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New 30-Minute Parking on Main Street

Royal Oak is introducing a pilot program for 30-minute parking spaces in the downtown area to allow for convenient short-term parking. The program includes five designated parking spaces with 30-minute meters along Main Street between 11 Mile Road and Fourth Street.

The new spaces address the need for quick visits to downtown businesses as well as the surge in services like GrubHub, DoorDash Food Delivery, Uber and Lyft.

These spaces will run as a pilot program through May 2019 and will be removed or made permanent based on input from the public.

The 30-minute meters have designated signage and take coins or credit card payment via ParkMobile. The cost is 50 cents for 30 minutes.

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Holiday Hours 

City offices will be closed Monday December 24 and Tuesday December 25 in observation of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holidays.   This includes city hall, the administrative office at the department of public and the Mahany-Meininger Community Center.   

Refuse Collection 

Monday December 24 will be regular pick-up; Tuesday December 25 there will be no pick up and the rest of the week pick up will occur with a one-day delay -  Tuesday on Wednesday; Wednesday on Thursday; Thursday on Friday; and Friday on Saturday.  

City Mourns Chef Tim Campbell

The city lost a beloved friend and coworker when Chef Tim Campbell passed away suddenly. Chef Tim prepared thousands of meals for local seniors during his career, which spanned more than three decades.

A Celebration of Life event is being planned in Chef Tim's honor at the  Mahany/Meininger Senior Center. We will provide details soon. In the meantime, donations to help Chef Tim's family with burial expenses are being accepted at the senior center.

The Senior Meal Program at the senior center is temporarily suspended until the new year. Please share this information with your friends and loved ones who rely on Chef Tim for meals.

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Shopping for Last Minute Gifts in Downtown Royal Oak 

Looking for those last minute gift ideas - downtown Royal Oak has you covered.  Lots of unique gifts at our diverse retailers; Saturday and Sunday you can find special treats for your holiday parties, flowers and fresh holiday decorations at the farmers market or how about a gift certificate from one of our restaurants? 

Royal Oak has lots of great one-of-a-kind gifts and you can grab breakfast, lunch or dinner and make a day of it.  

And when visiting downtown Royal Oak, don't forget there's 2 hours of free parking before 5 p.m. in the Center Street, North and South Lafayette parking garages.

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Shovel It Forward

This winter, the City of Royal Oak is asking all property owners—residential and commercial—to join the Shovel It Forward movement and 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. Find out how you can Shovel It Forward.


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.

City Hall

Construction Has Begun! 

Construction began  Dec. 6 on a new $12.2 million City Hall in Royal Oak. Click here for five quick facts about the design of the new City Hall.


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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 through June only)

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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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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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