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EVACUATION NOTICE

EVACUATION NOTICE

Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Ferndale is STRONGLY encouraging and requesting the voluntary evacuation of all residents and businesses in the area south of Main Street between 4th Avenue and the Nooksack River, effective immediately.  The Nooksack River has not yet reached its crest, and the potential exists for the river to breach the existing levee.  Residents and businesses are encouraged to secure and then evacuate their properties; the City will inform the public when it is safe to return.  All residents outside of the voluntary evacuation area are requested to avoid any unnecessary trips and to stay off the roadways, in order for emergency and first responders to effectively respond to the emergency.

Evacuees should exit to the north and Main Street to leave the area.  Temporary shelter is now available at the Ferndale High School cafeteria, which can be accessed off Golden Eagle Drive or Shuksan Drive from Vista Drive or Washington Street.  More to come on more shelter options as information becomes available.  For questions, please call Ferndale City Hall at (360) 384-4006.

Now Accepting Applications for City Council Vacancy

Front Row: Councilmembers Paul Shuey, Herb Porter, Kate Bishop and Ramon Llanos. Back Row: Councilmembers Ryan O’Larey, Erin Gunter, Mayor Greg Hansen and Councilmember Ali Hawkinson

Applications are now being accepted to fill a vacancy on the Ferndale City Council due to the resignation of Councilmember Ramon Llanos.

The vacant seat will be on the November 2021 ballot as a new 4-year term; therefore, the appointed Councilmember will serve only until the November 2021 election is certified, at which point the candidate who prevails in the election will take office and serve for the rest of 2021.

Applicants should plan to attend the January 4, 2021 regular City Council meeting, during which they will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and be briefly interviewed by current Councilmembers. The selected applicant will be sworn in that evening and will begin to serve immediately. For instructions and an application packet, please click here. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 7.

Notice of Traffic Revision: Tuesday, September 27th through Friday, September 30th

Near 5127 LaBounty Drive, between Smith Road and Slater Road

The full road closure of LaBounty Ave. ends on Tuesday, September 27th! However, work continues in the zone around 5127 LaBounty.

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is intermittently reduced to single lane alternating traffic near 5127 LaBounty Drive between Smith Road and Slater Road. The traffic revision begins Tuesday, September 27th and runs through Friday, September 30th. The traffic revision is in effect weekdays from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

This work is associated with a private development project.

Notice of Traffic Revision: Saturday, September 24th from 7am-5pm

Slater Rd. will be closed to through traffic on Saturday, September 24th, between Rural Ave. and LaBounty Dr.

Through traffic drivers should plan to detour as a section of Slater Road will be closed on Saturday, September 24th. The road closure effects Slater Rd. between Rural Ave. and LaBounty Dr. The traffic revision is in effect from 7:00 AM to approximately 5:00 PM. The detour routes Slater Road traffic around the closure via Sunset Ave. to the north. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. This is expected to be a one-day closure.

This closure is for a road paving project.

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

Notice of Traffic Revision: Tuesday, September 20th from 7am-7pm

Slater Rd. will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, September 20,  between Rural Ave. and LaBounty Dr.

Through traffic drivers should plan to detour as a section of Slater Road will be closed on Tuesday, September 20th. The road closure effects Slater Rd. between Rural Ave. and LaBounty Dr. The traffic revision is in effect from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. This is expected to be a one-day closure.

This closure is for road improvement work.

Now Hiring – Utility Billing Clerk

The City of Ferndale is now hiring a Utility Billing Clerk

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here. The position is open until October 10, 2022.

JOB SUMMARY:  Provide assistance to customers with opening and closing utility accounts. Answer customer questions and address customer complaints. Coordinate utility information with other city employees. Administer low-income rate discount program. Monitor utility accounts for accurate billing and timely payments. Coordinate utility information with other city employees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Prepare all reports and operational functions related to bi-monthly utility billings, including:

  1. Accurately enter billing data into utility system; coordinate with meter readers.
  2. Troubleshooting.
  3. Downloading and uploading meter data.  Analysis and follow up of suspected misreads.
  4. Preparation and follow-up of all utility related work orders.
  5. Preparation of customer invoices.
  6. Preparation of outgoing late notice invoicing.
  7. Preparation and coordination of final shut-offs with shop personnel.
  8. Provide customer service to the public, in person and over the telephone; investigate complaints and recommend and apply correct action as necessary to resolve complaints.  Prepare and apply all billing adjustments, in compliance with the City codes.
  9. With minimum supervision, solve problems and negotiate solutions within policy guidelines with the public and other departments.  Contact will be made in writing, by email, by telephone and/or in person.
  10. Prepare and follow up on all utility closing bills, including final meter reads, calculation of fees; and coordination with Title and Escrow companies.
  11. Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Finance Department.
  12. Process refunds.
  13. Process on-line payments and EFT payments.
  14. Process auto-pays and research rejects.
  15. Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; recommend and implement improvements.
  16. Serve as regular cashier.

Special Meeting Notice – Budget Workshop

Notice is hereby given that the Ferndale City Council will hold a special meeting for the purpose of holding a discussion on the 2023 Budget Assumption Document. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the Ferndale City Hall Main Conference Room, 2095 Main Street. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. 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, MMC

City Clerk, City of Ferndale

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Monday, September 12, 2022

Thornton Street between Aquarius Ave. and Maureen Dr.

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane alternating traffic on Thornton Street, between Aquarius Ave. and Maureen Dr. The traffic revision is in effect Monday, September 12th from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours. Work is expected to take one day.

This closure is for utility work associated with a private development project.