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Remote Meeting Notice – Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Council Committees

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings and Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday, October 27, 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.

Equity Advisory Committee Vacancy

The City has a number of Boards and Commissions that work to advise the City 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.

There is currently a vacancy on the Equity Advisory Committee, for an unexpired term ending December 31, 2024. The Equity Advisory Committee is charged with examining issues of diversity and equity and promoting solutions to the City that help us embrace our diverse community and create a more fair and just future for Ferndale.

To apply for this position, please fill out this application and email it to City Clerk Susan Duncan at susanduncan@cityofferndale.org Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. November 1, 2021.

Remote Meeting Notice – Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Council Committees & Committee of the Whole

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings and Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday, October 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 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.

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

Remote Meeting Notice – Monday, October 4, 2021 City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday,  October 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 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.

 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, October 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.

Parks, Recreation, and Trails Advisory Board Vacancies

The City has a number of Boards and Commissions that work to advise the City 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.

There is currently two vacancies on the Parks, Recreation, and Trails Advisory Board (PRTAB). They are four-year terms, expiring August 31, 2025. The PRTAB assesses the community’s parks and recreational facilities, programs, needs and costs, and makes recommendations to the City Council for the care, management, supervision, and improvements to City parks. The PRTAB also provides input related to the updating of the City’s Parks Master Plan.

To apply for this position, please complete this application and email it to City Clerk Susan Duncan at susanduncan@cityofferndale.org. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. October 11, 2021.

Remote Meeting Notice – Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Council Committees and Committee of the Whole

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings and Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 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 is cancelled.

The Committee of the Whole 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.

Remote Meeting Notice – Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Council Committees and Committee of the Whole

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings and Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 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 is cancelled.

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

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

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

Coast Salish Mural Project Underway

The Ferndale Arts Commission is collaborating with the Lhaq’temish Foundation to complete a Coast Salish mural project on the west side of the Pioneer Pavilion.
The whole project is planned to be complete by the end of summer of 2022. Two smaller murals are being completed this year as part of the larger project, the first of which is nearly finished and will be wrapped up early this week.


Jason LaClair is a 38 year old member of Lummi Nation. His design on the Pavilion is called “One From the Heart.” Jason has been practicing in the Northwest Coast Style for over 20 years, mainly focusing on creating logo designs for many Tribal entities in both Nooksack and Lummi. Jason has wanted to paint murals in Whatcom County to ensure the First Peoples of Whatcom and the Coast Salish Communities are recognized, as well as their Coast Salish ancestors. Jason has completed several murals before and is collaborating with Gretchen Leggit on an upcoming  mural for the City of Bellingham as well.

“The Ferndale Arts Commission is grateful to work with Jason and bring his art to the Pioneer Pavilion project” said Rebecca Xczar, Ferndale Arts Commission Chairperson. “We are so excited to bring this Coast Salish project to the Pioneer Pavilion, and we deeply appreciate the collaboration with the Lhaq’temish Foundation.”  

The second mural piece is planned to begin this week.

Potential Quorum Notice

Notice is hereby given that one or more members of the Ferndale City Council may attend the following event:

Thornton Overpass Project Walkthrough

Thursday, August 26, 2021 4:00 p.m.

2040 Thornton Street,  Ferndale, WA

As a governmental body, the City Council will not deliberate or take any formal action, nor will meeting minutes be produced for this event. This notice is being posted in compliance with Washington State’s Open Public Meetings Act.

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.

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