Watching Government

  April 2020

Whatcom County Council

Action Taken at February 11, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 21. Authorize the executive to sign a $96,000 contract with Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center of Bellingham? The contract will fund the coordination of supervised child visitation or exchange services, including: … Continue reading

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  April 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at February 4, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 11. Authorize the executive director to sign the 2020-2023 collective bargaining agreement with the Inlandboatmen’s Union? The 2015-2019 collective bargaining agreement was approved at the 4/18/2015 meeting, vote #113, and … Continue reading

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  April 2020

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at February 10, 2020 Meeting Shall the council: 15. Authorize the mayor to sign a $175,000 settlement agreement with Joshua Travis? The following terms must be met by the plaintiff: dismissal of a lawsuit and resolution of all … Continue reading

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  March 2020

Port of Bellingham Commission

Action Taken at the January 7, 2020 Meeting Shall the commission: 1. Approve liability insurance standards for port agreements for fiscal year 2020? It includes items like lease agreements, rental agreements, boat rental agreements, ground transportation, airline lease, air taxi, … Continue reading

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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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