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Community Invited to Provide Feedback on City Website

Over the next several months, the City of Royal Oak will be working to improve the layout and navigation of its website -- romi.gov. Your opinions are important in helping the city provide the best website possible.

Please take a quick survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/romigov

You'll be asked how you use the current site, new features or information you would like to see and any problems with the current site that you hope will be addressed.

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

 

Read Mayor's State of the City Address

Mayor Jim EllisonIt took Mayor Jim Ellison 26 minutes to present his 2015 State of the City address at a luncheon hosted by the Royal Oak Rotary Club at Bistro 82 on July 21.

The mayor took the annual gathering, which was attended by more than 80 guests, to highlight milestones achieved over the past year.

Watch the State of the City address.

Click here for the entirety of the mayor's address.

Art Explored Series Showcases Michigan Artists

Art ExploredThe third annual Art Explored Series has kicked off in downtown Royal Oak. This public art series launched two years ago with three featured artists, grew to eight local artists last year, and is now showcasing nine works by nine Michigan artists.

“It’s really a unique program,” said artist Molly Diana Murphy. “I find that it really brings a lot of people together – from people who are visual to the business community to people just walking around on their way to somewhere to the artists that create the work. It’s an amazing opportunity to take a step outside of the box. It’s better than going to an art gallery.”

In addition to Murphy, the selected artists are Richard Gage, Doug DeLind, Paolo Pedini, Desiree Kelly, Peter Pawlicki, Michael Jones, Tim Gralewski, and John Sobczak.

The...

5 Things You Should Know About Your Summer Tax Bill

The first tax bill of the year, dated July 1, has been sent. Here are five things you should know about your summer tax bill.

1. Summer taxes are due July 31. It’s important to know this date! Whether you pay the bill in person or it is handled by a financial institution, such as a mortgage company, payment  is due in the treasurer’s office by 4:30 p.m. on July 31. Payments received after the due dates are subject to penalties.  In some cases, people explain the bill was lost in the mail. It does not matter; failure to receive your tax bill does not waive
interest and/or penalties.  It is your responsibility to know the due date so please take steps to make sure payment arrives on time.

Note: The summer bill may be paid in two installments, provided half of the total is paid on or before July 31. The second half payment is payable on or before Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. If either your first or second half payment is late...

Washington Avenue Construction Update

Washington Construction

The engineering division reports the following update to the Washington Avenue construction schedule:

July 27-31: Levelling course (first course of asphalt) will be placed on the west half of the road by July 31;

August 3-7: Final utility structure adjustments and wearing course (top course of asphalt) to be placed, some road an parking striping may begin;

August 10-14: Pavement markings will be completed, on-street parking should be restored by the end of the week.

 

 

Golf With Royal Oak's Finest at Charity Outing

2015 Golf outingThe Royal Oak Police Department is pleased to announce its 2015 Charity Golf Outing will be held on Monday, Aug. 3 at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak. The event is open to everyone.

As in years past, 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Royal Oak. Most funds are raised through sponsors. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities call Lt. Mike Frazier line at 248-246-3521.

Join Royal Oak's finest on...

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2015 Summer Concert Series

Summer Concerts SeriesThe Royal Oak Commission for the Arts brings its summer concert series to the heart of downtown Royal Oak with weekly performances by some of the area’s top bands on select Thursdays in July and August.

The summer concert series takes place at the Center Street Pop-Up Park on Center Street between Third and Fourth Streets beginning July 9.

All concerts begin at 6 p.m. with performaces by the Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music; headliners take the stage at 7 p.m. For the complete lineup, click here.

Information For Royal Oak Water And Sewer Customers Regarding Class Action Law Suit

Certain Royal Oak residents may receive notice this month of a “class action” lawsuit against the city entitled “Schroeder v. City of Royal Oak.” This webpage provides you with some of the important details about this case. We hope that the information provided here will help you to better understand the background of the case, the complicated legal issues it raises and how the eventual outcome of the case may impact you.

If you qualify as a member of the class, you will receive notice from the law firm of Kickham Hanley, PLLC, which is representing the plaintiffs.

If you receive this notice and have additional questions regarding the lawsuit, please visit this firm’s website:

kickhamhanley.com

or email ghanley@kickhamhanley.com

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'Embrace the Barrels' Kicks Off with Giveaways and Free Parking!

Embrace the BarrelsEmbrace the Barrels is a 10-week long promotion for Washington Avenue during the scheduled construction, beginning June 9 through Aug. 13. To help the businesses during these busy summer months, the Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority, in partnership with the City of Royal Oak, will be offering giveaways at featured Washington businesses and free parking on select days.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, a featured business will be giving away a signature product to the first 100 people to visit the business. See below for a complete list of giveaways.

On Wednesdays during construction, there will be free parking in the Center Street and Sixth & Lafayette Parking Structures with a purchase from a participating Washington Avenue business. These businesses will provide customers with a parking validation...


Upcoming Events

Corn Roast & Country Fair

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Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Don’t miss the Royal Oak Corn Roast & Country Fair presented by Genisys Credit Union on Saturday, August 8th from 9am - 3pm, located at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Live music all day from George Hertier, Mark Reitenga and Steve Kovich. Dunk-A-Cop, fantastic
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Orson Starr House Guild

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Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Orson Starr House Guild invites you to enjoy their Museum Open House on Sunday, Aug. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Orson Starr House Museum is located at 3123 N Main Street (one block South of 13 Mile Road). Additional free parking one block South at the Salvation Army Citadel. For additional information contact Isabelle (248) 548-6638.

Food Truck Rally!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, August 12th, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).

Woodward Dream Cruise

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Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 8:00am - 9:00pm

The Annual Woodward Dream Cruise will be in Royal Oak on Saturday, August 15. The event attracts thousands of classic cars, hot rods, custom, collector, and many other vehicles to the nostalgic cruising lanes of Woodward Avenue. Visit the official "newly designed" Dream Cruise website at http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/ for more information.Read more »

Food Truck Rally

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, September 9th, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).

 

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. Step Out has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $175,000,000 to Stop Diabetes! Join the Walk today! Registration starts at 8am and the walk will begin at 9:15am on September 12, 2015! All participants who are 2 years and older must raise at least $25 to enter the zoo!

Event Location and Address: Detroit Zoo, 8450 West 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067 Read more »

Food Truck Rally!

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, October 14th, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).

Food Truck Rally!

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, November 11th, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).

Food Truck Rally!

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, December 9th, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).

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