Several ferry issues will be discussed at Tuesday’s (2012-09-11) County Council committee meetings. For details, including times and location, see Whatcom County Agenda Sept. 11, 2012.
(Council committee meetings are important because they are where much of the Council’s work, discussion and initial decision-making/leaning happen.)
Public Works, Health & Safety Committee Discussion
- Report from the Lummi Island Ferry Advisory Committee on ferry re-queuing plan and update on the 55/45 funding split and electronic ticketing (AB2012-070A)
- Update on status and associated costs of actions taken by the Public Works Department to implement Lummi Ferry Lease Agreement (AB2012-294)
Finance & Administration Committee
The agenda includes two “consent” items that the council must approve for the money to be spent: (1) annual cost of ferry insurance and (2) maintenance / repair of the dock apron. Both are operating/maintenance costs, of which ferry fares are supposed to cover 55%.