Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: July 16, 2018 to July 25, 2018 from 7am to 7pm

Notice Traffic Revisions and Possible Delays: July 16, 2018 to July 25, 2018 from 7am to 7pm

Alder Street between Fourth Avenue and Third Avenue

Drivers should expect potential delays and consider alternate routes as Alder Street between Fourth Avenue and Third Avenue will be closed to thru traffic beginning on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 7am to 7pm thru Wednesday, July 25, 2018.  Westbound traffic will be detoured via Third Avenue to Main Street to Fourth Avenue. Eastbound traffic will be detoured via Fourth Avenue to Main Street to Third Avenue. This road closure is to complete utility improvements associated with a private development project. Alder Street will reopen during non-working hours.

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

FREE Music in the Park with Sky Colony this Saturday at 6pm

The Sky Colony

Join us for a free, all ages concert July 14th at 6pm. Jump, dance, hoot and holler at the stage in Pioneer Park with Sky Colony.

The Sky Colony’s sound is a folk rock revival. They describe it as “a mixture of the call of the Cascadian wilderness and an ‘age past’, the 60’s psychedelia era. Time upon time it has been deemed unique, a sound of ‘luminous spirituality that sets a fire in the mind’.” Learn more about them by clicking here.

This event is part of our 2018 “Summer of Fun”. You can find out about more free recreational events by clicking here.

For questions about Music in the Park, please contact Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or email him directly by clicking here.

Traffic Impacts on Vista Drive Weds. July 11th, 7am-7pm

There will be traffic impacts on Vista Drive this Wednesday, July 11th from 7:00am to 7:00pm between Fourth Avenue and the Vista Drive roundabout.

To facilitate work on a waterline in the area, traffic will be reduced down to two lanes, with one lane of traffic shifting into the middle lane. Flaggers will be on hand to direct traffic, drivers are advised to use caution and obey all traffic directions.

Please choose alternate routes if possible. Thank you for your patience.

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

What Should Downtown Ferndale Look Like?

What do you want to see in your downtown? The City is looking to jump start our downtown by encouraging residential and commercial developments that allow folks to live within walking distance of Main Street, and we are soliciting your feedback through social media. You can look at the outline of the Catalyst program that being proposed by clicking here.

As we dig into how to encourage this development, what we need to know from the public is . . .

  • What should these residential buildings look like? 
  • What sorts of businesses would you like to see? 
  • What are good models for Ferndale’s downtown?

Remember that the City does not conduct private development, but we can encourage some projects to move forward through tax incentives.

Share your thoughts on our facebook page by clicking here or if you prefer, email our Community Development Director Jori Burnett by clicking here.

Attend Your First City Council Meeting and Receive a Free Coffee Card

The City of Ferndale wants you to attend a City Council meeting and share what you learned with a neighbor. Come see local politics in action and learn more about what is happening in your city and you could receive a $10 gift card to Woods Coffee as part of our “Brewing over City Business” program.

If this is your first time attending a City Council meeting, you live in Ferndale and are not a student, sign up at the beginning of the meeting to receive a free coffee card. Once the meeting is gaveled close, you will receive the gift card. The City urges you to find a friend, a neighbor or family member and invite them out to coffee and share your experiences.

Democracy is not a spectator sport, and our hope is that this will inspire everyone to engage with their local government and have a better understanding of how the City operates. This is a pilot program to increase transparency and civic participation.

“Brewing over City Business” is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Woods Coffee and support from the Whatcom Community Foundation as part of the Project Neighborly initiative. No city funds were expended to make this happen.

For more information or questions, please contact Communications Officer Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or

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