Traffic Impacts at Vista and Malloy Roundabout June 21st-22nd, 4am-11am

With school out for the year, it is time to install fresh pavement markings at the Vista/Malloy roundabout. Public Works crews will be on site this Thursday and Friday morning from 4am-11am working on the intersection.

Closures and detours will be put in place to keep vehicles moving and maintain safety for our crew however drivers are advised to utilize alternate routes if possible.

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

Summary of June 18th, 2018 Council Meeting

You can find all related Agenda documents here

City Council Agenda Follow-Up

June 18, 2018

 
CALL TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE/ROLL CALL  
PUBLIC COMMENT INFO ONLY
CONSENT AGENDA

Councilmember G. Hansen moved, and Councilmember Taylor seconded, to approve the consent agenda. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

APPROVED

 

CAPITAL PROJECTS UPDATE INFO ONLY
PUBLIC HEARING: Skyview Ridge Street Vacation Ordinance

In the early 2000’s, two subdivisions were being developed, South Douglas Division 1 and Skyview Ridge. The City required realignment of the intersection of Douglas and Church as a condition of development in order to improve driver safety. The property to be vacated is indicated on the preliminary plat, which was approved by the City Council at the time the proposals were originally presented. Denial of the vacation would result in the loss of one buildable lot and would make it difficult to meet the current zoning density requirements.

Councilmember Watson moved, and Councilmember G. Hansen seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

APPROVED

ORDINANCE: Acquisition of 2076 Washington Street

The City is proposing to purchase the house at 2076 Washington Street in order to make room for a future roundabout. If the purchase is unsuccessful, this ordinance provides the City with the authority to take the property by eminent domain. It also allows the seller to forego the real estate excise tax payment, which served as an incentive for him to sell the property to the City. The two adjoining houses have recently been purchased by the City, and 2076 Washington is the final property that needs to be acquired to assure room for a roundabout.

Councilmember G. Hansen moved, and Councilmember Xczar seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED

 

CLOSED RECORD PUBLIC MEETING: Bungalows PUD

The Bungalows Planned Unit Development (PUD) consists of 76 single family lots on two adjacent parcels totaling approximately 25 acres, addressed as 5434 Shields Road and 1385 Smith Way. It is designed as a 55+ adult community and includes open spaces, trails, a green belt, and associated infrastructure. This PUD has received a recommendation of approval from the Hearing Examiner, following a public hearing.

Councilmember Taylor moved, and Councilmember Watson seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

APPROVED

 

 

 

 

DISCUSSION: Downtown Catalyst Incentive Program

This intent of this program is to spur downtown development. A vibrant downtown core represents a broad public purpose by enhancing community identity, by providing goods, services, and shopping opportunities in close proximity to one another, and by maintaining a compact, mixed-use area where residents may live, work, shop, and play. To incentivize downtown development, this program allows the City to waive all administrative, impact, and connection fees for up to three mixed-use development projects that meet certain criteria. City staff is seeking input from the Council as to the specific parameters, and anticipate bringing a formal incentive program for Council’s consideration to a meeting in the near future.

 

 

 

DISCUSSION ONLY

 

MAYOR REPORTS/COMMENTS

Information only.

COUNCIL REPORTS/COMMENTS

Information only.

 

INFO ONLY

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting was adjourned at 7:29 p.m.  

 

Invitation for Bid – Cherry Street and Pioneer Park Sidewalk Projects

INVITATION FOR BID

FOR

Cherry Street Sidewalk Project, City Project No. ST2015-09 (Schedule A and Schedule B);

&

Pioneer Park Sidewalk Project, City Project No. PA2018-01 (Schedule C)

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by CITY OF FERNDALE that sealed bid proposals will be received by the City of Ferndale at Ferndale City Hall, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington, 98248, (360) 384-4006, until July 5, 2018, 2 PM, and will then and there be opened and publicly read for the Cherry Street Sidewalk Project, City Project No. ST2015-09 (Schedule A and Schedule B); & Pioneer Park Sidewalk Project, City Project No. PA2018-01 (Schedule C).

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This contract provides for the installation of approximately 1,000 linear feet of sidewalk along Cherry Street and 3rd Avenue, from 1st Avenue to Maple Street (Schedule A and Schedule B) and for the installation of approximately 1,230 linear feet of stamped and colored sidewalk within Pioneer Park (Schedule C).  Work will include clearing and grubbing, removal of structures and obstructions, grading, installation of storm pipe and catchbasins, placing of gravel base, curb, gutter, sidewalk and sidewalk ramp installation, and other work in accordance with the Contract Plans, Special Provisions, the Standard Specifications, including the amendments thereto, and Standard Plans.

 

Bid Guaranty

All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal.  Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond and payment bond both in an amount of 100 percent (100%) of the contract price within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Ferndale.  All bidders and subcontractors shall have a contractor’s license to work in the State of Washington and a City of Ferndale Business License before starting work. All work performed on this project will be subject to prevailing state wage rates.

 

Project Documents

Maps, plans, and specifications may be obtained from the Ferndale Public Works Department, located at Ferndale City Hall upon payment in the amount of $50 for specifications and plan sets.  Informational copies of maps, plans and specifications are on file for inspection at 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington 98248.  An electronic version of the project plans and specifications are available for download on the City of Ferndale website at http://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/capital-projects/If you download the bid documents, you are required to contact the City via email at public-works@cityofferndale.org to be added to the planholders’ list.

 

Pre-Bid Conference

Bidders, prior to submittal of a bid, may attend a pre-bid conference with the Project Engineer.  The meeting will start on June 28, 2018 at 10 AM at the Ferndale City Hall, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington 98248.  A jobsite visit may follow upon request.

 

The City of Ferndale in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

 

The City of Ferndale is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Minority and Women-Owned firms are encouraged to submit bids.

 

Susan Duncan

City Clerk – City of Ferndale

Ferndale Record – Published June 13, 2018,

Revised and Republished June 20, 2018

 

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Thursday, June 14th from 7am-7pm

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Thursday, June 14th from 7am-7pm

Main Street and Washington Street Intersection. 

 

Drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes for Thursday, June 14th from 7:00am to 7:00pm to allow crews to complete work in association with the Washington Street Improvement Project. Work will take place at the intersection of Main Street and Washington Street. Flaggers will be on-site directing traffic as needed.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006. For more information on this project, please visit our website at: http://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/capital-projects/washington-street-main-street-to-vista-drive-project/

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Monday, June 11th from 9am-2pm

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Monday, June 11th from 9am-2pm

Vista Drive and Washington Street Intersection.

Drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes for Monday, June 11th from 9am to 2pm to allow crews to complete work in association with the Washington Street Improvement Project. Work will take place at the intersection of Vista Drive and the west side of Washington Street, while this section of Washington Street remains closed drivers traveling from the east side of Washington Street, turning right onto Vista Drive and Vista Drive traffic will be impacted as Vista Drive is reduced to one-lane alternating traffic. Flaggers will be on-site assisting traffic.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006. For more information on this project, please visit our website at:http://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/capital-projects/washington-street-main-street-to-vista-drive-project/

Seeking Grant Applications for 2019 Tourism Activities

Seeking Grant Applications for 2019 Tourism Activities

Do you have a good idea for some tourism-related activities? We are now accepting applications for our Hotel-Motel Grant Program!

This program uses funds collected when people stay at local hotels, motels or RV parks to help encourage additional tourism in Ferndale.

Funding from the program may be used, directly by local jurisdictions, or indirectly through a convention and visitors bureau or destination marketing organization, for the marketing and operations of special events and festivals and to support the operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned by nonprofit organizations described under section 501(c)(3) and section 501(c)(6) of the internal revenue code of 1986, as amended.

The Hotel-Motel Grant Program is managed by the Communications Officer, and recommendations on funding are made by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to the City Council, which has final say over allocation of funding.

 

DEADLINE IS AUGUST 3rd, 2018. No exceptions. You can find the application here.

If you have questions, please contact Communications Officer Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or by e-mail.

Note – the application has been updated from previous years to reduce the paperwork burden, please read through the new requirements if you are a returning applicant.

Summary of June 4th, 2018 Council meeting

You can find all the related Agenda Documents here

City Council Agenda Follow-Up

June 4, 2018

 
CALL TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE/ROLL CALL  
PUBLIC COMMENT INFO ONLY
CONSENT AGENDA

Councilmember Watson moved, and Councilmember G. Hansen seconded, to approve the consent agenda. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

APPROVED

 

INTRODUCTION: Brian Lewellen, Police Officer INFO ONLY
PRESENTATION: Susan Marks, Commission Against Domestic Violence INFO ONLY
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE: PUD Overview

Associate Planner Haylie Miller reviewed the process for a Planned Unit Development (PUD)

 

 

INFO ONLY

 

PUBLIC HEARING: 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program Resolution

RCW 35.77.010 requires the City to adopt a six-year plan for coordinated transportation program expenditures by July 1st of each year. After the program is adopted, it is submitted to the Secretary of Transportation. Adopting the TIP allows the City to apply for federal grants to secure funding for the projects. The current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is for 2019 – 2024. It is substantially similar to the 2018 – 2023 TIP, and includes the following projects:

 

·         Douglas Road – S. Church to Imhoff – Reconstruct & widen streets

·         Ferndale Terrace Improvement Project – Reconstruct & widen streets

·         Legoe Avenue – Reconstruct & widen streets

·         Main Street – Barrett Rd to East City limits – Reconstruct & widen streets

·         Main/LaBounty Roundabout – 2 lane roundabout, frontage, & signal improvements

·         Pavement Rehabilitation Program – City wide

·         Portal Way Corridor, including pedestrian & bike improvements

·         Sidewalk Program – Repair/Replace/New – City wide

·         Signalization Upgrades – Main Street

·         Slater Road Corridor

·         Thornton Road – Church to Maureen – Curb, gutter, sidewalk, & storm

·         Thornton Road – Vista to Malloy – Curb, gutter, sidewalk, & bike lane

·         Thornton Overcrossing – Bridge over BNSF tracks with connector to 2nd Avenue

·         Washington & Vista Intersection Improvements

 

Councilmember Watson moved, and Councilmember Xczar seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED

INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT – Jail Facility Use

This agreement sets the terms and conditions for the incarceration of City residents in the Whatcom County Jail Facility. Due to the need to renovate the existing facility, the per diem fees have increased from the previous agreement. The term of the agreement is July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020.

Councilmember G. Hansen moved, and Councilmember K. Hansen seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

APPROVED

 

APPROVAL: East Slater Notice of Intent to Annex

Approval of the Notice of Intent to Annex is the first step in the annexation process. A “yes” vote from Council allows the applicants to proceed with the annexation process. The process culminates in a formal Petition to Annex that will be accompanied by fees necessary to pay for a Fiscal Impact Analysis of the costs/benefits of annexation.

The East Slater Urban Growth Area (approximately 149 acres) was added to Ferndale’s UGA in 2016. At that time, the City Council determined that it should be made eligible for annexation, per the City’s Annexation Phasing Plan. All or a majority of the land would likely be subject to a Mixed-Use Commercial or General Business zoning designation.

Councilmember Watson moved, and Councilmember Xczar seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED

MAYOR REPORTS/COMMENTS

Information only.

COUNCIL REPORTS/COMMENTS

Information only.

 

INFO ONLY

EXECUTIVE SESSION: RCW 42.30.110(b)

Council adjourned to Executive Session at 6:46 p.m. Regular session resumed at 7:01 p.m. Councilmember G. Hansen moved, and Councilmember Kennedy seconded, to pursue the purchase of the property at 2076 Washington Street.

Councilmember Olson moved, and Councilmember Watson seconded, to amend the motion to specify that all monies for the purchase will come from the REET 1 and REET 2 Funds.

On the amendment: MOTION FAILED 1-6, Councilmember Olson in favor.

Councilmember G. Hansen moved, and Councilmember K. Hansen seconded, to amend the motion to specify that funds for the purchase will not come out of the General Fund.

On the amendment: MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

On the main, amended motion: MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

 

APPROVED

AS

AMENDED

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.  
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