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Weekly Watchdog: Aug. 3 – 9, 2023

This week's meetings, hearings and opportunities for public input

By CDN Staff

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City of Bellingham Public Works and Natural Resources Committee Meeting, 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 210 Lottie St.
Committee members will receive an update on the Post Point Resource Recovery Plant — the aging wastewater treatment plant near Fairhaven.

Last year, council members and city staff opted to suspend a $1 billion construction project at the facility. Now, staff are moving forward with repair and rehabilitation projects onsite.

Bellingham City Council, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 210 Lottie St.
Council will consider spending American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money on the Bellingham Food Bank, the Base Camp homeless shelter and a property near Bellis Fair mall for affordable housing.

Whatcom County Council, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham
Council will consider introducing a resolution to make the county sheriff an appointed rather than elected position, beginning in 2028.

Whatcom County Council, 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 311 Grand Ave., Bellingham
Council will consider placing no-parking signs on the south side of Samish Way to restrict overflow parking from the Galbraith Mountain Trail System lot.


FULL CALENDAR

THURSDAY, Aug. 3

City of Bellingham Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Anacortes Forest Advisory Board, 6 p.m., 904 6th St., Anacortes, or Virtual meeting
Agenda online.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Timber/Fish/Wildlife (TFW) Policy Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., 300 Desmond Dr. SE, Lacey, or Virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

MONDAY, Aug. 7

Bellingham City Council (multiple meetings), 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., 210 Lottie St., or Virtual meeting 
Agendas online.


Council committees meet at 10 a.m. (Public Works and Natural Resources); 1 p.m. (Committee Of The Whole); 7 p.m. (Council).

Ferndale City Council meeting, 5 p.m., 5694 Second Ave., Ferndale
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Lynden City Council, 7 p.m., 205 Fourth St.
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Anacortes City Council meeting, 6 p.m., 904 6th St., or Virtual meeting
Agenda online.

TUESDAY, Aug. 8

Whatcom County Council (multiple meetings), 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, or Virtual meeting 

Agendas online. 

Council committees meet at 9:30 a.m. (Committee of the Whole-Executive Session); 9:50 a.m. (Finance and Administrative Services Committee); 10:55 a.m. (Public Works & Health Committee); 1:30 p.m. (Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee); 1:55 p.m. (Planning and Development Committee); 2:15 p.m. (Committee of the Whole); 6 p.m. (Council).

Port of Bellingham Board of Commissioners meeting, 4 p.m., 1801 Roeder Ave., Suite 146, or Virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Ferndale Equity Advisory Committee, 5 p.m., 5694 Second Ave., Ferndale
Agenda may be posted in advance.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9

Bellingham Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting, 7:30 a.m., 210 Lottie St., or Virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Ferndale Arts Commission meeting, 5 p.m., 2095 Main St.
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Anacortes Planning Commission meeting, 6 p.m., 904 6th St.
Agenda may be posted in advance.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources Forest Practices Board meeting, 9 a.m., Virtual meeting
Agenda may be posted in advance.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMENT

The Bellingham Plan. Deadline: 2023

Bellingham is updating its Comprehensive Plan, the document it uses to guide growth toward a 20-year vision for the future. This update is due in 2025 and will guide development, capital investments, city programs and other actions across the city as it works toward its vision for 2045. Survey online.


Weekly Watchdog is published online Thursdays and in print Fridays. To submit a meeting for consideration, email newstips@cascadiadaily.com. 

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