Tonight’s BBWARM meeting will discuss 2011 financial, progress reports

Published on Wed, May 16, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Whatcom County stormwater staff will present two summary reports for the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management (BBWARM) district’s finances and accomplishments in 2011 at tonight’s district advisory committee meeting.

According to the 2011 annual report, BBWARM’s major accomplishments for last year include the completion of stormwater improvements in the Charel Terrace area of Birch Point and starting the design work on a number of other stormwater improvement projects throughout the Birch Bay watershed. Click here for my last story on the Charel Terrace improvements.

See the 2011 BBWARM annual report posted below.


Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management 2011 Annual Report


On the financial side, BBWARM collected $720,344 in 2011 from the special fee charged on properties in the Birch Bay watershed. The fee per property is based on the amount of impervious surfaces, such as concrete, on the property.

The amount collected through the fee was 92.6 percent of the district’s total revenue for 2011, which was $778,231. In 2009, the first year the fee was implemented, the district collected 98.7 percent of its revenue from the fee. The main source of the district’s 2011 revenue besides the fee was $41,861 from a  federal grant.

BBWARM spent $633,869 in 2011 with 67.7 percent, the largest share, spent on capital improvement projects. The district spent a total of $429,524 on capital improvements for 2011. Capital improvement expenditures include the completion of the Charel Terrace improvements and the design work on a number of other stormwater improvement projects in the Birch Bay watershed.

See the 2011 finical report posted below. 


Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management 2011 Financial Report

Tonight’s (May 16) BBWARM advisory committee meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Semiahmoo fire station, 9001 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine. Click here to see the full agenda for this evening. 



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