Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Monday, June 22, 2020, 7am to 5pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Monday, June 22, 2020, 7am to 5pm

Intersection of Slater Road and Rural Avenue

Drivers should expect delays as the traffic signals located at the intersection of Slater Road and Rural Avenue will be temporarily disconnected on Monday, June 22, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Road will remain open during nonworking hours. This work is to complete road improvements associated with a private development project.

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

Shutoffs for Utility Billing Suspended, Resources Available

Usually this week is when our team would be out doing utility shutoffs due to nonpayment. However, in light of COVID-19, we have suspended late payments and shutoffs for the Feb. 28th and April 30th bills. Making a payment today, even a partial payment, can ensure that the bill does not become unmanageable as we gradually return to normal operations.

If you need financial assistance with your utility bill, the Ferndale Community Service Cooperative​ has set up a fund to help residents. More details are available here: http://ferndalecsc.org/

Lost and Found Items from March to June 16, 2020

Have you lost or misplaced an item recently? If one of these items fits the general description of your lost property, contact Kim with the Ferndale Police Department at 360-483-5746 to describe and claim your lost property.

License Plate – Wallet – credit card – jewelry – cellphone – backpack

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Friday, June 26, 2020, 8:30am to 7:30pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Friday, June 26, 2020, 8:30am to 7:30pm

Intersection at Grandview Road and Portal Way

Drivers should expect delays as the traffic signals located at the intersection of Grandview Road (SR 548) and Portal Way will be flashing on Friday, June 26, 2020, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 7:30 PM. 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.

Smith Road Closed Due to Flooding, Detour in Place

06/17/2020 UPDATE: The road has been repaired and reopened

W. Smith Road is closed due to water over the roadway, detour available through LaBounty Drive and Main Street. Please follow all traffic directions.

For questions, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Monday, June 15, 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, June 15, 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.

Included in Monday’s meeting is a Public Hearing regarding the 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program. Members of the public may provide comment during the public hearing by one of the following methods:

  1. Email Public Works Director Kevin Renz prior to the meeting. (kevinrenz@cityofferndale.org)
  2. Phone in when the Mayor announces the opening of the public hearing. 360-685-2385
  3. In-person at 6594 Second Avenue. In-person attendance will be limited to 5 members of the public.

 The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15.

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, June 15 will be included in the meeting record.

Community Organized Parade for 2020 Seniors Set for this Friday

This Friday starting at 7:45pm, graduating Seniors will parade through downtown Ferndale on their way to the graduation celebration at Ferndale High School. This parade is organized by the Senior Class Parent group in consultation with the City of Ferndale, the Ferndale Police Department and the Ferndale School District.

Participants will line up in the Pioneer Parking lot, and overflowing to the Phillip 66 ballfields, at 7:30pm before making their way to Main Street and continuing on through to Ferndale High School.

All participants are advised to practice social distancing during this time and should remain in their vehicles. Practice 6’ separation from other families, and wear masks when such distancing is impractical. Volunteers will be there to help facilitate. Students may drive themselves, have a parent or other driver, and/or may ride together with no more than four people to a car, as per Washington State Phase II requirements.

All vehicles and occupants must follow existing traffic regulations, including observing traffic signals and lights, yielding to pedestrians, wearing seatbelts, observing posted speed limits, and avoiding stoppage during the parade route. Be aware that businesses will still be operating including pick up services for restaurants.

Family and community members are invited to come out and cheer our Seniors on along the parade route. Spectators will need to stay on the sidewalks, not enter the roadway to greet the participants, and should not stop traffic for photos.

Prior to the parade, graduates and their families are encouraged to grab a bite to eat from one of Ferndale’s great restaurants downtown, either dine in or take out.

For those traveling through the City during this time, please utilize alternative routes if possible and obey all traffic direction provided.

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