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 October 10, 2017
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COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDAS

   
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE 
Members: Rud Browne, Ken Mann, Satpal Sidhu  
11 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
County Executive’s Report
Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council

1. Resolution ordering the cancellation of unclaimed checks more than two years old (AB2017-289)

Council "Consent Agenda" Items

1. Request approval for the County Executive to award Bid #17-53 for the replacement of one hydrostatically driven chip spreader to the sole bidder, PacWest Machinery, in the amount of $290,449.91 (AB2017-290)

2. Request approval for the County Executive to award Bid #17-58 for the replacement of one truck-mounted water tank to low bidder, Randco Tanks, in the amount of $58,568.16 (AB2017-291)

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Brown & Caldwell Environmental Engineers & Consultants for Lake Whatcom Tributary Monitoring, Water Years 2018-2020, in the amount of $279,779 (AB2017-292)

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a grant agreement between Whatcom County and the Washington State Department of Ecology to fund administrative and action projects for the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee through the period of October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018, in the amount of $74,000 (AB2017-293)

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, HEALTH, AND SAFETY COMMITTEE 
Members: Todd Donovan, Ken Mann, Barbara Brenner 
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Special Presentations

1. Report from District Court (AB2017-068)

2. Report from Superior Court (AB2017-068)

Committee Discussion

1. Discussion regarding a proposed resolution approving the Whatcom County 2018 Annual Construction Program (resolution scheduled for introduction this evening) (AB2017-294)

2. Discussion of two proposed ordinances (committee to recommend one of the two versions to Council for introduction this evening) to amend Whatcom County Code Chapter 10.04, Speed Limits, to establish the speed limit for a portion of North Shore Road (AB2017-196A)

Other Business
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
3 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Council Office Conference Room/Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Committee Discussion (Council Conference Room)

1. Discussion with Senior Deputy Prosecutor Royce Buckingham regarding potential litigation relating to the Critical Areas Ordinance Update (AB2017-018) No Paper
[Discussion of this item may take place in executive session (closed to the public) pursuant to RCW42.30.110 (1) (i)]

Committee Discussion (Council Chambers) - Agenda Revision

1. Discussion regarding establishment of a Homeless Strategies Workgroup (AB2017-300)
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
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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, October 10, 2017
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
CALL TO ORDER (Video Link)
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.
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. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham to purchase ballistic vests from funds provided by the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, in the amount of $13,113 (AB2017-280)   (Video Link)
Approved 7-0

2. Ordinance adopting amendments to Whatcom County Code Title 17 Flood Damage Prevention (AB2017-286)   (Video Link)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2017-056 and Ordinance 2017-056 (strike)

3. Ordinance adopting interim amendments to the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and the Whatcom County Code Title 15 Buildings and Construction, Title 20 Zoning, Title 21 Land Division Regulations and Title 24 Health Code, relating to water resources (AB2016-309G)   (Video Link to Public Comments and Council Discussion)
Adopted 6-1, Brenner opposed, Ordinance 2017-057

OPEN SESSION (20 MINUTES)   (Video Link)
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  (Video Link)
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 award Bid #17-53 for the replacement of one hydrostatically driven chip spreader to the sole bidder, PacWest Machinery, in the amount of $290,449.91 (AB2017-290)
Approved Consent 7-0

2. Request approval for the County Executive to award Bid #17-58 for the replacement of one truck-mounted water tank to low bidder, Randco Tanks, in the amount of $58,568.16 (AB2017-291)
Approved Consent 7-0

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Brown & Caldwell Environmental Engineers & Consultants for Lake Whatcom Tributary Monitoring, Water Years 2018-2020, in the amount of $279,779 (AB2017-292)
Approved Consent 7-0

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a grant agreement between Whatcom County and the Washington State Department of Ecology to fund administrative and action projects for the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee through the period of October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018, in the amount of $74,000 (AB2017-293)
Approved Consent 7-0

OTHER ITEMS

From the Finance and Administrative Services Committee

1. Resolution ordering the cancellation of unclaimed checks more than two years old (AB2017-289)  (Video Link)
Approved 7-0, Resolution 2017-046

No Committee Assignment

2. Appointment of two councilmembers to serve on the Reserve Officers Retirement Board of Trustees (AB2017-299)  (Video Link)
Councilmembers Brenner and Sidhu appointed 7-0

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 Open Space Advisory Committee, applicant: Paul Stermer (AB2017-277)  (Video Link)
Appointed 7-0

INTRODUCTION ITEMS  (Video Link)
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. Resolution approving the sale of a portion of surplus real property (AB2017-285)
Introduced 7-0

2. Resolution approving the Whatcom County 2018 Annual Construction Program (AB2017-294)
Introduced 7-0

3. Resolution adopting the Six-Year Water Resources Improvement Program for 2018-2023 (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2017-295)
Introduced 7-0

4. Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Budget, twelfth request, in the amount of $1,229,376 (AB2017-296)
Introduced 7-0

5. Ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 96-008, Accident Prevention Program (AB2017-297)
Introduced 7-0 

6. Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2014-085 (establishment of the Integrated Land Records and Permit Management System Fund and establishing a project based budget for integrated land records and permit management system projects) to appropriate funding for a new permit system project (AB2017-298)
Introduced 7-0

7. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Chapter 10.04, Speed Limits, to establish the speed limit for a portion of North Shore Road (AB2017-196A)  (Video Link)
Amended and Introduced 7-0

8. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Chapter 16.16 (Critical Areas) and Whatcom County Code Chapter 23.10 (Shoreline Management Program – Purpose and Intent) pertaining to the protection and regulation of environmentally critical areas (AB2016-276L)  (Video Link)
Referred to Committee of the Whole

COMMITTEE REPORTS, OTHER ITEMS, AND COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES (Video Link)
ADJOURN
The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. October 24, 2017, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham.