Royal Oak Now Accepting Online Payments
You can now make online payments for property taxes and utility bills. Go to www.romi.gov/online-payments to learn more.
City to Save $2.2 Million after Refinancing Bonds
The City of Royal Oak authorized the refinancing of $17.3 million in bonds in March, a move the finance director says will save customers and taxpayers more than $2.2 million over the next 13 years.
The bond sale closed on March 30 after the Royal Oak City Commission authorized the refunding of the bonds in January to take advantage of lower interest rates. The bonds were issued in 2006 and 2008 to fund numerous water, sewer and parking projects as well as various road resurfacing ventures and vehicles and equipment for the Department of Public Services.
Four banks responded to a request for proposals.
“I was pleased and appreciate the bids that came in from Bank of America – Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan Securities and Robert W. Baird & Co. They were all very competitive.” said Finance Director Julie Rudd. “The St. Louis-based firm of Stifl, Nicolaus & Co. came in with the lowest interest rate of 2.1 percent.”
2016 Community Development/Engineering Projects Map
The Royal Oak Engineering Division released its 2016 projects maps, which includes the locations of road construction improvements, water main improvements, streetscape improvements, sidewalk improvements and more for this year.
Click on the map to enlarge or go to http://romi.gov/webfm_send/4550 to download a PDF.
Housing Rehabilitation Program Helps Low-Income Homeowners Fix Up Houses
Each year dozens of Royal Oak homeowners with low-to-moderate incomes are able to make up to $40,000 worth of home improvements through a city grant and loan program.
The Royal Oak Housing Rehabilitation Program at City Hall helps homeowners with grants of up to $10,000 and no-interest or low-interest deferred loans. Read more>>>
2016 Tree Trim Maintenance Map
DTE Energy has released its 2016 Tree Trim Maintenance Map for Royal Oak. (See http://romi.gov/webfm_send/4509 for a printable map.)
Here’s what residents can expect will happen over the next several weeks, according to DTE:
• You may see DTE arborist planners in your yard or neighborhood inspecting the power lines and trees to determine where trimming is needed. Arborist planners will be wearing yellow DTE Energy vests andcarrying ID badges.
• If tree work is needed on your property, the arborist planner will knock on your door. If you are not home, DTE will leave a “Tree Work Scheduled” door card. If you have questions about the work intended for your property, please call the number on the door card.
• If a tree poses a serious hazard to power lines or if trimming will put the tree’s health at risk, DTE may need to remove it. DTE will make every effort to work with...
Have a Voice in City Government
Be involved in your hometown in an advisory capacity by volunteering to be a part of a city board, committee or commission.
An informational list of boards and committees within the city and a current list of vacancies is posted on the city's website at: http://romi.gov/departments/city-clerk/boards-committees
Indicate your interest to serve by filling out an application. You can download the form at:http://romi.gov/webfm_send/3611
Students are encouraged to participate, too! The student application can be found at:http://romi.gov/webfm_send/2967
Be involved! Fill out an application today.