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Feb. 27th, 2018 – Interim Moratorium AB2018-077: Imposing an Interim Moratorium on the Acceptance & Processing of Applications & Permits for New or Expanded Facilities

In Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

The Whatcom County Council approved introduction of AB2018-077, an interim moratorium on the issuance of permits for projects related to the exportation of fossil fuels. This action was approved by Councilmembers Buchanan, Ballew, Browne, Donovan, and Sidhu. Voting against the introduction of this item were Councilmembers Byrd and Brenner. The industries at Cherry Point continue to face a County Council …

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Feb. 8th, 2018 – Whatcom County Conservation District Regular Meeting

In Farming, News by commonnw

Meeting Summary: Doug Allen -Director of the Bellingham Office for State Department of Ecology (DOE)- introduced two new field inspectors and discussed starting to draft a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Whatcom County Conservation District (CD) and State DOE to delegate responsibility of which department is responsible for what tasks in Whatcom County when completing Agriculture field inspections. A …

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Feb. 7th, 2018 – #WakeUpWhatcom Update

In News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

In this update: Last chance to request mail-in ballot for Conservation Dist. Election Whatcom County Planning update on permit exempt wells Realtors’ Association weighs in on County reactions to Hirst fix Growth Mgmt Hearings Board – new ruling on County Hirst compliance Just in – Well Owners meeting scheduled URGENT – URGENT -URGENT Last chance to request a mail-in ballot …

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Jan. 16th, 2018 – Port of Bellingham Meeting

In News by commonnw

The Port of Bellingham held it’s second meeting for 2018 of the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 4:30 PM.  Location was their Conference Room – Harbor Center Building, 1801 Roeder Avenue, Bellingham, Washington.  These meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month, usually at this time and location.  This meeting was preceded …

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

In Hirst Decision, Local Government, News, Whatcom County Council by commonnw

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 commonnw

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), …