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City Hall Sign To Be Replaced Thanks to Wayfinding Grant

Sharp-eyed Main Street drivers may have noticed the demolition of the sign in front of City Hall. Thanks to a matching grant from the Port of Bellingham, the City is able to update the City sign that helps visitors navigate to our City Hall. The current sign was a safety hazard for staff to use and featured our outdated logo. The new sign will match the font and design of the Police Station and Ferndale Library signage and provide a clearer visual landmark. The new sign (artistic rendering below) is expected to be installed in Spring.

Now Accepting Applications for Professional Services for Consultant Roster

City of Ferndale
Public Notice Solicitation of
Professional Services Advertisement

 

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 2018 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 2018 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 emailed 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: 2018 Lateral and Entry Level Applicant Lists

On January 30th and 31st, 2018, the Ferndale Police Department held testing and oral interviews for both lateral and entry level officers.  The three lateral applicants all met the minimum passing standards, as did 12 of the 14 entry level applicants.  On the 1st of February, 2018, the Civil Service Commission reviewed and certified the lists.  Individuals will remain on the lists for a period of one year from date of certification.

Click here to see the list.  All certifications expire February 1, 2019.

Mayoral Proclamation: February 6th, 2018 shall be “Doug Pederson Day”

Golden Eagle Doug Pederson

City of Ferndale
Mayoral Proclamation

WHEREAS, Douglas Irvin Pederson grew up in the City of Ferndale and graduated from Ferndale High School; and

WHEREAS, he served as the head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles starting in 2016; and

WHEREAS, the Eagles went 13-3 in the regular season and made it to Super Bowl LII,

WHEREAS, they defeated the Patriots 41-33, winning Super Bowl LII; and

WHEREAS, Coach Doug Pederson’s leadership was essential to that victory;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Jon Mutchler, Mayor of the City of Ferndale, do hereby proclaim the Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 as:

‘Doug Pederson Day’

in the City of Ferndale, Washington in recognition of his achievements.

Crissy Ford and Rachel Pringle to Receive Mayor’s Citizenship Award

Rachel Pringle and Crissy Ford backstage at FHS

In recognition for their years of service to the children and arts community of Ferndale, Crissy Ford and Rachel Pringle will receive the Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Citizenship this year. The award recognizes those members of the Ferndale community is a new tradition to recognize members of the community for their extraordinary commitment to the betterment of our city.

Ford and Pringle have brought joy, delight and enchantment to the city in their role as theater directors with the Ferndale School District. They have put in the long hours, worked exhausting schedules and managed threadbare budgets to create incredible experiences for performers and attendees alike. Their work includes shows with the Summer Youth Theater (Honk, The Wizard of Oz, The Music Man), Skyline Elementary (Wizard of Oz, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland), Vista and Horizon Middle School (Into the Woods, The Music Man, Once Upon a Mattress, Oklahoma, Little Mermaid, Bye Bye Birdie), Ferndale High School (Guys and Dolls, Cinderella), the Ferndale’s Got Talent fundraiser and more.

Currently, they are directing the upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof, showing February 22nd through March 3rd at the Ferndale High School auditorium.

On behalf of a grateful community, the Mayor recognizes their dedication to inspiring the next generation of performers. The award will be presented to Ford and Pringle at the start of the next City Council meeting, February 5th, 6pm at the City Annex (5694 Second Avenue).

They will be the second annual recipients of the Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Citizenship. In 2017, the award was presented to Jeff Callender.

Now Accepting Applications for Small Works Roster and Vendor List

City of Ferndale

Public Works Department

Small Works Roster and Vendor List

Notice is hereby given that the City of Ferndale Public Works Department is now accepting applications for its Small Works Roster and Vendor List for the year 2018. All interested parties may download application forms from the City’s webpage here. Completed applications 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. Applications are valid for the calendar year in which it is received. A new application must be submitted each year.

Small Works Roster applicants where required by law, must be properly licensed or registered to perform work in the State of Washington. Contractors whose names appear on the Small Works Roster may be contacted from time to time to submit job proposals for contracts in the amount of $300,000 or less (RCW 39.04.155). Vendors whose names appear on the Vendor List may be contacted from time to time to submit quotes for materials, supplies or equipment not connected to a public works project in accordance with RCW 39.04.190.

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.

Mayor Jon Mutchler Visits Sister City Minamiboso, Japan

Mayor Mutchler (right) with Mayor Yutaka Ishii of Minamiboso, Japan

This last week, Mayor Jon Mutchler visited Ferndale’s sister city, Minamiboso, Japan. The mayor was serving as part of a delegation from the Bellingham Sister City Association that was participating in the Wakashio Marathon in nearby Tateyama, Japan.

While in Japan, the Mayor attended a traditional tea ceremony, visited a public elementary school, met the official mascot of Tateyama (“Dappe”), explored a tomato farm, ran a marathon and strengthened the international ties that connect our communities.

In 2016, a delegation from Minamiboso came to Ferndale to celebrate their twenty-fifth anniversary as sister cities. Ferndale hosted a reception, complete with performances, gifts and cultural exchange. Mutchler was able to see some of those gifts on display at the Minamiboso community center (pictured below).

No public funds were expended on this trip, the airfare was provided for by USA Fit Bellingham, a local running group of which the mayor is a member.

Help Choose Our 2018 Parks Activities

Last year, over 2,000 Ferndale residents enjoyed our “Summer of Fun”. They marveled at a solar eclipse, searched for treasure across the City, played tug-a-war with their friends and family and ate delicious food at Star Park. This year, we are expanding our recreational activities to include even more events.

Help us decide which events to hold and when to offer these recreational opportunities by taking our 2018 Parks Activities Survey. It shouldn’t take more than five minutes, and your input will shape what we offer this year.

2018 Parks Activities Survey