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Jan. 30th, 2018 – Whatcom County Council Meeting – Hirst Initiated Moratorium Report

In County Council, Hirst Decision, News, Whatcom County Council by commonnwLeave a Comment

Councilman Donovan was the lone vote opposed.  The Council Chambers was filled with concerned property owners who need a permit which allows for a private-well to build on their property.  Many of those affected testified, Perry Eskridge and Roger Alsmskaar gave wise testimony which several council members mentioned when it came time to vote. Linda Twitchell of BIAWC sums it …

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Jan. 24th, 2018 – Planning Unit Meeting Report

In Hirst Decision, News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw2 Comments

Subject: 1/24 Planning Unit Meeting The Planning Unit met on January 24th, 2018. The meeting was packed with interested people, including Eric Hirst, Carl Weimer, and an array of people who supported the Washington State Supreme Courts, Hirst decision. There was a large number of private well owners and supporters of the work being done by the Planning Unit (PU), …

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Jan. 23rd, 2018 – Detailed Summary of Whatcom County Surface Water Meeting

In County Council, Hirst Decision, News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

Here are a few of the many “takeaways” from the Surface Water Work Session held at the Garden Room this morning. The title of these regular, monthly meetings is sometimes misleading, as they are essentially nothing but a regularly-scheduled Special Council Committee of the Whole meeting for the County Council, as are their “Health Board” meetings. Both are held on …

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Hydro-geologist Ed Kilduff on the “Hirst Fix” – Is There One?

In Hirst Decision, News by commonnw

This presentation given at the Northwest Business Club by Ed Kilduff gives a lot of information and perspective on how difficult this issue is…with the results of the past state and local election the likelihood of a positive outcome became dimmer. September 13, 2017 – Ed Kilduff, ​LG, LEG, LHG, GBCI – LEED AP Hydrogeologist, Engineering Geologist This presentation was “Hirst vs W. …

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Assault on the Tax Base

In Hirst Decision, News, Wake Up Whatcom by Ashley Butenschoen

Whatcom County Assessor, Keith Willnauer, lays out the case for why the property taxes in Whatcom County have increased sharply and will continue to into the future unless the political leaders stop reducing our tax base by regulatory takings or the voters continue to approve huge independent, self-imposed taxation upon themselves. The Whatcom Business Alliance has provided a link to …