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Ferndale City Council agenda items explained

Ferndale City Hall (2019). File photo - Whatcom News

The following letter to members of the Ferndale City Council is provided courtesy of Ferndale City Administrator Jori Burnett. It is regarding the Ferndale City Council meeting agenda for the regular meeting scheduled for 5pm, Monday, April 20th (note the time change, past meetings have been held at 6pm).

This regular City Council meeting will be held using an online video conference format in conformance with current social distancing and the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” mandates.

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.

Under the new format, the 3-minute-each public comment period is being replaced with submissions provided before the meeting. Submissions are to be sent to City Clerk Susan Duncan via email to before 4pm the day of the meeting in order to be included in the meeting record. City staff say those submissions will be included in the meeting record but it is not certain whether they will be included with the other meeting documents or read into the record.

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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.

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