KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis
BIRCH BAY, Wash. – Plans for beach restoration, a berm and a walkway in Birch Bay hit a snag.
Negotiations with the firm chosen to serve as the consultant for the project fell apart.
Now Whatcom County must search for a new consultant.
The project has been in the planning stages for decades.
It includes a berm to protect the roadway and properties from water during storms and a pathway from Lora Lane to Cedar Avenue so people don’t have to walk on the road.
The county still hopes to begin construction in the spring of 2016.
Meanwhile, a new park could become a reality in Birch Bay.
The Whatcom County Council approved the idea of exploring the purchase of a park.
County staffers are looking at land and a package of funding for a park and community center.
The council directed the Whatcom County Executive to move as soon as possible to appropriate up to $9,000 for an appraisal to tie up a specific piece of property.