Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Monday, June 11th from 9am-2pm

Notice of Traffic Revision and Possible Delays: Monday, June 11th from 9am-2pm

Vista Drive and Washington Street Intersection.

Drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes for Monday, June 11th from 9am to 2pm to allow crews to complete work in association with the Washington Street Improvement Project. Work will take place at the intersection of Vista Drive and the west side of Washington Street, while this section of Washington Street remains closed drivers traveling from the east side of Washington Street, turning right onto Vista Drive and Vista Drive traffic will be impacted as Vista Drive is reduced to one-lane alternating traffic. Flaggers will be on-site assisting traffic.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006. For more information on this project, please visit our website at:https://www.cityofferndale.org/public-works-department/capital-projects/washington-street-main-street-to-vista-drive-project/

Summary of June 4th, 2018 Council meeting

You can find all the related Agenda Documents here

City Council Agenda Follow-Up

June 4, 2018

 
CALL TO ORDER/FLAG SALUTE/ROLL CALL  
PUBLIC COMMENT INFO ONLY
CONSENT AGENDA

Councilmember Watson moved, and Councilmember G. Hansen seconded, to approve the consent agenda. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

APPROVED

 

INTRODUCTION: Brian Lewellen, Police Officer INFO ONLY
PRESENTATION: Susan Marks, Commission Against Domestic Violence INFO ONLY
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATE: PUD Overview

Associate Planner Haylie Miller reviewed the process for a Planned Unit Development (PUD)

 

 

INFO ONLY

 

PUBLIC HEARING: 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program Resolution

RCW 35.77.010 requires the City to adopt a six-year plan for coordinated transportation program expenditures by July 1st of each year. After the program is adopted, it is submitted to the Secretary of Transportation. Adopting the TIP allows the City to apply for federal grants to secure funding for the projects. The current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is for 2019 – 2024. It is substantially similar to the 2018 – 2023 TIP, and includes the following projects:

 

·         Douglas Road – S. Church to Imhoff – Reconstruct & widen streets

·         Ferndale Terrace Improvement Project – Reconstruct & widen streets

·         Legoe Avenue – Reconstruct & widen streets

·         Main Street – Barrett Rd to East City limits – Reconstruct & widen streets

·         Main/LaBounty Roundabout – 2 lane roundabout, frontage, & signal improvements

·         Pavement Rehabilitation Program – City wide

·         Portal Way Corridor, including pedestrian & bike improvements

·         Sidewalk Program – Repair/Replace/New – City wide

·         Signalization Upgrades – Main Street

·         Slater Road Corridor

·         Thornton Road – Church to Maureen – Curb, gutter, sidewalk, & storm

·         Thornton Road – Vista to Malloy – Curb, gutter, sidewalk, & bike lane

·         Thornton Overcrossing – Bridge over BNSF tracks with connector to 2nd Avenue

·         Washington & Vista Intersection Improvements

 

Councilmember Watson moved, and Councilmember Xczar seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED

INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT – Jail Facility Use

This agreement sets the terms and conditions for the incarceration of City residents in the Whatcom County Jail Facility. Due to the need to renovate the existing facility, the per diem fees have increased from the previous agreement. The term of the agreement is July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020.

Councilmember G. Hansen moved, and Councilmember K. Hansen seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

APPROVED

 

APPROVAL: East Slater Notice of Intent to Annex

Approval of the Notice of Intent to Annex is the first step in the annexation process. A “yes” vote from Council allows the applicants to proceed with the annexation process. The process culminates in a formal Petition to Annex that will be accompanied by fees necessary to pay for a Fiscal Impact Analysis of the costs/benefits of annexation.

The East Slater Urban Growth Area (approximately 149 acres) was added to Ferndale’s UGA in 2016. At that time, the City Council determined that it should be made eligible for annexation, per the City’s Annexation Phasing Plan. All or a majority of the land would likely be subject to a Mixed-Use Commercial or General Business zoning designation.

Councilmember Watson moved, and Councilmember Xczar seconded, to approve the agenda bill. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED

MAYOR REPORTS/COMMENTS

Information only.

COUNCIL REPORTS/COMMENTS

Information only.

 

INFO ONLY

EXECUTIVE SESSION: RCW 42.30.110(b)

Council adjourned to Executive Session at 6:46 p.m. Regular session resumed at 7:01 p.m. Councilmember G. Hansen moved, and Councilmember Kennedy seconded, to pursue the purchase of the property at 2076 Washington Street.

Councilmember Olson moved, and Councilmember Watson seconded, to amend the motion to specify that all monies for the purchase will come from the REET 1 and REET 2 Funds.

On the amendment: MOTION FAILED 1-6, Councilmember Olson in favor.

Councilmember G. Hansen moved, and Councilmember K. Hansen seconded, to amend the motion to specify that funds for the purchase will not come out of the General Fund.

On the amendment: MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

On the main, amended motion: MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

 

 

 

 

APPROVED

AS

AMENDED

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.  

Found and Unclaimed Property Held at Police Station

Found and Unclaimed Property Held at Police Station

Are you missing something? The following found items have been turned in at the Ferndale Police Station. Please stop by and identify them to reclaim them.

Keys, laptop, older hand-held computer, calculator

Casino cards, bicycle, stroller

The Ferndale Police Station is located 2220 Main Street, open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. Please call Kim Martin at (360) 384-3390 with any questions.

June 2nd is “Wear Orange for Gun Safety” Day in Ferndale

At their last meeting, the City Council passed a resolution declaring June 2nd to be “Wear Orange for Gun Safety Day”.

Guns can be a contentious issue but the City understands that there are lots of opportunities for residents of all viewpoints to work together to help keep people safe. Whether it is working to reduce gun violence by tackling the root causes, ensuring the safe storage and ownership of firearms or working with loved ones in times of need to reduce suicide, there is plenty of common ground.

The City has assembled information about gun safety on our website here. Please take a moment to peruse them, it may save a life.

Councilmember Cathy Watson Receives Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Councilmember Cathy Watson Receives Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

This month, the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) awarded Councilmember Cathy Watson an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership in recognition of her service, leadership and educational achievements. The program recognizes,  “Mayors and councilmembers who continue to strive for excellence by attending conferences and trainings, serving their community, and further developing leadership skills.”

Watson, who has been on the City Council since 2012, serves as the Chairperson of the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) Board of Directors, is the council liaison to the Ferndale Arts Commission and Ferndale Senior Center, and volunteers with a number of community organizations including the Ferndale Auxillary Communication Service and teaching school children robotics at the Ferndale Library.

“Every member of Council works hard to ensure we keep up with latest rules, regulations, and best practices, and this AWC program has a been a wonderful way to set learning and leadership goals for myself,” said Watson.

City officials receive the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership after earning 60 credits  AWC trainings and demonstrating community service.

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