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1997 Ordinances

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NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

AGENDA BILL

APPROVAL DATE

97-001

Ordinance regarding installing stop signs on certain county roads

 AB96-425

1/14/97

97-002

Ordinance No. 1 to the 1997 budget. 

AB96-426

1/14/97

97-003

Ordinance No. 13 to the 1996 budget.  Superior Court $170,000

AB96-036

1/28/97

97-004

Ordinance establishing Whatcom County voting precincts for the City of Ferndale

 AB97-034

1/28/97

97-005

Ordinance regarding establishing speed limit on portions of West Main Road, Berthusen Road and Loomis Trail Road.   35 mph speed limit

AB97-061

2/11/97

97-006

Ordinance regarding establishing speed limit on portions of Harksell Road and North Enterprise Road. 35 MPH speed limit

AB97-062

2/11/97

97-007

Ordinance amending Lynden Nooksack Valley Comprehensive Plan map and the Official Whatcom County Zoning Map for eighty acres, from Commercial Forestry (CF) to Rural Forestry (RF), with exception of the west half of the southern forty acres (twenty acres) to Rural Five Acre (R5A)

AB97-060

2/25/97

97-008

Ordinance regarding installing stop signs on certain county roads.  Aldergrove and Jackson

AB97-074

2/25/97

97-009

Ordinance of the County Council of Whatcom County, Washington, providing for the issuance and sale of General Obligation and Refunding Bonds of the County in the aggregate principal amount of $9,990,000 for the purpose of repaying an Interfund Loan incurred ion paying part of the costs of the County Courthouse and Administration Building as authorized by ordinance of the County Council, and for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding General Obligation Bonds of the County; providing and authorizing the purchase of certain obligations with the proceeds of the sale of a portion of such bonds and for the use and application of the moneys to be derived from such investments; providing for the redemption of the outstanding bonds to be refunded; providing the date, form, terms and maturities of the bonds to be issued and for limited tax levies to pay the principal thereof and interest thereon; authorizing a preliminary official statement and approving the sale of such bonds.

AB97-075

2/25/97

97-010

Ordinance amendment No. 2 to the 1997 budget. 

AB97-076

2/25/97

97-011

Ordinance that defines Commute Trip Reduction requirements for affected Whatcom County employers and adopts the Commute Trip Reduction Plan for Whatcom County.  Fulfills requirement of the Washington State Clean Air Act

AB97-090

3/11/97

97-012

Emergency ordinance replacing Ordinance 96-017, which amends Chapter 16.16, Whatcom County Code, “Critical Areas” to comply with the Washington State Growth Management Act

AB97-089

3/11/97

97-013

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 20.92.840, appeals of County Council decisions

AB97-080

3/11/97

97-014

Ordinance regarding establishing speed limits on certain county roads.  35 mph Speed Limit on Bakerview Road from Hannegan Road to James Street Road

AB97-108

3/25/97

97-015

Ordinance amendment No. 3 to the 1997 budget. 

AB97-122

4/8/97

97-016

Ordinance amendment No. 4 to the 1997 budget. 

AB97-135

4/22/97

97-017

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Zoning Map for twenty-six acres (two parcels) from Rural Ten Acre (R10A) to Rural Five Acre (R5A).  Bruce Road, south of Custer

AB97-121

4/22/97

97-018

Emergency ordinance replacing Ordinance 96-017, which amends Whatcom County Code 16.16, “Critical Areas” to comply with the Washington State Growth Management Act

AB97-178

5/6/97

97-019

Ordinance regarding installing stop signs on certain county roads  

AB97-174

5/20/97

97-020

Ordinance regarding installing stop signs on certain county roads

 AB97-175

5/20/97

97-021

Ordinance amendment No. 5 to the 1997 budget. 

AB97-173

5/20/97

97-022

Ordinance establishing Whatcom County voting precincts

AB97-176

5/20/97

97-023
Ordinance & Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Ordinance relating to land use planning adopting as the official Comprehensive Plan of Whatcom County the document attached in exhibit B hereto and repealing the 1970 Comprehensive Plan and Interim Urban Growth Areas

AB96-051L

5/20/97

(Note: All map links are to .pdf documents that range in size from 100 KB to 5.2 MB. The text link is to a .pdf that is 14 MB.)

Comprehensive Plan Text

Map 1, Map 2, Map 3, Map 4, Map 5, Map 6, Map 7, Map 8, Map 9, Map 10, Map 11, Map 12, Map 13, Map 14, Map 15,

Map 16, Map 17, Map 18, Map 19, Map 20, Map 21, Map 22, Map 23, Map 24, Map 25, Map 26, Map 27

97-024

Emergency Ordinance adopting interim development regulations relating to Growth Management and Land Use Development for the purposes of regulatory consistency with the official Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan

AB97-169

5/20/97

97-025

Emergency Ordinance adopting zoning overlay maps to implement the short term planning areas designated in the official Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan on an interim basis

AB97-170

5/20/97

97-026

Emergency Ordinance zoning control to address public markets as a temporary use in the Resort Commercial Zone

 AB97-186

5/20/97

97-027

Ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 84-059, as amended and re-establishing the provisions of Ordinance No. 84-059 so as to carry out a Flood Control Maintenance Program in accordance with RCW chapters 36.89, 86.12, 86.15, 86.18, 86.24 and 86.26 and creating Whatcom County Code chapter 17.20

AB97-210

6/17/97

97-028

Ordinance amendment No. 6 to the 1997 budget. 

AB97-207

6/17/97

97-029

Ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 89-103, as amended and re-establishing the provisions of Ordinance No. 89-103 for the operation of the Whatcom County Lummi Island Ferry

AB97-209

6/17/97

97-030

Ordinance authorizing an interfund loan for the purchase of the Civic Center building.  $3,262,000 (plus tax and closing costs) will be provided from the Road Fund

AB97-208

6/17/97

97-031

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Shoreline Management Plan, Title 23 to clarify existing code language

AB97-225

7/1/97

97-032

Interim Ordinance which amends chapter 16.16, Whatcom County Code, “Critical Areas” to comply with the Washington State Growth Management Act.

AB97-226

7/1/97

97-033

Ordinance extending the Interim Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 2.24A, on a six month interim basis for those fee lands within the Lummi Reservation and within the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest

AB97-227

7/1/97

97-034

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 3.08, Purchasing System, to incorporate the provisions of RCW 39.04.155, Small Works Roster contract award process

 AB97-247

7/15/97

97-035

Ordinance – a zoning text amendment to allow public markets as a temporary use in the Resort Commercial Zone

 AB97-186A

7/15/97

97-036

Ordinance amendment No. 7 to the 1997 budget. 

 AB97-248

7/15/97

97-037

Emergency Ordinance adopting zoning overlay maps to implement the short term planning areas designated in the official Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan on an interim basis

AB97-170A

7/15/97

97-038

Ordinance adopting zoning overlay maps to implement short term planning areas designated in the official Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan on an interim basis

AB97-170A

7/15/97

97-039

Emergency Ordinance adopting interim development regulations relating to growth management and land use development for the purposes of regulatory consistency with the official Whatcom County Comprehensive plan

AB97-169A

7/15/97

97-040

Ordinance adopting interim development regulations relating to growth management and land use development for the purposes of regulatory consistency with the official Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan

AB97-169A

7/15/97

97-041

Ordinance amending WCC 8.13, Solid Waste Disposal District, allowing for collection of an excise tax on solid waste disposal services, and amending WCC 8.15, solid waste disposal sites removing provisions to collect surcharge fees.

AB97-228

7/29/97

97-042

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Home Rule Charter, to be submitted to the people, regarding a biennial (two year) budget. 

AB97-268

8/12/97

97-043

Ordinance amendment No. 8 to the 1997 budget. 

 AB97-270

8/12/97

97-044

Ordinance amendment No. 9 to the 1997 budget. 

AB97-271

8/12/97

97-045

Ordinance establishing a code of ethics for Whatcom County elected public officials

 AB97-187E

8/12/97

97-046

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance, Title 20, by creating a new zone district, Urban Residential - Mixed (UR-MX)

AB97-269

9/9/97

97-047

Ordinance adopting the Urban Fringe Subarea Zoning Map Update.  Attached is Exhibit A - Bellingham City Council Findings of Fact and Conclusions for Final UGA-Urban Frincge Subarea Comprehensive Plan, dated February 10, 1997

AB97-273

9/9/97

97-048

Ordinance adopting the Urban Fringe Subarea Plan Land Use Element

AB97-273A

9/9/97

97-049

Ordinance establishing a Flood Control Zone District Sub-Zone in the Lynden/Everson area

AB97-312A

9/23/97

97-050

Ordinance establishing a Flood Control Zone District Sub-Zone in the Acme/VanZandt area

 AB97-313A

9/23/97

97-051

Ordinance establishing a Flood Control Zone District Sub-Zone in the Sumas/Nooksack/Everson area

AB97-314A

9/23/97

97-052

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Shoreline Management Program to allow civil penalties

AB97-316

9/23/97

97-053

Ordinance amendment No. 10 to the 1997 budget. 

AB97-315

9/23/97

97-054

Ordinance authorizing a charge to provide revenue for Flood Control Zone District Sub-Zones

AB97-332

10/7/97

97-055

Ordinance amendment No. 11 to the 1997 budget. 

AB97-344

10/21/97

97-056

Ordinance adopting chapter 16.16, “Critical Areas” of the Whatcom County Code on a permanent basis to comply with the Washington State Growth Management Act

AB97-226A

10/21/97

97-057

Ordinance amending Title 20 to remove open space requirements in the GM, LII and HII zones and to amend the definition of open space as it applies to all zones

AB97-342

10/21/97

97-058

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Zoning Map from Urban Residential Three Dwellings per acre (UR3) to Urban Residential Four Dwellings per acre (UR4) for approximately 141 acres and from Residential Rural, two dwellings per acre (RR2) to Urban Residential Four Dwellings Per Acre (UR4) for approximately 4 acres in the Chuckanut Lake Samish Subarea

AB97-343

10/21/97

97-059

Ordinance adopting the 1998 Whatcom County Unified Fee Schedule

 AB97-367

11/18/97

97-060

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code, chapter 9.04.030, repealing prohibition of Public Card Rooms in Unincorporated Areas of the County

AB97-331A

11/18/97

97-061

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance, Title 20, Chapter 20.85, Planned Unit Developments allowing an increase in the total number of sleeping units from 20% to a maximum of 50% of the total number of dwelling units that would be allowed on the property by the underlying zone regulations, within urban zones

AB97-354

11/18/97

97-062

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance, Title 20, concerning screening and accessory structure requirements for lots within recreational subdivisions

AB97-355

11/18/97

97-063

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Zoning Map from Commercial Forestry (CF) to Rural Forestry (RF) for approximately 42.78 acres in the Foothills Subarea

 AB97-356

11/18/97

97-064

Ordinance amending ordinance 97-054 to include state lands in the assessment rolls of the Flood Control Zone District Sub-Zones

AB97-332A

11/25/97

97-065

Ordinance authorizing the levy of taxes for county and state purposes in Whatcom County, Washington, for the year of  1998 pursuant to Home Rule Charter section 6.10

AB97-366

11/25/97

97-066

Ordinance adopting the final budget of Whatcom County for the year 1998 and restricting the expenditure of certain funds therein

AB97-365

11/25/97

97-067

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 8.10, Solid Waste and Residential Recycling Collection    

AB97-382

12/9/97

97-068

Ordinance extending the interim zoning ordinance, Chapter 2.24A, on a one year interim basis for those fee lands within the Lummi Reservation and within the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest

AB97-227A

12/9/97

67-069

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance, Title 20, concerning surface mining activity for purpose of consistency with the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan

AB97-388

12/9/97

97-070

Ordinance in the matter of accepting a portion of Zander Drive as a public road

AB97-404

12/9/97

97-071

Ordinance amendment No. 12 to the 1997 budget. 

AB97-402

12/9/97

97-072

Ordinance amending Ordinance 90-13, revising the amount authorized for the ADS Finance Division, Purchasing Office’s petty cash account from $500 to $50

AB97-383

12/9/97

97-073

Ordinance amending Ordinance 93-033, authorizing excess cash in certain funds to benefit the same

 AB97-384

12/9/97

97-074

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Zoning Map from Rural Five Acres (R5A) to Light Impact Industrial (LII) for approximately 92 acres in the Cherry Point-Ferndale Subarea

 AB97-401

12/9/97