Landscapt Committee Report: Planting Strips

As discussed in the OCT/FALL newsletter, the Board has empowered a committee to help determine what to do with our planting strips. These are the strips of soil between the roadways and sidewalks. They are intended for grass, trees and other decorative items. Ours are not in particularly good shape. Hence the committee.

To view the committee report, click HERE.

Since receiving the report the Board has commenced working with vendors to define final implementation The implementation plan will be provided at a later time.

Speed Monitors: Project Cancellation

The Board of Directors has cancelled the project to assess, and possibly install, speed monitoring devices on Monument Drive.

For and explanation, click HERE.

Tree Watering Bags

The tree watering bags for the trees along our streets do not need to be full.  For an explanation, click HERE.

Invasive and Noxious Weed Alert

The Whatcom County Noxious Weed Control Board has issued an alert concerning Goatsrue, an invasive and noxious species of weed.

This issue is explained in a Board memo that can be accessed by clicking HERE.

The Whatcom County alert flyer can be accessed by clicking HERE.

RESUMPTION OF IN-PERSON BOARD MEETINGS

The Meadows-Ferndale Board of Directors will resume in-person Board meetings on August 23, 2021. Details are in the memo that can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Proper Management of Pets

There have been several recent incidents of improper management of pets.

A memorandum on this topic can be accessed HERE.

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