Verizon Tower Approved & Appeal Deadline

The proposal to develop a 150’ tower Verizon Tower at 1740 Lake Whatcom Boulevard, Bellingham, WA was approved by the Hearing Examiner on October 31, 2017. The property at 1740 Lake Whatcom Boulevard is owned by The Firs Bible & Missionary Conference.

Per SVCA Counsel:

Appeals can only be made by “parties of record.”  A party of record is defined as the “applicant, the property owner, or anyone who testified at a required hearing.”  WCC 20.97.293.  Generally, this includes parties who submit written testimony on the record for a hearing.  As a practical matter, then, the only people who can appeal at this point are persons who participated (by written comment or in person) in the October 4, 2017 hearing.

An appeal to the County Council has to be filed within 10 business days of the “date of the decision.”  WCC 20.92.610.  The 10th business day, due to Veteran’s Day, falls on November 15, 2017.

To view the Summary of Application and Decision, click HERE