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Downtown Park

What Should Be in the Downtown Park?

Help landscape architects and planners develop the look, feel and programming of a future downtown park for the City of Royal Oak.

We're looking for residents to participate in a visual preference survey workshop. The survey will consist of a series of park images that participants must score according to their preference using a clicker. Your input will be used to make decisions about the future built environment and programming of the downtown park.

There will be four sessions on Oct 6; 10 am, noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.

Space is limited to 100 people per session. This event is FREE! We highly recommend that you RSVP to reserve your spot! Go to https://www.romi.gov/rsvp to register.


Orson Starr House Museum Open House

The Orson Starr House Museum will host an Open House on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Bring along all of your Royal Oak Schools memorabilia to share!
Admission and parking for the museum are always FREE but donations are greatly appreciated. Questions about the museum? or want more information about this event, please call Isabelle 248.548.6638


Tree Planting Begins!

Beginning this week, the city’s contractor (Crimboli Nursery of Canton) will be replacing trees that did not survive the spring planting season. They will also be planting 300 new trees!

Crews will begin planting trees at:

  • Grant Park 
  • E Fourth Street median; just east of Knowles Street 
  • Barton Parks – both north & south

On Sept. 16, crew members will begin planting in the neighborhoods around downtown. Property owners were provided notice the second week in August of the city’s intent to plant trees and their ability to “opt-out” of the planting program.

It will take approximately 3-5 weeks to plant all the trees. The crews will conduct an initial watering, as needed, and in the spring they will install watering bags on all trees. Crimboli Nursery will fill the slow drip watering bags on a regular basis during the spring & summer of 2019. Residents are also encouraged to fill the watering bags to ensure a high rate of success.

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.

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Sunday Environmental Series

Join other like minded individuals interested in the environment at the Royal Oak Public Library on select Sundays in September and October.  

  • Sept. 9: Right Tree, Right Place | 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sept. 16 Pollinator Habitats: What Can You Do | 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 23: Water Infrastructure 101 | 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 30: Rain Gardens:  What and Why? | 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 7: Food Waste Recycling | 2 p.m.

Registration is required, please call 248) 246 3727 or register here.

Citizens Police Academy

Royal Oak Citizens Police Academy is Now Accepting Applications!

The Royal Oak Citizens Police Academy is an exciting seven-week course that meets once a week on Wednesday evenings at the police station at 6:30 p.m. Classes last for approximately three hours.

The fall session begins Oct. 3, 2018. Open only to residents of Royal Oak, attendees get an insider's look at the internal operations and challenges of the police department. You must be 18 years of age or older to attend the academy. All potential applicants are screened before they are accepted. You will be notified no later than Sept. 30, 2018, if you have been admitted.

Questions regarding the academy should be directed to Lt. Al Carter at albertc@romi.gov.
Apply here: https://seam.ly/2c1IIqNG

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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 10, 2017 through June 10, 2018)

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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


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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

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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