Watching Government

  May 2017

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 21, 2017 meeting Shall the commission: 23. Authorize the executive director to sign an agreement with Whatcom County for real estate services? Whatcom County owns a building at 3720 Williamson Way in the airport’s industrial park … Continue reading

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  May 2017

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at March 7, 2017 Meeting  Shall the council: 39. Appoint Michael Shepard to the Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committee? The Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District Advisory Board advises the County Council on proposed actions and operations … Continue reading

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  May 2017

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at March 13, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 40. Authorize the mayor to sign a $40,444 settlement agreement for water damage? On Jan. 16, 2017, a water main broke resulting in extensive water damage to the home at … Continue reading

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  September 2017

Port of Bellingham

Action Taken at July 5, 2017 meeting Editor’s Note: Commissioner Bobby Briscoe participated via a communications link from his fishing boat in Alaskan waters. Shall the commission: 88. Modify a harbor land lease (amendment #2) with The Landings at Colony … Continue reading

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  September 2017

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at July 11, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 129. Approve a memorandum of agreement with the the city of Bellingham? At the 6/9/2015 meeting, vote #108, the County Council created the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force to … Continue reading

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  September 2017

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at July 10, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 115. Conditionally approve the Jail Facility Financing and Use Agreement? Council will approve the interlocal agreement if the JFFUA is approved by the City Council with the mayor’s signature dependent … Continue reading

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  July 2017

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at May 2, 2017 Meeting Shall the commission: 56. Authorize the executive director to exercise a purchase option on the property at 801/807 Roeder Avenue? At the 10/16/2012 meeting, vote #159, the commission authorized the executive director to … Continue reading

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  July 2017

Bellingham City Council

The city of Bellingham and the Lighhouse Mission proposed building a low barrier shelter for homeless individuals at 801/807 Roeder Avenue. At the 4/24/2017 meeting, vote #69, the City Council approved sending a letter to the Port of Bellingham offered … Continue reading

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  July 2017

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at May 2, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 80. Appoint April Bader to District 3 of the Noxious Weed Control Board? The board educates the public regarding the impacts and management of noxious weeds such as tansy ragwort, … Continue reading

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  March 2017

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at January 3, 2017 Meeting Shall the commission: 1. Reaffirm Chmelik, Sitkin, & Davis as the port’s legal counsel for 2017? The firm’s hourly rate will remain at the capped rate of $250.00, through 12/31/2017, for principals, and … Continue reading

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