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School Board Sends Bond Application to Treasury

November 22nd 2011

The Bond Application, which can be downloaded in its entirety here, goes through each building and its specific needs. It includes proposed bond language as well as terms of the bond they are seeking.

Expansion in Downtown Ferndale’s Future?

July 2nd 2011

Those who were unable to attend the “Back to the Future” event, there will still be opportunities to share your vision and ask questions. When the proposal comes before council there will be opportunity for public discussion. There will also be a survey on the DDA website in the coming weeks, along with more information about the TIF plans.

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%.

Budget Meeting #3 – April 6, 2011

April 9th 2011

On April 6, 2011 The Ferndale City Council held its third official budget planning session. Council meets every Wednesday starting at 6pm to discuss how to keep spending in line with revenue. One factor is that an election on May 3 will determine if residents are willing to accept a temporary property tax increase to support City services.

VIEW: State Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton Says Budget Cuts Hurt

February 23rd 2011

Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder met with both chambers of the Michigan Legislature to announce massive cuts to our cities, schools and our most vulnerable citizens. I am against this budget proposal — which would give more than $1 billion in tax credits to the business community while unfairly cutting benefits to our seniors — because it unfairly imposes the burden on those that need our help the most: children, seniors and the working poor.

New Year-Round Tax Center in Oakland County

February 18th 2011

Eligibility for Accounting Aid’s free tax preparation services is based on annual household income,
regardless of age, and is for families with incomes $50,000 or less and individuals with incomes
of $25,000 or less. For details, maps, and a list of documents to bring, visit

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.