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2001 Ordinances

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NUMBER

DESCRIPTION

AGENDA BILL NUMBER

DATE ADOPTED

2001-001

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance, Title 20, Chapter 20.89, to clarify the language of the Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program for administrative purposes, to include additional program incentives, and to provide new mechanisms for designating additional TDR receiving areas

AB2000-407

1/9/2001

2001-002

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance, Title 20, Section 20.80.220 to allow the location of propane tanks within front yard setbacks with provisions for aesthetics and safety and requirements of the Uniform Fire Code

AB2000-343

1/9/2001

2001-003

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance, Title 20, Chapter 20.80.730, Land Clearing and 20.97, Definitions adding public and administrative process for lifting six-year development moratoriums and adding definitions regarding forest practices.

AB2000-391

1/23/2001

2001-004

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 20.04.092, refund procedures for project permit, zoning text amendment, and zoning map amendment applications that are withdrawn before approval.  (not addressing applications to amend the Comp Plan and amendments to codes other than zoning, such as proposed changes to the land division regulations)

AB2001-029

1/23/2001

2001-005

Ordinance amending the 2001 Budget, Request No. 1

AB2001-031

1/23/2001

2001-006

Ordinance amending the 2001 Budget, Request No. 2

AB2001-057

2/20/2001

2001-007

Ordinance accepting a portion of Zander Drive as a public road

AB2001-082A

3/20/2001

2001-008

Ordinance accepting a portion of McLeod Road as a public road

AB2001-083A

3/20/2001

2001-009

Ordinance amending the 2001 Budget, Request No. 3

AB2001-120

4/3/2001

2001-010

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Zoning Map from Rural Residential to units per acre (RR2) to Urban Residential four units per acre (UR4) for approximately ten acres in Bellingham’s Urban Growth Area.  (West side of Yew Street Road)

AB2001-116

4/3/2001

2001-011

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 24.06 solid waste disposal standards, imposing limits on acceptance of infectious waste.  Ordinance 2000-3 adopted January 25, 2000 needs amendment to include conducting a SEPA Review and also to be forwarded to the SWAC (solid Waste Advisory Committee) prior to adoption

AB2000-024A

4/17/2001

2001-012

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Code, Title 20, to revise standards and approval process for home occupations and cottage industries in various zoning districts

AB2000-251B

4/17/2001

2001-013

Ordinance establishing Whatcom County Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee

AB2001-131

4/17/2001

2001-014

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code, Title 20, to add a new section to Chapter 20.36, Rural District, to clearly define the formula for calculating the number of lots in a cluster subdivision and provide greater flexibility for locating cluster lots within a rural subdivision which covers more than one zoning district

AB2001-129

4/17/2001

2001-015

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Zoning Map from Light Impact Industrial (LII) to General Commercial (GC) for approximately six acres at the northwest intersection of West Smith Road and Guide Meridian.  Property owners along the Guide are relinquishing some of their property to adjust for the widening efforts.  The widening and revamping of the Guide will cause buildings to be demolished there.

AB2001-130

4/17/2001

2001-016

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Code, Title 20, Chapter 20.38, Agriculture Protection Overlay, to enhance the APO compliance with the Growth Management Act, the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and the County-wide Planning Policies; to clarify; and to enhance protection of agriculture lands

AB2000-356

4/17/2001

2001-017

Emergency ordinance continuing a moratorium on conditional use permit applications for regional transmission pipelines of petroleum, petroleum products, and natural gas

AB2001-122

5/1/2001

2001-018

Ordinance providing for temporary local health officer coverage for Whatcom County

AB2001-143

5/1/2001

2001-019

Emergency ordinance temporarily amending the gift exemption provisions of the Title 21 Land Division Regulations

AB2001-153A

5/1/2001

2001-020

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Code, Title 20, Chapter 20.40, Agriculture District.  Exemptions allowing divisions below the 40 acre minimum lot size, and narrowing the range of conditional uses.  Revisions would reduce the filing of nuisance complaints for farmers attempting to carry out common commercial agricultural practices.

AB2000-342

5/1/2001

2001-021

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance, Title 20, to include the Lake Samish Watershed under Chapter 20.71 – Water Resource Protection Overlay District, designating the Lake Samish Watershed as a water resource special management area under Section 20.80.730, and amending Section 20.80.634 – Stormwater Special Districts. 

AB2001-115

5/15/2001

2001-022

Ordinance amending the 2001 Budget, Request  No. 4

AB2001-154

5/15/2001

2001-023

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance, Title 20, to clarify UR-MX zoning text regarding commercial centers, building setbacks, the calculations of the percent allowable multi-family structures and to provide for sign regulations in this zone

AB2000-254

5/15/2001

2001-024

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County Code, Title 20, to add a specific definition for “duplex” and “single family attached dwelling” revise the definition of “multi-family dwelling” and clarify the use of these terms

AB2000-321

5/15/2001

2001-025

Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2001-013, establishing the appointment process for the Whatcom County Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee

AB2001-131A

5/15/2001

2001-026

Emergency ordinance temporarily amending the adult business provisions of the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and the Official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance (Title 20) and declaring an emergency

AB2001-182

5/29/01

2001-027

Ordinance amending the Gift Exemption provisions of the Title 21 Land Division Regulations

AB2001-153

6/12/2001

2001-028

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.03, Boards and Commissions to clarify term lengths and create uniform term ending dates

AB2001-155

6/12/2001

2001-029

Ordinance establishing the Inmate Trust Fund which will be dedicated to the accounting of inmate money held in trust.  The fund will improve accountability of inmate trust money and will be administered by the County Sheriff.

AB2001-187

6/12/2001

2001-030

Ordinance establishing a new fund dedicated to the Whatcom County Supplemental Retirement Plan

AB2001-188

6/12/2001

2001-031

Ordinance amending the 2001 Budget, Request No. 5

AB2001-200

6/26/2001

2001-032

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 3.25, Conservation Futures Property Tax Levy and Fund

AB2001-217

7/10/2001

2001-033

Ordinance extending the duration of Whatcom County Lake Management District No. 1, a Lake Management District for Lake Samish until 2012

AB2001-214

7/10/2001

2001-034

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

AB2001-228

7/24/2001

2001-035

Ordinance amending the 2001 Budget, Request No. 6

AB2001-230

7/24/2001

2001-036

Ordinance creating the Agricultural Advisory Committee for Whatcom County

AB2001-229

7/24/2001

2001-037

Emergency Ordinance extending temporary amendments to the adult business provisions of the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and the Official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance (Title 20) and declaring an emergency

AB2001-182B

7/24/2001

2001-038

Ordinance amending Comprehensive Plan policy and zoning ordinance regulations relating to adult businesses

AB2001-182C

8/7/2001

2001-039

Ordinance amending the 2001 Budget, Request No. 7

AB2001-264

8/7/2001

2001-040

Ordinance amending the 20021 Budget, Request No. 8

AB2001-281

9/11/2001

2001-041

Ordinance amending the text of Whatcom County Code 8.10 Solid Waste and Residential Recycling collection

AB2001-306

9/25/2001

2001-042

Ordinance regarding the disposition of certain firearms in the custody of the Whatcom County Sheriff

AB2001-307

9/25/2001

2001-043

Ordinance ordering the closure of Cottonwood Drive at Morgan Drive to vehicular traffic between Birch Bay Drive and Birch Bay-Lynden Road

AB2001-303A

9/25/2001

2001-044

Ordinance authorizing the Sheriff to develop inmate work crews

AB2001-308

9/25/2001

2001-045

Ordinance amending the 2001 Budget, Request No. 9

AB2001-309

9/25/2001

2001-046

Ordinance establishing the speed limit on Haxton Way

AB2001-321

10/9/2001

2001-047

Ordinance amending Whatcom County zoning ordinance regulations relating to nonconforming surface mines and surface mining in Rural, Agricultural, Rural Forestry, and Commercial Forestry Zones.  The intent of proposal is to address impacts on neighbors, ag lands, and water supplies and to determine the level of mining that is appropriate in areas of County that are not designated as Mineral Resource Lands.

AB2000-301

10/9/2001

2001-048

Ordinance establishing a $20.00 petty cash revolving fund for the County Council Office

AB2001-323

10/9/2001

2001-049

Ordinance amending the official Whatcom County ordinance 20.71, Water Resource Protection Overlay District, Section 20.71.603, to “encourage,” rather than “require,” the use of alternative surfacing for driveways, parking areas, and service roads in residential and commercial zones.

AB2001-322

10/9/2001

2001-050

Emergency ordinance continuing a moratorium on the acceptance of conditional use permit applications for regional transmission pipelines of petroleum, petroleum products, and natural gas

AB2001-122A

10/23/2001

2001-051

Ordinance amending the 2001 Budget, request No. 10

AB2001-330

10/23/2001

2001-052

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Chapter 1.12, Council District Boundaries

AB2001-045A

10/23/2001

2001-053

Ordinance ordering the closure of Henry Road and Lonseth Road west of Powder Plant Road

AB2001-329

11/13/2001

2001-054

Ordinance adopting the 2002 Whatcom County Unified Fee Schedule

AB2001-346

11/13/2001

2001-055

Ordinance authorizing the levy of taxes for county and state purposes in Whatcom County, Washington for the year of 2002 pursuant to Home Rule Charter Section 6.10

AB2001-347

11/13/2001

2001-056

Ordinance authorizing the levy of taxes for Whatcom County Conservation Futures purposes for 2002 pursuant to Home Rule Charter section 6.10

AB2001-349

11/13/2001

2001-057

Ordinance authorizing the levy of taxes for county road purposes for 2002 pursuant to Home Rule Charter section 6.10

AB2001-350

11/13/2001

2001-058

Ordinance adopting the final budget of 2002 and restricting the expenditure of certain funds therein

AB2001-348

11/13/2001

2001-059

Ordinance establishing the Whatcom County Tax Refund Fund

AB2001-372

11/27/2001

2001-060

Ordinance amending the 2001 Budget, Request No. 11

AB2001-374

11/27/2001

2001-061

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.02, County Council. Guidelines for the conduct of full council and council committee meetings, council personnel issues, remove outdated text, replace all references to the title “council member’ with the revised title of “councilmember”

AB2001-352

11/27/2001

2001-062

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance, Sections 20.71.400 – Building setback/buffer areas and 20.80.210 – Minimum setbacks to address building setbacks in the Water Resource Protection Overlay District.  Remove reference to UR-MX zone setbacks and to incorporate the building setback/buffer area requirements

AB2001-370

11/27/2001

2001-063

Ordinance amending the Official Whatcom County Zoning Ordinance to exclude submerged aquatic lands from parcel area calculations for impervious surface, gross density, open space, minimum lot size and lot coverage

AB2001-371

11/27/2001

2001-064

Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Chapter 10.34 Ferry Rates, Chapter 10.36 Vehicular Ferry Passes

AB2001-395

12/11/2001

2001-065

Ordinance amending the 2002 Unified Fee Schedule

AB2001-396

12/11/2001

2001-066

Ordinance imposing a moratorium on the acceptance of new applications for subdivisions of land into parcels smaller than five acres within the Lake Whatcom Watershed

AB2001-377A

12/11/2001

2001-067

Emergency ordinance imposing a moratorium on the acceptance of new applications for subdivisions of land into parcels smaller than five acres within the Lake Whatcom Watershed

AB2001-377B

12/11/2001

2001-068

Ordinance amending the 2001 Budget, request No. 12

AB2001-397

12/11/2001

2001-069

Ordinance amending Ordinance 2000-014 to extend the provisional short term planning area for the Drayton Harbor Area of the Blaine Urban Growth Area for an additional two years as provided in Ordinance 99-071 relating to sewer system

AB2001-373

12/11/2001

2001-070

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan relating to threatened and endangered species

AB2001-310A

12/11/2001

2001-071

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County zoning map, Comprehensive Plan map, and the text of the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan to establish a provisional Urban Growth Area at Sudden Valley.

AB2001-310B

12/11/2001

2001-072

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan map to bring consistency to the Southern UGA boundary for Lynden and the county.  Site #1 omitting the Timmer family property entirely and Site #2 approve the Van Dragt family site of 1.58 acres

AB2001-310C

12/11/2001

2001-073

Ordinance amending and updating the 1990 Point Roberts Subarea Comprehensive Plan, the official Whatcom County zoning map, the official Comprehensive Plan map, and amending the text of the official Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan

AB2001-310E

12/11/2001

2001-074

Ordinance amending the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan, Maple Falls RF to R10A

AB2001-310F

12/11/2001

2001-075

Ordinance amending the text of the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan to allow public water and sewer systems within small towns, resort/recreational subdivisions and the Gateway Industrial Transportation Corridor

AB2001-310G

12/11/2001

Whatcom County Code