FERNDALE, MICHIGAN

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Everything You Need to Know About the August 6, 2024, Election

The August Primary Election is on August 6, 2024. Voters will nominate candidates to represent the major political parties for the November General Election. This election does not include presidential candidates—the Presidential Primary Election was held in February.

New Parking Rates as of Monday, July 1, 2024

New Ferndale parking rates are in effect as of July 1, 2024. Parking at The dot structure is now $1.25 per hour, all other surface lots are $1.35 per hour, and on-street parking is now $1.60. All parking is still free on Sundays and 14 holidays throughout the year.

Current Water Main Breaks, Hydrant Use, and 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. View this article for active water main breaks, hydrant uses, or brown water reports in your area.

August 6, 2024, Primary Election

The August Primary Election is on August 6, 2024. Voters will nominate candidates to represent the major political parties for the November General Election. This election does not include presidential candidates—the Presidential Primary Election was held in February.

Cost-Savings Double Play: City Manager's Office Presents First Budget Efficiency Report

The City Manager's Office presented its first budget efficiency report highlighting City Council’s and staff's efforts to achieve substantial cost savings

June 20, 2024, Payment Notice

If you need to make a payment for your tax bill, water bill, parking permit, or dog license, please do so online at bsaonline.com/?uid=512 or by drop box, attached to the Ferndale City Hall building at 300 E. Nine Mile Road.

Martin Road Recreation Facility Survey

We want to hear from you! If you weren't able to make it to the last Martin Road Facility vision-casting meeting, you can share your thoughts virtually. This survey mirrors the questions and discussion that were asked during the session. There will be two more in-person meetings on Thursday, June 27, 2024, and Thursday, August 8, 2024.

The Splash Pad is Open for the Summer!

It’s heating up, and we have just the thing to cool you off. The Martin Road Park Splash Pad is officially open for the summer season!  Thank you for your patience as we navigated some maintenance and safety measures.

2024 Budget Resources

We know you may have questions about the City's finances, and we're here to give you answers! It's important to stay in the know about the City's current expenses and budgeting, the Headlee Override Millage, and what the future of Ferndale is as we move into the millage expiration. There are many resources we encourage you to review.

Martin Road Recreation Facility Open House

A new chapter is here, and we need your help writing the story. 📖 We are beyond thrilled to announce that we are in the very, verrrrrrry early stages of conceptualizing a brand new recreation facility at Martin Road Park. This story cannot continue without you, so please save the date and join us for a vision casting meeting at the Curling Club at Martin Road Park on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.

Police Auto Auction: June 13, 2024

Notice is hereby given that a public auction will be held on vehicles that have been deemed abandoned by the Ferndale Police Department. The auction will be held at Monaghan’s Towing Inc., 21680 Fern St., Oak Park, MI. 48237, Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Terms of Sale: Cash - As - Is - Condition.

Woodward Moves Community Safety Session

We've heard your concerns about the bike lanes, and we're happy to announce that we are hosting a resident-led Woodward Safety Meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in City Council Chambers at 6 PM. We're very excited to welcome Jeffrey Carek, a fellow Ferndale resident and Education Director for the League of Michigan Bicyclists. If you can't attend, the event will be live-streamed on YouTube and can be viewed and shared accordingly.

City Council Unanimously Approves Critical Millage Proposals for Nov. Ballot

City Council unanimously approved two important proposals to address vital funding issues for the City's General Fund services as well as critical public safety and recreation facilities needs

Public Facility Tours

Have you ever wondered what a Fire or Police Station is like? 🚓🚒 Check out a guided tour! Our Fire and Police Departments will be hosting facility tours this summer and fall. There are several dates available, but please keep in mind there are some space constraints within the facilities. Dates are reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis with a maximum of ten residents per tour.

Safe Streets Community Workshop

Join us for a community workshop on safe streets on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center, located at 4 Ridge Road, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069. Ferndale and several other local communities are working together to develop a Safety Action Plan, and your feedback is encouraged to help make this happen!

April 17, 2024, Storm Coverage

Wow! This storm was quick but unbelievably wild. We're receiving reports of downed power lines, trees, and even housing materials. Our emergency Police, Fire, and Public Works Crews are actively out and assisting the scenes. In an emergency, always call 911. To report downed trees or water and flooding issues, please call the Public Works Department at 248-546-2519 or report them to SeeClickFix at ferndalemi.gov/contact/report. For all other concerns, call the Police Department's Non-Emergency line at 248-541-3650. Stay safe, Ferndale!

No Mow May 2024

Drum roll please…Now Mow May is back! 🐝 Let’s recap: No Mow May is a voluntary, pollinator-friendly, environmental initiative that allows you to skip mowing your lawn for the entire month of May. Grass and weeds code enforcement will be suspended for the entire month, so there will be no ticketing whatsoever. Just keep in mind that enforcement will resume in June, so please schedule your lawn care accordingly. You can participate however much or little you want, whether that be Low Mow May, or sticking to your normal schedule. Regardless, please bee a good neighbor and refrain from making reports to code enforcement.

Recycling Station Drop-Off Day

The wait is over—the next City recycling station drop off event is here! 🚗♻️ Clean out that clutter and bring your recycled items to Ferndale City Hall. located at 300 E. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale, MI 48220. (Please note: The entrance of the event is off of E. Nine Mile Road, while the exit of the event is off of Troy Street.) The event is on Saturday, May 11, 2024, and will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

The Ferndale Fire Department is hosting an awesome opportunity to provide valuable training and hands-on applications to the community! 🚒 Receive instructor-led training in areas of fire safety, electrical safety, triage, CPR and first aid, disaster response, and emergency preparedness.

Yard Waste Season Begins

Yard waste season begins on Monday, April 1, 2024. Yard waste must be placed in reusable, labeled containers (labels available at City Hall or the Public Works yard), or brown kraft bags. Yard waste is collected on your regular trash day. Generally speaking, yard waste items are not forms of trash or recycling. Permitted items include things like grass and sticks, wood shavings, brush, and more, while non-permitted items include most food, plastic, charcoal, etc. (Did we also mention our compost program?) Contact DPW at 248-546-2519 for more information.

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