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City of Mount Vernon Consolidated Plan: 2020 Action Plan
The City of Mount Vernon is undertaking the planning process for submission of its Consolidated Plan 2020 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Consolidated Plan is the planning and application requirement for City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Consolidated Plan includes a five-year Strategic Plan and, each year, a one-year Action Plan that describes how the City’s CDBG will be used to carry out the City’s Strategic Plan to meet housing and community development needs. The 2020
CDBG funding allocation is estimated to be $400,000.
The purpose of this notice is to announce the time and location of the first of two public hearings for this planning process. The purpose of the hearing is to obtain the views of citizens and other interested parties on the housing and non-housing community development needs of the City before a draft Action Plan is prepared, following which, a second public hearing will be held.
The time and location of the first hearing is: the regular meeting of the City Council of the Mount Vernon on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Police/Court Campus, 1805 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA.
Topics for discussion: Description of planning process, anticipated funding, allowable activities, and solicitation of public comment on needs and priorities.
Written comments may also be submitted to the City of Mount Vernon Project Development Manager, 910 Cleveland Avenue, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, or by email to mvmayor@mountvernonwa.gov prior to the hearing.
If special accommodations are needed to participate in the hearing, please contact the City Project Development Manager Peter Donovan at least three days prior to the hearing date at the email or address above.

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RFP/RFQ Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations
Town of Concrete is seeking a qualified firm to provide professional Wastewater System Management and Services and provide all management and operations of the town’s wastewater treatment plant using a certified Group III Operator. The firm would be required to operate the facility in compliance with regulatory agency standards as described in the town’s most current NPDES permit. Services needed would begin between June 1 and July 1, 2020, with full management beginning July 1, 2020.
The experience of the firm with similar clients will be a major determining factor in the selection. Professional credentials will also be a major determinant in the selection process, along with a demonstrated understanding of the town’s current NPDES permit and regulatory standards, ability to work as a team with other staff members when necessary, as well as other town needs.
Proposals, including estimated costs for services, shall be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020. Proposals may be submitted by e-mail to andreaf@concretewa.gov; faxed to 360.853.8002; mailed to Town of Concrete, P.O. Box 39, Concrete, WA 98237; or hand-delivered to 45672 Main Street, Concrete, WA 98237.
For more information, contact Clerk-Treasurer Andrea Fichter at (360) 853-8401.

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Urban Forestry Management Plan 79B-2019
The City of Bellingham is seeking proposals (RFP #79B-2019) from interested firms to provide planning, environmental, data analysis and outreach services to support development of the City’s first Urban Forestry Management Plan (UFMP).
The City encourages disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned firms to respond.
Interested consultants may view the solicitation documents on the City of Bellingham website at https://www.ebidexchange/bellingham or in person at the Purchasing Office, 2221 Pacific Street, Bellingham WA 98229 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Questions can be addressed to the Purchasing Office at the above address, emailing bids@cob.org or by calling 360-778-7750.
The Purchasing Office, 2221 Pacific St., Bellingham WA 98229 must receive sealed proposals no later than 11:00 AM on March 4, 2020. The sealed proposals will be opened and read after the 11:00 AM deadline.
For additional information at 360-778-7750 or bids@cob.org

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RFQ 2020 Aerial Photography Program
Island County Public Works (ICPW) is soliciting interest from consulting firms with expertise in collection of high-resolution digital orthophotography and oblique aerial imagery.
Purpose Island County intends to acquire high resolution digital aerial orthophotography and oblique imagery to be used in roadway analysis and design, planning, natural resource management, general reference, and in support of other needs of county engineering, planning, emergency management, and other departments.
Budget Funds for the proposed project were awarded to Island County through a Federal Highway Administration Regional Transportation Block Grant. The total budget for this project is $205,000.
Deliverables The Countys expectation for this project is to receive data that: Meets or exceeds established US National map accuracy standards as recognized by American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and State of Washington mapping standards. Includes a certificate of completion denoting the data accuracies and standards as certified by a licensed Washington State Surveyor in accordance with Washington State RCW 18.43.020 with full metadata documentation. Is free of clouds. Minimizes seasonal shadowing with flights occurring from early-June to early-August. Minimizes daily shadowing with appropriate flight schedules. Minimizes dust, haze, pollutants, and atmospheric scattering. Is delivered in a format that can be efficiently integrated within the countys GIS infrastructure. Details of technical specifications and deliverables will be established through contract negotiations with the selected qualified consulting firm.
Inquiries Direct all inquiries regarding this request for statements of qualifications to Matt Nash, Ecologist/email: mattn@islandcountywa.gov Full text of the Request for Statement of Qualifications is available as a free electronic download from the Countys website.
WEBSITE LOCATION: www.islandcountywa.gov/Pages/rfp.aspx
Submittal Submittals should include the following information: Firm name, phone number, email; team make-up; name of principal in charge; name of project manager; number of employees in each firm. Submittals need to be received by March 6, 2020 at 4:30 PM and may be delivered to: Island County Public Works Attn: Connie Bowers 1 NE Sixth St Coupeville WA 98239 Mailed to: Island County Public Works Attn: Connie Bowers PO Box 5000 Coupeville WA 98239 No submittals will be accepted after the specified date and time.