Now Hiring: Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker

The Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Worker & Operator-in-Training (OIT)/Operator performs a wide variety of water and wastewater treatment plant, water distribution and pump station, wastewater collection, pump and lift station, and reservoir operations, maintenance and repairs. The work includes computer operations, lab tests, process controls, and troubleshooting plant and/or systems to ensure proper operation.  The position works under Washington State regulations and procedures for water/wastewater treatment, serves as a utility worker, and responds to complaints, questions, or other matters.

For a complete job description and application instructions, click here

City Council Remote Meeting Notice – September 8, 2020

The City Council meeting at 5:00 p.m.  (Note the time change from the regular starting time of 6:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, September 8, 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 Proclamation 20-28, as extended through October 1, 2020.

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 an extension for the Catalyst Program. Members of the public may provide comment during the public hearing by one of the following methods:

  1. Email Community Development Director Haylie Miller prior to the meeting. (
  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 Tuesday, September 8.

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 Comments received prior to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 8 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.

City Statement on the passing of former Mayor Gerald “Jerry” Landcastle

The City is deeply saddened to learn that former Ferndale mayor Jerry Landcastle has passed away earlier this week. Mr. Landcastle served as Ferndale’s mayor from 2003 to 2007. He oversaw the completion of the Centennial Riverwalk park and while Mayor, he did the detailed work updating our city code and financial processes to help us transition from a small rural community to the growing city we are today. He cared deeply about Ferndale and brought that passion to city hall. Never one to mince words, he was a straight shooter and we deeply appreciate his service to our community and as a veteran, his service to our nation.

Lost and Found Items

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.

Keys – Backpack – Cellphones – Sunglasses – Gift Cards – Suitcase – Watch

Notice – Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays – August 24 – 29

Beginning at 3:00 a.m. Monday, August 24, Washington State Department of Transportation will be working at the SR 548/Grandview Road and Portal Way intersection. The intersection will be closed to vehicle traffic, but signed detours will be in place. Work is scheduled to be completed August 29, weather permitting.

This project is part of WSDOT’s California Creek Fish Passage Project. It will help salmon, steelhead, and other fish reach an additional 6.5 miles of spawning and rearing habitat, which should help increase fish populations and benefit the entire Salish Sea marine environment.

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