FERNDALE, MICHIGAN

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Little Princess Dance

Join us for a night of music, dancing, and fun at our Little Princess Dance! This year’s ball will take place on Saturday, February 17th at 6pm.

Everything You Need to Know About the Presidential Primary Election

The Presidential Primary Election is on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. For individuals on the absentee application list or the absentee ballot list who have received the ballot request forms, please return them with your selected political party as soon as possible. It's also not too late to request an absentee ballot. If you haven’t applied for an absentee ballot but would still like to, please visit https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/AVApplication/Index.

Celebrate Black History Month!

The City of Ferndale is proud to recognize and celebrate Black History Month. This month recognizes the historic triumphs and achievements of the Black community. We encourage you to follow along this month with us and Downtown Ferndale as we recognize black leaders—historical figures, community members, business owners, and City staff. We're also extra thrilled, proud, and moved to honor Ferndale's first black Mayor, Raylon Leaks-May. Please join us in this celebration all month long! ❤️💛💚

Reflections and Resolutions: 2023-2024

We'd like to recognize our incredible City departments and community members and highlight major accomplishments of 2023, along with resolutions for 2024—and how the public can help achieve these goals!

Current Water Main Breaks, Hydrant Use, and Brown Water

It can be alarming to see brown water coming out of the faucets of your house, but it’s likely to happen at some point due to water pressure fluctuations for a variety of reasons—construction, a broken water main, fire hydrant maintenance, etc. The good news is that most of the time there is no reason to worry and it's typically an easy fix. View this article for active water main breaks, hydrant uses, or brown water reports in your area.

Fern & Learn Returns!

Want to get to know your local government? It's time for season two of Fern & Learn—your Ferndale government 101 community course. Get an up close and personal look into the behind-the-scenes workings of the City with this 8-week class.

Police Department Reflections and Resolutions: 2023-2024

We'd like to recognize our amazing Police Department and highlight major accomplishments of 2023, along with resolutions for 2024—and how the public can help achieve these goals!

ZoneFerndale Survey Participation

Help shape the future of Ferndale by making zoning laws more accessible, inclusive, equitable, and sustainable through ZoneFerndale. Your voice matters and your participation is crucial. Please take a few minutes to complete the four surveys on design, housing, equity, and sustainability at zoneferndale.com/participate. The surveys close on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

Public Works Department Reflections and Resolutions: 2023-2024

We'd like to recognize our amazing Public Works Department and highlight major accomplishments of 2023, along with resolutions for 2024—and how the public can help achieve these goals!

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments Awards $226,880 to Ferndale Park Sidewalk Upgrades

Amazing news! We're very pleased to announce that our friends at the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) have awarded Ferndale $226,880 for park sidewalk improvements!

SMART Mobility Study

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) is looking for voices in the upcoming public meetings in the SMARTer Mobility Study. How can the SMART transit network work better for you and the rest of Southeast Michigan?

RainSmart Rebate Pilot Program

Oakland County is offering an amazing RainSmart Rebate Pilot Program for residents who would like to install green stormwater infrastructure on their property. 🛢️🌧️🌼 It's the perfect way to beautify your space, effectively manage stormwater, and be an environmental leader in the community!

Fire Department Reflections and Resolutions: 2023-2024

We'd like to recognize our incredible Fire department and highlight major accomplishments of 2023, along with resolutions for 2024—and how the public can help achieve these goals!

City Hall 2023 Hours

Happy Holidays, Ferndale! City Hall will experience a few holiday closures the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Day.

Ferndale Receives Perfect Score from Human Rights Campaign and Equality Federation Institute

For the sixth year in a row, the City of Ferndale has received a perfect score for inclusive policies from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute.

2023 Elks #1588 Law and Order Awards

The annual Elks #1588 Law and Order Awards recognized seven City employees and community members. Kate Reynolds, Exalted Ruler of the Elks Officers, said it best, “These heroes here tonight make Ferndale a home.” 💚

Residential Print Water Bill File Error: New Bills Sent Out

October 30 Update: Residents who previously received an incorrect print water bill have been mailed a second bill with the correct information. This is not a double charge or a second bill. If you have paid the bill balance already, there is no other action needed at this time.

2023 Public Auction City of Ferndale

A public auction will be held for vehicles that have been deemed abandoned by the Ferndale Police Department on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Mayor Piana Receives Prestigious MML Leadership and Public Service Award

Mayor Melanie Piana has received the Michael A. Guido Leadership and Public Service Award from the Michigan Municipal League.

Ferndale Community Foundation Accepting 2023 Nonprofit Grant Applications

Apply now for the Ferndale Community Group Foundation 2023 grant application – providing funding to in-need community groups in the areas of health, culture, education, the arts, and other human services.

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