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!
City Council Approves New Citizen Police Advisory and Review Board
2022 Property Tax Reminders
The last day to pay any remaining 2022 summer and/or winter property tax balance is Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Beginning March 1, 2023, all unpaid 2022 property taxes are delinquent and must be paid with additional penalties to the Oakland County Treasurer. During the months of March and April, a revised tax statement from the City of Ferndale must accompany your remittance to the Oakland County Treasurer.
Ferndale City Hall To Display Pan-African Flag In Honor Of Black History Month
For the third year in a row, Ferndale City Council has unanimously passed a resolution to raise the Pan-African flag outside City Hall in honor of Black History Month. The flag will be displayed for the entire month of February.
Community Meeting Held: Flock Safety
The City of Ferndale hosted a community meeting on Jan. 25, 2023, to present information about Flock Safety—a tool that has been proposed by the Ferndale Detectives Bureau.
December 19, 2022 City Council Meetings & Agendas
City Council will hold both of its December meetings on Monday, December 19, 2022.
Ferndale Community Foundation Accepting 2022 Nonprofit Grant Applications
The Ferndale Community Group Foundation—an organization that provides grant funding to in-need community groups in the areas of health, culture, education, the arts, and other human services—has released its grant application for 2022.
The Annual Santa Parade Returns December 3
Santa is coming to town! The annual Santa Parade returns on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. and begins at Harding Park.
City & DDA to Host New Jingle & Mingle Event
It’s the holiday season, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Let’s kick off the winter season of fun, spirit, and giving as we Jingle and Mingle!
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.