Now Accepting Applications – Planning Commission

Applications are now being accepted for a vacancy on the Ferndale Planning Commission, for a term ending December 31, 2018.

The Planning Commission plays a vital role in City government by reviewing, conducting hearings where applicable, and making recommendations to the City Council on amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Titles 16 through 18 of the Ferndale Municipal Code, the City’s Official Zoning Map, and Shoreline Master Program.

They also make recommendations to Council regarding specific sub-area and neighborhood plans, and annexation requests. In order to fulfill these duties, the Commission has the authority to conduct research, undertake studies, hold hearings, find facts, submit reports and recommendations, and perform other legislative and planning functions as requested by the City Council. The Planning Commission consists of seven members appointed by the mayor and approved by the City Council, each Commissioner serving a four year term.

Membership Requirements: Pursuant to FMC 2.18.015, Planning Commissioners shall be residents of the City of Ferndale, unless no qualified residents submit applications for vacant positions. If the Mayor determines that no qualified residents have applied for vacant positions, the Mayor is authorized to consider, and to submit to the City Council, applications from residents within the Ferndale Urban Growth Area. However, in no case shall more than two Planning Commissioners reside outside of the Ferndale City limits

The Commission meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday after the first Monday of the month at City Council Chambers, 5694 Second Ave.

If you feel you have something to contribute, please fill out an application and send it to City Clerk Susan Duncan. You can find the application here.Applications will be accepted until November 24, 2017.