Letters to the Editor -- March 16, 2006

Published on Thu, Mar 16, 2006
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
On Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Birch Bay Bible Community Church, four of the eight Birch Bay UGA neighborhoods will hold neighborhood meetings to elect/appoint representatives and/or alternate representatives to the Birch Bay Steering Committee. Each neighborhood is allowed two representatives and one alternate. The neighborhoods and their needs are:
Point Whitehorn – 1 alternate
State Park Reach – 1 representative & 1 alternate
Central Reaches – 1 alternate
Cottonwood Reach – 1 representative & 1 alternate
Please note that the boundary of the state park reach has been changed to now include the Bay Crest subdivision of new homes into that neighborhood.
The Birch Bay Steering Committee is a grass roots association of Birch Bay residents and property owners who have come together to plan for orderly, coordinated growth in this unincorporated urban growth area in close cooperation with Whatcom County.
The Birch Bay community/subarea plan was adopted by the county in September, 2004 and is being implemented by subcommittees of the steering committee, namely the task force for stormwater management/shellfish protection, shoreline enhancement, parks/recreation/open space, governance/possible incorporation, land use/economic development/infrastructure, transportation/public safety and design guidelines.
The Birch Bay Steering Committee will then meet at 7 p.m. on March 22 at the church at 7039 Jackson Road. The steering committee usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Birch Bay residents and property owners are invited and encouraged to attend and participate to have influence on the future of our community.
Kathy Berg, Birch Bay Steering Committee
Blaine

The Editor:
Last night I watched a program on channel 10 showing the south Bellingham trail. It runs parallel to the water on an old railroad line. It is a beautiful thing.
Just think! Blaine could have the same thing if we moved the railroad. It would be a nature lover’s paradise and the benefits to the area would be incalculable.
I can visualize walking along the trail to the downtown boardwalk for lunch and then a stroll to the marina. Wow! (Of course by then I would need to take a taxi home.)
Norma Thomasson
Blaine

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