Explore Historic Pioneer Village Through New Online Story Map

Ferndale is home to the largest collection of slab cedar houses in the United States and now that collection can be explored from the home thanks to a new online tool. The City of Ferndale has built a story map that allows visitors to view pictures of the cabins and explore their original locations around Whatcom County. The story map interfaces with the City’s mapping system and can be found at www.cityofferndale.org/maps.

The slab cedar houses were some of the first buildings that pioneers constructed in the Pacific Northwest and have been meticulously maintained and restored by the Old Settlers Association and Ferndale Heritage Society over the last hundred years. Visitors can see them in person and take a guided tour Tuesday through Sunday from 11am-4pm at the Pioneer Village at 2000 Cherry St. in Ferndale.

Traffic Impacts on Ferndale Road June 19th – July 5th

Impacted Area

Repairs begin this Wednesday, June 19th on the Ferndale levee adjacent to Star Park and will contiune for approximately two weeks. During this time, traffic will be impacted on Ferndale Road, with delays and closures anticipated.

Access to Star Park from the north should remain unaffected.

Residents are advised to utilize alternative routes if possible during this time. For more information, please call Ferndale Public Works at (360) 384-4006.

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Monday, June 17, 2019 to Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Monday, June 17, 2019 to Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Fourth Avenue, between Main Street and Vista Drive

Drivers should expect delays as traffic will be shifted to utilize the middle lane and temporarily stopped when needed Fourth Avenue, between Main Street and Vista Drive, from Monday, June 17, 2019 to Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:00am to 5:00pm. Flaggers will be on-site directing traffic. This work is to complete improvements associated with a private development project. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

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

Invitation to Bid: First Ave and Main St Intersection Improvements Project

INVITATION TO BID

FOR

FIRST AVE. AND MAIN ST. INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

City Project No. ST2019-01

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by CITY OF FERNDALE that sealed bid proposals will be received by the City of Ferndale at Ferndale City Hall, located at 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington, 98248, (360) 384-4006, until 2 PM on Thursday, June 27, 2019, and will then and there be opened and publicly read for the First Ave. and Main St. Intersection Improvements Project.  

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This contract provides for the reconfiguration of existing pedestrian crossings at the intersection of First Avenue and Main Street in Ferndale, WA.  Work will include removal and replacement of cement concrete sidewalk, curb and ADA ramps; removal of existing signal arms, cabinets and related facilities; concrete flatwork; HMA paving; permanent signage installation; striping; and other work in accordance with the Contract Plans, Special Provisions, the Standard Specifications, including the amendments thereto, and Standard Plans.

Bid Guaranty

All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal.  Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond and payment bond both in an amount of 100 percent (100%) of the contract price within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Ferndale.  All bidders and subcontractors shall have a contractor’s license to work in the State of Washington and a City of Ferndale Business License before starting work. All work performed on this project will be subject to prevailing state wage rates.

Project Documents  

Maps, plans, and specifications may be obtained from the Ferndale Public Works Department, located at Ferndale City Hall upon payment in the amount of $30 for specifications and plan sets.  Informational copies of maps, plans and specifications are on file for inspection at 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington 98248.  An electronic version of the project plans and specifications are available for download on the City of Ferndale website here. If you download the bid documents, you are required to contact the Cityvia email at public-works@cityofferndale.org to be added to the planholders’ list.

Pre-Bid Conference

Bidders, prior to submittal of a bid, may attend a pre-bid conference with the Project Engineer.  The meeting will start on June 20, 2019 at 2 PM at the Ferndale City Hall, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington 98248.  A jobsite visit may follow upon request. 

The City of Ferndale in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 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.

The City of Ferndale is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Minority and Women-Owned firms are encouraged to submit bids.

Susan Duncan

City Clerk – City of Ferndale

Ferndale Record – Published June 12 and 19, 2019

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Monday, June 10, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019, 7:00am to 5:00pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Monday, June 10, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019, 7:00am to 5:00pm

Malloy Avenue, between Sunrise Street and Donna Lane

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Malloy Avenue, between Sunrise Street and Donna Lane from Monday, June 10, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019, 7:00am to 5:00pm. Flaggers will be on-site directing traffic. This work is to complete improvements associated with a private development project. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

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

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Friday, June 7, 2019 to Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 7:00am to 7:00pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Friday, June 7, 2019 to Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 7:00am to 7:00pm

Portal Way, between McKinley Street and Newkirk Road

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Portal Way between McKinley Street and Newkirk Road from Friday, June 7, 2019 to Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Flaggers will be on-site directing traffic. This work is to complete improvements associated with a private development project. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

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

Five Ways to Save Water This Summer

All reports point towards it being a scorching hot summer this year which can have a drastic impact on the local water supply. To help ensure that everyone has the water they need throughout the dry season, the City is implementing a mandatory water conservation schedule based on street address, and limiting it to the hours of 5pm-10am for a period no longer than 30 minutes. Drip irrigation systems, flower and vegetable gardens, potted plants, hanging baskets and newly installed landscaping are all exempt from the restrictions.

For more details on the Water Conservation Schedule, click here.

Following this schedule will help you save money on your water bill, reduce the impact on our environment and help ensure our water system runs strong throughout the season. But that’s not the only way to save water this summer. Here are some other ideas to get you thinking:

1) Install a rain barrel. Rain barrels are great ways to capture water for use on plants and lawns and they are easy to use. For more information on rain barrels, check out www.cityofferndale.org/rainbarrels

2) Become a leak detective. Swing by city hall and pick up your free leaky toilet detection kit. A leaky toilet can add up to an expensive utility bill— a little bit of searching can save you a bundle of money.

3) Consider a new nozzle or faucet. A more efficient faucet, showerhead or garden hose nozzle can give you the same pressure with a fraction of the water use. Swing by your favorite Ferndale hardware store and for a few bucks, you can pick up just what you need.

4) Plant native plants. As tempting as those exotic flowers can be, a native plant garden uses less water and is more resistant to those sudden Pacific Northwest weather weirdness. Check out the WA Native Plant Society (www.wnps.org) for more details.

5) Gold is the new green for lawns. This summer, consider letting your lawn fade to gold. It will return come Spring and in the meantime, experience the cycle of the seasons as your lawn showcases its golden hues during the summer.

Touch-a-Truck at City Hall, May 22nd, 10am-2pm

Come celebrate National Public Works Week by exploring some of the equipment they use. Join us for Touch-a-Truck May 22nd, 10am-2pm in the Ferndale City Hall Parking lot. Climb around in a vactor truck, backhoe or street sweeper and learn more about the exciting world of public works.

For more information, contact Communications Officer Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email at rileysweeney@cityofferndale.org

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