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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.
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:
I hope you find this information helpful.
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.
ATSI will be on-site today (Tuesday, 25 August) to conduct their fall monitoring and data collection for our Wetland areas.
From: My Ferndale News on JULY 23, 2020 AT 2:06 PM
Officials with the Whatcom County Fire Marshal’s Office announced today due to the warm weather conditions ahead and decreasing fuel moisture levels they will be enacting restrictions on open burning throughout unincorporated Whatcom County starting at 8 am on Monday, July 27th.
Officials with the Whatcom County Fire District 11, serving Lummi Island, also have announced fire danger will be raised to “HIGH”, also at 8 am on Monday, July 27th, and a burn ban will go into effect for the island at that time.
Whatcom County Fire District 17, serving the Sandy Point region, implemented a permanent burn ban this year prohibiting residential yard debris, beach debris and land clearing fires at any time.
A similar permanent burn ban is in place within the City of Ferndale and surrounding Urban Growth Areas.
In areas with burn bans in effect, recreational fires (e.g. campfires) are still allowed only if less than 2-feet in diameter, be at least 25 feet from structures, burn only seasoned firewood or charcoal and there is a charged garden hose or 10 gallons of water with a bucket nearby. All fires must be cold to touch prior to leaving alone and no burning is allowed when winds exceed 7 mph.
Someone has spray-painted some obscene graffiti on the “Meadows” sign at the entry to our community from Thornton Road onto Monument Drive.
This act of vandalism has been reported to the Ferndale Police Department. They have advised us that there was a similar incident on Church Road.
We are researching was to remove the graffiti from the stonework and hope to take care of this very quickly.
The Board hopes you are all doing well.
President, Meadows-Ferndale HOA
We have two types of rocky or graveled areas in our wetlands. One type is for the walking path. These are for our use and enjoyment. The other type is not for our use. They are access and maintenance easements for the OFFICIAL USE ONLY of maintenance crews and other officials who may need access — such as first responders for emergency response should there be a fire or health emergency in the wetlands. Our use of these access and maintenance easements is forbidden by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Washington State Department of Ecology who jointly set the rules for our stewardship of the wetlands. For us to go on those trails is essentially TRESPASSING.
To view a document that contains a chart to clarify this issue, please click HERE.
Your Board of Directors
The Washington State Secretary of Health has issued a proclamation explaining and clarifying the requirements for face coverings.
To see the proclamation, click HERE.
On Friday, 26 June 2020 representatives of Windwood Landscape Inc. will be surveying our split-rail fences in order to help us develop a plan for maintenance and repair. They should not require access to your lots, but will be walking along the fenceline just inside the wetland areas. If you have any problems or reservations about this, please let us know through the Board email address at the bottom of the homepage of this website.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
A team of workers from Squalicum Mountain Ecological Restoration, the company that maintains our wetland areas, will be on-site starting Friday, June 12th. Given how much growth we’ve had over the last few weeks, they expect to be working for 4-5 full days. Let’s hope they have good weather.
The link below is to a document with a reminder of the need to submit an application to the Architectural Review Committee for certain changes or improvements to your lot or house exterior. The document provides specific guidance for the ARC requirements or references to where they can be found.
The process is simple and the turnaround time (from submission of application to reply from Board) is usually only a few days.
To open this document, click HERE.