Traffic Impacts on Malloy Avenue, Between Calico Loop and Willow Court: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 20-22, from 7AM to 5PM

Drivers should expect delays as a portion of Malloy Avenue, between Calico Loop and Willow Court, will be reduced to a single lane on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 20-22, between 7AM and 5PM. Traffic will alternate using one lane as directed by flaggers. This traffic impact is associated with a private project.

See attached map of traffic impact area.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact City of Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Theft Suspect

Ferndale Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a suspect in multiple theft cases. He drives what is believed to be a black Honda Civic (2015-2020 model) with black or dark colored wheels, wears a Seattle Mariners hat and what are believed to be black and camo DVS Celsius shoes. The subject also has a tattoo on his left wrist.

The suspect has committed crimes at multiple locations and wore the same hat, bandana and shoes each time. There is probable cause for his arrest for multiple crimes.

Please contact Corporal Scott ( or call (360) 676-6911 with any assistance in identifying this suspect.

Now Hiring: Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker/Operator-in-Training

The Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker & Operator-in-Training (OIT)/Operator performs a wide variety of water and wastewater treatment plant, water distribution and pump station, wastewater collection, pump and lift station, and reservoir operations, maintenance and repairs. The work includes computer operations, lab tests, process controls, and troubleshooting plant and/or systems to ensure proper operation.  The position works under Washington State regulations and procedures for water/wastewater treatment, serves as a utility worker, and responds to complaints, questions, or other matters.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here

Equity Advisory Committee Meeting April 13, 2021

The next meeting of the Equity Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 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

Arts Commission to Host Interactive Murder Mystery Party on May 14th

Join the Ferndale Arts Commission for a free interactive murder mystery party at 7pm on May 14th.

It is 1933 and Ferndale dairy farmer Jerry Jonsteen has been found dead in his barn. Detective James Wells, Ferndale’s only police officer has rounded up the suspects and needs your help solving the case.

Interview suspects, decipher clues and unravel this mystery from the comfort of your home as local actors bring this original story to life.

To sign up and receive the Zoom link – send an email to As you can imagine, this interactive performance involves a murder so it may not be appropriate for young children but teens and adults welcome.

Ferndale Police Donate Unclaimed Bicycles to Rwandan Children

Lt. Huffman and Kim Martin load the bicycles outside the Ferndale Police Station

The Ferndale Police Department recently donated unclaimed bicycles to children in Kigali, Rwanda where they will be used to set up a bicycle shop and provide transportation to the community.

This program, a branch of Bicycles for Humanity, is organized by Terry Mahoney. “The people over there need bicycles desperately. This allows children to get to school, and doctors to get to appointments,” said Mahoney.

The bicycles which would have traditionally been surplused and disposed of by the police department, will be shipped to Rwanda in a shipping container provided by Blaine company Kam-Way Transportation.

For more information or to donate to the project, email Mahoney by clicking here.

Malloy Avenue at Thornton Street to close starting Tuesday, April 6th

Malloy Avenue will be closed to all traffic at Thornton Street starting Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  The intersection of Malloy and Thornton will be closed to north and south bound traffic for a period up to 6 weeks.  During the closure, northbound traffic will be detoured from Malloy Avenue at Seamount Drive and directed onto Vista Drive (truck traffic will be detoured onto Vista Drive at the roundabout).  Southbound traffic will be detoured from Malloy Avenue at Aldergrove Road and onto Vista Drive.  East and westbound traffic on Thornton Street will be flagged through the work area, but will not be permitted to turn onto Malloy Avenue during the closure.  Details are shown on the attached.

This closure is necessary to allow construction crews to complete utility replacement and upgrades for the Thornton Overpass project.  For more information about this project, visit our website at

If you have questions regarding the closure, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006 or

Ferndale Police Station to Reopen to the Public with Limited Hours Starting Tuesday, April 6th

Ferndale Police Station to Reopen to the Public with Limited Hours Starting Tuesday, April 6th

With vaccination rates increasing and Whatcom County currently in Phase 3, the Ferndale Police Station and Court will reopen to the public for limited hours. The lobby will be available to the public from 10am-2pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 6th. Masks will be required inside the facility and lobby capacity is limited. Members of the public are still encouraged to connect through email or over the phone. Fingerprinting services are still unavailable however commonly requested forms are available in the foyer and the court drop box will be available during normal business hours. As always, anytime you need an officer, please dial 911.

“We serve the public, and with our staff having access to the vaccine, it is time to make sure we are accessible to our community,” said Chief Kevin Turner. “As conditions continue to improve, we look forward to returning to our normal hours later this year.”

For questions or more information about the Ferndale Police Department, please visit or email Communication Officer Riley Sweeney at

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