Wagon Displayed at Pioneer Park Restored by Eagle Scout

As part of his Eagle Scout project, Tyler Burnett decided to help out the Old Settlers Association by restoring the antique wagon on display at Pioneer Park. This included pressure washing, a fresh coat of paint and period appropriate restoration. Thank you Tyler!

If you are interested in doing your Eagle Scout project with the City of Ferndale, please contact Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney to learn about opportunities in our community. You can reach him at (360) 685-2353 or by email by clicking here.

Summary of April 16th, 2018 Council Meeting


You can find all the related Agenda Documents here

City Council Agenda Follow-Up

April 16, 2018


Councilmember Watson moved, and Councilmember G. Hansen seconded, to excuse Councilmembers Olson and K. Hansen. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.


Councilmember G. Hansen moved, and Councilmember Taylor seconded, to approve the consent agenda. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.




PRESENTATION: Ferndale Community Bond Task Force INFO ONLY
ORDINANCE: Prohibited Parking

Modifications were proposed to the parking regulations outlined in Ferndale Municipal Code 10.08.05, to prohibit parking in front of residential mailboxes. This change gives the Police Department the authority to enforce a parking restriction in order to ensure uninterrupted mail delivery. Councilmember Watson moved, and Councilmember G. Hansen seconded, to approve the ordinance. MOTION CARRIED 5-0.





Information only.


Information only.



ADJOURNMENT: Meeting was adjourned at 6:56 p.m.  

City-wide Clean Up Day, Sat. April 21st, 9am-1pm

Time to roll up your sleeves and make this City shine! Join the Ferndale Downtown Association for the 11th annual Ferndale City-wide Clean Up Day. Volunteers will be picking up litter, sweeping sidewalks and weeding the public areas of our downtown. Food will be provided for volunteers.

During that time, there will be a giant dumpster and recycling facilities at City Hall (2095 Main Street). Bring your yard waste, metals, appliances, electronics, cellphones and more for proper disposal. Thanks to support from WECU, we will have a paper shredder for your vital documents.

Come down and help make your city beautiful.

DUI Display and Drill at Ferndale High School This Week

In coordination with St. Joseph Medical Center, Whatcom County Fire District 7, Washington State Patrol, Ferndale Police and Airlift Northwest, there will be a DUI drill on the Ferndale High School football field, Thursday April 12th from 9 – 10 am.

***Please be advised this is only a drill.***

Here is what you can expect to see on Thursday:

– A wrecked car will be placed under the FHS reader board Wednesday morning
– A helicopter will land on the football field during the drill on Thursday
– Police department vehicles and personnel
– Medical transport vehicles and personnel
– Fire department vehicles and personnel
– Unusual (but planned) activity at and around Ferndale High School

In addition, there will be a staged DUI car crash on display in front of Ferndale High School starting tomorrow. It is just a display, please do not call 911.

Councilmember Kate Hansen Appointed to Incarceration Prevention Task Force

Councilmember Kate Hansen Appointed to Incarceration Prevention Task Force

Councilmember Kate Hansen

Recently, Councilmember Kate Hansen was appointed by the Whatcom County Council to serve on the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force, as the representative from a Community Health Center. Currently, Kate Hansen works for Unity Care Northwest as a Behavioral Health Case Manager.

The purpose of the Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force is to continually review Whatcom County’s criminal justice and behavioral health programs and make specific recommendations to safely and effectively reduce incarceration of individuals struggling with mental illness and chemical dependency, and minimize jail utilization by pretrial defendants who can safely be released.

Now Hiring – Part Time Parks Laborer

  The City of Ferndale is now hiring for part -time Parks Laborer positions.

This is a part-time, year-round, non-benefited position. The schedule is four days on, four days off on a rotating basis. Shift length is approximately four  hours per day. $15 per hour. For a complete job description, click here. For an application, click here.

To apply, submit letter of interest, completed job application and resume by mail, email or in person to City of Ferndale, 2095 Main Street, PO Box 936, Ferndale, WA  98248 or susanduncan@cityofferndale.org

Closing date: April 23, 2018.  The City of Ferndale is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Spammers Send Fraudulent City Email

It looks like April’s Fools wasn’t quite done with us yet – a spammer has sent out some very official looking emails from a City email account – if you receive one, please DO NOT open it. Thank you for your vigilance.

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