On March 18,2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order No. 2020-15, which temporarily suspends the Michigan Open Meetings Act (OMA) rules requiring meetings of public bodies to be held at a physical place with a physical presence at the meeting. This Order, under the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law,was issued to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health while providing for the general public to continue to be able to participate in government decision-making.
On March 23,2020, the Governor signed Executive Order No. 2020-21, designed to enforce social distancing to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Accordingly, the Ferndale City Council, in compliance with this most recent Executive Order No.2020-21, has cancelled its March 23, 2020 meeting scheduled to be held in its Council Chambers. The Mayor has rescheduled a Ferndale City Council meeting to be held electronically, consistent with Executive Order No. 2020-15, for March 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
As always, the public is invited to participate in City Council’s March 25 electronic meeting. The procedures are as follows.
Access the electronic meeting in one of the following three ways:
Please do NOT access the meeting using both video conference and phone—it creates significant noise feedback.
The following are the procedures by which persons may contact members of the public body to provide input or ask questions about any business that will come before it at its March 25, 2020 meeting.
If you would like to contact City Council about any matter, on the Wednesday, March 25 agenda or otherwise, please do so via the email addresses below:
The Zoom meeting has a chat feature. Chat is considered unofficial comment—it will not be reviewed by City Council, nor will it be entered into official minutes. The City will follow the same rules as they do for social media commentary.
Access & Participation for Persons with Disabilities
For persons with disabilities who wish to participate in City of Ferndale Council’s March 25 meeting: