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EVACUATION NOTICE

EVACUATION NOTICE

Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Ferndale is STRONGLY encouraging and requesting the voluntary evacuation of all residents and businesses in the area south of Main Street between 4th Avenue and the Nooksack River, effective immediately.  The Nooksack River has not yet reached its crest, and the potential exists for the river to breach the existing levee.  Residents and businesses are encouraged to secure and then evacuate their properties; the City will inform the public when it is safe to return.  All residents outside of the voluntary evacuation area are requested to avoid any unnecessary trips and to stay off the roadways, in order for emergency and first responders to effectively respond to the emergency.

Evacuees should exit to the north and Main Street to leave the area.  Temporary shelter is now available at the Ferndale High School cafeteria, which can be accessed off Golden Eagle Drive or Shuksan Drive from Vista Drive or Washington Street.  More to come on more shelter options as information becomes available.  For questions, please call Ferndale City Hall at (360) 384-4006.

Now Accepting Applications for City Council Vacancy

Front Row: Councilmembers Paul Shuey, Herb Porter, Kate Bishop and Ramon Llanos. Back Row: Councilmembers Ryan O’Larey, Erin Gunter, Mayor Greg Hansen and Councilmember Ali Hawkinson

Applications are now being accepted to fill a vacancy on the Ferndale City Council due to the resignation of Councilmember Ramon Llanos.

The vacant seat will be on the November 2021 ballot as a new 4-year term; therefore, the appointed Councilmember will serve only until the November 2021 election is certified, at which point the candidate who prevails in the election will take office and serve for the rest of 2021.

Applicants should plan to attend the January 4, 2021 regular City Council meeting, during which they will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and be briefly interviewed by current Councilmembers. The selected applicant will be sworn in that evening and will begin to serve immediately. For instructions and an application packet, please click here. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 7.

City Phones Working Again

Updated 7/11 at 4:00 p.m. City phones are up and working again. Thank you for your patience.

The City’s IT service provider has informed us of a connectivity issue that is impacting city phones. They are working diligently to resolve the issue and the City will post an update as soon as the problem is fixed. Emergency services are still available by dialing 9-1-1.thank you for your patience

City Phones are Down. For Emergencies, Dial 9-1-1

The City’s IT service provider has informed us of a connectivity issue that is impacting city phones. They are working diligently to resolve the issue and the City will post an update as soon as the problem is fixed. Emergency services are still available by dialing 9-1-1.

thank you for your patience

Now Hiring – Public Works Laborer

The City is now hiring a Public Works Laborer. The Public Works Laborer is an entry level position which performs a variety of manual labor in the construction, maintenance, and service work of all public works facilities, including water, sewer, streets and maintenance.  Operates hand and power tools and some motorized equipment.  Usually works as part of an assigned crew assisting Utility Workers but may carry out individual or specialized assignment.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here.

The position is open until July 26, 2024.

2nd Notice: Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Monday, July 8th through Fall 2024

Malloy Ave will be CLOSED to through traffic between Kona Ct and 6340 Malloy Ave
July 8th, 2024 – Fall 2024

Expect longer commute times and delays as Malloy Ave will be CLOSED to through traffic between Kona Ct and 6340 Malloy Ave. beginning on Monday, July 8th. Through traffic will detour via Aldergrove Rd, Vista Dr, and Thornton St. The closure is in effect 7 day per week, 24 hours a day for the duration of the project.

This closure is for work associated with the City of Ferndale’s Whiskey Creek Culvert Replacement Project. Updated information on closure duration and project competition date will be shared as the project progresses.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at 360-384-4006 or review the Malloy Avenue/Whiskey Creek Culvert Replacement Project page on the City of Ferndale website.

City Seeks Applications for 2025 Organizational Grants

The City of Ferndale provides grants to various human services and economic development organizations to help support unhoused, low-income, and senior residents, and to promote economic development within the City.

The challenge given the City’s inability to serve all needs for all people and all businesses is to determine how to create the greatest impact with available funding. Proposals will be evaluated by City Staff and approved or denied by the Ferndale City Council as part of the budget process.

DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1st, 2024. Interested organizations can fill out the application found here.

Please email completed applications and any questions to Deputy City Clerk Michelle Williams at michellewilliams@cityofferndale.org or 360-685-2358.

Upcoming: Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Monday, July 8th through Fall 2024

Project starting soon

Malloy Ave will be CLOSED to through traffic between Kona Ct and 6340 Malloy Ave
July 8th, 2024 – Fall 2024

Expect longer commute times and delays as Malloy Ave will be CLOSED to through traffic between Kona Ct and 6340 Malloy Ave. beginning on Monday, July 8th. Through traffic will detour via Aldergrove Rd, Vista Dr, and Thornton St. The closure is in effect 7 day per week, 24 hours a day for the duration of the project.

This closure is for work associated with the City of Ferndale’s Whiskey Creek Culvert Replacement Project. Updated information on closure duration and project competition date will be shared as the project progresses.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at 360-384-4006 or review the Malloy Avenue/Whiskey Creek Culvert Replacement Project page on the City of Ferndale website.

City Offices closed Thursday, July 4th in Observance of Independence Day

City Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Emergency services can be reached by dialing 9-1-1. City Offices will be open again on Friday, July 5th for regular business hours.

As we approach Independence Day, it is important for everyone to celebrate safely. Please remember, the only legal times to shoot off fireworks in the City are on July 4th from 9:00 a.m. to midnight. If you choose to use fireworks, please make sure to have a water source handy, only set them off on a level surface, and do not attempt to relight a dud or defective firework.

Wishing the Ferndale Community a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! City Offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.