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J.E. “Sam” Ryan, CBO

5280 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Telephone: (360) 676-6907


PLN2013-00009 Six Year CIP Amendments

The subject proposal is to amend the Six-Year Capital Improvement Program for Whatcom County Facilities (Appendix F of the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan) by adding the following projects to Chapter 11 – Improvements to Existing Buildings:

1. Courthouse - replace exit lighting;
2. Central Plaza Building - replace four gas packs on the roof;
3. Central Plaza building - envelope patch and repaint; and
4. Paint throughout County buildings.

In addition, amendments to existing Chapter 11, County Courthouse improvement projects (Items No. 3 & 5) are proposed to modify source of funding, projected costs, and timeframe for expenditure of funds on these items.

Also proposed are amendments to Chapter 12 – Costs by Project Category, to reflect changes in costs that would occur if amendments to Chapter 11 are adopted.

Staff Report
The staff report and proposed amendments can be viewed by clicking the links below:
Staff Report
Exhibit A
Memo to Planning Commission

Public Hearings
The Whatcom County Planning Commission held a public hearing on May 23, 2013.

The Whatcom County Council held a public hearing on July 23, 2013 and adopted ordinance #2013-041.


Contact Information

If you have any questions, you may contact Erin Osborn by e-mail at or by phone at (360) 676-6907.