The Royal Oak City Commission handled a list of items on its agenda at Monday night’s regular meeting at City Hall, including the following:
City supports revocation of license for Royal Oak Travelodge
Commissioners voted to revoke the license for the Travelodge Motel (also known as the Sagamore) at 30776 Woodward Ave. on Monday night after the business failed to update city officials on delinquent property taxes and water bills by the deadline set in a City Commission agreement.
City Attorney Dave Gillam told commissioners he learned the property was sold, outstanding property taxes were paid in full last week and a check is in the mail for the delinquent water bills.
“However, at this point we are still left in the dark as to what the status of the property is and who the operator actually is,” Gillam said.
Without any additional information, the city attorney prepared a resolution to prepare findings and determination in support of revoking the Travelodge’s hotel/motel license.
“Maybe that will get them in here and we can find out what is going on,” Gillam said.
The Travelodge did not have a representative at Monday’s meeting.
Sidewalk café for Boukie’s Grill approved
Commissioners approved a 30-foot sidewalk café for Boukie’s Grill at 212 W. Fifth St. Four tables with seating for eight patrons will be enclosed with a standard 3-foot high metal railing.
Parking Permits Ordinance amendment rejected
Commissioners rejected an amendment to the Parking Permits Ordinance that would make residents of multiple family buildings clearly demonstrate the inability to create additional off-street parking in order to obtain a designated residential parking area — a standard not required by areas zoned for one- and two-family uses.
Commissioner Jim Rasor successfully argued that all residents of Royal Oak should have the same opportunity to go before the city and request designated residential parking. Such requests will either be approved or denied, upon the discretion of the City Commission.