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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.

Now Hiring- Facilities Maintenance Lead

The City is now hiring a Facilities Maintenance Lead. This position performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work and operates a variety of equipment and tools in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City buildings and facilities including Pioneer Park historic cabins. The Facilities Maintenance Lead assists in the overseeing and coordination of programs, activities and staff involved in the construction, operation, repair, and maintenance City facilities. When needed or when time allows the incumbent may also perform work as a Utility Worker. May provide direction to other employees including daily direction to seasonal or temporary employees.

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

Closing Date: April 22, 2024

The City of Ferndale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Wednesday, April 10th – Thursday, April 11th

Hatton Pl near Thornton St. CLOSED to through traffic from Wednesday, April 10th – Thursday, April 11th

Residents should plan for inconveniences as a small section of Hatton Pl will be closed to through traffic near 6088 Hatton Pl on Wednesday, April 10th and Thursday, April 11th. The only residential driveway inside the closure zone is at 6088 Hatton Pl. This resident will have continued access to their driveway/home throughout the closure.

The closure is expected to last for two days.

This traffic revision is for work associated with a private development project.

Potential Quorum Notice: Metalworks Skatepark Groundbreaking

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW 42.30), notice is hereby given that a quorum of Ferndale City Councilmembers may be in attendance at the following event:

Metalworks Skate Park Groundbreaking
Wednesday, April 10, 2024   2:00 p.m.
5532 Second Avenue   Ferndale

This is an open public meeting as outlined by the Open Public Meetings Act, and members of the public are invited to attend and observe.

Potential Quorum Notice: Auditor Exit Conference

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW 42.30), notice is hereby given that a quorum of Ferndale City Councilmembers may be in attendance at the following event:

State Auditor’s Exit Conference
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 10:00 a.m.
Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams

The purpose of this meeting is to allow state auditors to share their preliminary results of audit of the City of Ferndale for the fiscal year 2022. This is an open public meeting as outlined by the Open Public Meetings Act, and members of the public are invited to attend and observe. To attend this virtual meeting, click here.

 

Now Hiring – Public Works Program Specialist

The City is now hiring a Public Works Program Specialist.

This is a highly responsible administrative position that supports the Public Works Department, focusing on capital project documentation, financial tracking, and program reporting. The role requires familiarity with Public Works administrative and operational processes, ensuring efficient departmental function. Tasks must be performed with precision, confidentiality, and independent judgment, under minimal supervision.  This position reports to the Public Works Project Manager.

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

The City of Ferndale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Utility Billing Error

With the City’s utility billing conversion still underway, our Finance Department is working through technical issues as they arise. If you have made a utility payment using the online payment portal (Invoice Cloud) or AutoPay between March 15th and April 3rd and have received a late notice of zero dollars, please know we have received payment, however it currently may not reflect onto the account. We are working diligently to correct the issue and hope to have all payments reflected on bills and through your online payment portal as soon as possible. We kindly ask that you have patience and call our Finance Department at (360) 384-4269 or email utilitybilling@cityofferndale.org if you would like to confirm payment has been made. We will post an update when the issues have been resolved.