Current Agenda

For Regular Council and Committee meetings on July 21, 2015
Agenda.pdf
Agenda packet.pdf This is a very large document that may take some time to open.

Community members who require special assistance to participate in our meetings are asked to contact our office at least 96 hours in advance.


As a courtesy to all meeting attendees, cellular phone use is prohibited in the council chambers,

Accessible parking is available near the Courthouse south entrance.

Our regular council meetings are broadcast on BTV10, Comcast channel 10, at 7:00 p.m. on the two Wednesdays following each Tuesday evening county council meeting.

COUNCIL COMMITTEE SCHEDULES

COUNCIL NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Members:  Barry Buchanan, Satpal Sidhu, Carl Weimer
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 

1. Discussion with Planning and Development Services long range planning staff on the progress and anticipated outcomes of the Whatcom County Agriculture-Watershed Pilot Project (AB2015-220)

Other Business
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COUNCIL FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE
Members:  Rud Browne, Barry Buchanan, Satpal SIdhu
11 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Executive Reports

Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council


1. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Tetra Tech Inc. to complete Birch Point, Terrell Creek Urban Area, and Point Whitehorn Subwatershed Master Planning, in the amount of $174,227 (AB2015-221) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Bertrand Watershed Improvement District for de Boer Levee Repair and Culvert Replacement Project, in the amount of $10,000 (AB2015-222) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Zone Flood Control District Board of Supervisors)

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Public Utility District #1 for de Boer Levee Repair and Culvert Replacement Project, in the amount of $10,000 (AB2015-223) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Public Utility District #4 for de Boer Levee Repair and Culvert Replacement Project, in the amount of $10,000 (AB2015-224) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

5. Request approval for the County Executive to award Bid #15-53 to low bidder, Carman’s Construction LLC, for the de Boer culvert replacement project, in the amount of $88,858.57 (AB2015-225) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a joint funding agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District (WCFCZD) and the United States Geological Survey for funding towards a study to evaluate the Nooksack River’s geomorphic response to sediment loads to help manage flood risk and drainage issues, in the amount of $442,500 total, with the WCFCZD share of $265,500 (AB2015-226) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

7. Ordinance amending the 2015 Whatcom County Budget, eighth request, in the amount of $137,713 (AB2015-215)   

Council "Consent Agenda" Items

1. Request approval for the County Executive to enter in to a contract amendment between Whatcom County and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for increased funding to construct a new web-based directory of mental health providers in Whatcom County, in the amount of $3000 (AB2015-227)   

2. Request approval for the County Executive to award Bid #15-54 for the supply of rubber molded steel apron flaps for the Lummi Island ferry terminal to the responsive bidder, Scougal Rubber Corporation, in the amount of $145,603.60 (AB2015-228)   

3. Request approval for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal cooperative agreement between Whatcom County and Skagit County for a Nurse-family Partnership Program nurse supervisor, in the amount of $28,000 (AB2015-229)   

4. Request approval for the County Executive to allow public works to purchase fleet vehicle parts using Washington State Contract #01809 from vendors AutoZone, General Parts, Genuine Auto Parts (dba NAPA), Parts Wholesalers, and Seattle Automotive Distributing, for a total expenditure not to exceed $80,000 (AB2015-230)   

5. Request approval for the County Executive to enter into a collective bargaining agreement between Whatcom County and Teamsters Local Union 231 Corrections Deputies and Sergeants bargaining unit (AB2015-231)   

Other Business
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PUBLIC WORKS, HEALTH, AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
Members:  Barbara Brenner, Pete Kremen, Ken Mann
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 

1. Discussion of a proposed ordinance establishing Whatcom County Code Section 5.20.105, Fireworks – Special Circumstances, to allow the County to prohibit the discharge of private fireworks during emergency conditions (AB2015-218)

Other Business
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COUNCIL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
6:15  6:45p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Council Conference Room, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 

1. Discussion with Public Works staff regarding a potential property acquisition for flood purposes (AB2015-018) (discussion may be closed to the public pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (1)(b)) Agenda Revision

Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council

1. Request approval to amend the contract with Van Ness Feldman, LLC, for outside legal representation in Growth Management Hearings Board case number 12-2-0013, in the amount of $10,000, for a total contract amount of $160,000 (AB2014-136C) (discussion may be closed to the public pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (1)(i))

Other Business
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COUNCIL AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL

Councilmembers Present:
Weimer, Buchanan, Browne, Brenner, Sidhu, Kremen
Absent:
Mann

FLAG SALUTE
ANNOUNCEMENTS

If you will be handing out paperwork to councilmembers, please give one copy to the clerk for our office files.  Thank you.

CITIZEN BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANCIES
Each agenda features at least one council-appointed citizen board, commission, or committee that currently has unfilled positions.  Council encourages qualified Whatcom county registered voters who are interested in participating in county government to submit an application for this or any committee vacancy. For more information or an application, please visit the Council website, or call, email, or visit the Council Office.

Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force (11 Vacancies with 2-year or 4-year terms)
Applicants must be a representative of one of the following: Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access (WAHA), Peace Health St. Joseph, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)/Community Health Center, emergency medical services, community action agency, mental health or substance abuse treatment provider, consumer or family member of behavioral health services, or concerned citizen.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

1. Presentation of the Behavioral Health Revenue Advisory Committee Quarterly Report to Council (AB2015-117A)
Presented

MINUTES CONSENT

1. Surface Water Work Session for March 24, 2015 - Approved Consent 5-0, Browne abstained

2. Special Committee of the Whole for March 31, 2015 (6:15 p.m.) - Approved Consent 6-0

3. Regular County Council for March 31, 2015 - Approved Consent 6-0

4. Special Committee of the Whole for April 14, 2015 - Approved Consent 6-0

5. Regular County Council for April 14, 2015 - Approved Consent 6-0

6. Surface Water Work Session for April 21, 2015 - Approved Consent 5-0, Browne abstained

7. Committee of the Whole for April 28, 2015 - Approved Consent 6-0

8. Committee of the Whole for May 26, 2015 - Approved Consent 6-0


PUBLIC HEARINGS
Audience members who wish to address the council during a public hearing are asked to sign up at the back of the room before the meeting begins.  The council chair will ask those who have signed up to form a line at the podium.   Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council. Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments.  When a large group of individuals supports the same position on an issue, we encourage the selection of one or two representatives to speak on behalf of the entire group.

1. Resolution regarding a petition for the vacation of a portion of Delta Line Road No. 146, filed by Scott and Iris Loomer, et al. (AB2015-115A)
Approved 6-0, Resolution 2015-025

2. Ordinance proposing an amendment to the Whatcom County Charter to require a supermajority of either the entire Charter Review Commission or the County Council to propose Charter amendments (AB2015-216
Amended and Adopted 5-1, Brenner opposed, Ordinance 2015-032

OPEN SESSION (20 MINUTES)
During open session, audience members can speak to the council on any issue not scheduled for public hearing or related to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project (GPT).  Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council.  Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments. 

CONSENT AGENDA
Items under this section of the agenda may be considered in a single motion.  Councilmembers have received and studied background material on all items.  Committee review has taken place on these items, as indicated.  Any member of the public, administrative staff, or council may ask that an item be considered separately.

(From Finance and Administrative Services Committee) 

1. Request approval for the County Executive to enter in to a contract amendment between Whatcom County and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for increased funding to construct a new web-based directory of mental health providers in Whatcom County, in the amount of $3000 (AB2015-227)   
Approved Consent 6-0

2. Request approval for the County Executive to award Bid #15-54 for the supply of rubber molded steel apron flaps for the Lummi Island ferry terminal to the responsive bidder, Scougal Rubber Corporation, in the amount of $145,603.60 (AB2015-228)   
Approved Consent 6-0

3. Request approval for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal cooperative agreement between Whatcom County and Skagit County for a Nurse-family Partnership Program nurse supervisor, in the amount of $28,000 (AB2015-229)   
Approved Consent 6-0

4. Request approval for the County Executive to allow public works to purchase fleet vehicle parts using Washington State Contract #01809 from vendors AutoZone, General Parts, Genuine Auto Parts (dba NAPA), Parts Wholesalers, and Seattle Automotive Distributing, for a total expenditure not to exceed $80,000 (AB2015-230)   
Approved Consent 6-0

5. Request approval for the County Executive to enter into a collective bargaining agreement between Whatcom County and Teamsters Local Union 231 Corrections Deputies and Sergeants bargaining unit (AB2015-231)   
Approved Consent 6-0

OTHER ITEMS

(From Finance and Administrative Services Committee)

1. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Tetra Tech Inc. to complete Birch Point, Terrell Creek Urban Area, and Point Whitehorn Subwatershed Master Planning, in the amount of $174,227 (AB2015-221) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)
Approved 6-0

2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Bertrand Watershed Improvement District for de Boer Levee Repair and Culvert Replacement Project, in the amount of $10,000 (AB2015-222) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Zone Flood Control District Board of Supervisors)
Approved 6-0

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Public Utility District #1 for de Boer Levee Repair and Culvert Replacement Project, in the amount of $10,000 (AB2015-223) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)
Approved 6-0

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Public Utility District #4 for de Boer Levee Repair and Culvert Replacement Project, in the amount of $10,000 (AB2015-224) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)
Approved 6-0

5. Request approval for the County Executive to award Bid #15-53 to low bidder, Carman’s Construction LLC, for the de Boer culvert replacement project, in the amount of $88,858.57 (AB2015-225) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)
Approved 6-0

6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a joint funding agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District (WCFCZD) and the United States Geological Survey for funding towards a study to evaluate the Nooksack River’s geomorphic response to sediment loads to help manage flood risk and drainage issues, in the amount of $442,500 total, with the WCFCZD share of $265,500 (AB2015-226) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)
Approved 6-0

7. Ordinance amending the 2015 Whatcom County Budget, eighth request, in the amount of $137,713 (AB2015-215)   
Adopted 6-0, Ordinance 2015-033

(From Committee of the Whole)

8. Request approval to amend the contract with Van Ness Feldman, LLC, for outside legal representation in Growth Management Hearings Board case number 12-2-0013, in the amount of $10,000, for a total contract amount of $160,000 (AB2014-136C)
Approved 5-1, Weimer opposed

(No Committee Assignment)

9. Receipt and forwarding of Whatcom County Charter Review Commission proposed amendments to the Whatcom County voters (AB2015-219)
Received and forwarded 6-0

10. Appointment of Pro and Con Statement Committees to write statements for the local voter’s pamphlet on Charter amendments proposed by the Whatcom County Charter Review Commissions (AB2015-219A) List of committee applicants
List of committee appointments

11. Appointment of Pro and Con Statement Committees to write statements for the local voter’s pamphlet on Charter amendments proposed by the Whatcom County Council (AB2015-236) List of committee applicants
List of committee appointments

12.   Appointment of Pro and Con Statement Committees to write statements for the local voter’s pamphlet on the ballot proposition to authorize the County Council to fix and impose a local sales and use tax of two-tenths of one percent (20 cents for every $100) to provide funding for costs associated with financing, design, acquisition, construction, equipping, operating, maintaining, remodeling, repairing, re-equipping, and improvements of jail facilities and other public safety purposes (AB2015-047Q) - Second Agenda Revision
List of committee appointments

INTRODUCTION ITEMS 
Council action will not be taken.  The council may accept these items for introduction (no action) in a single motion.  Changes, in terms of committee assignment for example, may be made at this time.

1. Receipt of applications for the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force, applicants: various (AB2015-47 O)
Introduced 6-0  (deadline for any other applications is 10 a.m. on July 28, 2015) (proposed schedule – August 4 Council)

2. Ordinance amending the 2015 Whatcom County Budget, ninth request, in the amount of $67,710 (AB2015-232)
Introduced 6-0  (proposed schedule – August 4 Finance and Administrative Services Committee and Council)
  
3. Resolution approving recommendations on applications for open space current use assessment (AB2015-233)
 Introduced 6-0 (proposed schedule – August 4 Natural Resources Committee and Council public hearing)

4. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Chapter 10.34, Ferry Rates, and the Whatcom County Unified Fee Schedule (AB2014-426B)
Introduced 6-0 (proposed schedule – August 4 public hearing)

5. Ordinance amending the initial East Whatcom Regional Resource Center Project Budget (amendment No. 6 to Ordinance 2008-025) to add $62,098.52 of expenditure authority, for a total amended project budget amount of $5,047,571 (AB2015-234)
Introduced 6-0 (proposed schedule – August 4 Finance and Administrative Services Committee and Council)  

6. Resolution adopting the updated Whatcom County Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (AB2015-235) (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)
Introduced 6-0 (proposed schedule – August 4 Public Works, Health, and Safety Committee and Council)

7. Ordinance amending Ordinance 2015-025, which created a Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force intended to provide recommendations, oversight, and specific timeframes on the development of new, or enhancement of existing, programs designed along a continuum that effectively reduces incarceration of individuals struggling with mental illness and chemical dependency, and minimizes jail utilization by pretrial defendants who can safely be released (AB2015-047P) - Second Agenda Revision
Amended and Introduced 6-0 (proposed schedule – August 4 Committee of the Whole and Council)

COMMITTEE REPORTS, OTHER ITEMS, AND COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES

ADJOURN
The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue.




Community members who require special assistance to participate in our meetings are asked to contact our office at least 96 hours in advance.

As a courtesy to all meeting attendees, cellular phone use is prohibited in the council chambers,

Accessible parking is available near the Courthouse south entrance.

Our regular council meetings are broadcast on BTV10, Comcast channel 10, at 7:00 p.m. on the two Wednesdays following each Tuesday evening county council meeting.

COUNCIL COMMITTEE SCHEDULES

COUNCIL NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Members:  Barry Buchanan, Rud Browne, Carl Weimer
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

COUNCIL FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE
Members:  Rud Browne, Barry Buchanan, Ken Mann
11 a.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Executive Reports



Committee Discussion



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council 


(Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

Council "Consent Agenda" Items



Other Business

___________________________________________________________________________________

PUBLIC WORKS, HEALTH, AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
Members:  Barbara Brenner, Pete Kremen, Ken Mann
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Members:  Barbara Brenner, Rud Browne, Ken Mann
3 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

COUNCIL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
--- p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Council Conference Room, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion


Other Business


 
COUNCIL AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
7 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
FLAG SALUTE
ANNOUNCEMENTS


If you will be handing out paperwork to councilmembers, please give one copy to the clerk for our office files.  Thank you.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION



CITIZEN BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANCIES
Each agenda features at least one council-appointed citizen board, commission, or committee that currently has unfilled positions.  Council encourages qualified Whatcom county registered voters who are interested in participating in county government to submit an application for this or any committee vacancy. For more information or an application, please visit the Council website, or call, email, or visit the Council Office.



PUBLIC HEARINGS
Audience members who wish to address the council during a public hearing are asked to sign up at the back of the room before the meeting begins.  The council chair will ask those who have signed up to form a line at the podium.   Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council. Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments.  When a large group of individuals supports the same position on an issue, we encourage the selection of one or two representatives to speak on behalf of the entire group.

OPEN SESSION (20 MINUTES)
During open session, audience members can speak to the council on any issue not scheduled for public hearing or related to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project (GPT).  Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council.  Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments. 



CONSENT AGENDA
Items under this section of the agenda may be considered in a single motion.  Councilmembers have received and studied background material on all items.  Committee review has taken place on these items, as indicated.  Any member of the public, administrative staff, or council may ask that an item be considered separately.

From Finance and Administrative Services Committee

OTHER ITEMS

From Natural Resources Committee



From Finance and Administrative Services Committee



From Public Works, Health, and Safety Committee



From Planning and Development Committee



No Committee Assignment



COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES 
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.060 and 100.02.080, applications for council-appointed and FCZD board of supervisor-appointed citizen boards, commissions, and committees may be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday of the week prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting at which nominations and possible vote to appoint are scheduled to occur. 



EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.070(B), the council must confirm or reject executive appointments within 30 days of submission to the council. County code deems the appointee confirmed if council does not take action within this time. 

INTRODUCTION ITEMS 
Council action will not be taken.  The council may accept these items for introduction (no action) in a single motion.  Changes, in terms of committee assignment for example, may be made at this time.

COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS

OTHER COUNCIL BUSINESS

COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES

ADJOURN

The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue.

Community members who require special assistance to participate in our meetings are asked to contact our office at least 96 hours in advance.

As a courtesy to all meeting attendees, cellular phone use is prohibited in the council chambers,

Accessible parking is available near the Courthouse south entrance.

Our regular council meetings are broadcast on BTV10, Comcast channel 10, at 7:00 p.m. on the two Wednesdays following each Tuesday evening county council meeting.

COUNCIL COMMITTEE SCHEDULES

COUNCIL NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Members:  Barry Buchanan, Rud Browne, Carl Weimer
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

COUNCIL FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE
Members:  Rud Browne, Barry Buchanan, Ken Mann
11 a.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Executive Reports



Committee Discussion



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council 


(Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

Council "Consent Agenda" Items



Other Business

___________________________________________________________________________________

PUBLIC WORKS, HEALTH, AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
Members:  Barbara Brenner, Pete Kremen, Ken Mann
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Members:  Barbara Brenner, Rud Browne, Ken Mann
3 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council



Other Business
___________________________________________________________________________________

COUNCIL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
--- p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Council Conference Room, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion


Other Business


 
COUNCIL AGENDA

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
7 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
FLAG SALUTE
ANNOUNCEMENTS


If you will be handing out paperwork to councilmembers, please give one copy to the clerk for our office files.  Thank you.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION



CITIZEN BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANCIES
Each agenda features at least one council-appointed citizen board, commission, or committee that currently has unfilled positions.  Council encourages qualified Whatcom county registered voters who are interested in participating in county government to submit an application for this or any committee vacancy. For more information or an application, please visit the Council website, or call, email, or visit the Council Office.



PUBLIC HEARINGS
Audience members who wish to address the council during a public hearing are asked to sign up at the back of the room before the meeting begins.  The council chair will ask those who have signed up to form a line at the podium.   Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council. Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments.  When a large group of individuals supports the same position on an issue, we encourage the selection of one or two representatives to speak on behalf of the entire group.

OPEN SESSION (20 MINUTES)
During open session, audience members can speak to the council on any issue not scheduled for public hearing or related to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project (GPT).  Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council.  Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments. 



CONSENT AGENDA
Items under this section of the agenda may be considered in a single motion.  Councilmembers have received and studied background material on all items.  Committee review has taken place on these items, as indicated.  Any member of the public, administrative staff, or council may ask that an item be considered separately.

From Finance and Administrative Services Committee

OTHER ITEMS

From Natural Resources Committee



From Finance and Administrative Services Committee



From Public Works, Health, and Safety Committee



From Planning and Development Committee



No Committee Assignment



COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES 
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.060 and 100.02.080, applications for council-appointed and FCZD board of supervisor-appointed citizen boards, commissions, and committees may be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday of the week prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting at which nominations and possible vote to appoint are scheduled to occur. 



EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.070(B), the council must confirm or reject executive appointments within 30 days of submission to the council. County code deems the appointee confirmed if council does not take action within this time. 

INTRODUCTION ITEMS 
Council action will not be taken.  The council may accept these items for introduction (no action) in a single motion.  Changes, in terms of committee assignment for example, may be made at this time.

COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS

OTHER COUNCIL BUSINESS

COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES

ADJOURN

The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue.
  • Agenda .pdf          
  • Packet .pdf  Note: This is a very large document that may take time to open