Remote Meeting Notice – January 13, 2021 Council Committees

The regularly scheduled Council Committee meetings on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, with staff and Councilmembers accessing the meeting from individual locations. This complies with Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28, as extended through January 19, 2021.

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 Committee meeting begins at 8:00 a.m.

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

The Planning & Land Use Committee has been cancelled.

Utility Bill Printing Error Discovered, No Impact on Billing Statement

In the most recent billing cycle, some Ferndale utility bills were printed with the “Late Notice” language from June 30th. We regret this error.

These bills are the regular notice for the Dec. 31st billing cycle. We have verified that all the rest of the information on the bill is correct, and per Governor Inslee’s order, there are no late fees or shutoffs through April 30th, 2021.

If you have questions about your specific bill, please call or email our utility clerk at 360-384-4269 or utilitybilling@cityofferndale.org.

City Seeks Applicants to serve on Planning Commission

The City has a number of Boards and Commissions that work to advise the Council on a broad array of subjects. These are volunteer positions but absolutely essential to providing quality input to the City’s decision-making process.

Applications are now being accepted for the Planning Commission. This is a four-year term beginning January 1, 2021 and expiring December 31, 2024. To apply, please fill out this application and email it to City Clerk Susan Duncan at susanduncan@cityofferndale.org.

Applications are being accepted now through January 22, 2021.

Now Hiring – Utility Laborer

The City of Ferndale is now hiring a Utility Laborer. This is an entry level position performing a variety of manual labor in the construction, maintenance, and service work of all public facilities, including water, sewer, streets, and maintenance. For a complete job description and application instructions, click here. For an application, click here. The position is open until February 1, 2021.

Work on City Annex, Ferndale Court Underway

Work began this week on City Annex and Court Improvement project which will add additional safety and functionality features to the facility. The project will connect the two buildings, provide new entrance and screening area, and improve building systems.

During construction, parking will be unavailable adjacent to the building in the areas shown in yellow above. The City Annex, and associated parking is scheduled to be reopened by October 1st.

Purchase a Tile at the New Star Park Picnic Shelter

Purchase a Tile in the New Star Park Picnic Shelter

In early 2021, the City will be constructing a Picnic Shelter adjacent to Star Park. This facility will include picnic tables, a large countertop and sink area with running water and artistic features that match the unique character of Star Park.

The base of the sink area will be covered with 4 x 8 ceramic tiles (picture above, equal to about the size of an average brick). These tiles are now available for purchase.

  • As there are only 175 tiles available, purchases are limited to no more than 2 per person. They will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. If we receive your order after the tiles have been sold, we will return your funds.
  • Cost will be $50 per tile.
  • Other opportunities, including sponsorship of picnic tables, will be available at a later time for local businesses.

To purchase a tile, please print and complete this form (one form per tile) with check or money order made out to “City of Ferndale.” Printed forms are also available at the front door of City Hall.

Mail form and payment to City of Ferndale, PO Box 936, Ferndale, WA 98248.

For more information, please contact Communication Officer Riley Sweeney at rileysweeney@cityofferndale.org or (360) 685-2353.

Remote Meeting Notice – January 4, 2021 City Council Meeting

The City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021  (note the time change from the regular start time of 6:00 p.m.) will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams, with staff and Councilmembers accessing the meeting from individual locations. This complies with Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28, as extended through January 19, 2021.

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.

 Members of the public who wish to submit comments on items not on the agenda are encouraged to submit written comments to City Clerk Susan Duncan by emailing susanduncan@cityofferndale.org. Comments received prior to 4:30 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2021 will be read during the public comment period of the meeting and included in the meeting record. For more details on submitting public comments for a remote meeting click here.

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