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Remote Meeting Notice – December 6, 2021 City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday,  December 6, 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 for the adoption of the 2022 budget. Members of the public who wish to  provide comment for the public hearing may do so by one of the following methods:

  1. Email Finance Director Sirke Salminen (sirkesalminen@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, December 6, 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 – Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Council Committees

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings and Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday, December 1, 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 Committeemeeting is cancelled.

Ferndale Flood Update

Ferndale residents are encouraged to stay home today due to dangerous weather conditions.  While City facilities are not closed, staff resources are devoted to the flood fight, so the public is encouraged to conduct all City business remotely if possible.  Thank you, and everyone please stay safe out there!

Remote Meeting Notice – Monday, November 15, 2021 City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday,  November 15, 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. (2022 Preliminary Budget and 2022 Property Tax) 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 Finance Director Sirke Salminen (sirkesalminen@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, November 15, 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.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Equity Advisory Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Equity Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, 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

Remote Meeting Notice – November 10, 2021 Council Committees and Committee of the Whole

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings and Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 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.

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.