Watching Government

  January 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at November 9, 2020 Meeting Mayor’s Report: The mayor announced two appointments to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The board provides recommendations on plans and programs designed to enable the Department of Parks and Recreation to maintain … Continue reading

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  January 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at November 3, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 95. Authorize the executive director to sign an agreement with Sanitary Service Company for a remedial design investigation at the Central Waterfront site? The contract to perform the work was … Continue reading

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  January 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at November 10, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 210. Authorize the executive to sign a $131,000 contract (amendment #1) to reimburse the Whatcom Family YMCA? The Whatcom Family YMCA operates 22 childcare sites within the county, providing all-day … Continue reading

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  December 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at September 29, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 160. Appoint Patricia Lulu to the Drayton Harbor Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committee? The committee advises the County Council on water quality issues in the Drayton Harbor watershed. At the … Continue reading

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  December 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at September 15, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 78. Authorize the executive director to award the low bid of $285,898 for repairs to buildings at the Teal Jones Lumber Services’ property in Sumas? At the 8/3/2004 meeting, vote … Continue reading

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  December 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at September 28, 2020 Meeting Update on Covid-19 Response: Whatcom County case rates have gone up; some are cases from a long-term care facility. The Health Department has received more funds from the CARES Act. They have about … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at August 11, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 62. Renew a lease with Mount Baker Products? The tenant produces plywood products on 6.7 acres at 2929 Roeder Avenue. The rent for the five-year renewal period (8/1/2020 through 7/31/2025) … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at August 24, 2020 Meeting Announcements: The mayor recently signed a letter from Washington state leaders that urge Congress to extend the census deadline. At this time, about 70 percent of Washington state has been counted. The newest … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at August 5, 2020 Meeting
 Shall the council: 133. Authorize the executive to sign a $239,047 contract (amendment #22) with Washington State University? At the 1/29/2019 meeting, vote #20, council voted to jointly share costs for faculty positions … Continue reading

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  September 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at July 14, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 53. Small Works Roster. Contracts under $300,000 fall within the executive director’s spending authority; they only require commission notification. Blaine webhouse No. 1 demolition project, $35,056; Bellwether building exterior sealing … Continue reading

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