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Date:
November 25, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Council Chambers
Address:
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting

Monday, November 25, 2019


CITY OF BLAINE
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, November 25, 2019

6:00 PM

Bonnie Onyon - Mayor
Steve Lawrenson – Mayor Pro Tem

A. STUDY SESSION:  4:00 PM – 2020 Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) Budget
4:30 PM – 2020 Budget – General Fund Follow-Up
5:00 PM – 2020 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

B. CALL TO ORDER:

Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance **Please turn off all cell phones and other electronics that may interfere with the sound system** 

ROLL CALL:   
COUNCILMEMBERS: Jaime Arnett, Eric Davidson, Charlie Hawkins, Steve Lawrenson, Bonnie Onyon, Alicia Rule, and Mary Lou Steward.

C. CITY COUNCILMEMBER APPRECIATION – Jaime Arnett

D. PRESENTATION – Police Chief’s report on traffic tickets.

E. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - This time on the agenda is an opportunity for anyone to speak to the City Council about any topic except items scheduled on the agenda for a public hearing that same day, or items that have had a public hearing and are still under City Council deliberation. Comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.
1.

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

G. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Letter dated November 15, 2019, from Anika Henry, regarding the new radar signs on Mitchell Avenue.

H. 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: $992,133.54
2. Approval of November 12, 2019, City Council Minutes
3. Renewal of the Whatcom County Probation Contract

I. 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.
1. 2020 Budget (Continued) 

J. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Between Whatcom County and the Cities of Whatcom County For The Purpose Of Implementing a Countywide Regional Wayfinding and Gateway Program. (Jones)

K. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS 
1. Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee – Steve Lawrenson
2. Blaine Chamber of Commerce – Steve Lawrenson
3. Boys and Girls Club – Alicia Rule
4. Port of Bellingham – Alicia Rule
5. Drayton Harbor Shellfish Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
6. Port of Bellingham Marine Advisory Committee – Charlie Hawkins
7. Library Committee – Mary Lou Steward
8. Senior Center Liaison – Mary Lou Steward
9. WTA Board – Eric Davidson
10. Small Cities Partnership – Michael Jones and Bonnie Onyon

L. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager
2. Community Development Services
3. Public Works
4. Police Chief
5. Finance

M. CALENDARS 
Unless noted, all meetings are held at City Hall, 435 Martin Street, Suite 4000, and are open to the public. Agendas can be found on the City’s website. 

Monday, November 25
4:00pm – 2020 Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) Budget
4:30pm – 2020 Budget – General Fund Follow-Up
5:00pm – 2020 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
6:00pm – Regular City Council meeting
Public Hearing: 2020 Budget

Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29
City Offices Closed – Thanksgiving 

Thursday, November 28
6pm – Planning Commission – CANCELLED

Thursday, December 5
6pm – Special Planning Commission Meeting
Public Hearing: 2019 Docket

Monday, December 9
5pm – Study Session – East Blaine Assessment Strategy
5:30pm – Study Session – Water Comp Plan – Fire Flow
6pm – Regular City Council meeting

Tuesday, December 10
8am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee (BTAC) – CANCELLED

Thursday, December 12
9am – Park and Cemetery Board

Thursday, December 12
10am – Public Works Advisory Committee
Location: PW 1200 Yew Ave.

Thursday, December 12
6pm – Planning Commission

Monday, December 23
9am – Regular City Council meeting

Monday, December 25
City Offices Closed – Christmas Day

Thursday, December 26
6pm – Planning Commission  

N. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

O. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS

P. EXECUTIVE SESSION: – approximately 6:30 PM – approximately 6:30 PM – to discuss collective bargaining pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(b) and to review the performance of a public employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g)

Q. ADJOURN

Americans with Disability 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, 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending.   Thank you.