Ferndale City Council will be holding a special City Council meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 7:00pm to discuss the power outage that occurred from July 20 to July 23, 2011. “This will be an opportunity for DTE to discuss what occurred over the summer and address the concerns our residents have,” said Mayor Dave Coulter. “Residents have been frustrated with the recent power outages and want answers.”
The Munitrix system will help meet the State’s requirements for increased transparency. “The intent here is to insure that the municipalities give access to communities and their residents exactly where their finances stand,” McGrath said.
The South Oakland Shelter (SOS) organizes a network of churches in the area to provide housing for homeless individuals, as well as food, care and support to help them get their lives back on track.
Elisabeth Mirer, Director of Development for SOS, was one of the people behind the organization’s new You Tube video SOS: That Could Never Be Me.
MacAdams is currently working towards her certification Acu Detox, which is a form of acupuncture that uses needles inserted into the flesh of the outer ear to trigger healing, relaxation and detoxification
The annual DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Fair is taking place this weekend, with local artists and crafters, music, two beer tents, family activities and more. Find out more about this fabulous grass-roots festival at www.diystreetfair.com. Check out last year’s DIY coverage at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2010/09/19/diy-showcases-local-art-music/.
This weekend is the Funky Ferndale Art Fair in Downtown Ferndale. This juried competition brings in artists from around the state and even other parts of the country. For more info on the Funky Ferndale Art Fair go to www.Michiganartshow.com. See our story from last year’s event http://oaklandcounty115.com/2010/09/19/funky-ferndale-art-fair/.
Our Election coverage, including candidate profiles for non-contested elections, can be found here. The City of Ferndale provides a wealth of information abut voting on their website: http://www.ferndale-mi.com/Services/Elections/Overview.htm.
The City of Ferndale Planning Commission voted unanimously to send a recommendation to council. The recommendation includes a permitting process and several stipulations, like that structures must be made out of durable materials and that a homeowner must pass a site inspection before receiving a permit. Coops could only be in the backyard and they must have all feed in sealed containers to discourage rodents.
Kaucheck shared information with Council and residents about fracking, which is a practice of drilling into the earth and pumping the ground full of high pressure water and chemicals in order to force up natural gas.
On September 16, 17 & 18 Downtown Ferndale will be full of art, music and energy as thousands will flock to the city for the DIY Streetfair and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair.
Camp Casey Fest is set to rock downtown Ferndale on Saturday, October 15, 2011, with 12 hours of live music capped off by a headlining performance by Josh Gracin.
Though she’s only been at the helm less than two months, McGrath has already faced some interesting challenges – including damaging storms with power outages and navigating the State of Michigan’s new policies for revenue sharing.
“It’s going to be a couple hours at least before they get out here and get down to the problem,” the fireman said. “They’ll probably be working at it into the night.” He said that he expects the street to re-open by morning.
I would encourage anyone who is interested in either the DIY Street Fair or joining the Ferndale Time Bank to look into volunteering during the event.
“Once the Board has a chance to have their meeting we will know more about how this will work. It’s a new kind of group and we’ve never done anything like this before. There are still bugs to work out,” Fredericks said. In the meantime, those who want more information can contact Ferndale Watchdogs at FCWWatchdogs@gmail.com.
Please join us for the following Ferndale Recreation events, and visit www.ferndalerecreation.com for more information!
State of Emergency Declared in Ferndale, No New Worries Though (Crystal A. Proxmire, Ferndale115 News Wire, 9/8/2011) Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter signed the proclamation for a State of Emergency this afternoon in the wake of massive Labor Day storms that left thousands without power and many smashed up homes and vehicles. Though the City is…
It was impossible during the games to not be present. The moment you stopped paying attention you were taken advantage of. You always had to be aware of your surroundings and how to use them. In life, being aware has a lot to do with success. Opportunities come and go all the time. Sometimes, they come in major batches. In order to recognize them, you have to be present in life. This is a step that many people forget about and it’s critical.
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Rain is hindering cleanup of what DPW Director Byron Photiades is calling the worst storm since 1979. Saturday night strong winds and thunderstorms ripped through the area, destroying trees and knocking out power to much of the city. According to the DTE Website, power is…