Our Mission: The mission of the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District is to ensure the entirety of the property is protected in public ownership in perpetuity, with respect for its ecological, recreational, and educational functions and to serve as a fiscal mechanism through which the District, via a tax levy, will repay the City of Bellingham for the Greenways Endowment Fund loan.

Public Hearing and Regular Meeting in November

Dear Friends of Chuckanut Community Forest Park District,

Please make your calendars for our upcoming Regular Meeting, which will be held on the second (not fourth) Thursday in November, Nov 13, 2014, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Fairhaven Public Library, 1117 12th Street, in the Fireplace Room.

This meeting will also be a Public Hearing to hear the public’s comments on our proposed Budget for 2015. A copy of that budget can be found here.

Next year, we anticipate paying for our Baseline Study as required in our Interlocal Agreement and Conservation Easement, and having an increased, separate, legal expenses line towards our defense in legal actions taken against us in the last few months.

On the plus side, we have already paid off our note and election costs from 2013, so all other expenses will go mainly towards our Conservation Easement/ Interlocal obligations to the City of Bellingham.

In the Real Estate Gifts line item, we can say we’ve been approached to accept a gift of a small parcel of property. If we do accept this gift, we will need to budget for liability insurance and some title closing costs.

I hope many of you can come to our meeting and Public Hearing on November 13th and let us know your thoughts. Visit our web page and read the Agendas and Minutes of our meetings to see how we’re doing.

Next Regular Meeting
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00 PM
Bellingham Public Library, Fairhaven Branch, Fireplace Room
1117 12th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Please note: Our November and December meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month!

Everyone is welcome!