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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.

Veterans Day

Please join us for our traditional Veterans Day Observance at 11:00 am on Nov. 11 at the Royal Oak Veterans War Memorial.

The program for this ceremony can be found here.

Downtown Park

Downtown Park Survey is Now Online

Couldn't make it to one of the visual preference surveys regarding the new downtown park? We have you covered. You can now take the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RO_DowntownPark

The online survey serves as a tool to help the park designers establish the "look and feel" of the future park. It will help to determine the style and character, as well as determine some of the features that people would like to see included in the park.

Throughout the online survey, you will be shown a series of images and asked to choose which image you prefer. Expect to spend about 10 to 15 minutes to get through the all the images.

Please keep in mind that these images are being used to represent general design styles, not to choose specific products. If an instance occurs where you don't like any of the images please do your best to choose which one would be the most favorable to you.
If you love parks and you love looking at pictures of parks, we think you will really enjoy taking this survey!
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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.
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.

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

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

Meet the Authors at ROPL

Meet the Authors at ROPL

On Sunday, November 11 at 2:00 pm meet the authors of Tiger Stadium: Essays and Memories of Detroit's Historic Ballpark, 1912-2009 for a talk and book signing.

Beginning in 1912, Detroit’s Tiger Stadium provided unmatched access for generations of baseball fans. Based on a classic grandstand design, it expanded through the 20th century reflecting the booming industrial city around it. Emphasizing utility over adornment and offering more fans affordable seats near the field than any other venue in sports, it was in every sense a working-class ballpark that made the game the central focus. Drawing on the perspectives of historians, architects, fans and players, the authors describe how Tiger Stadium grew and adapted and then, despite the efforts of fans, was abandoned and destroyed. It is a story of corporate welfare, politics and indifference to history pitted against an enduring love of place. Chronological diagrams illustrate the evolution of the playing field.

Books will be available for sale and signing by the authors after the talk. Program registration is requested. Visit ropl.org or call the Adult Reference Desk at (248) 246-3727 to sign up for this free program.
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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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