Ferndale Police Seek Help with Bus Vandalism Case

The Ferndale Police Department is asking for help from the public in stopping the vandalism of bus signs in Ferndale. In the past month, a number of Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) bus signs and schedules have been frequently vandalized with black spray paint.

If members of the public see someone spray painting signs, please contact 911 or email Sgt. Kevin Davis directly at kdavis@ferndalepd.org.

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

The Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic & 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

2021 Winter Unclaimed Property Auction

Start off the New Year by shopping local! You will find items for auction at www.Govdeals.com. These are items that have been unclaimed or found property and left at the Police Department.

Make sure to pre-register in order to participate in the auction. Auction starts on Monday, February 1st! You will find hand and power tools, Apple products, Compressor, Generator, Mini Bike, Stroller, Digital cameras and collectible baseball cards.

Click here to access a flyer with complete item descriptions and pictures.

Free Crochet Yarn Art Class Hosted by Arts Commission

The Ferndale Arts Commission is planning a yarn art installation, to be installed in the spring, and are looking for public participation.

Crocheted yarn art will be installed on the tree trunks in Griffintown Park. Sections of the yarn art will be created by the public and then collected by the FAC, for future installation.

We will be kicking off the project with a crochet zoom class to make the yarn art sections, Saturday, January 30th, at 3:00pm. Supplies are available for pick-up at City Hall, and limited to 50 participants. Please email Susan Duncan, at susanduncan@cityofferndale.org to sign up.

Northwest Yarns (https://nwyarns.com/) will be teaching the zoom class, and they have generously given the Arts Commission a discount on supplies.

City Offices Closed Jan. 18th for MLK, Jr. Day

City offices will be closed this Monday, Jan. 18th is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which means that the regularly scheduled city council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19th instead at 5pm.

As you consider the legacy of Dr. King, please help protect your neighbors by wearing a mask, staying socially distant and avoiding any social gatherings with people outside your household.

“This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

Councilmember Ali Hawkinson Receives Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Councilmember Ali Hawkinson

Just one month after completing her Certificate of Municipal Leadership, Councilmember Ali Hawkinson has now received her Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities.

AWC’s Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes city and town elected officials for accomplishing training in four core areas:
• Roles, responsibilities and legal requirements
• Public sector resource management
• Community planning and development
• Effective local leadership

Those who earn the advanced certificate continue to strive for excellence by attending conferences and trainings, serving their community, and further developing leadership skills. To earn the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership, Hawkinson completed more than 60 hours of training credits and demonstrated community service.

“Cities and towns around the state are continually transforming in light of changing laws and the need to meet new challenges and opportunities,” said AWC Chief Executive Officer Peter B. King.

“Our Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership recognizes mayors and councilmembers who continue to enhance the tools they need today to understand the legal landscape, plan for the future, manage their resources, and foster strong relationships. The elected officials who earn this certificate demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and a desire to bring new ideas back to their community.”

Utility Bill Printing Error Discovered, No Impact on Billing Statement

In the most recent billing cycle, some Ferndale utility bills were printed with the “Late Notice” language from June 30th. We regret this error.

These bills are the regular notice for the Dec. 31st billing cycle. We have verified that all the rest of the information on the bill is correct, and per Governor Inslee’s order, there are no late fees or shutoffs through April 30th, 2021.

If you have questions about your specific bill, please call or email our utility clerk at 360-384-4269 or utilitybilling@cityofferndale.org.

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.

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