December 4, 2018

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 December 4, 2018
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COUNCIL COMMITTEE AGENDAS

   
SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Committee Discussion

1. Appointment of Councilmember Carol Frazey to fill vacant council committee assignments (Natural Resources Committee, Public Works and Health Committee) (AB2018-021) No Paperwork

Other Business
NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE  
Members: Todd Donovan, Carol Frazey, Satpal Sidhu
9:35 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Special Presentation

1. Overview of update of the 2005 WRIA 1 Watershed Management Plan prepared in accordance with ESSB 6091 (RCW 90.94) (AB2018-290)

Committee Discussion

1. Discussion of proposed ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 16.20, Whatcom County Shellfish Protection District (ordinance scheduled for introduction this evening) (AB2018-353)

Other Business
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE 
Members: Rud Browne, Tyler Byrd, Satpal Sidhu
Immediately Following Natural Resources Committee (no later than 11 a.m.) 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
County Executive’s Report
Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council

1. Ordinance amending the 2018 Whatcom County Budget, fifteenth request, in the amount of $314,598 (AB2018-347)

2. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Chapter 2.78, Solid Waste Advisory Committee (AB2018-351)

3. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.03, Boards and Commissions (AB2018-350)

4. Resolution approving the 2019 recommended Convention Center allocations for tourism-related facilities and activities as defined through RCW 67.28.1816 (AB2018-354)

5. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Whatcom Conservation District for Pollution Identification and Correction Program non-dairy agricultural best management practices outreach and cost-share, in the amount of $55,000 (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2018-355)

 6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County, the Port of Bellingham, and the City of Bellingham for the purposes of Economic Development, for a total amended contract amount of $3,805,208 (AB2018-369)

7. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a local agency agreement amendment between Whatcom County and Washington State Department of Transportation for the West Badger Road/Bertrand Creek Bridge No. 50 replacement project, in the amount of $3,149,851, for a total amended contract amount of $3,368,689 (AB2018-363)

8. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Stericycle Environmental Solutions to extend the agreement to operate the Disposal of Toxics Facility for an additional three years, in the amended amount of $1,124,760 for a total contract amount of $3,256,260 (AB2018-374)

Council "Consent Agenda" Items

1. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Bellingham Whatcom Tourism in support of operations, in the amount of $290,000 (AB2018-356)

2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Whatcom Events for support of marketing and promotion of the annual Ski to Sea, Tour de Whatcom and Mt. Baker Hill Climb races, in the amount of $40,000 (AB2018-357)

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Mount Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce in support of their Visitor Center operations as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee in the amount of $100,000 (AB2018-358)

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Bellingham Food Bank to procure, warehouse and distribute food and other essentials to low and very low income families, in the amount of $276,000 (AB2018-359)

5. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center to continue to provide administration of the Family Law Mediation Program, in the amount of $100,000, for a total amended contract amount of $150,000 (AB2018-360)

6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal cooperative purchasing agreement between Whatcom County and Whatcom Transportation Authority to utilize each other’s competitively bid contracts for purchases of supplies, goods, services and equipment, per RCW 39.34 Interlocal Cooperation Act (AB2018-361)

7. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a lease agreement amendment between Whatcom County and Cornwall Center, Inc. for nine additional parking spaces adjacent to the Civic Center Annex parking lot, in the amount of $4,521.17, for a total amended contract amount of $45,932.42 (AB2018-362)

8. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Tetra Tech Inc. for the Lake Whatcom Subwatershed Master Plan for East Geneva, in the amount of $82,685 (AB2018-364)

9. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interagency agreement between Whatcom County, Bellingham Technical College and Bellingham Fire Department for the purposes of administering the countywide EMT-Paramedic school program, in the amount of $56,000 plus expenses (AB2018-365)

10. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Opportunity Council to fund housing assistance for people with criminal charges who are challenged with substance use disorders, in the amount of $76,643 (AB2018-366)

11. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Northwest Youth Services to provide partial funding to support two clinical care managers for increased behavioral health services, in the amount of $96,917 (AB2018-367)

12. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services to support the Bellingham Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence, in the amount of $120,000 (AB2018-368)

13. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Community Attributes Inc. for professional services relating to the new Buildable Lands Program, in the amount of $78,500 (AB2018-370)

14. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Northwest Regional Council to support Meals on Wheels services, in the amount of $120,000 (AB2018-371)

15. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Washington State Office of Public Defense to receive grant funding, in the amount of $196,141 (AB2018-372)

16. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an agreement between Whatcom County and Wave Business Solutions, LLC (Wave) for a five-year lease for fiber optic connectivity from the Courthouse to county buildings, for a total amount over five years of $186,360 (AB2018-373)

17. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Communities in Schools to expand the program to the Blaine School District, in the amended amount of $34,000, for a total contract amount of $282,750 (AB2018-375)

18. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract to provide funding for Sun Community Services to operate Sun House, an emergency shelter for residents with mental illness who may be homeless, leaving jail, and/or mental health institutions, in an amount not to exceed $285,635 (AB2018-376)

Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council

1. Ordinance authorizing the 2019 Whatcom County Unified Fee Schedule (from 11/20) (AB2018-332)

Other Business

SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11 and Appendix G

1. Audience members are invited to comment specifically on Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11, Environment, and Appendix G, Water Resources Program and Salmon Recovery Program (AB2016-047K(time limited to 15 minutes)

2. Discussion and preliminary Council direction on Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11, Environment, and Appendix G, Water Resources Program and Salmon Recovery Program (AB2016-047K(Council proposed amendments and additional information)
 Other Business

SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11 and Appendix G

1. Audience members are invited to comment specifically on Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11, Environment, and Appendix G, Water Resources Program and Salmon Recovery Program (AB2016-047K(time limited to 15 minutes)

2. Discussion and preliminary Council direction on Comprehensive Plan Chapter 11, Environment, and Appendix G, Water Resources Program and Salmon Recovery Program (AB2016-047K(Council proposed amendments and additional information)
 Other Business

PUBLIC WORKS AND HEALTH COMMITTEE 
Members: Barry Buchanan, Barbara Brenner, Carol Frazey 
1:15 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Special Presentation 

1. Quarterly report from Whatcom County Public Works (AB2018-066)

Committee Discussion and Recommendations to Council

1. Request authorization of ninety-day extension for Council approval of the Glacier Water District Comprehensive Water System Plan (AB2018-307A)

2. Resolution regarding health protection for immigrant families (AB2018-312A)

Other Business
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
Immediately Following Public Works and Health Committee (no later than 2:15 p.m.) 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Council Conference Room, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Committee Discussion 

1. Discussion with Public Works staff regarding Birch Bay Berm potential property acquisitions (AB2018-018)
[Discussion of this item may take place in executive session (closed to the public) pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (1)(b)]
No Paperwork


Other Business
SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE 
2:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
Committee Discussion

1. Discussion regarding preliminary draft Comprehensive Plan and zoning amendments – Cherry Point (discussion to focus on industry responses to questions asked by Council in September) (AB2018-076D)

Committee Discussion and Recommendation to Council

1. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 24.11, Drinking Water (from November 7, 2018) (AB2018-303)

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
___________________________________________________________________________________

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, December 4, 2018
Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham
CALL TO ORDER (Video Link)
ROLL CALL
Councilmembers Present: Brenner, Browne, Buchanan, Byrd, Donovan, Frazey, and Sidhu
Absent: None
FLAG SALUTE
ANNOUNCEMENTS (Video Link)

(From Committee of the Whole) 

Discussion with Public Works staff regarding Birch Bay Berm potential property acquisitions (AB2018-018)
Motion carried 6-0 to send a formal letter to the Lummi Indian Business Council in support of the Birch Bay Drive Pedestrian Facility Project. 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION 

1. Presentation by the Washington State Department of Transportation of the 2018 Award of Excellence – “Best County Project” to Whatcom County Public Works for the Potter Road/South Fork River Bridge #148 Replacement (AB2018-017)
This item was presented in the Public Works and Health Committee
MINUTES CONSENT (Video Link)

1. Special Committee of the Whole for November 7, 2018 - Approved Consent 7-0
2. Committee of the Whole for November 15, 2018 - Approved Consent 7-0
3. Special Committee of the Whole for November 15, 2018 - Approved Consent 7-0
4. Committee of the Whole for November 20, 2018 - Approved Consent 7-0
5. County Council for November 20, 2018 - Approved Consent with substitute page 7-0
6. Special Committee of the Whole for November 27, 2018 - Approved Consent with substitute page 7-0

OPEN SESSION (20 MINUTES) (Video Link)
During open session, audience members can speak to the council on any issue not scheduled for public hearing this evening.  Each speaker should state his or her name for the record and optionally include city of residence. Speakers 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 (Video Link)
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

1. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Bellingham Whatcom Tourism in support of operations, in the amount of $290,000 (AB2018-356)
Approved Consent 7-0

2. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Whatcom Events for support of marketing and promotion of the annual Ski to Sea, Tour de Whatcom and Mt. Baker Hill Climb races, in the amount of $40,000 (AB2018-357)
Approved Consent 7-0

3. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Mount Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce in support of their Visitor Center operations as recommended by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee in the amount of $100,000 (AB2018-358)
Approved Consent 7-0

4. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Bellingham Food Bank to procure, warehouse and distribute food and other essentials to low and very low income families, in the amount of $276,000 (AB2018-359)
Approved Consent 7-0

5. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center to continue to provide administration of the Family Law Mediation Program, in the amount of $100,000, for a total amended contract amount of $150,000 (AB2018-360)
Approved Consent 7-0

6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal cooperative purchasing agreement between Whatcom County and Whatcom Transportation Authority to utilize each other’s competitively bid contracts for purchases of supplies, goods, services and equipment, per RCW 39.34 Interlocal Cooperation Act (AB2018-361)
Approved Consent 7-0

7. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a lease agreement amendment between Whatcom County and Cornwall Center, Inc. for nine additional parking spaces adjacent to the Civic Center Annex parking lot, in the amount of $4,521.17, for a total amended contract amount of $45,932.42 (AB2018-362)
Approved Consent 7-0

8. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Tetra Tech Inc. for the Lake Whatcom Subwatershed Master Plan for East Geneva, in the amount of $82,685 (AB2018-364)
Approved Consent 7-0

9. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interagency agreement between Whatcom County, Bellingham Technical College and Bellingham Fire Department for the purposes of administering the countywide EMT-Paramedic school program, in the amount of $56,000 plus expenses (AB2018-365)
Approved Consent 7-0

10. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Opportunity Council to fund housing assistance for people with criminal charges who are challenged with substance use disorders, in the amount of $76,643 (AB2018-366)
Approved Consent 7-0

11. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Northwest Youth Services to provide partial funding to support two clinical care managers for increased behavioral health services, in the amount of $96,917 (AB2018-367)
Approved Consent 7-0

12. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services to support the Bellingham Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence, in the amount of $120,000 (AB2018-368)
Approved Consent 7-0

13. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Community Attributes Inc. for professional services relating to the new Buildable Lands Program, in the amount of $78,500 (AB2018-370)
Approved Consent 7-0

14. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Northwest Regional Council to support Meals on Wheels services, in the amount of $120,000 (AB2018-371)
Approved Consent 7-0

15. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract between Whatcom County and Washington State Office of Public Defense to receive grant funding, in the amount of $196,141 (AB2018-372)
Approved Consent 7-0

16. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an agreement between Whatcom County and Wave Business Solutions, LLC (Wave) for a five-year lease for fiber optic connectivity from the Courthouse to county buildings, for a total amount over five years of $186,360 (AB2018-373)
Approved Consent 7-0

17. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Communities in Schools to expand the program to the Blaine School District, in the amended amount of $34,000, for a total contract amount of $282,750 (AB2018-375) (Video Link)
Approved 7-0

18. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract to provide funding for Sun Community Services to operate Sun House, an emergency shelter for residents with mental illness who may be homeless, leaving jail, and/or mental health institutions, in an amount not to exceed $285,635 (AB2018-376)
Approved Consent 7-0

OTHER ITEMS

From the Finance and Administrative Services Committee

1. Ordinance amending the 2018 Whatcom County Budget, fifteenth request, in the amount of $314,598 (AB2018-347) (Video Link)
Adopted 7-0, Ordinance 2018-075

2. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code Chapter 2.78, Solid Waste Advisory Committee (AB2018-351
Withdrawn from the agenda

3. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.03, Boards and Commissions (AB2018-350
Withdrawn from the agenda

4. Resolution approving the 2019 recommended Convention Center allocations for tourism-related facilities and activities as defined through RCW 67.28.1816 (AB2018-354) (Video Link)
Approved 7-0, Resolution 2018-048

5. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into an interlocal agreement between Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District and Whatcom Conservation District for Pollution Identification and Correction Program non-dairy agricultural best management practices outreach and cost-share, in the amount of $55,000 (Council acting as the Whatcom County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors) (AB2018-355) (Video Link)
Approved 7-0

6. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County, the Port of Bellingham, and the City of Bellingham for the purposes of Economic Development, for a total amended contract amount of $3,805,208 (AB2018-369) (Video Link)
Approved 6-1, Byrd opposed

7. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a local agency agreement amendment between Whatcom County and Washington State Department of Transportation for the West Badger Road/Bertrand Creek Bridge No. 50 replacement project, in the amount of $3,149,851, for a total amended contract amount of $3,368,689 (AB2018-363) (Video Link)
Approved 7-0

8. Request authorization for the County Executive to enter into a contract amendment between Whatcom County and Stericycle Environmental Solutions to extend the agreement to operate the Disposal of Toxics Facility for an additional three years, in the amended amount of $1,124,760 for a total contract amount of $3,256,260 (AB2018-374) (Video Link)
Approved 7-0

9. Ordinance authorizing the 2019 Whatcom County Unified Fee Schedule (from 11/20) (AB2018-332) (Video Link)
Adopted 5-2, Brenner and Byrd opposed, Ordinance 2018-076

From Public Works and Health Committee

10. Request authorization of ninety-day extension for Council approval of the Glacier Water District Comprehensive Water System Plan (AB2018-307A) (Video Link)
Discussed

11. Resolution regarding health protection for immigrant families (AB2018-312A) (Video Link)
Approved 6-1, Byrd opposed, Resolution 2018-050.  Motion carried 6-1, Byrd opposed, to send a letter of support from the Council to the Department of Homeland Security to respond to the federal government comment period to support continuation of providing health benefits to everyone, regardless of legal immigration status.

From Special Committee of the Whole


12. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 24.11, Drinking Water (from November 7, 2018) (AB2018-303) (Video Link)
Held in Council

13. Resolution approving the Glacier Water District Water Comprehensive System Plan (AB2018-307) (from 11/7) (Video Link)
Approved 7-0, Resolution 2018-049

COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES 
Per Whatcom County Code 2.03.060 and 100.02.080, applications for council-appointed and Flood Control Zone District 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. 

1. Appointment to fill vacancy on the Whatcom County Drayton Harbor Shellfish Protection District Advisory Committee, 3 vacancies – 4 year terms. Members must have a direct interest in the shellfish protection district. Duties are to advise the County Council on the proposed actions and operations relating to the restoration of water quality in the Drayton Harbor Shellfish Protection District. Applicant: Heather Christianson (AB2018-333) (Video Link)
Heather Christianson appointed 7-0

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. 

1. Request confirmation of the County Executive’s appointment of Tara Satushek to the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (AB2018-378) (Video Link)
Confirmed 7-0

2. Request confirmation of the County Executive’s appointment of Kara Mitchell to the North Sound Behavioral Health Organization’s Advisory Board (AB2018-379) (Video Link)
Confirmed 7-0

INTRODUCTION ITEMS (Video Link)
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.

1. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 2.46, to amend the Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force purpose, function, membership, and organization; to repeal Whatcom County Code 2.19, Law and Justice Council; and to designate the Task Force to serve as the Law and Justice Council (AB2018-352)
Introduced 7-0

2. Ordinance amending Whatcom County Code 16.20 Whatcom County Shellfish Protection District (AB2018-353)
Introduced 7-0

3. Ordinance adopting amendments Whatcom County Code Title 17 Flood Damage Prevention (AB2018-380)
Introduced 7-0

4. Ordinance repealing Whatcom County Code 1.28 in its entirety (AB2018-381)
Introduced 7-0

COMMITTEE REPORTS, OTHER ITEMS, AND COUNCILMEMBER UPDATES (Video Link)
ADJOURN
The next regular council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. January 15, 2018, in the Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham.