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Posted on: August 27, 2016

Have a Voice in City Government

Be involved in your hometown in an advisory capacity by volunteering to be a part of a city board, committee or commission.

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Did you know there's some cheap and even FREE parking in downtown Royal Oak?

Here's a guide to finding a parking space that is just right for you!

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

How to Know When a Snow Emergency is Called

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The city offers several ways to know if a snow emergency is in effect:

❄️ Check the city's website at romi.gov

❄️ Check the city's social media accounts. (Facebook, Twitter & NextDoor)

❄️ Call the Snow Emergency Hotline at 248-246-3442

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Posted on: October 27, 2019

Public Advisory for Drinking Water Customers

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The City of Royal Oak released a public advisory today for its nearly 24,000 water customers after testing – which targeted known lead service line locations – found lead concentrations exceeding the Action Level established by the Mic...

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaf Collection

The City Needs Your Help For A Smooth Leaf Collection

The large number of trees in Royal Oak makes the fall leaf collection a major task; to make it happen the City uses 13 dump trucks, two sweepers and a front-end loader with an attached...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Can't Adopt an Animal?

Cage Sponsor

Can't adopt an animal?   Sponsor an enclosure instead!

By sponsoring your very own enclosure, you're providing daily meals, yummy treats, a comfy bed, and so much more to the adoptable pet residing inside while they wait patiently for their foreve...

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Posted on: September 7, 2019

Winning the War on Rats!

War on Rats

There is no magic to rodent prevention and control. Residents can win the war against rodents by using a variety of common sense techniques.

HOW TO DISCOURAGE RATS FROM YOUR PROPERTY:

  • Use rodent-proof garbage cans with tight fitting lids to eliminate food s...
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City Spotlights
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Parking for All

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Parking for disabled persons is now free in many areas in Downtown Royal Oak through February 2020.

The free parking is being offered at nearly two dozen recently added on-street handicap spots and all surface lots. (Normal parking rates apply at all city-...

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City Spotlights
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Insight Magazine

Fall Insight 2019

The Royal Oak Insight magazine is delivered to Royal Oak residents quarterly and provides activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Read current and past issues online at: https://www.romi.gov/440/Recreation

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City Spotlights
Posted on: December 14, 2018

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Want quick access to the latest city news? Signing up for Royal Oak's Weekly eBlast is the easy way to keep up with news and information from the City of Royal Oak.

New subscribers can use Notify Me to receive emails or text messages that include informat...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Customer Service Award

Help  us recognize employees that have gone above and beyond to provide a  more customer centric culture by nominating them for our Outstanding  Customer Service Award.

The Customer Centric Culture Team (CCCT) will  revi...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

MoGo bike share system announces station locations in Oakland County

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...the nonprofit bike share system says it will add 31 new stations and 140 bikes to central northwest Detroit, as well as Ferndale, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Berkley, and Huntington Woods, according to a news release...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Royal Oak DDA moving to build commercial space in parking deck

Royal Oak’s Downtown Development Authority has hired an architectural firm to create a commercial space on the ground level of the parking deck across from the U.S. post office.

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Live Music Thursdays return for the summer in downtown Royal Oak

Live Music Thursdays return for the summer in downtown Royal Oak

Free live music returns in downtown Royal Oak with the Live Music Thursdays summer concert series, which runs through Aug. 15 in a pop-park on C...
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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Royal Oak to implement on-street handicapped parking

Royal Oak to implement on-street handicapped parking

By: Sarah WojcikRoyal Oak Review | Published July 9, 2019

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ROYAL OAK — There is scanty on-street handicapped parking in Royal Oak.

But that&rsqu...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Which Cities Are Best To Open A Successful Craft Brewery?

When considering the best location to succeed with a new craft brewery, cities in beer-mad Colorado, Washington and Oregon may come to mind. A new study, however, finds an unlikely winner: Somerville, Massachusetts.

Somerville, a city with about 80,000 res...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Hermann's Bakery serving up sweets for decades in Royal Oak

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — For years, Downtown Royal Oak has been known for the walk-ability to a variety of new restaurants and fun nightlife.

However, as photojournalist John Ciolino tells us, there is one business's sweet success that has survi...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Royal Oak Makes list of top 25 cities with the most breweries per capita

an unprecedented decade long run of openings. As a result, the craft beer trade group the Brewers Association determined that 85 percent of drinking-age adults now live within 10 miles of a brewery. So it’s fair to say that most Americans now have conveni...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Why Royal Oak, Michigan Is One of the Coolest Suburbs in America

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These days, the community’s motto of “Life Now Playing” is an endless loop of work, fun, and entertainment. For starters, there are at least 50 city parks comprising 310 acres; a tasteful and eclectic collection of eateries; movies and l...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Royal Oak Brewery Will Temporarily Close for $200K Renovation

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Oakland County brewery institution Royal Oak Brewery is preparing to undergo a $200,000 renovation this month with a focus on freshening up the exterior and interior of the building, per a release.

Owner Drew Ciora, who founded t...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Royal Oak Offers Free Pedicab Service Downtown

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There's a new way to get around downtown in Royal Oak and it's free. The Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority (DDA) approved a resolution to fund a private pedicab service, Skoop, that will provide free rides in downtown during a free parking promotio...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Bar Louie Opens As One Of Downtown Royal Oak's Newest Restaurants

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ROYAL OAK, MI — The popular national restaurant Bar Louie has opened in Downtown Royal Oak, occupying the former Blackfinn space at 510 South Main Street. The new location's manager, Chad Apap, is excited to be a part of the Royal Oak community.

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

A Coffee and Ice Cream Shop Is Filling the Former Gayle’s Chocolates Building

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A new coffee and ice cream shop is poised to open this summer in downtown Royal Oak. Milford-based roaster Proving Grounds Coffee confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the owners have leased the former Gayle’s Chocolates building ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Oakland County November business workshops announced

Five great workshops are being offered in November

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Oakland County reports over $185 million worth of investment projects in 2019

The $70 million Henry Ford Health Systems project in Royal Oak represents the largest investment project in Oakland County through the first four months of 2019.

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

ROPL Homebound Service

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The Royal Oak Public Library Homebound Service program helps fulfill the library’s mission by offering services to residents who are homebound due to disability or illness and are physically unable to visit the library. Patrons must have a ROPL library ca...

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Library News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Michigan Activity Pass

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The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program is now in it's 12th season. With 440+ participating destinations MAP truly offers something for everyone. Get out and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer, but be sure to print your MAP pass first!

Did you know that...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Homeschoolers Welcome!

Did you know the library has plenty of resources available for homeschooling families? Visit the Homeschooling Resources section at ropl.org (located under the Parent and Teacher Resources tab) for links to homeschooling pages and information. Check with ...

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Library News
Posted on: August 12, 2019

2019 Great Michigan Read Focuses on the Flint Water Crisis

What The Eyes

The Michigan Humanities Council has named What the Eyes Don’t See: a Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha as The Great Michigan Read for 2019. The program kicks off in September as groups across the...

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Library News
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Where To Go For a Helping Hand 2019

Each year the Royal Oak Public Library compiles a list of places that can provide assistance for the following: temporary day and overnight shelter; groceries; meals; clothing; referrals; transportation; and housing.

Helping Hand 2019 (PDF)

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

2019 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory

The 2019 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory provides information on over 40 area facilities which includes area preschools, child care programs, K-8, educational approaches, special needs programs and specialty programs.

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Seniors Tuesdays

Senior Tuesdays

Use your Senior Tuesdays discount card on Tuesdays before 6 p.m. at the following downtown Royal Oak restaurants and enjoy a 20 percent discount:*


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Posted on: May 5, 2018

Community Centers

Mahany Meininger Community Center

The City of Royal Oak offers two beautiful community centers where mature adults aged 50 and better can enjoy opportunities for lifelong education, fitness, nutrition and leisure activities. Supportive services that promote independence and quality of lif...

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Senior News
Posted on: May 5, 2018

Tim's Kitchen

Tim's Kitchen

Click here to find out what's cooking at the Mahany/Meininger Senior Center.

Senior News
Posted on: May 5, 2018

Need a Ride?

Smart Bus

Need a Ride? Service is available: 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Call dispatch number at 248-246-3914 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., up to two weeks ahead, to schedule your appointment.

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