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Date:
December 9, 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, December 9, 2019


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

Monday, December 9, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: 4:30 PM – New Library Design and Funding  
5:30 PM – Water Comp Plan – Fire Flow

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** 

C. CITY COUNCILMEMBER OATH OF OFFICE – Garth Baldwin

D. ROLL CALL:   
COUNCILMEMBERS: Garth Baldwin, Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Steve Lawrenson, Bonnie Onyon, and Alicia Rule. Mary Lou Steward requested to be excused. 

E. CITY COUNCILMEMBER APPRECIATION – Steve Lawrenson

F. PRESENTATION – Dr. Christopher Granger, Blaine School District Superintendent

G. 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.

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

I. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated November 27, 2019, from Michael Jones, regarding Wayfinding Funding Strategy.
2. Email dated December 2, 2019, from Dana Briggs, regarding Climate Change.
3. Email dated December 2, 2019, from Dana Briggs, regarding Climate Change.
4. Email dated December 4, 2019, from Michael Jones, regarding the proposed no shooting zone.

J. 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: $277,086.72, Wire Register: $376,571.12
2. Approval of Payroll: $615,927.40
3. Approval of November 25, 2019, City Council Minutes
4. Approve Resolution 1783-19, Designating the official newspaper for the City of Blaine for the 2020 calendar year.
5. Approve Resolution 1784-19, Setting the schedule for regular Blaine City Council Meetings for 2020.

K. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Request for Final Plat approval of Bridges Plat, Phase I. (Pratschner)
2. Approving Ordinance 19-2939, Adopting the budget for fiscal year 2020. (Lazenby)
3. Approving Resolution 1785-19, Updating the Unified Fee Schedule for 2020. (Lazenby)
4. Approving Ordinance 19-2940, Revising Chapter 3.81 of the Blaine Municipal Code and Adopting a new Chapter 3.82 of the Blaine Municipal Code. (Lazenby)
5. Authorizing the Public Works Director to submit the water system plan to the Department of Health for final approval. (Whitewolf)
6. Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Amendment Between Whatcom County and the Cities of Whatcom County For The Purpose Of Administering Funds Generated As A Result Of RCW 36.22.178 and RCW 82.14.540. (Jones)
7. Approve Resolution 1786-19, Eliminating the use of paper agendas for City Council Meetings. (Crawford) 

L. 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

M. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager
2. Public Works
3. Community Development Services
4. City Clerk
1. December 23, 2019, City Council Meeting

N. 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, December 9
4:30pm – Study Session – New Library Design and Funding  
5:30pm – Study Session – Water Comp Plan – Fire Flow
6pm – Regular City Council meeting

Tuesday, December 10
8am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) – CANCELLED

Thursday, December 12
9am – Park and Cemetery Board - CANCELLED

Thursday, December 12
10am – Public Works Advisory Committee
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Thursday, December 12
6pm – Planning Commission
Public Hearing: 2019 Docket
Public Hearing: Shoreline Substantial Development Permit – Sundance Yachts

Monday, December 23
9am – Regular City Council meeting

Monday, December 25
City Offices Closed – Christmas Day

Thursday, December 26
6pm – Planning Commission – CANCELLED 

O. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

P. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

Q. 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).

R. 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.