Traffic Impacts at Vista and Malloy Roundabout June 21st-22nd, 4am-11am

With school out for the year, it is time to install fresh pavement markings at the Vista/Malloy roundabout. Public Works crews will be on site this Thursday and Friday morning from 4am-11am working on the intersection.

Closures and detours will be put in place to keep vehicles moving and maintain safety for our crew however drivers are advised to utilize alternate routes if possible.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Summary of June 18th, 2018 Council Meeting

You can find all related Agenda documents here

City Council Agenda Follow-Up

June 18, 2018

 
CALL TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE/ROLL CALL  
PUBLIC COMMENT INFO ONLY
CONSENT AGENDA

Councilmember G. Hansen moved, and Councilmember Taylor seconded, to approve the consent agenda. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

APPROVED

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS UPDATE INFO ONLY
PUBLIC HEARING: Skyview Ridge Street Vacation Ordinance

In the early 2000’s, two subdivisions were being developed, South Douglas Division 1 and Skyview Ridge. The City required realignment of the intersection of Douglas and Church as a condition of development in order to improve driver safety. The property to be vacated is indicated on the preliminary plat, which was approved by the City Council at the time the proposals were originally presented. Denial of the vacation would result in the loss of one buildable lot and would make it difficult to meet the current zoning density requirements.

Councilmember Watson moved, and Councilmember G. Hansen seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

APPROVED

ORDINANCE: Acquisition of 2076 Washington Street

The City is proposing to purchase the house at 2076 Washington Street in order to make room for a future roundabout. If the purchase is unsuccessful, this ordinance provides the City with the authority to take the property by eminent domain. It also allows the seller to forego the real estate excise tax payment, which served as an incentive for him to sell the property to the City. The two adjoining houses have recently been purchased by the City, and 2076 Washington is the final property that needs to be acquired to assure room for a roundabout.

Councilmember G. Hansen moved, and Councilmember Xczar seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED

 

CLOSED RECORD PUBLIC MEETING: Bungalows PUD

The Bungalows Planned Unit Development (PUD) consists of 76 single family lots on two adjacent parcels totaling approximately 25 acres, addressed as 5434 Shields Road and 1385 Smith Way. It is designed as a 55+ adult community and includes open spaces, trails, a green belt, and associated infrastructure. This PUD has received a recommendation of approval from the Hearing Examiner, following a public hearing.

Councilmember Taylor moved, and Councilmember Watson seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

APPROVED

 

 

 

 

DISCUSSION: Downtown Catalyst Incentive Program

This intent of this program is to spur downtown development. A vibrant downtown core represents a broad public purpose by enhancing community identity, by providing goods, services, and shopping opportunities in close proximity to one another, and by maintaining a compact, mixed-use area where residents may live, work, shop, and play. To incentivize downtown development, this program allows the City to waive all administrative, impact, and connection fees for up to three mixed-use development projects that meet certain criteria. City staff is seeking input from the Council as to the specific parameters, and anticipate bringing a formal incentive program for Council’s consideration to a meeting in the near future.

 

 

 

DISCUSSION ONLY

 

MAYOR REPORTS/COMMENTS

Information only.

COUNCIL REPORTS/COMMENTS

Information only.

 

INFO ONLY

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting was adjourned at 7:29 p.m.  

 

Invitation for Bid – Cherry Street and Pioneer Park Sidewalk Projects

INVITATION FOR BID

FOR

Cherry Street Sidewalk Project, City Project No. ST2015-09 (Schedule A and Schedule B);

&

Pioneer Park Sidewalk Project, City Project No. PA2018-01 (Schedule C)

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by CITY OF FERNDALE that sealed bid proposals will be received by the City of Ferndale at Ferndale City Hall, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington, 98248, (360) 384-4006, until July 5, 2018, 2 PM, and will then and there be opened and publicly read for the Cherry Street Sidewalk Project, City Project No. ST2015-09 (Schedule A and Schedule B); & Pioneer Park Sidewalk Project, City Project No. PA2018-01 (Schedule C).

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This contract provides for the installation of approximately 1,000 linear feet of sidewalk along Cherry Street and 3rd Avenue, from 1st Avenue to Maple Street (Schedule A and Schedule B) and for the installation of approximately 1,230 linear feet of stamped and colored sidewalk within Pioneer Park (Schedule C).  Work will include clearing and grubbing, removal of structures and obstructions, grading, installation of storm pipe and catchbasins, placing of gravel base, curb, gutter, sidewalk and sidewalk ramp installation, and other work in accordance with the Contract Plans, Special Provisions, the Standard Specifications, including the amendments thereto, and Standard Plans.

 

Bid Guaranty

All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal.  Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond and payment bond both in an amount of 100 percent (100%) of the contract price within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Ferndale.  All bidders and subcontractors shall have a contractor’s license to work in the State of Washington and a City of Ferndale Business License before starting work. All work performed on this project will be subject to prevailing state wage rates.

 

Project Documents

Maps, plans, and specifications may be obtained from the Ferndale Public Works Department, located at Ferndale City Hall upon payment in the amount of $50 for specifications and plan sets.  Informational copies of maps, plans and specifications are on file for inspection at 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington 98248.  An electronic version of the project plans and specifications are available for download on the City of Ferndale website at http://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/capital-projects/If you download the bid documents, you are required to contact the City via email at public-works@cityofferndale.org to be added to the planholders’ list.

 

Pre-Bid Conference

Bidders, prior to submittal of a bid, may attend a pre-bid conference with the Project Engineer.  The meeting will start on June 28, 2018 at 10 AM at the Ferndale City Hall, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington 98248.  A jobsite visit may follow upon request.

 

The City of Ferndale in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

 

The City of Ferndale is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Minority and Women-Owned firms are encouraged to submit bids.

 

Susan Duncan

City Clerk – City of Ferndale

Ferndale Record – Published June 13, 2018,

Revised and Republished June 20, 2018

 

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Thursday, June 14th from 7am-7pm

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Thursday, June 14th from 7am-7pm

Main Street and Washington Street Intersection. 

 

Drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes for Thursday, June 14th from 7:00am to 7:00pm to allow crews to complete work in association with the Washington Street Improvement Project. Work will take place at the intersection of Main Street and Washington Street. Flaggers will be on-site directing traffic as needed.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006. For more information on this project, please visit our website at: http://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/capital-projects/washington-street-main-street-to-vista-drive-project/

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Monday, June 11th from 9am-2pm

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Monday, June 11th from 9am-2pm

Vista Drive and Washington Street Intersection.

Drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes for Monday, June 11th from 9am to 2pm to allow crews to complete work in association with the Washington Street Improvement Project. Work will take place at the intersection of Vista Drive and the west side of Washington Street, while this section of Washington Street remains closed drivers traveling from the east side of Washington Street, turning right onto Vista Drive and Vista Drive traffic will be impacted as Vista Drive is reduced to one-lane alternating traffic. Flaggers will be on-site assisting traffic.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006. For more information on this project, please visit our website at:http://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/capital-projects/washington-street-main-street-to-vista-drive-project/

Seeking Grant Applications for 2019 Tourism Activities

Seeking Grant Applications for 2019 Tourism Activities

Do you have a good idea for some tourism-related activities? We are now accepting applications for our Hotel-Motel Grant Program!

This program uses funds collected when people stay at local hotels, motels or RV parks to help encourage additional tourism in Ferndale.

Funding from the program may be used, directly by local jurisdictions, or indirectly through a convention and visitors bureau or destination marketing organization, for the marketing and operations of special events and festivals and to support the operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned by nonprofit organizations described under section 501(c)(3) and section 501(c)(6) of the internal revenue code of 1986, as amended.

The Hotel-Motel Grant Program is managed by the Communications Officer, and recommendations on funding are made by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to the City Council, which has final say over allocation of funding.

 

DEADLINE IS AUGUST 3rd, 2018. No exceptions. You can find the application here.

If you have questions, please contact Communications Officer Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or by e-mail.

Note – the application has been updated from previous years to reduce the paperwork burden, please read through the new requirements if you are a returning applicant.

Found and Unclaimed Property Held at Police Station

Found and Unclaimed Property Held at Police Station

Are you missing something? The following found items have been turned in at the Ferndale Police Station. Please stop by and identify them to reclaim them.

Keys, laptop, older hand-held computer, calculator

Casino cards, bicycle, stroller

The Ferndale Police Station is located 2220 Main Street, open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Please call Kim Martin at (360) 384-3390 with any questions.

June 2nd is “Wear Orange for Gun Safety” Day in Ferndale

At their last meeting, the City Council passed a resolution declaring June 2nd to be “Wear Orange for Gun Safety Day”.

Guns can be a contentious issue but the City understands that there are lots of opportunities for residents of all viewpoints to work together to help keep people safe. Whether it is working to reduce gun violence by tackling the root causes, ensuring the safe storage and ownership of firearms or working with loved ones in times of need to reduce suicide, there is plenty of common ground.

The City has assembled information about gun safety on our website here. Please take a moment to peruse them, it may save a life.

Councilmember Cathy Watson Receives Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Councilmember Cathy Watson Receives Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

This month, the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) awarded Councilmember Cathy Watson an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership in recognition of her service, leadership and educational achievements. The program recognizes,  “Mayors and councilmembers who continue to strive for excellence by attending conferences and trainings, serving their community, and further developing leadership skills.”

Watson, who has been on the City Council since 2012, serves as the Chairperson of the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) Board of Directors, is the council liaison to the Ferndale Arts Commission and Ferndale Senior Center, and volunteers with a number of community organizations including the Ferndale Auxillary Communication Service and teaching school children robotics at the Ferndale Library.

“Every member of Council works hard to ensure we keep up with latest rules, regulations, and best practices, and this AWC program has a been a wonderful way to set learning and leadership goals for myself,” said Watson.

City officials receive the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership after earning 60 credits  AWC trainings and demonstrating community service.

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