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Ferndale Library Offers Leniency for Overdue Fees During Food Drive Dec. 9-15

November 24th 2018

  Ferndale Library Offers Leniency for Overdue Fees During Food Drive Dec. 9-15 FERNDALE, MI – Have you been putting off a return to the library because of unpaid fees? This holiday season, the Ferndale Library offers local cardholders the chance to find some leniency by way of a food drive for non-perishable items to […]

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees

September 17th 2016

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – Class action lawsuits against municipalities are becoming more common, particularly those over water and sewer billing. Litigation attorney Soni Mithani, a Principal at Miller Canfield in Ann Arbor, took time to educate officials about these types of […]

Bounced Check and Failed Test May Explain Como’s License Suspension

December 23rd 2015

Bounced Check and Failed Test May Explain Como’s License Suspension (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 23, 2015) A bright orange sign is posted on the doorway to Como’s Restaurant on Woodward Ave in Ferndale, announcing that their liquor license has been suspended for 50 days. The sign is put behind blurry glass, so if the reason […]

Oakland University Passes State Cap, Raises Tuition 8.48%

July 7th 2015

Oakland University Passes State Cap, Raises Tuition 8.48% (compiled, July 7, 2015) Grizzlies will be paying more for college come fall, as the Board of Trustees for Oakand University has approved a 8.48% tuition increase. According to a report by David Jesse in the Detroit Free Press, OU will give up $1.2 million in state […]

Ferndale Public Library to Begin Using Collection Agency

January 23rd 2013

This new policy was developed with fairness to all library patrons in mind. Materials not returned are not available for others to use or borrow. Also, if materials are not returned, in most cases, money from the library budget is used to replace them. This same money could much better be used to purchase new items for patron use instead of replacing non-returned items.

Council to Vote: Cell phone payments for parking

July 10th 2011

On Monday, July 11, 2011’s City Council consent agenda is a plan to contract with Parkmobile to allow a person parking in Downtown Ferndale to use their cell phones to pay for their spots instead of having to fumble for quarters to feed the meter.

Water Bills and Beyond

January 19th 2011

While it’s not the most exciting topic, understanding the fundamentals of water and sewage funding is an essential part of understanding the economic challenges that affect everyone in the city.