University Relations & Marketing

Approved 5/19/2015

Western Crossing Development Annual Meeting

May 6, 2014

Port of Bellingham, Mt. Baker Room

11:30 am

Board Members:

Rob Fix, Executive Director, Port of Bellingham

Bruce Shepard, President, WWU

Dan Robbins, Port Commissioner

Peggy Zoro, WWU, Board of Trustees

Glenn Butler, Board Member

Guests:

Steve Swan, WWU, V.P. for University Relations & Community Development

Lisa Wochos, WWU, Asst. Attorney General

Brian Sullivan, WWU, Asst. V.P. for Business & Financial Affairs

Paul Mueller, WWU, Risk Manager

Frank Chmelik, Attorney, Port of Bellingham

  • The meeting was called to order at 11:38 am by Rob Fix, President of the Board of Directors.
  • Motion was made to approve the minutes of the June 12, 2013 Special Meeting. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Rob Fix gave an update on discussions with Harcourt Development. He discussed the Term Sheet Agreement and the Master Development Agreement.
  • Steve Swan gave an update on WWU Planning. The new Campus Waterfront Planning Committee has met four times. The Committee endorses previous recommendations for offering programs and activities in a leased multi-purpose facility on a portion of the 10.8 acres. The Committee is in the process of defining the footprint need and the type of interior space needed for programs/centers that will occupy the building.
  • Motion was made by Peggy Zoro to extend the contract through December 31, 2014 with Muljat Realty for the sale of the Hannegan Road property. Bruce Shepard seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion was made by Bruce Shepard to amend Section 8a (Meetings) of the Corporation By-Laws to change the annual meeting from the “first Tuesday of May at 10:00 am of each and every year” to the “first Wednesday of May at 10:00 am of each and every year”. Glenn Butler seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Motion was made by Rob Fix to elect the following officers for the 2014-2015 year.

Bruce Shepard, President

Glenn Butler, Vice President

Dan Robbins, Secretary

Peggy Zoro, Treasurer

  • Motion passed unanimously.
  • There were no other items for discussion.
  • The meeting adjourned into closed session at 12:05 pm.
  • The meeting returned to open session at 12:18 pm at which time the meeting was adjourned.