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City Commission Meets Monday 

The city commission will meet on Monday, February 25 at 7:30pm in room 315 at city hall.  The meeting agenda is available:  https://www.romi.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_02252019-1519

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Work Session | Legalized Marijuana

The Royal Oak City Commission will meet on Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 315 at City Hall, 211 S. Williams, for a work session on legalized marijuana. Adult-use (recreational) marijuana was approved by voters statewide in November 2018.

Michigan law allows communities to permit, ban or place restrictions on marijuana-related businesses. The city commission is currently taking several steps to study and evaluate allowing marijuana growers, safety compliance facilities, processors, microbusinesses and retailers in Royal Oak. While considering this issue, the city's goal is to provide information and receive as much feedback as possible from its residents.

The agenda for the March 4 work session is as follows:

Overview of Marijuana Laws & Businesses
Craig Aronoff, Aronoff Law

Marijuana Use in Public Places
Laura Bassett, Dickinson Wright

Impact on Local Enforcement
Chief Corrigan O’Donohue, Royal Oak Police Department

City Commission Q&A

Public Comment

Residents will also be able to watch this work session on WROK Cable TV and on Facebook Live.


Do you have a question for the city commission regarding marijuana-related businesses in Royal Oak? We'd love to hear it.
Residents can submit questions at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/marijuana-web
Try Hockey For Free

Try Hockey for Free at John Lindell Arena! 

John Lindell Arena can't wait for Hockey Week Across America with an entire week of celebrating the sport in store for all. . . including our next #TryHockey for FREE opportunity.

Because once you fall in love with hockey, you want to SHARE that love with someone new! Here's you're chance to have them register to join us:http://bit.ly/ROTHFF_Feb23


Get Your Questions in Today!      Cops and Doughnuts

Got questions about crime or crime prevention in Royal Oak? Whether it’s something you’ve wondered about forever or a sudden curiosity, this is your chance to ask and the Royal Oak Crime Prevention Council can help!

Submit your questions to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TRFVKLY and panel of personnel from both the police department and 44th district court will use the questions you submit to develop a series of topics to discuss on March 12 when the Crime Prevention Council hosts its annual Cops & Doughnuts.

The Cops & Doughnuts event will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30p.m. at the Churchill Community Education Center. Cops & Doughnuts provides residents with an opportunity to discuss crime trends, safe neighborhood initiatives and whatever topics your survey results reveal!
And, just to sweeten the pot - FREE doughnuts (what else?) will be provided to attendees courtesy of State Rep Jim Ellison.
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City Clerk's Office Announces New Online Services Including No Reason Absentee Voting

The city clerk's office is pleased to announce several new services available online!!! 

Permanent Absentee Voting

With the passage of Proposal 3 last November, you no longer need a reason to vote by absentee.  If you would like to sign up now to be on our permanent absentee list, please go to our link located at https://royaloakmi.seamlessdocs.com/f/permanentabsenteelist

Birth Certificates

Stay at home and enjoy your new bundle of joy and request your birth certificate online!  


Dog Licenses and Mark Twain Dog Park Passes

We have your canine companion's needs all covered, new or renew your dog licenses and interested in a play date at Mark Twain Park?  Get your dog park passes online too.  

Death Certificates

It is a difficult time but you will need copies of the death certificate. We can make it  a little easier by saving the trip to city hall.  

Residential Street Zoned Permit Parking 

You can obtain a parking permit which allows the vehicle to only park on residential streets which are designated as permit parking zones. The parking permit allows the vehicle to park only during the times posted in the permit parking zone on the street for which they were issued.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade Fundraiser

It's almost time -  that one day of the year when everyone is Irish!  The Ancient Order of the Hibernians will host the 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday March 16 and you can help and look good too!  This year's design can be ordered on a T or a baseball 3/4 sleeve T.  All profits benefit the Ancient Order of the Hibernians to conduct the parade.   Orders will be taken online and mailed directly to you.    To get yours, go to https://woodwardmovement.com/collections/city-of-royal-oak

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Calling All Artists...

The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts is excited to announce another round of the popular Art Explored program!
Information on the call for artists and how to submit an application can be found on the Royal Oak Commission for the Arts' website.

Farmers Market

Free Valet at the Farmers Market

Take advantage of the free valet, strolling shopping baskets and curbside loading when shopping for farm fresh finds at the Royal Oak Farmers Market this and every Saturday.

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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30 Minute Parking

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.


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 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


'Like Us' on Facebook

Want to know what's happening in Royal Oak?
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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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. 

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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