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Date:
June 28, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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City Council Meeting

Monday, June 28, 2021


CITY OF BLAINE
Zoom

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA
Monday, June 28, 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 on the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88328839537?pwd=QkhjcW51N2ZYWEp3SzQrQmFOUWdrQT09 


For members of the public who want to listen to the meeting, call one of the numbers below:
o One tap mobile
o +12532158782,,88328839537#,,,,*998145# US (Tacoma)
o +16699006833,,88328839537#,,,,*998145# US (San Jose)


o Dial by your location
o +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
o 888 475 4499 US Toll-free
o 833 548 0276 US Toll-free
o 833 548 0282 US Toll-free
o 877 853 5257 US Toll-free
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kg6Y6cqlw. Follow the instructions given by Zoom. More information can be found at the bottom of the agenda.
Meeting ID: 883 2883 9537
Passcode: 998145

A. STUDY SESSION: 5:30PM - North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) – Levy Lid Lift


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. 2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION UPDATE – Representative Rule and Representative Shewmake


D. FIRE MARSHAL’S REPORT
1. North Whatcom Fire Update


E. WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
1. Email dated June 16, 2021, from Michael Jones, regarding the final East Blaine Sewer Capacity Memo. 


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: $138,026.87
2. Approval of June 14, 2021, City Council Minutes.
3. Resolution 1854-21, Declaring certain City property as surplus. (Ziemianek)
4. Resolution 1855-21, A Resolution Remanding Proposed Zoning Text Amendments to the Manufacturing Zoning District Subzone “B” Development Standards contained in Blaine Municipal Code Sections 17.14 to Authorize Live/Work Units to the Planning Commission, with Instructions for its Reconsideration. (Pratschner)
5. Confirming the City Manager’s Recommendation to the Art Commission. (Crawford)


G. COUNCIL ACTION ITEMS
1. Ordinance 21-2962, Acceptance of staff proposal for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) relief funds. (Jones)
2. Resolution 1851-21, adopting an updated comprehensive water system plan and authorizing additional action related to adoption of the plan. (Ziemianek)
i. Resolution Only
ii. Resolution and Attachments (this may take some time to download as it is a very large file)
3. Ordinance No. 21-2961, An Ordinance of the City of Blaine Washington Council Amending the Blaine Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 12.27: Right-of-Way Use to Implement a Downtown Plaza Use Program. (Ziemianek and Pratschner)
4. Ordinance 21-2964, Approving Drayton Reach, Division 2 Final Plat. (Pratschner) 


H. COMMISSION, COMMITTEE AND BOARD REPORTS
1. Whatcom County Task Force – Michael Jones
2. Other Council Reports


I. DEPARTMENT REPORTS
1. City Manager – Michael Jones
2. Community Development Services – Stacie Pratschner
a. Alex Wenger: Street Banners 
3. Public Works Department – Bernie Ziemianek
a. Staffing


J. 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, July 5
City Offices Closed – 4th of July (observance) 


Thursday, July 8
9:00am – Park and Cemetery Board *CANCELLED*
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting


Monday, July 12
6:00pm – City Council Meeting


Tuesday, July 13
8:00am – Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting *CANCELLED*


Thursday, July 22
6:00pm – Planning Commission Meeting *CANCELLED* 


Monday, July 26
6:00pm – City Council Meeting *CANCELLED*


Tuesday, July 27
3:00pm – Civil Service Commission Meeting


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


K. COUNCIL UNFINISHED BUSINESS


L. COUNCIL NEW BUSINESS


M. 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.