Special Meeting – Committee of the Whole – October 2, 2019

NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE FERNDALE CITY COUNCIL

          Notice is hereby given that the Ferndale City Council will hold a special meeting on October 2, 2019 at the City of Ferndale Main Conference Room, located at 2095 Main Street. The meeting will begin at 11:00 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, CMC

          City Clerk

          City of Ferndale

          September 30, 2019

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Monday, September 30, 2019 to, Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Monday, September 30, 2019 to, Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7am to 7pm

Douglas Road, between Imhoff Road and S Church Road

Drivers should expect delays and consider alternative routes as Douglas Road between Imhoff Road and S Church Road will be closed to thru traffic from Monday, September 30, 2019 to Thursday, October 3, 2019, between the hours of 7:00am to 7:00pm. Southbound traffic will be detoured via Imhoff Road to Ulrich Road to Johnston Road to S Church Road to Douglas Road. Northbound traffic will be detoured via S Church Road to Johnston Road to Ulrich Road to Imhoff Road to Douglas Road. Flaggers will be on-site directing traffic. This work is to complete improvements associated with a private development project. Road will remain open during nonworking hours.

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

RFQ for the Thornton Street, Vista Drive to Malloy Avenue Project

CITY OF FERNDALE

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

 FOR

Plans, Specifications, and Engineering Services

The City of Ferndale is seeking qualification statements from Professional Engineering firms with experience providing design services, up to and including: roadway design; surveying; geotechnical investigation, studies and services; permitting; as well as the creation of plans, specifications and estimates for the Thornton Street, Vista Drive to Malloy Avenue  Project. 

This project will reconstruct the and widen Thornton Street to current standards between Vista Drive to Malloy Avenue. Improvements include upgrading the stormwater, water and sanitary sewer utility systems, installation of ADA compliant sidewalks and ramps on both sides of the road, and upgrades to the street lighting where needed.

Questions regarding this Request for Qualifications should be directed to Katy Radder, Public Works Project Manager, via telephone at (360) 684-2377 or via email at KatyRadder@cityofferndale.org.

The City of Ferndale reserves the sole right to terminate this process, to not award a contract, and to cancel or modify this solicitation process at any time. In no event will the City, or any of their respective agents, representatives, consultants, directors, officers, or employees, be liable for, or otherwise obligated to reimburse, the costs incurred in preparation of this RFQ, or any related costs. The prospective consultant teams shall wholly absorb all costs incurred in the preparation and presentation of the submittals. The RFQ submittals will become the property of the City of Ferndale.

Interested firms shall submit four copies of a Statement of Qualifications that contains the following:

  1. Cover Letter. 
  2. Qualifications: 

Outline the qualifications of the firm to perform this work. 

Project management; provide an organizational chart of the proposed consulting team and a short resume of all key people listed on the chart. 

  • References:

Provide a list of projects that were similar in scope. Project list should include year completed, budget, scope and reference contact. 

The Statement of Qualification submittal shall be a maximum of 10 unbound single-sided pages, including cover letter. 

RFQ SUBMITTAL DEADLINE AND DELIVERY LOCATION

All responses shall be made in writing.  Responses by FAX will not be accepted.  Sealed responses will be received by the Public Works Department of the City of Ferndale, Washington up to the hour of 5:00 p.m., Friday, October 11th, 2019. Responses delivered later will not be accepted. The City of Ferndale is not responsible for delays in delivery.

All responses to this request that are mailed through the United States Postal Service shall be addressed to the Public Works Department, City of Ferndale, P.O. Box 936, Ferndale, WA 98248. Hand-delivered responses, or responses not sent through the USPS, shall be delivered to the Public Works Department, 2nd floor front counter, City of Ferndale, 2095 Main Street, Ferndale, Washington. The United States Postal Service will NOT deliver to the street address.  All responses shall be placed in a sealed envelope, which is clearly marked “THORNTON STREET, VISTA DRIVE TO MALLOY AVENUE PROJECT RFQ”.

The City of Ferndale is committed to providing equal opportunities to State of Washington certified Minority, Disadvantaged and Women’s Business Enterprises in contracting activities. (Section 4 of Chapter 56, Laws of 1975, 1st Ex. Sess. State of Washington.).

The City of Ferndale reserves the right to cancel this request or reject any and all responses submitted or to waive any minor formalities of this call if the best interest of the City would be served.

City of Frightdale Halloween Contest 2019

It’s time for our annual City of Frightdale Halloween Decorating Contest!

Deck out your home for Halloween and send a picture to rileysweeney@cityofferndale.org by October 30th. Our judges will pick three winners to receive Woods Coffee cards.

  • Suzanne Nevan executive director of the Ferndale Food Bank
  • Jamie Plenkovich coach of the FHS Golden Eagles
  • Former Ferndale and current Lynden Police Chief Michael Knapp
  • Hanna Willis director of Ferndale Dance
  • Susan Cole chair of the Planning Commission

We look forward to seeing your spooky decorations!

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, September 19, 2019 and Friday, September 20, 2019, 7am – 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: Thursday, September 19, 2019 and Friday, September 20, 2019, 7am – 7pm

LaBounty Drive, between Nordic Way and West Smith Road

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on LaBounty Drive, between Nordic Way and West Smith Road on Thursday, September 19, 2019 and Friday, September 20, 2019, 7am – 7pm. 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.

Residents Save Over 8.9 Million Gallons of Water this Summer

Residents Save Over 8.9 Million Gallons of Water this Summer

This summer, thanks to conservation efforts by the people of Ferndale, the city as a whole saved more than 8.9 million gallons of water from being used as compared to last year. Water usage for July and August was the lowest water usage in the last six years.

A combination of the mandatory watering restrictions, outreach to the community and individual conservation efforts resulted in easing the load on the local aquifer, saving wear and tear on the city’s utility system, helping to reduce or prolong some capitol improvements and lower water bills for residents.

“While we are working to secure our new well and expand our water treatment plant, we appreciate everyone doing their part to conserve this summer,” said Public Works Director Kevin Renz. “Letting your lawn mature to gold each year really does have a big impact.”

The mandatory watering restrictions expire on Sunday, Sept. 15th. With the temperatures dropping and the fall rainy weather arriving, residents are welcome to use water how they see fit; however conservation can have a big impact on an individual utility bill, and being attentive to water us helps further conserve this resource. For more ideas on how to conserve water, go to www.cityofferndale.org/water.

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