The Budget is the culmination of over four months of work and consideration by many individuals. Beginning in August, City Department Directors are asked to prepare estimates of anticipated expenditures for the coming year. During this time period, the City Treasurer begins the process of estimating year-end expenditure levels and projecting revenues for the ensuing 12 months. The Mayor and administrative staff work to organize all requests into the proper funds and within the resources estimated to be available.
By the beginning of November, the Preliminary Budget is submitted to the City Council for review and comment. The Council then conducts Budget Workshops and, later, public hearings to gather additional information and public input. Finally, a balanced and complete budget for the ensuing year is adopted prior to December 31st. This adopted budget, together with any required amendments, serves to guide City department expenditure levels and major activities throughout the year.
Please follow the links below to view the City of Ferndale’s Annual Budget documents for the 2016 fiscal year (January 1st through December 31st). All documents are in pdf/Adobe format. Questions regarding the document should be directed to the City Finance Director. Previous Budgets are also available to view at the Budget Section.
The 2015 Preliminary Budget is published no later than six weeks in advance of January, pursuant toRCW 35a.33.052. The Final Adopted Budget is approved by the City Council no later than the end of the preceding year.
As passed by the Ferndale City Council on December 7th, 2015, here is the budget for 2016.
City Mission Statement
History of the City
Mayor & City Council Organization
Council Intergovernmental Assignments
Mayor’s Budget Message
City Administrator’s Budget Message
Budget Process & Policies
Property Tax Levy Ordinance
Revenues Summary by Selected Funds
Revenues Summary – Property Tax & Sales Tax – All Funds
Licenses & Permits
Charges for Services
Fines & Forfeitures
Building Permits & Inspection
Mental & Physical Health
Public Works Organization Chart
Park Mitigation Fund
Traffic Mitigation Fund
Real Estate Excise Tax Funds
Criminal Justice Fund
Local Criminal Justice Fund
Ferndale Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Fund
Streets/Parks/Land Redemption Fund
Labounty Road LID Bond Redemption & Reserve Funds
LTGO Bond 2010 & 2011 Funds
95/96/05 Sewer Bond Redemption Fund
95/96/05 Sewer Bond Reserve Fund
Storm & Flood Control Fund
Utility Loan Service Fund
Computer Repair & Replacement Fund
Equipment Repair & Replacement Fund
Court Agency Fund
General Fund Contingency Reserve Fund
Facilities Capital Reserve Fund
LEOFF 1 Retiree Reserve Fund
Solid Waste Tax Fund
Pioneer Pavilion Community Center Operating Fund
To compare to previous revenue and expense numbers, check out our monthly financial reports here.
If you would like to share your thoughts on the 2016 budget with your City Councilmembers, you can find their contact information here.