2016 Docket


Cherry Point Amendments (PLN2016-00012)

The Whatcom County Council approved Resolution 2016-027 initiating amendments to the Cherry Point Urban Growth Area section of the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan on July 26, 2016.   In accordance with this Resolution, the County is reviewing proposed amendments to Comprehensive Plan Chapter Two – Land Use including provisions relating to environmental protection, water usage, fossil fuel exports, and the number of piers allowed in the Cherry Point area.
  

Council Proposal and Alternatives
 
The Whatcom County Planning Commission and Whatcom County Planning & Development Services Department held a combined town hall meeting/SEPA public hearing on October 13, 2016.  Additionally, the Planning Commission held work sessions on October 27 and November 10, 2016 regarding the Council proposal and alternatives, which are available by clicking the links below:

• Proposal – Council Resolution (initiated by Council under Resolution 2016-027)

• Alternative # 1 – Council Member Alternative (proposed by an individual Council Member)

• Alternative # 2 – No Action Alternative (maintain existing Comprehensive Plan)

* Comparison of Proposal and Alternatives
  

State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

The Responsible Official issued a determination of non-significance (DNS) on November 22, 2016 (SEPA file is SEP2016-00091).  The DNS and related information (including the comment period) are available on the County's website by clicking the link below:

    DNS and related information
 
The Draft and Final EIS for the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update are available here.

Planning Commission Review
 
The County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing relating to the Cherry Point Amendments on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Whatcom County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham. The Planning Commission's draft amendments are available at the link below:


The Planning Commission's agenda and meeting materials are posted on the County's website at: 
http://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/1660/Planning-Commission-Meeting-Materials
 
Written comments can be submitted to:

Whatcom County Planning Commission
ATTN: Becky Boxx
5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA  98226
Email: PDS_Planning_commission@co.whatcom.wa.us
 
​County Council Review

The Whatcom County Council approved
Resolution 2016-027 initiating amendments to the Cherry Point Urban Growth Area section of the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan on July 26, 2016.  The County Council did not approve these amendments along with the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Update, which was adopted on Aug. 9, 2016.  Rather, the County Council referred these amendments to the Planning Commission for review.  It is anticipated that the County Council will commence review of the amendments in the first quarter of 2017, after receiving the Planning Commission’s recommendations.
Public Comment  
August 13, 2016 Rotondi
August 22, 2016 Brenner
September 27, 2016 Harris
September 29, 2016 Robson
October 4, 2016 deVera
October 6, 2016 Jensen
October 6, 2016 Cerise
October 6, 2016 Glasser
October 6, 2016 Newcomer
October 7, 2016 Bateman
October 7, 2016 Colby
October 7, 2016 Dietrich
October 7, 2016 Gamble
October 7, 2016 Longmire
October 7, 2016 Maloy
October 7, 2016 McCarthy
October 7, 2016 Mrak
October 7, 2016 Neuhauser
October 7, 2016 Olson
October 7, 2016 Onyon
October 7, 2016 Scallan
October 7, 2016 Stambaugh
October 8, 2016 Dammerell
October 8, 2016 Larsen
October 8, 2016 vanMerlin
October 9, 2016 Beebe
October 9, 2016 Erickson
October 9, 2016 Longstreth
October 9, 2016 Sygitowicz
October 10, 2016 Bertucci
October 10, 2016 Burrall
October 10, 2016 Coppinger
October 10, 2016 Letavec
October 10, 2016 Lisk
October 10, 2016 Morrill
October 10, 2016 Morin
October 10, 2016 Patrick
October 10, 2016 Pennington
October 10, 2016 Smith
October 10, 2016 Taft
October 10, 2016 Visser
October 10, 2016 Benner
October 10, 2016 Bordian
October 10, 2016 Covell
October 10, 2016 Swieringa
October 10, 2016 Evans
October 10, 2016 Frye
October 10, 2016 Johnson
October 10, 2016 Lancaster
October 10, 2016 Lee
October 11, 2016 Egert
October 11, 2016 Adams
October 11, 2016 Civico
October 11, 2016 Covert
October 11, 2016 DeNise
October 11, 2016 Goss
October 11, 2016 Goss
October 11, 2016 Graffagnino
October 11, 2016 Hamill
October 11, 2016 Hines
October 11, 2016 Horn
October 11, 2016 Leary
October 11, 2016 Malmquist
October 11, 2016 Paris
October 11, 2016 Scheer
October 11, 2016 Schwartz
October 11, 2016 Thurn
October 11, 2016 Walker
October 12, 2016 Andersen
October 12, 2016 Anderson
October 12, 2016 Ashurst
October 12, 2016 Barton
October 12, 2016 Beard
October 12, 2016 Bergsma
October 12, 2016 Bosman
October 12, 2016 Bosman
October 12, 2016 Bouma
October 12, 2016 Bowman
October 12, 2016 Brasfield
October 12, 2016 Brem
October 12, 2016 Caufield
October 12, 2016 Chadwick
October 12, 2016 Chapman
October 12, 2016 Cherukuri
October 12, 2016 Christianson
October 12, 2016 Civico
October 12, 2016 Covert
October 12, 2016 Davolt
October 12, 2016 DeBussey
October 12, 2016 DeMooy
October 12, 2016 DeNise
October 12, 2016 DePauw
October 12, 2016 Duersch
October 12, 2016 Dunn
October 12, 2016 Eaton
October 12, 2016 Eddy
October 12, 2016 Eddy
October 12, 2016 Elling
October 12, 2016 Elston
October 12, 2016 Enright
October 12, 2016 Erickson
October 12, 2016 Estes
October 12, 2016 Fisk
October 12, 2016 Ford
October 12, 2016 Glasscock
October 12, 2016 Glover
October 12, 2016 Goss
October 12, 2016 Harrison
October 12, 2016 Hartsoch
October 12, 2016 Hayes
October 12, 2016 Herwerden
October 12, 2016 Hiller
October 12, 2016 Hoffman
October 12, 2016 Jochen
October 12, 2016 Johnson
October 12, 2016 Joubert
October 12, 2016 Kennedy
October 12, 2016 Kessner
October 12, 2016 Koetje
October 12, 2016 Kujawa
October 12, 2016 Lair
October 12, 2016 Latimer
October 12, 2016 Lawrence
October 12, 2016 Lucke
October 12, 2016 Macdonald
October 12, 2016 Macdonald
October 12, 2016 Marge
October 12, 2016 Maxwell
October 12, 2016 Mejia
October 12, 2016 Morris
October 12, 2016 Mower
October 12, 2016 Munn
October 12, 2016 Munson
October 12, 2016 Murphy
October 12, 2016 Olivarez
October 12, 2016 Perea
October 12, 2016 Polinkus
October 12, 2016 Pollock
October 12, 2016 Popek
October 12, 2016 Porter
October 12, 2016 Ramerman
October 12, 2016 Rasset
October 12, 2016 Rasset-Kelly
October 12, 2016 Raymond
October 12, 2016 Russell
October 12, 2016 Seck
October 12, 2016 Serrano
October 12, 2016 Sharp
October 12, 2016 Silva
October 12, 2016 Slaughter
October 12, 2016 Smith
October 12, 2016 Smith
October 12, 2016 Smith
October 12, 2016 Somes
October 12, 2016 Stump
October 12, 2016 Trotter
October 12, 2016 Turetgen
October 12, 2016 Williams
October 12, 2016 Williams
October 12, 2016 Williams
October 12, 2016 Williamson
October 12, 2016 Woodley
October 12, 2016 Woods
October 12, 2016 Zender
October 12, 2016 Longanecker
October 12, 2016 Adad
October 12, 2016 Heutink
October 12, 2016 Kimball
October 12, 2016 Robert
October 12, 2016 Witter
October 12, 2016 Dunkin
October 12, 2016 Burns
October 12, 2016 Wolf
October 12, 2016 Sowers
October 12, 2016 Roque
October 12, 2016 Hazen
October 12, 2016 Wendling
October 12, 2016 Keep Washington Competitive
October 12, 2016 Dell
October 12, 2016 Dick
October 12, 2016 Cerise
October 12, 2016 Turner
October 12, 2016 Heggem
October 12, 2016 Footman
October 12, 2016 Urie
October 12, 2016 Weber
October 12, 2016 Hull
October 12, 2016 Donnelly
October 12, 2016 Pittman
October 12, 2016 Coppinger
October 12, 2016 QM Transport
October 12, 2016 Bertagnoli
October 12, 2016 Krebsbach
October 12, 2016 Wynne
October 12, 2016 Halaska
October 12, 2016 Roughton
October 12, 2016 Smith
October 12, 2016 Chapman
October 12, 2016 Simons
October 12, 2016 Larson
October 12, 2016 Willand
October 12, 2016 Hopkins
October 12, 2016 Whitney
October 12, 2016 Peterson
October 12, 2016 Drury
October 12, 2016 Futurewise
October 12, 2016 Kershner
October 12, 2016 Wale
October 12, 2016 Rogers
October 13, 2016 Folk
October 13, 2016 Tjoelker
October 13, 2016 Hindman
October 13, 2016 Davolt
October 13, 2016 Garza
October 13, 2016 Sutherlin
October 13, 2016 Bocek
October 13, 2016 Burke
October 13, 2016 Gran
October 13, 2016 Lewis
October 13, 2016 Longanecker
October 13, 2016 Stanley
October 13, 2016 May
October 13, 2016 Miranda
October 13, 2016 Guiley
October 13, 2016 Reid
October 13, 2016 Grant
October 13, 2016 Thomas
October 13, 2016 Gering
October 13, 2016 McCracken
October 13, 2016 McElfresh
October 13, 2016 Sancraint
October 13, 2016 Green
October 13, 2016 Fry
October 13, 2016 Grimm
October 13, 2016 Abbey
October 13, 2016 Swanson
October 13, 2016 Rediger
October 13, 2016 Gran
October 13, 2016 Hotaling
October 13, 2016 Stump
October 13, 2016 Kornelis
October 13, 2016 Cramer
October 13, 2016 Traeger
October 13, 2016 Hagerty
October 13, 2016 Howard
October 13, 2016 Mrak
October 13, 2016 Avis
October 13, 2016 Weidert
October 13, 2016 Freeman
October 13, 2016 MacLellan
October 13, 2016 Coleman
October 13, 2016 Ruswick
October 13, 2016 Gassman
October 13, 2016 Macdonald
October 13, 2016 Lockhart
October 13, 2016 Willemsen
October 13, 2016 Johnsen
October 13, 2016 Parks
October 13, 2016 Schweigert
October 13, 2016 Bader
October 13, 2016 Hewitson
October 13, 2016 Brown
October 13, 2016 Moren
October 13, 2016 Bellville
October 13, 2016 Bellville
October 13, 2016 Bellville
October 13, 2016 Bellville
October 13, 2016 Bellville
October 13, 2016 Lewis
October 13, 2016 Hood
October 13, 2016 Koehn
October 13, 2016 Rotondi
October 13, 2016 Pruner
October 13, 2016 Palmer
October 13, 2016 Wiegand
October 13, 2016 Anderson
October 13, 2016 Backstrom
October 13, 2016 NW WA Building  Construction
October 13, 2016 NW Jobs Alliance
October 13, 2016 Whatcom Business Alliance
October 14, 2016 Cruz
October 14, 2016 Jones
October 14, 2016 Vermeeren
October 14, 2016 Horne
October 14, 2016 Vanwingerden
October 14, 2016 Mele
October 14, 2016 Courtemanche
October 16, 2016 Hammer
October 16, 2016 Holstein
October 16, 2016 Beattie
October 17, 2016 Janzen
October 17, 2016 Anderson
October 17, 2016 Kennedy
October 17, 2016 BAI Environmental Services
October 17, 2016 Loerch
October 18, 2016 Kennedy
October 18, 2016 Cole
October 18, 2016 Crum
October 22, 2016 Ramos/Rogers
October 23, 2016 Tuckerman
October 24, 2016 Jensen
October 24, 2016 Onyon
October 25, 2016 Urbanec
October 25, 2016 Whatcom Business Alliance
October 26, 2016 Borso
October 26, 2016 Pacific International Terminals
October 26, 2016 Lawrence
October 26, 2016 Weimer
October 26, 2016 Puget Sound Energy
October 26, 2016 Robson
October 26, 2016 Hansen
October 27, 2016 Sim
October 28, 2016 Jensen
October 29, 2016 Sidhu
October 29, 2016 Hardman
October 30, 2016 Jensen
October 31, 2016 Moncrieff
November 1, 2016 Westland
November 2, 2016 Robson
November 2, 2016 Jensen
November 2, 2016 Robson
November 7, 2016 Stalheim
November 7, 2016 Whatcom Business Alliance
November 7, 2016 Parsons
November 7, 2016 Robson
November 8, 2016 Whatcom Business Alliance
November 8, 2016 Watson
November 8, 2016 Robson
November 8, 2016 Whatcom Business Alliance
November 8, 2016 Jensen
November 9, 2016 Department of Ecology
November 9, 2016 Jensen
November 9, 2016 Resources
November 10, 2016 Department of Ecology
November 10, 2016 Ramel
November 10, 2016 Akins
November 10, 2016 Northwest Jobs Alliance
November 12, 2016 Glasser
November 12, 2016 Jensen
November 14, 2016 Morange
November 15, 2016 Jensen
November 16, 2016 Whatcom Business Alliance
November 17, 2016 Jensen
November 21, 2016 Williams
November 22, 2016 Whatcom Business Alliance
November 23, 2016 Rotondi
November 23, 2016 Gryniewski
November 23, 2016 Kacholia
November 23, 2016 Codd
November 23, 2016 Williams
November 27, 2016 Cruz
November 28, 2016 Vreugdenhil
November 28, 2016 Vreugdenhil
November 28, 2016 Footman
November 28, 2016 Koehn
November 28, 2016 Bateman
November 28, 2016 Browne
November 28, 2016 Lingbloom
November 29, 2016 Cole
November 29, 2016 Watrobka
November 29, 2016 Romero
November 29, 2016 Headrick
November 29, 2016 Bishop
November 29, 2016 Craft
November 30, 2016 Taylor
November 30, 2016 Jones
November 30, 2016 McIlvoy
November 30, 2016 Capristo
November 30, 2016 Mowry
November 30, 2016 Libolt
November 30, 2016 Phipps
November 30, 2016 Howard
November 30, 2016 Anderson
November 30, 2016 Kinsman
November 30, 2016 Wilson
November 30, 2016 Trannum
December 1, 2016 Fransen
December 1, 2016 Christianson
December 1, 2016 VanZanten
December 1, 2016 Thomas
December 1, 2016 Stanley
December 1, 2016 Huntley
December 1, 2016 Eigenbrood
December 1, 2016 Kendall
December 1, 2016 O'Neill
December 1, 2016 Anderson
December 1, 2016 Pattenaude
December 1, 2016 Forney
December 1, 2016 Melendez
December 1, 2016 Montonye
December 1, 2016 Ambeuehl
December 1, 2016 Miller
December 1, 2016 McCallum
December 1, 2016 Vis
December 1, 2016 Scott
December 1, 2016 Curtright
December 1, 2016 Tagliareni
December 1, 2016 Pithan
December 1, 2016 Collino
December 1, 2016 Skrumbellos
December 1, 2016 Holmfeld
December 1, 2016 Roller
December 1, 2016 Wilkstrom
December 1, 2016 Smith
December 1, 2016 Blecha
December 1, 2016 Egert
December 1, 2016 Machado
December 1, 2016 Finch
December 1, 2016 Georgia
December 1, 2016 Bernard
December 1, 2016 Reimer
December 1, 2016 Postma
December 1, 2016 West
December 1, 2016 Bennett
December 1, 2016 Padilla
December 2, 2016 Kimbley
December 2, 2016 Schilling
December 2, 2016 Seigman
December 2, 2016 Burrall
December 2, 2016 Steele
December 2, 2016 Likkel
December 2, 2016 McSherry
December 2, 2016 Zink
December 2, 2016 Erickson
December 2, 2016 Fann
December 2, 2016 Thomas
December 2, 2016 Cruz
December 2, 2016 Browne
December 3, 2016 McKim
December 3, 2016 Johnson
December 3, 2016 Hines
December 3, 2016 Hinely
December 3, 2016 Breuner
December 3, 2016 Chapman
December 3, 2016 Cantrell
December 3, 2016 Ritchie
December 3, 2016 Griswold
December 3, 2016 Bird
December 3, 2016 Smith
December 3, 2016 Gassman
December 3, 2016 Kastner
December 3, 2016 Bailey
December 4, 2016 Rowley
December 4, 2016 Dutcher
December 4, 2016 Burnes
December 5, 2016 Hull
December 5, 2016 Smith
December 5, 2016 Bryant
December 5, 2016 Headrick
December 5, 2016 Anderson
December 5, 2016 Tanner
December 5, 2016 Steeves
December 5, 2016 Steeves
December 5, 2016 Berns
December 5, 2016 Ray
December 5, 2016 Abbey
December 5, 2016 Bailey
December 5, 2016 Davis
December 5, 2016 Sennett
December 5, 2016 Loerch
December 5, 2016 Moren
December 5, 2016 Adkins
December 5, 2016 Sowers
December 5, 2016 Wershow
December 5, 2016 Vest
December 5, 2016 Scott
December 5, 2016 Reid
December 5, 2016 Smethurst
December 5, 2016 Hildebrandt
December 5, 2016 Drossos
December 6, 2016 McConnell
December 6, 2016 Dornelas
December 6, 2016 Onyon
December 6, 2016 Hallum
December 6, 2016 Henshaw
December 6, 2016 Stoddard/Taylor
December 6, 2016 Curtright
December 6, 2016 Bennett
December 6, 2016 Zaferatos
December 6, 2016 Paulino
December 6, 2016 Brown
December 6, 2016 Sloley
December 6, 2016 Velasquez
December 6, 2016 Bradley
December 6, 2016 Libolt
December 6, 2016 Rinesmith
December 6, 2016 Falcone
December 6, 2016 Taft
December 6, 2016 Glenn
December 6, 2016 Morin
December 6, 2016 Zwick
December 6, 2016 Sigurdson
December 6, 2016 Czak
December 6, 2016 Visser
December 6, 2016 Peif
December 6, 2016 Machado
December 6, 2016 Seller
December 6, 2016 Shorten
December 6, 2016 Paris
December 6, 2016 Evans
December 6, 2016 Rinesmith
December 6, 2016 Bertucci
December 6, 2016 Smeltzer
December 6 2016 Wayne
December 6, 2016 Wolf
December 6, 2016 Hoekema
December 6, 2016 Kitzan
December 6, 2016 Anderson
December 6, 2016 McCracken
December 6, 2016 Eddy
December 6, 2016 Beebe
December 6, 2016 Shearouse
December 6, 2016 Robson
December 6, 2016 Smith
December 6, 2016 Reid
December 6, 2016 Dralle
December 6, 2016 Cherochak
December 6, 2016 Turner
December 6, 2016 Berg
December 6, 2016 Lisk
December 6, 2016 Knight
December 6, 2016 Knight
December 6, 2016 Shearouse
December 6, 2016 Koning
December 6, 2016 Moreau
December 6, 2016 Lyddan
December 6, 2016 Lyddan
December 6, 2016 Duersch
December 6, 2016 Kersch
December 6, 2016 Kamschulte
December 6, 2016 Abbott
December 6, 2016 Postma
December 6, 2016 Burgler
December 6, 2016 Kowalcyk
December 6, 2016 Lee
December 6, 2016 Bean
December 6, 2016 Lagerway
December 6, 2016 Johnson
December 6, 2016 Watts
December 6, 2016 Bynon
December 6, 2016 Neth
December 6, 2016 Johnson
December 6, 2016 Spinelli
December 6, 2016 Garver
December 6, 2016 Dart
December 6, 2016 Lingbloom
December 6, 2016 Keefe
December 6, 2016 Nelson
December 6, 2016 Leary
December 7, 2016 Troxell
December 7, 2016 Mayville
December 7, 2016 Warne
December 7, 2016 Morgan
December 7, 2016 Moran
December 7, 2016 Rotondi