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City Commission Meets Monday 

The city commission will meet on Monday, January 28 at 7:30p.m. in room 315 at city hall.   You can find the agenda and support materials for topics of discussion at:   

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Recycling Bins

More Recycling Opportunities

Re-use, re-use, re-use is the theme at the Farmers Market where you will find a bin for collecting plastic bags and also one for collecting egg cartons. Patrons and vendors alike are taking advantage to re-use the bags and cartons rather than sending them to the landfill!!

The public library has added a plastic bag recycling collection bin and used battery bucket in the south vestibule. Clean plastic bags, including zip lock bags, but please no twine, heavy plastic handled bags and removed the "zipper" portion from the top of the zip lock bags. 

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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Snow On The Way!  

Snow is in the forecast. Here is what you should know: 

The National Weather Service is forecasting approximately 5-8 inches on Monday, January 28.

The city asks all property owners to do their best to clear a path at least 36-inches wide after a snowfall for people using wheelchairs and strollers to pass. (Please do not push snow into the street.)

If you can, please help your elderly or disabled neighbors remove snow and ice from steps and sidewalks.

The Department of Public Service will be in full swing the next few days plowing and salting.

Conditions may warrant declaring a snow emergency on Saturday. The city offers several ways to know if a snow emergency is in effect:

  • ?? Check the city's website at romi.gov
  • ?? Check the city's social media accounts. (Facebook, Twitter & NextDoor)
  • ?? Call the Snow Emergency Hotline at 248-246-3442
Learn more at https://www.romi.gov/317/Snow-Emergency-Information.
30 Minute Parking

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.


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


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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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