Wed, Jul 13, 2011
Peace Arch State Park will host international concert series
I just got a press release from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission about an upcoming series of concerts in Blaine. The commission has announced the 2011 lineup for the Peace Arch International Concert Series at, you guessed it, Peace Arch State Park. The free outdoor concerts are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sundays from August 14 to September 4. Attendees will not be required to have a Discover Pass to park at the state park for the events.
Glenn Golay guilty plea, sentencing tomorrow
I just got off the phone with Roger Brown, the general manager of the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District. He tells me that former district treasurer Glenn Golay, accused of stealing about $468,000 from the district, is set to enter a guilt plea and be sentenced tomorrow, July 14. The sentencing will happen at 8:30 in the morning in department three, judge Charles Snyder's courtroom, in Whatcom County Superior Court (the third floor of the county courthouse). I've confirmed this information with the superior court criminal clerk.
Peace Arch State Park to sell Discover Passes
Via The Northern Light Facebook page and my colleague Tara Nelson, Peace Arch State Park will be selling Discover Passes from noon to 2 p.m. this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 14 - 17, at the park. Free parking will be available during those times. Volunteers with the park will be charging $30 for the passes and, since they will be volunteering, the regularly charged $5 processing fee will not be included. For more information, call Peace Arch State Park at 360/332-8221.
Tue, Jul 12, 2011
County sends clarification letter to SSA Marine regarding Cherry Point terminal
I was unfortunately unable to attend today's Whatcom County Council committee of the whole meeting, at which the proposed Gateway Pacific was to be discussed. I did, however, come across a letter from county planning supervisor Tyler Schroeder to SSA Marine lawyer William Lynn responding to Lynn's letter requesting clarification from county planning and development services (PDS).
County Council to vote on Harbor Shores sewer agreement
The Whatcom County Council will hold a public hearing and vote tonight, July 12, on whether to grant a franchise to the Harbor Shores Sewer Corporation for eventual installation of sewer lines for the Harbor Shores development off of Blaine Road. The franchise will give the sewer corporation the right to access county rights-of-way for installation and maintenance of sewer lines for 25 years.
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