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Town Hall: Royal Oak Civic Center Project

Please join us at the Churchill Community Education Center, 707 Girard Avenue, for an opportunity to learn and ask questions about the exciting new Royal Oak Civic Center Project proposal.  The evening will begin with a presentation about the entire proposal, including a beautiful new green space and park; new city hall offices; new police department facilities; and new retail and office space.  Following the presentation, a question and answer session will take place. 

The public is welcome and strongly...

New Voting Location for Precincts 7 & 24

Voters in Precincts 7 and 24 should look for new voter ID cards arriving in their mailboxes by the end of May.

If you previously cast ballots at Oakland Technical Center, your new voting location will be Woodside Bible Church, located at 2915 Normandy in Royal Oak. 

This move is permanent and will be in effect for the Aug 2 election.  

Not sure what precinct you're in?

The Voter information Center at www.michigan.gov/vote has answers to frequently asked questions, including the following:

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Pardon Our Dust: What's Happening at Fries Park

Fries Park is located at the intersection of Greenfield Road and Normandy Road and is currently being used for a staging area for a nearby water main construction on Greenfield Road. The staging area will be used to stockpile materials and debris and provide a place to park equipment.

Since this long overdue utility project had few nearby staging options within Royal Oak, the project's contractor was given permission to use the park provided that he restores the park to a better condition when the project is complete. This plan was approved by both engineering and public services and these improvements should increase the year round usability of the park once complete. The park improvements include:

  • Installing soil erosion measures and tree protections,
  • Stripping and salvaging the topsoil for reapplication and seeding,
  • Replacement of ornamental trees removed due to poor health,
  • Upon completion, the park will be regraded to provide...

2016 Community Development/Engineering Projects Map

2016 Projects MapThe Royal Oak Engineering Division released its 2016 projects maps, which includes the locations of road construction improvements, water main improvements, streetscape improvements, sidewalk improvements and more for this year.

Click on the map to enlarge or go to http://romi.gov/webfm_send/4550 to download a PDF.

 

2016 Tree Trim Maintenance Map

DTE Energy has released its 2016 Tree Trim Maintenance Map for Royal Oak. (See http://romi.gov/webfm_send/4509 for a printable map.)

Here’s what residents can expect will happen over the next several weeks, according to DTE:

• You may see DTE arborist planners in your yard or neighborhood inspecting the power lines and trees to determine where trimming is needed. Arborist planners will be wearing yellow DTE Energy vests andcarrying ID badges.

• If tree work is needed on your property, the arborist planner will knock on your door. If you are not home, DTE will leave a “Tree Work Scheduled” door card. If you have questions about the work intended for your property, please call the number on the door card.

• If a tree poses a serious hazard to power lines or if trimming will put the tree’s health at risk, DTE may need to remove it. DTE will make every effort to work with...

Have a Voice in City Government

Be involved in your hometown in an advisory capacity by volunteering to be a part of a city board, committee or commission.

An informational list of boards and committees within the city and a current list of vacancies is posted on the city's website at: http://romi.gov/departments/city-clerk/boards-committees

Indicate your interest to serve by filling out an application. You can download the form at:http://romi.gov/webfm_send/3611

Students are encouraged to participate, too! The student application can be found at:http://romi.gov/webfm_send/2967

Be involved! Fill out an application today.

Royal Oak Now Accepting Online Payments

You can now make online payments for property taxes and utility bills. Go to www.romi.gov/online-payments to learn more.

 

Pay Online

 


Upcoming Events

Flag Placing on War Veterans Graves

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

In preparation for the Memorial Day tribute, the Royal Oak Memorial Society is seeking individuals and groups to help clean veterans’ graves at Oakview Cemetery on May 7th and 14th from 10 a.m. until noon and to help place US flags next to the graves on May 28th from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

Pancake Breakfast

Event - Date & Time: 
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 7:00am - 12:00pm

The Royal Oak Historical Society will hold its annual Memorial Day pancake breakfast from 7:00 a.m. until noon at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

Memorial Day Parade and Service

Event - Date & Time: 
Monday, May 30, 2016 - 9:00am

The Memorial Day Parade be held on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. All veterans, veterans’ groups, school, and community organizations are invited to participate in this expression of our community’s gratitude to our fallen heroes.Read more »

Clay, Glass & Metal Show

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

This award-winning art show features works created from heat using fire and dirt. Held in the heart of the downtown on Washington Avenue, the only mediums presented in this June show are Clay, Glass & Metal pieces, ranging from jewelry to large, decorative items. Entrees are juried by a group of artists to ensure only the best of the best are presented.Read more »

Clay, Glass & Metal Show

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

This award-winning art show features works created from heat using fire and dirt. Held in the heart of the downtown on Washington Avenue, the only mediums presented in this June show are Clay, Glass & Metal pieces, ranging from jewelry to large, decorative items. Entrees are juried by a group of artists to ensure only the best of the best are presented.

Event Location and Address: Washington Avenue (in between 4th St. & Lincoln Ave.)

Event Contact: Jennifer Clark, Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Read more »

Outdoor Art Fair

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 10:00am - Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 5:00pm

The 46th Annual Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair will be held at Memorial Park (Corner of Woodward Avenue & 13 Mile Road) on Saturday, July 9, 10am - 6:00pm & Sunday, July 10, 10am - 5:00pm. Juried artists will be selling original art work for your home, office, or as a gift.  An exciting variety of art offered by these juried artists include ceramics, painting/prints, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, sculpture, wood, glass, leather, and mixed media.  A variety of food items will be available.Read more »

Paws in the Park

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 10:00am

Bring your dog and enjoy a day at Memorial Park that features shows, exhibitors and contests – all dog related. Dress your dog in costume or just browse the various exhibitor booths to see what’s new in pet supplies. Play on the obstacle course. Or perhaps find your own furry forever friend through various adoptions and rescues on site. A portion of event proceeds are donated to related dog charities.

Event Location and Address: Memorial Park, 31050 Woodward Ave.

Event Contact: Jennifer Clark, Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Read more »

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