Monday, May 20, 2013
A request to change the Arts, Beats & Eats festival agreement and an update update from the Suicide Prevention Task Force are among the many items to be discussed at City Hall.
A dog census is one of many items on the Royal Oak City Commission's agenda when it meets today at 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall. Commissioners are expected to hear a recommendation from City Manager Don Johnson to hire temporary census workers to go door to door to verify dogs in Royal Oak have valid licenses. In his recommendation to the commission, Johnson said Oakland County animal control estimates less than 10 percent of dogs in Royal Oak are licensed. He added most dog bite incidents involve unlicensed dogs. As an incentive, Johnson recommends that residents who license their dog in June have a $20 delinquent penalty waived. The city manager is also expected to recommend the following rates for dog license fees:
Monday, April 1, 2013
City Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
The Royal Oak City Commission faces a short agenda for tonight's regular meeting. The commission will consider authorizing a link to the Royal Oak and Huntington Woods TimeBank’s web page on the Royal Oak web site. The city manager's office recommends supporting the program that encourages neighbors to help neighbors. Also included in the agenda is a request to approve a public art program and the confirmation of several committee appointments. The City Commission is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. for its regular meeting on the third floor of City Hall.
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Royal Oak City Commission meets Monday to discuss Liquor Ordinance Amendment, pit bull incidents and more.
At their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall, city officials are expected to discuss a variety of matters. Royal Oak hopes to unveil a new city logo soon. As part of its 2012-2013 goals and objectives, the Royal Oak City Commission will hire a marketing company for around $20,000 to help roll-out a unified city marketing identity and strategy. Tonight, commissioners will review proposals from Ideation, Know Advertising, Premier Communications, Berline, and Skidmore Studio. (Samples of each firm's work are attached to this article. See the PDFs.) A discussion of incidents, including suicides, at Target Sports has been requested by Commissioner Peggy Goodwin and Mayor Pro Tem Patrica Capello. The Detroit Free Press reports seven people …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The Royal Oak City Commission meets Monday to discuss sidewalks, public service and finance vacancies, ethics pledge and more.
At their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall, city officials are expected to discuss a variety of matters. Commissioners will review, and possibly exempt, a list of properties from the 2013 citywide sidewalk program in an effort to reduce the number of property owners who will need to appear at a later public hearing to request such an exemption, according to a memo from the administration. The six-year citywide sidewalk program began in the spring of 2012. The 2013 target area covers North Main Street, East Farnum Avenue, Stephenson Highway, I-696, Longfellow, South Alexander, and East 11 Mile Road (see attached map). Property owners have to pay a special assessment for replacement and installation of sidewalks adjacent to their …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Royal Oak City Commission meets Monday to discuss energy efficient lighting program, on-street metered parking permits and more.
At their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall, city officials have only a few items on the agenda. Royal Oak parking garages are the target of Royal Oak-based company Adopt-A-Watt's efforts to bring energy efficient lighting to the city. Royal Oak City Commissioners will decide whether garages located at garages located at 222 S. Center and 514 S. Lafayette would be a good fit for the program. Adopt-A-Watt pursues local businesses as sponsors of energy conserving features in partner cities. Similar to the Adopt-A-Highway program, Adopt-A-Watt gives individuals, businesses or organizations community recognition through signage for sponsorship of these features. The goal of the program is to save energy and dollars for the community.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Royal Oak officials will tackle a short agenda when they meet at 7:30 p.m. today at City Hall.
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 City Hall. After much discussion on June 18, Royal Oak city commissioners agreed to table the decision to support Suburban Collection efforts to reinstate permits for the Jim Fresard Clock Tower 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 …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Amending the City of Royal Oak Master Plan, special event permits, and sidewalk cafes are among the many items to be discussed at City Hall.
Commissioners will consider approving an amendment to the City of Royal Oak Master Plan when they meet at 7:30 p.m. today at City Hall. The amendment commissioners will consider includes three new sections—The Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, the Woodward Avenue Transit-Oriented Development Corridor Study, and the Rochester Road Access Management Plan. Separate studies for each were completed between 2009 and 2011.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Hiring firefighters is on the Royal Oak City Commission's agenda when it meets today at 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of City Hall. Acting Fire Chief Charles Thomas will ask the City Commission for permission to fill six firefighter vacancies due to the retirements of Acting Assistant Chief Rick Wiegand, Captain Don Stehlin, Captain Gil Tufts, Captain Mike Schunck, Lieutenant Steve Villerot and Sergeant Tom Rosenthal. As a condition of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER) the fire department was awarded, it needs to maintain 51 persons in fire suppression. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created SAFER to provide funding directly to fire departments to help them increase the number of trained, "…
Monday, January 9, 2012
Royal Oak officials will also consider Commission for the Arts ordinance and a proposal for a new outdoor seating area with a walk-up order window on Main Street.
When Royal Oak's City Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday for its first meeting of the year, it will consider several issues. Highlights include: The City Commission meets on the third floor of City Hall. Visit the City Commission's website for a complete agenda or see attached file.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Also on the agenda Monday are requests to split lots, rezoning commendations, a Woodward Tribute and more.
The Royal Oak City Commission meets Monday to discuss a wide variety of subjects. Commissioners are set to meet in closed session at 7 p.m. to discuss collective bargaining. In their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting, city officials are expected to discuss a variety of matters, including: The City Commission meets on the third floor of City Hall. Visit the City Commission's website for a complete agenda or see attached file.