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What Residents Need to Know About Arts, Beats & Eats

What streets will be closed for the festival?
 When do downtown festival streets close? Do we have to worry about outside festival patrons parking in neighborhoods? What time do the bands stop playing?

Get answers to these questions and more at www.artsbeatseats.com.

To seen a map of the permit parking zone, click here.

Main Street to Close Week of Sept. 8 for Railroad Repairs

CN Railroad will replace the tracks, ballast and decking at the Main Street crossing beginning Sept. 8, 2015 and through Oct. 2, 2015.

During this three-week period, Main Street will be closed at the railroad. Drivers will be directed to use Sixth Street for southbound traffic and Seventh Street for northbound traffic.

Advance signage will be at Fourth Street for southbound traffic and at Lincoln for northbound traffic. Barricades will be in place indicating 'ROAD CLOSED AHEAD SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTE.'

Labor Day Holiday Weekend Hours

Labor DayIn observance of the Labor Day holiday, the City of Royal Oak government offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7. Regular hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 8. Please see the list below for closings or special hours for city facilities and services.

CITY HALL: Friday, Sept. 4 open from 8 a.m. to noon; CLOSED at noon. CLOSED Monday, Sept. 7

ROYAL OAK PUBLIC LIBRARY: CLOSED Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7

44th DISTRICT COURT: Friday, Sept. 4 open from 8 a.m. to noon; CLOSED at noon. CLOSED Monday, Sept. 7.

Please note: Due to restricted parking as a result of Arts, Beats & Eats festival parking, the court will close Friday, Sept. 4 at noon. Anyone who has matters to be filed with the court with a deadline of Sept. 4 will...

Read Mayor's State of the City Address

Mayor Jim EllisonIt took Mayor Jim Ellison 26 minutes to present his 2015 State of the City address at a luncheon hosted by the Royal Oak Rotary Club at Bistro 82 on July 21.

The mayor took the annual gathering, which was attended by more than 80 guests, to highlight milestones achieved over the past year.

Watch the State of the City address.

Click here for the entirety of the mayor's address.

Information For Royal Oak Water And Sewer Customers Regarding Class Action Law Suit

Certain Royal Oak residents may receive notice this month of a “class action” lawsuit against the city entitled “Schroeder v. City of Royal Oak.” This webpage provides you with some of the important details about this case. We hope that the information provided here will help you to better understand the background of the case, the complicated legal issues it raises and how the eventual outcome of the case may impact you.

If you qualify as a member of the class, you will receive notice from the law firm of Kickham Hanley, PLLC, which is representing the plaintiffs.

If you receive this notice and have additional questions regarding the lawsuit, please visit this firm’s website:

kickhamhanley.com

or email ghanley@kickhamhanley.com

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Upcoming Events

Food Truck Rally

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, September 9th, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).

 

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

Event - Date & Time: 
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. Step Out has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $175,000,000 to Stop Diabetes! Join the Walk today! Registration starts at 8am and the walk will begin at 9:15am on September 12, 2015! All participants who are 2 years and older must raise at least $25 to enter the zoo!

Event Location and Address: Detroit Zoo, 8450 West 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067 Read more »

Special Presentation at Orson Starr House Museum

Event - Date & Time: 
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Orson Starr House Guild invites you to enjoy a special presentation on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bob Muller will review the design and materials employed in this historic home and demonstrate the use of the various tools used in construction in the year 1845.

The Orson Starr House Museum is located at 3123 N Main Street (one block South of 13 Mile Road). Additional free parking one block South at the Salvation Army Citadel.  For additional information contact Isabelle @ (248) 548-6638.

Safe Neighborhoods City-Wide Block Party

Event - Date & Time: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join the Royal Oak Police and Fire Departments, Royal Oak Community Coalition, Royal Oak Public Library and more at the city-wide block party at the Royal Oak Farmers Market from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 15.

Meet McGruff the Crime Dog and enjoy food trucks and complimentary water provided by Hollywood Market.

This all ages event is alcohol-free.

 

City-Wide Block Party

Food Truck Rally!

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, October 14th, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).

Food Truck Rally!

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, November 11th, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).

Food Truck Rally!

Event - Date & Time: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

It's another Food Truck Rally! On Wednesday, December 9th, from 5-9pm, a gathering of Metro Detroit's finest food trucks will be setting up inside the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Bring the whole family for a great variety of affordable food and wonderful music! This event is brought to you by the Michigan Mobile Food Vendors Association (MMFVA).

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