Edgemoor Neighborhood


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Bellingham Websites:

City of Bellingham
Port of Bellingham

Tourism Bellingham

Bellngham Public Schools


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More Links of Interest:

Post Point Lagoon Restoration Project

A new city service makes videos of Bellingham City Council meetings available 24/7 by providing them on the Internet. BTV10 logo



City of Bellingham, now has neighborhood maps and pictures available online....

COB: Maps





Visit the ENA BLOG for current news and information about local issues and events


Visit Nextdoor Edgemoor the private social network for Edgemoor Neighborhood


Edgemoor Neighborhood Association Meetings are held on the first Thursday of September, December, March and June at 7 pm at Fairhaven Middle School in the Library (Unless otherwise noted in the monthly President's letter below)

ENA Annual Meeting Summary

The annual meeting of ENA was held on June 4th at Lairmont Manor. Lairmont Manor is such a lovely place to meet and for that opportunity we our thankful. Our speaker, Emily Kubiak from Sustainable Connections, spoke about the Community Energy Challenge. This program works with homeowners to help make your living space more comfortable, lower energy bills, conserve energy and inform homeowners of cost effective options. If you missed the presentation, visit the website at http://sustainableconnections.org/energy/energychallenge.

Elections were held at the annual meeting and we are happy to have 7 board members sharing ideas for the next one-year term. A special meeting was held in August to elect officers and we are grateful for the volunteers who step up to help keep the organization running. The Board decided to meet quarterly in the future, rather than monthly, since the neighborhood seems fairly quiet and well-connected with Nextdoor Edgemoor, the Edgemoor Conversations Blog and the neighborhood website. Meetings will continue to be held on the first Thursday in September, December, March and June. We discussed the organization’s purpose and focus as outlined in our bylaws. We welcome suggestions from Edgemoor residents for topics of discussion and presentations at upcoming meetings.

Other than that we had a relatively quiet summer. If you follow Nextdoor Edgemoor you probably noted the sporadic break-ins that continue to haunt the neighborhood. Be aware, lock doors, use outside lighting, and if you see anything that feels ‘off’ be vocal to the police and to neighbors.

There will NOT be a regular ENA meeting in September. Instead, there will be a celebration at Bayside Swimming Club on September 4, from 8-10pm, in honor of the first 10 years of Edgemoor Neighborhood Association. All Edgemoor residents are welcome to attend.

Annual Meeting Minutes, June 12, 2014

Special Board Meeting, August 8, 2014

Read past issues of the ENA Newsletter by visiting the ENA Newsletter Archive

Edgemoor Conversations

"Edgemoor Conversations" provides a venue for dialog about local issues. A summary of the Edgemoor Neighborhood Meetings are also posted here as well as invitatoins to local events. Check it out at www.EdgemoorNeighborhood.com/wordpress.

Egdemoor Nextdoor - The private social network for our neighborhood

Residents of Edgemoor neighborhood can post information on Edgemoor Nextdoor to let neighbors know about safety concerns, sell items, ask advice about services such as yard maintenance companies, painters, babysitters, etc. You must be a resident of Edgemoor Neighborhood to sign up for Edgemoor Nextdoor. Once registered, members can go into thier settings and establish how often they wish to be contacted with posts from Edgemoor Nextdoor...immediately, daily, weekly or not at all. So far over 350 residents have signed up on Edgemoor Nextdoor.

Sign up or log in at https://edgemoor.nextdoor.com/login/

 Edgemoor Neighborhood Association Bylaws Update

The ENA Bylaws committee updated the bylaws which were developed in 2005 when ENA was formed. It become obvious that changes were necessary for ENA to be in compliance with requirements by the city and state and to better reflect the structure of the organization. The proposed changes to the ENA bylaws were presented at the ENA meeting in February of 2012 and were approved in March 2012. Here are links to the old bylaws, proposed bylaws and draft showing the old bylaws with proposed changes. In 2014 proposed changes to the Bylaws were made to clarify the election of officers.

ENA Bylaws 2005

Proposed NEW ENA Bylaws - February 2012

Draft ENA Bylaws showing revisions 2012-2-18 (PDF)

ENA Bylaws Final 2012

2014 Proposed Bylaws Changes

 Edgemoor Neighborhood Plan Update

The Edgemoor Neighborhood Plan was updated in 2011 and approved by Edgemoor residents in 2012, but was not docketed by the City of Bellingham for review in 2013, due to the zoning changes outlined in the plan. Further plan review has been put on hold until the city is ready to address the need for zoning changes.

Committee Contacts:   , and .


Neighborhood Approved Edgemoor Plan June 2011 (PDF)

Land Use Map

Table of Zoning Regulations

Letter from Senior Planner with docket review timeline

1981 Edgemoor Neighborhood Plan

Links of Interest:


For a listing of current Public Notices, visit: http://www.cob.org/cob/Pubnot.nsf



Post Point Sewer Treatment Plant

Planning underway for wastewater facility improvements

Every day, people in Bellingham wash dishes, shower, brush teeth, and flush sending between 8 and 72 million gallons of wastewater mixed with some stormwater, through a complex system of pipes and pumps to the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

What arrives in the wastewater (called load) is as important as the quantity (or flow). Some days the amount of solid and dissolved, organic material or Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) touches or exceeds the rated capacity of the plant.

Treated wastewater entering Bellingham Bay from our plant consistently meets or exceeds all state and federal standards designed to protect public health and the environment. However, as the plant reaches capacity for both "load" and "flow", we must make improvements to be able to continue to meet wastewater requirements and serve our community safely and effectively in the future.

To address this need, a City-hired consultant team has prepared several improvement alternatives for review and consideration.

Read the full article at http://www.cob.org/issues/wastewater.aspx.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions document HERE

Center for Local Self Reliance

What we have been up to:

·        In 2009, we removed 30 cubic yards of moldy basement contents, 

generally cleaned up the main floor, and partially insulated the walls.

·         In 2010, we continued the restoration of the water damaged front porch,

·         removed the original roof and replaced it with a 50-year composition roof,

·         relocated the electrical service panel and re-wired the main floor.

·         In 2011, all broken windows were replaced and the front porch was completed.

In 2012, we made exterior repairs and then primed and painted the house,

completing about 80% before the weather turned.

  Upcoming projects:

·         complete exterior painting in spring 2013

·         install gutters and rainwater catchment system

·         back porch/ADA access

·         kitchen update

·         bathroom ADA retrofit

·         interior prep and painting

·      Completion by 2014, the Caretakers House centennial

All improvements are being made by CLSR volunteers using money from private donations, and are coordinated by the board of directors at the Center for Local Self Reliance.  Your continued support of labor and financial contributions are critical to seeing this project to completion. 

We hope to have the house finished in time to celebrate its Centennial Year in 2014.

Much information is contained at our website:  www.caretakershouse.org

Steve Wilson, Center For Local Self Reliance, Board president

Lairmont Manor

Larrabee Manor on Fieldston Road in Edgemoor was built in 1914 for Charles Larrabee, a wealthy land developer. It remained in the Larrabee family until 1941, when it was sold to Sisters of St. Joseph and was operated as a nunery and school of nursing. In 1967 is was purchased by the Douglas family who have operated it as a premier site for weddings, reuniouns, and other special events. Lairmont Manor is listed on the national registry of historical sites. More informaiton is available at http://www.lairmontmanor.com/index.html

We would like to send a warm "thank you" to Joel Douglas for the opportunity to hold Edgemoor Neighborhood Association's annual meetings at Lairmont Manor.

Fairhaven Middle School

Edgemoor Neighborhood is home to Fairhaven Middle School. The school was originally build in 1903 and information about the original Fairhaven High School can be found at http://west.wwu.edu/cpnws/findingaids/cpnws/centennial/schools/fairhavenhigh.html

Fairhaven Alumni Association

Fairhaven High School

The Fairhaven Alumni Association (FAA), promotes and preserves the memory of Fairhaven High School, and provides higher education opportunities for Fairhaven District students. This year, the FAA is broadening its membership to include not only alumni of Fairhaven High School, but Fairhaven Junior High/Middle School as well. Read more...

Join the Fairhaven Alumni Association



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This website was created to provide news and information for residents of Edgemoor Neighborhood, Bellingham WA.

EDGEMOOR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (ENA) was formed in July, 2004 to provide a structure for neighbors to come together to talk about common concerns and issues. Edgemoor residents are encouraged to attend ENA monthly meetings at 7 PM on the first Thursday of the month at Fairhaven Park Pavilion.

If you live in Edgemoor Neighborhood, this is your website. You can keep it interesting by contributing stories, news, photos and information.

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Bayside Swimming Club

Bayside Swimming Club

Visit  www.BaysideSwimmingClub.com for information about Bayside Swimming Club, located on the corner of Willow and Clark Road in Edgemoor.     

Block Watch

Neighborhood Block Watch

With increasing criminal activity in our neighborhood, we are all encouraged to watch for and report unusual activity in our neighborhood. Edgemoor needs more Block Watch captains. Click Here to read more about the Block Watch program.


Pick up your mail every day.

Get a locking mailbox

In an emergency, call 911.  Specifics of place, time, and descriptions are most helpful.

In a non-emergency (there is just something not quite right), call 360-676-6911.    

For general issues, call Sgt Almer at 360-778-8747 or email dalmer@cob.org.

For vacation watches, call the 676-6911 number and tell them when you will be gone.  Senior volunteers will keep an eye on your house while you are away.