Special Meeting Notice -Council Retreat January 20 & 27

Notice is hereby given that the Ferndale City Council will hold two special meetings for the purpose of a Council Retreat.  The first meeting will be on January 20, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The second meeting will be on January 27, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Both meetings will be held remotely via Zoom, with staff and Councilmembers accessing the meetings from individual locations. These are open public meetings as outlined 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

Remote Meeting Notice -TUESDAY, January 19, 2021 Council Meeting

The City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. on TUESDAY, January 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 through January 19, 2021.

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.

 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, January 4, 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.

Remote Meeting Notice – January 13, 2021 Council Committees

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings on Wednesday, January 13, 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 through January 19, 2021.

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 has been cancelled.

City Seeks Applicants to serve on Planning Commission

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’s decision-making process.

Applications are now being accepted for the Planning Commission. This is a four-year term beginning January 1, 2021 and expiring December 31, 2024. To apply, please fill out this application and email it to City Clerk Susan Duncan at susanduncan@cityofferndale.org.

Applications are being accepted now through January 22, 2021.

Now Hiring – Utility Laborer

The City of Ferndale is now hiring a Utility Laborer. This is an entry level position performing a variety of manual labor in the construction, maintenance, and service work of all public facilities, including water, sewer, streets, and maintenance. For a complete job description and application instructions, click here. For an application, click here. The position is open until February 1, 2021.

Remote Meeting Notice – January 4, 2021 City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 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 through January 19, 2021.

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.

 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, January 4, 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.

Remote Meeting Notice – December 7, 2020 City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020  (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 through December 7, 2020.

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 three Public Hearings, listed below. Members of the public may provide comment during the public hearing(s) by one of the following methods:

  • 2021 Budget Adoption: Email Finance Director Sirke Salminen prior to the meeting. (sirkesalminen@cityofferndale.org)
  • Main Street Comprehensive Plan Amendment: Email Community Development Director Haylie Miller prior to the meeting. (hayliemiller@cityofferndale.org
  • Portal Way Comprehensive Plan Amendment: Email Community Development Director Haylie Miller prior to the meeting. (hayliemiller@cityofferndale.org
  • Phone in when the Mayor announces the opening of the public hearing. 360-685-2385
  • In-person at 6594 Second Avenue. Those who wish 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, December 7 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

Now Accepting Applications for City Council Vacancy

Front Row: Councilmembers Paul Shuey, Herb Porter, Kate Bishop and Ramon Llanos. Back Row: Councilmembers Ryan O’Larey, Erin Gunter, Mayor Greg Hansen and Councilmember Ali Hawkinson

Applications are now being accepted to fill a vacancy on the Ferndale City Council due to the resignation of Councilmember Ramon Llanos.

The vacant seat will be on the November 2021 ballot as a new 4-year term; therefore, the appointed Councilmember will serve only until the November 2021 election is certified, at which point the candidate who prevails in the election will take office and serve for the rest of 2021.

Applicants should plan to attend the January 4, 2021 regular City Council meeting, during which they will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and be briefly interviewed by current Councilmembers. The selected applicant will be sworn in that evening and will begin to serve immediately. For instructions and an application packet, please click here. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 7.

Special Meeting – 2021 Budget Workshop

Notice is hereby given that the Ferndale City Council will hold a special meeting for the purpose of discussing the 2021 budget. The meeting will take place on Monday, November 30, 2020, and 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 through December 7, 2020.

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.

The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. This is an open public meeting as outlined by the Open Public Meetings Act, and members of the public are invited to attend and observe.

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