Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to Friday, May 29, 2020 7am to 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to Friday, May 29, 2020 7am to 7pm

Rural Avenue, between Slater Road and Wynn Road

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Rural Avenue, between Slater Road and Wynn Road from Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to Friday, May 29, 2020 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. This work is to complete road improvements associated with a private development project. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. 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: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 7am to 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 7am to 7pm

Slater Road, between Rural Avenue and LaBounty Place

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Slater Road, between Rural Avenue and LaBounty Place, from Tuesday, May 26, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. This work is to complete road improvements associated with a private development project. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

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

Please see attached for traffic control plan.

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Council Committees Remote Meeting Notice

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, with staff and Councilmembers accessing the meeting from individual locations. This complies with Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay at Home Order, which states, in part, that people should refrain from all public gatherings, including civic activities.

These are still open public meetings as defined by the Open Public Meetings Act. The City will be using Microsoft Teams to livestream the meeting. Members of the public do not need to download anything to view the proceedings. To join the live events, click on the following links:

The Public Works & Utilities meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. Public Works & Utilities Committee Meeting

The Finance & Administration Committee meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.  Finance & Administration Committee Meeting

The Planning & Land Use Committee meeting is cancelled.

New Ferndale City Well to be Activated

New Ferndale City Well to be Activated

In the coming weeks, the new City Well will begin supplying groundwater to the Ferndale water system. This well, drilled in 2017, taps a fresh aquifer located over a 1,000 feet below the surface and will provide approximately a quarter of the City’s water supply.

The new well is completed in a separate aquifer than the current supply and will result in some changes to the taste of City water. There are many factors that influence the flavor of City water, not the least of which is your own personal preferences. No matter the taste, the City will ensure the water is safe and reliable.

The City is currently designing the expansion the Water Treatment Plant which is scheduled to be completed in 2021. When that project is completed, the well will provide a larger percentage of the City’s water.

“As we enter the summer months, I am thrilled to see this vital resource come online for the City,” said Mayor Greg Hansen. “That said, water is still a precious resource and we need everyone to practice good conservation this summer.”

For more details on the new city well and ideas on how to conserve water, see www.cityofferndale.org/water

Diagram illustrating the new well, identified as “Shop Well #2”

Ferndale Municipal Court to Resume May 29th

Ferndale Municipal Court to Resume May 29th

Starting May 29th, the Ferndale Municipal Court will hold court for the first time since Gov. Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order went into effect. New sanitization and social distancing protocols will be in effect and participants will be required to wear a face covering. Those who arrive without face coverings will be provided one by the court.

“Justice is an essential function and I am relieved to be able to resume this important work,” said Judge Mark Kaiman. “We will be taking the steps necessary to move forward in a safe and responsible way.” Ferndale Municipal Court deals with cases relating to non-traffic and traffic infractions, criminal misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors.

Ferndale Municipal Court is held on Friday mornings at the City Annex, located at 5694 Second Ave, Ferndale.

Hearings that were scheduled for March 20th through April 24th are being rescheduled in the order they were originally received. For questions about a specific hearing, please contact the Court Clerk at 360.384.2827, or by email at info@ferndalecourts.org.

Recognizing National Public Works Week

This week is National Public Works week and here at the City of Ferndale, we are so thankful for our hardworking team of public works professionals.

They deliver safe, clean drinking water to over 14,00 residents, maintain and repair hundreds of miles of road, sidewalk and utilities and protect us from rising flood waters. They help build our transportation infrastructure, and maintain our parks and playgrounds.

Everywhere you go in Ferndale, you can see their hard work in action. Please join us in giving them a heartfelt thank you for all they do on behalf of our community.

Background on the New Ferndale Well

The City is gearing up to activate a new well and integrate that water into our water supply. In the next couple of weeks, the City will share more information about what that means for our community. In the meantime, here’s a video the City released last year that provides some background about the new well and water treatment plant.

Monday, May 18, 2020 City Council Remote Meeting Notice

The City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m.  (Note the time change from the regular starting time of 6:00 p.m.) on Monday, May 18, 2020 will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, with staff and Councilmembers accessing the meeting from individual locations This complies with Governor Jay Inslee’s Stay at Home Order, which states, in part, that people should refrain from all public gatherings, including civic activities.

This is still an open public meeting as defined by the Open Public Meetings Act. The City will be using Microsoft Teams to livestream the council meeting. Members of the public do not need to download anything to view the proceedings. To join the meeting, click here.

 The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18.

The public comment session at the opening of the meeting has been cancelled until further notice. Members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments to City Clerk Susan Duncan by emailing susanduncan@cityofferndale.org. Comments received prior to 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 18 will be included in the meeting record.

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