Water Bill, Enrollment Woes Contribute to Teacher and Secretary Cuts

Water Bill, Enrollment Woes Contribute to Teacher and Secretary Cuts (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 28, 2013) Ferndale Schools got some surprises in recent months that took their toll on the district’s finances, resulting in layoffs to teachers and secretarial staff as part of this year’s budget process. A $229,000 quarterly water bill for the high…

Ferndale Library’s Lost Revenue Causes Budget Cuts

Ferndale Library’s Lost Revenue Causes Budget Cuts (FPL Press Release, June 26, 2013) On Thursday, June 20th, the Ferndale Public Library Board of Trustees approved several revisions to the library’s 2014 budget, which included using $80,000 from the reserve fund. This followed a June 4th special meeting held to discuss their options after learning that…

Wider I-75 in the Works and other SEMCOG Plans Approved

Wider I-75 in the Works and other SEMCOG Plans Approved (C. Proxmire, June 21, 2013) Despite resolutions against it by the cities of Ferndale, Hazel Park and Detroit, The Southeastern Michigan Council of Government (SEMCOG) voted this week to approve their 2040 Regional Transit Plan that includes the widening of I-75. According to the plan,…

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Ferndale 115 News Founder’s Interview on Art & Design Program

Ferndale 115 News Founder’s Interview on Art & Design Program (Feb. 1, 2013) The work of the Ferndale 115 News is growing beyond the city’s four square miles, and recently Editor & Publisher Crystal Proxmire had the opportunity to talk about that work on the Art & Design Show out of Bloomfield Township. The show…