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Use City Hall Ballot Dropbox by Feb. 12th for School Bond Vote

The Ferndale School District is holding a vote on a proposed bond to fund a new Ferndale High School, repairs to our local elementary and middle schools, a modern Performing Arts Center and safety improvements throughout the school district.

Ballots are due by Tuesday, Feb. 12th. Please utilize the ballot dropbox between City Hall and the Library to ensure your ballot is counted.

Free Mosaic Workshop for Library Art Installation this Sat.

Looking for some creative fun in Ferndale to get you through the winter?

Join mosaic artist Debbie Dickinson at a Ferndale Arts Commission sponsored community art project. We’ll work together to create elements of a mosaic garden to be installed by Debbie outside the library this Spring. Piece together colorful flowers and leaves using pre-made forms and supplied materials and instruction. FREE and open to all Ferndale residents. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Workshop Details–

Dates: Saturdays, January 12th & 26th, February 9th and 23rd
Times: Drop-in any time between 9:30am and 1pm, workshop ends at 2:30. Expect to spend about an hour on a piece of the mosaic wall creation.
Location: Pioneer Pavilion at Pioneer Park (2007 Cherry Street).

Finished work will become part of the Library Mosaic Project outside of the Ferndale Library. For more information, please call Susan Duncan at (360) 685-2354.

Jan. 22nd – Ferndale Food Bank Helps Workers Impacted by Federal Shutdown

The Ferndale Food Bank, located at 1671 Main St. in Ferndale, has decided to offer a special distribution to our unpaid federal employees. The distribution will take place on Tuesday, January 22 beginning at 10 AM ending at 1 PM and then again from 5pm- 7pm. Please bring a copy of your ID and a recent Federal government paystub. They will be serving those living in our service area which includes Ferndale School District, very north bit of Bellingham and Custer.

The Ferndale Food Bank wants to reinforce with these workers that their work is important to us and we want to support them in anyway we can during this challenging time.

Please call Suzanne Nevan, the director of the Ferndale Food Bank with any additional questions at 360-223-0788 or you can email by clicking here.

Potential Quorum Notice – Town Hall Meeting January 23, 2019

NOTICE OF A POTENTIAL QUORUM

Notice is hereby given that one or more members of the Ferndale City Council may attend the following meeting:

Town Meeting – A Visioning Workshop for a Ferndale City Center Plan

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Pioneer Pavilion 

2007 Cherry Street  Ferndale, WA

This meeting is sponsored by Western Washington University and the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the meeting is a visioning workshop for a Ferndale City Center Plan. Planning topics include: Transportation Solutions, Urban Infill, Architectural Character, Safe Routes to School, Habitat Enhancement, Public Parking, Park and Trails, Flood Risk Reduction, Children’s Activities.

This is an Open Public Meeting as outlined by the Open Public Meetings Act, and members of the public are invited to attend and observe.

        Susan Duncan, City Clerk

Parks and Rec Activity Survey 2019

Last year, over 3,000 residents enjoyed free recreational activities in Ferndale’s parks. In 2019, we want to bring you even more great parks and rec offerings. Help us decide which events to sponsor by taking our 2019 Parks and Rec Activity Survey.

Parks and Rec Activity Survey 2019

Your responses to this survey shape what events we host and how we advertise them in 2019. The whole survey should take about six minutes to complete, we appreciate your input.

For more information or questions, please call Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email him by clicking here.

Explore Ferndale with our Online Map Viewer

Curious what lies beneath your neighborhood? Explore our city with our Online Map Viewer. Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist Brenna Sterling-Borgognoni works full-time to update and expand the information available the public through this resource.

Click Here to Access Online Map Viewer

Using our Online Map Viewer, you can explore where the water lines are located in your neighborhood, what upcoming public works projects are planned in your area and where exactly that property line is located.

These sort of tools allow the city to identify crime hot spots, locate neighborhood needs and plan for the future.

Toggle through the layers using the checkboxes on the right to discover new features. For more information on our Online Map Viewer, please call Brenna at (360) 685-2371 or email her by clicking here.

Town Meeting: Planning Ferndale’s Downtown Future



Town Meeting

A Visioning Workshop for a Ferndale City Center Plan

Pioneer Pavilion
2007 Cherry Street
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 2019 at 6pm

Western Washington University (in collaboration with the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ferndale) is holding a Visioning Workshop for the Downtown area. A town meeting will be held on January 23rd at 6PM in the Pioneer Pavilion. and we want your input!

We want the public’s thoughts on problems and opportunities in the Ferndale Downtown. Everything from transportation, character, habitat, parking, flood risk, parks and trails, the whole spread of options. There will be Children’s activities to bring the little ones.

WWU’s planning classes will use this feedback to propose solutions for the Downtown. The findings will be presented to the City Council and the Planning Commission later this year.

For more information, please contact Riley Sweeney, Communications Officer with the City of Ferndale at (360) 685-2353 or email him by clicking here.

Traffic Impacts at Third Avenue and Alder St. Jan. 11th-17th

The broken water main

On Jan. 10th, a water main ruptured at the intersection of Third Avenue and Alder St. The Public Works crew are onsite through Jan 17th working to repair the broken pipe.

On Monday Jan. 14th, there will be flaggers and alternating traffic through the impacted intersection. On Tuesday, Jan. 15th the entire intersection will be closed for more extensive repairs and will remain closed through Thursday, Jan. 17th.

Please obey all traffic direction from flaggers and avoid the impacted area if possible. For more information, please call Ferndale Public Works at (360) 384-4006.

Host an Event in Ferndale!

Whether you are planning a concert at our historic Pioneer Village, renting a park shelter for a family reunion or requesting to close Main Street for a festival with thousands of attendees, we are ready and excited to help you host your event in Ferndale.

We have recently updated our Parks Rentals and Special Events forms, merging them into one easy document and updating our park rental fees to make it easier than ever for your event team.

You can find the updated form and fees here. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Toni Segerman via email (click here) or phone at (360) 685-2369 with any questions.