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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.

Found Bicycle

Have you misplaced your bicycle recently? If so, contact Michelle with the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5745 to describe and claim your property.

 

Utility Billing Limited Services: March 1st – 6th, 2024

In an effort to streamline services, Utility Billing will have limited services available March 1st through March 6th as the City updates its software systems. The Finance Department will still be available to the public to answer questions related to payment processes, bills, or general account information.

While the City will still be able to receive payments at City Hall or by mail, we encourage customers to make payments through our online Invoice Cloud payment portal found HERE.

Customers are able to securely pay with a credit card, debit card, or with their banking information at no additional charge. We appreciate your patience as we transition to make our services more efficient.

Notice of Traffic Revision: Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

LaBounty Road Closure

Drivers should plan to detour as LaBounty Drive will be CLOSED to through traffic near at 5210 LaBounty Road between Smith Road and Slater Road. The one-day closure is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th, 2024. The traffic revision is in effect from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Through traffic will be detoured via Pacific Highway. Local property access will be maintained throughout the closure. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

This work is associated with a private development project.

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

LaBounty Drive, between Smith Road and Slater Road

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane alternating traffic near 5210 LaBounty Drive between Smith Road and Slater Road. The traffic revision is for Wednesday, February 28th, 2024. 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 project.

This work is associated with a private development project.

Public Works to Begin Water Line Flush Starting Next Week

City crews will be conducting their annual water main flush starting next week. This work will take place between 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., beginning Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, and is anticipated to be completed by the end of June. Water main flushing cleans the mains of mineral deposits that build up naturally inside pipe walls. This is an important part of maintaining our water infrastructure and provides a cleaner, more reliable water supply to your home or business.

While the flush program is taking place, the City will do everything possible to minimize any negative influence on the water system. It is not uncommon for the flushing activity to cause temporary discoloration of the water. If the water in your residence is discolored, run a cold water tap in the bathtub for a few minutes and this should clear the lines in your house. Water customers should not wash white clothes or use their hot water taps when crews are flushing in their area as mineral deposits may stain white laundry.

For more information or questions, please contact Ferndale Public Works at (360) 685-2379.

Now Hiring – Accounting Clerk II

The City is now hiring an Accounting Clerk II. Under the direction of the Finance Director, the Accounting Clerk performs a variety of accounting-related activities involved in accounts payable and cashiering.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, completed job application, and resume by mail:

City of Ferndale
PO Box 936 Ferndale, WA 98248

Or by email: susanduncan@cityofferndale.org

For the application, click here.  Paper application packets are also available at City Hall, 2095 Main Street.

For a complete job description, click here.

The position is open until March 8, 2024.

The City of Ferndale is an Equal Opportunity  Employer.