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Date:
February 8, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, February 8, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE
Zoom

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
Monday, February 8, 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 Zoom Meetings; a teleconference application. The public will be able to participate in the public hearing and listen live to the meeting. Instructions for how to participate in the public hearing can be found in the meeting details at the end of the agenda (after “Adjourn”). If you do not want to give testimony during the public hearing, please email your testimony to CityCouncil@cityofblaine.com. All City Council meeting recordings are on the City’s website.

Here is a link to the meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82200155640?pwd=bWs1NW1zZkZDTDhGd1pnQ0hmUjZWUT09

For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call one of the numbers below (Toll-Free):
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
833 548 0276 US Toll-free
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free
888 475 4499 US Toll-free

Follow the instructions given by Zoom. 
Meeting ID: 822 0015 5640
Passcode: 293458

A. STUDY SESSION:  5:30 PM – PRESENTATION - Sustainable Communities Partnership: Building Community Resilience. Presenters are Sarah Parker with Western Washington University, and Chris Elder with Whatcom County Public Works.
1. Memo

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. EXECUTIVE SESSION: approximately 6:00 PM – to discuss potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(I). The executive session should last approximately 15 minutes.

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

E. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Letter dated January 25, 2021, from Joel Douglas, regarding Clark St. Right of Way access denial.
2. Letter dated January 28, 2021, from Joel Douglas, regarding Clark St. access denial. 
3. Email dated January 29, 2021, from Michael Jones, regarding cougar sightings. 
4. Letter dated January 29, 2021, from Heather Wolf, regarding Local Improvement District (LID) #36.
5. Email dated February 2, 2021, from Michael Jones, regarding a letter to Governor Inslee’s regarding Reopening Whatcom County. 
6. Email dated February 5, 2021, from Dennis Olason, regarding COVID-19 vaccines and the Blaine Library.
7. Email dated February 5, 2021, from Raymond Pelletti, regarding letter of petition from adjoining property owners. 

F. 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: $181,138.99
2. January Advance Pay: $6,600.00
3. Wire Register: $354,299.52
4. Approval of Payroll: $675,731.99
5. Approval of January 25, 2021, Special City Council Minutes.
6. Approval of January 25, 2021, City Council Minutes.
7. Approval of February 1, 2021, Special City Council Minutes.
8. Resolution 1841-21, Declaring certain City property as surplus.

G. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Settlement Agreement for “Late for Breakfast Short Plat, Lot 1” regarding LID 36. (Jones/Sitkin)
2. Professional Service Agreement with Wilson Engineering for Design & Engineering of Lift Stations 3 & 10 Rehabilitation. (Ziemianek)

H. PUBLIC HEARING
**Please Note** Property owners are not limited to the amount of time they may speak. In order to respect everyone’s time, however, we ask that you limit your initial remarks to 15 minutes and that if you would like to testify further you do so after everyone has had an opportunity to speak. Testimony can also be sent to CityCouncil@cityofblaine.com
1. Local Improvement District (LID) #36 - https://www.ci.blaine.wa.us/1033/Gateway-Pond---LID-36
a.     Memo
b. Written Objections:
i. Email dated 11-12-19 from Allen Nielson
ii. Letter dated 11-12-19 from Brownlie, Wolf and Lee
iii. Letter dated 01-24-20 from Brownlie, Wolf and Lee
iv. Letter dated 11-13-20 from Tony Freeland for Boblett Properties v.  Letter dated 12-23-20 from Brownlie, Wolf and Lee
vi. Letter dated 01-29-21 from Brownlie, Wolf and Lee

I. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Whatcom County Mayors Monthly Meeting – Bonnie Onyon
2. Other Council Reports

J. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Marine Park erosion
b. Legislative Update
c. Vaccine Update

K. 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. 

Tuesday, February 9
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee

Thursday, February 11
9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, February 15
City Offices Closed – President’s Day

Monday, February 22
6:00pm – City Council Meeting 

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

L. COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. Review of letter to Whatcom County Library System Board of Trustees. (Onyon)

M. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS
1. Consider drafting letter to Governor Inslee regarding Roadmap to Recovery Plan. (Davidson)

N. 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.

Meeting Details
For information on how to join a Zoom meeting via web browser, please read our advice here:
How to Use Zoom Meeting


Follow the instructions below to join the meeting by desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone:
1. Click the link to join the meeting:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82200155640?pwd=bWs1NW1zZkZDTDhGd1pnQ0hmUjZWUT09

***Please make note of the meeting ID and password prior to clicking the link to join the meeting. You may need to enter them when you enter the meeting.***

2. Meeting ID: 822 0015 5640
3. Passcode: 293458

Follow the instructions below if you want to give testimony during the public hearing. Please note that only testimony on the public hearing topic will be placed into the record. 

4. When the Chair opens the Public Hearing, please “raise your hand” (via the “raise hand” option in Zoom) and you will be placed in a queue. When it is your time to speak, the Zoom moderator will call on you and provide you time to make your comments (if you're not planning on providing public comment, no action is required once you join the meeting).

For information on how to use the Raise Hand function in Zoom, please read our advice here:
Zoom Tips on Raising Your Hand


Use your phone to dial into the meeting for higher audio quality (you will still need to use your web browser to follow along with the presentation). Call one of the numbers below and follow the instructions:
Dial by your location:
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
833 548 0276 US Toll-free
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
877 853 5257 US Toll-free
888 475 4499 US Toll-free

1. Meeting ID: 822 0015 5640
2. Passcode: 293458
3. Once you enter the meeting dial *9 to raise your hand and be placed in the queue. 


All callers will be placed on mute until called upon to speak if there is a public hearing. Otherwise callers will be placed on mute for the entirety of the meeting. 

Should you need assistance during the meeting, please call 360-746-5206.