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Date:
September 13, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, September 13, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE

Zoom

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, September 13, 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 remotely. 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 the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87900534615?pwd=TUxLQnlLNE0yZjRvZEIxNmRBeUlxdz09 


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

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       •    Dial by your location

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Meeting ID:     879 0053 4615

Participant ID: #

Passcode:     717848

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kebclrWvTg



A.    STUDY SESSION:     5:00 PM – East Maple Ridge Final Plat


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.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION – If you wish to speak during the audience participation portion of the meeting, please use the “raise your hand” function via Zoom. Instructions on how to do this are at the bottom of the agenda. 


D.    FIRE MARSHAL’S REPORT

       1.    North Whatcom Fire Update


E.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

       1.    Letter dated September 8, 2021, from Jon Sitkin and Peter Ruffatto, regarding the interpretation and application of Article IV. Building Sewers and Connections, BMC 13.08.400, and BMC 13.08.410.


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: $699,101.45

       2.    Wire Register: $314,223.93

       3.    Advance Pay: $695.00

       4.    Approval of Payroll: $627,506.92

       5.    Approval of August 23, 2021, City Council Minutes.

       6.    Approval of August 25, 2021, Special City Council Minutes. 


G.    COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS

       1.    Authorization to distribute the Cherry Point white paper. (Jones)

       2.    Ordinance 21-2965, Approving the final Plat of the plat of East Maple Ridge, Division 1. (Pratschner)

       3.    Resolution 1859-21, Reaffirming the City Council’s acceptance of the proposed H Street Annexation, reaffirming its determinations consistent with RCW 35A.14.120, and approving the proposed annexation for circulation of the petition for annexation. (Pratschner) 


H.    COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS

       1.    Council Reports


I.    DEPARTMENT REPORTS

       1.    Finance Department – Daniel Heverling

              a.    Mid-Year 2021 Budget Report

       2.    Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner

              a.    Presentation on Draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

       3.    Public Works Department – Bernie Ziemianek

              a.    Sewer Design Update


J.    CALENDARS

Due to Governor Inslee’s proclamation in response to COVID-19, this City Council meeting will be conducted remotely. Information on how to watch 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 location may change. 


Tuesday, September 21

8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting


Thursday, September 23

6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting


Monday, September 27

4:30pm – Study Session: East Blaine Capital Strategy

6:00pm – City Council Meeting 



Tuesday, September 28

3:00pm – Civil Service Commission Meeting 


Contact information for staff and Councilmembers can be found on the City’s website.


K.    COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS


L.    COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS


M.    EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM – to discuss sale of real property pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(c).


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.



Information on how to view or listen to this City Council Meeting live is below.



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/87900534615?pwd=TUxLQnlLNE0yZjRvZEIxNmRBeUlxdz09


***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.***


Meeting ID:     879 0053 4615

Participant ID: #

Passcode:     717848


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. 

    

2.    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 five minutes 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


Follow the instructions below to join the meeting via telephone:

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:

       •    One tap mobile

              o    +12532158782,,87900534615#,,,,*717848# US (Tacoma)

       •    Dial by your location

              o    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

              o    833 548 0282 US Toll-free

              o    877 853 5257 US Toll-free

              o    888 475 4499 US Toll-free

              o    833 548 0276 US Toll-free

Meeting ID:     879 0053 4615

Participant ID: #

Passcode:     717848

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kebclrWvTg



All callers will be placed on mute until called upon to speak. Otherwise, callers will be placed on mute for the entirety of the meeting. 




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