Traffic Impact: Malloy Avenue closed to all traffic between Calico Loop and Willow Court on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23

Malloy Avenue will be closed to all traffic between Calico Loop and Willow Court on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23. During the closure, northbound thru-traffic will be detoured at Thornton Street and onto Vista Drive and Aldergrove Road. Southbound thru-traffic will be detoured at Aldergrove Road and onto Vista Drive and Thornton Street. Local traffic will be permitted past barriers at Thornton Street and Aldergrove Road, but no traffic will be allowed through the closure area. Details are shown on the attached map.

This closure is necessary to complete work on the City’s sanitary sewer system in association with the Pump Station 19 Decommissioning Project. For more information about this project, visit our website at Pump Station 19 Decommission | City of Ferndale. If you have questions regarding the closure, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006 or public-works@cityofferndale.org

Citywide Scavenger Hunt Begins July 2nd

This July, the public is invited to participate in this year’s citywide scavenger hunt in the City of Ferndale. It is called the Great Ferndale Frontier Folly.

Clues will be released through the City’s facebook, twitter and website starting July 2nd that will lead participants to find the hidden cow banners throughout Ferndale’s parks. Find the cows and complete other activities, such as talking with a veteran, finding an unusual plant or animal or visiting the police station to score points – the highest scoring teams win cash prizes, toys and more.

“This is a great opportunity to explore your city, meet your neighbors and solve some riddles,” said Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney. Scorecards can be picked up at City Hall or downloaded from the City website. Participants must turn in their scorecard by Tuesday, July 27th to be eligible for prizes.

For rules, details and scorecards, please visit www.cityofferndale.org/folly.

Now Hiring – Community Development & Public Works Clerk

The City of Ferndale is currently hiring a Community Development & Public Works Clerk. The CDD/PW Clerk performs varied clerical, record-keeping, word processing, recording, and public contact work in support of the Community Development and Public Works Departments.

For a complete job description and application requirements, click here. For an employment application, click here.

Seeking Grant Applications for 2022 Tourism Activities

Do you have a good idea for some tourism-related activities? We are now accepting applications for our Hotel-Motel Grant Program!

This program uses funds collected when people stay at local hotels, motels or RV parks to help encourage additional tourism in Ferndale.

Funding from the program may be used, directly by local jurisdictions, or indirectly through a convention and visitors bureau or destination marketing organization, for the marketing and operations of special events and festivals and to support the operations and capital expenditures of tourism-related facilities owned by nonprofit organizations described under section 501(c)(3) and section 501(c)(6) of the internal revenue code of 1986, as amended.

The Hotel-Motel Grant Program is managed by the Deputy City Clerk, and recommendations on funding are made by the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to the City Council, which has final say over allocation of funding.

DEADLINE IS JULY 26th, 2021. No exceptions. You can find the application here.

Please send all completed applications and any questions to Deputy City Clerk Sherry DeJong by email here.

Note – the application has been updated from previous years to reduce the paperwork burden, please read through the new requirements if you are a returning applicant.

City Hall, Police Station Open for Regular Business Hours starting June 14th

Ferndale City Hall, Police Station Open for Regular Business Hours starting June 14th

With the installation of new COVID safety measures complete, the Ferndale City Hall and Police Station will be open to the public for full business hours, 8:30AM-4:30PM Monday through Friday, starting June 14th.

“We appreciate the public’s patience while we made the modifications necessary, and we are ready to once again assist our community in person,” said Mayor Greg Hansen. The reopening is well in advance of the statewide reopening, currently scheduled for June 30th for all public facilities.

City staff has continued to work throughout the pandemic, accessible via email, phone and video conferencing to meet the needs of the public. The city recently launched a new utility billing portal to allow for more transparency, allowing for even more remote access to city documents.

For more information about city facilities, please contact Communication Officer Riley Sweeney at 360-685-2353 or rileysweeney@cityofferndale.org.

Ferndale Arts Commission Requests Coast Salish Mural Artist for Downtown Ferndale

The Ferndale Arts Commission is calling for a Coast Salish artist to install a mural in downtown Ferndale. Artists are invited to submit designs that they would then install in downtown Ferndale in the summer of 2021. To honor the original caretakers of the area, the FAC wishes to have a mural installed by a Coast Salish artist. The FAC is partnering with the Lhaq’temish Foundation to create a piece of art at Pioneer Park.

Mural is to be installed on the west side of the Pioneer Pavilion. The size will be a minimum of 700sf but could cover the entire side, with the exception of the windows; full side designs are encouraged. All designs will be vetted by the Ferndale Arts Commission and the Lhaq’temish Foundation. 
“The Ferndale Arts Commission has installed 12 murals as part of the Downtown Mural Project since 2018, from a variety of artists and volunteers. Our goal for this mural is to collaborate with a Coast Salish artist to bring this acknowledgement to the Pioneer Pavilion” said Rebecca Xczar, Chairperson of the Ferndale Arts Commission.
Interested artists should submit at least one sketch in color, with height and size preferences, along with any relevant previous experience (pictures of prior murals completed or other art projects).
Deadline for submission is June 25th, 2021. Send all submissions to Rebecca Xczar at ferndaleartscommission@gmail. For more information, please call (360) 319-2677.

Traffic Impact – Malloy Avenue & Thornton Street – 1 Week Impact

Malloy Avenue will be closed to all traffic at Thornton Street between Monday, June 14th and Friday, June 18th

The intersection of Malloy Avenue and Thornton Street will be closed to north and southbound traffic next week. 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 map.

This closure is necessary to allow construction crews to pave Thornton Street from Malloy Avenue to Shelby Court in association with the Thornton Overpass project. For more information about this project, visit our website at https://www.cityofferndale.org/thorntonoverpass. If you have questions regarding the closure, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006 or public-works@cityofferndale.org

Volunteers Needed for the TBD Sales Tax Ballot Measure “For” and “Against” Committees

On June 7, 2021, the City Council adopted a resolution to authorize the placement of the second 10-year implementation of the Transportation Benefit District’s (TBD) Sales Tax Measure on the November 2, 2021 ballot for voter consideration. For more information on the TBD Sales Tax Measure, click here.

The City is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee “For” and “Against” the ballot measure. Each committee will have three members. The committee “For” will prepare a statement for the voter’s pamphlet, advocating voters’ approval of the measure; the committee “Against” will prepare a statement for the voter’s pamphlet, advocating voters’ rejection of the measure.

For an application, click here:

Completed applications should be emailed to Susan Duncan at susanduncan@cityofferndale.org and are due by 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 21.

Ferndale Police Seek Public Assistance Identifying Downtown Vandals

Ferndale Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the subjects in the video above.

At approximately midnight on 5/23/2021, a male subject and his female companion were recorded on surveillance cameras in the 1900 block of Main Street and 5600 block of 3rd Ave.  The male subject is recorded damaging a tree in one video and taking a chair which was later found damaged in another.

Ferndale Police has probable cause for the unidentified male and would like to contact the female about her involvement.

Please contact Corporal Scott (jscott@ferndalepd.org) or call (360) 676-6911 if you can assist in identifying this subject.

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