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Date:
April 12, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, April 12, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE
Zoom

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
Monday, April 12, 2021
6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon – Mayor
Mary Lou Steward – Mayor Pro Tem

Due to Governor Inslee’s proclamation in response to COVID-19, this City Council meeting will be conducted entirely through teleconference. Councilmembers will separately call into the meeting and the public will be able to listen live as the meeting happens. All callers will be muted during the meeting. All City Council meeting recordings are on the City’s website. Instructions on how to listen live to the City Council meeting are below:

For members of the public who want to watch the meeting live, click on the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84800193864?pwd=VEZKVFBWSlNJRDhUK0JqLy9hOGYwdz09 

For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call one of the numbers below:

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  • 833 548 0276 US Toll-free
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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kuar4g6JA 

Follow the instructions given by Zoom. More information can be found at the bottom of the agenda.
Meeting ID: 848 0019 3864
Passcode: 637515


A. CALL TO ORDER:
Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance – Led by Mayor Onyon

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

B. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated March 25, 2021, from Michael Jones, regarding State Capital budget preliminary outcomes.

C. PROCLAMATIONS
1. National Volunteer Week
2. Blessing of the Fleet

D. 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: $313,748.73
2. March Advance Pay: $8,900.87
3. Wire Register: $491,817.45
4. Approval of Payroll: $638,672.39
5. Public Works Backhoe Purchase. (Ziemianek)

E. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Resolution 1848-21: Amend Resolution 1829-20 to Extend the Timeline for the Use of the G and H Street Plazas. (Jones) 

F. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Council Reports
2. Whatcom County Monthly Mayoral Meeting

G. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Old City Hall – progress update
i. Evidence Room/Police Storage
ii. Building Demolition
iii. Property Disposition
2. City Attorney – Jon Sitkin
a. Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) 
i. Recommendations on Restructuring

H. CALENDARS
Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Proclamation, meetings are now only open to the public telephonically. Information on how to listen to the meeting live will be on the City Council agenda which is located on the City’s website homepage under Your Government, City Council, City Council Agenda. Please check the agenda prior to each meeting as the call in number or location may change. 

Thursday, April 8
9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting *Cancelled* 
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, April 12
4:30pm – Special City Council Meeting: Closed Record Hearing – Community Assistance Program CUP Appeal
6:00pm – City Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 13
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 22
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, April 26
6:00pm – City Council Meeting
Public Hearing: Proposed Annexation of 4455 H Street, Blaine, WA 98230 (Rooney Annexation)

All City offices are currently closed to the public. Contact information for staff and Councilmembers can be found on the City’s website.

I. COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS

J. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

K. EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM – to discuss potential and/or ongoing litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(I). 

L. 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 72 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending. Thank you.