City Government of Ferndale, Michigan

City Government of Ferndale, Michigan The Official page for the City of Ferndale, Michigan Ferndale, Michigan, is an active community of 20,000 in southeast Oakland County known for its mix of small-town neighborhoods and vibrant downtown district.

Residents and visitors choose Ferndale for its unique shopping and dining, innovative art scene, award-winning schools and services, multiple parks and greenspaces, and safe homes and streets. Ferndale is a community in the truest sense of the word—a place where neighbors, artists, entrepreneurs, friends, and families come together to live, work, and play. We invite you to learn more at www.ferndalemi.gov.

Operating as usual

No snow emergency today—our DPW crews put in a long night, and are back at it today, getting major roads and now local s...
02/05/2021

No snow emergency today—our DPW crews put in a long night, and are back at it today, getting major roads and now local streets cleared of this icy, heavy snow. Please do your part in the cleanup: the pandemic has many more of us out walking, and it’s so important that feet, wheelchairs, and more can stroll our sidewalks safely. It’s also a City enforcement policy that sidewalks are cleared within 24 hours of a snowfall... so let’s all grab our shovels and salt and make sure our walkways are safe for friends and neighbors. ❤️

Looking to get more involved in the City? Boards and commissions are a great way to do so and we currently have openings...
02/03/2021

Looking to get more involved in the City? Boards and commissions are a great way to do so and we currently have openings on the Board of Zoning Appeals, Construction Board of Appeals, and the Downtown Development Authority. Applications are being accepted through February 15! https://bit.ly/2LpuP2L

The City of Ferndale and Ferndale DDA have teamed up with Studio Incognita to create an artistic installation for the fi...
02/03/2021

The City of Ferndale and Ferndale DDA have teamed up with Studio Incognita to create an artistic installation for the first-floor windows of The dot. This installation is intended to honor existing Downtown businesses and residents who helped make this project possible, while also highlighting the City's vision for future tenants in the space. Additional input was provided by the Ferndale Accessibility & Inclusion Advisory Commission.

Learn more about the installations here: https://www.ferndalemi.gov/news/new-art-installations-at-the-dot

Interested in running for Mayor or City Council in the November 2021 election? Candidate packets will be available on Mo...
01/29/2021

Interested in running for Mayor or City Council in the November 2021 election? Candidate packets will be available on Monday, February 1 at City Hall. For more information please visit https://bit.ly/2KYxOiH or contact [email protected]

We are happy to announce that Ferndale City Hall will reopen to the public on Monday, February 1, with new limited hours...
01/28/2021

We are happy to announce that Ferndale City Hall will reopen to the public on Monday, February 1, with new limited hours of 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Thurs.

Your safety is our top priority: masks ON for safety, social distancing in effect, hand-sanitizing stations available, staff temperatures taken twice a day. We've missed you, Ferndale!

The deadline to pay winter taxes this year is Tuesday, February 16. Due to COVID-19, all credit card processing fees wil...
01/27/2021
News: Tax Payments and March Board of Review Meeting Information

The deadline to pay winter taxes this year is Tuesday, February 16. Due to COVID-19, all credit card processing fees will be waived. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review this information regarding the tax payment process and March Board of Review Meeting.

https://www.ferndalemi.gov/news/tax-payments-and-march-board-of-review-meeting-information

Our news item: Tax Payments and March Board of Review Meeting Information

Is your water bill late to arrive? We've heard from a number of residents that they haven't received their most recent b...
01/27/2021

Is your water bill late to arrive? We've heard from a number of residents that they haven't received their most recent bill (due date: Feb. 5), and we're looking into the issue with the USPS.

If you'd like to view and pay your bill online, you can do so easily at bsaonline.com. And please keep in mind that the City is NOT charging fees for late payments. Thank you!

In honor of Black History Month, the City of Ferndale will fly the Pan-African flag outside City Hall for the month of F...
01/26/2021
News: Ferndale City Hall to Display Pan-African Flag in Honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the City of Ferndale will fly the Pan-African flag outside City Hall for the month of February. This resolution was unanimously passed during last night's City Council Meeting.

Learn more about the initiative here: https://www.ferndalemi.gov/news/ferndale-city-hall-to-display-pan-african-flag-in-honor-of-black-history-month

Our news item: Ferndale City Hall to Display Pan-African Flag in Honor of Black History Month

Please help us welcome the City’s new Fire Chief, Teresa Robinson! Chief Robinson has 24 years of experience, including ...
01/26/2021

Please help us welcome the City’s new Fire Chief, Teresa Robinson! Chief Robinson has 24 years of experience, including work with FEMA, CERT, the Ingham County Opioid Task Force, the American Heart Association, and more. She’ll be officially joining our team in February. https://bit.ly/3sX95wj

The Ferndale Accessibility & Inclusion Advisory Commission (FAIAC) is pleased to announce the first annual Accessibility...
01/19/2021

The Ferndale Accessibility & Inclusion Advisory Commission (FAIAC) is pleased to announce the first annual Accessibility and Inclusion Award – highlighting community leaders in making strides toward accessibility and inclusion. This award seeks to recognize Ferndale businesses who have made a space, product, service, or experience more accessible to people with disabilities, as both customers and employees.

Know a Ferndale business that should be recognized? For nomination and award information, please visit: https://www.ferndalemi.gov/news/faiac-launches-accessibility-and-inclusion-award

City services are closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Curbside garbage collection will continue as...
01/18/2021

City services are closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Curbside garbage collection will continue as scheduled.

Bingo in the new year is here! 🎉 It's filled with destinations and activities for you to complete by Sunday, February 14...
01/15/2021

Bingo in the new year is here! 🎉

It's filled with destinations and activities for you to complete by Sunday, February 14. Once you have a completed card (with a diagonal or straight line of 5 boxes), email [email protected] with your card and any photos of your activities you may have. You will be entered into a raffle for a $25 Ferndale eGift card to redeem at any eligible business. 8 gift cards worth $25 each will be available!

Have you wanted to learn more about our boards? Considered serving as a commissioner? Make sure to check out our Boards ...
01/12/2021

Have you wanted to learn more about our boards? Considered serving as a commissioner? Make sure to check out our Boards and Commissions page for all the information you need and to apply. The Ferndale Beautification Commission currently has 2 vacancies and is accepting applications through January 15! https://bit.ly/2LpuP2L

We need your feedback on the Ferndale Moves Plan update!Use our interactive webmap and tell us what you think. We’ll use...
01/07/2021

We need your feedback on the Ferndale Moves Plan update!
Use our interactive webmap and tell us what you think. We’ll use your comments to help finalize the network and prioritize which projects to work on next. Comments will close on Saturday, January 9. The map and more information can be found here: https://bit.ly/3hSbnri

Have a Christmas tree you're looking to discard? 🌲 This is a reminder that real trees can be recycled—just leave it at t...
01/04/2021

Have a Christmas tree you're looking to discard? 🌲 This is a reminder that real trees can be recycled—just leave it at the curbside on your regular trash day. Please make sure the tree is free of all bases, ornaments, lights, and removed from bags or additional packaging.

01/03/2021

The Ferndale Fire Department responded to a call this evening related to a small propane explosion on Livernois. There are no injuries and the damage is limited to a shipping container. They are currently closing the scene, but PLEASE avoid the area and allow our emergency professionals access to do their work. There is no threat to the community or impact to other services.

*Updated as of 12:50 PM: The break has been repaired and water is restored to the area. WHY IS THE WATER BROWN?When wate...
01/01/2021

*Updated as of 12:50 PM: The break has been repaired and water is restored to the area.

WHY IS THE WATER BROWN?
When water pressure fluctuates (as happens during a water main break), sediments often get stirred up and can make water appear cloudy or dingy. It's nothing to be concerned about; simply run your water for 5-10 minutes until the flow is clear.

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There is currently a water main break on Academy between Woodward and Paxton—water in the area has been shut off and crews are on the scene working to get it repaired ASAP! https://bit.ly/2JBmRD1

This post will be updated when more information is available.

*UPDATED* As of 11:10 AM on 12/31 water service has been restored and the main is repaired. Crews are currently working ...
12/31/2020

*UPDATED* As of 11:10 AM on 12/31 water service has been restored and the main is repaired. Crews are currently working to backfill the site and traffic lanes will be restored by 4 PM.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY WATER IS BROWN?
When water pressure fluctuates (as happens during a water main break), sediments often get stirred up and can make water appear cloudy or dingy. It's nothing to be concerned about; simply run your water for 5-10 minutes until the flow is clear.

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A significant water main break has occurred along 8 Mile Rd. Underground pipes in the area are owned by Ferndale, Detroit, and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). After excavating the break this evening, the affected pipes were identified as belonging to Ferndale.

WHO IS AFFECTED?
Gardendale from 8 Mile to Marshall
*UPDATED* As of 9:20 AM on 12/31 to include Flowerdale from 8 Mile to Fielding

WHEN WILL WATER BE SHUT OFF?
Water in the area will be shut off tomorrow, Thursday, December 31, estimated from 8 AM - 4 PM, as we work with a contractor from GLWA to fix the pipes.

For more information and updates: https://bit.ly/2KNBQKA

🚨Garbage Delay🚨 With the holiday this week, garbage will run as normal through Thursday, December 31 with NO pickup on F...
12/30/2020

🚨Garbage Delay🚨
With the holiday this week, garbage will run as normal through Thursday, December 31 with NO pickup on Friday, January 1. If your collection day falls on Friday, please set your garbage containers at the curb the following day.

🚨Garbage Delay🚨 With the holiday this week, garbage will run as normal through Thursday, December 24 with NO pickup on F...
12/23/2020

🚨Garbage Delay🚨
With the holiday this week, garbage will run as normal through Thursday, December 24 with NO pickup on Friday, December 25. If your collection day falls on Friday, please set your garbage containers at the curb the following day.

Although City Hall is currently closed to the public, please be aware that City offices will also be closed Christmas Ev...
12/22/2020

Although City Hall is currently closed to the public, please be aware that City offices will also be closed Christmas Eve and Day, Dec. 24-25 and New Years Eve and Day, Dec. 31-Jan 1. Have a safe and happy holiday, Ferndale!

Water main break on Livernois and Pearson between Farmdale and Pinecrest—water in the area has been shut down and DPW is...
12/21/2020

Water main break on Livernois and Pearson between Farmdale and Pinecrest—water in the area has been shut down and DPW is working hard to get it repaired ASAP!

Ferndale's mixed-use parking structure is completed, open, & at your service! ‣ 377 parking spaces ‣ 7 EV charging stati...
12/12/2020

Ferndale's mixed-use parking structure is completed, open, & at your service!

‣ 377 parking spaces
‣ 7 EV charging stations
‣ Gateless entry/exit - no idling cars or backups

Enter on Troy St., choose a spot, pay via the ParkFerndale app or nearby payment kiosk, and be on your way.

Questions? Let us know, or check out www.parkferndale.com for info & FAQ.

We've got some 𝐁 𝐈 𝐆 news... like, 4-stories big. The dot—Ferndale's first multi-level, mixed-use parking development—of...
12/11/2020

We've got some 𝐁 𝐈 𝐆 news... like, 4-stories big.

The dot—Ferndale's first multi-level, mixed-use parking development—officially opens to the public tomorrow! 🌟

Come downtown this weekend, park a bit, shop and grab some carryout, and check it out. We'll be sharing info throughout the coming week, and answering all of your questions here on our page, so ask away--and check out www.parkferndale.com.

12/09/2020

We thought it stink-stank-stunk that we couldn't gather together with our community for the downtown tree lighting this year... so we're bringing it to you! Join City Council and a few of the DDA elves working to make magic in our downtown as they share cheers and celebrate the Whoville-worthy holiday lights display lovingly created by our very own DPW team.

It's #SmallBusinessSaturday!Make your plan this holiday season to shop small and support local by visiting Unbox The Hol...
11/28/2020

It's #SmallBusinessSaturday!

Make your plan this holiday season to shop small and support local by visiting Unbox The Holidays: http://pos.li/2haf3o

It's #shopsmall Saturday in Ferndale!

According to the Retail Merchants Association, for every $1 spent at a local business, 45 cents is reinvested in the local economy compared to only 15 cents from a purchase made at a large box store.

#ditchthebigbox and #unboxtheholidays instead!

Make your plan this holiday season to shop small and support local by visiting our 2020 holiday website.

Website: http://pos.li/2haf3o

Watch today's stories for local sales and events!

#downtownferndale #shopsmallshoplocal

11/26/2020
A friendly reminder that with the holiday this week, garbage will run as normal through Wednesday, November 25 with NO p...
11/24/2020

A friendly reminder that with the holiday this week, garbage will run as normal through Wednesday, November 25 with NO pickup on Thursday, November 26. If your collection day falls on Thursday, please set your garbage containers at the curb the following day. Pickup will then run a day late for the remainder of the week.

11/19/2020
Check-in and Update by Mayor Melanie: November 19

Spend a few minutes with Mayor Melanie Piana as she checks in on her community following the recent increase in Covid-19 cases and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Epidemic Order. She'll share info about how the City is managing service delivery during this time of closure, and remind us all about how we can support our awesome business community by "unboxing" the holidays, courtesy of Downtown Ferndale, Ferndale. Thanks for your candor and communciation, Mayor!

The City of Ferndale is currently hiring for the position of Deputy City Clerk. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeabl...
11/19/2020

The City of Ferndale is currently hiring for the position of Deputy City Clerk.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in applicable laws and regulations, have experience working in a fast-paced environment that requires attention to detail, accuracy, and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments.

Visit www.ferndalemi.gov/jobs for more information and to apply.

Whether City Hall is open or closed, our goal remains the same: to serve you, our residents and community, while doing o...
11/19/2020

Whether City Hall is open or closed, our goal remains the same: to serve you, our residents and community, while doing our part to #StopTheSpread of COVID-19. The precautions we take today will help keep Ferndale safe tomorrow and beyond. Thank you all

11/10/2020

UPDATE 5:15 PM: Water is back on! If you're in the area, you may notice dingy or cloudy-looking water. Rest assured it's safe; it's just sediment stirring up because of the change of pressure. Run your water for several minutes, the sediment will flush out, and the water will be clear again.

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A water line has been damaged on E. Marshall—DPW is working hard to get it repaired ASAP and have shut off water in the area between Woodward and Hilton. We will update this post once the repair is complete.

The fall leaf season is well underway, and we wanted to give residents a few reminders about the process! 🍁We kindly ask...
11/10/2020

The fall leaf season is well underway, and we wanted to give residents a few reminders about the process! 🍁

We kindly ask you to keep your leaf piles free of additional debris, including sticks, branches, stones, and other such debris. The City’s leaf pickup trucks are not able to process anything but leaves, and Including these items in your leaf piles harms our machinery and can create a slower leaf pickup process.

If you prefer to dispose of all yard waste at once, you are welcome to use brown craft recycling bags or canisters with clearly-marked labels for “yard waste.”
CORRECTION: Yard waste pickup will continue until the week of December 14.

For more information, please visit: https://www.ferndalemi.gov/resources/fall-leaf-pickups

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Thank you DPW for plowing the streets and roads in Ferndale. We appreciate all your hard work.
Car Trucking Inc, did not pick up the trash today on Symes Street and surrounding streets. The recycling was picked up early today (Thursday 12/31/20). Any know why? Thank you!
Doctors Urgent Care of Oak Park has openings all day for COVID-19 testing. Appointments available all day. Call (248) 550-0446 to set up an appointment before the holidays!
Thank you so much to the city for always keeping our streets the cleanest during the winter!! 🥶❄️☃️
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Hi, this pile of leaves has been in front of my neighbors house since Sunday November 8. My address is 748 Wordsworth. We were scheduled last week. Please have DPW come and do what they should have done last week as our week, East of Woodward, was last week. The pile was put there before the our specified week began. I wrote a private message and a see click fix with no response. Thank you!
City government folx, were having a conversation over at F3 if you're not on it. Multiple issues with garbage collection. Any advise or number we can call to have these resolved?
Is there a timeframe that we have to take our election signs down in our yards?
So...this is the representation your city has chosen to lead it? This person is on your city council and throwing insults at Trump supporters. I will be sure to let ALL Trump supporters know to take their business anywhere other than the city of Ferndale.
This Zoom event is maxed out at 100 people. 🤦‍♀️ https://fb.me/e/fsKgT5zNc?ti=icl
Hallowindows voting starts today! Check out these fabulous displays and Click on this link to vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HMZBW8M
Personally, I am ready for some socially distant activities. Downtown Ferndale has a window decorating contest coming up. Voting starts on the 19th but I have already seen some amazing displays. Invite, share and participate. https://www.facebook.com/events/1959016014235478