Ferndale Water Conservation Schedule for 2021

Ferndale’s mandatory water conservation program for 2021.

Effective June 1 — September 15.

Outdoor watering and irrigation shall be limited to every other day, with even-numbered addresses irrigating only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and odd-numbered addresses irrigating only on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. No outdoor watering or irrigation is authorized on Monday.

Outdoor watering and irrigation is further restricted to the hours between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. and for a period of no longer than 30 minutes. In other words, do not water between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Recognized outdoor water use exceptions are:

  • Watering outdoor potted plant and hanging baskets
  • Watering newly planted lawns (installed within 6 months of the effective date of this resolution)
  • Watering vegetable gardens
  • Drip irrigation systems

Outdoor watering schedule shall be in effect until Sept. 15th, 2019 unless extended by City Council action.

Enforcement

The City is going to lead by example, we have stopped watering Griffintown and VanderYacht parks and are utilizing non-potable water for the Phillip 66 ballfields. The City is also working with our commercial customers to curtail their water use during this time.

A majority of the enforcement will be complaint-based. The fees for violations, as approved by the City Council on August 6th, 2018 are as follows:

1st Offense: Written Warning

2nd Offense: $50

3rd Offense: $125

ATSI Wetland Monitoring

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Aqua-Terr Systems Inc (ATSI), the company that monitors our wetland areas for compliance with management criteria from the WA State Department of Ecology and the US Army Corps of Engineers, will be on-site Tuesday, April 6th for their spring monitoring visit. They are qualified and certified, so do not be alarmed by their activities.

 

ARC Request and Review Responsibility

The purpose of this Board resolution (# 2021-01) is to correct an obsolete reference in the Meadows CC&Rs.

The original process was to submit Architectural Review Committee (ARC) applications to Underwood and Associates LLC in Anacortes where they would be processed for a $350 fee. That process ended when Meadows LLC transferred full responsibility for HOA business to the HOA membership. The current process includes no fees and requires that the applications be submitted to the HOA ARC.

Read the full resolution HERE.

Wetland Maintenance

PLEASE NOTE:

A team from Squalicum Mountain Ecological Restoration will be working in our wetland/protected areas over the next several days as part of their normal maintenance. If you have any questions or issues related to their activities, please contact your Board at the following email address:

meadowsferndalehoa@gmail.com

 

Nubgaard Planned Urban Development

  1. Overview Memo
    Click HERE
  2. Traffic Impact Analysis
    Click HERE
  3. Notes from Public Meeting
    Click HERE
  4. City of Ferndale Point of Contact
    Jesse Ashbaugh: JesseAshbaugh@cityofferndale.org

Ferndale Christmas Tree Disposal Options

Ferndale Christmas tree curbside disposal options

Disposing of live Christmas trees can create a quandary. Fortunately, here in Ferndale there is more than 1 option.

One popular option only requires placing the tree at the curb by 8am on Saturday, January 2nd, where it will be picked up by Ferndale Cub Scout Pack 4026 and hauled away to be recycled into mulch. Trees disposed this way need to be bare of all decorations. Wreaths and other yard debris will not be picked up.

This is an annual community service project and offered for free in neighborhoods located west of I-5 and within Ferndale city limits. You can support the Cub Scouts’ efforts by mailing a donation using the envelope they leave behind. You are asked not to attach donations to the tree.

If that isn’t an option where you live, SSC‘s FoodPlus! subscribers can place their tree inside the SSC provided Toter® (with the lid closed) at no extra charge. If the Toter is full, place the tree out next to it and you will be charged $6 per tree up to 8′ tall.

If you are not a SSC FoodPlus! subscriber you are asked to contact SSC (360-734-3940) to schedule curbside pickup, also for $6 per tree up to 8′ tall. Pickup must be arranged in advance by calling SSC.

Trees left curbside for the Scouts or SSC to pick up should have all decorations, wires, etc. removed.

Inslee News Release

Governor Inslee announces COVID-19 vaccine approval by multi-state workgroup.

Access the news release HERE.

2020 Visit by Santa

The Meadows-Ferndale community will be visited again this year by Santa during his annual food drive.  He will be escorted by decorated antique firetrucks and police department vehicles and will be accompanied by Whatcom County Fire District 7 firefighters and Ferndale Police Department officers.

More details are in the following linked document:

Santa Visit-201213

Mailbox Relocation Project

The MF-HOA Board of Directors is in the process of relocating some of the neighborhood mailboxes in an effort to improve access by residents and service by the USPS. Read about it by following the link below. This memo is basically a “heads up” to prepare for the transition. More information will follow at a later date, but soon.

201030.01 Memo to Homeowners Re Mailbox Relocation