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  March 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at January 14, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the executive to sign a five-year contract with the state of Washington? The contract with the Secretary of State will address cost sharing for vendor maintenance and support … Continue reading

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  March 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at January 13, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Allocate $55,000 in undesignated funds for two public festivals? Council Member Pinky Vargas serves as the chair on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, which is funding two events this … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at December 9, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 208. Spend $115,000 to acquire a 0.44-acre of property located in the Lake Whatcom Watershed? The purchase will be made in connection with the city’s Lake Whatcom Watershed Property Acquisition … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at December 3, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 272. Authorize the executive to sign a $213,770 contract (amendment #5) with Lydia Place? At the 12/6/2016 meeting, vote #239, the council initially approved a contract with Lydia place to … Continue reading

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  February 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at December 10, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 148. Set commission meetings dates for 2020? Meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of the month with a starting time of 4:00 p.m. Exceptions: the second … Continue reading

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  January 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at November 5, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 131. Authorize the executive director to sign a $352,853 contract with Puget Sound Energy to increase the power supply at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal? Puget Sound energy will install conduits, … Continue reading

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  January 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at November 4, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 187. Authorize the mayor to sign a $19,875 settlement agreement with Troy Curran? The CityMac store operating at 2551 Roeder Avenue is owned by Troy Curran. He claims that the … Continue reading

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  January 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at November 6, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 238. Authorize the executive to sign a $65,135 contract (amendment #1) with Herrera Environmental Consultants of Bellingham to expand two other stormwater facility types in the biofiltration swale evaluation of … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at October 8, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 117. Authorize the executive director to renew the port’s liability and auto insurance coverage? The coverage includes terrorism; for the airport it includes terrorism and war. The premium from 10/1/2019 … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at September 23, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 163. Authorize the mayor to sign a mutual aid agreement with the Washington [state] Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network? Emergencies may require aid or assistance in the form of personnel, equipment, … Continue reading

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