Over the past two days there has been a conversation on Edgemoor Nextdoor regarding vegetation and the rights and responsibilities for its control. I received the attached documents in yesterday’s mail, and the timing could not have been better!
The first is a letter from the City of Bellingham notifying me that I need to cut back vegetation on my property. It is valuable because it explains the Municipal Code and also provides an email address and phone number for questions.
The second is a brochure explaining “Who’s Responsible for What?”
Click the links and enjoy!
A reminder of the Edgemoor Neighborhood Association meeting March 5th, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Fairhaven Middle School Library.
We will be hosting Rick Sepler, Planning Director for the City of Bellingham and discussing some neighborhood issues. Scan the COB Planning Key Initiatives and review the Agenda 3.5.15 here. There should be some interesting discussion on a variety of topics.
The minutes from the last meeting can be accessed here: ENA Minutes 12-04-14. They will not be read at the meeting to save time, so please review them in advance.
I look forward to seeing you there!
There will be a Special Meeting of the CCFPD this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Fairhaven Library from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, primarily for the purpose of an executive session to discuss recent developments in the Ferlin et al. v. Chuckanut Community Park District et al lawsuit. Click on this link for details.
There will be an opportunity for public comments at the beginning of the meeting.
All meetings begin at 7:00 on the noted date in City Council Chambers. Click the links for details.
2.19.15 Planning Commission Hearing will consider a proposal for a new bank building at the corner of Barkley Boulevard and Orleans Street as well as a rezone of the property at 801 Samish Way from Residential, Single to Commercial, Planned, non-retail.
2.23.25 City Council Hearing to take public comment regarding an incentive program for innovative affordable low-income homeownership projects in single-family and multi-family residential zoning districts. Deadline for comments is in the link.
3.19.15 Planning Commission Hearing will consider amendments to the Samish Neighborhood Plan and the Bellingham Municipal Code affecting a site abutting Ashley Street and generally north of Byron Avenue, east of the WWU Park-n-Ride and south of Lincoln Creek. Site maps & photos are included in the link.
As you have probably heard, the storm water management facilities serving Padden Lagoon are up for some improvements. For an explanation of the project, drawings of the the project and a request form for notice of the action taken, click on the links below. Comments are due by 2.9.2015.
Padden Lagoon Stormwater Treatment Description
Padden Lagoon Stormwater Treatment Drawings
Update to Subdivision Ordinance
It is time to update Bellingham’s Subdivision Ordinance, which regulates land division in the City of Bellingham. A hearing will be held by the Bellingham Planning Commission to introduce the proposed update on December 18 at 7:00pm.
This is the beginning of the process which will define the direction development in Bellingham takes over the next few years. The hearing will include some history, current regulations, issues which have arisen and the next steps in the process.
Click here to read the official notice: 12.18.14 BPC Hearing
Have you ever wondered what to do with those outdated prescriptions and over the counter medications? Here’s your answer…just click on the link!
BlockWatcher November 2014 –
The Downtown Bellingham Partnership (Central Business District Neighborhood Association) is working with the Bellingham Parks and Rec department by applying together for a $25,000 grant to help fund outdoor concerts in Bellingham! Some of the money will go towards an outdoor concert series at Maritime Heritage Park, and the rest will go towards Downtown Sounds!
BUT WE NEED HELP FROM EVERYONE LIVING IN BELLINGHAM TO GET THE GRANT. We need our Bellingham friends to Vote for our grant to help us get to the final round! We want this grant to make Downtown Sounds even better for you–help us do that! Voting takes 1.5 minutes (Kyle from the Downtown Partnership timed it). Click on the image below and sign in to vote. Thank you!!
Downtown Bellingham Partnership
Click the link for the latest word from the BPD regarding residential burglaries.
BlockWatcher October 2014 (1)