Saturday, March 23, 2013
The city is also looking members to serve on Royal Oak Downtown Task Force.
Saturday, March 23
The newly formed Royal Oak Downtown Task Force is looking for volunteers to serve. The Task Force is charged with helping to develop a long term plan for our downtown. Specifically the city needs a business representative from downtown that is not associated with either a retail or restaurant entity. The city is also looking for a member at large that can represent the community as a whole. Applications are available on line and can be submitted to the City Clerk’s office. The city would like to make appointments at the April 1 city Commission meeting, so if you are interested, get the application in as soon as possible. Check online for an application form and a list of other board and committee vacancies: http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The online request form to prohibit peddlers from ringing your doorbell is now available for residents of Royal Oak.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The following information was provided by the City of Royal Oak: On Dec. 3, the Royal Oak City Commission approved an amendment to the Peddling Ordinance, whereas, the City Clerk shall establish and maintain a Do Not Knock Registry. Check the complete text of the Ordinance for a additional guidelines and information relating to the City of Royal Oak "Do Not Knock Registry", Section 526-38. Any person in lawful possession and occupancy of any residence, house, apartment, or other dwelling within the City of Royal Oak may request that the city place and maintain his or her residence, house, apartment, or dwelling on the Do Not Knock Registry by submitting a request form. Be sure to complete the entire request on the following form: Click …
Monday, June 18, 2012
We've got meetings, fundraisers and more going on in Royal Oak.
There's always a lot going on in Royal Oak. Here are some highlights this week:
Monday, May 21, 2012
Commissioners will tackle a long agenda when they meet at 7:30 p.m. today at City Hall.
At their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall, city officials are expected to discuss a variety of matters. Commissioners will review proposals from three companies—Park Rite, Miller and Ampco—for operating Arts, Beats & Eats parking with volunteers and as a stand-alone contracted operation. Based on the proposals submitted, there is significant cost savings in running the parking as a stand alone operation, according to a letter to members of the City Commission from Greg Rassel, director of recreation and public service. Rassel recommends not using volunteers to assist with parking this year at Arts, Beats & Eats. Commissioners will get a report from the Charter Vehicle Task Force Committee, which met on May 4 to address problems …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Take a deep breath. The 2012 construction season is here. The long list of scheduled projects in Royal Oak is going to require some patience.
Orange construction barrels dot 12 Mile Road from Stephenson Highway to Main Street in Royal Oak, announcing the arrival of the 2012 road construction season. The city has tentatively scheduled several major infrastructure projects in 2012. Here's a list of projects supplied by Interim City Engineer Matt Callahan of the Royal Oak Engineering Department: The estimated cost of this project is $971,000. The estimated cost of this project is $1,672,000. For Royal Oak residents who are not in the above listed 2012 target area who may want public sidewalk work done adjacent to their properties, the city also offers a prepaid sidewalk repair program. Residents may contact the Engineering Department at (248) 246-3260 between June 18 and Aug. 10 …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Managing parking for Arts, Beats & Eats 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. Commissioners are expected to hear City Manager Don Johnson outline a plan to have Greg Rassel, the city’s public service director, prepare a Request For Proposal (RFP) and accept bids for managing Arts, Beats & Eats parking. According to Johnson, the Boys & Girls Club and a major valet operator are interested in managing parking at the Labor Day event. Both believe they can do it less expensively than Ampco System Parking has in the past two years, according to Johnson. Ampco, by contract, would continue to manage the three city owned structures during Arts, Beats & Eats. The new parking …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Commission handles long agenda in Monday night meeting.
The Royal Oak City Commission took three hours to work through a long agenda at Monday night’s regular meeting. The City Commission declined to accept three free electric vehicle charging stations after the city manager’s office determined there would not be enough demand to cover the cost of installing the stations. The commission revisited consideration of installing electric vehicle charging stations that were awarded free as part of a Department of Energy program to encourage the installation of electric vehicle charging stations. However, the city would have to foot the estimated $15,400 bill to install the stations. A request to transfer an additional liquor license from Auburn Hills to Camelia's Mexican restaurant in Royal Oak was …