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Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Bike routes, safe routes, trail maps, and pedestrian improvement requests.
Natural Resources Factual, balanced information to foster responsible action and stewardship;  ecology and restoration, stormwater management, Lake Whatcom management, environmental policy, and environmental outreach and education.
Lake Whatcom Property
Acquisition Program
Watershed protection through land purchases and management
Local Source Control Program Working with businesses to reduce pollution.
Maps and GIS Data Aerial photos, maps, and GIS data.
Public Works Development Guidelines and Improvement Standards Guidelines and improvement standards for the construction of public works facilities.
Parking On-street meters and parking facility permits.
Permits Permit status, inspections, and forms.
Purchasing Sign up for upcoming Bids, RFPs, and RFQs.  Status and awards of recent purchasing opportunities and decisions.
Recycling and Yard Waste Disposal Residential recycling and Clean Green yard waste facility.
Street Maintenance Street, sidewalks, sweeping, snow and ice control...
Storm and Surface Water Utility Stormwater facts, regulations, control, system maintenance, protection and best management practices.
Traffic Maintenance Traffic signals, street lights, signs, pavement markings...
Transportation Planning Anticipates mobility needs and seeks funding to move people, goods and freight on sidewalks, bicycle lanes, buses, and streets.
Wastewater / Sewer Utility Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, reporting wastewater back-ups.
Water Conservation Water conservation tips and community water conservation efforts.
Water Utility Water treatment plant; annual water quality report, water consumption calculator...

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Service
Description
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordination Support for citizens and employees with disabilities to access city services, programs and activities.
Natural Resources Services Develop and deliver environmental policy, stormwater management, ecology and restoration services, Lake Whatcom management, and environmental education and outreach.
Real Property Acquisition and Management Real estate services, including property acquisition for engineering projects and watershed protection, as well as leasing and management of commercial properties.
Engineering Services Design, review, and coordinate construction for all public improvements within city limits to ensure environmental, safety, and health standards.
Inspection Services Monitor project costs and quality of construction in conformance with designs.
Development / Permit Review Services Provide right-of-way, sewer and water permits, private project engineering review, transportation planning, and transportation options coordination.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services Provide maps and data to city staff for tasks such as planning, crime analysis, utility management, and customer support.
Fleet Services Coordinate and perform vehicle and equipment support activities for all city departments.
Facilities Provide maintenance and custodial services to city government buildings and structures.
Materials Management Control and coordinate movement of supplies including receiving, inspecting, tracking, and inventorying items as needed.
Communications Infrastructure Provide installation and maintenance for radios, fiber optic networks, and other communication systems for all city departments.
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