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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Potholes

Record cold temperatures will soon be replaced with unseasonable warm temperatures.  And, for the department of public services this means potholes will be showing up all over the city. 

How A Pothole Develops:
Freezing and thawing create havoc for our streets.  Potholes begin when snow or rain seep into the soil below the road surface.  The water then freezes when the temperatures drop and as it freezes, it expands pushing the pavement up.  When the weather changes and temperatures rise, the soil returns to normal levels, but the pavement often remains raised, creating a gap between the street and soil beneath.  And, then when vehicles drive over the "gap" areas, the pavement cracks and falls into the hollow space, creating another pothole. 

What You Need To Know About Pothole Repairs:
DPS crews systematically work their way down streets filling every pothole.   This approach is a more efficient use of staff and equipment than crisscrossing the city responding to individual complaints.  However, there are situations which may cause DPS to respond immediately:  when a pothole is very large or if the location is determined by the police department to require immediate attention.  

How Can I Report A Pothole:
The best way to report a pothole is to use the city's online "Report a Concern" form which can be found at:  https://www.romi.gov/FormCenter/General-33/Report-a-Concern-138.  Reports are forwarded to the DPS, a work order is created, and barring any other weather events - the repair is made within 24-hours. 







2018 Federal Tax Forms Now Available

Taxpayers can pick up 1040 federal tax forms, the related six schedules and 1040 instruction booklets at the library. Tax forms and added information also can be found at www.irs.gov/forms-instructions. Please note: the IRS has eliminated the 1040A and 1040EZ forms this year. The library is expecting Michigan 2018 tax forms in mid-February. Michigan forms can be found at www.michigan.gov/taxes.

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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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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.


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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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To browse through available opportunities go to: romi.gov/jobs

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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.

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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. 

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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:

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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.

 
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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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