On the morning of February 22nd, the Ferndale Police Department School Resource Officer was advised that several students were receiving Snapchat messages from an unknown person. Those messages indicated that there would be a shooting at Ferndale High School.
Uniform patrol officers provided extra security at the school while Ferndale Police Detectives attempted to identify the owner of the Snapchat account. Ferndale police were able to identify the IP address where the messages originated, and with assistance from Lummi Police and the FBI, Ferndale Police detained two juveniles.
The juveniles were interviewed and one juvenile confessed to making the Snapchat threat. The juvenile advised that it was just a hoax. No weapons were located and it did not appear that the juvenile had access to any weapons. That juvenile was booked into Whatcom County Juvenile Detention for Threat to Bomb or Injure property.
From the Ferndale Police Department:
There is a post from “Ray Andres” being circulated around social media last night in the Whatcom area. The post indicates that “Ray” intends to bring a gun to school and do harm. The school mentioned is “SHS,” and is no more specific than that.
It appears the identically written post has originated in another state, likely Ohio according to news reports, and has been circulating throughout several states, including Ohio, Oregon, and California. There is no indication the post was specifically referring to schools in Ferndale and several news articles indicate the post referenced a school in Ohio.
We have investigated the post and there does not appear to be any credible threat to Ferndale High School. Ferndale Schools and the Ferndale Police Department continue to work together to ensure the safety of our children and we take each threat to safety and security seriously and investigate thoroughly. Please continue to encourage your children to report these types of incidents.
WASHINGTON STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT – # ST2015-08
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 March 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM, and will then and there be opened and publicly read for the Washington Street Improvement Project.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This contract provides for improvements of approximately 1,800 linear feet of Washington Street, from the intersection of Main Street to Vista Drive, in Ferndale Washington. Work will include clearing, grubbing, grading, roadway excavation, storm sewer drainage improvements, water main installation, sanitary sewer installation, placing gravel base, hot mix asphalt paving, curb and gutters, sidewalks, ADA ramps, and other work, in accordance with the Contract Plans, Special Provisions, the Standard Specifications, including the amendments thereto, and Standard Plans.
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.
Maps, plans, and specifications may be obtained from the 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 in the Ferndale City Hall, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington 98248. An electronic version of the project plans and specifications is available for download on the City of Ferndale website here. If you download the bid documents you are required to contact the City to be added to the planholders’ list.
Bidders, prior to submittal of a bid, may attend a pre-bid conference with the Project Engineer. The meeting will start on February 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM 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.
City Clerk – City of Ferndale
Ferndale Record Journal – Published February 14 and 21, 2018
Sharp-eyed Main Street drivers may have noticed the demolition of the sign in front of City Hall. Thanks to a matching grant from the Port of Bellingham, the City is able to update the City sign that helps visitors navigate to our City Hall. The current sign was a safety hazard for staff to use and featured our outdated logo. The new sign will match the font and design of the Police Station and Ferndale Library signage and provide a clearer visual landmark. The new sign (artistic rendering below) is expected to be installed in Spring.
City of Ferndale
Public Notice Solicitation of
Professional Services Advertisement
The City of Ferndale (pursuant to RCW 39.80) is soliciting statements of qualifications and performance data from engineering and/or architectural firms for providing general engineering and survey services for municipal applications including but not limited to sanitary sewer systems, storm drainage, water distribution systems, streets, geotechnical investigations and studies, and traffic engineering for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year. These qualifications and performance data will be placed on file and will be used as a source from which to select one or more qualified firms from whom a detailed proposal will be requested for any specific project.
Those firms who wish to submit shall provide one (1), Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) with a cover letter for each discipline of work they wish to be considered. The discipline of work needs to be stated in the cover letter.
Include SOQ point-of-contact information with e-mail address on each cover letter. The format of the SOQ is left to the discretion of the submitter. Submittals should not exceed (10) ten pages.
Those firms that have statements currently on file will need to resubmit to be included in the remainder of the 2018 calendar year. All SOQ’s will be placed on file and will be used to select qualified consultants for each particular project, as the need arises. Due to the ongoing nature of the projects throughout the year consultants not selected will not be notified. Failure to follow the format outlined above may result in disqualification and/or removal from the Consultant Roster.
Please submit Statements of Qualifications to the City of Ferndale Public Works Department, by mail; attention: Public Works Department, P.O. Box 936, Ferndale, WA 98248 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The City of Ferndale encourages minority and women owned consultant firms to respond.
For questions, please contact the Public Works Department at email@example.com or (360) 384-4006.
Following are the Disciplines of Work that the City will be accepting SOQs:
Civil Engineering Design
Construction Management & Inspection
Cultural Resource Services
Land Surveying and Survey Review
Materials Testing & Inspection
Property Acquisition & Relocations
Traffic & Transportation Engineering
Wetlands Delineation & Analysis