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
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.
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.