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It's Time to Name Royal Oak's Future Downtown Park!

Royal Oak's downtown park will SOON be under construction and the Royal Oak Naming Committee needs YOUR help to name it!
Share your great ideas at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/roparkname

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Stormwater Educational Workshops 

The city is hosting three meetings in 2020 to help property owners understand the new utility.  February is sold out but there is still sign to sign up for the March 18 and April 14 workshops.  
Stormwater Utility Workshops for Residents are FREE; but an RSVP is required. Click here to reserve your spot!
Wednesday March 18 at 3:00pm  Stormwater Utility Workshop for Residents
Tuesday April 14 at 6:30pm Stormwater Utility Workshop for Residents

The stormwater workshops scheduled over the next few months will focus on stormwater education rather than specific billing discussions as the city commission does not wish to move forward with the stormwater utility until the state has finalized legislation. Check out romi.gov/stormwater to stay updated. 

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City Commission Work Session 

The city commission will meet on Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 6:00pm in room 309 at city hall to continue discussion of medical and adult-use recreation marijuana issues.  
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Happy 100th Anniversary 
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Frank Wendland Post 253!

Happy Anniversary to the American Legion Frank Wendland Post 253!!! A century of serving the community WOW!

Since 1920, American Legion Post 253 has been welcoming veterans from all branches of the armed forces. Today, the American Legion Post 253 continues to welcome all military personnel serving our country and to fulfill the mission of the American Legion: "to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families".

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Frank Wendland America Legion Post 253 on February 22 at the Polish American Cultural Center in Troy from 5:00 to 10:00pm. $50 per person for a full evening of cocktails, dinner & dancing. For more information contact the Post at 248-546-0490

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Have a Neighborhood Homeowners Association or Want to Start One - We Want to Hear From You! 

The City of Royal Oak is updating its Homeowners Association page at:

If you are actively representing a Block Club, Condominium Association, Homeowners Association, Improvement Association or Neighborhood Association and are not listed but would like to be, please fill out the following form:

Be Counted - Census Day April 1

Census Day, April 1st and the U.S. Census is about counting everyone once, only once and in the right place. Every resident in the U.S. should be counted where they live on April 1, 2020. Look for a postcard with more information about completing the 2020 Census Survey in your mailbox beginning March 2020.
For more information visit: 2020CENSUS.GOV
#2020Census #RoyalOakCounts #BeCountedMichigan

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Spring Tree Planting Program Online Now! 

Help the environment of Royal Oak by planting a tree (or two!).  Select from a number of lovely trees for planting on public or private property at a very reasonable price.

Learn more at https://www.romi.gov/1454/Spring-2020-Tree-Planting-Program

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What Going On at the Normandy Oaks Park? 

 While winter has shut down much of the work on the site, we wanted to take this opportunity to bring the neighborhood and community up to date on what was accomplished this past fall and what the plan is moving into the spring of this new year. The mass grading for the entire project was 90 percent completed, including pond grading, soccer field grading, and trails and parking. The new pavilion building was erected and roofed. Final plumbing and fixture installation will be complete in early spring. Installation of the bridge across the new pond is underway and will be completed this winter.

The parking area was installed except asphalt pavement, which will be completed in the late spring. Paved trails will also be installed beginning in late spring and be complete by early summer.

The “core” of the park, which is the splash pad, playground and pavilion space, will be complete and ready for use by July 4th. The soccer field will require time for grass turf to mature and will not be ready for use until 2021.
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     Travel Plans That Include Flying in Your Future?         Better Plan to Visit Secretary of State For REAL ID 

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, you’ll need a REAL ID-compliant document to fly in the U.S. and enter some federal facilities per federal law. You can obtain a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or state ID from the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office. Learn more at Michigan.gov/REALID

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Police Department Update

Residents can find the most recent police reports on the city's website at http://romi.gov/963/Press-Releases

Citizens are also encouraged to sign up for crime alerts at crimemapping.com. Crime Mapping's goal is to assist police departments in reducing crime through a better-informed citizenry.

Sign up for public safety alerts from the police using Civic Ready. Click here to subscribe.


Do I Have a Lead Water Service Line? 
Please Continue to Test and Register Results

Almost 1600 home owners have performed a simple test to find out what material your water service line is made of and reported it to the Department of Public Services (DPS).

DPS estimates that approximately 6 percent of water customers in Royal Oak have lead water service lines. Taking the simple test helps the city develop its inventory and lead water service line replacement plan.

Find out if you have a lead water service line and report it!
Get started now at https://royaloakmi.seamlessdocs.com/f/LeadTesting

Since 1992, the city has been testing the water of homes with known lead service lines. Tests were recently conducted on 30 of these homes and eight exceeded the new Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act action standard.

And, again, thanks!
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Residential Lock Boxes Available at the Fire Department

When a person living alone calls 911 and is unable to open the door, firefighters must break through a door or a window causing costly damage to the person's home and wasting valuable time.
The Royal Oak Fire Department’s residential lockbox program is designed to get quick access to adults living in their own homes during medical emergencies -- especially senior citizens.
When you suffer a fall, stroke or heart attack, every second counts. The lockbox -- which contains a key to your home -- reduces the likelihood of property damage caused by first responders forcing entry into your home in response to an emergency call.

The lockbox program is open to all Royal Oak residents who either live alone or are left alone on a regular basis and have a condition which may result in the need for immediate assistance due to being incapacitated or unconscious. This includes the elderly, physically handicapped or residents recovering from a major injury or surgery.
For more information, go to https://www.romi.gov/1271/FAQ-Residential-Lockbox
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City Clerk's Office Offers Online Services
Including No Reason Absentee Voting

The city clerk's office is pleased to announce several new services available online!!! 

Permanent Absentee Voting

With the passage of Proposal 3 last November, you no longer need a reason to vote by absentee.  If you would like to sign up now to be on our permanent absentee list, please go to our link located at https://royaloakmi.seamlessdocs.com/f/permanentabsenteelist

Birth Certificates

Stay at home and enjoy your new bundle of joy and request your birth certificate online!  


Dog Licenses and Mark Twain Dog Park Passes

We have your canine companion's needs all covered, new or renew your dog licenses and interested in a play date at Mark Twain Park?  Get your dog park passes online too.  

Death Certificates

It is a difficult time but you will need copies of the death certificate. We can make it  a little easier by saving the trip to city hall.  

Residential Street Zoned Permit Parking 

You can obtain a parking permit which allows the vehicle to only park on residential streets which are designated as permit parking zones. The parking permit allows the vehicle to park only during the times posted in the permit parking zone on the street for which they were issued.


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 Library Events

There is always something interesting and exciting happening at the Royal Oak Public Library. Go to ropl,org to learn more.

Library hours are: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (September through June only)

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Work for the City of Royal Oak

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Royal Oak.
To browse through available opportunities go to: romi.gov/jobs


'Like Us' on Facebook

Want to know what's happening in Royal Oak?
Join thousands of your neighbors on the city's official Facebook page and get daily posts about the things that matter in our hometown.
Like us today at: https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Oak-MI-City-Hall-157871554266952

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Senior Times Newsletter

The City of Royal Oak offers mature adults opportunities for lifelong education, fitness, nutrition and leisure activities.

Click here for the latest news and information from the Mahany/ Meininger Community Center. 

Mobile App

City Launches Mobile App

The City of Royal Oak has a new mobile app! Find out what's happening, get meeting agendas, discover employment opportunities within the city and more.

Download the app at these locations:

Apple Store 
Google Play Store

Support Local Service Clubs & Organizations

Royal Oak service clubs support our public schools, local history, nature, senior citizens, young people, veterans and more. To learn more about Royal Oak service clubs go to www.romi.gov/interclub.

Pay Online

Make Convenient Online Payments

Did you know you can make online payments for property taxes and utility bills?

Go to http://romi.gov/868/Online-Payments to learn more.

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