Watching Government

  January 2024

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at November 8, 2023 Meeting Shall the council: 303. Fill vacancies on the Whatcom County Ferry Advisory Committee? At the 10/10/2023 meeting, vote #283, the council voted to amend the committee that was originally … Continue reading

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  January 2024

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at November 7, 2023 Meeting Shall the commission: 96. Reallocate $165,000 in the 2023 budget from the I&J Waterway cleanup to the Westman Marine site in Blaine? The 2023 budget for the I&J Waterway … Continue reading

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  January 2024

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at November 6, 2023 Meeting Shall the council: 220. Appropriate $4,681,203 for payroll checks issued from October 1 through October 15, 2023? (AB23918) Approved 7-0 221. Appropriate $3,980,214 for goods and services checks issued from October 20, 2023 … Continue reading

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  December 2023

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at September 25, 2023 Meeting Shall the council: 181. Spend $55,000 to purchase 0.12 acres with one potential development unit in the Lake Whatcom Watershed property from property owner Judy Walston? (Discussed in Executive Session.) Motion carried 7-0 … Continue reading

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  December 2023

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at September 19, 2023 Meeting Shall the commission: 73. Authorize the executive director to sign a $26,928 contract (amendment #2) with DH Environmental of Seattle to continue the management of the Environmental Compliance Assessment … Continue reading

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  December 2023

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at September 26, 2023 Meeting Shall the council: 246. Allocate unspent federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to meet various council requests? Whatcom County received $44,528,542 under the ARPA legislation, all of which needs … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2023

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at August 8, 2023 Meeting Shall the commission: 65. Authorize the executive director to sign an agreed order with the state of Washington for cleanup design at the Westman Marine site? By signing this … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2023

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at August 7, 2023 Meeting Shall the council 156. Appropriate $4,608,082 for payroll checks issued from July 1 through July 15, 2023? (AB23813) Approved 6-0, Daniel Hammill excused. 157. Appropriate $6,841,259 for goods and services checks issued from … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2023

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at August 8, 2023 Meeting Shall the council: 198. Authorize the executive to sign two contracts — totaling $194,530 — with the Opportunity Council (not to exceed $87,570) and the Whatcom Center for Early … Continue reading

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  September 2023

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at July 10, 2023 Meeting Shall the council: 128. Authorize the mayor to award the low bid of $1,263,168 to Bear Wood Windows of Lakewood for Old City Hall repairs? The engineer’s estimate was $1,177,000. The building was … Continue reading

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