Chapter 9.32
UNLAWFUL DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS

Sections:

9.32.010    Definitions.

9.32.020    Authority.

9.32.030    Initiation by citizens or council.

9.32.040    Petition.

9.32.050    Resolution of intent.

9.32.060    Ordinance establishing zone.

9.32.070    Notice of zone establishment.

9.32.080    Restrictions and penalties.

9.32.085    Unlawful firearms and/or weapons in parks.

9.32.090    Exemptions.

9.32.100    Zones posted.

9.32.110    Severability.

9.32.120    No shooting zone number 1 established.

9.32.130    No shooting zone number 2 established.

9.32.140    No shooting zone number 3 established.

9.32.150    No shooting zone number 4 established.

9.32.160    No shooting zone number 5 established.

9.32.170    No shooting zone number 6 established.

9.32.180    No shooting zone number 7 established.

9.32.190    No shooting zone number 8 established.

9.32.200    No shooting zone number 9 established.

9.32.210    No shooting zone number 10 established.

9.32.220    No shooting zone number 11 established.

9.32.230    No shooting zone number 12 established.

9.32.240    No shooting zone number 13 established.

9.32.250    No shooting zone number 14 established.

9.32.260    No shooting zone number 15 established.

9.32.270    No shooting zone number 16 established.

9.32.280    No shooting zone number 17 established.

9.32.290    No shooting zone number 18 established.

9.32.300    Repealed.

9.32.310    No shooting zone number 20 established.

9.32.320    No shooting zone number 21 established.

9.32.330    No shooting zone number 22 established.

9.32.340    No shooting zone number 23 established.

9.32.010 Definitions.

A. “Firearms” as used in this chapter means any weapon or device from which a projectile may be fired by an explosive such as gunpowder.

B. “No shooting zone” is an area designated by the county council in which the discharge of firearms is prohibited under this chapter.

C. “Ranges” are private, public or commercial facilities meeting the following criteria:

1. Covered ranges are ranges, whether interior or exterior, constructed of materials such as concrete, wood, rock, soil, metal or a combination thereof with sufficient thickness recommended by the State Department of Wildlife for projectile backstop particular to caliber used.

2. The Bellingham Gun Club (Larson Road facility) and the Custer Sportsman Club (Custer and Lynden facility). (Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.020 Authority.

The county council has the authority and power to establish no shooting zones, pursuant to authority granted by the state in RCW 36.32.120. (Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.030 Initiation by citizens or council.

Citizens may petition the county council for the formation of a no shooting zone, or the council may initiate the creation of a no shooting zone by passing a resolution declaring its intent to do so, if it finds that such creation would be in the best interest of the public health, safety and welfare. (Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.040 Petition.

Citizens petitioning the council for creation of a no shooting zone shall follow the process set forth in this section. Using a form provided by the Council Office, the petitioners shall submit to the council the following:

A. The signatures of at least 60 percent of persons owning property within the proposed boundaries of the zone;

B. A legal description of the proposed boundaries of the no shooting zone. Said boundaries shall not overlap those of existing no shooting zones. In preparing such legal description, petitioners must seek the assistance of the county engineering division and should place the proposed boundary lines along established roadways whenever possible;

C. A map showing those boundaries, on an 8-1/2 by 11-inch sheet of paper;

D. A cover letter explaining the reasons petitioners would like the no shooting zone to be formed, a history of shooting violations in the area, bearing the name, address, and phone numbers of a person who will act as liaison with the county council concerning this proposed zone. Anti-gun and anti-hunting sentiments shall not be considered as reasons for presenting a no shooting zone petition to the county council. (Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.050 Resolution of intent.

A. Upon its own initiative the council may pass a resolution declaring its intent to form a no shooting zone.

B. The resolution will contain the following:

1. A statement that the council believes the formation of the no shooting zone would be in the best interests of the public health, safety and welfare;

2. Citations of the council’s authority to pass such a resolution;

3. A statement that creation of a no shooting zone could result in the imposition of civil penalties;

4. A legal description and map of the proposed boundaries of the no shooting zone, verified by the county engineering division;

5. A request for public comment on the proposed no shooting zone, along with a statement that the council will be consulting with other county departments before scheduling the matter for public hearing;

6. A statement that the council cannot create the no shooting zone without first having a hearing on the proposal, and that such hearing date is yet to be announced.

C. Upon passage of the resolution, the clerk of the council will advertise the resolution’s contents in the county’s official newspaper, as well as the newspaper of widest circulation within the boundaries of the proposed zone. (Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.060 Ordinance establishing zone.

A. Following either the receipt at a full council meeting of a citizen’s petition complying with the requirements of this chapter, or passage of a resolution of intent by a majority of the full council, the clerk of the council will draft an ordinance to establish the no shooting zone and assign a number to the proposed zone.

B. Following preparation of the ordinance, the clerk of the council will seek review of the ordinance by the following county departments and state agencies: Prosecutor’s office; sheriff’s office; executive; planning department; public works department, including the engineering and buildings and code divisions; and the Washington State Department of Wildlife, enforcement division.

C. The clerk of the council will schedule the ordinance for introduction and hearing by the county council. Notice of hearing shall be published in accordance with state and county law, in the newspaper of general circulation within the county and the newspaper of general circulation within the proposed boundaries of the no shooting zone.

D. Following the public hearing, the council shall take into consideration the comments made by the public and county departments when making its decision to adopt or to not adopt the ordinance. (Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.070 Notice of zone establishment.

A. Upon adoption of the ordinance establishing a no shooting zone, the clerk of the council shall publish notice of adoption in the newspaper of general circulation within the county and the newspaper of general circulation within the proposed boundaries of the no shooting zone.

B. Notice of the ordinance’s adoption shall be sent to the following departments and/or (including the engineering and buildings and codes divisions); parks department; Washington State Patrol; What-Comm; the Washington State Department of Wildlife, enforcement division and other interested organizations. (Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.080 Restrictions and penalties.

A. It is unlawful to discharge firearms within the areas described as no shooting zones within this chapter.

B. All county dumps and present county parks are no shooting zones, except for those areas listed under “exemptions.”

C. Violations of this chapter shall constitute class 1 civil infractions pursuant to RCW 7.80.120. The maximum penalty and the default amount for such violations shall be consistent with Chapter 7.80 RCW. All violations shall be heard and determined in accordance with the system established in Chapter 7.80 RCW.

D. The Whatcom County Sheriff shall be the “enforcement officer” of this chapter, as that term is defined in RCW 7.80.040. (Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.085 Unlawful firearms and/or weapons in parks.

A. It is unlawful within a county-owned park for any person to:

1. Discharge or propel across, in, or into any county-owned park a firearm, bow and arrow, spear gun, harpoon, or air or gas weapon, or any similar dangerous device capable of injuring or killing any person or animal, or damaging or destroying any public or private property.

A violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor.

B. The following are affirmative defenses to a violation of this section, which the defendant must prove by a preponderance of the evidence:

1. The activity constituting the violation was authorized by the Whatcom County parks and recreation director as a special recreational activity upon a finding that the activity is consistent with parks use.

2. Any person acting for the purpose of protecting himself or herself against the use of presently threatened unlawful force by another, or for the purpose of protecting another against the use of such unlawful force by a third person.

3. Any person making or assisting in making a lawful arrest for the commission of a felony.

4. Any properly licensed hunter during an applicable hunting period or season, who is entering or leaving an approved hunting area, or who traverses park property while entering or leaving an approved hunting area.

5. If otherwise exempted by either RCW 9.41.300(2)(b) or (6) as currently enacted or hereafter amended or by WCC 9.32.090(C), (D), or (G) as currently enacted or hereafter amended.

C. Nothing in this section shall be construed to abridge the right of an individual licensed under RCW 9.41.070 to carry a concealed weapon in a county-owned park. (Ord. 2013-026 Exh. A; Ord. 99-007).

9.32.090 Exemptions.

A. This chapter shall not apply to nor prohibit the discharge of firearms in the slaughter of cattle, sheep or swine, or the attempted destruction of predators, or the humane dispatch of diseased or injured animals.

B. This chapter shall not apply to law officers who discharge firearms while in the line of duty, or citizen for self-defense, defense of others, or defense of their property.

C. The county park facility known as the Plantation Rifle Range is exempt from this chapter.

D. The county park known as Tennant Lake is exempt from this chapter, provided that shooting will be allowed only after permission is granted by the parks director or his/her designee.

E. This chapter shall not apply to organized “black powder” events.

F. This chapter shall not apply to nor prohibit the discharge of firearms in historically hunted areas adjacent to shorelines of lakes, ponds, and streams (including the Nooksack River, Terrell Lake, Tennant Lake, Squalicum Lake, Mosquito Lake, Fazon Lake, Boundary Lake, Green Lake, Pangborn Lake). The council shall determine additional “historically hunted areas” from testimony at the no shooting zone hearing(s), if and when there is consideration of additional zone(s), to which these may apply.

G. This chapter shall not apply to nor prohibit the discharge of firearms in any competition or event at any county park which is authorized by or sponsored by the county parks system.

H. This chapter shall not apply to covered ranges (WCC 9.32.010) and the inclusion or exclusion of other types of ranges within a no shooting zone shall be determined from testimony at the hearing(s), if and when there is consideration of additional zone(s), to which these may apply. The intent is to provide private ranges if deemed safe.

I. The Bellingham Gun Club (Larson Road facility), and the Custer Sportsman Club (Custer and Lynden facilities) are exempt from this chapter.

J. All hunting activity in Whatcom County shall be conducted, also, under the rules and regulations of the Washington State Department of Wildlife. (Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.100 Zones posted.

A. Signs stating that no shooting is allowed in a given area shall be placed by the county at a minimum of four locations along the entire boundary of all no shooting zones, particularly along road frontage or points of public access.

B. Exceptions to this section include county dumps and county parks, wherein signs are required only at the main entrances.

C. Posting of signs shall be the responsibility of the public works department.

D. The signs will be created under the direction of the public works department and shall conform to the following minimum requirements:

1. Each sign will be of sufficient size to contain the information required in this section, and for the wording to be easily distinguished from a distance of 25 to 30 feet.

2. Each sign will either convey, through use of graphics, that no shooting is allowed; or will bear wording similar to the following:

NO SHOOTING

Whatcom County Code Section 9.32

Violation punishable by civil penalties

E. The placement of these signs is advisory only. It is the responsibility of the person doing the shooting to know the area and to know whether or not shooting is permissible. It is not a defense to a violation of this ordinance that the signs called for were not in place.

F. Private property owners may post their own land as “no shooting” or “no hunting” areas, even when not located within a no shooting zone. (Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.110 Severability.

If any section, subsection, clause or phrase of this ordinance codified in this chapter or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the application to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected. (Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.120 No shooting zone number 1 established.

A. No shooting zone number 1 is also known as the zone on the east city limits Bellingham.

B. The boundaries of the zone are described as follows:

Beginning at the north quarter (N 1/4) corner of Section 5, Township 37 North, Range 3 East, W.M., said quarter corner being on the east limits of Bellingham; thence easterly along the township line between Township 37 North and Township 38 North to the Lake Louise Road; thence southeasterly along said Lake Louise Road to Lake Whatcom Boulevard (County Road 657); thence northerly and northwesterly along Lake Whatcom Boulevard to the southeasterly corner of the Plat of Echo Point at Strawberry Point; thence easterly to Lake Whatcom; thence northwesterly along the shore line of Lake Whatcom to the north line of Section 35, Township 38 North, Range 3 East, W.M., which is Cable Street, Plat of West Geneva, extended east to Lake Whatcom; thence westerly along the north lines of Sections 35 and 34 to the east city limits line for Bellingham (northwest corner of Section 34); thence southerly along the easterly Bellingham city limits line to the northwest corner of the southwest quarter (SW 1/4) of Section 34; thence westerly along the Bellingham city limits line to the northwest corner of the southwest quarter (SW 1/4), southeast quarter (SE 1/4) of Section 32, Township 38 North, Range 3 East, W.M.; thence southerly to the point of beginning.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.130 No shooting zone number 2 established.

A. No shooting zone number 2 is also known as the zone in Township 37 around Lake Whatcom.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Beginning at a point where Lakeway Drive enters the city limits of the city of Bellingham along said Lakeway Drive to Lake Whatcom Boulevard; thence along Lake Whatcom Boulevard to where it intersects the common section line between Sections 6 and 31, Township 37 North, Range 4 East, W.M.; thence easterly along said section line approximately 360 feet; thence south 50°00 east approximately 8,700 feet; thence south 30°00 east approximately 2,400 feet; thence south 28°00 west until intersecting Lake Whatcom Boulevard approximately 4,000 feet; thence southeast along Lake Whatcom Boulevard to where it intersects the Blue Canyon Road; thence northwesterly along Blue Canyon Road to its end; thence northwesterly along the Northern Pacific Railway right-of-way to the end of the North Shore Road; thence along the North Shore Road to the point where the North Shore Road enters the city limits of the city of Bellingham.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.140 No shooting zone number 3 established.

A. No shooting zone number 3 is also knows as the area north of Bellingham city limits.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Beginning at a point at the city limits of the city of Bellingham at a point where the Hannegan Road would intersect said city limits if extended; thence north to the intersection of the Hannegan Road and Bakerview Road; thence westerly along the Bakerview Road to where said Bakerview Road intersects the Jones Road; thence southerly along the Jones Road to the waterfront of Bellingham Bay; thence in a southeasterly direction along the shores of Bellingham Bay to the city limits of Bellingham and thence along the north city limits of the city of Bellingham to the point of beginning.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.150 No shooting zone number 4 established.

A. No shooting zone number 4 is also known as the zone in the area near North Shore Road.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

A strip of land 500 feet wide lying north of and parallel to the north right-of-way line of North Shore Road; beginning at the east city limits of Bellingham, thence east to Agate Bay Lane.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.160 No shooting zone number 5 established.

A. No shooting zone number 5 is also known as the zone in the Bonneville Power Administration line easement and area east of Lake Whatcom.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Portions of Sections 4, 5, 9 and 16, Township 37 North, Range 4 East, W.M., and Sections 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33, Township 38 North, Range 4 East, W.M., situate in Whatcom County, more particularly bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the northwesterly line of the Bonneville Power Administration line easement and the east line of Section 4 Township 37 Range 4E; thence northwesterly along said northwesterly line to the west line of Section 30 Township 38 Range 4E; thence south along said west line to the shoreline of Lake Whatcom; thence southeasterly along the shoreline to the east line of Section 16; thence north along the east line of Sections 16, 9 and 4 to the point of beginning.

(Ord. 2012-038 (Exh. A); Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.170 No shooting zone number 6 established.

A. No shooting zone number 6 is also known as the zone in Township 38.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Beginning at a point one-quarter mile west of the southeast corner of Section 7, Township 38 North, Range 3 East, W.M.; thence north one mile to the north line of Section 7, said township and range; then east along the section line of Sections 7 and 8, a distance of one-half mile; thence south one mile to the point of beginning.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.180 No shooting zone number 7 established.

A. No shooting zone number 7 is also known as the zone in the plat of Lummi Island scenic estates.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Beginning at the quarter corner common to Sections 14 and 23, Township 37 North, Range 1 East, W.M.; thence north 89°18'18" east 991.83 feet; thence north 44°19'18" east to high water line of Hales Passage; thence southeasterly along said high water line in Sections 14, 23, and 24 to the south line of Government Lot 1, Section 24; thence westerly along said line to the quarter corner common to Sections 23 and 24; thence southerly along the section line between said sections to the south line of the northeast quarter, southeast quarter (NE 1/4 SE 1/4) Section 23; thence westerly along said line to the west line of the northeast quarter southeast quarter (NE 1/4 SE 1/4); thence northerly along said line to the south line of the north half, northwest quarter, southeast quarter (N 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4); thence westerly along said line to the north-south centerline of Section 23, thence northerly along said line to the point of beginning.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.190 No shooting zone number 8 established.

A. No shooting zone number 8 is also known as the zone in Township 37 west of Larabee State Park.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Those portions of Township 37 North, Range 3 East, W.M., lying west of Larabee State Park and south of east-west centerline of Section 19. Also all land and water areas in the east two miles of Township 37 North, Range 2 East, W.M., lying outside the city limits of Bellingham, except those portions of Section 13 which drain into Chuckanut Creek.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.200 No shooting zone number 9 established.

A. No shooting zone number 9 also is known as the area in Township 30 at Whitehorn Point.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

At Whitehorn Point, south of Holeman Avenue and west of Koehn Road, Whatcom County, within the area bounded on the north of Holeman Road and on the east of Koehn Road, which area is more particularly described as follows: That portion of Government Lot S lying southerly and easterly of Holeman Avenue; and that portion of Government Lot 4 lying southerly and westerly of Holeman Avenue; and that portion of Government Lot 3 lying southeasterly of Holeman Avenue; all in Section 2 and the west half of Section 11, Township 39 North, Range 1 West of W.M., situate in Whatcom County.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.210 No shooting zone number 10 established.

A. No shooting zone number 10 also is known as the area within Township 38, within the Marine Drive area.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

All of Section 23, Township 38, Range 2E except that portion lying within the city of Bellingham.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.220 No shooting zone number 11 established.

A. No shooting zone number 11 also is known as the area of plats of Glacier Springs.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Plat of Glacier Springs, Division 1, Section 35, Township 40 North, Range 6 East, W.M., per the map therefore recorded in volume 11 of plats at pages 72-72A in office of auditor of Whatcom County; Plat of Glacier Springs, Division 2, Section 35, Township 40 North, Range 6 East, W.M., per map thereof recorded in volume 12 of plats at pages 17-21 in office of auditor of Whatcom County; and Plat of Glacier Springs, Division 3, Section 35, Township 40 North, Range 6 East, W.M., per the map thereof recorded in volume 12 of plats at pages 51-52 in office of auditor of Whatcom County.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.230 No shooting zone number 12 established.

A. No shooting zone number 12 also is known as the area covering a portion of Lummi Island.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Section 10, the east one-half of Sections 14 and 15, the west one-half of Section 23 and all of Section 24, Township 37 North, Range 1 East of W.M., situate on Lummi Island, Whatcom County.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.240 No shooting zone number 13 established.

A. No shooting zone number 13 also is known as the Point Roberts area.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Sections 1 through 4, and Sections 9 through 12, Township 40 North, Range 3 West of W.M., and Sections 33 through 36, Township 41 North, Range 3 West of W.M.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.250 No shooting zone number 14 established.

A. No shooting zone number 14 also is known as the area in plats of Emerald Lake.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Plat of Emerald Lake, recorded in book 8 of plats at Page 95; Plat of Emerald Lake, division 2, in book 8 of plats at Page 96; Plat of Emerald Lake, division 3, in book 9 of plats at pages 10 and 11; and Emerald Lake, division 4, unrecorded.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.260 No shooting zone number 15 established.

A. No shooting zone number 15 also is known as the area in Township 30 on and around Wiser Lake.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Commencing at the intersection of the west line of the east half of the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of Section 1, Township 39 North, Range 2E W.M., and the northerly right-of-way line of West Bartlett Road #498 and being the true point of beginning; thence north along said west line, extended, to the southerly right-of-way line of West Wiser Lake Road #52; thence easterly along said southerly right-of-way to Guide Meridian Road; thence continuing easterly along the southerly right-of-way line of East Wiser Lake Road to its intersection with the north-south centerline of the Southeast Quarter of Section 31, Township 40 North, Range 3 East of W.M.; thence southerly along said centerline and continuing southerly along the centerline of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6; Township 39 North, Range 3E W.M., to its intersection with the northerly right-of-way line of East Bartlett Road; thence westerly along said northerly line to the point of beginning. The area contains approximately 385 acres.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.270 No shooting zone number 16 established.

A. No shooting zone number 16 also is known as the Newhalem area.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Government Lots 6, 7, and 10, in Section Twenty-One (21), Township 37 North, Range 12 East, W.M., more commonly referred to as Newhalem, except within such areas as shall be designated and posted as firearms or bow ranges by Seattle City Light (a description of such excepted areas shall be filed with the county sheriff and county council).

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.280 No shooting zone number 17 established.

A. No shooting zone number 17 also is known as the Diablo area.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

That portion of Gloe G. Davis Homestead Entry No. 124 in Sections Five (5), Six (6) and Seven (7), in Township Thirty-Seven (37) North, Range Thirteen (13) East W.M., unsurveyed land in Whatcom County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at a corner No. 1, situated on right bank of Skagit River, from which United States Location Monument No. 124 bears North 36°10'20" East 32-3/10 chains distant, thence north 45 degrees 10 minutes west 9 and 32 hundredths chains to corner No. 2: thence North 56 degrees 15 minutes east 20 and 28 hundredths chains to corner No. 3, thence north 18 degrees 48 minutes east nine and five-tenths chains to corner No. 4; thence north 68 degrees 20 minutes east 24 and 17 hundredths chains to corner No. 5, thence south 32 degrees 36 minutes east 15 and seven-hundredths chains to corner No. 6, thence south 57 degrees 45 minutes east three and 96 hundredths chains to corner no. 7; thence South 40 degrees West one and 97 hundredths chains to corner No. 8 situated on said right bank of Skagit River; thence meandering said right bank of Skagit River, North 38 degrees 45 minutes west seven and eight-tenths chains, south 83 degrees west 10 chains, south 73 degrees 30 minutes west 10 chains, south 48 degrees west 12 chains, south 38 degrees 45 minutes west 14 chains, south 57 degrees 16 minutes west four and 62 hundredths chains to corner No. 1, the place of beginning; containing 43 and 56 hundredths acres. More commonly referred as Diablo except within such areas as shall be designated and posted as firearms or bow ranges by Seattle City Light (a description of such excepted areas shall be filed with the county sheriff and county council).

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.290 No shooting zone number 18 established.

A. No shooting zone number 18 also is known as the Samish Way, Yew Street Road and Galbraith areas.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

That portion of the south half of Section 4, Township 37 North, Range 3 East of W.M. lying southerly of Kingsmill Street as shown on the Plat of Dickinson’s Addition and the Plat of Northern Pacific Addition, and lying westerly of the Trans Mountain Pipeline as described under Auditor’s file No. 789621, and lying easterly of County Road 49 (Yew Street Road).

Also, all of Section 9, Township 37 North, Range 3 East of W.M. except that portion lying Northeasterly of the Trans Mountain Pipeline as described under Auditor’s File No. 789621, and except that portion lying westerly of County Road 49 (Yew Street Road), and except that portion lying southerly of SR 99 (Samish Way).

Also, that portion of the Northeast Quarter of Section 16, Township 37 North, Range 3 East of W.M. lying northeasterly of SR 99 (Samish Way), and westerly of County Road 224 (Galbraith Road).

Also, that portion of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 14, Township 37 North, Range 3 E. W.M.

Also, that portion of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 37 North, Range 3 E. W.M. lying northeasterly of Samish Way, on unnumbered County Road.

(Ord. 92-74 (part)).

9.32.300 No shooting zone number 19 established.

Repealed by Ord. 95-067. (Ord. 94-013).

9.32.310 No shooting zone number 20 established.

A. No shooting zone number 20 also is known as the South Baker Lake Region.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

All those portions of Sections 30 and 31, Township 37 North, Range 9 East of W.M., Whatcom County, Washington, further described as follows: the west one-half of said Section 31 and the west one-half of the northeast quarter of said Section 31, and the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter and the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter and the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter and Government Lots 4, 9, and 10 of said Section 30.

(Ord. 94-027).

9.32.320 No shooting zone number 21 established.

A. No shooting zone number 21 also is known as the Nelson Road area.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

Portions of the east one-half of Section 17, Township 38 North, Range 5 East of W.M., said portions further described as follows: The south one-half of the northeast one-quarter and all of the southeast one-quarter lying west of Nelson Road, except the southerly 300 feet thereof and all of the northeast one-quarter of the southeast one-quarter lying east of Nelson Road, except the southerly 510 feet thereof. All in Whatcom County, Washington.

(Ord. 95-066).

9.32.330 No shooting zone number 22 established.

A. No shooting zone number 22 also known as the Columbia Valley urban growth area.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

This No Shooting Zone is intended to conform to the Columbia Valley UGA as designated at the time of adoption of the ordinance codified in this section, and is comprised of portions of Sections 15, 16, 21, 22, 27 and 34, Township 40N, Range 5E, Whatcom County, Washington, more particularly described as follows:

The SE Quarter of the NW Quarter of said Section 15;

AND the SW Quarter of the NE Quarter of said Section 15;

AND the SW Quarter of said Section 15;

AND portions of the SE Quarter of said Section 16, Further described as:

All that portion of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said section 16 lying easterly of Kendall road Except Windon Acres Short Plat as recorded under Whatcom County Auditor File Number 950627037

AND All of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter Except that portion lying Westerly of Camper’s Paradise No. 3 as recorded under Vol. 13 Page 52 of Plats AND portions of the E Half of said Section 21, further described as follows:

The East one half of the Northeast quarter of said section Except all that portion lying Westerly of Camper’s Paradise and Camper Paradise No. 2 as recorded under Whatcom County Auditor File Numbers 1140979 and 1160898, respectively

AND the East half of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 21

AND all those portions of said Section 22 described as follows:

The West Half of said Section 22;

AND the West Half of the NE Quarter of said Section 22;

AND the West Half of the SE Quarter of said Section 22;

AND the West Half of the NE Quarter of the SE Quarter of said Section 22;

AND a portion of the SE Quarter of the SE Quarter of said Section 22, containing all of the lands lying Westerly of a line described as follows:

(From Whatcom County Auditor File No. 1529730, a Record of Survey, wherein the following courses and distances are derived:)

Beginning at the Northeast Corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 22; Thence South 89°12'47" West, a distance of 505.42 feet to the True Point of Beginning;

Thence South 00°20'44" West, a distance of 238.04 feet; Thence South 37°50'44" West, a distance of 1,396.06 feet to the Southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 22.

AND all those portions of said Section 27, further described as follows; The Northwest Quarter of said Section 27;

AND the W Half of the NE Quarter of said Section 27;

AND all of the SE Quarter of the NE Quarter of said Section 27 and all of the NE Quarter of the SE Quarter of said Section 27, Except that portion lying Easterly of Paradise Lakes Div. 4 and Paradise Lakes Div. 5, as recorded in Volume 10, Pages 2 and 45 of Plats respectively.

AND the W Half of the SE Quarter of said Section 27;

AND the N Half of the SW Quarter of said Section 27, Except that portion lying South and West of a line described as follows:

(From Whatcom County Auditor File No. 1348095, a Record of Survey, wherein the following courses and distances are derived:)

Beginning at the West Section Corner of said Section 27; Thence South 01°48'39" East, a distance of 674.83 feet to the True Point of Beginning;

Thence North 88°45'35" East, a distance of 1,488.21 feet; Thence South 01°55'16" East, a distance of 668.00 feet to the South line of the North Half of the SW Corner of said Section 27.

AND the SE Quarter of the SW Quarter of said Section 27 lying Easterly of Kendall Creek

AND the N Half of the NE Quarter of said Section 34, lying Northerly of SR 542; AND the SW Quarter of the NE Quarter of said Section 34, Except all of the lands lying Southerly of a line described as follows:

(From Whatcom County Auditor File No. 910726193, a Record of Survey, wherein the following courses and distances are derived:)

Beginning at the West Quarter Corner of said Section 34; Thence South 89°36'35" East, a distance of 2,680.32 feet, Thence North 01°16'54" East, a distance of 461.64 feet to the True Point of Beginning;

Thence South 89°36'35" East, a distance of 400.00 feet; Thence South 81°02'26" East, a distance of 883.71 feet;

Thence continuing on the same course as the previous bearing to the point of intersection with the East line of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 34.

AND all that portion of the SE Quarter of the NE Quarter and the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter lying Southerly of SR 542 of said Section 34, Except the South one Half of said Southeast of the Northeast quarter and Except the Southerly 163 feet of the Westerly 370 feet of the North one half of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 34.

Situate in Whatcom County, Washington.

(Ord. 2009-068 Exh. A).

9.32.340 No shooting zone number 23 established.

A. No shooting zone number 23 is also known as the Glenhaven Lakes area.

B. The boundaries are described as follows:

This No Shooting Zone is intended to represent all of the rural land zoned for one unit per two acres (R2A) in portions of Sections 29 and 32, Township 37 North, Range 4 East, Whatcom County, Washington per Title 20 as designated at the time of adoption of the ordinance codified in this section lying Westerly of Cain lake Road and Easterly and Southerly of Commercial Forest Lands as shown on aforesaid map. Said Zone more particularly described as follows:

All of the Southwest Quarter of Section 29, Township 37 North, Range 4 East,

And all of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 29,

And all of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 29 lying Westerly of Cain Lake Road,

And all that portion of the West Half of Section 32, Township 37 North, Range 4 East of W.M. and the Southwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of said Section 32, all lying Westerly of Cain Lake Road.

Basis of Description: All divisions of Glenhaven Lakes, the Plat of Cain's Lake and the above cited Title 20 Zoning Map Comprising 520 Acres, more or less.

(Ord. 2011-053 Exh. A).