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Leaf Collection Schedule Status

The leaf collection as of Tuesday, November 18, 2014 is currently 4 days behind schedule. Crews will work in date order. Street cleaning signs will be posted on major arterial roads the day before collection. Thank you for your patience. Read more »


FEMA Deadline Extended to Dec. 14

Michiganders with homes damaged in the severe storms and flooding last August will have more time to file for federal assistance after the Federal Emergency Management Agency granted Gov. Rick Snyder’s request for an extension. The original deadline of Nov. 24 was extend by 20 days and the new deadline to register is Dec. 14. Read more »


Patricia Paruch Fills City Commission Vacancy

Patricia Paruch is sworn in

The Royal Oak City Commission voted unanimously at its Monday meeting to appoint Patricia Paruch to fill a vacancy left when Commissioner Peggy Goodwin resigned in October. Goodwin, who served almost three years of her four-year term, relinquished her chair at the table for personal and professional reasons. Following the vote, Paruch was immediately sworn into office by Mayor Jim Ellison.
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City Highlights

» 2014 Fall Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule
» Information Related to Recent Flood, FEMA Registration, Etc.
» Oakland County Election Center - Election Results
» Up To $500 Fine for Violating Royal Oak’s Fireworks Ordinance
» City Commission Discusses Deteriorating Roads
» Service Line Warranties of America FAQs
» Royal Oak Introduces Pothole Repair Tracking Map
» National League of Cities’ Water and Sewer Utility Warranty program
» Oakland County Road Commission - 2013 Strategic Planning Report
» Citizen Survey Reports Presented at the 2014 Strategic Planning Session
» Open Positions on Boards and Committees - Apply Now!
» Public Art Pops Up In Downtown RO!
» Mayor Delivers State of the City Address!
» City Completes Pavement Management Analysis
» Woodward Ave Complete Streets Project
» Home Improvement Program Grants Announced
» Online Registration for Recreation Programs is Now Open!
» Updated Cooperation, Collaboration and Consolidation Plan
» Do Not Knock Registry Information and how to sign up
» Public Hearing Notices

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Upcoming Events

PTSA Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join us in supporting the Royal Oak High School PTSA at this year’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair.  This year’s event takes place at Royal Oak High School (1500 Lexington Blvd, North of 13 Mile Rd, East of Crooks Rd.) on Saturday, November 22 from 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Juried items being showcased by Crafters from around the area include country and wooden items, Fall and Christmas items, jewelry, clothing, pottery, stained glass and much more.  There is also a Vendor’s Marketplace, a Bake Sale table, cafeteria service with lunch & snack items available for purchase, a 50/5Read more »

South Oakland Chili Cook Off

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Royal Oak Jaycees presents the 5th Annual "South Oakland Chili Cook off" on November 22nd from 6pm to 10pm at the Royal Oak Farmers Market! Now in it's fifth year, this special event brings together local restaurants, community groups, students, and individuals in a competition searching for the area's best chili. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of South Oakland County, along with other local charities! It promises to be a fun family friendly event.Read more »

Kids Eat Free

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 11:00am

During the holidays on Sundays, November 23 through December 28, Kids 10 and under eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal. Participating restaurants are listed below, see specific restaurants for hours and restrictions. Read more »

Holiday Magic Parade

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Downtown Royal Oak invites families to the 13th Annual Holiday Magic Parade presented by Emagine Star Lanes Event Center & Sports Grille on Sunday, November 23rd at 2pm.  The parade starts at Lincoln and Washington and heads north on Washington to Fourth Street where it heads west and ends at Lafayette.  Read more »

Holiday Magic Marketplace!

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

The Royal Oak Farmers Market will host a Holiday Marketplace before, during and after the City Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 4-8 p.m. Over 60 local crafters and artisans featuring antiques, collectibles, crafts, & many downtown merchant booths.

Shops & Pops: Ladies Night Out

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

It's a Ladies Night Out with a twist (and a POP) from 5-10 p.m. this Dec. 4 in downtown Royal Oak!

Participating shops will offer special discounts and activities for holiday shoppers. For $7 ($10 the night of the event) you will also recieve samples of champagne (POP!), a plethora of goodies and a chance to win fabulous prizes. Pre-register at www.eventbrite.com.

For more information, visit www.downtownroyaloak.org

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Event - Date & Time: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Join us for Royal Oak's 33rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 4. The ceremony includes caroling by Stagecrafters, music by the Royal Oak Salvation Army Band and the Royal Oak Children's Choir. Song sheets will be provided by the Daily Tribune. Come join us for a great evening of refreshments, caroling, lighting of the Tree, and don't forget a special visit from SANTA! This event will be taking place outside the Farmers Market! Read more »

Symphony Orchestra Holiday Classics

Event - Date & Time: 
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

The Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra will perform their Winter Concert at the Royal Oak Middle School located at 709 N Washington. The performance will be held in the Dondero Auditorium at 8:00pm on Friday, December 16th. John Robertson will be conducting. Music includes pieces from Mendelssohn, Chase, Strauss, Sibelius, Smith, Custer, and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are available at the door.Read more »

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