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How would you vote on Tuesday’s City Council agenda items?

FERNDALE, Wash. — The members of the Ferndale City Council are scheduled to meet Tuesday, January 19th, at 5pm via online videoconference for regular meeting of the whole council.

There are no items on the agenda for discussion by the council. although there are some items on the consent agenda that are expected to be approved without discussion. They include

  • Approving a contract with Northwest Hydraulic Consultants for $339,496 to update the City’s Stormwater Comprehensive Plan and create a Stormwater Management Action Plan.
  • Approve an ordinance to amend the City’s Unified Fee Schedule with the following changes:
    • increase water connection fee from $5,991 to $6,150 (within city limits)
    • increase water connection fee from $8,987 to $9,226 (outside city limits)
    • increase sewer connection fee from $10,244 to $10,516 (within city limits)
    • increase sewer connection fee from $15,366 to $15,774 (outside city limits)
  • Approve Mayor Greg Hansen’s appointments to the newly formed Equity Advisory Committee
    • Position #1 – Matthew Durkee – 2-year term, expiring December 31, 2022.
    • Position #2 – Tatiana Stone – 2-year term, expiring December 31, 2022.
    • Position #3 – Dawna Tamira Use – 2-year term, expiring December 31, 2022.
    • Position #4 – Alysa Oradat – 4-year term, expiring December 31, 2024.
    • Position #5 – Stephanie Fox – 4-year term, expiring December 31, 2024.
    • Position #6 – Carmella Hustoft – 4-year term, expiring December 31, 2024.
    • Position #7 – Manuel Reta – 4-year term, expiring December 31, 2024.

There are presentations to the council members on the agenda. They include a monthly update of the progress being made by the catalyst program projects, a City staff presentation highlighting some private projects currently in the City’s permitting system and a City staff presentation about the 2025 update to the Comprehensive Plan.

Regular City Council meetings are being held using an online video conference format in conformance with current physical distancing and the state’s COVID-19 health safety mandates.

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Anyone wanting to watch the online meeting live can click this link just prior to or during the meeting. Nothing needs to be installed since attendees can choose to “watch on the web” via their browser and “join” the video conference anonymously. Attendees’ video and audio inputs will be disabled to prevent meeting disruptions while attendees will still be able to view and hear the meeting participants.

City Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month (or on the following Tuesday in event of a national holiday) and typically (when not held online) in Council Chambers at the City Hall Annex at 5694 2nd Avenue.

Related regular council meeting documents are available online.


How would you vote?

All items below are bundled within the consent agenda (expected to be approved without discussion) which can be viewed by clicking here.

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Approve a contract with Northwest Hydraulic Consultants for $339,496 to update the City's Stormwater Comprehensive Plan and create a Stormwater Management Action Plan.

  • Yes
    (47%, 21 Votes)
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  • No
    (42%, 19 Votes)
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  • Unsure
    (11%, 5 Votes)
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Total Voters: 45

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Approve an ordinance to increase water and sewer connection fees in the City's Unified Fee Schedule

  • No
    (53%, 26 Votes)
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  • Yes
    (41%, 20 Votes)
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  • Unsure
    (6%, 3 Votes)
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Total Voters: 49

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Approve Mayor Greg Hansen's appointments to the newly formed Equity Advisory Committee

  • No
    (48%, 25 Votes)
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  • Yes
    (38%, 20 Votes)
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  • Unsure
    (13%, 7 Votes)
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Total Voters: 52

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