Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Royal Oak officials tackle a long agenda in four-hour meeting Monday evening.
It took four hours, but the Royal Oak City Commission got through a long agenda Monday night. Aside from the controversial “party bus” ordinance issue, following are some highlights from the meeting: By a 5-2 vote, the City Commission approved the purchase of two 2012 Ford Tauruses at a cost of $21,658 each for Royal Oak Police detectives’ use, replacing two other vehicles that are 10 years or older. Commissioners Jim Rasor and Patricia Capello voted against the expenditure. City Manager Don Johnson reviewed the preliminary financial report for the Labor Day weekend Arts, Beats & Eats festival. Despite lower attendance and revenues, the city does not stand to lose any money in part because of lower costs this year, Johnson said. The …
Friday, September 2, 2011
What to see at the Juried Fine Arts Show, one of the major parts of the festival.
Friday, September 2, 2011
The high point of the Arts, Beats & Eats is the Juried Fine Arts Show, featuring a variety of media including ceramics, fiber, leather, painting, photography, sculpture and more. More than 175 artists will come from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico to participate in what Art Fair SourceBook ranks sd the fourth best art show in the country in terms of sales. Here are three Royal Oak Artists to check out. Tim Gralewski, glass Duane Scherer, mixed media 3D Doug Spalding, ceramics Here are links on the official Arts, Beats & Eats site to the other media that will be represented. Ceramics Drawing Digital Art Fabric/Fiber Glass Graphics Jewelry Leather Metal Mixed Media Painting Photography Sculpture Wood Friday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
At Monday night meeting, Royal Oak officials say they want more information about the electric vehicle charging stations, which would cost $18,000 to install, before moving ahead.
The Royal Oak City Commission met Monday night to consider a variety of matters, including electric vehicle charging stations, special event permits for the Woodward Dream Cruise, change of operations and hotel/motel licenses. Royal Oak has been awarded three electric vehicle charging stations as part of a Department of Energy program. The value of each charging station is approximately $3,000. It is part of a program to create an infrastructure to support electric vehicles. The charging stations are free, but the city is responsible for installation costs. The estimated total for the installation of all three locations is approximately $18,000. If approved, the charging stations would be installed at the Sixth and Center Street parking …