New ornamental streetlights, wider sidewalks, and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps are some of the changes coming to 11 Mile road this summer. The $1.9 million project is scheduled to break ground on May 13 and is expected to be completed this fall. Read more »
City of Royal Oak Home Improvement Program Annoucing New Grants
As of April 16, 2013, the Royal Oak’s Home Improvement Program is intended to maintain and improve the City’s neighborhoods by helping low- and moderate-income homeowners make necessary repairs.Read more »
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects its contractor to begin work on the resurfacing of Coolidge Highway, between Webster Road and Woodward Ave. in Royal Oak, this Monday, April 22.
The road will remain open to traffic during the project, but will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and motorists should expect delays. The project is expected to be fully re-opened to traffic by July 3. Read more »
There are many volunteer opportunities available. . .
On May 4 & 11, 2013 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, the Royal Oak Memorial Society is seeking volunteers to work at the Oakview Cemetery to help with cleaning Veteran's Graves. Please bring garden tools! Read more »
“Make this world a better place one neighbor at a time.” That is the motto of the Royal Oak and Huntington Woods TimeBank.
The City Commission recently offered their unanimous support to this neighbors helping neighbors system. The TimeBank operates as a pay it forward, community exchange system, where members help other members by sharing their time and skills to earn time hours. Those hours can then be spent on the services they need. Services exchanged include child care, transportation, cleaning, tutoring, among many others. Read more »
The Royal Oak City Commission has approved an agreement with the School District to construct a $400,000 fiber optic cable network that will link eight city and nine school buildings. This new technology will improve service, capabilities, and security for both organizations while greatly reducing operating costs. Read more »
Beginning March 6, residents can register for recreation and senior programs online for the first time. Registrants will be able to sign-up at www.royaloakrec.com for programs and make payments too. Read more »
As part of the City’s continuing efforts to encourage community involvement and increase communication between residents and local government, the City has published a listing of Royal Oak Homeowners Associations on its website.
Royal Oak is home to many residents who are actively involved in representing the interests of their home and neighborhoods. In many cases, residents have formed or joined an association to more effectively communicate with their neighbors and the City. Read more »
The state of Michigan has eliminated one third of the statutory revenue sharing it provides to cities, including Royal Oak, due to budget constraints at the state and federal levels. In order to receive the remaining two-thirds of statutory revenue sharing funds, cities must meet three specific requirements established by the state of Michigan.
Beverly Hills, Mich. — The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) reminds residents and business owners that it is illegal under Michigan law to shovel or plow snow or ice onto any road or highway, or to deposit snow on a road or road shoulder in such a way that it blocks motorists’ views of traffic. Read more »
Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) continues to work with our community partners as an effort to minimize the spread of flu this season. Compared to recent years, we are seeing early flu activity, although it is still within normal range. The people at highest risk for severe disease are older adults, pregnant women, young children, and those with chronic disease.
Please be advised of the following information to help keep the public and staff healthy:
The 2013 City of Royal Oak Parks & Recreation Master Plan will be on display for public comment from January 3rd through February 3rd at the Salter Community Center, Mahany-Meininger Senior Center, and Royal Oak Library.Read more »
The Honorable Daniel Sawicki was honored by the City Commission at the December 17, 2012 meeting. The Commission resolved to dedicate and name the Court House Plaza after the Judge in recognition of his outstanding and loyal service of 44 years to the City of Royal Oak.
The City Commission also presented the following proclamation:
WHEREAS, in February of 1969, The Honorable Daniel Sawicki first became a part of the City’s history by being hired in as an Assistant Royal Oak City Attorney. He then became our City Attorney in January 1973; andRead more »
The 400 N Main project design concept was approved by the City Planning Commission at the December meeting. Community leaders, area neighbors, association groups, businesses, and other individuals voiced their concerns and accolades for the developer and building designs presented by Krieger-Klatt Architects, Inc. The buildings include an 8-story hotel, 8-story apartment building, a 5-story building with office and restaurant, a 3-story retail and office building and a 4-level off-street parking deck.Read more »
SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, with the assistance of a steering committee representing local communities, is hosting a series of informational meetings during the first two weeks in December. These events are aimed at giving local residents, business owners, and community, government, and agency leaders opportunities to learn about, and give their input on, possible mass transit options for the Woodward Avenue corridor.Read more »