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Ferndale Hires Rachel Moothart as new Finance Director

Ferndale Hires Rachel Moothart as new Finance Director

Rachel Moothart

The City is excited to introduce Rachel Moothart as our new Finance Director. Moothart comes from the private sector where she is the Accounting Manager for Syndel, an international aquaculture manufacturer based out of Ferndale. Her professional experience includes serving as the financial controller for Woodstone Corporation in Bellingham. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting as well as a Master of Business Administration in business and accounting.

“We believe that Rachel has the right mix of professional experience and a passion for public service that will help her excel serving our community,” said Mayor Greg Hansen. Moothart’s contract was approved by the City Council at their August 15th council meeting. Her first day is Sept. 2nd.

“This is a great opportunity,” said Moothart. “I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work on behalf of the people of Ferndale.”

As finance director, she will be responsible for overseeing the finance department which develops the annual budget, manages the annual audit and investments, provides revenue and expenditure projections, maintains fiscal controls and oversees utility billing.

For more information about the Finance Department at the City of Ferndale, check out the city’s website here: https://www.cityofferndale.org/finance-department/

EXTENDED: Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Thursday, August 11th through Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

EXTENDED: Thornton Street between Shannon/Aquarius Ave. and Maureen Drive

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Thornton Street between Shannon/Aquarius Ave. and Maureen Drive from Thursday, August 11th through Tuesday, August 16th. The worksite is near the intersection of Thornton St. and Shannon Ave. and work will take place between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic.

This project is to complete utility work associated with a private development project.

Paving of Axton and Slater Road Scheduled for Aug. 22nd-26th

The public works crew will be performing pavement maintenance the week of Aug 22nd. Crews will be working on Axton Road on Mon-Weds (Aug. 22-24) and then Slater Road on Thurs-Friday. Traffic will be reduced to one lane while the paving is in process. Please follow all traffic directions and utilize alternative routes if possible. Thank you for your patience!

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Thursday, August 11, 2022

Thornton Street between Shannon/Aquarius Ave. and Maureen Drive

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Thornton Street between Shannon/Aquarius Ave. and Maureen Drive on Thursday, August 11th. The worksite is near the intersection of Thornton St. and Shannon Ave. and work will take place between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. This project is anticipated to take one day.

This project is to complete utility work associated with a private development project.

Invitation to Bid – Ferndale Church Road Water Pump Station Upgrade

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

 

Project Name:                                             Ferndale Church Rd Water Pump Sta Upgrade

Bid Date:                                                        August 31st, 2022 – 2:00 PM

Pre-Bid Meeting:                                        August 24th, 2022 – 1:00 PM

 

Engineer:                                                       Wilson Engineering LLC, Bellingham, WA

Engineers Estimate:                                  $750,000 to $1,000,000 (including sales tax)

 

NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Sealed bids will be received from contractors by the Public Works Director, City of Ferndale, until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 31, 2022 for the Ferndale Church Road Water Pump Station Upgrade. Hand delivered bids should be delivered to the second floor of City Hall (2095 Main Street, Ferndale WA 98248); however, mailed bids are to be addressed to City of Ferndale, P.O. Box 936, Ferndale WA 98248. All bids shall be received in sealed envelopes with “FERNDALE CHURCH RD WATER PS UPGRADE” marked plainly thereon. The Project involves the proposed water pump station upgrades per contract documents. Said bids will then and there be opened and read aloud. Bidders and other properly interested parties are invited to be present at the bid opening. Bids received after the time fixed for opening cannot be considered.

Please contact either Jeff Christner or Sam Rodriguez, Wilson Engineering, (360) 733-6100, for project information. Only bids from bidders who have obtained the Contract Documents and have requested to be listed on the Planholders’ List, will be accepted.  Copies of plans and specifications are on file for review at the City of Ferndale Public Works Department, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, WA 98248.  Hard copies are available for purchase ($200 non-refundable fee), or may be downloaded from the project website at https://wilsonengineering.com/bidding-documents/

A deposit in the form of a postal money order, cashier’s check, or bond in the amount of 5% of the greatest amount bid must be submitted with each bid proposal.  Should the successful bidder fail to enter into a contract or furnish a satisfactory contract bond within the time stated in the specifications, the deposit shall be forfeited to the City.

There will be A non-mandatory, pre-bid meeting for the Project held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 24th, 2022, at City Hall, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, WA 98248.  A site visit to the Ferndale Church Rd Water Pump Station site will follow the meeting.

The City shall reject any bid not accompanied by bid security. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids if such action is in the best interest of the City.  The City of Ferndale is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Small, Minority and Women-owned businesses are encouraged to submit bids.

All bidders must be licensed contractors registered in the State of Washington.  All work performed on this project will be subject to prevailing state wage rates.  Contractor will be required to obtain a City of Ferndale business license prior to mobilization.

Invitation to Bid – Ferndale Water System Emergency Intertie Project

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

 

Project Name:                                             Ferndale Water System Emergency Intertie

Bid Date:                                                        August 31, 2022 – 1:00 PM

Pre-Bid Meeting:                                        August 22, 2022 – 1:00 PM

 

Engineer:                                                       Wilson Engineering LLC, Bellingham, WA

Engineers Estimate:                                 $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 (including sales tax)

 

NOTICE TO IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE CITY OF FERNDALE that sealed bids will be received from contractors by the Public Works Director for the Ferndale Water System Emergency Intertie project.  Bids may be hand-delivered to the second floor of City Hall, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, WA, or mailed to PO Box 936, Ferndale, WA 98248.  Bids will be received until 1:00 PM on August 31, 2022.  All bids shall be received in sealed envelopes with “FERNDALE WATER SYSTEM EMERGENCY INTERTIE” marked plainly thereon.  Said bids will then and there by opened and read aloud.  Bidders and other properly interested parties are invited to be present at the bid opening.

The project involves the installation of 10” – 16” diameter water main, vaults, and appurtenances per the contract documents. Bids received after the time fixed for opening cannot be considered.

Please contact either Brian Smith or Andy Law, Wilson Engineering, (360) 733-6100, for project information. Only bids from bidders who have obtained the Contract Documents and have requested to be listed on the Planholders’ List, will be accepted.  Copies of plans and specifications are on file for review at Wilson Engineering LLC, 805 Dupont Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.  Hard copies are available for purchase ($100 non-refundable fee), or may be downloaded from the Wilson Engineering project website at https://wilsonengineering.com/bidding-documents/.

A deposit in the form of a postal money order, cashier’s check, or bond in the amount of 5% of the greatest amount bid must be submitted with each bid proposal.  Should the successful bidder fail to enter into a contract or furnish a satisfactory contract bond within the time stated in the specifications, the deposit shall be forfeited to the City.

There will be a non-mandatory, pre-bid meeting for the Project held at 1:00 PM, Monday August 22, 2022, at the project site, 4562 Wynn Rd, Bellingham, WA 98226.

The City shall reject any bid not accompanied by bid security. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids if such action is in the best interest of the City.  The City of Ferndale is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Small, Minority and Women-owned businesses are encouraged to submit bids.  All bidders must be licensed contractors registered in the State of Washington.

All work performed on this project will be subject to prevailing state wage rates.  Contractor will be required to obtain a City of Ferndale business license prior to mobilization.

 

Applications Solicited for Organizational Grant Program

The City of Ferndale provides grants to various human services and economic development organizations to enhance the quality of life for homeless, low-income and senior residents and to promote economic development within the City.

The challenge given the City’s inability to serve all needs for all people and all businesses is to determine how to create the greatest impact with available funding. Proposals will be evaluated by city staff and approved or denied by the Ferndale City Council as part of the budget process.

Interested organizations can fill out the application (which can be found here or on our Forms and Applications page) by September 15th, 2022. Please email the completed application to Communication Officer Riley Sweeney at rileysweeney@cityofferndale.org or drop it off at City Hall.

Lost and Found Items

Have you lost or misplaced an item recently? If one of these items fits the general description of your lost property, contact Michelle with the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5745 to describe and claim your lost property. Items turned into the Ferndale Police Department: bicycle, backpack, Ipad, laptop, portable speaker, store cards, money, phone, purse, sleeping bag and sleeping pad.