Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum

Action Taken at February 6, 2018 Meeting

Shall the commission

19. Authorize the executive director to sign a $288,339 contract (amendment #3) with Pacific Security of Bellingham to provide security services? The contract was first approved at the 5/5/2015 meeting, vote #66. This amendment will provide a 4.4 percent increase in the billing rate. The contract runs from 6/1/2018 to 5/31/2019. This amendment brings the total contract to $1,085,068. (9289/Consent Agenda B) Approved 3-0

20. Appoint Robert Powell and Mary Anderson to the Airport Technical Advisory Committee? For the past three years Robert Powell has served as president of the North South Chapter of the Washington Pilot’s Association, he will represent the pilot’s association. Mary Anderson is a transit planner for the Whatcom Transportation Authority will represent ground transportation. Both will serve three-year terms. (7290/Consent Agenda C) Approved 3-0

21. Refund an overpayment of $34,666 to the state of Alaska? On 12/16/2016, an Alaska ferry damaged a breasting dolph at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. The state of Alaska sent a payment of $98,936 based on an estimate by the port. Repairs were completed in October of last year, the actual cost was $64,271. (7291/Consent Agenda D) Approved 3-0

22. Approve a land lease at the with GrandCamp International (modification #3) of Elma, Washington for the “log pond” area? The original lease was approved at the 1/3/2017 meeting, vote #8, it allowed GrandCamp exclusive use of the Bellingham Shipping Terminal premises and state Department of Natural Resources property for storage, handling, debarking and loading of logs for export to Asian markets. This modification allows the port to lease “log pond” property to Ginkgo Trading (aka Nollen Trading). The initial term is for five years, and includes one five-year renewal option. First and second modifications added an additional 131,2616 square feet of land. Lease and cargo revenue to the port over the five-year period was estimated at $3,068,025. (7292/Consent Agenda E) Approved 3-0

23. Authorize the executive director to sign a $15,125 contract (amendment #2) with Puttman Infrastructure of Portland, Oregon for piping layout, pipe size and support services? At the 11/7/2017 meeting, vote #141, the commission voted for a “four-pipe” district energy reheating system for the Waterfront District. The source of the heat is the co-gneration power plant owned and operated by Puget Sound Energy. The total contract amount is $33,528. (7295/Consent Agenda H) Approved 3-0

24. Approve a lease with Ginkgo Trading of Port Angeles for approximately 1.0 acre located within the “log pond” area and authorize the executive director to sign a lease modification with Ginkgo Trading? At the 12/19/2017 meeting, vote #160, a three-month lease was approved with Ginkgo Trading (the Washington State arm of Nollen Trading, a Dutch based producer and trader of wood chips) for a small amount of property adjacent to 1001 F Street (approximately 26,500 square feet) to store pulp logs and to ensure a sufficient supply of woods chips. The F Street location is not adequate for company needs so it has requested operations be moved to the “log pond” area. The lease expires on 4/30/2018, with one three-month renewal and one renewal option for one year. (7296/Consent Agenda I) Approved 3-0

25. Approve a lease with Fairhaven Work Studios (amendment #1) for property north of the Fairhaven Marine Industrial Park? At the 12/6/2016 meetings, vote #205, the commission approved a lease for 1.5 acres of undevelop property for office and live/work studios, subject to city of Bellingham approval. The city approval is still pending, this amendment continues the original lease through 12/31/2018. The port will receive $1,500 per month for the first six months and $2,000 per month for the final six months. (7286/Action Item 1) Approved 3-0

26. Authorize the executive director to accept a $350,000 federal grant for design and improvements to the Harris Street railroad crossing? The project will improve vehicle and pedestrian safety. A center median will be installed, lighting and signs improved, the railroad signal system upgraded and the entrance to the Farihaven Marine Park realigned. The project is scheduled to be completed by December of this year. (7287/Action Item 2) Approved 3-0

Action Taken at February 20, 2018 Meeting

Shall the commission:

27. Authorize the executive director to sign an agreement (amendment #1) with the city of Bellingham and Whatcom County to increase economic development funding? A director of economic development, two project managers and a communications specialist will be hired byent the Port of Bellingham At the 11/15/2016 meeting, vote #187, the commission authorized the executive director to sign an agreement with the city and county for three years of economic development services. The financial commitment by the port at the 2016 meeting was $66,250 in 2017, $71,850 in 2018 and $73,650 in 2019. In this amendment, the port amount is increasing to $343,500 in 2018 and estimated at $447,300 in 2019. The total amount for the three entities in 2017 was $265,000, increasing to $967,550 in 2018 and estimated at $974,845 in 2019. (7305/Action Item 1) Approved 3-0

28. Authorize the executive director to sign a memorandum of understanding with Harcourt Bellingham for Option A — Waypoint Layout amending the Waterfront District sub-area plan? At the 12/3/2013 meeting, vote #176, the commission approved the Waterfront District Master Plan as defined in the 2005 interlocal agreement with the city of Bellingham. The master plan included updates to the sub-area plan. At the 2/16/2014 meeting, vote #30, the commission authorized the executive director to sign an agreement with Harcourt (headquarters Dublin, Ireland) to redevelop 11 acres in the Waterfront District and at the 3/31/2015 special meeting, vote #53, to sign an agreement with Harcourt for 18.8 acres within the Waterfront District. Since October 2016, Harcourt and the port have been working on amendments to the 2013 sub-area plan. The plan not chosen was Option B — the Maple Street Layout. (7506/Action Item 2) Approved 3-0

29. Small Works Roster. Contracts under $300,000 fall within the executive director’s spending authority; they only require commission notification. Squalicum boathouse improvements: $13,434, Granary Avenue trenching $74,400. (7308/Concent Agenda B) Approved 3-0

30. Approve an agreement with the federal government for reimbursement of janitorial and electrical expenses? The Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration leases over 7,500 square feet of space at the Bellingham airport for security screeners to conduct screenings of all passengers, property and baggage. Annual janitorial reinbursement is $26,078 and electrical expenses $8,146, for a five-year total of $171,119. The agreement starts on 3/1/2018 with an additional four one-year renewals to end on 2/28/2023. (7309/Consent Agenda C) Approved 3-0

31. Authorize the executive director to award the low bid of $31,251 to Raptor Tech of Downers Grove, Illinois for five crane pads? The pads will allow the 250 ton tire mounted crane to be used at its full capacity. The crane is leased to The Landings at Colony Wharf for operations at the C Street terminal. Two bids were received, the high bid was $46,342. (7310/Consent Agenda D) Approved 3-0

32. Authorize the executive director to sign a memorandum of understanding with the city of Bellingham for two port staff to travel to Copenhagen, Denmark? The city of Bellingham obtained a grant from the ScanDesign Foundation of Seattle to fund up to ten city, port and the Downtown Partnership staff to travel to Copenhagen to participate in five days of classroom lectures and to Malmo, Sweden for hands-on workshops/charrettes on urban design and connectivity in May 2018. (7311/Consent Agenda E) Approved 3-0

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