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June 22, 2020
6:00 PM
Council Chambers
435 Martin Street, Suite 4000
Blaine, WA 98230
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City Council Meeting - June 22, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020



Monday, June 22, 2020

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 Zoom Meetings; a teleconference application. The public will be able to participate in the public hearing and listen live to the meeting. Instructions for how to participate in the public hearing can be found in the meeting details at the end of the agenda (after “Adjourn”). All City Council meeting recordings are on the City’s website.

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

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

1. Email dated June 9, 2020, from Michael Jones, regarding Emergency Order EO20-08 Plaza Use Waiver.
2. Email dated June 15, 2020, from Peter Bethell, regarding policing in Blaine.
3. Email dated June 17, 2020, from Barry Buchanan, regarding Whatcom County Council Resolution 2020-022, inviting other local jurisdictions to collaborate to improve efficiency for the benefit of our taxpayers.

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: $130,740.26
2. Advance Pay: $587.00
3. Approval of June 8, 2020, City Council Minutes
4. Resolution 1818-20, authorizing the City Manager to enter into a contract with the Blaine Chamber of Commerce to provide annual management services to the Blaine Welcome Center and Visitor Information Center. (Pratschner)

**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. 6-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). (Whitewolf)
i. Written Public Testimony:
1. Email dated Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from Trevor Hoskins, regarding the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan.
2. Email dated Friday, June 19, 2020 from the Beachwalker Villas Condomimium Association.

1. Resolution 1819-20, adopting the 2021-2026 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program as 
provided by RCW 35.77.010 and RCW 36.81.121 of State Law
. (Hammond)
2. Resolution 1820-20, Designating June 19, 2020, as “Juneteenth Independence Day” in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States. (Onyon)
3. Resolution 1821-20, Confirming Emergency Order EO20-08, Emergency Order Waiving the Use of Public Plaza Restrictions (Jones)
4. Ordinance 20-2947 to approve the East Maple Ridge Planned Unit Development and Preliminary Plat. (Pratschner) 
5. Entering into a listing agreement with Ron Freeman for the sale of 665 Peace Portal Drive. (Jones)
6. Central Business District Property Sale Incentive Policy. (Jones)


1. City Manager – Michael Jones
a. Intergovernmental Cooperation on CARES Act Funding
b. Update on Peace Arch Provincial Park Closure 
c. Whatcom County Resolution 2020-022 Invitation to Collaborate
2. Public Works – Bob Hammond 
a. Comcast Franchise Report

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. 

Thursday, June 25
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting 
Public Hearing – to Accept Public Testimony on the Grandis Pond PUD Modification; Boundary Line Adjustment; and Preliminary Plat Application. The public hearing will occur via Zoom, and the information is available on the City’s website. 

Thursday, July 9
9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board Meeting

Monday, July 13
6:00pm – Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, July 14
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting

Monday, July 27
6:00pm – Regular 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.




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 24 hours prior to the meeting date you will be attending. Thank you.

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