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.

Special Meeting Notice – November 16, 2020 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 16, 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.

Remote Meeting Notice – November 16, 2020 City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020  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 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16.

Included in Monday’s meeting is a Public Hearing regarding 2021 property tax. Members of the public may provide comment during the public hearing by one of the following methods:

  1. Email Finance Director Sirke Salminen prior to the meeting. (sirkesalminen@cityofferndale.org)
  2. Phone in when the Mayor announces the opening of the public hearing. 360-685-2385
  3. 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, November 16 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.

Potential Quorum Notice – State Auditor’s Exit Conference November 6, 2020

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (RCW 42.30), notice is hereby given that a quorum of Ferndale City Councilmembers may be in attendance at the following event:

State Auditor’s Exit Conference, Friday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams.

The purpose of this meeting is to allow state auditors to share their preliminary results of their audit of the City of Ferndale, for financial fiscal year 2019, and an accountability audit for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. 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. To attend this virtual meeting, click here.

Special Meeting Notice – November 2, 2020 Budget Session

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 2, 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 November 9, 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.

Remote Meeting Notice – November 2, 2020

The City Council meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020  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 November 9, 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 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2.

Included in Monday’s meeting is a Public Hearing regarding Residential Code Amendments. Members of the public may provide comment during the public hearing by one of the following methods:

  1. Email Community Development Director Haylie Miller prior to the meeting. (hayliemiller@cityofferndale.org)
  2. Phone in when the Mayor announces the opening of the public hearing. 360-685-2385
  3. 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, November 2 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.

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