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Happy Hour Benefit for Blessing in a Backpack!! 

Please join us for a Happy Hour benefiting Blessings in a Backpack Royal Oak. Please join us for a Fall Happy Hour benefiting Blessings in a Backpack Royal Oak. Tickets are $40/person which includes heavy appetizers, 1 drink ticket, and a cash bar. All proceeds will benefit Blessings in a Backpack Royal Oak. Space is limited so please reserve your spot now! For tickets go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blessings-in-a-backpack-happy-hour-tickets-50082002618

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to Blessings in a Backpack Royal Oak, you may donate here on our Facebook page, or donate here: http://www.blessingsinabackpackmi.org/donate/ Please select ROYAL OAK from the community drop down then click the donate button to go on to the next step. If you would prefer to send a check, please send to: CFGR - Blessings in a Backpack – Royal Oak 303 East Street, Rochester, MI 48307. 

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Vets For Pets October 11!

Get your tickets now for the Royal Oak Animal Shelter's Vets For Pets.  Wed Oct 11 at Farina's Banquet Center (2485 Coolidge Hwy in Berkley).  Live music, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, appetizers, desserts and cash bar. 

$20 cash or check available in advance at the shelter or at the door the night of the event.  All proceeds go to the animal shelter to feed, house and provide veterinarian care to shelter pets. 

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Requirements for Absentee Voting

Absent voter ballots are available for all elections. 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 are in jail, awaiting arraignment or trial
  • 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 by writing to the Clerk. You must state the reason why you need an absent voter ballot, and you must sign the request.

A pre-printed absent voter ballot application form is available above or from the City Clerk upon request.

Request a Ballot
A separate absent voter ballot request must be submitted for each election. Download an Absentee Voter Ballot Request Form, fill it out and mail it to the City Clerk at:

Royal Oak City Clerk
211 South Williams Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067 

If you want the ballot mailed, your application must be received by 2 p.m. the Saturday before the election. Make your request early to allow for delivery time.

Voters Outside of the US
If you are temporarily outside the US, you can use a Federal Postcard Application to apply for an absent voter ballot. The FPCA must be signed under oath unless you, your spouse or your parents are serving in the armed forces or Merchant Marines.

Casting Your Absentee Ballot
A voter eligible to vote by absent voter ballot may mail their completed ballot. You may also vote in person at the Clerk’s Office anytime up to 4 p.m. the day before the election. All absent voter ballots must be received by the Clerk’s Office not later than 8 p.m. on election day.

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

Register to Vote October 9th Deadline!

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.

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Join Author Leslie Pielack as the Royal Oak Historical Society Presents "The Saginaw Trail"

Author Leslie Pielack will present a slide show highlighting her new book "The Saginaw Trail: From Native American Path to Woodward Avenue" on Friday, October 12 at 7:00p at the Royal Oak Historic Museum (1411 W Webster) 

Stories of everyday people in the settlement and growth of southeast Michigan.the central role played by the Saginaw Trail. 

Tickets are $10 and only 25 tickets available! Once they're gone, they're gone! Order your tickets through PayPal at our website: https://royaloakhistoricalsociety.com/saginaw-trail-talk

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Bike Lanes

What Drivers Should Know About Bike Lanes

Here are three things drivers should know about bike lanes:

1. Only people riding bicycles may travel in a bike lane. 
2. Where bike lane lines are dashed, drivers may cross over the bike lane. 
3. Green paint indicates a potential point of conflict between auto and bicycle traffic. Drivers must yield to bicyclists until they have cleared this zone.

The above photo shows how a typical intersection on Main Street will be marked.


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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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

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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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