Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum

Action Taken at April 3, 2018 Meeting
Shall the commission:

48. Approve lease modifications with rental car agencies operating at the Bellingham airport? The modifications are with Avis Rent a Car System; Budget Rent a Car System; EAN Holdings (Enterprise) and The Hertz Corporation. Rental car customers will pay a customer facility charge of $3.50 per day to fund the design, construction and operation of a quick turnaround facility. It will double the number of wash bays from two to four and allow vehicle refueling, which is currently done off property. The effective date of the the change is 6/1/2018. (7375/Consent Agenda B) Approved 3-0

49. Authorize the executive director to sign a $26,155 contract (amendment #7) with Wilson Engineering of Bellingham for several surveying tasks within the Waterfront District? Wilson will perform lot line adjustments, utility and access easements and the first specific binding site plan. This amendment brings the total contract to $151,652. (7376/Censent Agenda C) Approved 3-0

50. Approve a lease with Lakeside Marine for premises at the Fairhaven Marine Industrial Park? The company specializes in the design, construction, maintenance and repair of dock facilities at lakeside properties. It has beeen leasing space for boat storage in the warehouse adjacent to the Bellingham Cruise Terminal and wants to consolidate storge facilities and to fabricate floats and docks. The company will expand from 8,400 to 25,390 square feet in building one at the Fairhaven Marine Industrial Park. Rent for the two-year lease will be $186,600. (7379/Action Item 1) Approved 3-0

51. Authorize the executive director to award the winning bid of $96,710 to Unitec of Seattle for the purchase of two used truck scales for the Bellingham Shipping Terminal? The port is renting scales from Unitec so it can purchase them saving teardown and transportation charges. A contingency fee of $9,671 brings the total amount to $106,381. (Resolution 1369) 7380/Action Item 2 Approved 3-0

52. Authorize the executive director to sign a $33,500 contract with TranspoGroup of Kirkland for engineering assistance in the creation of a quiet zone crossing at the Fairhaven boat launch? It will survey, develop design alternatives, design improvements and coordinate all permits. A contingency fee of $3,350 brings the total contract to $36,850. (7381/Action Item 3) Approved 3-0

53. Authorize the executive director to sign a $56,274 sole-source contract with Airside Solutions of Auburn for a lighting control and monitoring system computer upgrade at the Bellingham airport? Airside Solutions installed an ADB Safeguard airport light control system at the airport and is the sole source distributor in Washington State. (7382/Action Item 4) Approved 3-0

54. Authorize the executive director to apply for a state grant to reimburse the port for the disposal of a derelict ailing vessel? The 40 foot vessel was anchored near the foot of Cornwall Avenue and sunk during a winter storm. The owner did not take responsibility for the vessel and the port took possession. Total disposal costs to the port was $6,593. The port is seeking reimbursement for 90 percent of the disposal costs. (7384/Consent Agenda G) Approved 3-0

55. Modify the lease with Bellingham Aviation Services? The business has been a Bellingham airport tennant since 2004 and offers both piston and turbine maintenance, inspections, repairs, flight lessons and charters. The lease modification will allow the sale of beer and/or wine for off-premises consumption. The lease will expire on 12/31/2023. (7385/Consent Agenda E) Approved 3-0

56. Authorize the executive director to sign a $30,570 contract with Tinnea & Associates of Seattle to provide engineering services for the Blaine Harbor breakwater? The zink coating of the splash zone has significent degradation and needs to be repaired. Tinnea & Associates will provide a corrosion inspection and bid documents. A contingency fee of $3,057 brings the total contract to $33,627. (7390/Consent Agenda D) Approved 3-0

Action Taken at April 17, 2018 Meeting
Shall the commission:

57. Authorize the executive director to accept a state grant not to exceed $154,206 for costs associated with the purchase of pump-out equipment, associated infrastructure and annual maintenanace costs at Blaine Harbor? The grant will pay for 75 percent of the purchase and installation of two sewage pump-out facilities at Gate 1 and Gate 2. The cost to install these systems is estimated at $205,607. (7410/Consent Agenda B) Approved 3-0

58. Authorize the executive director to spend $54,210 to upgrading lighting at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal? North Coast Electric of Bellingham will replace high-pressure sodium lighting with light-emitting diode fixtures at loading docks, yard and warehouse facilities. It will reduce power usage and lower maintenance costs. Puget Sound Energy grants cover approximately 50 percent of the fixture costs. (7411/Consent Agenda C) Approved 3-0

59. Authorize the executive director to sign an $190,000 release and settlement agreement with Starr Indemnity & Liability Company and Alaska National Insurance Company? A boathouse fire at Squalicum Harbor on 3/30/2012, killed two people and destroyed 12 boats. The total estimated cost of environmental cleanup and damage to port property is $1,287,754. The port’s insurance carriers, the Lexington Insurance Company and Starr Indemnity & Liability Company paid the port for all its losses arising from the fire. Since the port has been compensated for its losses, the $190,000 payment goes to Starr Indemnity & Liability Company which has paid all the defense costs. (7412/Consent Agenda D) Approved 3-0

60. Authorize the executive director to sign a $49,974 contract with BergerABAM of Federal Way for project management, preliminary bulkhead design and permit support for the Blaine Harbor bulkhead replacement project? An assessment determined that approximately 1,350 linear feet of bulkhead is in poor to critical consdition. Approximately 60 linear feet adjacent to Pound Pacific Seafoods and Starfish Seafoods has been completed. The Boundary Fish pier and the southside of the Walsh Marin bulkhead are being considered for replacement. A contingency fee of $4,997 brings the total contract to $54,971. (7413/Action Item 1) Approved 3-0

61. Authorize the executive director to sign a consent decree with the state of Washington to perform cleanup actions at the Blaine Marina Inc site? From the 1950s until 2015 the site was a fueling facility. It requires remediation under the Model Toxics Control Act. At the 3/6/2012 meeting, vote #43, the commisssion authorized the excutive director to sign an agreed order with the state of Washington to perform a remedial investigation/feasibility study and interim action (bulkhead repair) at Blaine Marina. The study has been completed and the cleanup action will be performed. It consists of removal of existing above ground storage tanks, building demolition, excavation of contaminated soil with off-site disposal, surface restoration, bioremediation and monitoring. (7414/ Action Item 2) Approved 3-0

62. Authorize the executive director to sign documents in connection with Cohanim Bellwether? Subleases in excess of 10 years require port approval. The sublease between Cohanim Bellwether and Whatcom Education Credit Union meets this threshold. The trademark terms “Bellwether on the Bay” and “Bellwether” can be used by the sublessee so long as it is used in good taste. (7417/Action Item 3) Approved 3-0

63. Authorize the executive director to sign all documents to complete the sale of 1.7 acres (purchase price $1,601,887) for Project 2 to Harcourt Bellingham? At the 3/31/2015 special meeting, vote #53, the commission approved the right of Harcourt Bellingham (headquarters: Dublin, Ireland) to develop 18.8 within the Waterfront District. The purchase must be completed by 5/7/2018. Resolution 1371 (7418/Action Item 4) Approved 3-0

64. Authorize the Port of Bellingham to provide Social Security coverage to eligible law enforcement officers’ and fire fighters’ retirement system members? Affected members will need to vote on a referendum in favor of voluntary Social Security coverage. It will be binding on future employees. (Resoution 1372) Approved 3-0

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