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Ferndale Police Begin Safety Emphasis near School Zones


Ferndale Police Begin Safety Emphasis near School Zones

To remind Ferndale residents to drive carefully near our schools, Ferndale patrol officers will be conducting a safety emphasis over the next couple of months. Officers will be located on or near school property with their lights on to encourage safer driving in school zones.
“We’ve tried being stealthy and writing some tickets and folks continue to go way too fast near our schools,” said Chief Kevin Turner. “We are hoping the flashing lights will do the trick.”
“So if you see one of our patrol vehicles lit up near a school, do not be alarmed,” said Turner, “but do ease off on that accelerator.”
School zones often have pedestrians that may not be aware of passing vehicles. Drivers are encouraged to keep their eyes open and be ready to stop.

Ferndale Launches Online Open House and Survey to Develop ADA Transition Plan

Ferndale Launches Online Open House and Survey to Develop ADA Transition Plan

The City of Ferndale is in the process of developing an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan to guide when and where mobility improvements need to be made. City staff are conducting an inventory of current pedestrian facilities throughout the entire city to find gaps in and barriers to accessibility.

To assist with this effort, the City is hosting an online open house and community survey to gather input from residents as to what needs to be improved. Regardless of whether or not someone has difficulty moving through Ferndale, the City wants to hear their voice as part of this process. 

Online open house and survey are available here: www.cityofferndale.org/FerndaleADA

Two Positions Available on Planning Commission

Two Positions Available on Planning Commission

The City has a number of Boards and Commissions that work to advise the City Council on a broad array of subjects. These are volunteer positions but absolutely essential to providing quality input to the City’s decision-making process.

There are two upcoming vacancies on the Planning Commission for four-year terms beginning January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2026. The Planning Commission plays a vital role in City government by reviewing, conducting hearings where applicable, and making recommendations to the City Council on amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Titles 16 through 18 of the Ferndale Municipal Code, the City’s Official Zoning Map, and Shoreline Master Program.

To apply for one of these positions, please fill out this application and email it to City Clerk Susan Duncan at susanduncan@cityofferndale.org Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. December 26, 2022.

Girders Arrive at Thornton Overpass Site

You may have seen the arrival of several girders for the Thornton Overpass project yesterday.
These concrete structures provide the primary support for the bridge and are a critical component for the final construction. Each girder weighs a little less than 130,000 lbs – that’s almost as heavy as the space shuttle, two bulldozers or eighty-five cows!
Thank you for your patience on the roads as the girders make their way through our city. You can find more information and a live webcam of the project at www.cityofferndale.org/Thornton

Notice of Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Friday, November 4th – Friday, November 11th

Thornton Overpass Girder Delivery

  • Intersections at Vista/Thornton and Malloy/Thornton
  • I-5 Exit 263 and Portal Way Roundabouts

Drivers should expect delays from Friday, November 4th through Friday, November 11th, as girders for the Thornton Overpass bridge will be delivered to the project site. Maneuvering the massive girders and other equipment through Ferndale city streets to the overpass work zone will cause intermittent traffic delays at various pinch points on Thornton Street and at the I-5 Exit 263 and Portal Way roundabouts.

Parking will be restricted around the intersections of Vista/Thornton and Malloy/Thornton on some days. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic when girders are moving through. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

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

Planned schedule:

Friday, November 4th             7am-1pm
Potential impacts to traffic near the Portal Way Roundabout as cranes and equipment mobilize to the worksite.

Monday, November 7th        7am-5pm
Intermittent impacts to traffic near the intersections of Vista/Thornton and Malloy/Thornton as girders are delivered to the worksite. No parking in the vicinity of these intersections. No parking signage will be posted.

Tuesday, November 8th         7am-5pm
Intermittent impacts to traffic near the intersections of Vista/Thornton and Malloy/Thornton as girders are delivered to the worksite. No parking in the vicinity of these intersections. No parking signage will be posted.

Wednesday, November 9th   7am-5pm
Intermittent impacts to traffic near the intersection of Vista/Thornton as girders are delivered to the worksite. No parking in the vicinity of this intersection. No parking signage will be posted.

Thursday, November 10th     7am-5pm
Potential impacts to traffic near the Portal Way Roundabout as cranes and equipment mobilize to the worksite.

Friday, November 11th          7am-5pm
Intermittent impacts to traffic near the I-5 Exit 263 Roundabout and the Portal Way Roundabout as girders are delivered to the worksite.

Notice of Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

Main Street between Barrett Rd. and Old Settler Dr.

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane alternating traffic on Main Street between Barrett Rd. and Old Settler Dr. on Tuesday, November 1st. The traffic revision is in effect from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Work will take place at one work area at a time and the traffic revision will shift locations throughout the day. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

This closure is for preliminary work associated with the Main Street: Barret Rd. to Old Settler Dr. Improvement Project.

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

Ferndale Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Star Park Vandalism Suspects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferndale Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Star Park Vandalism Suspects

The Ferndale Police Department is looking for assistance identifying any people responsible for the damage done to the Star Park restroom and shelter over the weekend.  Sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, the soap dispenser and towel dispenser were both destroyed, two trash cans were damaged and will need to be replaced, along with other miscellaneous damage. Ferndale Public Works has estimated the repairs and cleanup will cost around $3,000.  If you have any information regarding this incident, we are asking you contact the Ferndale Police Department at Contact@ferndalepd.org.

Now Hiring: Recruit or Lateral Police Officer

Now Hiring: Recruit or Lateral Police Officer

The Ferndale Police Department consists of 22 commissioned officers and 5 support personnel.  Ferndale is a vibrant community of over 15,000 people located on the Interstate 5 corridor, approximately 6 miles north of Bellingham and 13 miles south of the Canadian border.

  • 4 Ten-Hour Shifts per week (Mon-Thu or Thu-Sun) with Night Shift Premium Pay
  • Thursday Crossover Training Days
  • Premium Pay for Specialized Positions (Detectives, SWAT, Firearms, Active Shooter, EVOC, Tac Med, Less Lethal, FTO)
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Leave
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Education Incentive
  • Longevity Pay
  • Clothing Allowance
  • LEOFF 2 Retirement/Washington Deferred Compensation Program
  • Take-Home Vehicle
  • Lateral Police Officers start at up to Year 5 pay schedule DOE

Application: Support Services Supervisor Debbie Wharton at:  DWharton@ferndalepd.org

 

2023 Police Officer Monthly Salary
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
$6,770 $6,972 $7,252 $7,544 $8,019 $8,139 $8,261 $8,426