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Date:
March 22, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, March 22, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE
Zoom

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
Monday, March 22, 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 member of the public who want to watch the meeting live:
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A. STUDY SESSION: 5:45 PM – Park and Cemetery Board Interview

B. 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.

C. FIRE MARSHAL’S REPORT
1. North Whatcom Fire Update

D. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated March 9, 2021, from Stacie Pratschner, regarding the website link to the Community Assistance Program Conditional Use Permit material record.
2. Email dated March 10, 2021, from Greg Burg, regarding sewer information that was requested at the previous City Council meeting.
3. Email dated March 19, 2021, from Laura Friend, regarding the status of Emergency Order EO20-08.

E. 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: $377,711.80
2. Advance Pay: $3,000
3. Approval of March 8, 2021, City Council Minutes.

F. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Resolution 1847-21, Authorizing the formation of an ad-hoc Arts Commission to support the implementation of the downtown Blaine Mural Program.
2. Park and Cemetery Board Appointment.
3. Public Works Committee Appointments.
4. G Street Sewer Public Service Agreement (PSA) Contract – David Evans & Associates.

G. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Council Reports

H. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Proposal by County Executive to Approve an Affordable Housing Sales Tax (RCW 82.14.530)
b. COVID-19 Emergency Orders Update
c. American Recovery Plan Act Local Funding Update

I. 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, March 25
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting
Study Session: Amend Central Business District standards to eliminate a Conditional Use Permit process for use of public plazas.

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

Monday, April 12
4:30pm – Special City Council Meeting: Public 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.

J. COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS

K. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

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.