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1999 Ordinances

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NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

AGENDA BILL

APPROVAL DATE

99-001

Emergency Ordinance extending the interim zoning for those fee lands within the Lummi Reservation  

AB99-036

1/12/99

99-002

Emergency Ordinance adopting Comprehensive Plan designations and zoning for those fee lands within the Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest.  It will establish Title 20 zoning and Comp Plan designation and will expire in 60 days or when a permanent ordinance is adopted

AB99-037

1/12/99

99-003

Ordinance authorizing a Family Court Commissioner

AB99-041

1/26/99

99-004

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.75.030A duties of the Public Works Department and creating water Resources Fund

AB99-062

2/9/99

99-005

Ordinance amendment No. 1 of the 1999 budget

AB99-059

2/9/99

99-006

Ordinance establishing Whatcom County voting precincts

AB99-089

3/9/99

99-007

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Chapter 9.32 Unlawful Discharge or Display of Firearms

AB99-040

3/9/99

99-008

Ordinance adopting Comprehensive Plan designations and Title 20 zoning for those fee lands within the Lummi Reservation

AB99-087

3/9/99

99-009

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Zoning Map from Rural Five Acres (R5A) to Light Impact Industrial (LII) for approximately 23.5 acres in the Cherry Point-Ferndale Subarea

AB99-088

3/9/99

99-010

Emergency Ordinance adopting Comprehensive Plan Designations and Title 20 Zoning for those fee lands within the Lummi Reservation

AB99-102

3/9/99

99-011

Emergency Ordinance continuing the interim Comprehensive Plan Designations and Title 20 Zoning for those lands within the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest

AB99-103

3/9/99

99-012

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance, Title 20, to add a new Chapter 20.61 - Small Town Commercial District (STC) and amending the Official Whatcom County Zoning Map from GC, NC, TC, RC, RR2, R2A, R5A, and R10A to STC; UR4 to RR1; R5A to RR2; RC to RR1; and RC to RF

AB99-106

3/23/99

99-013

Ordinance establishing Comprehensive Plan designations and Title 20 zoning for those fee lands within the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.

AB99-107

3/23/99

99-014

Ordinance initiating an emergency text amendment to Title 20.42.155, Conditional Uses in Rural Forestry Zoning  RESCINDED 4/6/99

AB99-108A

3/23/99

99-015

Ordinance in the matter of granting a non-exclusive franchise to Public Utility District No. 1 of Skagit County for a period of 25 years pursuant to state law and Section 9.30 of the Whatcom County Home Rule Charter, to operate and maintain a utility system along certain roads within the unincorporated area of Whatcom County

AB99-105

4/6/99

99-016

Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 97-011, establishing a Commute Trip Reduction Plan

AB99-122

4/6/99

99-017

Ordinance amendment No. 2 of the 1999 budget. 

AB99-123

4/6/99

99-018

Ordinance authorizing an increase in the Planning Division Petty Cash Fund and its transfer to Administration for the entire department

AB99-120

4/6/99

99-019

Ordinance authorizing an increase in the Building Services Division Revolving Fund

AB99-121

4/6/99

99-020

Ordinance to reclassify the Solid Waste Fund from an enterprise fund to a special revenue fund

AB99-138

4/20/99

99-021

Ordinance establishing the speed limit on East Smith Road

AB99-154

5/4/99

99-022

Ordinance establishing the speed limits within a school zone near Whatcom Day Academy

AB99-155

5/4/99

99-023

Ordinance amendment No. 3 of the 1999 budget. 

AB99-156

5/4/99

99-024

Ordinance regarding establishing parking control on Birch Bay Drive and Birch Point Road

AB99-183

6/1/99

99-025

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 24.01, purpose limitation on liability and department establishment

AB99-169

6/1/99

99-026

Ordinance amendment No. 4 of the 1999 budget

AB99-186

6/1/99

99-027

Ordinance establishing Whatcom County voting precincts

AB99-182

6/1/99

99-028

Ordinance granting a non-exclusive franchise to Pacific Fiber Link, L.L.C., for a period of 25 years pursuant to state law and Section 9.30 of the Whatcom County Home Rule Charter, to operate and maintain a cable communication system within specified areas of Whatcom County

AB99-204

6/29/99

99-029

Ordinance regarding establishing speed limits on certain county roads.  West Laurel Road

AB99-214

6/29/99

99-030

Ordinance amendment No. 5 of the 1999 budget

AB99-221

6/29/99

99-031

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Code, Title 20, Chapter 20.42, to allow meeting facilities for natural resource-based educational purposes; and related uses including rental cabins or other lodging structures, cooking and dining facilities, retail sales of meeting supplies and gifts as a conditional use, in the Foothills Subarea, South Fork Valley Subarea, the Newhalem Exclave and the Baker Lake Exclave

AB99-215

6/29/99

99-032

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Title 3, to provide for implementing a local option for retaining sales and use tax

AB99-250

7/13/99

99-033

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County Code Title 20 zoning text chapter 20.65 (GatewayIndustrial)

AB99-184A

7/13/99

99-034

Ordinance adoptin amendmentsto the official Whatcom County Zoning Map from R10A to R5A for approximately160 acres in Birch Bay/Blaine Subarea

AB99-269

7/27/99

99-035

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County zoning text Chapter 20.36 Title 20, regarding expansion of public facilities at Smith and Northwest

AB99-270

7/27/99

99-036

Ordinance amending Ordinance 98-063, Acme/Van Zandt Sub-Flood Control Zone District; Ordinance 98-064 Lynden/Everson Sub-Flood Control Zone District and Ordinance 98-065 Sumas/Nooksack/Everson Sub-Flood Control Zone District

AB99-276

8/10/99

99-037

Ordinance amending Ordinance 98-080, the 1999 Whatcom County Unified Fee Schedule, to include appeals to the Hearing Examiner for code violation and other administrative decisions

AB99-279

8/10/99

99-038

Ordinance transferring ownership of a non-exclusive franchise from Cable Plus Company, L.P. to Newco, L.L.C. and further transferring ownership from Newco, L.L.C. to Millennium Digital Media Systems, L.L.C.

AB99-278

8/10/99

99-039

Emergency Ordinance amendment No. 6 of the 1999 budget

AB99-309

8/10/99

99-040

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Urban Fringe Subarea Plan and Whatcom County Code Chapter 20.65 Gateway Industrial Zoning.  Clarifying the intent of sections which address allowable uses and development standards and to amend map 6 and to further implement the Urban Fringe Subarea Plan

AB99-268

8/10/99

99-041

Emergency Ordinance imposing a moratorium on applications for land use permits for wireless communications facilities

AB99-317

8/10/99

99-042

Ordinance adopting amendments to Whatcom County Code Chapter 16.04 regarding Comprehensive Plan goals. 

AB99-287

8/10/99

99-043

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County  Title 20 zoning text chapter 20.64 (Resort Commercial District)

AB99-288

8/10/99

99-044

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Chapter 20.72 zoning text (Point Roberts)

AB99-289

8/10/99

99-045

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County Code Title 20 zoning and Title 21 Subdivisions relating to lot frontage requirements, authority of the Hearing Examiner, mobile home par/RV park standards, and landscaping

AB99-290

8/10/99

99-046

Ordinance granting franchise to Black Rock Cable, Inc., to operate and maintain an open video telecommunications system in Whatcom County and setting forth conditions accompanying the grant of franchise

AB99-319

9/21/99

99-047

Ordinance revising Whatcom County Code 1.10 clarification for disposal of real property

AB99-314

9/21/99

99-048

Ordinance amending the 1999 budget, request No. 7

AB99-315

9/21/99

99-049

Ordinance imposing a moratorium on applications for land use permits for wireless communications facilities

AB99-317A

9/28/99

99-050

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County zoning text Chapter 20.44, Title 20.44, Recreational Open Space

AB99-297

9/28/99

99-051

Ordinance amending Ordinance 84-115 (18), stop signs at Harksell and Woodland Road

AB99-370

10/12/99

99-052

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.86, Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Procedure and Compliance Committee

AB99-362

10/12/99

99-053

Ordinance amending Ordinance 98-67, authorizing excess cash in certain funds to benefit the same and authorizing allocation of interest income to programs where governing law or grant terms require it

AB99-360

10/12/99

99-054

Ordinance establishing the Whatcom County Investment Pool Fund. 

AB99-361

10/12/99

99-055

Ordinance amendment No. 8 of the 1999 budget

AB99-371

10/12/99

99-056

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 20.84.240, Appeals, to address refunds for appeals of administrative decisions and code violations.  (Hearing Examiner)

AB99-366

10/12/99

99-057

Ordinance adopting amendments to Whatcom County Code Title 20.97, to establish a definition for the terms “Aquaculture” and “mariculture”

AB99-382

10/12/99

99-058

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County Zoning Code text regarding harvest activity in Forestry Zones and conflicts with adjacent land owners (Planning No. 64-98:ZT)

AB99-329

10/26/99

99-059

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County Zoning text chapter 20,80 and 20.97 regarding measurement of front yard setbacks.  (Planning No. 56-98:ZT)

AB99-384

10/26/99

99-060

Ordinance authorizing the creation of a Whatcom County Water Conservancy Board and establishing Whatcom County Code Section 2.23

AB99-389

10/26/99

99-061

Ordinance amendment No. 9 of the 1999 budget

AB99-401

10/26/99

99-062

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County zoning text Title 20 to allow personal storage units in a number of residential, rural and commercial zones (Planning No. 51-98:ZT)

AB99-378

10/26/99

99-063

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County Code Title 20.85, Planned Unit Developments regarding accessible parking (Planning No. 57-98:ZT)

AB99-380

10/26/99

99-064

Ordinance revisions to Whatcom County Code, Title 24.05, On-Site Sewage Systems (Council as the Board of Health)

AB99-421

11/9/99

99-065

Ordinance restricting tobacco advertising (Council as the Board of Health)

AB99-379

11/9/99

99-066

Ordinance authorizing the levy of  taxes for county and state purposes in Whatcom County, Washington, for the year of 2000, pursuant to Home Rule Charter, Section 6.10

AB99-428

11/9/99

99-067

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County zoning text chapter 20.82, Public Utilities (Planning No. 50-98:ZT)

AB99-377

11/9/99

99-068

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County zoning text Title 20 to provide for adult family homes and childcare facilities in certain zone districts

AB99-381

11/9/99

99-069

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County Title 20 zoining text chapter 20.34 Rural Residential Island District. Regarding Lummi Island RR-1 Districts (Planning No. 66-98:ZT)

AB99-330

11/9/99

99-070

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan text and Title 20 zoning text regarding adult entertainment

AB99-412

11/9/99

99-071

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and authorizing provisional short term planning area status and conditions for permanent short term planning area status for the Drayton Harbor area of the Blaine Urban Growth Area

AB99-435

11/23/99

99-072

Ordinance adoption of additional one tenth of one percent (.1%) sales or use tax for criminal justice purposes.

AB99-448

11/23/99

99-073

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Point Roberts Character Plan text and Title 20 zoning text relating to Point Roberts to clarify the authority of the Point Roberts Character Plan Advisory Committee, clarify which structures the Plan governs, and modify the sign provisions.

AB99-411

11/23/99

99-074

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan text and map regarding the Blaine UGA to remove an area east of Blaine from the Urban Growth Area and modify the policies of the Comprehensive Plan

AB99-410

11/23/99

99-075

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan text and map regarding the Columbia Valley/Kendall UGA establishing an Urban Growth Area and modifying other land use designations.

AB99-409

11/23/99

99-076

Ordinance amending the Urban Fringe Subarea Plan and the Whatcom County Code, Title 20 Zoning Map from UR3 to LII for 10.74 acres (Bellingham UGA/Marine Drive Rezone).  Subject to a concomitant agreement that would limit the uses on the site.

AB99-405

11/23/99

99-077

Ordinance amending the Whatcom Comprehensive Plan Zone Map and Title 20 Zoning Map Rural and Rural Forestry designations for 5.84 acres in the Foothills Subarea (Warnick amendment)

AB99-408

11/23/99

99-078

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Code, Title 20, LII and HII Zoning text to implement the Urban Fringe Subarea Plan

AB99-404

11/23/99

99-079

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan text and Shoreline Management Program text regarding the Cherry Point Pier development to provide for economic development and address environmental impacts by limiting future port and industrial pier development

AB99-403

11/23/99

99-080

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County  Zoning Text chapter 20.80 regarding building setbacks and buffers.

AB99-376

11/23/99

99-081

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County Code Title 20 to establish submittal requirements and procedures for reviewing master plans and site-specific rezones.

AB99-331

11/23/99

99-082

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan regarding Capital Facilities to adopt a six-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the years 2000 to 2005.  The CIP is a planning document for providing County buildings, parks, corrections facilities, and roads over the next six years.

AB99-407

11/23/99

99-083

Ordinance adopting the year 2000 Unified Fee Schedule

AB99-431

11/23/99

99-084

Ordinance adopting the final budget of Whatcom County for the year 2000 and restricting the expenditure of certain funds therein.    

AB99-429

11/23/99

99-085

Ordinance amending Ordinance 95-001, establishing service fees and setting a fee schedule related to ambulance service charges.  Interlocal agreement between the City of Bellingham and Whatcom County that adjusts the fee schedule to make the charges truly reflective of the cost of providing the service.  Ordinance 95-001 adjusted user rates to make the service fully funded. 

AB99-447

12/7/99

99-086

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County Code Title 20 zoning to add a new chapter 20.71, Water Resources Protection Overlay Zone, and amend other sections pertaining to land clearing and stormwater regulations

AB99-286A

12/7/99

99-087

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County zoning text Title 20 to revise procedures for transferring Development Rights and designate the Lake Whatcom Watershed as a sending area

AB99-386

12/7/99

99-088

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 3.40, tax on bingo, raffles, punchboards, and pull tabs.  Rate modified to 5% of net receipts to be levied against all businesses involved with punchboards and pull tabs effective January 1, 2000.

AB99-459

12/7/99

99-089

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan Text and map regarding agricultural lands relating to agricultural resource lands

AB99-406

12/7/99

99-090

Ordinance amendment No. 10 of the 1999 budget

AB99-460

12/7/99

99-091

Ordinance adopting amendments to the Whatcom County zoning text Chapter 20.83 and 20.38, regarding nonconforming lots and lot consolidation

AB99-328

12/7/99

99-092

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan to correct scrivener’s errors made in the May 20, 1997 final draft

AB99-461

12/7/99