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Shovel It Forward 

Shovel It Forward is a resident and commercial property owner driven movement to keep our sidewalks free of snow and ice. When sidewalks are clear, we increase the safety and mobility of everyone – from those with disabilities to children walking to school.

6 Things You Can Do to Shovel It Forward

Apply the 7-10 rule. Anytime it snows between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., pledge to clear your walks by 10 p.m.

If it snows between 7 a.m. and 7 a.m., pledge to clear your walks by 10 a.m.

Help your elderly or disabled neighbors remove snow and ice from steps and sidewalks.

Shovel your entire sidewalk. Clear a path at least at least 36-inches wide for people using wheelchairs and strollers to pass.

If your property is adjacent to curb ramps or bus shelters, pledge to help keep them clear of snow and ice.

Don’t shovel or push snow into the street.

Thanks in advance for being a snow angel! Be sure to share your stories of ‘shoveling it forward’ on social media using the hashtag #shovelitforward.

More information and resources can be found at:Romi.gov/shovelitforward
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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!
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


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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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