-Up Regarding Housing
5:30 PM – Council Retreat Follow-Up Regarding Green Practices

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, Steve Lawrenson, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward. Charlie Hawkins requested to be excused.

C. OATH OF OFFICE FOR A NEW POLICE OFFICER - BRYAN BEAULIEU

D. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
1.

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

F. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated June 27, 2019, from Debbie Harger, regarding a Bellingham Whatcom Tourism link that promotes Blaine’s summer events.
2. Email dated June 30, 2019, from William Ruckelshaus, regarding a Road Map to Washington’s Future Project final report.
3. Email dated July 1, 2019, from Jeffrey Lazenby, regarding Interim Financing for Gateway Stormwater Pond Project.

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: $255,858.43, Wire Register: $279,722.32
2. Approval of Payroll: $607,714.47
3. Approval of May 23, 2019, City Council Retreat Minutes
4. Approval of June 24, 2019, City Council Minutes
5. Approval of July 2, 2019, Special City Council Minutes
6. Resolution 1763-19, Providing for a loan to the Stormwater Capital fund 425.438 from the Water Capital Fund 410.413 in order to provide for interim construction funding for the Gateway Regional Stormwater Detention Pond Project.

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. Continued Public Hearing – Multi-Family Property Tax Exemption.
2. Considering the declaration of the property at 344 H Street (Lots 20-23, Block 32 of Plat of City of Blaine) land, building and contents to be surplus property. 344 H Street is the former City Hall building/property for the City of Blaine, WA.

I. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Ordinance 19-2927, designating a residential targeted area and adopting Chapter 5.52 of the Blaine Municipal Code for the purpose of creating a multifamily tax exemption as authorized by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 84.14.
2. Resolution 1761-19, declaring 344 H Street (Lots 20-23, Block 32 of Plat of City of Blaine) land, building and contents to be surplus property.
3. Bid Award to construct Gateway Regional Storm Project.
4. Resolution 1765-19, to seek designation of all unincorporated portions of Drayton Harbor Aquatic Area, Tidelands and Shoreline as a no shooting zone pursuant to Whatcom County Code 9.32.
5. Considering a collective bargaining agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Matt Herzog Lodge 24.

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

K. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager
1. East Blaine Infrastructure Groundbreaking Ceremony
2.   CGI Communications
2. Public Works
1. Project Updates
3. Community Development Services
1. Development Project Updates

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.

Tuesday, July 9
8am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, July 11
9am – Park and Cemetery Board

Thursday, July 11
2pm – Public Works Advisory Committee 
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Thursday, July 11
7pm – Planning Commission – CANCELLED

Monday, July 22
6pm – Regular City Council meeting

Thursday, July 25
7pm – Planning Commission

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) 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.