Legal Notices

—–09-23-21—–

Appeal Comprehensive Plan
Applicant: FARM
File: APL2021-00002
Scope: to appeal the issuance of SEPA 2021-000024 and an Administrative Appeal ADM2020-00024, stating the facility is not in accordance with Whatcom County’s Comprehensive Plan
Location: located at 6359 Mt. Baker Hwy., Deming, WA.
Public Hearing 10/06/21, 1:30 pm via Zoom.
Visit www.whatcomcounty.us/virtualhearingexaminer for more information on how to join hearings, view agendas & related documents.
Written & oral comments may be submitted at hearing. Mailed comments must be received prior to hearing day to be included in record.

Baker River Hydroelectric Project
Applicant: Puget Sound Energy, Inc.
Project No. 2150-147
Take notice that the following amendment application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
a. Application Type: Water Quality Protection Plan
b. Project No: P-2150-147
c. Date Filed: August 5, 2021
d. Applicants: Puget Sound Energy, Inc. (licensee)
e. Name of Projects: Baker River Hydroelectric Project
f. Locations: The project is located on the Baker River in Skagit and Whatcom counties, Washington. The project occupies federal lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service within the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a – 825r
h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Jory Oppenheimer, Consulting Engineer, Puget Sound Energy, P.O. Box 97034, Bellevue, WA 98009-9734; telephone: (425) 462-3556 and email jory.oppenheimer@pse.com
i. FERC Contact: Marybeth Gay, (202) 502-6125, Marybeth.Gay@ferc.gov
j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: October 18, 2021. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The first page of any filing should include docket number P-2150-147. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency.
k. Description of Request: The Commission is requiring the licensee to grout one of the project’s dams, the Lower Baker Dam, due to increasing leakage along its abutments. Upon completion of the seepage reduction project, the licensee would also make improvements to the crest of the Lower Baker Dam. As required by Article 401(a) of the project license, and condition 5.10 of the Washington Department of Ecology’s May 11, 2007 Water Quality Certificate (WQC), attached to the license as Appendix C, the licensee developed the Water Quality Protection Plan (Plan) for the seepage reduction project and has filed the Plan for the Commission’s approval. The Plan addresses the requirements set forth in condition 5.10 of the WQC, and includes:
(1) an In-Water Work Protection Plan that specifies the best management practices (BMPs) for activities that require work within surface waters;
(2) a Construction Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan that addresses land-disturbing activities along with BMPs and other control measures to prevent pollutants from entering the project’s surface water and groundwater; and
(3) procedures for monitoring water quality, and actions to implement if a water quality violation were to occur. Construction of the seepage reduction project is currently scheduled to begin in early November 2021. The licensee previously filed a draft Biological Assessment (BA) with the Commission on March 8, 2021 for the proposed seepage reduction and crest improvement project. On April 28, 2021, Commission staff adopted the licensee’s draft BA without changes as the Commission’s final BA and requested formal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Locations of the Application: This filing may be viewed on the Commission’s website at http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

Rezone
File: REZ2021-0002
Scope/Location: The Rezone proposes to rezone that certain real property located at 2948 James Street in Bellingham (totaling 60,948 square feet) (identified as Assessor’s Tax Parcel No. 380320 008391 0000) from Residential Single (Detached; 10,000 square foot minimum detached lot size) to Residential Multi (Multiple, mixed (offices allowed); No density specified). The property is located in Area 1A of the Sunnyland Neighborhood.
We are holding this meeting to tell you about the Rezone and invite your comments and questions. As required by the City of Bellingham, it is being conducted before we make the complete Comprehensive / Neighborhood Plan Amendment Application and Application for Rezone.
We can be reached by contacting Brad Swanson at brad@belcherswanson.com or (360) 734-6390 if you have any questions regarding the meeting. At the meeting we will be presenting information on the rezone and we will field questions, so please join to get informed. The City will also have a representative at the meeting to answer City-related questions.
Meeting: being held by the Belcher Swanson Law Firm, PLLC, on Zoom on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. for the “Rezone”). We look forward to talking with you on October 7th at 6:00 p.m. Please note, this meeting will be held online, on a platform called Zoom. Please see the instructions and additional information included with this notice. Please register in advance of the meeting by clicking this copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83471690627?pwd=MERReFNrNk5DUWNvaHZ4b0NCNzh0dz09 Please let us know if you plan to speak and let us know what questions you might have in advance of the meeting by filling out the registration form. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 834 7169 0627 Passcode: 514918.

Long Subdivision 13 Lots on 25acres
Applicant: 1350 Lundrigan Boulevard Limited Partnership
File: LSS2017-00003
Scope: to subdivide a 25-acre parcel into 13 residential building lots in the (RC) zone, development will include access, fire and stormwater infrastructure. The site is located on property with wetlands and associated buffers, steep slopes and a marine shoreline. Public water and onsite septic systems will serve the site
Location: located at 0 Marine Dr. Point Roberts, WA.
Public Hearing 10/07/21, 1:30 pm. Written & oral comments may be submitted at hearing. Mailed comments must be received prior to hearing day to be included in record. Hearings are currently held remotely via zoom.
Visit www.whatcomcounty.us/virtualhearingexaminer for more information on how to join the hearing and view related documents.

Telecom Facility
Applicant: Atlas Tower 1
File: CUP2021-00001
Scope: for a proposed telecommunications facility, fenced, surrounded by required landscape and access route
Location: at 6417 Mt. Baker Hwy., Deming, WA.
Public Hearing 10/07/21, 1:45 pm.
Written & oral comments may be submitted at hearing. Mailed comments must be received prior to hearing day to be included in record. Hearings are currently held remotely via zoom.
Visit www.whatcomcounty.us/virtualhearingexaminer for more information on how to join the hearing and view related documents.

Fish Creek/Grassmere Road Sediment Removal/ Maintenance Project
File # PL21-0418
Scope: for the Fish Creek/Grassmere Road sediment removal/ maintenance project. The project proposal includes the removal of 300 cubic yards of accumulated sediment along 325 feet of Fish Creek downstream of the Grassmere Road crossing. The work will begin approximately 250 feet downstream of the crossing on Grassmere Road, at the terminus of the 2017 project.
Proponent: Skagit County Public Works, c/o Emily Derenne, 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Location: between Grassmere Road and the Cascade Trail in the Concrete area, adjacent to 44479 Grassmere Road, Concrete, within a portion of Section 9, Township 35N, Range 8E W.M., situated within Skagit County, Washington. (P43593, P43595, and P43589)
Lead Agency: Skagit County Planning and Development Services
Appeals must be submitted by: October 7, 2021.
Responsible Official: Director of Planning and Development Services; Brandon Black, Current Planning Manager; 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. (360) 416-1326

SFR
File: PLAN21-0433
Scope: construction of a 2,200 square foot single family residence on a 0.55 acre lot. Maddox Creek forms the eastern property boundary of the site and is designated as a fish bearing stream. The presence of the stream on the property results in the requirement for a critical area permit and SEPA review. Stormwater management will consist primarily of sheet flow to existing ditch along the street frontage. Stormwater will be directed away from the steep slopes on the west side of the property. The proposal includes roughly 160 yards of fill and 160 yards of excavation. Total area of impervious surface 2,721 SF. Total area of disturbance 4,000 SF
Location: 2284 South 19th Street. It is designated as P133989 by the Skagit County Assessor and is a portion of the NE ¼ of the SE ¼ Section 29 Township 34 Range 04 WM.
Applicant/Owner: Hansen & Hansen Construction LLC; 10131 Moran Road; Arlington WA, 98223
Staff Contact: Marianne Manville-Ailles, Senior Planner; Development Services Department; 910 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon WA 98273; 360- 336-6214
Comments on the Notice of Application and Proposed Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) must be submitted, in writing, no later than October 7, 2021.

Convert SFR to Retail Marijuana Store
File: PL21-0115 & PL20-0291
Scope: to permit the conversion of an existing single-family residence into an I-502 marijuana retail store.
Applicant/ Landowner: Julieth Jreige, 17905 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273
Location: 20333 State Route 20, Burlington, Washington, 98233 and is located in a portion of the Northwest ¼ of Section 33; Township 35 North; Range 04 East; Willamette Meridian, situated in Skagit County, Washington. (Parcel #: P62351)
Appeals must be submitted no later than: October 7, 2021
Responsible Official: Director of Planning and Development Services: Kevin Cricchio, Senior Planner: 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273: (360) 416-1423

Expansion of Deck
File: PLAN21-0503
Scope: expansion of a deck attached to a non-conforming structure. The existing home does not meet the requirement for combined side setbacks of 15 feet thus resulting in the structure being non-conforming. The proposed deck would add roughly 128 SF tying two existing decks together. All of the decks conform to required setbacks
Location: 1130 S 6th Street. It is designated as P52455 by the Skagit County Assessor and is a portion of the SW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 20 Township 34N Range 4E W.M.
Applicant/Owner: Christine Scheffler; 1130 S 6th Street; Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Staff Contact: Marianne Manville-Ailles, Senior Planner; Development Services Department; City of Mount Vernon; 910 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon WA 98273; Telephone – 360-336-6214
Public Comment Period: Comments on the Notice of Application must be submitted, in writing, no later than October 7, 2021.
Public Hearing: A public hearing on the above described project will be held by the Mount Vernon Hearing Examiner on October 27, 2021 at 3 pm. This hearing will be held virtually by means of the Zoom video conferencing web application which includes a phone-in option. Those wishing to participate in the hearing must contact the Development Services Department at 360-336-6214 or via email at PermitTech@mountvernonwa.gov no later than 12 PM on October 27, 2021 to receive information needed to participate in this hearing

—–09-22-21—–

Ten Year Extension of The Franchise to Cascade Natural Gas Corporation
Hearing: The hearing will be held at 7:00 P.M., October 4, 2021 via Microsoft Teams. Please see the City website (www.lyndenwa.org) for attendance instructions.
At such hearing, the City Council will consider any and all objections made and may correct, revise, change or modify the Franchise, and at conclusion of such hearing, may approve the Franchise through Ordinance No. 1636.
Any persons wishing to comment on the proposed Franchise may do so by submitting their written comments to Steve Banham, Public Works Director, 300 4th Street, Lynden, by October 4, 2021, or by attending the public hearing.
Persons with questions regarding the project may contact Mr. Banham at (360) 354-3446.

Guide Sewer Pump Station
Applicant: Steve Banham, Lynden Public Works
Location: 4002254503820000; 4002253884230000; 4002254914400000, West of the Guide Meridian and South of Bay-Lyn Drive across multiple properties in Lynden, WA 98264, Sec 25, T40N, R02E
Project Description: The Guide Meridian Pump Station project consists of the construction of sanitary sewer pump station on the parcel in the southwest corner of the Guide Meridian (SR-539) and Bay-Lyn intersection, and the extension of the City’s sewer system to service properties within the current City limits on both sides of the Guide Meridian and future annexation areas. Access roads will also be constructed to service both the pump stations and sewer mains as needed.
Copies of the MDNS are available from the City of Lynden, 300 4th St., WA.
The public is invited to comment on this MDNS by submitting written comments to Heidi Gudde, Planning Director, no later than October 6, 2021, at 300 4th Street, Lynden, WA 98264.

Alliance Freeze-Dried Pet Food Plant
Applicant: Tony Freeland, agent for Alliance Freeze Dry (USA) Inc
Description of Proposal: Alliance Freeze-Dried Pet Food Plant – The construction of a new 220,000 sq ft freeze dried pet food processing plant on 9.93 acres in the West Lynden Business Park. The new plant will include freezer storage, pre-processing, freeze drying, packaging, and warehouse storage of the product.
Location: Parcel #: 4002240373460000; 4002440373800000, 675 Redwood Road, Lynden WA 98264
Copies of the MDNS are available from the City of Lynden, 300 4th St., WA.
The public is invited to comment on this MDNS by submitting written comments to Heidi Gudde, Planning Director, no later than October 6, 2021, at 300 4th Street, Lynden, WA 98264.

Revise the Sumas Floodplain Regulations
Description of proposal: Proposed amendments to Chapters 14.30 and 15.20 of the Sumas Municipal Code to revise the City’s floodplain regulations and ensure continued consistency with the National Flood Insurance Program.
Proponent: City of Sumas
Location of proposal: Within the City limits of the City of Sumas.
Lead agency: City of Sumas
Comments must be received by October 6, 2021.
Responsible official: Mayor Kyle Christensen, 433 Cherry Street, PO Box 9, Sumas, WA 98295 Phone: (360) 988-5711

Clear Timber for SFR
File: 359/21 CGP
Applicant: 7 Roses, LLC, Jim Spane
Location: R33231-280-2060, Camano Island
Proposal: Clear approximately 5,000 bd ft of timber for future single- family residence and appurtenances.
Staff Contact: Alexandra Plumb, al.plumb@islandcountywa.gov
Public Comments: must be received by 4:30 p.m. on October 6, 2021 ; mail to Island County Planning Department, PO Box 5000, Coupeville WA 98239; deliver to 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville; or to 121 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island; FAX (360) 379-7306

Enhance View by Removing Trees and Leaving Stumps
File: 354/21 CGP
Applicant: Howard & Steiner
Location: R32804-125-0220 & R32924-275-4340
Proposal: Remove trees but leave stumps, for stability and view, on a steep unstable bluff
Staff Contact: Alexandra Plumb, al.plumb@islandcountywa.gov
Public Comments: must be received by 4:30 p.m. on October 6, 2021 ; mail to Island County Planning Department, PO Box 5000, Coupeville WA 98239; deliver to 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville; or to 121 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island; FAX (360) 379-7306

Construct Rustic Workshop
File: EBY 21-072
Applicant: Sabine Ward
Location: S8160-00-13006-0, Oak Harbor
Proposal: Construction of a Rustic Styled Workshop, 40 x 30 with grading within the Ebeys Landing National Historical Reserve Design Review Area 2.
Staff Contact Chloe Bonsen, C.bonsen@islandcountywa.gov
Public Comments : must be received by 4:30 p.m. on October 6, 2021; mail to Island County Planning Department, PO Box 5000, Coupeville WA 98239; deliver to 6th & Main Street, Coupeville; or to 121 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island; or FAX (360) 679-7306.

Demo Duplex & Build 9 Homes
Applicant : Daren Kloes, Kakeca LLC
Location : 673 Third St, parcel numbers: S7345-00-01003-0, S7345-00-01004-0, S7345-00-01017-0, S7345-00-01018-0
Project Description : Type I Site Plan Review application to demolish existing duplex and construct nine homes under the multifamily infill provisions of LMC 18.13.
Staff Contact : Meredith Penny Email : planning@langleywa.org Phone Number : 360-221-4246 ext.26
A 14-day public comment period has been established. This comment period concludes on October 6, 2021 .
A complete copy of the application is available for review at Langley City Hall, 112 Second Street, Langley, during regular business hours.

—–09-21-21—–

Farm to Market/Josh Wilson Intersection Improvements
Applicant: Skagit County Public Works, Paul Randall-Grutter, PE, 1800 Continental Pl Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5625
Scope: Farm to Market/Josh Wilson Intersection Improvements, involves 4 acres of soil disturbance for Highway or Road construction activities. The receiving waterbody is an unnamed ditch.
Location: intersection of Josh Wilson Road and Farm to Market Road in Bow in Skagit County.
Comments can be submitted to: ecyrewqianoi@ecy.wa.gov, or ATTN: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater Washington State Department of Ecology P.O. Box 47696 Olympia, WA 98504-7696

—–09-20-21—–

Olympic Pipeline Company Franchise Renewal
The Bellingham City Council will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on October 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible to consider renewal of the Olympic Pipeline Company franchise. Detailed information can be found at: meetings.cob.org five days prior to the meeting.
A copy of the draft franchise renewal ordinance is available upon request to the staff contact listed below. Staff Contact: Chad Schulhauser, City Engineer 360-778-7910, cmschulhauser@cob.org.

——09-19-21—–

Resolution Authorizing The Sale Of Surplus Personal Property
Hearing: The Whatcom County Council will hold a public hearing, consider adopting, and may amend the following at its 6 p.m. meeting on September 28, 2021, or at a later date: Resolution Authorizing The Sale Of Surplus Personal Property Pursuant To WCC 1.10 (AB2021-503)
Resolution authorizing the sale of property listed below at public auction or by sealed bid after September 2021 pursuant to the notice requirements of WCC 1.10.200.
The property to be disposed of is: 2007 Chevy Colorado crew cab 4X4 truck # 1GCDT13E978223476; 2005 Toyota Prius hybrid sedan # JTDKB22U653101886; 2005 Toyota Prius hybrid sedan # JTDKB22U053102371; 2001 Ford F350 XL 4X4 truck # 1FDWF37S41EB19574; 2001 Makita G410R generator w/ #188 # 1000524; 1993 GMC C3500 truck # 1GDJC34K8PE502613; 1988 International 5YD single axle dump truck # 1HTLDTVN9KH625883; 1987 Dodge D 350 truck #1B6MD3453HS494677; 2005 Kenworth T800B six wheel dump truck # 1NKDXBEXX5R091326; 1991 CAT 140G Grader # 72V13873; 2000 Brentwood pup trailer # 2B9KSBBK8YS304420; 2000 Brentwood pup trailer # 2B9KSBBK9YS304426; 2012 John Deere 6430 tractor # 1L06430PTBP704136; 2012 6430 John Deere tractor # 1L06430PVPB705617; 2010 Broce RJT350 broom # 406973; 2010 Broce RJT350 broom # 406974; 1984 John Deere 850 dozer # J713373; 2001 Zieman tilt top trailer # 1ZCT32A271ZP23573; 1990 Swenson sander w/#213 # 54038; 1991 Swenson sander w/#229 (no VIN); 2009 Snow-Boss plow 8’6″ # 115957; 2003 Pump TP-150 6″ # TP-150/3/02; 1981 Anti-Ice 1500gallon tank # B-427602; 2012 US Mower rotary mid mount mower # 102074; 2012 US Mower rotary mid mount mower # 102062; 1994 Snow Plow w/#229 (no VIN); Snow Plow 12′ snow plow # 11-143-9; 2008 Ford F250 4X4 EX Cab truck # 1FTSX21Y18EA18736; Miscellaneous buckets for equipment the county no longer owns; Miscellaneous broken and unusable tools, parts, and supplies; Obsolete plow mounts; Used & unsalvageable bridge decks; Miscellaneous obsolete vehicle parts; Miscellaneous obsolete inventory items (culvert, timbers, etc.); Wash rack misc./obsolete parts (incl. pressure washer parts); Miscellaneous obsolete hydraulic cylinders; Miscellaneous worn, obsolete, or broken office equipment, computer components, and furniture. Resolution introduced September 14, 2021.
Public documents are available for review weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Council Office, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 105, Bellingham, and at co.whatcom.wa.us/council. View meeting schedules, agendas, minutes, videos, documents, and archives at whatcom.legistar.com. The Council is currently holding all meetings remotely. For instructions on how to watch or participate in meetings, please visit whatcomcounty.us/joinvirtualcouncil or contact the Council Office at 360-778-5010.

Utility Allowance and Rent Schedules
The Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authorities (BWCHA) are accepting comments on the 2022 Utility Allowance and Public Housing Flat rent schedules beginning September 14, 2021 – October 15, 2021.
The Plans are available for review on www.bellinghamhousing.org. Comments must be emailed to publiccomment@bellinghamhousing.org by October 15, 2021 at 4PM.

—–09-18-21—–

Ness & Fisher Hangars
Applicant: Trico, Reilly Desmul, PO Box 409 Burlington, WA 98233
Scope: Ness & Fisher Hangars, involves 0 acres of soil disturbance for Industrial, Utilities, Other (Hangar Construction) construction activities. The receiving waterbody is Indian Sough.
Location: 15227 Flightline Rd in Burlington in Skagit county.
Comments can be submitted to: ecyrewqianoi@ecy.wa.gov, or ATTN: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater Washington State Department of Ecology P.O. Box 47696 Olympia, WA 98504-7696

—–09-17-21—–

Vacation of street
City of Bellingham Ord. #2021-09-034 AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF THE FULL WIDTH OF STUART ROAD ABUTTING PARCEL NUMBERS 380211-165469, 380211-231475 AND 380211-200375 IN BELLINGHAM. THE FULL TEXT OF THIS ORDINANCE WILL BE MAILED UPON REQUEST. City of Bellingham Ord. #2021-09-035 AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF THE FULL WIDTH OF CENTER STREET ABUTTING LOTS 1-16, BLOCK 6, TOWN OF WHATCOM SUPPLEMENTAL IN BELLINGHAM. THE FULL TEXT OF THIS ORDINANCE WILL BE MAILED UPON REQUEST. City of Bellingham Ord. #2021-09-036 AN ORDINANCE ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 6.53 TO THE BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE TO REGULATE THIRD PARTY FOOD DELIVERY PLATFORMS.
THE FULL TEXT OF THIS ORDINANCE WILL BE MAILED UPON REQUEST.
City of Bellingham Ord. #2021-09-037 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2021-2022 BIENNIAL BUDGET INCREASING REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND AND ADDING AND INCREASING POSITIONS. THE FULL TEXT OF THIS ORDINANCE WILL BE MAILED UPON REQUEST.

—–09-16-21—–

Approval of Final Plat
Scope: The following ordinance was adopted by the City Council of the City of Blaine, Washington, at a City Council Meeting on September 13, 2021: Ordinance 21-2965, Approving the final Plat of the plat of East Maple Ridge, Division 1.
Complete copies of ordinances adopted and published in summary will be provided for public review upon request, at no charge. Samuel Crawford City Clerk/Assistant to the City Manager

Convert Overhead Electrical to Underground
Applicant: Puget Sound Energy
File: SHR2021-00013 & SEP2021-00073
Scope: is to convert existing overhead electrical wires to an underground cable distribution system within the county right-of-way via open trenching and horizontal directional drilling over approximately 2.2 miles. 14 pad-mounted utility equipment such as pull vaults and transformers will be placed in private utility easements. A portion of the project is outside of shoreline jurisdiction.
Location: in the county right-of-way on E. Lk. Samish Dr., west along N. Lk. Samish Dr., crosses the Lk. Samish bridge, continues east and ends on W. Lk. Samish Dr., within Sections 23, 26, and 27, Township 37N, Range 03E W.M.
The file and supporting documents may be viewed at the Whatcom County Planning and Development Services office at 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA.
Any person may submit written comments to Kyla Walters, Technical Administrator, Whatcom County Planning and Development Services, 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226 by October 18, 2021.
Any person has the right to receive notice of and participate in any hearings, request a copy of the decision once made, and to appeal a decision when allowed by law. Any person wishing to receive personal notice of any hearings must notify the Hearings Examiner’s office, 1000 N. Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225, within 30 days of the notice of application.

37,000 SF Potato Storage
File #PL21-0483
Applicant: Jeremy McNett, on behalf of Norm Nelson, Inc.,
File: PL21-0483
Scope: for the removal of an existing approximate 5,000 square foot Barn and the construction of a new, approximate, 37,000 square foot unheated and unoccupied potato storage building. The structure will be located on approximately 181 acres in the location of the existing barn to be demolished. The project includes the excavation of approximately 5,000 cubic yards of material for all phases, and the placement of approximately 19,954 cubic yards of material, including pre-load material, for all phases.
Location: 15235 Field Road, Bow, within a portion of Section 10, Township 35 N, Range 3 E W.M., situated within Skagit County, Washington. (P34030)
Written comments must be received no later than 4:30 pm on: October 1, 2021.
Brandon Black, Senior Planner – Team Supervisor Skagit County Planning and Development Services 1800 Continental Place Mount Vernon, WA. 98273 (360) 416-1326

Detached Garage
File # PL21-0425
Applicant: Jim Purkey
Scope: the construction of a detached garage that does not meet the standard thirty five foot front setback. The request is to reduce the standard thirty five foot front setback to twenty five feet.
Location: 33394 West Shore Drive, Mount Vernon, within a portion of Section 22, Township 33N, Range 6E W.M., situated within Skagit County, Washington (P66938).
Any person desiring to express his or her views or to be notified of the action taken on this application should notify Allison Sanders in writing of his or her interest no later than 4:30 pm on: October 1, 2021.
Allison Sanders, Associate Planner Skagit County Planning and Development Services 1800 Continental Place Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 416-1331

—–09-15-21—–

28,080 SF Manufacturing/Warehousing Facility
Applicant Name: Francine St. Laurent – AVT Consulting
Application Number: 19001-CUP, 19002-SPR and 19001-SH, 21003-SH, 19003-SE
Location: The 4.8-acre project sites are addressed as 5345 Labounty Drive, parcel number 390228104030, Lot 2 of the Lookman Lot Line Adjustment, in Ferndale, WA and 1689 West Smith Road, parcel 390233031502 in Ferndale, WA.
Project: the development of a 28,080 square foot single-story manufacturing/warehousing facility with associated parking, storm vault, landscaping and frontage improvements on Smith Road.
Public Comment Period: September 15, 2021 – September 27, 2021
Public Hearing To Be Advertised In The Future: Yes
Contact: Jesse Ashbaugh, Assistant Planner Comment: comment@cityofferndale.org Mail: P.O. Box 936 Ferndale WA 98248 City Hall: 2095 Main Street Ferndale WA 98248 Phone: (360) 685-2368

Allow 9 Lots to a Short Plat
Applicant: City of Ferndale
Location: City of Ferndale City Limits.
Project Description: Amend Chapter 17.08 of the Ferndale Municipal Code (FMC) to allow up to nine (9) lots within a short plat, where currently the FMC only permits up to four (4) lots in a short plat.
Public Comment Period: September 15 – September 29, 2021
Contact: Michael Cerbone, SEPA Administrator P.O. Box 936 Ferndale, WA 98248 (360) 685-2367 Email: michaelcerbone@cityofferndale.org

Commercial Gravel Truck Parking Lot
File: SEP2021-00074
Project: The proposed project is for the construction of a gravel truck parking lot for commercial transport within an existing industrial park. Both lots 19-20 would be used as a contiguous truck parking lot. Improvements include asphalt access aprons, gravel parking areas, site grading, surface storm drainage directed to bio-treatment swales, perimeter fence, perimeter landscaping, and interior lighting. The project includes removal of 2500 CY of topsoil and the placement of 6000 CY of sand structural fill, biaxial fabric layer, 6″ gravel base, and 4″ crushed surface top course. Specific project phases are as follows: – Phase 1: Clear, grade site, install storm features (late summer 2021) – Phase 2: Install gravel, install perimeter fence, install lighting, and install perimeter landscape (late summer 2021)
Proponent: Raja Bains
Location: 2630 and ‘0’ Delta Ring Road Ferndale, WA / 390101447353 & 390101449320
Lead Agency: Whatcom County Planning & Development Services
14 Day Comment Period Concluding On September 29, 2021.
Any Person Or Agency May Appeal The County’s Compliance With Wac 197-11 By Filing An Appeal With The Whatcom County Planning And Development Services Located At 5280 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, Wa 98226. Appeals Must Be Made Within 10 Days After The End Of The Comment Period

Indoor/Outdoor Event Space
Applicant: Margarita Vartanyan
File: CUP2018-00014
Scope: to authorize a cottage industry for up to 30 indoor or outdoor concert/entertainment/special events at the existing winery
Location: at 1626 Huntley Rd., Bellingham, WA.
Public Hearing 09/29/21,