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. Read more »
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!
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.
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Join the Crime Prevention Council on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Oak Police Station for 'Cops & Doughnuts.'
Deputy Chief Mike Frazier of the Royal Oak Police Department will provide an overview of crime trends, safe neighborhoods initiatives and discuss ways that you can get involved and keep yourself and your neighborhood safe. Read more »
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.Read more »
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 »
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 »
Drivers 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »