Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Funding Study Meetings

Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Funding Study meeting notes, documents, and presentations are available for download on this page. The funding study started with a kickoff public meeting in April 2018 and ended with a wrap-up public meetings in April 2019.  Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Citizen Advisory Committee meetings occurred between June 2018 and March 2019.   

Funding Study Meetings

Meeting-Date-TimeLocationMeeting Documents
Funding Study Kickoff Public Meeting
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Bloedel Donovan Park Multipurpose Room
2114 Electric Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98229
Press Release
Presentation

Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
4 - 6 p.m.
Geneva Fire Station
4518 Cable St., Bellingham, WA 98229
Agenda
Presentation
Draft Issue Paper - Fiscal Policies (May 30, 2018)
Draft Issue Paper - Rate Structure Alternatives (June 4, 2018)
Service Area Map (11x17)
Reference Links
Draft Advisory Committee Business Rules, Procedures, and Ground Rules
Public Comments & Questions with Response as of May 31, 2018
Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Geneva Fire Station
4518 Cable St., Bellingham, WA 98229
Agenda
June 6 Meeting Notes
Final Advisory Committee Business Rules, Procedures, and Ground Rules
Draft Issue Paper - Fiscal Policies (May 30, 2018)
Draft Issue Paper - Rate Structure Alternatives (June 4, 2018)
Public Comments Received May 31 - June 13, 2018
Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Geneva Fire Station
4518 Cable St., Bellingham, WA 98229
Agenda
June 20 Meeting Notes
Lake Whatcom Stormwater Utility Service Area Ownership map revised
Lake Whatcom Watershed Annual Build-out Analysis Report 2018
Presentation 
Committee email discussion re: rate structure and fiscal policies
Public Comments Received June 14-July 23, 2018
Public Comments & Questions with Response April 18 - July 23, 2018
Funding Study Process & Timeline flow chart
Estimated Annual Costs for the LW Stormwater Utility table

Advisory Committee Meeting
Monday, August 20, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Geneva Fire Station
4518 Cable St., Bellingham, WA 98229
Agenda
August 1 Meeting Notes
Public Comments Received July 24 - August 12, 2018
Public Comments & Questions with Response July 24 - August 12, 2018
Advisory Committee Business & Ground Rules Amended August 1, 2018
Draft Issue Paper - Rate Credits
Presentation
Sudden Valley Community Association Presentation
Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Geneva Fire Station
4518 Cable St., Bellingham, WA 98229
Agenda
August 20 Meeting Notes
Draft Operating Reserves Analysis
Public Comments Received August 13 - 28, 2018
Public Comments & Questions with Response August 13-28, 2018
Presentation
Draft Issue Paper - Stormwater Capital Facilities Charges
Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Geneva Fire Station
4518 Cable St., Bellingham, WA 98229
Agenda
September 5 Meeting Notes
Public Comments Received August 29 - September 12, 2018
Public Comment Reference: Guidance for Municipal Stormwater Funding
Public Comments & Questions with Response August 29 - Sept. 12
Presentation
Draft Issue Paper - Stormwater Capital Facilities Charges
Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
3:00 - 5:25 p.m.
Geneva Fire Station
4518 Cable St., Bellingham, WA 98229
Agenda
September 19 Meeting Notes
Public Comments Received Sept. 13 - Nov. 4, 2018
Public Comments & Questions with Response Sept.13 - Nov. 4, 2018
Funding Study Process & Timeline Flow Chart updated
Presentation
Advisory Committee Special Meeting
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Special meeting with Whatcom County legal counsel to discuss questions related to the proposed rate structure.  Please note there will be no public comment period during this meeting.  
Whatcom County Civic Center
Garden Level Conference Room
322 N. Commercial St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Agenda
Email Communication Summary
Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Bloedel Donovan Park Beach Pavilion Note (small building beyond restrooms)
2214 Electric Ave., Bellingham, WA 
Meeting Packet
Presentation
Advisory Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Bloedel Donovan Park Beach Pavilion
(small building beyond restrooms)
2214 Electric Ave., Bellingham, WA
Meeting Packet
Presentation
Issue Paper #5 - Implementation Policies
Meeting Notes
Funding Study Wrap Up Public Meeting
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Geneva Elementary School Cafeteria
1401 Geneva St., Bellingham, WA 98229
Press Release
Presentation
Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
Resources and Contacts