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Action Taken at March 6, 2018 Meeting

Shall the commission:
33. Authorize the executive director to sign project #2 — waterfront residential building redevelopment — submitted by Harcourt Bellingham? At the 3/31/2015 special meeting, vote #53, the commisssion authorized the exeutive director to sign a master development agreement with Harcourt (headquarters Dublin, Ireland) to develop 18.8 acres within the Waterfront District. The Granery Building is project #1. Project #2 includes three buildings with underground parking for 144 cars and 72 bicycles, approximately 136,000 square feet of residential and 26,000 square feet of commercial (retail, restaurant, etc.) along with 15,000 square feet of dedicated public open space. The proposed buildings are four stories tall with an estimated construction cost of $32 million. Construction is expect to begin August 2018 and occupancy in October 2019. (7315/Action Item 1) Approved 2-1, Michael Shepard opposed.

34. Award 2018 Small City Economical Development grants totaling $84,135 to Everson, Ferndale, Lynden and Sumas? The port started the small cities grant program in 2004. The city of Lynden will receive $15,000 ($15,000 match) for the West Front Street reconstruction project. The city of Ferndale will receive $10,000 ($10,000 match) for wayfinding signage as part of the tourism promotion program. The city of Everson will receive $20,000 ($20,000 match) for Lincoln Street improvements. The city of Sumas will receive $13,250 ($13,250 match) to create an accurate base map of the city. New grants are $58,250 and two unfinished Ferndale and Lynden projects from 2017 are $26,135 for a grand total of $84,135. (7317/Action Item 2) Approved 3-0

35. Authorize the executive director to spend $1,385,318 to purchase new/used equipment for the Bellingham Shipping Terminal? A selection committee made recommendations for the purchase. The equipment will include six trailers ($238,377), two forklifts ($306,471), two yard tractors ($228,270), one reach stacker ($387,189) and one front loader ($225,009). 7319/Action Item 4 (Resolution 1369) Approved 3-0

36. Authorize the executive director to sign a $20,110 contract (amendment #1) with Pacific Surveying & Engineering for Mitchell Way sidewalk project? The sidewalk connects West Bakerview Road with Airport Drive. This amendment will improve storm drainage along West Bakerview Road between Williamson Way and Airport Way. This amendment brings the total contract to $77,584. (7321/Consent Agenda B) Approved 3-0

37. Authorize the executive director to sign a $98,179 work order to dispose of two derelict vessels in Bellingham ($80,085) and Blaine ($18,094)? The port has been unable to contact the legal owners. Port staff has determined neither vessel is salvageable. The Blaine vessel is a 41 foot sailboat and Bellingham vessel is a 44 foot sailboat that is only accessable by water. The state of Washington will reimburse the port for 90 percent of the disposal costs. A contingency fee of $15,709 brings the total to $113,888. (7322/ Concent Agenda C) Approved 3-0

Action Taken at March 20, 2018 Meeting

Shall the commission:
38. Authorize the director of finance to negotiate and approve specific terms with U.S. Bancorp for the purchase of Bellingham Shipping Terminal new/used equipment? (Public hearing held) At the 3/6/2018 meeting, vote #35, the commission approved the equipment purchase. A 10 year term at a rate of 3.58 percent for $1.38 million results is semi-annual payment of approximately $83,000 for 10 years. 7342/Action Item 1 (Resolution 1370) Approved 3-0

39. Authorize the executive director to sign a $248,20 contract (amendment #14) with Floyd Snider of Seattle for consulting support of the Harris Avenue shipyard cleanup? A draft sediments remedial investigation/feasibility study was completed in 2004. The state requested that it be expanded to include upland property. At the 5/6/2008 meeting, vote #66, the commission authorized a complete remedial investigation/feasibility study at the shipyard. The commission amended the contract at the 4/19/2011 meeting, vote #73; 11/6/2012 meeting, vote #167; 4/15/2014 meeting, vote #56; 12/2/2014 meeting, vote #148 and 3/21/2017 meeting, vote 35. This amendment brings the total contract to $2,659,755. (7343/Action Item 2) Approved 3-0

40. Authorize the executive director to sign a $245,735 contract with RMC Architects of Bellingham for the design, permitting and estimated support for three projects? Demolish the Blaine Harbor webhouse and construct a replacement, it consists of storage lockers and work space for commercial fisherman. Replace the pavement between Blaine webhouses 2 and 3. Construct an enclosed work space for boat repair at 218 McMillan Avenue in Blaine. A contingency fee of $24,574 brings the total contract to $270,309. (7344/Action Item 3) Approved 3-0

41. Approve a third lease mofication with The Landing at Colony Wharf? Chevron donated the property at 1020 C Street to the port; see the 11/2/2004 meeting, vote #109. The property is part of the old Roeder garbage dump. At the 9/5/2006 meeting, vote #102, The Landings at Colony Wharf entered into a harbor land lease for approximately 3.52 acres of land. At the 5/5/2014 meeting, vote #61, the commission approve a 10-year land lease with The Landings at Colony Wharf? The port will be conducting a remedial investigation/feasibility study during the lease period. The second lease modication took place at 4/19/2016 meeting, vote #72. (7345/Action Item 4) Approved 3-0

42. Authorize the executive director to sign a $67,413 contract (amendment #3) with Ashton Engineering of Bellingham for the next phase of the I & J Street float and pier project? All American Marine will use the facility for the testing and the certification processing for vessels produced at the Hilton Avenue facility. The contract was initially approved at the 3/1/2016 meeting, vote #54, it provided for 30 percent of the design and permits of the project. It was amended at the 2/7/2017 meeting, vote #22, for 60 percent of the design stage. This amendment is for the final phase of design and permitting, it brings the total contract to $316,038. (7348/Concent Agenda B) Approved 3-0

43. Authorize the executive director to sign a $98,200 contract with The Greenbusch Group of Seattle for three heating, ventilating and air conditioning projects? The projects are the second floor of the Bayview Building at 12 Bellwether Way. The Fairhaven Station (transportation terminal for rail, bus and shuttle services) at 401 Harris Street and improving air flow at the All American Marine paint spray area at 1010 Hilton Avenue. A contingency fee of $9,820 bring the total contract to $108,020. (7349/Consent Agenda C) Approved 3-0

44. Authorize the executive director to sign a $66,000 contract (amendment #12) with Moffatt & Nichol of Long Beach, California? The contract was initially approved at the 4//21/2015 meeting, vote #64, for surveying, engineering, design and construction support services for the Bellingham Shipping Terminal and former GP pier. This amendment will complete design and permitting for the repairs to the north and central terminals and improve stormwater quality. The project is expected to be completed in February 2019. A contingency fee of $6,600 brings the amendment to $72,6000 and the total contract to $517,810. (7350/Consent Agenda D) Approved 3-0

45. Authorize the executive director to accept a state grant for reinburse costs not to exceed $27,586 for the installation of boat sewage disposal equipment? The grant will support the purchase of equipment to replace two pumping carts and one fixed pumpout station at Squalicum Harbor. The total cost is estimated at $36,70. The port will provide 25 percent in matching funds. (7351/Consent Agenda E) Approved 3-0

46. Authorize the executive director to sign an agreement with San Juan Sailing for the disposal of an abandoned vessel? San Jaun Sailing rents 53 moorage slips at Squalicum Harbor. In 2015, San Juan Sailing sublet a slip to the owner of a cement sailboat. Th owner is currently in a care facility and does not have the finances to dispose of the vessel. The state Derelict Vessel Removal Program will reimburse the the port up to 90 percent of the disposal. San Juan Sailing is responsible for all costs not covered by the state. (7352/Consent Agenda F) Approved 3-0

47. Authorize the executive director to sign an $140,176 release and settlement agreement with Starr Indemnity & Liability Company and AGCS Marine 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 $140,176 payment goes to Starr Indemnity & Liability Company which has paid all the defense costs. (7554/Consent Agenda I) Approved 3-0





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