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.
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
The following article recently ran in the Whatcom County News under the title:
What to know when a salesperson knocks on your door in Whatcom County
To view this newsletter, click HERE.
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.
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.
This memo provides instructions and schedule for finishing the project, the result of which will be a better and more rational distribution of mailboxes in our community.
To access this memo, click HERE.
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:
Please “CLICK” on the following URL to access updated information concerning the Mailbox Relocation Project.
Governor Inslee announces COVID-19 vaccine approval by multi-state workgroup.
Access the news release HERE.
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:
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