Watching Government

  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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  March 2017

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at January 9, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Relinquish a portion of a utility easement located within vacated “G” Street? (Public hearing held.) Sanitary Service Company, the site’s current owner, has requested the partial relinquishment to develop … Continue reading

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  March 2017

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at January 10, 2017 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Appointments to council-appointed boards, commissions and committees? Planning Commission, County Council District 2: Andrew Rowlson (incumbent), County Council District 3: Atul Deshmane (incumbent); Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District Advisory: … Continue reading

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  March 2017

More than 11,000 Votes by Elected Officials

Whatcom Watch is the only entity that presents comprehensive coverage of the Bellingham City Council, Whatcom County Council and Port of Bellingham Commission votes. We’re committed to continuing with our reports; we feel they’re a valuable contribution to our community … Continue reading

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  February 2017

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at December 5, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 209. Authorize the mayor to award the low bid of $442,811 to Hytech Roofing of Lynden to re-roof the downtown Bellingham library? The engineer’s estimate was $387,429. The project involves … Continue reading

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  February 2017

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at December 6, 2016 Meeting Shall the commission: 195. Authorize the executive director to accept a property insurance settlement payment for Bellingham Shipping Terminal pier damage? On 12/9/2014, during a windstorm, the Horizon Fairbanks broke free of moorings … Continue reading

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  February 2017

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at December 6, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 226. Appoint Stephen Nyman to fill a vacancy on the Wildlife Advisory Committee? At the 7/7/2015 meeting, vote # 131, council created the Wildlife Advisory Committee, which advises the county … Continue reading

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  December 2016

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at October 4, 2016 Meeting Shall the commission: 163. Authorize the executive director to renew the port’s liability and auto insurance coverage? The premium will be $183,426 (for the period 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017) and the broker is Alliant … Continue reading

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  December 2016

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at September 27, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 165. Authorize the public works department to spend up to $150,000 to purchase radios and related accessories on an as-needed basis from vendor Motorola Inc. of Redmond? The radio equipment … Continue reading

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  December 2016

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at September 26, 2016 Meeting Shall the council: 155. Approve a request for sewer service at 3214 Locust Ave.? The single-family residence was constructed in 1934, the homeowner has been informed by the Whatcom County Health Department that … Continue reading

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