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After an overwhelming response, the City Pilot Compost Program has been filled with 400 participants!Residents can expec...
11/05/2021

After an overwhelming response, the City Pilot Compost Program has been filled with 400 participants!

Residents can expect to see the large green compost bins placed around the City in the coming days. It's important for the integrity of the pilot program that everyone follow the rules of the compost sites—most importantly that the bins are only to be used by the registered participants.

For more information, and options on other ways to compost from your home if you weren't able to sign-up for the pilot program, please click here: https://bit.ly/3wjq2mL

After an overwhelming response, the City Pilot Compost Program has been filled with 400 participants!

Residents can expect to see the large green compost bins placed around the City in the coming days. It's important for the integrity of the pilot program that everyone follow the rules of the compost sites—most importantly that the bins are only to be used by the registered participants.

For more information, and options on other ways to compost from your home if you weren't able to sign-up for the pilot program, please click here: https://bit.ly/3wjq2mL

We’re happy to announce the re-launch of our official City of Ferndale Instagram account! We’re only a few years late to...
11/04/2021

We’re happy to announce the re-launch of our official City of Ferndale Instagram account! We’re only a few years late to the game...but better late than never, right? We're excited to bring you more content of all things Ferndale. 📸 Give us a follow! https://www.instagram.com/ferndalemich/

We’re happy to announce the re-launch of our official City of Ferndale Instagram account! We’re only a few years late to the game...but better late than never, right? We're excited to bring you more content of all things Ferndale. 📸 Give us a follow! https://www.instagram.com/ferndalemich/

Want to contribute to Ferndale’s Urban Tree Canopy? 🌳 Residents can now request trees for the spring planting season as ...
11/03/2021

Want to contribute to Ferndale’s Urban Tree Canopy? 🌳 Residents can now request trees for the spring planting season as part of the annual tree-planting program – made possible through an OAKSTEM grant. There are currently 120 free trees available to be planted in front of residential homes. Trees will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until the limit is reached. To learn more about the program and how to apply, click here: https://bit.ly/3nYcxFn

Want to contribute to Ferndale’s Urban Tree Canopy? 🌳 Residents can now request trees for the spring planting season as part of the annual tree-planting program – made possible through an OAKSTEM grant. There are currently 120 free trees available to be planted in front of residential homes. Trees will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until the limit is reached. To learn more about the program and how to apply, click here: https://bit.ly/3nYcxFn

11/03/2021

Message from City Clerk Marne McGrath: the team received a large number of AV (absentee voter) ballots this evening shortly before polls-closing. For those of you watching and waiting for results, these final ballots are being tabulated and processed as we speak, with final results expected soon.

This increase we've seen in AV voting is a great challenge to have--thank you all for voting! We appreciate your patience as we work to ensure that every vote is counted.

The polls are closed, but if you were in line by 8 P.M. please stay in line to vote!
11/03/2021

The polls are closed, but if you were in line by 8 P.M. please stay in line to vote!

The polls are closed, but if you were in line by 8 P.M. please stay in line to vote!

The polls are officially open, Ferndale! Bring your photo ID and head to your polling location before 8 P.M.If you are v...
11/02/2021

The polls are officially open, Ferndale! Bring your photo ID and head to your polling location before 8 P.M.

If you are voting by absentee ballot, it must be in by 8 P.M. today, November, 2. It can be placed in the dropbox outside of City Hall.

The polls are officially open, Ferndale! Bring your photo ID and head to your polling location before 8 P.M.

If you are voting by absentee ballot, it must be in by 8 P.M. today, November, 2. It can be placed in the dropbox outside of City Hall.

Tomorrow is Election Day! *Please be aware that the voting location for precincts 3 and 9 has been moved to Ferndale Hig...
11/01/2021

Tomorrow is Election Day!

*Please be aware that the voting location for precincts 3 and 9 has been moved to Ferndale High School.*

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to cast your vote in person. City Hall is open for anyone who needs to register in Ferndale, or anyone who has moved and needs to update their address. All AV ballots must be signed and in the City’s possession by 8:00 p.m. in order to be counted.

More information can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bktyDO

Tomorrow is Election Day!

*Please be aware that the voting location for precincts 3 and 9 has been moved to Ferndale High School.*

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to cast your vote in person. City Hall is open for anyone who needs to register in Ferndale, or anyone who has moved and needs to update their address. All AV ballots must be signed and in the City’s possession by 8:00 p.m. in order to be counted.

More information can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bktyDO

Curbside leaf pickup continues tomorrow for the West side of the City. 🍂 If possible, please move your vehicles off the ...
10/31/2021
News: Fall Leaf Pickup Returns October 25

Curbside leaf pickup continues tomorrow for the West side of the City. 🍂 If possible, please move your vehicles off the street for leaf pickup on your scheduled day to allow for a smoother pickup process. View the schedule and refresh yourself on the process by following the link below.

Our news item: Fall Leaf Pickup Returns October 25

A reminder that the City doesn't have designated Trick-or-Treat hours--be safe, be a good neighbor, and have fun!For mor...
10/31/2021

A reminder that the City doesn't have designated Trick-or-Treat hours--be safe, be a good neighbor, and have fun!

For more information, click here: https://bit.ly/3BArh1M

A reminder that the City doesn't have designated Trick-or-Treat hours--be safe, be a good neighbor, and have fun!

For more information, click here: https://bit.ly/3BArh1M

The Clerk's Office will be open this weekend for election services only to issue absentee (AV) ballots and register new ...
10/29/2021

The Clerk's Office will be open this weekend for election services only to issue absentee (AV) ballots and register new voters.

Due to road closures for Pig & Whiskey you can access City Hall from the east on Nine Mile; Bermuda, Leland or Paxton to East Nine Mile from the north; and Paxton to East Troy or Nine Mile from the south.

The Clerk's Office will be open this weekend for election services only to issue absentee (AV) ballots and register new voters.

Due to road closures for Pig & Whiskey you can access City Hall from the east on Nine Mile; Bermuda, Leland or Paxton to East Nine Mile from the north; and Paxton to East Troy or Nine Mile from the south.

🚨 Attention Ferndale 🚨  Election day is Tuesday, November 2, and we want to make everyone aware that the voting location...
10/28/2021

🚨 Attention Ferndale 🚨

Election day is Tuesday, November 2, and we want to make everyone aware that the voting location for precincts 3 and 9 has been moved to Ferndale High School.

This is a great time to review polling locations and general election information in an effort to make election day as smooth as possible. More information can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bktyDO

🚨 Attention Ferndale 🚨

Election day is Tuesday, November 2, and we want to make everyone aware that the voting location for precincts 3 and 9 has been moved to Ferndale High School.

This is a great time to review polling locations and general election information in an effort to make election day as smooth as possible. More information can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bktyDO

10/21/2021

We’re currently experiencing technical difficulties with our City cable broadcast channels - WOW and AT&T. Maintenance is in process, and we will provide an update once broadcasting is restored. We apologize for any inconvenience!

Incredible news for our community: Dr. Dania Bazzi, Ferndale Public Schools Superintendent, has been named the 2022 Mich...
10/19/2021
Ferndale’s Dr. Dania Bazzi Selected as 2022 Michigan Superintendent of the Year | Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators

Incredible news for our community: Dr. Dania Bazzi, Ferndale Public Schools Superintendent, has been named the 2022 Michigan Superintendent of the Year! Congratulations to Dr. Bazzi and the students who benefit from her great leadership.

Dr. Dania Bazzi, Superintendent of Ferndale Public Schools, was announced as the Michigan 2022 Superintendent of the Year award winner by the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA) on Monday during a surprise agenda item at the district’s board of education meeting. The Mi...

Are you ready to rake your leaves? 🍂 Fall leaf pickup returns for the season on Monday, October 25 for the entire City. ...
10/15/2021

Are you ready to rake your leaves? 🍂 Fall leaf pickup returns for the season on Monday, October 25 for the entire City.

This year, Public Works has designed a more specific leaf pickup schedule. Pickups will rotate each week between the East and West sides of the City as normal, but different areas within each side will be serviced throughout the week. Please view the map below to note which days the Public Works Crew will be in your area. Refresh yourself on the full pickup process here: https://bit.ly/2YSmgE0

Are you ready to rake your leaves? 🍂 Fall leaf pickup returns for the season on Monday, October 25 for the entire City.

This year, Public Works has designed a more specific leaf pickup schedule. Pickups will rotate each week between the East and West sides of the City as normal, but different areas within each side will be serviced throughout the week. Please view the map below to note which days the Public Works Crew will be in your area. Refresh yourself on the full pickup process here: https://bit.ly/2YSmgE0

The Roosevelt Building is turning 100! 🎉 To celebrate Roosevelt's century of educating students, and to help prepare for...
10/14/2021

The Roosevelt Building is turning 100! 🎉 To celebrate Roosevelt's century of educating students, and to help prepare for the move to the new Ferndale Lower Elementary building, Ferndale Schools is collecting remembrances of Roosevelt from alumni and the community. These remembrances can be a photo, a written letter about your time as a student, or any other significant contribution in celebrating Roosevelt's first century of educating our community. Please upload your remembrances here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHnlIFvPEaS0OLTFKL1vgU7BM7XVp-7ZEswd6Lmk5dckGjTg/viewform
Other submissions can be emailed to Bill Good at [email protected].

If you’d like to join in on the fun in person, there will be a celebration on Friday, October 22, at the Lower Elementary building. View the details below!

The Roosevelt Building is turning 100! 🎉 To celebrate Roosevelt's century of educating students, and to help prepare for the move to the new Ferndale Lower Elementary building, Ferndale Schools is collecting remembrances of Roosevelt from alumni and the community. These remembrances can be a photo, a written letter about your time as a student, or any other significant contribution in celebrating Roosevelt's first century of educating our community. Please upload your remembrances here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHnlIFvPEaS0OLTFKL1vgU7BM7XVp-7ZEswd6Lmk5dckGjTg/viewform
Other submissions can be emailed to Bill Good at [email protected].

If you’d like to join in on the fun in person, there will be a celebration on Friday, October 22, at the Lower Elementary building. View the details below!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Compost Pilot Program! 🥗 This program, funded by the NextCycle Michigan...
10/11/2021
News: City Launches Compost Pilot Program

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Compost Pilot Program! 🥗 This program, funded by the NextCycle Michigan MICROS program, will allow residents and businesses to compost their waste materials - a more sustainable disposal alternative intended to reduce the amount of food waste being sent to landfills. For registration signup, compost information, and more details about the program, visit the link below.

Our news item: City Launches Compost Pilot Program

This week is National Fire Prevention Week, which is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration ...
10/06/2021

This week is National Fire Prevention Week, which is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire. This year’s campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate residents about identifying the sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. For more information and free resources, visit http://firepreventionweek.org/.

This week is National Fire Prevention Week, which is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire. This year’s campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate residents about identifying the sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. For more information and free resources, visit http://firepreventionweek.org/.

On Sunday, October 3, the Ferndale Fire Department, along with the Madison Heights Fire Department and Birmingham Fire D...
10/05/2021

On Sunday, October 3, the Ferndale Fire Department, along with the Madison Heights Fire Department and Birmingham Fire Department, responded to a report of a fire at a vacant Royal Oak Twp. church. Upon inspection, a Madison Heights firefighter noticed there was a frightened dog among the blaze. As the firefighters attempted to rescue the dog, she wedged through a small structural opening and escaped with minor burns. As she began to flee the scene, Ferndale Fire Chief Teresa Robinson called out to her, and the dog immediately ran back to thank her rescuers with many cuddles and kisses. The dog - now named “Miracle” for her miraculous story - has been treated for her burns and will be released for adoption in the coming days at the Oakland County Animal Shelter. Chief Robinson is eager to share Miracle's story in hopes of finding her a forever home. 💛 🐾 Learn more about Miracle’s story here: https://bit.ly/3uJh0i0

The "Park at The dot to Win” Contest was a hit! The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority and Park Ferndale recently t...
10/05/2021

The "Park at The dot to Win” Contest was a hit! The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority and Park Ferndale recently teamed up to give eight lucky patrons of The dot a Downtown Ferndale swag bag. Notable winners included AJ, the owner of Celestial Touch Wellness Studio, and Roger, who loves coming to Ferndale to shop at Natural Patch for groceries! Our additional eight winners came to us from right here in Ferndale as well as surrounding communities. Each winner received a Natural Patch gift certificate, a Ferndale Dollars egift card, a Candle Wick Shoppe candle, an Ace High sanitizer spray, a City of Ferndale coffee mug, and a $1 ParkFerndale voucher. 🛍️

The Parking Department and DDA are grateful for this opportunity to bring a little spark of joy to someone’s day, and hope that more folks come see everything Downtown Ferndale has to offer. Special thanks to the Park Ferndale staff who made this contest happen; Marlo Arquero, Paul Hogan, and Bruce Campbell.

10/03/2021

Yes, the noise you just heard is the tornado siren. Stay alert but don’t panic—the active tornado warning is for north Oakland County, near Holly and Ortonville.

UPDATE: Construction will be extended for one week due to a mechanical problem. The new estimated completion date is Fri...
09/29/2021
News: Construction Planned for Intersection of East Nine Mile Road and Hilton Road

UPDATE: Construction will be extended for one week due to a mechanical problem. The new estimated completion date is Friday, October 8. We understand this is inconvenient, but these repairs are crucial for the safety of the railroad crossing for years to come. Thank you for your patience!

Our news item: Construction Planned for Intersection of East Nine Mile Road and Hilton Road

In honor of their 100th anniversary, New York Bagel has selected the FernCare Free Clinic as one of the organizations to...
09/28/2021

In honor of their 100th anniversary, New York Bagel has selected the FernCare Free Clinic as one of the organizations to receive a portion of proceeds for the month of September. This is the last week to participate, so stop in and grab a bagel to share your support! 🥯

In honor of our 100th anniversary, we have selected three local organizations to receive a portion of our proceeds for the month of September. Please let our associates know if you would like to participate!

This week is #RailSafetyWeek, and the Canadian National Railway Company is encouraging communities across its network to...
09/22/2021
Rail Safety Week | cn.ca

This week is #RailSafetyWeek, and the Canadian National Railway Company is encouraging communities across its network to show their support for rail safety, a shared responsibility. By working together as one team in spreading the message of rail safety, together we can prevent tragedies from occurring along the rail network and save lives. Learn more at https://www.cn.ca/en/safety/neighbours/rail-safety/.

At CN, we look out for each other, and by everyone looking out for others in their communities, we can help keep them safe. Our ultimate goal is to bring railroad crossing/trespassing accidents down to zero.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for our area, with periods of persistent and heavy rain forecasted...
09/21/2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for our area, with periods of persistent and heavy rain forecasted over the next 36 hours. Help us be prepared:

💧 Check your nearest storm/sewer drain: if it's clogged with debris, give it a quick rake or call DPW to clear it out.
💧 Use water conservatively during heavy rains—if your laundry or dishes can wait, save them; it helps to reduce the overall amount of water going down into the drain system.
💧 Be cautious of driving through flooded roads (and remember that many of Ferndale's streets are designed to flood to slow-release water into the drains).
💧 Check out today's social story for more info.

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Woodward Heights has been the victim of 9 mile's road diet. Since 2018, and the increasing use of traffic apps, out-of-town cut-thru drivers and illegal trucks have increased dramatically on WH. From what I hear, Wordsworth is experiencing similar issues. Traffic apps direct drivers to residential streets in order to save drivers 30 - 90 seconds, due to 9 mile's slowdown. WH gets 3,600 cut-through drivers/day and 43 illegal trucks/day. The city of Ferndale is going to spend $1.3 million of taxpayer money narrowing Woodward Ave next spring. This will "calm" (slow) drivers on Woodward - which sounds great. But, with this slowdown, traffic app algorithms will adjust to show drivers faster routes. If it's 10 seconds faster for drivers to take a residential street, the apps will send them there. Apps always show the fastest route even if it takes them on a residential street. Tech companies say it will always be this way. Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge should test the narrowing of Woodward, let the traffic apps adjust, and see if traffic gets pushed to residential streets. There is no reason not to test this before spending the money and before it's too late. While well-intentioned, narrowing main roads that were built to move traffic around neighborhoods is turning out to be a destructive trend.
Woodward Heights in Pleasant Ridge has been the victim of 9 mile's road diet. Since 2018, and the increasing use of traffic apps, out-of-town cut-thru drivers and illegal trucks have increased dramatically on WH. From what I hear, Wordsworth is experiencing similar issues. Traffic apps direct drivers to residential streets in order to save drivers 30 - 90 seconds, due to 9 mile's slowdown. WH gets 3,600 cut-through drivers/day and 43 illegal trucks/day. The city of Ferndale is going to spend $1.3 million of taxpayer money narrowing Woodward Ave next spring. This will "calm" (slow) drivers on Woodward - which sounds great. But, with this slowdown, traffic app algorithms will adjust to show drivers faster routes. If it's 10 seconds faster for drivers to take a residential street, the apps will send them there. Apps always show the fastest route even if it takes them on a residential street. Tech companies say it will always be this way. Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge should test the narrowing of Woodward, let the traffic apps adjust, and see if traffic gets pushed to residential streets. There is no reason not to test this before spending the money and before it's too late. While well-intentioned, narrowing main roads that were built to move traffic around neighborhoods is turning out to be a destructive trend.
New to Ferndale, where to go to watch Fireworks in Ferndale on the 4th ?
Fabulous Ferndale Forum has a Woodward Diet poll on it, that city leaders might want to take a look at. There are >800 responses in the poll, and a lot of strong opinions and concerns about the proposed Diet. If we do have representative government here, they should take note that a majority of respondees are deeply concerned. Maybe City of Ferndale should take its own poll?
When the parks are allowed to get like this you know the city's lost its dignity!
Things are getting out of hand at Geary Park. Graffiti freshly applied to every side of the bathrooms. The kid in the red hoodie just busted a hand sanitizer off its post. I approached them, but they ran.
Trash collection keeps putting my yard waste into the same truck as my trash. Why? I took video of it happening this morning. Please let me know if you want to see the video
When is the city going to take action on the blight that Ferndale food shoppers causing throughout our neighborhoods? Personally I have reported trash and such 22 times in less than a year with no response for anyone at the city. This is getting ridiculous and needs to be addressed ASAP.
Is it possible for DPW to provide a week's notice to residents that they will be street sweeping? This will give those that park on the street an opportunity to move their vehicles and make sweeping effective AND efficient. Much thanks!
City of Oak Park actively taking care of its people, while Ferndale worries about more bike lanes.
Good morning, I am new to the area and recently earned myself a $100 ticket for parking during a snow emergency. I live in a house that has been turned into apartments and the only place to park is on the street. There is no driveway and no alternative parking. I now know about the parking available downtown. However, how are apartment dwellers supposed to get back from these parking lots during a snow emergency? WIll the Ferndale PD be giving rides back home? Are there shuttles? Or, should I walk the 8 blocks back home in freezing weather? I want to follow the law to avoid another ticket, but this all just seems to discriminate against non-homeowners. I called the department and it was all very much "figure it out," which just can't be. I would like to avoid this ticket in the future as 100 dollars is an enormous amount during a pandemic. Please assist.
Are the snow plows still out? (College St. East of Paxton)