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Election Workers

Precinct Inspectors

Looking for a great way to get involved, meet new people, and earn some money—but don’t have a lot of time to devote? Become an election inspector!

Ferndale’s nine precincts and two absentee voter counting boards are staffed by precinct inspectors each election from 6:00 a.m. until polls close and election procedures are completed at the end of the night. The more staff we have, the faster and smoother the process goes for everyone. On June 13, 2016 City Council approved an increase in compensation to $11.00 per hour for precinct inspectors and $13.00 an hour for chairs.

If you’re interested in getting involved, we’d love to hear from you. Start by checking out the job description and the qualifications below, then complete the Precinct Inspector Application. Note: Michigan law requires that your application be filled out in your own handwriting. When complete, you can either drop off your application at City Hall or mail it to the Ferndale City Clerk's Office, 300 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale MI 48220.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a registered voter in Michigan
  • Must declare political party affiliation on precinct inspector application
  • Must be able to attend training session a weekend before election
  • Must be able to remain with election chair until all procedures are finished on election night
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills are highly desired

Be sure to read our newsletter for even more information for precinct inspectors!

Water Safety Information

The City of Ferndale performs regular water sampling and testing in accordance with the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, and we continue to surpass water quality standards as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The City provides comprehensive information about lead, chemicals, and other contaminants. For more information, see below.

Lead and Your Public Drinking Water

Surpasses EPA water quality standards, per GLWA testing

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) oversees mandatory annual testing of each of their community water suppliers. Most recent testing, courtesy of the 2018 Consumers Annual Water Quality Report, shows levels that once again exceed regulation requirements and standards. To learn more about lead testing and water safety, view Lead and Your Water Supply: An Informational Guide.

PFAS and Your Public Drinking Water

Not detected in any water supply, per GLWA testing

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) oversees mandatory testing of their water supply to ensure that PFAS, or chemical perfluoroalkyl substances, are not present in community drinking water supplies. Most recent testing of water in five sources (Detroit-based Water Works Park, Springwells, and Northeast water treatment plants, Allen Park-based Southwest Water Treatment Plant, and Lake Huron), performed 2222, confirmed that PFAS was not detected at any level/in any water source. You can view the report for more information.

PFAS Report: Southeast Ferndale

February 2019: The City of Ferndale learned from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (now EGLE) of the discovery of PFAS at the privately owned business property located at 1221 Farrow Street, Ferndale, identified as MacDermid, Inc.—a small chemical manufacturing and warehouse facility. Monitoring occurred at the bases of two former waste lagoons, and contamination appears limited to a small, perched zone of groundwater. The designation of this groundwater prevents it from being used as a drinking water source, and stormwater runoff from the contaminated area is captured and treated before discharge to the GLWA. Because this is a reportedly contained issue on private property, EGLE is working directly with the business/property owner(s) to excavate and re-sample. MDEQ recommended no community outreach at this time; the City has elected to publish this information in an effort to maintain transparency and information.

For more information, view the MDEQ report or contact the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

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