Chapter 9.10


9.10.010    Whatcom County Code adopted.

9.10.020    Purposes – Liability for damage.

9.10.070    Violation – Penalty.

9.10.010 Whatcom County Code adopted.

Regulations for food service sanitation adopted by the Whatcom County board of health under Chapter 24.03 WCC and in effect on March 13, 1990, and as thereafter amended are adopted by reference in their entirety, except as amended or supplemented by this chapter.

9.10.020 Purposes – Liability for damage.

A. This chapter is enacted as an exercise of the police power of the city, to protect and preserve the public health, safety and welfare by regulating the activities of food service establishments. It is to be construed as an effort to make best possible use of available resources, not an attempt to provide complete protection to all the city’s inhabitants. It is expressly not intended to create or designate any particular class of persons who will or should be especially protected by its terms.

B. It is the specific intent of this chapter to place the obligation for complying with its requirements on the owner or occupant of premises within its scope, and no provision of this chapter is intended to impose any duty whatsoever upon the city or any of its officers, for whom the implementation or enforcement of this chapter is discretionary and not mandatory.

C. Nothing contained in this chapter is intended to be, nor shall be construed to create the basis for any liability on the part of the city or its officers for any injury or damage resulting from the failure of the owner or occupier of premises to comply with the provisions of this chapter, or by reason or in consequence of any act or omission in connection with the implementation or enforcement of this chapter on the part of the city or its officers. [Ord. 9295 § 2, 1984].

9.10.070 Violation – Penalty.

Failure to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a violation of the Bellingham Municipal Code and shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. [Ord. 2013-09-073 § 11; Ord. 9295 § 2, 1984].