Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at November 21, 2017 Meeting

Shall the commission

145. Approve a lease with Lummi Fisheries Supply for approximately 104,000 square feet of warehouse premises at 1000 F Street? Lummi Fisheries currently leases approximately 77,000 square feet of warehouse space in three buldings at the Fairhaven Marine Industrial Park for the assembly, manufacturing, warehousing, shipping and wholesale distribution of marine related products. It is seeking to consolidate their activities into one building at the F Street warehouse. The port will make improvements in the fire suppression system, heating system and loading ramp. The five year lease runs from 1/1/2018 until 12/31/2022 with two five year renewal options. The monthly rent will be $15,200 until 7/1/2019 and after that $39,472 until 12/31/2022. (7083/Action Agenda 1) Approved 3-0

146. Authorize the executive director to sign a $745,682 contract with Tiger Construction of Everson for Lummi Fisheries Supply tenant improvements? The installation of high rack storage requires an improved sprinkler system at the F Street warehouse. The building must be heated to 40 degrees to prevent freezing. A forklife capable ramp must be installed. Four bids were received, the high bid was $1,967,470. A contingency fee of $74,568 brings the total contract to $820,250. (7084/Action Item 2) Approved 3-0

147. Adopt the 2018 strategic budget? (Public hearings held at November 7 and 21 meetings.) The regular property tax levy in 2018 will result in approximately $7,058,337 collected by the port. 7085/Action Item 3 (Resolution 1365) Approved 2-1, Dan Robbins opposed.

148. Adopt the 2018 property tax levy? (Public hearing held at November 7 meeting.) The estimated levy rate will be $.2521 per thousand of valuation. 7085/Action Item 3 (Resolution 1366) Approved 2-1, Dan Robbins opposed.

149. Authorize the executive director to sign a $29,060 contract (amendment #3) with Bennett engineering of Bellingham to monitor the airport woodwaste landfill? Georgia-Pacific operated the landfill from 1984 to 1992; the port acquired the property in 2005. The Whatcom County Health Department issued the permit for the closure of the woodwaste landfill site in 2010, see the 12/7/2010 meeting, vote #165. It is anticipated that woodwaste post-closure monitoring, water sampling and reporting will be required for 15 to 20 years. This amendment brings the total contract amount to $142,370. (7087/Consent Agenda B) Approved 3-0

150. Authorize the executive director to approve a $51,547 payment to the state of Washington for aquatic lands harbor leases adjacent to the Whatcom Waterway? The state issued two leases to Georgia-Pacific for the treatment lagoon known as the Aerated Stabilization Basin. The leases are for a pipeline under Whatcom Creek to the treatment lagoon for stormwater treatment and the outfall pipe from the treatment lagoon into Bellingham Bay. The treatment lagoon is part of the Whatcom Waterway cleanup site. Since 6/30/2008 the port has been using the ASB and pipeline system to manage stormwater and industrial process water. This payment is for 12/1/2017 through 11/30/2018. (7088/Consent Agenda C) Approved 3-0

151. Small Works Roster. Contracts under $300,000 fall within the executive director’s spending authority; they only require commission notification. C Street Terminal Barge Ramp Modifications $20,381. (7089/Consent Agenda D)

152. Modify a lease with Alaska Airlines? The modification adds approximately 1,305 square feet of premises at the main passenger terminal building for air cargo, storage and locker space. The yearly rent is $40,455. (7090/Consent Agenda E)Approved 3-0

153. Modify a lease with Mad Anthony’s/Heathfire Grill at 7 Bellwether Way? The initial 30-year lease for 23,247 square feet was approved at the 4/18/2006 meeting, vote #55. The lease requires a rent adjustment every 10 years. Effective 5/1/2017 the monthly rent will be $3,923 and increase 2 percent every year. The nominal rent for this transaction is $515,463. (7091/Consent Agenda F) Approved 3-0

Action Taken at December 5, 2017 Meeting

Shall the commission:

154. Authorize the executive director to sign $1,846,023 in contracts to implement the 2018 employee benefits program? The medical plan is $1,641,891, an increase of $24,939 over 2017. The dental and vision plan is $116,53, an increase of $247 over 2017. The following are the same amount as 2017: accidential death and dismemberment is $10,798; long term disability is $16,785 and the employee asistance program is $2,900. The total increase over 2017 is $10,247 or .59 of a percent. (7097/Action Item 1) Approved 3-0

155. Appoint seven members to the Marina Advisory Committee? The committee was created in 1991. Appointed: Loren Kapp representing active commercial fishing; Robert Brooks representing boathouse owners; Dick Cathell and Linda Thomson representing recreational boaters; Julie Winkler and Jon Alexander representing liveaboards; Ross Tennant representing merchant leaseholders. (7098/Action Item 2) Approved 3-0

156. Small Works Roster. Contracts under $300,000 fall within the executive director’s spending authority; they only require commission notification. Boathouse demolition project, $28,697; Salish Star boathouse project, $266,104; F Street sprinkler removal project, $42,138. (7100/Consent Agenda B) Approved 3-0

157. Authorize the executive director to sign a lease with Sculpture Northwest for a sculpture in exchange for rental property for one year? The port will acquire a scupture from Sculpture Northwest with a market value of $15,000 in exchange for approximately 1,170 feet of rental premises at 3928 Williamson Way for the storage, maintenance and repair of art scultpures. The additional $7,980 value of the sculpture above the base rent of $7,020 will be donated to the Port of Bellingham. (7102/Consent Agenda D) Approved 3-0

Action Taken at December 19, 2017 Meeting

Shall the commission:

158. Establish a policy and procedure for public access to port records and collection of fees? (Public hearing held) In 1972, Washington State voters passed the Public Records Act. The commission has updated public access and fees a number of times (Resolutions 968, 1109, 1221, 1221-A, 1260 and 1332) since they were established in 1990. Resolution 1367 (7143/Action Item #1) Approved 3-0

159. Adopt the 2018 recreation, conservation and public access plan? (Public hearing held at 12/5 meeting.) Resolution 1295 is repealed and Resolution 1368 is approved. To be eligible for state grants the plan is required to be updated every six years. Resolution 1295 was passed at the 3/15/2011 meeting, vote #51. Some changes were made in the draft plan based on commission direction, written and public comments. Resolution 1367 (7144/Action Item #2) Approved 3-0

160. Approve a three-month land lease with Ginkgo Trading of Port Angeles for property located adjacent to 1001 F Street? Ginkgo Trading is the Washington State arm of Nollen Trading, a Dutch based producer and trader of wood chips. Ginkgo is planning to expand into Whatcom County and will lease a small amount of property (approximately 26,500 square feet) to store pulp logs and to ensure a sufficient supply of woods chips. The lease runs from 1/1/2018 through 3/31/2018. (7145/Action Item 3) Approved 3-0

161. Renew a lease with Best Recycling for three years? Best Recycling leases 950 square feet in the Bayview Center Building, Suite 240. Commissioner Elect Ken Bell is president of the company. The lease begins on 5/1/2018 and ends on 5/1/2012. The rent for this transaction is $79,672. (7146/Action Item 4) Approved 2-0-1, Dan Robbins abstained because he had worked on the Ken Bell campaign.

162. Approve a lease with Andrew Lai for Suite 112 and 114 in the Bayview Center Building? Andrew Lai, DDS, has practiced general and cosmetic dentistry for seven years and is relocating his practice from Gig Harbor to Bellingham. The five-year lease will commence on 2/1/2018 with a monthly rent of $3,240, after two years the rent will increase 2 percent per year. (7147/Action Item #5) Approved 3-0

163. Approve leases with five businesses at 801 Roeder Avenue? The property was previously owned by the city of Bellingham. When the city considered developing the property into a homeless shelter the port exercised its right to purchase the property and acquired it on 7/27/2017. The tenants are various marine trade activities, they are: Northwest Diesel Power, ShipShap Professional Yacht Care, Hal Thesen Yacht Services, Dave Peterson and Pacific Marine Electric. The initial terms are 2 years with a 2-year renewal option except Pacific Marine Electic that is opting for initial 1-year term 1-year renewal option followed by a 2-year renewal option. (7149/Action Item #7) Approved 3-0

164. Adopt rules, regulations and rates handbook for Blaine Harbor, Squalicum Harbor and Bellingham Cruise Terminal? The handboook (Resolution 1354) was approved at the 10/4/2016 meeting, vote #168. This update makes minor changes to the rules and regulations. Resolution 1354-A (7150/ Consent Agenda H) Approved 3-0

165. Designate the director of finance as the official responsible for informing the public of the port’s intent to issue tax-exempt bonds? The designation expires on 1/31/2019. 7152/Consent Agenda B (Resolution 1183-O) Approved 3-0

166. Authorize the executive director to sign a settlement agreement with the Bedivere Insurance Company for remediation costs at the Westman Marine site? Since 1966, the Boundary Fish Company has leased port property which includes part of the Westman Marine site. The state informed the port it is a potentially liable person for the hazardous substance spill at the site. The port presented a claim to Bedivere as the company that issued the liability policy in 1976. The port and Bedivere have reach an agreement. Bedivere pay the port $672,023 in exchanged the release of claims againgainst Bedivere. (7155/Consent Agenda E) Approved 3-0

167. Authorize the executive director to sign a $301,395 contract extension with Five Star Services of Fort Lee, New Jersey for janitorial services? Five Star will provide janitorial services at 28 port facilities except the airport. A contingency fee of $30,000 brings the total contract to $331,395. The contract runs from 2/1/2018 through 1/31/2019. (7156/Consent Agenda F) Approved 3-0

168. Approve a management agreement with Northwest Discovery Project to operate the Marine Life Center? In 1995, the port entered into a yearly agreement with the Northwest Discovery Project to operate the Marine Life Center. The last agreement expired on 12/31/2017. This agreement is for one year, it expires on 12/31/2018. It will cost the port $86,000 to operate the Marine Life Center in 2018. (7157/Consent Agenda G) Approved 3-0

169. Authorize the executive director to sign a $89,920 contract (amendment #15) with Anchor QEA of Seattle for environmental samplings and reporting for the Central Waterfont site? The site is approximately 55 acres that has been used for bulk fueling, boat yard operations, rock crushing and municipal waste disposal. At the 5/14/2012 meeting, vote #90, the commission authorized a contract with Anchor QEA to complete the remedial investigation/feasibility study at the Central Waterfront site. The next step is the development of a cleanup plan. This site falls under the Model Toxics Control Act making 50 percent of cleanup costs eligible for state grants. This amendment brings the total contract to $1,240,620. (7162/ Consent Agenda L) Approved 3-0

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