Politics & Government
May 4th 2013
The Association is also involved with hosting the annual Memorial Day Parade. This year’s parade takes place on Monday, May 27 at 10am. Due to the West 9 Mile construction, the parade will go South down Woodward Avenue from Cambourne to W. 9 Mile, but will turn onto Allen and continue along W. Troy to the Memorial Mall.
May 3rd 2013
In order to keep business owners and the public informed about progress on the W. 9 Mile project, the DDA will be giving updates on their website, www.downtownferndale.com, and they’ve created a Facebook Page called “How the West was One.”
May 2nd 2013
It’s garage sale season in Ferndale! If you are conducting a garage sale please remember these regulations:
May 2nd 2013
Curry went through industry arguments about fracking, refuting them one-by-one, often with DEQ [Department of Environmental Quality] documentation. DEQ representative Hal Fitch came to a discussion with Curry previously…
May 1st 2013
For complete budget details, including an easy-to-follow guide, download the City’s Budget Report here – http://ferndale115.com/nuevo/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Final-2014_2015-Budget-Book.pdf. Information can also be found on the City of Ferndale website at http://www.ferndale-mi.com/.
April 26th 2013
Four Ferndale students were among those who visited the County Complex on April 22 to learn about County Government through many activities including a demonstration from County Sheriff Mike Bouchard and words of advice from elected officials like Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Youth in Government Day is a 33 year tradition.
April 24th 2013
Adjacent home and business owners, as well as community stakeholders, are invited to engage in the process before final designs are approved and construction begins for the corridor. The meeting will occur April 24th, 2013 at 6:00pm in the Ferndale Public Library located at 222 E Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, Michigan 48220.
April 19th 2013
Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter gave his state of the City address on Thursday night at The Local Kitchen and Bar. Hosted by the Ferndale Area Chamber, this event brought people out to hear what’s going on around town. Coulter introduced new neighborhood programs, touted The Mayor’s Business Council, and explained some of the financial impediments facing the city.
April 17th 2013
Council members agreed to dip into the General Fund in order to retain the four firefighters through the end of the year, at a cost of $186,143.
April 15th 2013
The first resolution would have the Oakland County Animal Shelter save all healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs by the end of 2014.
The second resolution would require the shelter to post monthly statistics on the county website showing what happened to the cats and dogs that entered the shelter – adopted, returned to owner, euthanized.
The third resolution would require the shelter to first offer an animal to a rescue organization before they euthanize it.
April 15th 2013
Then stay for the State of the City Address by Mayor Coulter, which will be open to the public. The State of the City Address will begin promptly at 7:00 pm with doors opening to the public at 6:45 pm.
April 13th 2013
Allied began operating as a valued member of the Ferndale community as a black and white letterpress shop with one small storefront and a handful of employees in 1952.
April 3rd 2013
To address the problem of unpaid bills, Council voted unanimously to remove the $50 quarterly fee. “I’m not comfortable with 1/3 of our accounts being delinquent,” Martin said. “Hopefully this will help people get caught up.”
March 23rd 2013
“How many more times will we get something from our legislature that we can’t undo?” That’s the main question posed by Ferndale resident Bill Lucas. Lucas has started a petition to amend the State Constitution by striking out language that allows legislation to be referendum-proof if there are appropriations attached.
March 18th 2013
The City of Ferndale has released a video to teach people how to use the multi-space parking meters which are expected to be back online March 25.
March 14th 2013
The whole EAA approach is based on the notion that the way to help struggling schools is to take them over and toss out everyone who used to work there. There is no partnership with the local school district (which still has responsibility for other struggling schools), no voice offered to the community, and…
March 12th 2013
The winner’s artwork will appear on the cover of the 2013 Oakland County Directory, and the winner will also receive a $50 gift card. Entries must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 27, 2013. Entries must be …
March 11th 2013
Ferndale City Council has voted to extend free parking until March 24th, and to revert rates back to 50 cents per hour until further study can be done on what rates would be appropriate.
March 9th 2013
County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I’m exceedingly proud of the progress Pontiac has made in bringing its downtown to life and Ferndale continues to amaze with the energy and passion it brings to the program. I congratulate both cities as well as the other winners for the contributions they make to create desirable and viable downtowns.”
March 8th 2013
Issues and Ale is an event series co-sponsored by Michigan Radio and the Center for Michigan designed to engage people in conversations about important issues facing Michigan in an informal atmosphere. Stop by, have a drink, and join in the conversation.