Ferndale Parking Rate Changes on Council Agenda and More This Week
Get ready for the week ahead in Ferndale with these five things to know.
1. City Council meets Monday
Ferndale City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Ferndale City Hall. Included on council's agenda are possible parking rate changes.
The city is currently working with the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority to modernize its parking system, which includes the new multi-space parking meter system which allows for flexibility in rates and payments.
At Monday's meetings, council will consider new rates based on parking priority areas. The city's current parking rate is 50 cents per hour. The new recommended rate is $1 per hour for on-street parking, 75 cents an hour in most lots, 50 cents an hour in Lot#1, and $1 per hour in all lots after 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
You can view the full agenda here.
2. Parents Night Out
Ferndale Recreation is offering a Parents Night Out program from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Kulick Community Center. Parents can enjoy a night out while their kids participate in games, arts and crafts and more. Program open to ages 4-12. Fee is $15 and advance registration is required; registration closes on Wednesday. For more information, visit www.ferndalerecreation.org or call 248-544-6767.
3. Book party at the Emory
Book parties at the Emory continue Thursday with a discussion of World War Z by Max Brooks. The event, held in partnership with the Ferndale Public Library, starts at 7:30 p.m. and includes appetizers and drink specials. Find more information here.
4. Financial aid night
Parents of high school seniors are invited to attend Financial Aid Night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 at Ferndale High School. A college financial aid officer will explain the financial aid process and how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
5. Welcome new library director
The Friends of the Ferndale Library are hosting a reception to welcome Jessica Keyser, the new director of the Ferndale Public Library. The event will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the library. Light refreshments will be served and all are invited to attend.