Community Invited to Provide Feedback on City Website
Over the next several months, the City of Royal Oak will be working to improve the layout and navigation of its website -- romi.gov. Your opinions are important in helping the city provide the best website possible.
Please take a quick survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/romigov
You'll be asked how you use the current site, new features or information you would like to see and any problems with the current site that you hope will be addressed.
Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Read Mayor's State of the City Address
It took Mayor Jim Ellison 26 minutes to present his 2015 State of the City address at a luncheon hosted by the Royal Oak Rotary Club at Bistro 82 on July 21.
The mayor took the annual gathering, which was attended by more than 80 guests, to highlight milestones achieved over the past year.
Art Explored Series Showcases Michigan Artists
The third annual Art Explored Series has kicked off in downtown Royal Oak. This public art series launched two years ago with three featured artists, grew to eight local artists last year, and is now showcasing nine works by nine Michigan artists.
“It’s really a unique program,” said artist Molly Diana Murphy. “I find that it really brings a lot of people together – from people who are visual to the business community to people just walking around on their way to somewhere to the artists that create the work. It’s an amazing opportunity to take a step outside of the box. It’s better than going to an art gallery.”
In addition to Murphy, the selected artists are Richard Gage, Doug DeLind, Paolo Pedini, Desiree Kelly, Peter Pawlicki, Michael Jones, Tim Gralewski, and John Sobczak.
5 Things You Should Know About Your Summer Tax Bill
The first tax bill of the year, dated July 1, has been sent. Here are five things you should know about your summer tax bill.
1. Summer taxes are due July 31. It’s important to know this date! Whether you pay the bill in person or it is handled by a financial institution, such as a mortgage company, payment is due in the treasurer’s office by 4:30 p.m. on July 31. Payments received after the due dates are subject to penalties. In some cases, people explain the bill was lost in the mail. It does not matter; failure to receive your tax bill does not waive
interest and/or penalties. It is your responsibility to know the due date so please take steps to make sure payment arrives on time.
Note: The summer bill may be paid in two installments, provided half of the total is paid on or before July 31. The second half payment is payable on or before Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. If either your first or second half payment is late...
Washington Avenue Construction Update
The engineering division reports the following update to the Washington Avenue construction schedule:
July 27-31: Levelling course (first course of asphalt) will be placed on the west half of the road by July 31;
August 3-7: Final utility structure adjustments and wearing course (top course of asphalt) to be placed, some road an parking striping may begin;
August 10-14: Pavement markings will be completed, on-street parking should be restored by the end of the week.
Golf With Royal Oak's Finest at Charity Outing
The Royal Oak Police Department is pleased to announce its 2015 Charity Golf Outing will be held on Monday, Aug. 3 at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak. The event is open to everyone.
As in years past, 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Royal Oak. Most funds are raised through sponsors. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities call Lt. Mike Frazier line at 248-246-3521.
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2015 Summer Concert Series
The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts brings its summer concert series to the heart of downtown Royal Oak with weekly performances by some of the area’s top bands on select Thursdays in July and August.
The summer concert series takes place at the Center Street Pop-Up Park on Center Street between Third and Fourth Streets beginning July 9.
All concerts begin at 6 p.m. with performaces by the Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music; headliners take the stage at 7 p.m. For the complete lineup, click here.
Information For Royal Oak Water And Sewer Customers Regarding Class Action Law Suit
Certain Royal Oak residents may receive notice this month of a “class action” lawsuit against the city entitled “Schroeder v. City of Royal Oak.” This webpage provides you with some of the important details about this case. We hope that the information provided here will help you to better understand the background of the case, the complicated legal issues it raises and how the eventual outcome of the case may impact you.
If you qualify as a member of the class, you will receive notice from the law firm of Kickham Hanley, PLLC, which is representing the plaintiffs.
If you receive this notice and have additional questions regarding the lawsuit, please visit this firm’s website:
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
'Embrace the Barrels' Kicks Off with Giveaways and Free Parking!
Embrace the Barrels is a 10-week long promotion for Washington Avenue during the scheduled construction, beginning June 9 through Aug. 13. To help the businesses during these busy summer months, the Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority, in partnership with the City of Royal Oak, will be offering giveaways at featured Washington businesses and free parking on select days.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, a featured business will be giving away a signature product to the first 100 people to visit the business. See below for a complete list of giveaways.
On Wednesdays during construction, there will be free parking in the Center Street and Sixth & Lafayette Parking Structures with a purchase from a participating Washington Avenue business. These businesses will provide customers with a parking validation...