Ferndale gas tax debate set for Monday, Sept. 29

A debate on the penny-per-gallon gasoline tax, which goes before Ferndale voters Nov. 4, has been set for Monday, Sept. 29.

The event will run 7 to 8 p.m. in the City Hall Annex, 5694 Second Ave.

The ballot measure calls for a 1-cent tax per gallon of fuel sold in city limits.

The measure includes an exemption for the first 60,000 gallons of gas sold each month at each station.

The city expects to collect about $178,000 annually for road projects and repairs in Ferndale.

The City Council had considered putting the gas tax before voters several times during the past few years before narrowly deciding, in July, to finally do so.