City News

Resident-led Facilities Task Force Report Presented, Received by City Council

Following a six-month appointment, the Resident-led Facilities Task Force presented their final report at a special meeting of the Ferndale City Council on October 17, 2022.

Ferndale Fall Festival Returns Saturday, October 1

Come celebrate the season as the Detroit Curling Club and Martin Road Park is transformed into a Fall-themed wonderland of games, activities, music, and treats on Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Vendor Issue Causing Slow Credit Card Payments

The City of Ferndale's credit card payment provider, Point & Pay, is currently experiencing performance issues that are making it more difficult to accept credit card payments. Issues include periods of extreme slowness, during which credit card transactions take up to five minutes or longer to process, and patchy outages, during which credit card payments cannot be completed. These issues are affecting all Point & Pay customers, including the City of Ferndale, and are system-wide, meaning that both online and in-person transactions are impacted.

Dream Cruise Comes to Ferndale August 19 and 20

The annual Woodward Dream Cruise is back on Friday, August 19, 2022, and Saturday, August 20, 2022. View the schedule of events below.

City's Non-Emergency Lines to be Temporarily Down for Critical Maintenance

The non-emergency phone lines will be temporarily offline for a Critical Routine Maintenance Service starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, to 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 5. These updates are critical to the server.

Storms and Rain: What to Know, When and Who to Call

After weeks of dry conditions, the City received a high-yield rain and storm event on the evening of Wednesday, August 3. There are numerous reports of downed power lines and localized flooding. The following information will provide answers to your frequently asked questions.

Everything You Need to Know About the August 2 Election

The next Primary Election is Tuesday, August 2, 2022. View the information below to cast your vote!

Citizens Police Review & Advisory Board: Ferndale Seeks Community Feedback About Proposed New Ordinance

‍ The City of Ferndale has released a final draft of the new Citizens Police Review and Advisory Board (CPAB) Ordinance. The public is invited and welcomed to review the Ordinance and provide feedback via the public comment survey.

Splash Pad Rules and Operations

The Martin Road Park Splash Pad is here! We’ve seen the feedback regarding the grand opening, so we want to take this opportunity to address some questions and concerns.

Batteries Now Accepted For Recycling at City Hall

Need to recycle old batteries? Did you miss the last recycling event? Not to worry! Thanks to our Zero Waste Program Coordinator, batteries are now accepted for recycling at City Hall.

Summer Property Taxes Available As Of July 1

Summer property taxes are live as of Friday, July 1, 2022. Paper bills have been mailed and should arrive to taxpayers by the second week of July. If you have not received yours by July 15, please email taxbilling@ferndalemi.gov to request a copy.

Fireworks: Important Safety Info

It’s that time again—fireworks season is here. We want to make sure all residents are staying safe, responsible, and courteous during this time. 

Water Rate Increase as Ferndale Plans for Water Infrastructure Needs

On July 1, 2022, the City of Ferndale’s 2022-23 water rate increase will go into effect. The increase was approved by City Council on April 25, 2022, as part of the annual budget process.  

Ferndale Receives Gold Certification for Environmental Leadership

The City of Ferndale has received a gold certification in recognition of environmental leadership by the 2021 Michigan Green Communities Program (MGC). 44 participating Michigan municipalities were awarded gold, silver, or bronze seals of achievement, reflecting community leadership in areas of energy efficiency, climate adaptation and resilience, recycling, environmental justice, and more. Ten communities received bronze and twelve received silver, which positions Ferndale among twenty-two communities to receive the gold certification.  

UPDATED: Rainbow Crosswalk Repainting to Take Place May 31

The Rainbow Crosswalk on West Nine Mile Road will be repainted on Tuesday, May 31, which was previously scheduled for Wednesday, May 25. This will involve a temporary road closure on West Nine Mile, between Woodward and Allen, until the work is complete. There may be some delays, and be sure to follow all posted detours.

City's Online Payment System to be Temporarily Delayed Tuesday, April 24

Ferndale's online payment system, Point and Pay, will be conducting emergency maintenance on the morning of Tuesday, May 24, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and continuing into the late morning hours.

National Public Works Week

The American Public Works Association (APWA) has proclaimed that May 15-21, 2022 is National Public Works Week—an opportunity to thank and celebrate the many DPW employees across the US and Canada, as well as educate the public about the importance of public works in our daily lives: planning, building, managing, and operating at the heart of our local communities to improve everyday quality of life. This year, the theme is "ready and resilient," showcasing the public works professionals who are always ready to serve their communities, and resilient as ever in their abilities to pick themselves up off the ground after encountering challenges.

Police Auto Auction: Thursday, May 19

Notice is hereby given that a public auction will be held on vehicles that have been deemed abandoned by the Ferndale Police Department. The auction will be held at Monaghan’s Towing Inc., 21680 Fern St., Oak Park, MI. 48237, Thursday, May 19, at 10:00 a.m. Terms of Sale: Cash - As - Is - Condition.

The City of Ferndale Joins the Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has commemorated the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

OAKSTEM Tree Planting to Begin This Spring

The City was recently awarded an OAKSTEM grant that offered free trees for residents and business owners as part of the annual tree-planting program. 197 trees were ordered because of the grant, and those who placed an order can expect the trees to be delivered for planting in the next few weeks.

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