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COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDAS

   
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE 
Members: Rud Browne, Ken Mann, Satpal Sidhu  
11 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
County Executive’s Report

Special Presentation 

1. Report from Information Technology Manager Perry Rice (AB2017-068)

Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council

1. Ordinance amending the 2017 Whatcom County Budget, fourteenth request, in the amount of $165,948 (AB2017-345)

2. Ordinance amending the 2018 Whatcom County Budget, second request, in the amount of $290,000 (AB2017-346)

3. Ordinance establishing Whatcom County Code 2.126, Climate Impact Advisory Committee (AB2017-351) - Agenda Revision: Moved to Special Committee of the Whole meeting at 2:15 p.m.

4. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.02, County Council (AB2017-352) - Agenda Revision: Moved to Special Committee of the Whole meeting at 2:15 p.m.

5. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Watershed Science & Engineering to develop final designs, bid-ready plans and specifications, assist in bid preparation and provide construction support for the preferred option identified in the High Creek Management Plan, in the amount of $38,416, for a total amended contract amount of $192,720 (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2017-359)

6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County to receive funding for surface and groundwater monitoring activities, in the amount of $100,000 (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2017-360)

7. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a seven year interlocal agreement between Whatcom County, the City of Bellingham, and Fire Protection District #7 for Advanced Life Support (ALS) services, in the amount of $8,010,789 for 2017, $8,251,116 for 2018, with a consumer price inflation adjuster increase not to be less than 2.5% for subsequent years (AB2017-386)

Council "Consent Agenda" Items

1. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce in support of operations as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, in the amount of $100,000 (AB2017-361)

2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Mount Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce in support of operations as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, in the amount of $100,000 (AB2017-362)

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism in support of operations as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, in the amount of $290,000 (AB2017-363)

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and Northwest Educational Service District 189 to support their participation in planning and implementing regional youth marijuana prevention strategies and activities, in the amount of $15,000 (AB2017-364)

5. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and San Juan County to support their participation in planning and implementing regional youth marijuana prevention strategies and activities, in the amount of $15,555 (AB2017-365)

6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Marvin Wayne, M.D., P.S., for Medical Program Director services for the Countywide EMS System as defined in the Washington State Medical Program Director Handbook, in the amount of $105,000 (AB2017-366)

7. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a grant agreement between Whatcom County and Washington State Office of Public Defense to receive funding to cover two attorney positions in the Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office, in the amount of $194,550, and authorize cost sharing in the amount of $33,000 (AB2017-367)

8. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Washington State Department of Transportation to obligate federal funds for contract construction, consultant and agency construction engineering support, material testing, and construction inspection for the Hannegan Road/Ten Mile Creek Bridge No. 236 Replacement project, in the amount of $1,435,045, for a total amended contract amount of $1,565,045 (AB2017-368)

9. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Washington State Department of Transportation to obligate federal funds for construction of the Roberts Road/Anderson Creek Bridge No. 249 Replacement Project, in the amount of $1,777,495, for a total amended contract amount of $1,947,945 (AB2017-369)

10. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and Skagit County to provide funding for the Skagit County Health Department to support their participation in planning and implementing regional youth marijuana prevention strategies and activities, in the amount of $20,550 (AB2017-370)

11. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and Snohomish County to provide funding for Snohomish Health District to support their participation in planning and implementing regional youth marijuana prevention strategies and activities, in the amount of $52,185 (AB2017-371)

12. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Opportunity Council to provide referral and connection to services for families and professionals seeking resources for children and youth ages 3-21 with suspected developmental disabilities and delays, in the amount of $77,939, for a total amended contract amount of $144,939 (AB2017-372)

13. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham to provide funding for ongoing maintenance and operations of the Crisis Triage Facility located at 2030 Division Street, in the amount of $59,000 (AB2017-373)

14. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and CDW Government LLC pursuant to the State of Washington Master Contract No. 06016 for the renewal of the 3-Year Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, in the amount of $168,879.35 per year (AB2017-374)

15. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and the Whatcom Family & Community Network to provide funding to deliver prevention strategies that will reduce risk factors for substance abuse and other problem behaviors in the Mt. Baker School District geographic area, in the amount of $129,250, for a total amended contract amount of $163,000 (AB2017-375)

16. Request approval for the County Executive to award bid #17-69 and enter into a contract with bidder Dimensional Communications to complete the Council Chambers audio video system upgrades, in the amount of $54,996.77 (AB2017-376)

17. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal cooperative purchasing agreement between Whatcom County and King County to utilize King County’s competitively bid supplies, goods, services and equipment per RCW Chapter 39.34, Interlocal Cooperation Act (AB2017-377)

18. Request approval for the County Executive to award bid #17-71 for the supply of two mini excavators to the lowest bidder, Pape’ Machinery, in the amount of $167,307 (AB2017-378)

19. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize the purchase of two tilt bed trailers from vendor Pape’ Machinery, using Washington State Contract #00816, in the amount of $71,966.64 (AB2017-379)

20. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize the purchase of 25 replacement tasers and related accessories from vendor Axon Enterprise, using Washington State Contract #02315, in the amount of $40,590.67 (AB2017-380)

21. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize the purchase of four truck-mounted snow plows from vendor Northend Truck Equipment, using Washington State Contract #12304, in the amount of $27,928.03 (AB2017-381)

22. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize the purchase of a 2WD crew cab pickup truck from vendor Columbia Ford, using Washington State Contract #05916, in the amount of $36,457.09 (AB2017-382)

23. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and KEPRO for employee assistance program services for Whatcom County’s employees and families, in the amount of $2.45 per employee per month for years 2018 through 2020 (AB2017-383)

24. Request authorization for the County Executive to accept Sun Life Stop Loss Policy for insurance protection for the self-insured medical program for 2018 (AB2017-384)

25. Request approval for the County Executive to enter in to an agreement between Whatcom County and the Whatcom County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild for the period of December 5, 2017, through December 31, 2019 (AB2017-385)

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, December 5, 2017
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Committee Discussion

1. Health Department staff to provide an update on community feedback and proposed recommendations to improve solid waste management service delivery in Point Roberts (AB2017-387)

Other Business
SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
2:15 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Special Presentation

 1. Presentation of Final Phase III Report of the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force (AB2017-202A)

Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council

1. Discussion regarding resignation of Councilmember Todd Donovan from his current position on the Whatcom County Council (effective January 8, 2018) and the process/timeline for filling the vacant position (AB2017-389)

2. Ordinance establishing Whatcom County Code 2.126, Climate Impact Advisory Committee (AB2017-351)- Agenda Revision: Moved from Finance Committee

3. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.02, County Council (AB2017-352- Agenda Revision: Moved from Finance Committee

Committee Discussion

 1. Discussion with Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor Daniel Gibson regarding specific amendments that were incorporated into the Whatcom County Charter in 2015 (AB2017-390)

2. Review of previously approved contract amendment between Whatcom County and Cascadia Law Group PLLC (AB2017-301)

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, December 5, 2017
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
CALL TO ORDER   (Video Link)
Councilmembers Present: Weimer, Buchanan, Mann, Browne, Brenner, Sidhu, Donovan
Absent: None
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. Ordinance amending (second amendment) Ordinance 2016-049, Whatcom County’s 2017 Unified Fee Schedule (AB2017-347)   (Video Link)
Adopted 6-1, Brenner opposed, Ordinance 2017-072

2. Ordinance adopting a secure medicine return regulation (AB2017-348)   (Video Link)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2017-073

3. Ordinance repealing Whatcom County Code 3.26, Solid Waste Disposal District Tax, in its entirety (AB2017-349)   (Video Link)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2017-074

4. Ordinance authorizing the levy of taxes for countywide emergency medical purposes for 2018 (AB2017-358)   (Video Link)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2017-075

5. Resolution authorizing the levy of taxes for the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District for 2018 (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2017-331)   (Video Link)
Approved 7-0, Resolution 2017-064

6. Resolution adopting the 2018 budget for the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and subzones (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2017-321)   (Video Link)
Approved 7-0, Resolution 2017-065

7. Ordinance establishing the Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility District (AB2017-251C)   (Video Link to public comments and Council discussion)
Adopted 6-1, Brenner opposed, Ordinance 2017-076

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 to staff report, public comments, and Council discussion)
Amended and adopted 6-1, Brenner opposed, Ordinance 2017-077 Strike
 
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 authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce in support of operations as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, in the amount of $100,000 (AB2017-361)
Approved Consent 7-0

2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Mount Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce in support of operations as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, in the amount of $100,000 (AB2017-362)
Approved Consent 7-0

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism in support of operations as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, in the amount of $290,000 (AB2017-363)
Approved Consent 7-0

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and Northwest Educational Service District 189 to support their participation in planning and implementing regional youth marijuana prevention strategies and activities, in the amount of $15,000 (AB2017-364)
Approved Consent 7-0

5. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and San Juan County to support their participation in planning and implementing regional youth marijuana prevention strategies and activities, in the amount of $15,555 (AB2017-365)
Approved Consent 7-0

6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Marvin Wayne, M.D., P.S., for Medical Program Director services for the Countywide EMS System as defined in the Washington State Medical Program Director Handbook, in the amount of $105,000 (AB2017-366)
Approved Consent 7-0

7. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a grant agreement between Whatcom County and Washington State Office of Public Defense to receive funding to cover two attorney positions in the Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office, in the amount of $194,550, and authorize cost sharing in the amount of $33,000 (AB2017-367)
Approved Consent 7-0

8. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Washington State Department of Transportation to obligate federal funds for contract construction, consultant and agency construction engineering support, material testing, and construction inspection for the Hannegan Road/Ten Mile Creek Bridge No. 236 Replacement project, in the amount of $1,435,045, for a total amended contract amount of $1,565,045 (AB2017-368)
Approved Consent 7-0

9. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Washington State Department of Transportation to obligate federal funds for construction of the Roberts Road/Anderson Creek Bridge No. 249 Replacement Project, in the amount of $1,777,495, for a total amended contract amount of $1,947,945 (AB2017-369)
Approved Consent 7-0

10. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and Skagit County to provide funding for the Skagit County Health Department to support their participation in planning and implementing regional youth marijuana prevention strategies and activities, in the amount of $20,550 (AB2017-370)
Approved Consent 7-0

11. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and Snohomish County to provide funding for Snohomish Health District to support their participation in planning and implementing regional youth marijuana prevention strategies and activities, in the amount of $52,185 (AB2017-371)
Approved Consent 7-0

12. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Opportunity Council to provide referral and connection to services for families and professionals seeking resources for children and youth ages 3-21 with suspected developmental disabilities and delays, in the amount of $77,939, for a total amended contract amount of $144,939 (AB2017-372)
Approved Consent 7-0

13. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham to provide funding for ongoing maintenance and operations of the Crisis Triage Facility located at 2030 Division Street, in the amount of $59,000 (AB2017-373)
Approved Consent 7-0

14. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and CDW Government LLC pursuant to the State of Washington Master Contract No. 06016 for the renewal of the 3-Year Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, in the amount of $168,879.35 per year (AB2017-374)
Approved Consent 7-0

15. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and the Whatcom Family & Community Network to provide funding to deliver prevention strategies that will reduce risk factors for substance abuse and other problem behaviors in the Mt. Baker School District geographic area, in the amount of $129,250, for a total amended contract amount of $163,000 (AB2017-375)
Approved Consent 7-0

16. Request approval for the County Executive to award bid #17-69 and enter into a contract with bidder Dimensional Communications to complete the Council Chambers audio video system upgrades, in the amount of $54,996.77 (AB2017-376)
Approved Consent 7-0

17. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal cooperative purchasing agreement between Whatcom County and King County to utilize King County’s competitively bid supplies, goods, services and equipment per RCW Chapter 39.34, Interlocal Cooperation Act (AB2017-377)
Approved Consent 7-0

18. Request approval for the County Executive to award bid #17-71 for the supply of two mini excavators to the lowest bidder, Pape’ Machinery, in the amount of $167,307 (AB2017-378)
Withdrawn from the agenda

19. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize the purchase of two tilt bed trailers from vendor Pape’ Machinery, using Washington State Contract #00816, in the amount of $71,966.64 (AB2017-379)
Withdrawn from the agenda

20. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize the purchase of 25 replacement tasers and related accessories from vendor Axon Enterprise, using Washington State Contract #02315, in the amount of $40,590.67 (AB2017-380)
Approved Consent 7-0

21. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize the purchase of four truck-mounted snow plows from vendor Northend Truck Equipment, using Washington State Contract #12304, in the amount of $27,928.03 (AB2017-381)
Approved Consent 7-0

22. Request approval for the County Executive to authorize the purchase of a 2WD crew cab pickup truck from vendor Columbia Ford, using Washington State Contract #05916, in the amount of $36,457.09 (AB2017-382)
Approved Consent 7-0

23. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and KEPRO for employee assistance program services for Whatcom County’s employees and families, in the amount of $2.45 per employee per month for years 2018 through 2020 (AB2017-383)
Approved Consent 7-0

24. Request authorization for the County Executive to accept Sun Life Stop Loss Policy for insurance protection for the self-insured medical program for 2018 (AB2017-384)
Approved Consent 7-0

25. Request approval for the County Executive to enter in to an agreement between Whatcom County and the Whatcom County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild for the period of December 5, 2017, through December 31, 2019 (AB2017-385)
Approved Consent 7-0
 
OTHER ITEMS

From the Finance and Administrative Services Committee

1. Ordinance amending the 2017 Whatcom County Budget, fourteenth request, in the amount of $165,948 (AB2017-345)   (Video Link)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2017-078

2. Ordinance amending the 2018 Whatcom County Budget, second request, in the amount of $290,000 (AB2017-346)   (Video Link)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2017-079

3. Ordinance establishing Whatcom County Code 2.126, Climate Impact Advisory Committee (AB2017-351)   (Video Link)
Amended and adopted 6-1, Brenner opposed, Ordinance 2017-080 and Ordinance 2017-080 Strike

4. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.02, County Council (AB2017-352)   (Video Link)
Substitute amended and adopted 5-2, Brenner and Donovan opposed, Ordinance 2017-081  and Ordinance 2017-081 Strike

5. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Watershed Science & Engineering to develop final designs, bid-ready plans and specifications, assist in bid preparation and provide construction support for the preferred option identified in the High Creek Management Plan, in the amount of $38,416, for a total amended contract amount of $192,720 (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2017-359)   (Video Link)
Approved 7-0

6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County to receive funding for surface and groundwater monitoring activities, in the amount of $100,000 (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2017-360)   (Video Link)
Approved 7-0

7. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a seven year interlocal agreement between Whatcom County, the City of Bellingham, and Fire Protection District #7 for Advanced Life Support (ALS) services, in the amount of $8,010,789 for 2017, $8,251,116 for 2018, with a consumer price inflation adjuster increase not to be less than 2.5% for subsequent years (AB2017-386)   (Video Link)
Approved with Substitute Page 7-0

From Special Committee of the Whole

8. Discussion regarding resignation of Councilmember Todd Donovan from his current position on the Whatcom County Council (effective January 8, 2018) and the process/timeline for filling the vacant position (AB2017-389)   (Video Link)
Motion carried 7-0 to put out a call for applications immediately, set an application deadline of noon on December 20, and hold a Special Council meeting on January 9 at 6:00 p.m.
 
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 Lummi Island Ferry Advisory Committee, county resident not living or owning property on Lummi Island, partial term ending January 31, 2019, applicant: Scott Aspman (committee provides review and recommendations to the County Council and Executive on issues that affect the ongoing operations and infrastructure of the ferry service) (AB2017-334)   (Video Link)
Appointed 7-0
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS, OTHER ITEMS, AND COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES  (Video Link)
 
Review of previously approved contract amendment between Whatcom County and Cascadia Law Group PLLC (AB2017-301)   (Video Link)
Motion to approve the substitute contract amendment carried 6-1, Brenner opposed
 
ADJOURN
The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham.