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Let's Break the Silence! 

Join the Royal Oak High School Diversity Club this evening Friday April 12 for a Night of Noise.  The event is in the Royal Oak High School auditorium from 5:00 to 7:00pm. 

The event will feature poets, keynote speaker, music and more!  This is a FREE event and open to the general public. 

One of Diversity Club’s mission points is to educate our community and promote positive change.  

Coolidge Highway to Close This Weekend  

Bridge demolition to close Coolidge Highway under I-75 this weekend in Oakland County

Fast facts:

- Starting Friday night, crews will be demolishing the bridge that carries northbound I-75 over Coolidge Highway.
- Coolidge Highway will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday, April, 15.
- Segment 2 of the I-75 modernization project involves improving 18 bridges over a two-year period.

Follow I-75 modernization progress on the web at www.Modernize75.com.
Helicopter Dropping Marshmellows

The Great Marshmallow Drop 2019 at Worden Park

Where can you see 15,000 marshmallows fall from the sky?  Worden Park. 

Friday, April 19 at 10:00am a helicopter will drop the marshmallows to three different age groups:  

4 years and younger and individuals with disabilities
Children 5-7 years old 
Children 8-12 years old

Children only need to collect one marshmallow to exchange it for a prize!  
For more details email NawrockiM@oakgov.com or call 248-858-5267

Presented by Oakland County Parks, City of Royal Oak, Vibe Credit Union and Detroit Kid City

After The Marshmallow Drop Come Skate With
The Easter Bunny

Skate with the Easter Bunny Flyer

Join The Team | City Seeks Residents to be Facilitators 

AARP Research and AARP Livable Communities are helping city officials to embark on a planning process to become a more live-able community by identifying what is important for successfully aging in place.

Focus Group Facilitator Training Session April 17

Over the next few months, the city will host focus groups to get resident feedback and to do this the city is looking for interested people to volunteer to become focus group facilitators. 

A facilitator training session for those interested is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 from 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Salter Center (1545 E Lincoln Ave)  RSVP to Ian Hatch 

First Focus Group April 23 

The first focus group will be held on April 23 from 2:00 to 5:00pm  at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. All ages are welcome to participate. Focus group sessions are designed to capture feedback on:
- outdoor spaces and buildings
- transportation and streets
- housing
- social participation
- respect and social inclusion
- civic participation and employment
- communication and information
- community and health services

Learn more at https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/network-age-friendly-communities/info-2015/8-domains-of-livability-case-studies.html

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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.

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MOM Race Saturday May 4 | Register by April 30

Has your life been touched by mental illness or suicide? Are you looking to connect with others to help erase the stigma, or just participate in a local 5K for a good cause? If so, please join us on Saturday, May 4 in Royal Oak for the 14th Annual MOM Race for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention.
The 5K run/walk starts at 10 AM from Starr Jaycee Park and takes place in the beautiful Vinsetta neighborhoods between 12 Mile and Main St. The MOM Race is a USATF-certified 5K featuring age group awards, a team challenge competition, fundraising opportunities, plentiful refreshments, raffle prizes, live music and more! Proceeds from the 2019 MOM Race will benefit brain research at The University of Michigan Depression Center, suicide prevention programming by KnowResolve, and crisis intervention services provided by Common Ground.

Advanced online registration is required for the by Tuesday, April 30, 2019. So please sign up today and join the MOM movement! For more information, please visit MOMrace.org or contact Julie Farhat at (248) 376-4MOM or director@momrace.org.
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Calling All Artists|Art Explored
Deadline to Apply May 1

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.

Construction Projects in Full Swing 

The city realizes construction will be an inconvenience and all efforts to expedite the work will be utilized to minimize traffic conflicts and access to various properties abutting the project. Residents on affected streets will be mailed construction notices  prior to work beginning, with detailed information on the project.

You can receive construction updates via e-mail or text by signing up for News Flash – Engineering under Notify Me on the city website www.romi.gov

If you have questions you can contact the engineering division at 248.246.3260.

Construction Project Map
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Royal Oak Named 2018 Tree City USA

Congratulations to us! Royal Oak was named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Foundation in honor of our commitment to effective urban forest management.
Last year, using funds from the community development block grant program, 688 trees were purchased and planted in our hometown. (Royal Oak's community development staff is already working on this year's tree planting program!)
Royal Oak is one of only two municipalities in Michigan that have earned Tree City USA designation every year since the award's inception in 1976. #treecityusa

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.

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You Asked | We Answered

A number of residents submitted questions regarding legalized marijuana and how it will impact Royal Oak's image, safety and economy. Click on the link for your answers:  https://www.romi.gov/marijuana


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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Did You Know...

... if you park your vehicle blocking a sidewalk it is illegal?
Blocking the sidewalk means pedestrians; including children, individuals with disabilities using walkers and wheelchairs, and seniors; have to move out into the street to get around your vehicle creating potential safety hazards.
Under City of Royal Oak Municipal Code Chapter 115, Section 3 Prohibited Parking:

A vehicle shall not be parked, except if necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the law or the directions of a police officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places: 
A. On a sidewalk
If you see a vehicle parked in a manner blocking a sidewalk, please call the Royal Oak Police Department non-emergency line 248-246-3500
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Baby Feet
Dog License

City Clerk's Office Offers 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.


Residential Lock Boxes Available at the Fire Department

When a person living alone calls 911 and is unable to open the door, firefighters must break through a door or a window causing costly damage to the person's home and wasting valuable time.
The Royal Oak Fire Department’s residential lockbox program is designed to get quick access to adults living in their own homes during medical emergencies -- especially senior citizens.
When you suffer a fall, stroke or heart attack, every second counts. The lockbox -- which contains a key to your home -- reduces the likelihood of property damage caused by first responders forcing entry into your home in response to an emergency call.

The lockbox program is open to all Royal Oak residents who either live alone or are left alone on a regular basis and have a condition which may result in the need for immediate assistance due to being incapacitated or unconscious. This includes the elderly, physically handicapped or residents recovering from a major injury or surgery.
For more information, go to https://www.romi.gov/1271/FAQ-Residential-Lockbox

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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

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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