Tax Preparation Help Available at Senior Center Beginning Feb. 2

Income tax preparation help will be available for low- and moderate-income households through the AARP at the Mahany/Meininger Senior Center on Mondays and Wednesdays between Feb. 2 and Apr. 13. While this program is geared toward seniors, there are no age restrictions.Read more »

Royal Oak Community Ice Rink Opens Downtown

Report Water Main Breaks

Water expands as it freezes and this puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it - including water mains.

To report a water main break or other water emergency in Royal Oak, call the Department of Public Service at 248-246-3300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.; after hours call the Royal Oak Police Department non-emergency number at 248-246-3500. Read more »

Stay Warm, Royal Oak!

City HallBrutal temperatures can be a struggle for the most vulnerable members of our community.Read more »

Art Explored Series Showcases Michigan Artists

From “Abe in Shades to an "Iron Man", Art Explored Series Showcases Michigan Artists

Royal Oak, MI – The second annual Art Explored Series kicks off in downtown Royal Oak on Dec. 22. This public art series launched last summer with three featured artists, grew to five local artists in its Fall/Winter Arts Explored Series, and is now showcasing 10 works by eight Michigan artists. The selected artists are Desiree Kelly, Doug DeLind, Israel and Erik Nordin, Jennie M. Burt, Molly Murphy, Richard Gage, Tim Burke, and Tim Gralewski. Read more »

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Count and Survey

Volunteers Needed for Homeless Assistance,
Count & Survey

The City of Royal Oak is working in conjunction with the Oakland County Alliance For Housing to conduct a point-In-time count of homeless individuals on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.  Volunteers are needed. 

This one-day, approximately four-hour event helps homeless individuals in Oakland County.  This data contributes to future strategies and funding initiatives to assist homeless individuals and prevent homelessness. Read more »

Lego Challenge added to Recreation Classes

Royal Oak Recreation Announces New Class Offering

LEGO Challenge classes introduce elementary school children (grades 1- 5) to the basic principles of mathematics, science and engineering. By integrating the basic arithmetic learned in school with an intuitive active learning process, children grasp a better understanding of the fundamentals of physics.Read more »

FEMA Deadline Extended to Dec. 14

Michiganders with homes damaged in the August severe storms and flooding will have more time to file for federal assistance after the Federal Emergency Management Agency granted Gov. Rick Snyder’s request for an extension. Read more »

Patricia Paruch Fills City Commission Vacancy

The Royal Oak City Commission voted unanimously at its Monday meeting  to appoint Patricia Paruch to fill a vacancy left when Commissioner Peggy Goodwin resigned in October. Goodwin, who served almost three years of her four-year term, relinquished her chair at the table for personal and professional reasons.Read more »

Normandy Oaks Park Ordinance 2014-09 FAQ

On July 21, 2014, the Royal Oak City Commission approved ballot language that would allow voters to consider repurposing the Normandy Oaks Golf Course, located at 4234 Delemere Blvd. On Nov. 4, voters will decide whether or not the city should authorize selling up to 10 acres of the city-owned property to pay for converting the remaining 40 acres into a destination park.

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens

A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened on Oct. 8, 2014 at the Gerry Kulick Community Center located at 1201 Livernois, Ferndale. This is a one-stop shop where residents affected by the Aug. 11 severe weather event can register for assistance, discuss types of disaster assistance programs with specialists, receive the status of their existing application and obtain other information. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Registration intake centers are also available at the following locations in Oakland County: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:

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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

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 »

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