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Date:
March 9, 2020
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, March 9, 2020


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

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, March 9, 2020
6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon – Mayor
Mary Lou Steward – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: 4:30PM: Public Records Act (PRA) and Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) training.
5:30PM: Code Cities and a Requirement for a Hearing Examiner.

B. CALL TO ORDER
Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance **Please turn of all cell phones and other electronics that may interfere with the sound system**

ROLL CALL
COUNCILMEMBERS: Garth Baldwin, Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Richard May, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward.

C. PRESENTATION – Census 2020 – Whatcom Counts Complete Count Committee (WCCC) by Sara Bernardy

D. 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.

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

F. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated February 24, 2020, from Matt Berry, regarding a Drayton Harbor no shooting zone compromise
2. Letter dated March 4, 2020, from owners of Beachwalker Villas, regarding the Beachwalker Trail and Easement

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: $283,621.08
2. Approval of Payroll: $649,812.95
3. Approval of Advance Pay: $8,522.90
4. Approval of February 24, 2020, City Council Minutes
5. Resolution 1798-20, Declaring certain city property as surplus

H. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Bid Award for Wellhouse 5 Rehabilitation. (Whitewolf)
2. Ordinance 20-2943, Disposition of the Comprehensive Plan 2019 Docket. (Pratschner)
3. Proposed Interlocal Agreement for Interim Procedures to Amend the County-wide Planning Policies. (Pratschner)

I. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee – Eric Davidson
2. Blaine Chamber of Commerce Liaison– Richard May
3. Boys and Girls Club Liaison – 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 Liaison – Mary Lou Steward
8. Senior Center Liaison – Mary Lou Steward
9. WTA Board – Eric Davidson
10. Small Cities Partnership – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon
11. Whatcom Council of Governments – Bonnie Onyon
12. Public Works Advisory Committee – Garth Baldwin and Richard May

J. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Labor & Industries (L&I) Report
b. COVID-19
2. Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner

K. CALENDARS
Unless noted, all meetings are held at Blaine City Hall, 435 Martin Street, Suite 4000, and are open to the public. Agendas can be found on the City’s website.

Thursday, March 12
9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting

Thursday, March 12
2:00pm – Public Works Advisory Committee
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave

Monday, March 23
5:00pm – Study Session – New Blaine Library
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Thursday, March 26
7:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting
Public Hearing for the Gateway North General Binding Site Plan

Monday, April 13
5:00pm – Study Session – LEMAP Report
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Monday, April 27
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

L. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

M. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

N. EXECUTIVE SESSION: 
1. RCW 42.30.110(i) To discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforcement actions, or to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency litigation or potential litigation to which the agency, the governing body, or a member acting in an official capacity is, or is likely to become, a party, when public knowledge regarding the discussion is likely to result in an adverse legal or financial consequence to the agency. 
2. RCW 42.30.110 (g) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee.

O. ADJOURN

Americans with Disabilities 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 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending. Thank you.