January 16, 2018

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 January 16, 2018
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COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDAS

   
SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
6 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Special Order of Business

1. Annual reorganization of the Whatcom County Council (AB2018-021) Committee and Board Assignments *Committee Assignments will be continued and completed at the January 30, 2018 Meeting

Other Business

COUNTY COUNCIL AGENDA

 
As a courtesy to all meeting attendees, cellular phone use is prohibited in the council chambers,

Accessible parking is available near the Courthouse south entrance.

Our regular council meetings are broadcast on BTV10, Comcast channel 10, at 7:00 p.m. on the two Wednesdays following each Tuesday evening county council meeting.

COUNCIL COMMITTEE SCHEDULES



COUNCIL NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Members:  Barry Buchanan, Rud Browne, Carl Weimer
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council



Other Business
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COUNCIL FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE
Members:  Rud Browne, Barry Buchanan, Ken Mann
11 a.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Executive Reports



Committee Discussion



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council



Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council 


(Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors)

Council "Consent Agenda" Items



Other Business

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PUBLIC WORKS, HEALTH, AND SAFETY COMMITTEE
Members:  Barbara Brenner, Pete Kremen, Ken Mann
1:30 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council



Other Business
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PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Members:  Barbara Brenner, Rud Browne, Ken Mann
3 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion 



Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council



Other Business
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COUNCIL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
--- p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Council Conference Room, 311 Grand Avenue

Committee Discussion


Other Business


 

COUNCIL AGENDA



REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
7 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
FLAG SALUTE
ANNOUNCEMENTS


If you will be handing out paperwork to councilmembers, please give one copy to the clerk for our office files.  Thank you.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION



CITIZEN BOARD AND COMMITTEE VACANCIES
Each agenda features at least one council-appointed citizen board, commission, or committee that currently has unfilled positions.  Council encourages qualified Whatcom county registered voters who are interested in participating in county government to submit an application for this or any committee vacancy. For more information or an application, please visit the Council website, or call, email, or visit the Council Office.



PUBLIC HEARINGS
Audience members who wish to address the council during a public hearing are asked to sign up at the back of the room before the meeting begins.  The council chair will ask those who have signed up to form a line at the podium.   Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council. Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments.  When a large group of individuals supports the same position on an issue, we encourage the selection of one or two representatives to speak on behalf of the entire group.

OPEN SESSION (20 MINUTES)
During open session, audience members can speak to the council on any issue not scheduled for public hearing or related to the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal project (GPT).  Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and will be given three minutes to address the council.  Council staff will keep track of time limits and inform speakers when they have thirty seconds left to conclude their comments. 



CONSENT AGENDA
Items under this section of the agenda may be considered in a single motion.  Councilmembers have received and studied background material on all items.  Committee review has taken place on these items, as indicated.  Any member of the public, administrative staff, or council may ask that an item be considered separately.

From Finance and Administrative Services Committee

OTHER ITEMS

From Natural Resources Committee



From Finance and Administrative Services Committee



From Public Works, Health, and Safety Committee



From Planning and Development Committee



No Committee Assignment



COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES 
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.060 and 100.02.080, applications for council-appointed and FCZD board of supervisor-appointed citizen boards, commissions, and committees may be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday of the week prior to the regularly scheduled council meeting at which nominations and possible vote to appoint are scheduled to occur. 



EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.070(B), the council must confirm or reject executive appointments within 30 days of submission to the council. County code deems the appointee confirmed if council does not take action within this time. 

INTRODUCTION ITEMS 
Council action will not be taken.  The council may accept these items for introduction (no action) in a single motion.  Changes, in terms of committee assignment for example, may be made at this time.

COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS

OTHER COUNCIL BUSINESS

COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES

ADJOURN

The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, , 2015, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue.
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
7 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
CALL TO ORDER
Councilmembers present: Buchanan, Browne, Brenner, Sidhu, Donovan, Byrd
Absent: None
ROLL CALL
FLAG SALUTE
ANNOUNCEMENTS
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS

1. Statements by applicants nominated to fill vacant At-Large (B) position on the County Council (AB2017-389A)
Presented

2. Appointment to fill vacant At-Large (B) position on the County Council (AB2017-389A)
Appointed Timothy Ballew II, 5-1 Byrd opposed

OPEN SESSION  
OTHER ITEMS

1. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Pacific Northwest Guardian Ad Litem, LLC for the provision of guardian ad litem services for youth subject to dependencies in Whatcom County Superior Court, in the amount of $95.23 per case, not to exceed $80,000 (AB2018-031)
Approved 6-0

2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Washington State University to continue the shared agent costs for the WSU Whatcom County Extension for 2018, in the amount of $196,540, for a total amended amount of $1,783,325.90 (AB2018-032)
Approved 6-0

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and the Opportunity Council to fund one full-time professional on the Opportunity Council’s Homeless Outreach Team, adding Opiate/Substance Use Disorder (O/SUD) services to contact and act as care coordinator for individuals who are ready to engage in treatment and provide support services to people with opiate and substance use disorders who require a lengthier engagement process, in the amount of $112,227, for a total amended contract amount of $163,227 (AB2018-033)
Approved 6-0

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Compass Health to fund a Community Outreach and Recovery Support (CORS) team to provide support to individuals who experience mental illness that dramatically limits their ability to acquire and/or retain stable housing and access basic resources for daily living, in the amount of $41,585 (AB2018-034)
Approved 6-0

5. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County and Island County to provide funding for the Island County Health Department to support their participation in planning and implementing regional youth marijuana prevention strategies and activities, in the amount of $18,330 (AB2018-035)
Approved 6-0

6. Approval of special standing Council meeting dates for 2018 (AB2018-027)
Approved 6-0

COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES 

1. Annual appointments to Council-appointed positions on citizen boards, commissions, and committees (AB2018-029)
Held in Council to January 30, 2018. Application deadline extended to 10:00 a.m. on January 23, 2018

2. Annual appointments to Flood Control Zone District Advisory Committee, and Flood Control Sub-Zones Advisory Committee (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2018-030)
Held in Council to January 30, 2018. Application deadline extended to 10:00 a.m. on January 23, 2018

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES

1. County Executive Jack Louws reappoints Susan Gribbin for a second term to the Whatcom County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, concurrent with the City of Bellingham Mayor’s reappointment of Ms. Gribbin to the Bellingham Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (AB2018-036)
Confirmed 6-0

INTRODUCTION ITEMS

1. Receipt of an appeal of the Hearing Examiner’s decision on File No. CUP2015-0003, filed by Jerry Pate, regarding a proposed new wireless communications facility which includes a 150 foot tall steel monopole, with an initial antenna array consisting of twelve panel antennas and one six foot wide microwave dish antenna (AB2017-355) (No Paper)
Introduced 6-0

2. Receipt of completed applications for newly established Climate Impact Advisory Committee (Council scheduled to appoint committee members on January 30, 2018) (AB2018-028)
Introduced 6-0

3. Ordinance amending the 2018 Whatcom County Budget, third request, in the amount of $1,888,113 (AB2018-037)
Introduced 6-0

4. Ordinance approving the first amendment to Project Budget No. 2 (Jail Improvement Fund) of the 2011 Budget (as established through Ordinance 2011-031) to add $350,000 of expenditure authority, for a total amended project budget amount of $3,467,700 (AB2018-038)
Introduced 6-0

5. Ordinance increasing Treasurer petty cash fund (AB2018-039)
Introduced 6-0

6. Resolution clarifying 2018 Property Tax Levy Ordinances (AB2018-040)
Substitute Introduced 6-0

COMMITTEE REPORTS, OTHER ITEMS, AND COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES
ADJOURN
The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. January 30, 2018, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham.