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 DECEMBER 6, 2016
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COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDAS

   
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE  
Members: Todd Donovan, Satpal Sidhu, Carl Weimer
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Special Presentation

1. Presentation by Puget Sound Energy on thermal electric generating facilities (AB2016-399)

2. Update on Drayton Harbor Shellfish Growing Area reclassification (AB2016-370)

3. Emergency briefing on management of Swift Creek (AB2016-400) - Agenda Revision

Other Business
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE 
Members:  Rud Browne, Ken Mann, Satpal Sidhu
11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
County Executive’s Report
Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council

1. Ordinance amending Ordinance 2012-050 establishing the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project Fund and establishing a project based budget for CRP No. 907001 (AB2016-363)

2. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Title 2, Chapter 2.120, Section 2.120.040 Membership -Term of Office for the Surface Mining Advisory Committee (AB2016-364)

3. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Chapter 6.04, Animal Control (AB2016-321)

4. Ordinance amending the 2016 Whatcom County Budget, eighteenth request, in the amount of $598,994 (AB2016-365

5. Ordinance authorizing Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputies to enroll in the Volunteer Firefighters’ and Reserve Officers’ Relief and Pension Act (RCW 41.24) (AB2016-366)

6. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.03, Boards and Commissions, to allow staggered terms when appointing members to boards, commissions, and committees returning from hiatus (AB2016-350)

7. Resolution adopting a salary schedule and policies for unrepresented Whatcom County employees effective January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017 (AB2016-371)

8. Resolution to make application to the Recreation and Conservation Office Firearms and Archery Range Recreation Program for funding assistance to replace the indoor range roof and HVAC system at the Plantation Rifle Range (AB2016-372)

9. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Brown and Caldwell for the Deming Levee Upstream Improvement Project in the amount $119,650, for a total amended contract amount of $630,840 (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2016-373)

10. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal grant agreement between Whatcom County and North Sound Behavioral Health Organization and Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and Skagit Counties to receive funding support for costs associated with the County’s capital project for the Triage Facility expansion, in the amount of $2,500,000 (AB2016-375)

Council "Consent Agenda" Items

1. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Dr. Stuart Andrews, MD, for physician services at the Whatcom County Jail and Work Center, in the amount of $123,500 (AB2016-374)

2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Northwest Youth Services to fund the provision of housing case management services in association with the Whatcom Homeless Service Center, in the amount of $202,831 (AB2016-376)

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Bennett Engineering, LLC, to perform landfill monitoring services at closed landfills at Cedarville and Y-Road, in the amount of $67,850, for a total amended contract amount of $134,458 (AB2016-377)

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County, the Port of Bellingham, and the City of Bellingham to continue funding the Small Business Development Center through Western Washington University for economic development services, in the amount of $423,500 (AB2016-378)

5. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Northwest Regional Council for support services for the Meals on Wheels Program, in the amount of $80,000 (AB2016-379)

6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contact between Whatcom County and Bellingham Food Bank to procure, warehouse, and distribute food and other essentials to low income families, in the amount of $276,000 (AB2016-380)

7. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Pioneer Human Services to provide funding to operate a permanent supportive housing program for homeless individuals, in the amount of $371,412 (AB2016-381)

8. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Opportunity Council to provide housing case management and supportive services to individuals and households who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, in the amount of $355,500 (AB2016-382)

9. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Opportunity Council for operations of the Whatcom Homeless Service Center, in the amount of $474,203 (AB2016-383)

10. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Compass Health to provide crisis stabilization services to adult inmates and detained juveniles with behavioral health problems, in the amount of $462,871 (AB2016-384)

11. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and ReSources to implement a countywide waste reduction and recycling education program for youth at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, in the amount of $35,000, for an amended contract amount of $105,000 (AB2016-385)

12. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Lydia Place to fund the provision of housing case management services in association with the Whatcom Homeless Service Center, in the amount of $162,210 (AB2016-386)

13. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Catholic Community Services to fund the provision of housing case management services in association with the Whatcom Homeless Service Center, in the amount of $241,985 (AB2016-387)

14. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Sustainable Connections for implementation of the Commercial Waste Reduction and Recycling Education Program, in the amount of $50,000, for a total amended contract amount of $85,000 (AB2016-388)

15. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Associated Earth Sciences, Inc. for groundwater monitoring services to support the ongoing groundwater modeling project in the north county, in the amount of $17,025 (AB2016-389)

16. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham to define City and County obligations for the cooperative administration of the Lake Whatcom Homeowner Incentive Program (AB2016-390)

17. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and SoftResources, LLC, for consulting services to assist with request for proposal management, vendor analysis, demos and decision support for a new permit tracking and data management system, in the amount of $52,465, for a total amended contract amount of $137,580 (AB2016-391)

18. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Whatcom Humane Society for the provision of animal control and shelter services, in the amount of $773,057.44 (AB2016-392)

19. Request authorization for the County Executive to authorize purchase of replacement redundant Cisco Systems, Inc. network firewall appliances from vendor Century Link, Inc., using Washington State Contract T12-MST-642, in the amount of $87,142.56 (AB2016-393)

20. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services in support of the Domestic Violence Commission, in the amount of $120,000 (AB2016-394)

21. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter in to a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Compass Health for psychiatric services at the Whatcom County jail, in an amount not to exceed $90,000 (AB2016-395)

22. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize purchase and award Bid #16-58 to low bidder, Blade Chevrolet, for one ¾-ton double cab 4WD pickup truck, in the amount of $33,633.48 (AB2016-396)

23. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize purchase and award bid #16-61 to low bidder, Blade Chevrolet, for three ¼-ton extended cab 4WD pickup trucks, in the amount of $93,154.52 (AB2016-397)

24. Request approval for the County Executive to enter into a one year residential lease agreement between Whatcom County and Rodney and Haylie Parks for lease of 7981 Blaine Road, for the monthly amount of $1,250 (AB2016-398)

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

SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Council Committee Room, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
1. Discussion regarding potential property acquisition for the Flood Control Zone District (AB2016-018)
[discussion of this item may take place in executive session (closed to the public) pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (1)(b)]
Other Business
SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
Immediately following the 1:30 p.m. Special Committee of the Whole Meeting 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council

1. Discussion and formulation of recommendation related to the County Executive’s veto of Ordinance 2016-052 (levy of taxes for County and State purposes in Whatcom County, Washington, for the year of 2017) (AB2016-343)

2. Discussion and formulation of recommendation related to the County Executive’s veto of Ordinance 2016-053 (final budget of Whatcom County for the biennium 2017-2018) (AB2016-198C)

Special Presentation and Discussion

1. Special presentation and committee discussion of a proposed 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, and rescinding Ordinance 2016-048 (public hearing scheduled for this evening) (AB2016-309A) (Additional Information) (Additional Information #2) (Additional Information #3)

Committee Discussion (Council Committee Room)

1. Discussion with Senior Deputy Prosecutor Karen Frakes regarding pending litigation, Hirst et al v. Whatcom County, GMHB Case No. 12-2-0013 (AB2016-018[discussion of this item may take place in executive session (closed to the public) pursuant to RCW42.30.110 (1) (i)]

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 
 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
FLAG SALUTE
ANNOUNCEMENTS


From Special Committee of the Whole:

1. Discussion regarding potential property acquisition for the Flood Control Zone District (AB2016-018)
Motion carried 7-0 to authorize the County Executive, acting on behalf of the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors, to execute an option agreement for the property discussed in executive session.

MINUTES CONSENT

1. Special Committee of the Whole (afternoon meeting) for June 28, 2016
Approved Consent 7-0

2. Regular County Council for July 26, 2016
Withdrawn from the agenda

3. Board of Health for August 2, 2016
Approved 6-0, Browne abstained

4. Special Committee of the Whole for August 9, 2016
Approved Consent 7-0

5. Regular County Council for August 9, 2016
Approved Consent 7-0

6. Special Committee of the Whole for September 27, 2016
Approved Consent 7-0

7. Surface Water Work Session for October 18, 2016
Approved Consent 7-0

8. Special Committee of the Whole (Executive Session) for October 25, 2016
Approved Consent 7-0

9. Regular County Council for October 25, 2016
Approved Consent 7-0

10. Special Committee of the Whole for October 27, 2016
Approved Consent 7-0

11. Board of Health for November 1, 2016
Approved Consent 7-0

12. Special Committee of the Whole November 1, 2016
Approved Consent 7-0

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.

(Public comment will apply to both items listed below)

1. Ordinance adopting interim amendments to the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and 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 (related legislation:  see ordinance below) (AB2016-309A) (Additional Information) (Additional Information #2) (Additional Information #3)
Amended and adopted 5-2, Brenner and Mann opposed, Ordinance 2016-066

Also: Motion carried 7-0 to approve a resolution sending a letter to the State legislature requesting amendments to the Growth Management Act clarifying that counties can rely on Department of Ecology guidance for determining legal water availability. Resolution 2016-050

2. Ordinance 2016-048 imposing an emergency moratorium on the acceptance and processing of applications and permits for subdivisions, building permits, and discretionary permits that rely on permit-exempt wells for water supply in closed basins (procedural hearing – ordinance was adopted on October 25, 2016) (AB2016-309)
Public Hearing Held and Comments Received 

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 for services agreement between Whatcom County and Dr. Stuart Andrews, MD, for physician services at the Whatcom County Jail and Work Center, in the amount of $123,500 (AB2016-374)
Approved Consent 7-0

2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Northwest Youth Services to fund the provision of housing case management services in association with the Whatcom Homeless Service Center, in the amount of $202,831 (AB2016-376)
Approved Consent 7-0

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Bennett Engineering, LLC, to perform landfill monitoring services at closed landfills at Cedarville and Y-Road, in the amount of $67,850, for a total amended contract amount of $134,458 (AB2016-377)
Approved Consent 7-0

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County, the Port of Bellingham, and the City of Bellingham to continue funding the Small Business Development Center through Western Washington University for economic development services, in the amount of $423,500 (AB2016-378)
Approved Consent 7-0

5. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Northwest Regional Council for support services for the Meals on Wheels Program, in the amount of $80,000 (AB2016-379)
Approved Consent 7-0

6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contact between Whatcom County and Bellingham Food Bank to procure, warehouse, and distribute food and other essentials to low income families, in the amount of $276,000 (AB2016-380)
Approved Consent 7-0

7. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Pioneer Human Services to provide funding to operate a permanent supportive housing program for homeless individuals, in the amount of $371,412 (AB2016-381)
Approved Consent 7-0

8. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Opportunity Council to provide housing case management and supportive services to individuals and households who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, in the amount of $355,500 (AB2016-382)
Approved Consent 7-0

9. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Opportunity Council for operations of the Whatcom Homeless Service Center, in the amount of $474,203 (AB2016-383)
Approved Consent 7-0

10. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Compass Health to provide crisis stabilization services to adult inmates and detained juveniles with behavioral health problems, in the amount of $462,871 (AB2016-384)
Approved 6-1, Mann opposed

11. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and ReSources to implement a countywide waste reduction and recycling education program for youth at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, in the amount of $35,000, for an amended contract amount of $105,000 (AB2016-385)
Approved Consent 7-0

12. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Lydia Place to fund the provision of housing case management services in association with the Whatcom Homeless Service Center, in the amount of $162,210 (AB2016-386)
Approved Consent 7-0

13. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Catholic Community Services to fund the provision of housing case management services in association with the Whatcom Homeless Service Center, in the amount of $241,985 (AB2016-387)
Approved Consent 7-0

14. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Sustainable Connections for implementation of the Commercial Waste Reduction and Recycling Education Program, in the amount of $50,000, for a total amended contract amount of $85,000 (AB2016-388)
Approved Consent 7-0

15. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Associated Earth Sciences, Inc. for groundwater monitoring services to support the ongoing groundwater modeling project in the north county, in the amount of $17,025 (AB2016-389)
Approved Consent 7-0

16. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham to define City and County obligations for the cooperative administration of the Lake Whatcom Homeowner Incentive Program (AB2016-390)
Approved Consent 7-0

17. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and SoftResources, LLC, for consulting services to assist with request for proposal management, vendor analysis, demos and decision support for a new permit tracking and data management system, in the amount of $52,465, for a total amended contract amount of $137,580 (AB2016-391)
Approved Consent 7-0

18. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Whatcom Humane Society for the provision of animal control and shelter services, in the amount of $773,057.44 (AB2016-392)
Approved Consent 7-0

19. Request authorization for the County Executive to authorize purchase of replacement redundant Cisco Systems, Inc. network firewall appliances from vendor Century Link, Inc., using Washington State Contract T12-MST-642, in the amount of $87,142.56 (AB2016-393)
Approved Consent 7-0

20. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services in support of the Domestic Violence Commission, in the amount of $120,000 (AB2016-394)
Approved Consent 7-0

21. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter in to a contract for services agreement between Whatcom County and Compass Health for psychiatric services at the Whatcom County jail, in an amount not to exceed $90,000 (AB2016-395)
Approved 6-1, Mann opposed

22. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize purchase and award Bid #16-58 to low bidder, Blade Chevrolet, for one ¾-ton double cab 4WD pickup truck, in the amount of $33,633.48 (AB2016-396)
Approved Consent 7-0

23. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize purchase and award bid #16-61 to low bidder, Blade Chevrolet, for three ¼-ton extended cab 4WD pickup trucks, in the amount of $93,154.52 (AB2016-397)
Approved Consent 7-0

24. Request approval for the County Executive to enter into a one year residential lease agreement between Whatcom County and Rodney and Haylie Parks for lease of 7981 Blaine Road, for the monthly amount of $1,250 (AB2016-398)
Approved Consent 7-0

OTHER ITEMS

From the Finance and Administrative Services Committee

1. Ordinance amending Ordinance 2012-050 establishing the Birch Bay Drive and Pedestrian Facility Project Fund and establishing a project based budget for CRP No. 907001 (AB2016-363)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2016-069

2. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Title 2, Chapter 2.120, Section 2.120.040 Membership -Term of Office for the Surface Mining Advisory Committee (AB2016-364)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2016-070

3. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Chapter 6.04, Animal Control (AB2016-321)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2016-071

4. Ordinance amending the 2016 Whatcom County Budget, eighteenth request, in the amount of $598,994 (AB2016-365
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2016-072

5. Ordinance authorizing Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputies to enroll in the Volunteer Firefighters’ and Reserve Officers’ Relief and Pension Act (RCW 41.24) (AB2016-366)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2016-073

6.
Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.03, Boards and Commissions, to allow staggered terms when appointing members to boards, commissions, and committees returning from hiatus (AB2016-350)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2016-074

7. Resolution adopting a salary schedule and policies for unrepresented Whatcom County employees effective January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017 (AB2016-371)
Approved 7-0, Resolution 2016-051

8. Resolution to make application to the Recreation and Conservation Office Firearms and Archery Range Recreation Program for funding assistance to replace the indoor range roof and HVAC system at the Plantation Rifle Range (AB2016-372)
Approved 7-0, Resolution 2016-052

9. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Brown and Caldwell for the Deming Levee Upstream Improvement Project in the amount $119,650, for a total amended contract amount of $630,840 (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2016-373)
Approved 7-0

10. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal grant agreement between Whatcom County and North Sound Behavioral Health Organization and Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and Skagit Counties to receive funding support for costs associated with the County’s capital project for the Triage Facility expansion, in the amount of $2,500,000 (AB2016-375)
Approved 7-0

From Special Committee of the Whole

11. Discussion and formulation of recommendation related to the County Executive’s veto of Ordinance 2016-052 (levy of taxes for County and State purposes in Whatcom County, Washington, for the year of 2017) (AB2016-343)
Rescinded Ordinance 2016-052 and Adopted Ordinance 2016-067 5-2, Weimer and Donovan opposed

12. Discussion and formulation of recommendation related to the County Executive’s veto of Ordinance 2016-053 (final budget of Whatcom County for the biennium 2017-2018) (AB2016-198C)
Rescinded Ordinance 2016-053 and Amended and Adopted Ordinance 2016-068 5-2, Mann and Brenner opposed 

No Committee Assignment

13. Approval of special standing Council meeting dates for 2017 (AB2016-368)
Approved 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 fill vacancy on the Wildlife Advisory Committee, member with technical expertise - applicant: Stephen Nyman (Committee advises the County on the value of wildlife and habitat management issues as they relate to the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan) (AB2016-349)
Stephen Nyman appointed 7-0

2. Appointment to two vacancies on the Flood Control Zone District Advisory Committee - applicant: Dale Buys (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (Committee assists and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in performing flood damage repairs, maintenance and improvements, and minimizing future flood damage through prevention and management on the Nooksack River, its watershed, and the other watersheds within Whatcom County) (AB2016-352)
Dale Buys appointed 7-0

 3. Appointment, per RCW 85.38.070(5), to fill vacancy on Consolidated Drainage Improvement District #31 Board of Commissioners, Position 1 - applicant(s): Dale DeVries (Duties include field review of drainage needs, attending an annual meeting to determine the next year’s work schedule and assessment levy, elect internal officers, and review, discus, or act on any other official and district business) (AB2016-369)
Dale DeVries appointed 7-0

COMMITTEE REPORTS, OTHER ITEMS, AND COUNCILMEMBER UDPATES
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The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. January 10, 2017, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham.