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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.

City & DDA to Host Second Annual Jingle & Mingle!

The holiday season will soon be underway... plan to join us for a weekend of fun, shopping, and giving as we Jingle & Mingle on November 18 and 19.

Police Department Earns Prestigious Reaccreditation

The Ferndale Police Department has earned Reaccreditation through the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP).

Residential Print Water Bill File Error

Some residents may notice inaccuracies with their water bill due to a file error. But, not to worry! All bills are available via the City's utilities portal, BSA.

Ferndale Fire to Host Open House

The Ferndale Fire Department is hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 14—an afternoon of interactive fire safety programs, CPR training, vehicle extrication demonstrations, fire extinguisher training, and station tours.

Fall Leaf Pickup Begins October 23, 2023

The Public Works Department's Fall Leaf Pickup program begins on Monday, October 23, 2023, at 7:00 a.m. Be sure to review the schedule for the 2023 leaf pickup season.

Ferndale Fall Festival Returns; Register Now!

The annual fall festival returns on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Martin Road Park! Register now for the fall-themed wonderland.

Woodward Moves Project Enters Final Stages; Detours Expected

As the Woodward Moves road resurfacing and improvement project nears its final phase, the City has learned of three detours going into effect by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for residents and visitors to be aware of. 

Finance Review Committee Launches; Citizen Appointments Confirmed

Ferndale City Council approved the appointments of nine members to serve on the new citizen-led Finance Review Committee, which is tasked with studying the impacts of the City’s Headlee override millage and how its 2025 expiration would impact general operations and a proposed long-term facilities prioritization plan.  

Ferndale Fire Department Receives Workforce Grant for Paramedic Training

The Ferndale Fire Department was awarded an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Workforce grant through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to fund Paramedic training.

BS&A, City's Online Payment Servicer, Experiencing Technical Issues

BS&A, the City's third-party online payment portal, is currently experiencing technical issues.

Fire Department Investigating Reports of Gas Smell in East Ferndale

The Ferndale Fire Department is asking people to avoid the area of W. Jarvis and Wanda Streets due to possible elevated gas levels in the air.

City Launches Finance Review Committee Application Process

The City of Ferndale is now recruiting citizens interested in joining the newly-created Finance Review Committee to study and advise on the impacts of the City’s Headlee override millage.

City to Host Juneteenth Celebration

‍The City of Ferndale is excited to announce the return of the annual Juneteenth Celebration—a national holiday commemorating June 19, 1865, when emancipation finally reached the last confederate state.

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