Ferndale City Council met Monday night, hosting a public hearing for a liquor license and hearing from residents during public comments on a variety of other issues. If you didn't catch the meeting, here's what you missed.
Former Post Bar gets new life as Woodward Imperial
Council held a public hearing for a liquor license at the Woodward Imperial, a new bar and restaurant located at 22828 Woodward Ave. in the location of the former Post Bar. One neighboring business owner spoke during the hearing in favor of the approval and Jeff King, the managing partner for the business, described his plan for a unique dining experience including "L.A. street-syle tacos." Council members unanimously approved the license.
School bond on Feb. 28 ballot
Mayor Dave Coulter encouraged residents to get informed on the upcoming school bond issue and register to vote if they are not already registered. "I think this is a really reasonable proposal," he said. "Whatever you decide, make sure you vote on Feb. 28." Deadline to register to vote on the February ballot is Monday.
Brad Parks, a parent of two children who attend Ferndale Public Schools, spoke during public comments encouraging residents to vote yes on the bond issue. "Good schools make good neighborhoods," he said, adding that this also translates into property values. "Goodness knows we could all use better property values."
Ferndale Soup fundraisers
Councilman Dan Martin said he encourages residents to check out the Ferndale Soup event every third Sunday of the month. He said he attended the first Ferndale Soup this month and the group raised more than $300 for charity. "It was a great event, I was really impressed with it," Martin said.
Ferndale music festival begins Friday
Monica Mills, co-chair of the Ferndale Blues and Music Festival, which begins Friday, encouraged residents to attend the event. "We've had just a wonderful response," Mills said of the festival's several new venues.
You can also view Monday night's meeting here.
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