Planning Commission Public Hearing and Work Session
The Whatcom County Planning Commission will host a virtual public hearing and work session on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. regarding two actionable items:
1) PLN2019-00010 - A zoning code amendment and Comprehensive Plan text amendment requiring a site-specific geotechnical analysis when mineral resource extraction is proposed within 500 feet of a gas or petroleum transmission pipeline, in response to a Council directive to determine the minimum safe distance between surface mining and pipelines to ensure pipeline integrity during seismic events.
2) PLN2019-00011 - A Council directive to amend the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan and Whatcom County Code to allow the seasonal extraction of sand and gravel from dry upland areas under certain conditions.
The public may also comment on the work session for the not-actionable item:
1) PLN2017-00004 - Policy options for the countywide review of Designated Mineral Resource Lands (MRL).
For more information contact Joshua Fleischmann at 360-778-5952 or [email protected].
For information on how to watch or participate in the virtual meeting in real time, please visit the County website at: https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3436/Participate-in-Virtual-Planning-Commissi
Those planning to attend the public hearing are encouraged to listen to the audio of the May 27th Planning Commission meeting.
More information will be posted on the County website at: http://wa-whatcomcounty.civicplus.com/1660/Planning-Commission-Meeting-Materials