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FEMA Registration Intake Centers Open in Royal Oak

As of Oct. 1, 2014, residents can talk to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives face-to-face in Royal Oak to get an understanding of the various programs FEMA has to offer and get help registering for assistance.

Where:  FEMA agents are set up at two locations in Royal Oak – The Salter Center (1545 E Lincoln Ave) and the Mahany/Meininger Center (3500 Marais Ave). Read more »

Police Warn of Post-Flood Scammers

In the aftermath of the Aug. 11 severe storm and flooding event, President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan thus enabling the process for federal funding to be made available to affected Royal Oak residents.

The city knows its citizens want to get back on their feet quickly; however, the Royal Oak Police warn a disaster also lures crooked individuals who will exploit confusion and emergency conditions in an attempt to swindle the public.

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Royal Oak Sets the "Pace" for Green Development

After a unamimous vote by the Royal Oak City Commission on Aug. 18, 2014, Royal Oak is the latest municipality to establish a Property Clean Energy Program (PACE) in the State of Michigan.

PACE is an innovative way to help Royal Oak businesses save money, create jobs, grow the tax base and promote environmental sustainability, all at no cost to Royal Oak taxpayers. Under the program, commercial building owners may voluntarily assume a special assessment on their property tax bill to finance energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects. Read more »

Whitehouse Issues Disaster Declaration

From the office of the press secretary, Whitehouse:

President Obama Signs Michigan Disaster DeclarationRead more »

Royal Oak Partners with Consulting Firm to Expand Retail

With a prime location within the Detroit metropolitan area, steady rise of property values, and reputation as one of Michigan’s most electrifying cities, it’s no surprise that the City of Royal Oak is becoming a captivating place to be.

To confirm its position as a retail and entertainment destination, the City of Royal Oak is partnering with The Retail Coach, a national retail recruitment and development consulting firm.Read more »

2014 Road Millage Frequently Asked Questions

Trash Preparation and Collection Rules Resume

* As of 9-13-2014: Standard garbage collection and preparation rules go back into effect starting 9-15-2014. Enforcement of weight limits will be the biggest change for our residents. Also, random piles of debris at the curb will not be acceptable. To place trash out for collection, please follow these guidelines:Read more »

DTE Power Generator Necessary

Public Date: 9/5/2014 10:00 AM
Contact: Judy Davids, Community Engagement Specialist
Email: JudyD@romi.gov

Royal Oak, Michigan -- DTE has had some low voltage issues in Royal Oak this week. Since the forecast is calling for high temperatures, high humidity and very high electrical demand today, the utility company has placed a portable generator at the Shell station on Woodward Avenue to provide additional power to the area. (They promise it will not run at night.)Read more »

Mayor Urges Seniors To Seek Assistance With Flood Cleanup

Royal Oak Mayor Urges Seniors To Seek Assistance With Flood Cleanup

Royal Oak, MI – Mayor Jim Ellison recorded a phone message today encouraging Royal Oak’s elderly citizens to seek volunteer assistance in cleaning up basements flooded during the phenomenal rainfall the area experienced last week.

City officials estimate the Aug. 11 storm caused more than $120M in private property damage in Royal Oak.Read more »

Disabled Veterans Seeking Disaster Relief Funds

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Help Available for Disabled Veterans Impacted by Flood

Public Date: 8/20/2014 9:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048Read more »

Flood Cleanup Assistance

This is From the Michigan Community Service Commission: If you would like to request assistance in removing flood-affecting belongings, mud, sand, or floodwater, gutting flood-affected walls (drywall/paneling) or disinfecting, volunteer organizations may be able to provide volunteers to assist in clean-up efforts.

To request volunteer help visit www.bit.ly/floodcleanupsemi and complete the Flood Cleanup Assistance Form. Read more »

Oakland County Sets Up Resource Centers

Cleaning Up After Flooding/Sewer Backups

Coping with a Sewer Backup

How do I clean up after floods/sewer backups?Read more »

Is Royal Oak Michigan’s New Tech Center?

Is Royal Oak Michigan’s New Tech Center?A wave of cutting edge technology companies continue to call Royal Oak home.   Read more »

Election Inspectors Wanted for Aug. 5 Election

The City of Royal Oak is looking for new election inspectors to work at the polling places on Aug. 5.

General Qualifications: Read more »

Water Department Imposter Scam

The Royal Oak Police Department is investigating a Larceny that occurred in the 1100 block of Cherokee. A Royal Oak resident called the police department on July 1, 2014 at 2:27 p.m. to report a larceny. The resident stated two (2) subjects arrived at his residence claiming they were Water Department employees and needed to check the water meter.Read more »

Fireworks Ordinance Violations Result in Fines

Up To $500 Fine for Violating
Royal Oak’s Fireworks Ordinance

Understand Royal Oak’s fireworks regulationsRead more »

Royal Oak Venue Chosen as Finalist for Free DSO Concert!

The City of Royal Oak and Royal Oak Schools have exciting news to share. The Dondero Auditorium at Royal Oak Middle School has been selected as a finalist among venues for a free Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) concert. 

Vote for Royal OakFifteen finalists are now posted on the www.dso.org/DTEpowersDSO site for community voting.   Read more »

Command Officers Reach Tentative Agreement

Royal Oak PoliceThe city and the Royal Oak Police Command Officers Association have reached a tentative three-year contract agreement.

After a series of spirited negotiations, according to City Attorney Dave Gillam, the agreement reached follows the pattern that was set previously with the detectives and patrol officers' associations.

The same wage pattern is in place – 0 percent increase in 2013, followed by 1.5 percent increase in 2014 and 2.5 percent increase in 2015.Read more »

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