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Ferndale Officials Discuss Possible Changes to Event Policies

January 9th 2018

Ferndale Officials Discuss Possible Changes to Event Policies (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan 9, 2018) Ferndale, MI – As the frequency of festivals in Downtown Ferndale increases, so do discussions about how best to manage them. The City held a Work Session Monday to discuss proposed recommendations by staff.  The meeting was just an initial discussion […]

Sign Gets to Root of Ferndale’s Love of Trees

September 12th 2017

Sign Gets to Root of Ferndale’s Love of Trees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2017) Ferndale, MI – A piece of paper hung for about a week on a large oak tree in front of the empty Wilson School Building in Ferndale with signatures from people who do not want to see the tree cut […]

Chickens of Oakland County, Where Does Your Community Stand?

August 3rd 2017

Chickens of Oakland County, Where Does Your Community Stand? (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 3, 2017) Oakland County, MI – Jackson Clementz loves his chickens.  The five year old spends time chasing and petting the three black New England Reds and three Red Sex Links that live in a pen in his grandfather’s backyard in Holly. […]

Villages of Lake Orion and Holly Considering Non-Discrimination Ordinances

August 17th 2016

Villages of Lake Orion and Holly Considering Non-Discrimination Ordinances (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 17, 2016) Holly, MI – At least two Oakland County municipalities are considering whether to adopt LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances, also known as human rights ordinances.  The ordinances would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of things that cannot be […]

MML #1: Cities Reviewing Sign Ordinances in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

March 22nd 2016

MML #1: Cities Reviewing Sign Ordinances in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 22, 2016) Lansing, MI – The Town of Gilbert, Arizona stuck to their guns on a signage ordinance and now communities across the country are taking a good hard look at their signage ordinances. The June 2015 decision in […]

Council Approves Backyard Fires

October 15th 2012

Before City Council voted to approve allowing backyard fire pits in Ferndale, they did their research and considered a variety of opinions. Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan worked with City Attorney Dan Christ to draft an ordinance that addressed potential concerns and set up regulations, which was approved on Oct. 8, 2012.