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 May 22, 2018
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COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDAS

   
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
9:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Council Conference Room, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Committee Discussion

1. Discussion with Senior Deputy Prosecutor Christopher Quinn regarding pending litigation involving claims against corrections deputies acting within their official duties (AB2018-018) (No Paper)
[Discussion of this item may take place in executive session (closed to the public) pursuant to RCW42.30.110 (1)(i)]

Other Business
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE 
Members: Rud Browne, Tyler Byrd, Satpal Sidhu  
9:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
County Executive’s Report
Special Presentation

1. Annual presentation from the Commission Against Domestic Violence (AB2018-143)

2. Quarterly report from Finance Manager Brad Bennett (AB2018-066)
 
Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council

1. Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Budget, seventh request, in the amount of $1,861,232 (AB2018-150)

2. Ordinance establishing the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Special Revenue Fund (AB2018-151)

3. Ordinance closing the Potter Road – South Fork Bridge No. 148 Replacement Project Fund 342 (AB2018-152)

4. Ordinance closing the 2015 County Roadway Safety Program Fund 355 (AB2018-153)

5. Ordinance closing the Cedar Hills/Euclid Storm Water Improvements Project Fund 367 (AB2018-154)

6. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize the purchase, using Washington State Contract #00816, of a replacement lowboy trailer from vendor Pape Machinery, Inc., in the amount of $89,526.76 (from May 8) (AB2018-144)

** Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment (amendment no. 2)
between Whatcom County and the County Road Administration Board (CRAB) to allow the County to
receive additional Rural Arterial Program (RAP) grant funding for the East Smith Road Pavement
Rehabilitation Project (Everson-Goshen Road to SR-542) (AB2018-164)
 Agenda Revision

Council "Consent Agenda" Items

1. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Northwest Youth Services to add additional funding for rental assistance to help support youth in the Transitional Living Program at Francis Place, in the amount of $36,990, for a total amended contract amount of $442,652 (AB2018-156)

2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a grant agreement between Whatcom County and the Washington Department of Ecology to receive funding for operation of a fixed toxics facility used for the proper disposal and recycling of moderate risk wastes and rural waste oil and antifreeze collection stations, in the amount of $196,714.64 (AB2018-157)

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a grant agreement between Whatcom County and the Washington Department of Ecology to receive funding for solid waste compliance management and littering and illegal dumping enforcement services, in the amount of $134,811.14 (AB2018-158)

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a 5 year lease agreement, with two 5-year lease renewal options, between Whatcom County and the Port of Bellingham for use of the property located at 3720 Williamson Way in the monthly amount in years 1 and 2 of $1,288.98 and in years 3 through 5, the amount of $1,353.43 (AB2018-159)

Other Business

SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11 and Appendix G

1. Audience members are invited to comment specifically on Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11, Environment, and Appendix G, Water Resources Program and Salmon Recovery Program (AB2016-047K(time limited to 15 minutes)

2. Discussion and preliminary Council direction on Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11, Environment, and Appendix G, Water Resources Program and Salmon Recovery Program (AB2016-047K(Council proposed amendments and additional information)
 Other Business

SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11 and Appendix G

1. Audience members are invited to comment specifically on Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11, Environment, and Appendix G, Water Resources Program and Salmon Recovery Program (AB2016-047K(time limited to 15 minutes)

2. Discussion and preliminary Council direction on Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11, Environment, and Appendix G, Water Resources Program and Salmon Recovery Program (AB2016-047K(Council proposed amendments and additional information)
 Other Business

PUBLIC WORKS AND HEALTH COMMITTEE 
Members: Barry Buchanan, Barbara Brenner, Timothy Ballew 
12:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Committee Discussion 

1. Discussion regarding amendments to Whatcom County Code 8.11, Solid Waste Recycling and Collection District, and 8.10, Solid Waste Residential Recycling Collection, regarding Solid Waste Collection in Point Roberts (AB2018-146A)

Other Business
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 
Members: Barry Buchanan, Tyler Byrd, Satpal Sidhu
1 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Committee Discussion

1. Update on jail alternatives from City of Bellingham Court Administrator Darlene Peterson (AB2018-161)

2. Discussion of options for conducting a statistically significant community survey (AB2018-087)

Other Business
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE  
Members: Todd Donovan, Tyler Byrd, Barbara Brenner 
Immediately following Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee (no later than 2 p.m.)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council

1. Discussion and direction from Council on potential Whatcom County Code amendments and projects to help people who are experiencing homelessness (AB2018-072B)

Other Business
SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
Immediately Following Planning and Development Committee (no later than 3 p.m.) 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Committee Discussion

1. Discussion of proposed ordinance adopting amendments to Whatcom County Code Title 2 Administration and Personnel; Title 9 Public Peace, Morals and Welfare; Title 15, Building and Construction; Title 16 Environment; Title 20 Zoning; Title 21 Land Division Regulations; Title 23 Shoreline Management Program; Title 24 Health; and creating a new Title 22 Land Use and Development Procedures; to relocate and revise procedures for land use and development related project permits and legislative actions (AB2018-056)

Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council

1. Ordinance establishing Whatcom County Code Chapter 2.126, Creating the Whatcom County Business and Commerce Advisory Committee (AB2018-132A)

2. Direction on Comprehensive Plan amendments requested by Council through Resolution 2018-015 relating to the Cherry Point Urban Growth Area (from May 8) (AB2018-076C)

Other Business

COUNTY COUNCIL AGENDA

 
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
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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

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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
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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.
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
FLAG SALUTE
ANNOUNCEMENTS

If you plan to hand out paperwork to councilmembers, please provide one copy to council staff for our files. Thank you.
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. Ordinance establishing a 25 mph speed limit on certain Birch Bay area roads (AB2018-137)

2. Ordinance creating a “Golf Cart Zone” on certain roads in the Birch Bay area (AB2018-125)

3. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 15.04, Building Codes, regarding fee for appeals to County Council (AB2018-142)

OPEN SESSION (20 MINUTES)
During open session, audience members can speak to the council on any issue not scheduled for public hearing this evening.  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 authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Northwest Youth Services to add additional funding for rental assistance to help support youth in the Transitional Living Program at Francis Place, in the amount of $36,990, for a total amended contract amount of $442,652 (AB2018-156)

2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a grant agreement between Whatcom County and the Washington Department of Ecology to receive funding for operation of a fixed toxics facility used for the proper disposal and recycling of moderate risk wastes and rural waste oil and antifreeze collection stations, in the amount of $196,714.64 (AB2018-157)

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a grant agreement between Whatcom County and the Washington Department of Ecology to receive funding for solid waste compliance management and littering and illegal dumping enforcement services, in the amount of $134,811.14 (AB2018-158)

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a 5 year lease agreement, with two 5-year lease renewal options, between Whatcom County and the Port of Bellingham for use of the property located at 3720 Williamson Way in the monthly amount in years 1 and 2 of $1,288.98 and in years 3 through 5, the amount of $1,353.43 (AB2018-159)

OTHER ITEMS

From the Finance and Administrative Services Committee

1. Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Budget, seventh request, in the amount of $1,861,232 (AB2018-150)

2. Ordinance establishing the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Special Revenue Fund (AB2018-151)

3. Ordinance closing the Potter Road – South Fork Bridge No. 148 Replacement Project Fund 342 (AB2018-152)

4. Ordinance closing the 2015 County Roadway Safety Program Fund 355 (AB2018-153)

5. Ordinance closing the Cedar Hills/Euclid Storm Water Improvements Project Fund 367 (AB2018-154)

6. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize the purchase, using Washington State Contract #00816, of a replacement lowboy trailer from vendor Pape Machinery, Inc., in the amount of $89,526.76 (from May 8) (AB2018-144)

**  Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment (amendment no. 2)
between Whatcom County and the County Road Administration Board (CRAB) to allow the County to
receive additional Rural Arterial Program (RAP) grant funding for the East Smith Road Pavement
Rehabilitation Project (Everson-Goshen Road to SR-542) (AB2018-164)
 Agenda Revision

From Planning and Development Committee 

7. Discussion and direction from Council on potential Whatcom County Code amendments and projects to help people who are experiencing homelessness (AB2018-072B)

From Special Committee of the Whole


8. Ordinance establishing Whatcom County Code Chapter 2.126, Creating the Whatcom County Business and Commerce Advisory Committee (AB2018-132A)

9. Direction on Comprehensive Plan amendments requested by Council through Resolution 2018-015 relating to the Cherry Point Urban Growth Area (from May 8) (AB2018-076C)

No Committee Assignment

10. Appointment of one councilmember to serve on the Whatcom County Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Advisory Committee as a non-voting representative (AB2018-140A)

11. Resolution amending Resolution 2017-045 to revise County Council meeting date schedule for 2018 (AB2018-162)

COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES 
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.060 and 100.02.080, applications for council-appointed and Flood Control Zone District 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. 

1. Appointment to the Whatcom County Planning Commission, partial term ending January 31, 2021, representing District 1, applicants: Tony Freeland, Kimberley Lund (from May 8)
(AB2018-133)

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. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 3.08, Purchasing System (AB2018-160)

2. Ordinance establishing Whatcom County Code 1.32, adopting rules regarding compliance with Chapter 42.56 RCW, Public Records Act (AB2018-155)

COMMITTEE REPORTS, OTHER ITEMS, AND COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES
ADJOURN
The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 5, 2018, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham.