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Posted on: August 27, 2016

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.

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Did you know there's some cheap and even FREE parking in downtown Royal Oak?

Here's a guide to finding a parking space that is just right for you!

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

City Commission Meets July 13

Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE OF CITY COMMISSION MEETING 

The Royal Oak City Commission will hold a closed session at 7:00p.m. and regular meeting at 7:30p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2020.

On April 1, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-33, which declared bot...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Planning Commission Meets July 14

Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING 

The Royal Oak Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 

On March 10, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-04, which declared a state-wide st...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

DDA Meets July 15

Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE OF DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MEETING 

The Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority will hold a meeting at 4:00p.m. on Wednesday July 15, 2020 

On April 1, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-33, which declared bo...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Absentee Ballots are in the Mail

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Absentee ballots for the Aug. 4 primary election will soon arrive in the mail for Royal Oak voters who requested one in advance.

Learn more at https://www.romi.gov/163/Elections-Voting or watch the video!

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City Spotlights
Posted on: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Temporary Use Permit application now available

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The COVID-19 Temporary Use Permit application allows existing Royal Oak restaurants, retail and service establishments to make temporary changes outside of their establishment, on private or public property.

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City Spotlights
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Royal Oak Makes Plans to Open New City Hall

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As COVID-19 restrictions loosen in Michigan, the City of Royal Oak is working on plans to open its new City Hall to the public while continuing to offer services remotely at its present facility.

Construction of the new City Hall facility is winding down. ...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Playgrounds Reopen

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As we begin the process to re-open our City’s playground equipment after Oakland County’s Health Division rescinded Emergency Health Order 2020-8, we encourage those to practice safe measures provided by our state and local authorities...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: June 1, 2020

What is the Absentee Voter Process?

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WATCH:  Learn how you can apply for an absent voter ballot for the August 4, 2020 Primary, November 3, 2020 General Election or both! 

Learn more at https://www.romi.gov/163/Elections-Voting

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City Spotlights
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Job Openings

We Are Hiring

The City of Royal Oak is a dynamic place to live, work and play. Its central location, multitude of amenities, continued investment in the community and rich cultural and commercial tradition, make Royal Oak a premier community in southeastern Michigan.&a...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: February 7, 2020

How to Start and Maintain a Neighborhood Association

Neighborhood

The Royal Oak Crime Prevention Council has put together information on the benefits of starting a neighborhood association.

Learn more:

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City Spotlights
Posted on: January 11, 2020

Signup for Weekly eBlast

Weekly Email Blast

The Weekly eBlast is the easiest way to stay up-to-date on the latest news, information and can't-miss events happenings in Royal Oak. We publish every Friday and send directly to your email or cellphone. If you want to increase your knowledge on what is ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Royal Oak DDA considers aid to downtown businesses during pandemic

Though there are federal, state and county resources for some businesses and employees, the city’s Downtown Development Authority is also considering aid to local businesses, said Sean Kammer, DDA manager.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

MoGo bike share system announces station locations in Oakland County

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...the nonprofit bike share system says it will add 31 new stations and 140 bikes to central northwest Detroit, as well as Ferndale, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Berkley, and Huntington Woods, according to a news release...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Live Music Thursdays return for the summer in downtown Royal Oak

Live Music Thursdays return for the summer in downtown Royal Oak

Free live music returns in downtown Royal Oak with the Live Music Thursdays summer concert series, which runs through Aug. 15 in a pop-park on C...
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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Royal Oak to implement on-street handicapped parking

Royal Oak to implement on-street handicapped parking

By: Sarah WojcikRoyal Oak Review | Published July 9, 2019

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ROYAL OAK — There is scanty on-street handicapped parking in Royal Oak.

But that&rsqu...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

New Royal Oak grant opportunity announced

The Royal Oak City Commission has set aside $265,263 of its special allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG-CV) from the enactment of the CARES Act to provide financial assist to small businesses in Royal Oak effected by COVID-19.The R...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Gallery: Royal Oak Restaurants Emerge From Covid Hibernation

Deadline Detroit photographer Michael Lucido traveled up and down Woodward and on Main Street in Royal Oak to see how things are progressing.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

COVID-19 Temporary Use Permit application now available

The COVID-19 Temporary Use Permit application allows existing Royal Oak restaurants, retail and service establishments to make temporary changes outside of their establishment, on private or public property.

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

If a small business wants to reopen, a free 'toolkit' awaits in Oakland County

Small businesses wanting a toolkit can request one at www.oakgov.com

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

3,500 Oakland County Businesses To Receive Nearly $14M In Grants

Over 130 Royal Oak businesses will receive grants ranging from $4,000 - $10,000.

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

17 Art Van stores to become Loves Furniture under new owners

New company to be headquartered in Royal Oak

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Whitmer approves liquor buyback program as bar, restaurant restrictions extended

A liquor buyback could amount to $20 million in temporary cash assistance for bars and restaurants to restart their operations once the governor's stay-at-home order is lifted.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Governor Whitmer announces SBA loans now available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

The application for disaster loan assistance is available at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

The Royal Oak Public Library Launches Contactless Curbside Service

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The Royal Oak Public Library is pleased to announce the launching of curbside pick-up capabilities through the myLIBRO application. Curbside service is available and will offer a contactless alternative to traditional methods of accessing library books, m...

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Library News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Tutor.com is Now Available!

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Tutor.com is a fully online tutoring service. You can get a tutor 24/7 in more than 40 subjects including Math, Science, Social Studies, English, AP ® Support, Foreign Languages and Business. Tutoring sessions take place in our easy-to-use online ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Where To Go For a Helping Hand 2020

Each year the Royal Oak Public Library compiles a list of places that can provide assistance for the following: temporary day and overnight shelter; groceries; meals; clothing; referrals; transportation; and housing.

Helping Hand 2020 (PDF)

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Library News
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Learn a Language with Pronunciator

With 4000 courses available, Pronunciator gives Royal Oak patrons access to 80 languages. The languages range from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhousa (and more in between.) The language courses are available in English as well as many other languages. In ad...

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Library News
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Overdrive

With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your library's digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a library card.

Get Started Here!

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Library News
Posted on: January 1, 2020

2020 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory

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The 2020 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory provides information on over 50 area facilities. The information in this directory was supplied by the individual agencies. This list does not contain every preschool and child care facility in th...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Pay Us a Visit!

Mahany Meininger Community Center

The City of Royal Oak has a beautiful community center where mature adults aged 50 and better can enjoy opportunities for lifelong education, fitness, nutrition and leisure activities. In addition, supportive services that promote independence and quality...

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Senior News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Senior Times Newsletter

Senior Times

Be the first to know what’s happening at the Mahany/Meininger Community Center and in our community.

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Senior News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Meal Program

Tim's Kitchen

Tim’s Kitchen at the Senior CenterServiced by Chef Erin Koch

Nutritious & Delicious

Enjoy meals prepared from scratch in the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center kitchen Monday - Friday, served at 11:45 a.m. Chef Erin Koch (pronou...

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Senior News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Age-Friendly Royal Oak

AARP Age Friendly

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) estimates the senior population of Royal Oak to grow by at least 34.8 percent by the year 2045. To prepare for the forecasted growth in the senior population, the Royal Oak Senior Services / Aging in ...

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