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Community Centers Closed Feb. 9

The Salter and Mahany/Meininger community centers are closed today, Friday Feb. 9.

Residents can call 248.246.3187 for updates on Saturday and Sunday activities.


Royal Oak City Commission Meets Monday

Residents can find agendas for city commission meetings on the city's website.

Please note, meeting agendas are often revised at the last minute, so please recheck the agenda prior to the meeting for any changes.

Normandy Oaks Task Force Presentation

In cased you missed it, the Normandy Oaks Task Force met on Feb. 5 with the design team. Conceptual drawings were presented by Nowak & Fraus Engineers followed by public comment.

If you missed the meeting, you can view the drawings and watch the presentation at romi.gov/normandyoaks.

4 Ways to Know When a Snow Emergency is Declared

Generally speaking, anytime there is a snow accumulation of more than 4 inches you can assume a snow emergency will be declared.

Here are four ways you can know for sure that snow emergency is in place in Royal Oak:

  • Call the Snow Emergency Hotline at 248-246-3442
  • Check the city’s website at romi.gov. Emergency alerts are posted on the home page.
  • Be the first to know by signing up for an email or text message from the Royal Oak Police at https://www.romi.gov/1141/Sign-Up-for-Public-Safety-Alerts.
  • Snow emergencies are posted on Facebook, Twitter and NextDoor
Learn more at: https://www.romi.gov/317/Snow-Emergency-Information

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.

ROPD T-Shirt

ROPD Commemorative T-Shirts - Just 7 Days Left!

In 1918, Royal Oak established a new kind of law and order with the formation of a local police department and the rest, as they say, is history. One hundred years later, Chief Corrigan O'Donohue heads what is regarded as one of Michigan’s premier police departments. 

A commemorative centennial T-shirt shows your support for our Royal Oak police officers. Proceeds from the sales of the shirts will go to Royal Oak Police Department Donation Fund and will be used for the health and well-being of officers.

T-shirts are $20 for adult tees; $15 for youth sizes (plus shipping and handling.) Shirts will be sent directly to your door and arrive by March 7.

The sale of these commemorative shirts ends on Feb. 16. Shirts will not be available for purchase after sale ends so order today!

Click here to order.

Nominees Wanted for Community Arts Award

Nominate your favorite Royal Oak artist! The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts is accepting nominations for the 4th Annual Community Arts Award. The award is presented during the Celebration of the Arts festival in June.

Nomination forms will be available through Mar. 12 on the city’s website at romi.gov/art.

Recycle Off

Recycle Off Challenge - Game On!

The City of Madison Heights is challenging the City of Royal Oak to a three-month Recycle Off.

The friendly recycling competition began February 1 and ends April 30. The city having the greatest percentage increase in tonnage at the end of April will earn the title of Top Recycling City.

Learn more at https://www.romi.gov/1278/Recycle-Off.

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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)

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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

Saving water can save money, too!

City Treasurer Jaynmarie Hubanks recommends residents write down monthly (or even weekly) water meter reads on a calendar and compare it to your normal usage indicated on your past quarterly water bills.

"This simple task may allow you to identify a possible water leak EARLY and before it causes you a high water bill,” she said.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the average household's leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day.

Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These types of leaks are often easy to fix, requiring only a few tools and hardware that can pay for themselves in water savings. Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills.

Learn more at https://www.epa.gov/watersense/start-saving.

'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

Outstanding 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.
When evaluating nominations each quarter, the Customer Centric Culture Team looks for how nominees embody honesty, act with patience, take responsibility, listen attentively, communicate effectively and lead by example among other things.

Click here to nominate an employee for their exceptional service!

Senior Times

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

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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