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2013 Local Election is About Jobs…but what about Water? How does Whatcom County fix this?

Today has been another bellwether day, where more problems are being created than resolved.  As the voting for local candidates and issues in Whatcom County has begun,  the staff at “Whatcom Wins,” (aka: Whatcom Democrats) have attempted to turn the conversation to; trains, railroads, coal, CO2, global warming, water quality, GMO’s and everything under their green moldy kitchen sinks.  But their dirty little secret, which most of the local voters have no idea of, is that they continue to actively work in the background with WA State DOE and Whatcom County Planning and Development Services, to change the language in our local and state water code.   Current code allows for property owners to put in a well and septic system to improve their property for small, rural farms and residential living.  This lifestyle could be coming to an abrupt halt if our elected quasi-judicial County Council representatives swings towards the extreme, progressive agenda, that the Whatcom Democrat Central Committee has embraced.  A great resource for anyone who currently takes their water from a private well is this group: Whatcom Private Well Owners.  Connect with this organization to stay abreast of what’s happening with rural water/septic regulations and code. Please …

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Chuckanut Metropolitan Park District holds Executive Session with City of Bellingham to acquire more property???

From the local Whatcom Watchdog, the Chuckanut Community Metropolitan Park District (CCMPD) is working in private, executive sessions to discuss the acquisition of additional private properties to be placed into permanent conservation easement? Wasn’t the sole purpose of the CCMPD to tax and payoff the Chuckanut Forest, then to disband themselves and pass on into the sunset like a bad dream? This posting in the Whatcom Watchdog contains a link to the email which shows there’s more shenanigans happening with the CCMPD and the City of Bellingham which will be affecting all of us as they remove ever more properties from private to public, or as I like to say an asset to a liability of the public. ~ Kris Halterman Property acquisition?   The Commissioners have started being very specific in their language to explain why they are conducting meetings in executive session.  It is likely they have be questioned about their ability to conduct all their meetings about the inter local agreement with the COB in executive session.   From the latest email we are now informed  that they are discussing  “acquisition of property from the City of Bellingham in the form of a conservation easement”  Why should this …

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