City News

Fall Leaf Pickup Begins October 23, 2023

The Public Works Department's complimentary 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.

Martin Road Park Splash Pad Re-Opens for Summer

The wait is over! The Martin Road Park Splash Pad will be ready to spray, soak, and sprinkle for the summer season.

Ferndale Receives Gold Certification for Environmental Leadership for Second Year in a Row

Ferndale was recognized in gold status for environmental leadership by the Michigan Green Communities Program.

Credit and Debit Card Fee Implemented for Parks and Recreation Purchases

Beginning June 1, 2023, the City of Ferndale Parks and Recreation Department will begin implementing a credit card service fee for all credit and debit card purchases.

Drinking Water Revolving Fund Loan Draft Project Plan

The City will be presenting on a Draft Project Plan for a Drinking Water Revolving Fund Loan through the State of Michigan's Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to continue replacing lead service lines at the Monday, May 22 City Council Meeting.

Water Main Breaks, Hydrant Use, & 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.

No Mow May: What You Need To Know About This Initiative

JUNE 1, 2023 UPDATE: Thank you for supporting pollinators and the environment by participating in Ferndale's first No Mow May. We are proud to announce that over 700 households registered for the program in 2023. Please note that as of June 1, enforcement of City code that limits grass height to no greater than 7 inches will resume. Now that you have had May to view your yard in a different way, we want to be sure that you end with a positive outcome. If you set out a lawn sign, be sure to remove it as well, and store it for reuse next year!

City Launches Police Advisory Board Application Process

At their regular meeting held on Feb. 13, Ferndale City Council approved an ordinance establishing a new Community Police Advisory & Review Board (CPARB). The City is now in the process of recruiting citizens interested in serving on the Board, which seeks to improve transparency and build relationships between the community and Ferndale Police Department.

Yard Waste Season Returns Monday, April 3

Yard waste collection is right around the corner! Curbside yard waste pickup will begin on Monday, April 3, 2023, and run through mid-December. Yard waste—including grass clippings, leaves, small sticks, and weeds—is collected weekly on your regular trash day. Yard waste should be placed in either a reusable container with a Ferndale Yard Waste Compost label (labels available at City Hall and the Public Works Yard) or paper kraft bags (available at most local hardware and home improvement stores).

Annual Budget Meeting to be Held Saturday, March 18

Ferndale City Council will hold their annual budget workshop on Saturday, March 18 in City Hall Council Chambers from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ferndale Offers New Residential Rain Barrel Program

The City of Ferndale is pleased to partner with MI Rain Barrel to offer a new community rain barrel program. Residents are eligible to purchase a rain barrel kit at a deep discount thanks to a grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). Rain barrels are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Read on to learn whether a rain barrel is right for your home. Already decided? Purchase your rain barrel now by visiting the MI Rain Barrel signup page.

The Daddy Daughter Dance Returns On February 18, 2023

Join Ferndale Parks and Recreation for the return of the annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at Ferndale High School!

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