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Date:
November 12, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: 4:00 PM – 2020 Streets and Enterprise Funds Budget (Utilities)

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. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - This time on the agenda is an opportunity for anyone to  
speak to the City Council about any topic except items scheduled on the agenda for a public hearing that same day, or items that have had a public hearing and are still under City Council deliberation. Comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.
1.

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

E. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated October 30, 2019, from Lt. King, regarding the heavy police presence on Peace Portal.
2. Email dated November 7, 2019, from Doug Dahl, regarding the World Day of Rememberance Invitation. 

F. 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: $1,569,710.20, Wire Register: $666,715.23
2. Approval of Payroll: $676,206.28
3. Approval of October 28, 2019, City Council Minutes
4. Professional Service Agreement Amendment with Associated Project Consultants for the East Blaine Infrastructure project. (Whitewolf)

G. 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 Budget. (Lazenby)
2. Gateway Local Improvement District (LID) Formation. (Whitewolf)

H. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Ordinance 19-2936, Relating to the setting of the Ad Valorem tax levies for 2020 and setting forth the increase for the regular property tax levy. (Lazenby)
2. Ordinance 19-2937, ordering certain local improvements and creating a local improvement district to finance storm water improvements (including public trail and wetland mitigation) within a portion of the area in the City’s Gateway Manufacturing zoning district south of H St., east of State Route 543 and north of Pipeline Road, and providing for the payment of the cost of such improvements by special assessments. (Whitewolf)
3. Ordinance 19-2938, Modifying Blaine Municipal Code (BMC) Title 15: Buildings and Construction to update Chapter 15.04 – Building Codes and Chapter 15.08 – Fire Prevention. (Pratschner)
 
I. 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

J. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager
2. City Clerk
3. Public Works
4. Community Development Services

K. 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
8am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) 

Tuesday, November 12
4pm – Study Session – 2020 Streets and 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 - CANCELLED

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

Thursday, November 14
6pm – Planning Commission
Study Session: 2019 Docket

Monday, November 25
4pm – Study Session – 2020 Budget
5pm – Study Session – 2020 Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) Budget
6pm – Regular City Council meeting
Public Hearing: 2020 Budget

Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29
City Offices Closed – Thanksgiving 

Thursday, November 28
6pm – Planning Commission - CANCELLED

L. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

M. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

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

O. 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.