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Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains the Ferndale Library Millage

July 28th 2016

Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains the Ferndale Library Millage (Guest View: Kevin Deegan-Krause, July 28, 2016) Ferndale, MI – I’ve had the honor in the past of serving on the library board and seeing the library grow and prosper and while I’m no longer on the board, a few people have asked me to explain the library […]

Ferndale Voters to Decide on Funding for Roads, Parks and City Services

February 10th 2015

Ferndale Voters to Decide on Funding for Roads, Parks and City Services (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2015) The May 5, 2015 ballot will not only have a state wide sales tax increase proposed, but two local proposals as well for voters in Ferndale. One will be a millage to continue funding City Services, and […]

Ferndale Voters Approve Millage Increase

May 3rd 2011

Ferndale City Clerk Cherilyn Tallman has confirmed that Proposal A has passed with 52.83% voting Yes, and 47.17% voting No.

There were a total of 1848 Yes votes and 1650 No votes.

The voter turnout was 20.69%.

Chamber Hosts Headlee Forum

April 12th 2011

The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce held a forum for business owners and residents to discuss Proposal A. Representatives from local and County government were there, as well as a representative from each of the citizens campaigns. Dennis Whittie spoke on behalf of Yes to Ferndale’s Future. Sean House represented FACT (Ferndale Against Council’s Tax).

Time to Talk About the Headlee

April 6th 2011

On May 3, 2011, voters in the City of Ferndale will be asked to vote on a property tax increase to help fill in where lost state revenue sharing and lost property taxes have left the City $2.3 million short. Campaigns have organized around both sides of the issue, and there are two upcoming forums where residents can hear about and discuss the vote.

Groups Organize Around Headlee Override Issue

March 22nd 2011

“Shall the City of Ferndale, County of Oakland, Michigan, be permitted to increase its authorized millage rate in 2011 for a term of five (5) years ending December 31, 2015, by an additional 5.4552 mills ($5.4552 per $1,000) on each dollar of the taxable value of all real and personal property in the City of Ferndale, which will restore to the City the Charter-authorized millage amount for general purposes which has been reduced by Section 31 of Article IX of the State Constitution of 1963, all of which tax revenues would be disbursed to the City of Ferndale; provided that the City shall not be authorized to levy more than three (3) additional mills in 2011. The Charter-authorized millage amount has been reduced by required millage rollbacks in recent years to 14.5448. If approved, the initial three (3) mills authorized for levy would raise approximately $1,681,806 in 2011.”

What Will Wollenweber Do?

January 23rd 2011

Mark Wollenweber is giving up two weeks of basking in the sunshine of Florida, to temporarily handle the municipal administration of Ferndale, in what are certainly the city’s coldest months – literally and politically.