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Date:
October 14, 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, October 14, 2019


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

Monday, October 14, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION: 5:00 PM – 2020 Proposed Revenue Estimates

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. PRESENTATION - GOVERNOR'S SMART COMMUNITIES AWARD

D. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION 
1.

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

F. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated September 24, 2019, from the Lummi Nation, regarding the Salish Sea and Orcas event on September 27th.
2. Email dated September 27, 2019, from the Lummi Nation, regarding the press release for the Salish Sea and Orcas event.
3. Letter dated September 27, 2019, from Joel Douglas, regarding the Palisades project Clark and Peace Portal.
4. Email dated October 10, 2019, from Stacie Pratschner, regarding the hiring of Alex Wenger to the new Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator position. 
5. Email dated October 11, 2019, from Dennis Olason, regarding endorsement by elected officials. 

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: $864,876.69, Wire Register: $311,561.81
2. Approval of Payroll: $628,823.75
3. Approval of September 23, 2019, City Council Minutes
4. Contract Amendment for Construction Administration for H Street Sidewalk Project

H. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Resolution 1779-19, to declare the City’s intent regarding Substitute House Bill 1406 (Jones)
2. Ordinance 19-2935, Amending specific sections of Title 13 to update those sections, provide clarity and consistency, clarify existing practices and eliminate discrepancies. (Lazenby)
3. Ordinance 19-2929, Adopting the 2019 Tourism Development and Marketing Plan. (Pratschner)
4. Resolution 1778-19, Declaring its intention to order the construction of storm water improvements in the Gateway Manufacturing District and to create a local improvement district to assess a portion of the costs of such storm water improvements against the properties specially benefitted thereby; setting a hearing on the creation of such district; and providing for notice of such hearing. (Sitkin)
5. Contract Amendment with KBA for construction management services on the Hughes Avenue Project. (Whitewolf)

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
1. Initiative 976 2. 2020 Legislative Agenda
3. Council Chambers Design Change
2. Public Works
3. 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.

Thursday, October 24
6pm – Planning Commission

Monday, October 28
4pm – Study Session – BTAC Grants and 2020 Budget
6pm – Regular City Council meeting

Monday, November 11
City Offices Closed – Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 12
8am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC)

Tuesday, November 12
6pm – Regular City Council meeting

Thursday, November 14
9am – Park and Cemetery Board

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

Thursday, November 14
6pm – Planning Commission

L. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

M. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

N. EXECUTIVE SESSION – approximately 6:30 PM – 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.