Remote Meeting Notice – Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Council Committees & Committee of the Whole

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings and the Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, with staff and Councilmembers accessing the meeting from individual locations. This complies with Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28, as extended until further notice.

These are still open public meetings as defined by the Open Public Meetings Act. The City will be using Microsoft Teams to livestream the meeting. Members of the public do not need to download anything to view the proceedings. To join the live events, click on the following links:

The Public Works & Utilities Committee meeting begins at 8:00 a.m.

The Finance & Administration Committee meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.

The Planning & Land Use Committeemeeting is cancelled.

The Committee of the Whole meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.

Remote Meeting Notice – Monday, July 19, 2021 City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021  (note the time change from the regular start time of 6:00 p.m.) will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, with staff and Councilmembers accessing the meeting from individual locations. This complies with Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28, as extended until further notice.

This is still an open public meeting as defined by the Open Public Meetings Act. The City will be using Microsoft Teams to livestream the council meeting. Members of the public do not need to download anything to view the proceedings. To join the meeting, click here.

Included in Monday’s meeting are two public hearings. Members of the public who wish to  provide comment for either of the public hearings may do so by one of the following methods:

  1. Email City Administrator/Acting Community Development Director Jori Burnett (joriburnett@cityofferndale.org) prior to the meeting.
  2. Phone in when the Mayor announces the opening of the public hearing. 360-685-2373
  3. In person at the City Hall Main Conference Room, 2095 Main Street. There is limited capacity for in-person attendance. Those wishing to offer a comment in person will be required to wear a face mask and observe social distancing requirements.

Members of the public who wish to submit comments on items not on the agenda are encouraged to submit written comments to City Clerk Susan Duncan by emailing susanduncan@cityofferndale.org. Comments received prior to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, 2021 will be read during the public comment period of the meeting and included in the meeting record. For more details on submitting public comments for a remote meeting click here

Ferndale Arts Commission Seeking Volunteers

The city has a number of Boards and Commissions that work to advise the council on a broad array of subjects. These are volunteer positions but absolutely essential to providing quality input to the city decision-making process.

There are currently vacancies on the Arts Commission. The Arts Commission is charged with enhancing the community by advising on public art and community aesthetic enhancement. Examples of the Arts Commission’s recent events include: Star Park Revitalization, Yarn Art at Griffintown Park, the Downtown Mural Project, Zoom Painting Class, Zoom Murder Mystery, and many more! To apply for one of the vacancies, please fill out this application and email it to City Clerk Susan Duncan at susanduncan@cityofferndale.org. You don’t need to be an artist to be a part of this commission!

Now Hiring – Police Support Services Supervisor

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The City of Ferndale is now hiring a Police Support Services Supervisor. The Support Services Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations and supervision of the Support Services Section.  Provides confidential assistance to department’s command staff; and acts as a liaison with outside criminal justice agencies, courts, professionals, and general public.  This position is also responsible for supervising and training of support staff and volunteers.

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

For an application packet, click here.

Remote Meeting Notice – Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Council Committees

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, with staff and Councilmembers accessing the meeting from individual locations. This complies with Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28, as extended until further notice.

These are still open public meetings as defined by the Open Public Meetings Act. The City will be using Microsoft Teams to livestream the meeting. Members of the public do not need to download anything to view the proceedings. To join the live events, click on the following links:

The Public Works & Utilities Committee meeting begins at 8:00 a.m.

The Finance & Administration Committee meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.

The Planning & Land Use Committee meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.

Volunteers Needed for the TBD Sales Tax Ballot Measure “For” and “Against” Committees

On June 7, 2021, the City Council adopted a resolution to authorize the placement of the second 10-year implementation of the Transportation Benefit District’s (TBD) Sales Tax Measure on the November 2, 2021 ballot for voter consideration. For more information on the TBD Sales Tax Measure, click here.

The City is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee “For” and “Against” the ballot measure. Each committee will have three members. The committee “For” will prepare a statement for the voter’s pamphlet, advocating voters’ approval of the measure; the committee “Against” will prepare a statement for the voter’s pamphlet, advocating voters’ rejection of the measure.

For an application, click here:

Completed applications should be emailed to Susan Duncan at susanduncan@cityofferndale.org and are due by 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 9.

Ferndale Arts Commission Requests Coast Salish Mural Artist for Downtown Ferndale

UPDATE: Deadline for submissions extended to July 9th, 2021.

The Ferndale Arts Commission is calling for a Coast Salish artist to install a mural in downtown Ferndale. Artists are invited to submit designs that they would then install in downtown Ferndale in the summer of 2021. To honor the original caretakers of the area, the FAC wishes to have a mural installed by a Coast Salish artist. The FAC is partnering with the Lhaq’temish Foundation to create a piece of art at Pioneer Park.

Mural is to be installed on the west side of the Pioneer Pavilion. The size will be a minimum of 700sf but could cover the entire side, with the exception of the windows; full side designs are encouraged. All designs will be vetted by the Ferndale Arts Commission and the Lhaq’temish Foundation. 
“The Ferndale Arts Commission has installed 12 murals as part of the Downtown Mural Project since 2018, from a variety of artists and volunteers. Our goal for this mural is to collaborate with a Coast Salish artist to bring this acknowledgement to the Pioneer Pavilion” said Rebecca Xczar, Chairperson of the Ferndale Arts Commission.
Interested artists should submit at least one sketch in color, with height and size preferences, along with any relevant previous experience (pictures of prior murals completed or other art projects).
Deadline for submission is June 25th, 2021. Send all submissions to Rebecca Xczar at ferndaleartscommission@gmail.com. For more information, please call (360) 319-2677.

Remote Meeting Notice – Monday, June 21, 2021 City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday,  June 21, 2021  (note the time change from the regular start time of 6:00 p.m.) will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, with staff and Councilmembers accessing the meeting from individual locations. This complies with Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28, as extended until further notice.

This is still an open public meeting as defined by the Open Public Meetings Act. The City will be using Microsoft Teams to livestream the council meeting. Members of the public do not need to download anything to view the proceedings. To join the meeting, click here.

Included in Monday’s meeting is a public hearing regarding the Shoreline Master Program. Members of the public who wish to  provide comment for either of the public hearings may do so by one of the following methods:

  1. Email City Administrator/Acting Community Development Director Jori Burnett (joriburnett@cityofferndale.org) prior to the meeting.
  2. Phone in when the Mayor announces the opening of the public hearing. 360-685-2373
  3. In person at the City Hall Main Conference Room, 2095 Main Street. There is limited capacity for in-person attendance. Those wishing to offer a comment in person will be required to wear a face mask and observe social distancing requirements.

Members of the public who wish to submit comments on items not on the agenda are encouraged to submit written comments to City Clerk Susan Duncan by emailing susanduncan@cityofferndale.org. Comments received prior to 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 21, 2021 will be read during the public comment period of the meeting and included in the meeting record. For more details on submitting public comments for a remote meeting click here.

Meeting Notice – June 8, 2021 Equity Advisory Committee

The next meeting of the Equity Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, 2021, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, with staff and committee members accessing the meeting from individual locations. This complies with Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28, as extended until further notice.

This is still an open public meeting as defined by the Open Public Meetings Act, and members of the public are invited to attend and observe. For information on how to access the meeting, email susanduncan@cityofferndale.org

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