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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Royal Oak Bond Sale Addresses Legacy costs

A nearly $127 million bond sale – intended to eliminate unfunded legacy costs – was met with enthusiasm at a Royal Oak City Commission meeting earlier this week.

Commissioner Kyle DuBuc described the bond sale as a way of insuring the c...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Semi-Pro Soccer Comes to Royal Oak

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The semi-Professional soccer organization, Oakland County Football Club, announced that it will be moving from Rochester to Royal Oak in a transition aimed to bring the community fresh entertainment and action for years to come!

“We are pleased and excited...

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Posted on: August 27, 2016

Have a Voice in City Government

Be involved in your hometown in an advisory capacity by volunteering to be a part of a city board, committee or commission.

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Did you know there's some cheap and even FREE parking in downtown Royal Oak?

Here's a guide to finding a parking space that is just right for you!

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Normandy Oaks Task Force Meets

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The Normandy Oaks Task Force will meet Thursday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mahany-Meininger Senior Community Center, 3500 Marais, to discuss the selection of a landscape architect (see attached proposals) for the park project.

The agenda will include pub...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

State of the City Address

State of the City Address

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Royal Oak State of the City Address on Thursday, July 13 at Eagle Plaza on Center Street, north of Fourth Street.

This event is hosted by the Royal Oak Rotary Club and is open to the public. A light dinner and...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Summer Insight

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The City of Royal Oak and the Royal Oak School District have collaborated to bring you a more informative and extensive brochure. All pertinent information from the city and the school district will be included in our quarterly newsletter of Insight and Y...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Surface Parking Lot Closes

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The city-owned surface parking lot east of the Post Office is now closed so that Etkin Acquisition LLC may begin construction of an approved 4-story office building with ground level parking.

The construction of the office building and the adjacent parking...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Mixed Recycling Launch

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Recycling is about to get a lot easier for residents in SOCRRA communities. This summer, SOCRRA will deliver a 65-gallon recycling cart to every single-family household in its member communities. And because SOCRRA is converting to a Mixed Recycling facil...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Downtown Parking Lot Closes for Construction

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The city-owned surface parking lot along Second Street between Center Street and Washington Avenue is closed ti make way for a  521-space parking structure

Through the end of July, the contractor (Colasanti) will begin receiving precast pieces to ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Improving Royal Oak

Improving Royal Oak

The city realizes construction projects are an inconvenience. That is why effort is made to expedite work and minimize traffic conflicts and access to properties.

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Language Translator

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Did you know you can view this website in more than 100 languages?

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Parking in Royal Oak

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Did you know there's some cheap and even FREE parking in downtown Royal Oak?

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Tim's Kitchen

Tim's Kitchen

Find out what's cooking at the Mahany/Meininger Senior Center.

What's for lunch

Posted on: May 24, 2017

Real Estate Rebound

A once “catastrophic” market for office, industrial, retail, and hospitality space in metro Detroit is now outpacing other cities in the Midwest

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers patrons access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more.

These courses are developed by expert instructors, m...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Learn a Language With Pronunciator

Pronunciator is an online language learning tool that is available free to Royal Oak Library cardholders. Learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. Pronunciator offers the largest ESL curriculum on the planet, with courses for 50 non-En...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Michigan Activity Pass

Michigan Activity Pass Logo, reading, "Soar and Explore."

The Michigan Activity Pass program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages by providing reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan.

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Where To Go For a Helping Hand

Each year the Royal Oak Public Library compiles a list of places that can provide assistance for the following: temporary day and overnight shelter; groceries; meals; clothing; referrals; transportation; and housing. Helping Hand 2017 (PDF)

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

2017 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory

The 2017 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory provides information on over 36 area facilities that provide services for children ages six and under. The directory provides information on area preschools, child care programs, educational appro...

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2017 Royal Oak Area Preschool Directory