Watching Government

  April 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at February 9, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 37. Appoint Dorie Belisle to the Portage Bay Shellfish District Advisory Committee? She is a former manager (2001 – 2008) of the Tenmile Creek watershed project and is currently a … Continue reading

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  April 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 2, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 13. Combine three improvement projects for the Sumas property leased by Teal Jones? The roof, wood siding, exterior windows and storefront door will be replaced. Minor rot and water damage … Continue reading

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  April 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at February 8, 2021 Meeting Update on Covid-19 Response: Erika Lautenbach, Whatcom County Health Department Director, announced that as of 2/5/2021, there are 34 enrolled provider sites that offer vaccines. This week, Whatcom County has received 3,275 doses … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at January 12, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the executive to sign a $572,717 contract (amendment #5) with Compass Health of Everett for behavioral health services? At the 12/6/2016 meeting, vote #237, the council voted provide … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at January 4, 2021 Meeting Shall the council: 1. Authorize the mayor to allow the temporary use of private facilities to provide emergency Covid-19 responses? Current city code authorizes the mayor to “make and issue orders which shall … Continue reading

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  March 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at January 5, 2021 Meeting Shall the commission: 1. Modify a lease agreement with two food and beverage concessionaires at the Bellingham airport? A three-month rate abatement (July through September 2020) for Scotty Brown’s Restaurant (WGR Airport LLC) … Continue reading

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  February 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at December 7, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 223. Authorize the mayor to sign a $75,000 settlement agreement with Moriah Ginn? When the body of Bradley Ginn, Sr. was waiting at a fire station to be transported to … Continue reading

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  February 2021

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at December 8, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 114. Reaffirm Chmelik, Sitkin, & Davis as the port’s legal counsel for 2020? The firm’s hourly rate will remain $275.00 for principals, and actual billing rates for associates and paralegals. … Continue reading

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  February 2021

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at December 8, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 249. Authorize the executive to sign a $50,668 contract (amendment #7) with Action Cleaning Services of Bremerton for custodial services? At the 3/22/2016 meeting, vote #50, council voted to provide … Continue reading

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  January 2021

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at November 9, 2020 Meeting Mayor’s Report: The mayor announced two appointments to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The board provides recommendations on plans and programs designed to enable the Department of Parks and Recreation to maintain … Continue reading

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