Royal Oak Community Ice Rink Opens Downtown
The Royal Oak Community Ice Rink, located at Troy and Third next to the Royal Oak Police Department, is open to the public - and it's free! Frosty conditions have made it possible for Department of Public Service employees, Lee Collick and Jeff Derringer, to build the rink and prepare the ice for skating. The pair volunteered their time to construct the 88-by-40 foot rink and groom the ice for residents.
As weather permits, the temporary rink is open seven days. It is often lit in the evenings for skaters. Picnic tables and a portable toilet are available on site.
Please note: Hockey playing is not allowed at the rink.
(Shown in the photo from left: Jeff Derringer and Lee Collick.)
Stay Warm, Royal Oak!
Brutal temperatures can be a struggle for the most vulnerable members of our community. As always, the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center and the Royal Oak Public Library open their doors to anyone in need of a climate-controlled building.
Library hours are Monday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Tuesday noon - 9 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Thursday noon - 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is also open evenings for scheduled events, meetings and programs. Call 248-246-3900 for more information.
Royal Oak is also home to the...
Royal Oak Implements Plan for Road Millage Funds
Less than six months after voters approved a 10-year 2.5 mill road tax, the Royal Oak Community Development Department will begin a series of projects this spring to be financed by the millage.
Moving forward, roughly $5 million of millage funds will be spent throughout the city this year as part of an overall plan to maintain, repair and reconstruct local streets, roadways and right-of-ways.
The following is a list projects the engineering division has scheduled for the 2015 construction season:
Millage Concrete Street Repair Projects
Total estimated cost: $1.26 million
- Amelia St. from N. Main St. to Bellevue Ave.
- Bauman Ave. from Rochester Rd. to Campbell Rd.
- Donald Ave. from Rochester Rd. to Campbell Rd.
- E. Sunnybrook Dr. from N. Alexander Ave. to N. Blair Ave.
- E. Windemere Ave. from N. Alexander Ave. to Campbell Rd.
- Englewood Ave. from N. Main St. to Rochester Rd....
State-Wide Road Funding Ballot Proposal Goes Before Voters on May 5
A May 5 statewide ballot proposal will ask Michigan voters to approve a 1 cent sales tax increase to help fund the state’s roads and schools. If Proposal 1 passes, it will increase the 6 percent state sales tax to 7 percent, while dropping the sales tax on fuel.
The initiative, which requires voter approval, will ensure in Michigan’s constitution that all state taxes paid at the pump will go to the support of transportation. The state could see more than $1.3 billion in increased sales taxes, most of which would be spent on roads and streets. A portion of this would filter down to the local level. City Manager Don Johnson estimates Royal Oak could receive an additional $1.7 million for major streets and $500,000 for local streets, representing a 60 percent increase in state funding.
“If the state-wide proposal is approved by voters, it may enable us to reduce the amount of the road millage...
City Pilots Mobile Payment Solution in Downtown Royal Oak
Residents, businesses and visitors can now conduct their parking transactions by mobile phone in the off-street parking lot located at Fifth and Center Streets (Lot P3), thanks to Parkmobile.
Parkmobile is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking....
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