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Construction Around Town

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Pardon Our Dust!

The city realizes construction projects are an inconvenience. Every effort is made to expedite work and minimize traffic conflicts and access to the various properties abutting construction projects.Read more »

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.  Read more »

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. Read more »

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.Read more »

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-committeesRead more »

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.

 

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City Joins Energy Office

The City of Royal Oak officially became the 23rd member of the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office (Energy Office) earlier this month, with a unanimous vote of the City Commission. The Energy Office is a coalition of nonprofits and communities that work to help local governments reduce their energy use and save money for their citizens through energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.Read more »

Woodward 5 Sustainability Oct 11 Public Forum

Woodward 5 Communities - Live Life Here.

Residents and business owners of the Woodward 5 Communities are invited to attend this public forum. Your hometowns want to hear from you!Read more »

ROPD Crime Mapping Tool

The Royal Oak Police Department is pleased to announce a new crime mapping tool that is now accessible to all members of the public. The crime mapping website, www.crimemapping.com, will display the crime type, location, date and time of occurrence of all crime reports, excluding sex offenses, taken by the Royal Oak Police Department.Read more »

Safe Biking in Royal Oak

Sharrow ImageDrivers on Catalpa may have noticed these symbols painted on the ground as part of the recent paving improvements. These are Shared Roadway Bicycle Markings (SHARROWS) which are intended to alert other road users to expect bicyclists to occupy travel lanes, to help bicyclists position themselves away from parked cars and avoid being struck by suddenly opened car doors.Read more »

Detroit Zoo Summer Events

Royal Oak Chosen for DIA Inside|Out Program

June - September

Six masterpieces from the DIA’s collection are coming to Royal Oak this summer.  Read more »

Police Officers agree to pay cuts and other concessions

The 55 member Royal Oak Police Officers’ Association last Friday ratified a contract which includes pay cuts, reductions in health care benefits, increased employee contributions for pensions and health care and other concessions.   The City Commission voted unanimously on Monday to approve the two year agreement which will run from 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2013.Read more »

Detectives and Command Officers agree to pay cuts and more

A pay cut, health care changes, mirroring of prescription drug benefits in retirement and an increase in employee pension contributions are some of the concessions agreed to by the Royal Oak Detectives and Royal Oak Police Command Officers Associations.

The City Commission voted unanimously on Monday to approve both tentative agreements for the two year period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013.  The unions voted to ratify their agreements on May 7.Read more »

Safe Neighborhoods Community Dialogue

Join Fox 2 Anchor & Reporter Ron Savage as he moderates the first annual Royal Oak Safe Neighborhoods Community Dialogue on Wednesday, June 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This is event is hosted at the Royal Oak Middle School Auditorium, 709 N. Washington Ave and is presented by the Royal Oak Crime Prevention Council, the City of Royal Oak, and the Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools. Anyone who lives and/or works in Royal Oak, homeowners, condo and apartment dwellers, business owners, employees, should attend this event.Read more »

Cupcake Wars’ Winner!!!

Michelle Brown and Yolanda Baston taste sweet success as winners of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.   The owners of Taste Love Cupcakes, 304 S.Read more »

Royal Oak Parks: Lawn Season Comes Early

Spring has blossomed early in the City of Royal Oak and the grass in our lovely parks is coming up fast. The Department of Public Service wishes to inform residents that those charged with maintaining these park landscapes are mostly college students working their way through school as part-time summer staff. They are not available for lawn cutting until May, as most are still in school until then.Read more »

Woodward 5 Sustainability Partnership Open House

Woodward 5 Communities - Live Life Here.


The Woodward 5 Sustainability Partnership Online Survey is over! Thank you for your interest!


Residents and business owners of the Woodward 5 Communities are invited to attend this public forum. Your hometowns want to hear from you!Read more »

Fire Employees Agree To Pay Cut And More

A pay cut, health care changes, mirroring of prescription drug benefits in retirement and an increase in employee pension contribution are some of the concessions agreed to by the Royal Oak Professional Firefighters Local #431.   

The City Commission on Monday approved the tentative agreement for the two year period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013.  The union voted overwhelming to ratify the agreement on February 29, becoming the City’s first public safety group to join all general employee groups in giving real concessions.Read more »

DMC Presents Project to DDA

A new DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center Project was presented to the Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority at Wednesday's standing room only board meeting. The DDA approved the first step in the project to proceed with a sale of the land located at the City's I-696 corridor.Read more »

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