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Nov. 28, 2018 Planning Unit Meeting: Update for Whatcom County’s Water Planning Saga Continues

In Common Voices, Hirst Decision, Information Sources, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by CTNW News

The group tasked with assuring that locals have a say over water rights in Whatcom County is refusing to change fees, daily usage and metering requirements for new rural well owners. On Nov. 28, the Planning Unit for WRIA1 – the Water Resource Inventory Area designated by state law that includes the Nooksack River basin and Lake Whatcom – passed …

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

In Common Voices, Economy, Local Government, News by CTNW News

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 …

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

In Common Voices, Information Sources, Local Government, News by CTNW News

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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Another Interim Moratorium for Cherry Point Industries

In Cherry Point Industrial Area, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

For a fifth time the Whatcom County Council has extended a moratorium on new or expanded fossil fuel facilities in the Cherry Point Urban Growth Area. New projects for shipping unrefined fossil fuels will continue to be banned for another 6 months until new permanent zoning laws are written. An ordinance imposing this latest moratorium was adopted Wednesday, August 8th, …