View Post

Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham Meeting Report for Oct. 2, 2018

In Common Voices, Economy, Local Government, News by CTNW NewsLeave a Comment

The public meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm and immediately recessed to a closed executive session so board members could discuss a potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i) and labor management bargaining/ contract negotiations. The meeting reconvened at 4:30 pm. Board President Ken Bell, Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Shepard were all present. No action was …

View Post

Whatcom Well Owners Voice Concern Over Latest WRIA1 Plan Outline

In Hirst Decision, News, Whatcom County Council by CTNW NewsLeave a Comment

Private well owners in Whatcom County say they are concerned over proposed fees, withdrawal caps, metering and vague definitions in the County’s WRIA 1 watershed management planning process. The Planning Unit (a citizen based group formed by state statute) is working on an update to the WRIA 1 Watershed Management Plan, as mandated by the legislature’s passage of ESSB 6091 …

View Post

Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham Meeting Report for Sept. 18, 2018

In Common Voices, Information Sources, Local Government, News by CTNW NewsLeave a Comment

The public meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm and immediately recessed to a closed executive session so board members could discuss potential litigation. The meeting reconvened at 4:30 pm. Board President Ken Bell, Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Bell were all present. No action was taken during the closed executive session. Video of the full Sept. …

View Post

Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham Meeting Report for Sept. 4, 2018

In Local Government, News by commonnw

The public meeting was called to order at 3:30 pm and immediately recessed to a closed executive session so board members could discuss potential litigation. The meeting reconvened at 4:30 pm. Board President Ken Bell, Vice President Bobby Briscoe and Secretary Michael Bell were all present. No action was taken during the closed executive session. Port of Bellingham Full Meeting …

View Post

Whatcom County Council Continues Search to Legally Restrict Growth at Cherry Point

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Common Voices, News, Whatcom County Council by CTNW News

Whatcom County Council members continue to tweak their proposed new rules adding more hurdles to future growth for industries at Cherry Point. During their Special Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday Sept. 11, 2018, council members resumed discussion of preliminary draft Comprehensive Plan and zoning amendments that would affect Cherry Point. Planning and Development Services staff member Matt Aamot …

View Post

Citizen Journalism: Port of Bellingham Meeting Report for August 14, 2018

In Common Voices, News by commonnw

The meeting was called to order by President Ken Bell at 4:30 pm.  Vice President Bobby Briscoe attended by phone and Secretary Michael Sheppard was in attendance. Nineteen items were on the consent agenda.  Approvals on a 3-0 vote were the following: Minutes of the June 21, 2018 special Commission meeting Consent to Assignment and Modification of the HTCI System …