Public hearings scheduled through Dec. 1

The city and other public agencies are holding a series of public hearings through December 1 on a number of issues impacting the city at-large.

North Whatcom Fire
and Rescue (NWFR)

The public can weigh in on a proposed budget increase of up to 1 percent incurred through a property tax. The hearing will allow discussion about the district’s need for the additional revenue. The hearing will take place during a regular meeting at 7 p.m. at station 61, located on 9408 Odell Road in Blaine.

City of Blaine

The city council invites the public to voice their opinions about a proposed 1 percent property tax to fund an additional $10,711.69 for the year. Also included is an excess levy of 17 cents per $1,000 of assessed home value to pay for the fire station, which was approved by voters in 2001.

The city is required to make vote on the matter by November 30 and has extended the public hearing to Monday, November 28. At that time, members of the public can also weigh in on the 2017 budget.

Blaine’s Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing on a proposed amendment to the Wharf District Master Plan at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 1 during a regular meeting at Blaine City Hall.

If approved, the amendment would update the permitted development and use in select portions of land along Marine Drive.

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