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 »
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.
The 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 »
The City of Royal Oak is welcoming a former Wayne County senior development officer to serve as its new manager of economic development.
Todd Fenton – who has served as one of the region’s primary points of contact for companies seeking to grow, expand, and relocate to southeast Michigan – will lead the charge to provide resources and technical assistance to businesses contemplating investing in the city. He started his new position Monday.Read more »
Thanks to the generosity of a long-time Royal Oak resident, the Royal Oak Animal Shelter (ROAS) has much to be thankful for.
ROAS was the recipient of a generous planned gift from the estate of Loismae Murray on April 23, 2014. Police Chief Corrigan O’Donohue plans to use the $106,448.86 donation for continual improvements at the shelter.Read more »
Royal Oak homeowners will see an offer for a low-cost, worry-free sewer line warranty protection program in their mailboxes soon. Mayor Jim Ellison explains in a letter to residents how the voluntary Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) program could potentially save Royal Oak homeowners money. Read more »
Residents who live in the area bounded by N. Main Street, 12 Mile Road, Woodward Avenue, 10 Mile Road, Longfellow and Alexander may have noticed work being done in the 2014 sidewalk improvement target area.Read more »
A new police contract approved through 2016 effectively puts more officers on the streets in Royal Oak neighborhoods.
The city and the Royal Oak Police Officers Association have reached a tentative three-year contract agreement that gives the city the option to use civilians in place of uniformed police officers for front desk and property room responsibilities.Read more »
Downtown Royal Oak Picks Up Awards for Streetscape Design, Holiday Lights
The Michigan Concrete Association recently recognized the City of Royal Oak with an Award of Excellence for streetscape improvements at Third, Fourth, Troy and Williams Streets.
The scope of the award-winning project included replacing existing sidewalks with decorative concrete and block, as well as the addition of trees, tree grates and site lighting. New underground utilities were also installed.
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) paid for the streetscape enhancements.Read more »