It's Actually Not That Mad Today
Here's a weekly rundown of what's up in Ferndale on Monday. This week, it's not so crazy.
Some Mondays are busier than others. Sometimes we have school board meetings and City Council meetings and Ferndale Middle School choir concerts. Sometimes we just have zombie movies at the Ferndale Public Library.
Unfortunately, there was a faulty hose in the mechanical room and the library was flooded on Friday. The good news is none of the collection was damaged (except for several books in the Ferndale Friends library bookstore), the bad news is the library will be closed for a few more days while a disaster recovery firm cleans up the hundreds of gallons of water.
So the regularly scheduled Undead Movie Mondays will not be happening this week. If you're looking for a movie, you don't have to look far. The Loving Touch will be playing Apocalypse Now (Redux Edition) starting at 9:30 p.m. If that's not your thing, you can play big-screen Nintendo for free.
Nothing too crazy, no board meetings, no public forums. This week's Monday isn't as mad as it usually is. So we're going to use this space to recap what happened over the weekend as well as a look ahead to next Monday's school board public forum.
Over the long weekend, Ferndale was involved in some violent activity.
On Thanksgiving night, police identified a Ferndale resident is the fatal shooting of a Royal Oak Township mother of three. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is still looking for him. Undersheriff Mike McCabe said he was a Grant Early Childhood Center security guard and warrants are being issued for first degree murder, homicide-felony murder, assault with intent to murder, home invasion-first degree, and four counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
McCabe said the sheriff's office has leads to his possible whereabouts.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the shooting can call the Oakland County Sheriff's Office at 248-858-4911 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
On Friday night the 64-year-old owner of Dollar Club Plus was shot multiple times and killed, police said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:56 p.m. Ferndale Police Detective Lt. William Wilson said today that the case is still under investigation and there was no new information.
Anyone with information about Friday's shooting can call Ferndale Police at 248-541-3650 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
The Ferndale Board of Education has proposed moving elections to November and increasing terms to six years. This was a contentious issue at the Nov. 15 school board meeting. To make the change, however, the school board needs to hold a public meeting. That meeting will be Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Harding Administration Building.
And that's what's up.