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Date:
October 11, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, October 11, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE
Zoom
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, October 11, 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/85404768102?pwd=ZU5lZmRLQlJIdFdwTFNSK3JXRTRUZz09 

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

Dial by your location:

    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

    877 853 5257 US Toll-free

    888 475 4499 US Toll-free

    833 548 0276 US Toll-free

    833 548 0282 US Toll-free

Meeting ID: 854 0476 8102
Passcode: 538434

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdb5CkA6ZD


A.    STUDY SESSION: 5:00 PM – 2022 BUDGET PRESENTATION
       1.    2022 Revenues Projections
       2.    Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) – Revenues, Expenditures, and Grants

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.    No comment.

E.    WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
       1.    Email dated September 30, 2021, from Michael Jones, regarding the CEDS letter to the Port of Bellingham.

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: $227,894.03
       2.    Wire Register: $522,936.21
       3.    Approval of Payroll: $645,910.56
       4.    Approval of September 27, 2021, City Council Minutes.

G.    COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
       1.    Amendment to City’s Right of First Purchase - Boblett Properties – 1300 Boblett St. This will occur after the Executive Session. (Jones/Sitkin)

H.    COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
       1.    Council Reports
              a.    Economic Development Investment (EDI) Board (Onyon)

I.    DEPARTMENT REPORTS
       1.    City Manager – Michael Jones
              a.    EDI Infrastructure for Workforce Housing Program
              b.    Tax Increment Financing for East Blaine Infrastructure
       2.    Public Works Department – Bernie Ziemianek
              a.    Sewer Update
              b.    Greg Burg: Lighthouse Point Reclamation Facility Inlet Compactor
                     i. Attachment 1
                     ii. Attachment 2
       3.    Police Department – Chief Donnell Tanksley
              a.    Parking Revision Enforcement 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, October 12
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 14
9:00am – Parks and Cemetery Board Meeting
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting 

Monday, October 18
4:30pm – Study Session: East Blaine Capital Strategy
6:00pm – Special City Council Meeting: 2022 Budget

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 performance of a public employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g), potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (I)(iii), and potential purchase of real estate pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(b), with action to be taken. 

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.


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/85404768102?pwd=ZU5lZmRLQlJIdFdwTFNSK3JXRTRUZz09

***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:     854 0476 8102
Participant ID: #
Passcode:     538434

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)

    877 853 5257 US Toll-free

    888 475 4499 US Toll-free

    833 548 0276 US Toll-free

    833 548 0282 US Toll-free

Meeting ID: 854 0476 8102
Participant ID: #
Passcode: 538434

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdb5CkA6ZD

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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