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2011 Holiday Light Awards Presented

January 15th 2012

The following awards were presented at the Ferndale City Council meeting of Jan. 9, 2012 by Peggy Snow on behalf of the Ferndale Beautification Commission. Each year the Commission takes nominations and typically gives four residential business awards (one from each quadrant of the city), and one commercial.

Clinical Relief Drug Charges Dismissed

January 12th 2012

When the owners of Clinical Relief, formerly located at 362 Hilton, opened in May 2010 they did what they thought they were supposed to. They applied for a business license, they went through the permitting process, had walk-throughs with local police and city officials, and referenced the State’s Medical Marijuana Act and the Oakland County website when creating a business plan they specifically believed complied with the law.

City Seeks CERT Volunteers to Help in Emergencies

January 11th 2012

Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan hopes to get about 30 volunteers to start. An initial organizational meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Fire Station 1 (1635 Livernois) at 10 am.

Chicken Coop Ordinance to be Considered by Council Monday

January 7th 2012

Last summer’s chicken coop discussions are finally coming to a vote at Monday night’s City Council meeting. A proposed regulation change would allow residents to keep up to three chickens if they follow basic rules of care. Currently chickens are not expressly prohibited, but rules about the placement of coops mean that very few residents would qualify to build a coop on their property.

Citizens for Quality Schools Gears up for Feb 28 Millage Vote

January 7th 2012

On Feb 28, 2012 voters will be asked to vote for a millage that would extend the current millage rate of 7 mills in order to raise money for infrastructure improvements in the Ferndale School District. Currently the bond is set to expire in 2023, but if approved it would extend taxpayer’s obligation to 2033. The money would be used to eliminate asbestos in school buildings, repair heating systems, upgrade wiring and other technological needs, pool repairs and other repairs.

Charity of Choice: 2012 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival

January 6th 2012

The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival gives the community a chance to have fun and get introduced to multiple bars, restaurants and gathering places, while still raising money for charity.

Those who would like to support these great causes from the comfort of your own couch or work chair are encouraged to donate to The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival through our website, using the link below

Ferndale Soup is On! (Jan. 15th)

January 6th 2012

The premise is simple. A bunch of people get together and each pay $5 to enjoy some soup (and other delicious food) and listen to presentations about projects that people would like to start. Then they vote on which project gets to take home the funding.

Police Report: Fleeing and Eluding Suspect Arrested

January 4th 2012

Shortly after the chase ended, a Hazel Park officer saw the pick-up at a gas station in Hazel Park; it was now driven by a woman. Officers approached her and she told them it was her husband who fled from the police.

Officers went to Jones’ home and arrested him

Police Report: Suspected Bank Robber Arrested

January 4th 2012

A man has been arrested for the bank robbery that occurred in Ferndale at the Charter One bank on December 6, 2011. John Lee WESTPFAHL (w/m, 44 yrs, former Warren resident) was arrested Monday morning (January 2nd). Westpfahl is suspected of committing the Ferndale bank robbery as well as two bank robberies in Birmingham and another bank robbery in Clinton Township.

Ferndale Business Recycling Grows as New Year Begins

January 2nd 2012

The new year is off to a great start recycling-wise as SOCRRA (Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) is working with a record number of Ferndale businesses and increasing revenue brought into the City through recycling programs.

Colette Farris spent the last two months of 2011 amping up efforts to reach the business community.