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.
ROPD Offers Citizens Police Academy in April
Beginning this spring, the Royal Oak Police Department will offer residents a unique insight into local law enforcement.
The police department has established the Royal Oak Citizens Police Academy, an exciting seven-week course that meets once a week on Wednesday evenings for approximately three hours. Classes begin April 6, 2016.
Open only to residents of Royal Oak, attendees get an insider's look at the internal operations and challenges of the police department.
“It will be a good program,” Chief Corrigan O'Donohue told The Daily Tribune. “A lot of people get a certain perception of law enforcement from the movies and TV. This program will open their eyes.”
You must be 18 years of age or older to attend the academy. All potential applicants are screened before they are accepted.
Election 2016: Presidential Primary March 8
On March 8, registered Royal Oak voters will go to the polls to participate in the Michigan Presidential Primary. Any Michigan registered voter can participate in the primary, however, the Michigan Presidential Primary is designated a closed primary, which means voters must state the party primary they wish to participate in before being issued a ballot.
The State of Michigan Bureau of Elections has put together a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding the March 8 primary that can be found on michigan.gov.
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Restaurant Week Returns
Royal Oak Restaurant Week returns Feb. 26 – Mar. 6. More than 25 of downtown Royal Oak’s top restaurants and venues will feature 3-course lunch and dinner menus at $15, $25, and $35 a person. No tickets or passes are necessary, but reservations are strongly recommended!
ALE MARY’S BEER HALL
ANDIAMO ROYAL OAK
B SPOT BURGERS
BD’S MONGOLIAN GRILL
Election Workers Needed
Did you know Royal Oak will have three elections this year? The election dates are March 8, Aug. 2 and Nov. 8.
Due to the number of elections, the demand for election workers this year is very high. Workers receive $160 for the day (this includes attending a training class prior to election). Applicants should feel comfortable using laptop computers, as they are in every precinct.
If you're interested in this civic opportunity and would like to learn more, please go to http://romi.gov/departments/city-clerk/election-inspector.
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.
Call for Artists - Summer 2016
The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts (ROCFA) is excited to announce its fourth annual call for artists to submit applications for temporary display of public art in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan. Artwork will be displayed from June 2016 to April 2017.
Proposals will be reviewed and juried by a committee of ROCFA members and prominent community art representatives that have not yet been selected.
Selected artists will receive a $600 honorarium. Artwork will be accompanied by plaques identifying the artwork and artist....