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Ruck 22 5K March to Benefit Veterans

Join the cities of Ferndale, Hazel Park and Royal Oak for a 5K ruck march through the three communities.


A ruck march involves walking at a fast clip with a weighted backpack or ruck. In the Armed Forces, participants carry at least 45 pounds in their rucks.

For this event, we are asking participants to carry at least 22 pounds or 22 items.

WHY 22?

On average, 22 veterans commit suicide in the United States.
By carrying at least 22 pounds of food or 22 personal items, we show our support for our veterans.
If we all carry the burden, no one has to do it alone.


Entry fee is $22 for adults and includes a t-shirt
Entry fee is FREE (does not include T-shirt) for active and retired military and children 10 or $5 with a T-shirt. (Please note shirts are only available in adult sizes).
T-shirts will have the event logo on the front; the number 22 is on the back. You can add your city's name -- Ferndale, Hazel Park or Royal Oak -- if you chose.

ALL monies from entry fees will be donated to the Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial. Food and other items will go to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/22-ruck-march-tickets-50403195…

Learn more at www.22ruck.com.

City Hall is Open Saturday

Can't make it to the polls on Election Day? City Hall, 211 S Williams St, will be open this Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You may vote with an absent voter ballot if:
- You are unable to vote without assistance
- You are 60 years of age or older
- You expect to be absent from your city or township on election day
- You have been assigned to work as a precinct worker in a precinct other than where you are registered
- You are unable to attend the polls because of religious beliefs
If any of these situations exist, you can obtain an absent voter ballot on Saturday at the office of the city clerk. You must state the reason why you need an absent voter ballot, and you must sign the request.

Voter Information Center

To track the status of your absentee voter ballot, visit the State of Michigan Voter Information Center.
Market Parking

New 11 Mile Road Parking Lot Entrance at Farmers Market

The Farmers Market remains OPEN for ALL activities scheduled throughout construction.

A new 
entrance off of 11 Mile Road to the west parking lot (P10) is available to market-goers during market hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (The 11 Mile Road entrance, shown in the above photo, is just east of Troy Street.)

Market hours are:

Friday: 7 a.m. - 1pm until Thanksgiving
Saturday:  7 a.m. - 1 p.m. all year long
Sunday:  8 a.m. - 3 p.m. all year long

Food Trucks each month (second Wednesday) and all other fun events are all still happening at the market during the construction.

Drop Box

New Location for Library Book Drop Box 

Starting on Saturday, Oct.20, the curbside book drop off box will be temporarily located in city parking lot P4 behind the police department and city hall, accessed from Troy Street. It will be in this location for about 6 – 8 weeks while new sidew

alk and curb and gutter is bei

ng installed on Eleven Mile Road immediately to the north of the library building. Customers wishing to return library materials when the library is closed can pull into the P4 lot from Troy Street and they should readily see the orange library drop box. 


How to Properly Dispose of Pumpkins & Other Tricky tems

Pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales and any other organic Halloween decorations should be placed with yard waste through December 21, 2018.

Please put your pumpkins, weighing less than 40 pounds, in either a paper landscape bag or 32-gallon container marked "YARD WASTE."

Cornstalks need to be less than 4-feet in length.

Hay bales need to be dry and weigh less than 40 pounds. (Bales do not need to be bagged.)

Place discarded Halloween items next to your yard waste.
Community Resource Day

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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 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


'Like Us' on Facebook

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Like us today at: https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Oak-MI-City-Hall-157871554266952

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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

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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