The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Invites YOU to attend upcoming December 2013 Community Meetings.
What: Woodward Avenue Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis (AA) Community Meetings Why: SEMCOG invites you to learn more about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and why it is moving forward as the preferred mode for further analysis. Come out and give us your input about the latest project developments. Format: Open House and Presentation Where/When:Read more »
Royal Oak, MI – Public art is popping up in Downtown Royal Oak as a new public art program called Art Explored makes its first appearance. Works by Michigan artists Brian Brook, Richard Gage, and Todd Stovall are being featured in this year’s program.Read more »
This year's Ford Arts, Beats and Eats festival features additional collaborative initiatives and activities, new restuarant eateries, new musical performances and returning favorite artists. This year's expanded footprint offers a little more of all the excitement and enjoyment you've come to expect at one of Oakland County's premier summer festivals.
First Merit Bank is helping non-profits with a Royal Oak based web community crowdwise.com site to help raise additional donations for charities.Read more »
The 66th Annual Royal Oak Community Awards hosted by the Chamber of Commerce will be on Tuesday, October 22 at Emagine Theatre. We are looking for nominations for the Best of Royal Oak in a variety of categories, including Citizen of the Year, Community Spirit, Business Beautification, Residential Beautification, and Residential Landscape Beautification. Anyone can make a nomination!Read more »
The 2013 Summer Reading Program runs June 8 - July 26. Join us for free programs and activities on Opening Day beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 8! Stories, books, live animals, puppets, music, magic, crafts and plenty of reading ideas and choices at the Royal Oak Public Library!
Opening Day Festivities are sponsored by OUR Credit UnionRead more »
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 12. 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.