The Fresard Clock Tower is back on the Royal Oak City Commission's agenda when it meets today at 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of .
After much discussion on June 18, Royal Oak city commissioners agreed toto support on Woodward. The Troy-based car dealership business is interested in purchasing and operating the 44-foot tall clock tower for advertising.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) determined the electronic display boards on the clock tower were abandoned signage and subject to removal. In a memo to the commissioners, City Attorney Dave Gillam advised MDOT is only interested in removing the display boards and not the structure itself.
If the commission chooses to support Suburban Collection in its discussions with MDOT to reinstate permits, the company is interested in entering into a new license agreement for the clock tower with the city. Up for discussion will be the use of the tower for public service announcements, brightness, hours of operation and restrictions on video displays.