Ferndale residents elect a City Council comprised of a Mayor and four
Council members. The Mayor is elected for a term of two years, and two
of the four Council members are elected every four years for staggered
The City Council is the law-making and policy-forming branch of City
Government. The Council meets publicly twice a month, on the
second and fourth Mondays at 7:30pm, in City Hall Chambers, 300 E.
Nine Mile Road. Alternate dates may be scheduled due
to holidays and conferences. All Special Meetings are posted by
Council no later than 18 hours before the meeting. Agendas for
those meetings are available in the City Clerk’s office and the Library
on the Thursday afternoon preceding the meetings.
The City of Ferndale operates under a Manager / City Council form of
government, where the Manager is appointed to direct daily operations of
the City, and to keep Council informed of current issues. The City
Manager is responsible for all activities of the City, except Police,
Fire, City Clerk, and City Attorney, who report directly to Council.
Regular business hours for City Hall are Monday through Thursday,
8:00am - 5:30pm. We are closed on Fridays.
Holiday Closing of City Hall
City Hall will be closed on the following dates:
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Presidents Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day (or day celebrated as)
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veterans' Day
- Day After Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve
Click here for a map to City Hall.
Council photo courtesy of Larry Mills
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The City of Ferndale, Michigan
300 East Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, Michigan 48220
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Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm
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