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 …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Commission handles short agenda in Monday night meeting.
The Royal Oak City Commission worked past 11 p.m. to get through its agenda at Monday night’s regular meeting. On first reading, commissioners voted to support a new streets and sidewalk ordinance that prohibits riding bicycles on downtown sidewalks. The new ordinance addresses complaints received from pedestrians reporting "near-misses" with cyclists by assessing fines of up to $100 for riding a bicycle on a downtown sidewalk. Cyclists are to walk their bikes in the Central Business District. The spirit of the ordinance is meant to educate the public and not to punish cyclists, said Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Capello. On second reading, commissioners hope to address signage, pavement markings or other educational materials to increase …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Royal Oak officials will tackle a short agenda when they meet at 7:30 p.m. today at City Hall.
At their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall, Royal Oak officials are expected to discuss a variety of matters. To knock or not to knock? In February, the Royal Oak City Commission voted to direct the city attorney's office to prepare proposed amendments to the peddling ordinance, which would allow for the creation of a Do Not Knock registry that would be provided to anyone issued a peddler's license. The registry would also be made available on the city's website. Tonight commissioners will vote on a second reading of the amendment, the first reading was approved by a 4-3 vote on Aug. 20. Are you in favor of a Do Not Knock registry? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
After a man allegedly pulls a gun on a door-to-door salesman, Commissioner David Poulton says it is time to review 'piecemeal' law.
To knock or not to knock? That is the question Royal Oak city commissioners are wrestling with in light of recent door-to-door solicitation incidents in the community. At Monday's City Commission meeting, Commissioners David Poulton and Peggy Goodwin requested members discuss the city's peddling ordinance, saying they believe residents are weary of door-to-door salespeople. On Jan. 9, a man reported to police that while going door-to-door soliciting with a valid solicitation permit, a homeowner answered the door and pointed a handgun at him. This incident is under investigation. “It was pitch black out. The sun had set," Poulton said. “Because of the recent events of this city, the resident was quite scared and frightened. As a result he…