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

Monday, October 25, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE

Zoom


CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, October 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 watch the meeting live, click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82463649443?pwd=OUNRMFMyVThkajZocTlIMUNDWXVkUT09


Follow the instructions given by Zoom. More information can be found at the bottom of the agenda.

Dial by your location

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        888 475 4499 US Toll-free

        833 548 0276 US Toll-free


Meeting ID:         824 6364 9443

Participant ID:     #

Passcode:         543442

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbJrd5WOxa 


A.    STUDY SESSION:    4:30 PM – 2022 Budget – Utility and Special Funds

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.    PRESENTATION - 2022 City Legislative Agenda (Michael Jones & Gordon Thomas Honeywell staff)

E.    FIRE MARSHAL’S REPORT

       1.    No comment.

F.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

       1.    Letter dated September 28, 2021, from Anonymous, regarding VRBOs

       2.    Email dated October 18, 2021, from Stacie Pratschner, regarding the Mott’s Hill Overlook plat community conference. 

       3.    Email dated October 19, 2021, from Stacie Pratschner, regarding the upcoming Whatcom County Planning Commission public hearing on buildable lands.

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: $114,579.09

       2.    Advance Pay: $3,177.90

       3.    Approval of October 11, 2021, City Council Minutes.

       4.    Approval of October 18, 2021, Special City Council Minutes.

       5.    Professional Services Agreement with Reichhardt & Ebe Engineering for professional design and permitting for Boblett Street Channelization Improvements, between Yew Avenue and Boblett Court, including multi-modal trail, road widening and roundabout improvements.

       6.    Resolution 1864-21, Surplus 1988 Cat Backhoe.

H.    PUBLIC HEARING

**Please Note** Persons speaking on any issue will be allowed five (5) minutes. Additional, non-repetitive testimony will be allowed after all testimonies have been heard. Testimony can also be sent to CityCouncil@cityofblaine.com

       1.    2022 Revenue and Property Tax Levy. (Heverling)

I.    COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS

       1.    City of Blaine’s 2022 Legislative Agenda. (Jones)

       2.    Gordon Thomas Honeywell Government Affairs Contract for 2022. (Jones)

       3.    Resolution 1862-21, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Blaine, Washington, to Allocate Resources for Park Maintenance and Operations. (Pratschner)

       4.    Resolution 1865-21, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Blaine, Washington to Direct the Community Development Services Department to Finalize Plans to Develop the Martin Street Parklet. (Pratschner)

J.    COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS

       1.    Other Council Reports

K.    DEPARTMENT REPORTS

       1.    City Manager – Michael Jones

              a.    Council Meeting Effectiveness

       2.    Finance Department – Daniel Heverling

              a.    Utility Shut-Offs

       3.    Public Works Department – Bernie Ziemianek

              a.    Public Works Equipment

L.    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, October 26

3:00pm – Civil Service Commission Meeting


Thursday, October 28

6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting


Wednesday, November 3 

9:00am – Arts Commission Meeting *CANCELED*


Monday, November 8

4:30pm – Study Session: 2022 Budget

6:00pm – City Council Meeting


Tuesday, November 9

8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) Meeting


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


M.    COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS

N.    COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

O.    EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM – to discuss performance of a public employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g).

P.    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.

Are you interested in learning more about the City’s budget? Here is a link to an informative video on the budget process: https://youtu.be/FDxDiNZYb8A

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/82463649443?pwd=OUNRMFMyVThkajZocTlIMUNDWXVkUT09


***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:         824 6364 9443

Participant ID:     #

Passcode:         543442


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

       2.    When the Chair opens the Audience Participation or 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:

Dial by your location

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        833 548 0282 US Toll-free

        877 853 5257 US Toll-free

        888 475 4499 US Toll-free

        833 548 0276 US Toll-free

Meeting ID:     824 6364 9443

Participant ID: #

Passcode:     543442

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbJrd5WOxa 

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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