The Irony Report from Small Town America-Episode 3 / Now it’s a waiting game, Toni Lyons

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The current state of the Clock Tower Project

August 2, 2016  Toni Lyons

We return to the ongoing story of the Ferndale Clock Tower.

In early July, I accompanied Art and Margaret, the owners and builders of this nearly-completed landmark, to a courtroom on the second floor of the Whatcom County Court House. The City of Ferndale vs. The Rojszas, Superior Court–Take Three.

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Building permit problems with the Rojszas: July 29, 2010 Public Record / Facebook post, Walter Haugen

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2 hrs  February 18, 2016  Walter Haugen

Here is a page of notes from Jori Burnett, Community Development Director, City of Ferndale. It is dated July 29, 2010 and comes from a public records request. It concerns a discussion with Richard Langabeer, the general counsel for the City of Ferndale, on the building permit problems with the Rojszas. Continue reading

Ferndale told not to stand in way of Rojszas making needed improvements / Facebook post, Walter Haugen

discover ferndale clocktower9 mins  February 17, 2016  Walter Haugen

I was in the courtroom in support of the Rojszas on Feb. 12th. The article writer here [on Discover Ferndale at this link: https://www.discoverferndale.com/clock-tower-builder-survives-another-round-in-court/ ] makes it seem that the City won a victory against those “damn foreigners.” Continue reading