Public Date: 9/5/2014 10:00 AM Contact: Judy Davids, Community Engagement Specialist Email: JudyD@romi.gov
Royal Oak, Michigan -- DTE has had some low voltage issues in Royal Oak this week. Since the forecast is calling for high temperatures, high humidity and very high electrical demand today, the utility company has placed a portable generator at the Shell station on Woodward Avenue to provide additional power to the area. (They promise it will not run at night.)Read more »
Royal Oak Mayor Urges Seniors To Seek Assistance With Flood Cleanup
Royal Oak, MI – Mayor Jim Ellison recorded a phone message today encouraging Royal Oak’s elderly citizens to seek volunteer assistance in cleaning up basements flooded during the phenomenal rainfall the area experienced last week.
City officials estimate the Aug. 11 storm caused more than $120M in private property damage in Royal Oak.Read more »
This is From the Michigan Community Service Commission: If you would like to request assistance in removing flood-affecting belongings, mud, sand, or floodwater, gutting flood-affected walls (drywall/paneling) or disinfecting, volunteer organizations may be able to provide volunteers to assist in clean-up efforts.
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 »