Ways to Help after the Winter Storm

With the weather finally getting a little warmer and the snow on pause, it is time to begin cleaning up after the winter weather. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Roads are still slick. Whether it is slush or refrozen ice, the roads will continue to be hazardous for the next several days. Go slow, give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go and give everyone generous space, especially when turning.
  2. Clear Your Sidewalks. Per Ferndale Municipal Code, everyone is responsible for the sidewalks in front of their house and business. The snow on the sidewalks are a serious safety hazard and impede first responders trying to access homes and businesses. With the weather giving us a temporary break, now is the time to get out there with a shovel and clear those spaces for everyone’s safety.
  3. Clear your Storm Drains. As the snow melts, it is going to need to go somewhere, and that somewhere is down the storm drain. Make sure that your local storm drain is free from debris so that the melted snow can safely leave your neighborhood. Here’s a quick video to remind you what a storm drain looks like.
  4. Move Your Car. Public Works crews are plowing side streets now that our priority routes are secure. If possible, please park off the street. This allows our plows to access some of the narrower streets.
  5. No Private Plows on City Streets/Right of Way. Public Works takes every precaution possible not to damage our utilities, signs, fire hydrants and other structures. Private companies do not know where these things are and can cause serious damage to City infrastructure. If you do hire a private plow to clear your business parking lot or private street, do not stack the snow on sidewalks – see #2.
  6. Check in on your neighbors. We are small town and we shine best when we act like it. Check in on your neighbors, make sure they’ve got heat, groceries and can get in and out of their houses. This is a perfect opportunity to help each other clear sidewalks and get to know those around you.

We continue to work around the clock to deal with the aftermath of the snow storm. There may be some more snowfall in the forecast so if everyone can take this opportunity and pitch in, it will make it easier for the whole community.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our snow response, please call Communications Officer Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353.

Water Trouble? Probably Frozen Pipes

Currently, the City is not doing any work on the water system so if you are experiencing disruptions in your water service, it is most likely the result of frozen pipes in your house and you need to call a plumber.

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:00am to 7:00pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to Thursday, January 31, 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 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to Thursday, January 31, 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.

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.

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 2019. All interested parties may download application forms 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.

 

 

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 7:00am to 7:00pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 7:00am to 7:00pm

Pheasant Way, between Church Road and Tyler Lane.

Drivers should expect potential delays and consider alternate routes as Pheasant Way between Church Road and Tyler Lane will be closed to thru traffic on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 7am to 7pm.  Westbound traffic will be detoured via Tyler Lane, to Sunshine Drive, to Evergreen Way, to Thornton Street to Church Road. Eastbound traffic will be detoured via Church Road, to Thornton Street, to Evergreen Way, to Sunshine Drive to Tyler Lane. This road closure is to complete utility improvements associated with a private development project. Flaggers will be on site to assist traffic.

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

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