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Date:
January 25, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, January 25, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE
Zoom

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
Monday, January 25, 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 listen to the meeting, call one of the numbers below:
+1 253 215 8782 US
888 475 4499 US Toll-free
833 548 0276 US Toll-free
833 548 0282 US Toll-free
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Follow the instructions given by Zoom. More information can be found at the bottom of the agenda.
Meeting ID: 894 4265 4473
Passcode: 553133

A. STUDY SESSION: 5:30 PM – Introduction to the H Street Road Annexation Petition

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

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

C. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Letter dated January 13, 2021, from Diane Major, regarding the issue of loose dogs in the Salishan neighborhood
2. Email dated January 14, 2021, from Richard May, regarding a COVID update email that was provided by Michael Jones.
3. Email dated January 20, 2021, from Michael Jones, regarding the Blaine Legislative Report

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: $76,745.88
2. Approval of January 11, 2021, City Council Minutes.
3. Approval of January 19, 2021, Special City Council Minutes.
4. Resolution 1840-21, declaring certain City property as surplus
5. Approval of Chmelik, Sitkin, and Davis Contract.
6. Approval of Gordon Thomas Honeywell – Governmental Affairs contract for services.  

E. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. None

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

G. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, AND BOARD ASSIGNMENTS
1. Council has the option to change their assignments. The assignments for 2020 are below:
1. Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee – Eric Davidson
2. Blaine Chamber of Commerce Liaison– Richard May
3. Boys and Girls Club Liaison – Vacant (Alicia Rule)
4. Port of Bellingham – Vacant (Alicia Rule)
5. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
6. Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
7. Library Liaison – Mary Lou Steward
8. Senior Center Liaison – Mary Lou Steward
9. WTA Board – Eric Davidson
10. Small Cities Partnership – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon
11. Whatcom Council of Governments – Bonnie Onyon
12. Public Works Advisory Committee – Garth Baldwin and Richard May
13. Finance Committee – Bonnie Onyon, Garth Baldwin, and Eric Davidson

H. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Report on library funding areas for Birch Bay and Blaine library
b. Temporary structures for COVID-related outdoor eating a drinking areas
2. Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner
a. Year in Review for Economic Development and Tourism Program
3. Public Works Department – Bernie Ziemianek
a. Parklet Vehicle Access Policy
4. Police Department – Chief Tank
a. Animal Control Briefing 

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. 

Monday, February 1
5:00pm – Special City Council Meeting – Vacant City Council Interviews and Appointment

Monday, February 8
6:00pm – City Council Meeting
Public Hearing: LID #36

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.

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.

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