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Ferndale To Hold Second Public Meeting to Refine Skate Park Design

Join New Line Skateparks  and the City of Ferndale on Thursday, March 17th at 6:00PM to review the latest concepts for Metalworks Skate Park. Attendees of this remote meeting will be able to check out the latest design concepts for Metalworks Skate Park and see how previous public input has been incorporated into the design. New Line Skateparks will also provide an update on the work done so far, summarize the feedback already received and provide more opportunities for the public to shape the construction of the park.

The remote meeting can be accessed on March 17th at www.tinyurl.com/MetalworksMeeting2. An online survey will be available after the meeting for additional opportunities to provide feedback. It will be live at www.tinyurl.com/MetalworksSurvey2

Metalworks Skate Park will be constructed in Pioneer Park in Ferndale, and will provide a fun space for people of all ages and abilities to ride, skate, rollerblade or scooter. Construction on Metalworks Skate Park is expected to begin in 2022. For more information, check out www.cityofferndale.org/skatepark or follow #sk8metalworks.

City Council Unanimously Endorses Ferndale School Levy

Ferndale City Council unanimously endorses a YES vote on the Ferndale School District Operations Levy

At their last meeting, the City Council was united in their support for this measure.
“Ferndale students benefit intellectually, emotionally, and physically when these resources and programs are funded. We have a proud history in sports, the arts, and education. Let’s continue to fund these activities that make Ferndale special. As a diverse and non-partisan City Council, we ask that all Ferndale voters approve the Ferndale School District Replacement Levy. Ferndale and its students are worth it!”

Free Make Your Own Dryer Balls Class

Learn basic felting techniques and make your own dryer balls with a free class on January 29th at 11AM from the Ferndale Arts Commission and Northwest Yarns.

All materials provided for the first 100 participants who sign up.

Send an email to FerndaleArtsCommission@gmail.com to register for the class and receive the Zoom link

Ferndale Seeks Input on Design of New Skatepark with Public Meeting Jan. 26th

Calling all skaters and riders, the City of Ferndale wants to hear from you! The City is holding a live webinar to help design Metalworks Skatepark on January 26th at 6PM to gather input on what features would work best for a skate/bmx/scooter facility in Ferndale.

New Line Skateparks, an internationally renowned skatepark design and construction team, will be collecting the feedback and transforming it into a plan so that construction can get underway later this year.

“How do we make an awesome skatepark for Ferndale? Simple. We ask the people who are going to use it and have the best designers make it happen,” said Mayor Greg Hansen. “This is your opportunity to tell us what would work and what wouldn’t.”

Participants can access the meeting over Zoom at www.tinyurl.com/MetalworksMeeting1

There will also be an online survey available from Jan. 26th-Feb 11th as another opportunity to provide input.  It will go live immediately after the meeting and be available at www.tinyurl.com/MetalworksSkatepark

For more information, please visit our project page at www.cityofferndale.org/skatepark

City Offices Closed Monday Jan. 17th for MLK, Jr Day

City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day. The regularly scheduled council meeting will instead be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18th at 5PM.

The City asks all residents to reflect on the life and work of Dr. King during this time. As he said speaking after the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, “We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization . . . freedom and justice through love.” If you have a moment, reflect on his words and what they mean for you as we enter this new year.

Video Message from Mayor Hansen

Ferndale Mayor Greg Hansen provides an update on the City’s actions and preparedness planning for the upcoming severe weather, comments on work and efforts the last couple of weeks after the recent flood, and provides suggestions for how you can best prepare yourselves and help your neighbors.

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Mayor Greg Hansen Speaks on Preparedness

Thursday, November 25, 2021

In looking at the developing forecast for heavy rains and a rising river, Mayor Greg Hansen issued a statement today, “City staff and Public Works crews are on standby today and in the days to follow with all available resources ready to respond if river levels make this necessary.  I encourage individuals to also do what they can to prepare themselves and to help their neighbors.  If you are within a flood area, be prepared to secure your vehicles and belongings. Ferndale residents can also help by cleaning leaves and other debris from around the storm drains near your home.  Please check on your neighbors.  Watch for road closure notices before leaving home, and be patient with each other as this weather evolves.  We will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates as they become available through our website and Facebook page.”

Volunteers Needed for Severe Weather Shelter

The Ferndale Community Service Cooperative is working to set up a temporary severe weather shelter this winter. This would provide a safe, warm place to sleep for individuals and families that have lost power or have nowhere warm to stay when the weather gets extremely cold.

The shelter would be activated at a church in Ferndale when the overnight low is forecasted at 28°F or below (wind chill and precipitation can also be factors) and volunteers will be contacted as soon as possible to sign up for shifts. Volunteers would greet and sign in guests, make coffee, hand out snacks, and monitor the front door and sleeping guests throughout the night.

Volunteers will receive 3 hours of training including on-site orientation and a community course focused on de-escalation techniques, trauma-informed care, and boundary setting. 

“This shelter could mean the difference between a warm bed and a very difficult or dangerous situation,” said Program Coordinator and Councilmember Kate Bishop. “We just need a few caring individuals willing to help.”

More details and the volunteer application are available on the Community Service Cooperative website here.

Star Park Picnic Shelter Ribbon Cutting – Nov. 3rd, 4:30PM at Star Park

Star Park Picnic Shelter

The City of Ferndale invites you to a ribbon cutting for Ferndale’s newest park amenity on Weds. Nov. 3rd at 4:30PM at Star Park.

This ADA accessible shelter includes unique artistic features that align with Star Park, seating for over 60 people and will be a welcome addition to the greater Pioneer Park.

The ribbon cutting will include brief remarks by Mayor Greg Hansen and light refreshments. The shelter will be open to the public throughout the winter season and available to rent for events in the spring.

Thank you to Gray and Osbourne, The Watershed Company and Oceanside Construction, Inc for all their work on this project.

The City also wishes to thank former Rep. Luanne Van Werven for securing a grant to help make this happen.

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