2021 Stormwater Management Program Update

The City of Ferndale updates the Stormwater Management Program as a response to specific special conditions within the “Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit” that authorizes the City of Ferndale to discharge stormwater to the waters of the State of Washington.

Per the Permit, this program summary will be updated each year and will be available to the public. Participation and comments are welcome and may be directed to City of Ferndale Stormwater staff  stormwater@cityofferndale.org. The comment period for the 2021 Program update began February 8, 2021 and ended March 8, 2021.

The 2021 Stormwater Managment Program can be found by clicking here or on our “What is Stormwater” page.

Traffic Impacts: Intersection of Shuksan Street & Golden Eagle Drive, Wednesday, February 10th and Thursday, February 11th, from 7am to 5pm

Drivers should expect delays as the intersection of Shuksan St. & Golden Eagle Dr. will be reduced to single lane traffic from Wednesday, February 10th to Thursday, February 11th, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Traffic will alternate using one lane as directed by flaggers. Road will remain open during nonworking hours. This traffic impact is associated with a private project.

See map of traffic impact area.

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

Bus Sign Vandal Arrested for Malicious Mischief

David Wurtz was arrested shortly after midnight on 02/03/2021 by the Ferndale Police Department for multiple counts of malicious mischief. Whatcom Transit Authority (WTA) had reported several incidents of vandalism towards their bus stops in the previous months. Damage estimates related to these offenses ranged from $2,500 – $3,500.

In response to these reports, police set up surveillance of a bus stop in the 5700 block of Vista Dr. Shortly after midnight on 02/03/2021, police witnessed a subject walking in the area. As the subject walked by the bus stop located in front of 5750 Vista Dr, the subject sprayed paint on a bus stop sign belonging to WTA.

The subject was detained by police and identified as David Wurtz. David Wurtz had fresh black paint on his hand and fingertips as well as having a can of black spray paint in his possession. A check of other bus stops in the area found several signs had been vandalized with paint which was still wet and dripping.

Based on the observed actions of David Wurtz, physical evidence, and consistencies with previously reported crimes, there was probable cause to arrest David Wurtz for multiple counts of malicious mischief. Due to the combined costs of damage caused by David Wurtz, he was arrested for malicious mischief in the 2nd degree and booked into Whatcom County Jail.

Now Accepting Applications for Professional Services for Consultant Roster

City of Ferndale
Public Notice Solicitation of
Professional Services

The City of Ferndale (pursuant to RCW 39.80) is soliciting statements of qualifications and performance data from engineering and/or architectural firms for providing general engineering and survey services for municipal applications including but not limited to sanitary sewer systems, storm drainage, water distribution systems, streets, geotechnical investigations and studies, and traffic engineering for the remainder of the 2021 calendar year.  These qualifications and performance data will be placed on file and will be used as a source from which to select one or more qualified firms from whom a detailed proposal will be requested for any specific project. 

Those firms who wish to submit shall provide one (1), Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) with a cover letter for each discipline of work they wish to be considered.  The discipline of work needs to be stated in the cover letter.

Include SOQ point-of-contact information with e-mail address on each cover letter.  The format of the SOQ is left to the discretion of the submitter.  Submittals should not exceed (10) ten pages. 

Those firms that have statements currently on file will need to resubmit to be included in the remainder of the 2021 calendar year. All SOQ’s will be placed on file and will be used to select qualified consultants for each particular project, as the need arises.  Due to the ongoing nature of the projects throughout the year consultants not selected will not be notified.  Failure to follow the format outlined above may result in disqualification and/or removal from the Consultant Roster.

Please submit Statements of Qualifications to the City of Ferndale Public Works Department, by mail; attention: Public Works Department, P.O. Box 936, Ferndale, WA 98248 or email to public-works@cityofferndale.org.  The City of Ferndale encourages minority and women owned consultant firms to respond.

For questions, please contact the Public Works Department at public-works@cityofferndale.org or (360) 384-4006.

Following are the Disciplines of Work that the City will be accepting SOQs:

  • Architecture                                       
  • Civil Engineering Design
  • Construction Management & Inspection
  • Cultural Resource Services
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Services
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology
  • Land Surveying and Survey Review
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Materials Testing & Inspection
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Property Acquisition & Relocations
  • Property Appraisal
  • Property Review
  • ROW Services
  • Structural Engineering
  • Traffic & Transportation Engineering
  • Traffic Signalization
  • Transportation Planning
  • Utility Engineering
  • Water/Wastewater Engineering
  • Wetlands Delineation & Analysis

Ferndale Police Urge Safe Driving as School Resumes

With students resuming in-classroom instruction for all grades next week, the Ferndale Police Department urges drivers to obey the speed limit in school zones, watch for pedestrians and stop for school buses.

Our officers will be out in force next week to help drivers remember to drive carefully. Together, we can ensure that everyone makes it to class safe and sound.

Now Accepting Applications for Small Works Roster, Vendor List and Professional Services Roster

The City of Ferndale Public Works Department is now accepting applications and statements of qualifications for its Small Works, Vendor List and Professional Services Roster for the year 2021. Application forms can be downloaded from the City’s webpage here. Completed applications and statements of qualifications can be returned to the City of Ferndale, attn.: Public Works Department, P.O. Box 936, Ferndale, WA  98248 or emailed to public-works@cityofferndale.org.

The City of Ferndale in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.

If you have any questions please contact the Public Works at public-works@cityofferndale.org, or by phone (360) 384-4006 during regular business hours.


January 27, 2021

Ferndale Record

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.

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.

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