On July 21, 2014, the Royal Oak City Commission approved ballot language that would allow voters to consider repurposing the Normandy Oaks Golf Course, located at 4234 Delemere Blvd. On Nov. 4, voters will decide whether or not the city should authorize selling up to 10 acres of the city-owned property to pay for converting the remaining 40 acres into a destination park.
A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened on Oct. 8, 2014 at the Gerry Kulick Community Center located at 1201 Livernois, Ferndale. This is a one-stop shop where residents affected by the Aug. 11 severe weather event can register for assistance, discuss types of disaster assistance programs with specialists, receive the status of their existing application and obtain other information. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Registration intake centers are also available at the following locations in Oakland County:Read more »
In the aftermath of the Aug. 11 severe storm and flooding event, President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan thus enabling the process for federal funding to be made available to affected Royal Oak residents.
The city knows its citizens want to get back on their feet quickly; however, the Royal Oak Police warn a disaster also lures crooked individuals who will exploit confusion and emergency conditions in an attempt to swindle the public.
After a unamimous vote by the Royal Oak City Commission on Aug. 18, 2014, Royal Oak is the latest municipality to establish a Property Clean Energy Program (PACE) in the State of Michigan.
PACE is an innovative way to help Royal Oak businesses save money, create jobs, grow the tax base and promote environmental sustainability, all at no cost to Royal Oak taxpayers. Under the program, commercial building owners may voluntarily assume a special assessment on their property tax bill to finance energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects. Read more »
With a prime location within the Detroit metropolitan area, steady rise of property values, and reputation as one of Michigan’s most electrifying cities, it’s no surprise that the City of Royal Oak is becoming a captivating place to be.
To confirm its position as a retail and entertainment destination, the City of Royal Oak is partnering with The Retail Coach, a national retail recruitment and development consulting firm.Read more »
* As of 9-13-2014: Standard garbage collection and preparation rules go back into effect starting 9-15-2014. Enforcement of weight limits will be the biggest change for our residents. Also, random piles of debris at the curb will not be acceptable. To place trash out for collection, please follow these guidelines:Read more »
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 »