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APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO WHATCOM COUNTY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS COUNCILMEMBERS: Barbara E. Brenner Sam Crawford Kathy Kershner Bill Knutzen Pete Kremen Ken Mann Carl Weimer JACK LOUWS County Executive PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY and COMPLETE ALL ITEMS

APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO WHATCOM COUNTY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS COUNCILMEMBERS: Barbara E. Brenner Sam Crawford Kathy Kershner Bill Knutzen Pete Kremen Ken Mann Carl Weimer JACK LOUWS County Executive PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY and COMPLETE ALL ITEMS

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Whatcom County #tcot #sgp #teaparty #tlot #ocra #hhrs #wcot #gop #NRA #NAGR #conservativesrise

Rumor has it that Whatcom County needs a new Civil Service chairperson and rumor has it that one is needed now.

If you're tired of seeing the
corruptocrats and good 'ol boys getting away with their games, this could be your opportunity to help bring some justice and decency back to a system that desperately needs it.
Whatcom County #tcot #sgp #teaparty #tlot #ocra #hhrs #wcot #gop #NRA #NAGR #conservativesrise

Rumor has it that Whatcom County needs a new Civil Service chairperson and rumor has it that one is needed now.

If you're tired of seeing the
corruptocrats and good 'ol boys getting away with their games, this could be your opportunity to help bring some justice and decency back to a system that desperately needs it.

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CLERK OF THE COUNCIL
Dana Brown-Davis, C.M.C.
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
311 Grand Avenue, Suite #105Bellingham, WA 98225-4038(360) 676-6690(360) 738-4555 TTY
 
COUNCILMEMBERS
Barbara E. BrennerSam CrawfordKathy KershnerBill KnutzenPete KremenKen MannCarl Weimer
 
WHATCOM COUNTY COUNCIL
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS VACANCIESThrough January 31, 2013
COUNCIL-APPOINTED BOARDS AND COMMISSION VACANCIES
This list represents all vacancies through January 31, 2013. The Whatcom County Council makesappointments. All members must live in and be registered to vote in Whatcom County and, if applicable, meetthe residency, employment, and/or affiliation requirements of the position. Applications are available in theCouncil Office, Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Suite 105, Bellingham, on the County websiteat:(http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/boards/boardsapplication.pdf ), or phone 360-676-6690. For more informationon a board or committee, call the Council office at 676-6690, unless otherwise noted. The County Council willmake appointments at a regular County Council meeting in the County Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue,Bellingham. To include your application in the Council packet,
submit applications by Thursday, January3, 2013 unless otherwise noted.
Otherwise, applications are due at 4:00 p.m., January 15, 2013.
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION: 3 Vacancies, three-year terms
 
1 Vacancy representing District 3, current member eligible to reapply
 
2 Vacancies representing Alternate At-Large. Current members eligible to reapply.The Board ensures that all properties are valued at 100% of market value. The Board may equalizeproperty values by either lowering or raising land/building assessments. The Board generally meets onWednesdays and Thursdays, with occasional Tuesday meetings as the caseload requires.
 
Members receive$75 per diem for attending hearings.
COMMUNITY NETWORK: 3 Vacancies, three-year terms
 Board members shall be citizens who live within the network boundary and have no fiduciary interest. TheCommunity Network is a nonprofit organization. Twenty three members represent the diversity of civic andresident leadership in our community. The 23-member Board meets quarterly to hold strategic dialogue oncritical issues facing the community’s children, youth, and families and to shape the agenda for Networkaction. First priority in appointment shall be given to members of community mobilization advisory boards,city or county children's services commissions, human services advisory boards, or other suchorganizations. Meets quarterly.
 DRAYTON HARBOR SHELLFISH PROTECTION DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 1 Vacancy
 Members serve until the District’s sunset date, upon removal of the Drayton Harbor downgrade, or thedistrict is dissolved by legislative ordinance. Members must have a direct interest in the Shellfish ProtectionDistrict. Advise the County Council on the proposed actions and operations relating to the restoration of water quality in the Drayton Harbor watershed. Meetings are generally the third Wednesday every othermonth.
 FLOOD CONTROL ZONE DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE - 4 Vacancies, one-year terms
 
2 vacancies representing Special Districts, current members eligible to reapply
 
2 vacancies representing Impacted Cities, current members eligible to reapply
 
Any person interested in serving on the advisory committee may be appointed as an alternate for aterm of six years. Alternate members shall be notified of each meeting and encouraged to attend.Committee assists and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in performing flood damagerepairs, maintenance and improvements, and minimizing future flood damage through prevention andmanagement on the Nooksack River, its watershed, and the other watersheds within Whatcom County.Meets the second Thursday of the month or as needed.
 BIRCH BAY WATERSHED AND AQUATIC RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (BBWARM) ADVISORYCOMMITTEE - 1 Vacancy
,
4-year term
 Member must reside in the subzone district. The committee will represent the residents of the subzone andmake recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding the implementation of the Birch BayWatershed and Aquatic Resource Management (BBWARM) District stormwater program. Generally meets onthe third Wednesday of every month.
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 HORTICULTURE PEST AND DISEASE BOARD: 2 Vacancies, two-year terms
One member shall have at least a practical knowledge of horticultural pests and diseases. The Board assistsWhatcom County to effectively control and prevent the spread of horticultural pests and diseases. Theother members shall be residents of the county, own land in the county, and be engaged in the primaryand commercial production of horticultural product(s), one of whom shall be engaged in the production of certified organic produce, if available. Committee has been inactive, but may reactivate in 2013.
LAW AND JUSTICE COUNCIL: 1 Vacancy, three-year term
Current member eligible to reapply. Applicants must be residents of Whatcom County. The Councilcoordinates and enhances justice agencies, programs and services in the county. The Council is active inguiding improved coordination and delivery of law and justice services.
NOXIOUS WEED CONTROL BOARD: 3 Vacancies. Various terms
 
District 1, Current member eligible to reapply. Four-year term
 
District 3, Current member eligible to reapply. Partial term ending 1/31/2015
 
District 4, Current member eligible to reapply. Four-year termMust reside in the represented district and have ten signatures from registered voters in that district. Fourof the five members must be engaged in agricultural production.
District No. 1
- North Boundary is the U.S./Canada Border; South Boundary follows along Birch-Bay Lynden,Polinder, Timon, Lindsay and Sorenson Rds.; East and West Boundaries are the same for Whatcom County.
District No. 3
- North Boundary is Henry, Alder Grove, and Hemmi Rds.; South Boundary follows Slater andBakerview Rds.; East and West Boundaries are the same as for Whatcom County.
District No. 4
- North Boundary follows Slater and Bakerview Rds.; South Boundary follows Galbraith Rd.east to west through Hale Passage excluding Lummi Island; East and West Boundaries are the same as forWhatcom County.Four board members shall be involved in the primary production of agriculture products. However, thisdoes not require that agriculture be a primary source of income for these members. One (1) member shallonly
reside 
within a District area of Whatcom County. WSU Cooperative Extension shall appoint an ex-officio to provide technical assistance to the Board. The Board promotes education concerning managementof listed noxious weeds such as tansy ragwort, knapweed, purple loosestrife, knotweed and their impactson natural resources. Members receive mileage reimbursement for meetings, and generally meet everyother month. Please call the Weed Board Coordinator at 715-7470 for more information.
All applicationsshould be sent to the Whatcom County Noxious Weed Board, 322 N. Commercial St., Suite 110,Bellingham WA 98225 by December 14, 2012.OPEN SPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 1 Vacancy.
 
Four-year term
Current member eligible to reapply. The committee represents the active farming community in the countyto serve in an advisory capacity to the County Assessor in implementing assessment guidelines asestablished by the Department of Revenue for the assessment of open space, farms and agricultural lands,and timber lands.
 
Meets annually at the end of August.
 PLANNING COMMISSION: 3 Vacancies. Four-year terms
 
2 vacancies representing District 2, current members eligible to reapply
 
1 vacancy representing District 3The Planning Commission shall assist the Planning & Development Services Department in carrying out itsduties, which includes helping to prepare and execute the comprehensive plan and recommendations to thedepartment for the adoption of official controls and/or amendments. The Commission shall conducthearings as required under RCW 36.70, and shall make findings and conclusions that shall be transmittedto the Planning and Development Services Department and County Council. The Planning Commissionmeets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month in the evenings.
SOLID WASTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2 Vacancies
 
1 vacancy representing a Citizen Group, three-year term
 
1 vacancy representing a Solid Waste Disposal Facility, current member eligible to reapply, three-yeartermNo two representatives can be from the same company or public interest group. The committee providesongoing public input and advice to Whatcom County on solid waste management issues. Generally meetsquarterly on Thursday evenings, but meeting schedule and frequency subject to change upon committeeapproval.
 
SURFACE MINING ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 8 Vacancies, Two-year terms
 
1 civil or geo-technical engineer with no direct or indirect financial business ties to the industry
 
1 ecologist
 
1 citizen who lives in close proximity to active mining or mineral overlay areas
 
1 environmental consultant
 
1 geologist
 
1 representative of potable domestic groundwater supply
 
1 member of the surface mining industry
 
1 member of the forestry industryCommittee advises the Whatcom County Planning and Development Services Department and theWhatcom County Council on implementing a surface mining regulatory program consistent with theComprehensive Plan. Committee has been inactive, but may reactivate to consider the mineral resourcelands section of the Comprehensive Plan in 2013. Meeting frequency to be determined.
COUNCIL-APPOINTED SPECIAL DISTRICT BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS VACANCIESApplicants must be property owners in the district, registered voters in the State of Washington,and residents of Whatcom County.
All terms expire at the next special district general election (February 2014). For more term information, callthe Election Division of the County Auditor’s Office at 676-6742.Applications are available in the Council Office, Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Ste. 105,Bellingham, on the County website (http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/boards/boardsapplication.pdf ), or phone360-676-6690. For more information about a board or committee, call the Council office at 676-6690, unlessotherwise noted. The County Council will make appointments at a regular County Council meeting in theCounty Council Chambers, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham.
DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #7 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
1 vacancy, position 1. District boundary generally includes the lowland area of the California Creek watershedin the Custer area. The District includes areas east and west of I-5 and stretches from the Grandview Roadarea on the south to the Birch Bay-Lynden Road area to the north.Duties include field review of drainage needs, attending an annual meeting to determine the next year’s workschedule and assessment levy, elect internal officers, and review, discuss, or act on any other official anddistrict business. (RCW 85.06 and RCW 85.38.070(5))

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