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City Commission Meets Monday 

The city commission will meet on Monday, February 11.  A work session regarding water and sewer ordinances will start the evening at 7:00p.m. in conference room 309 at city hall.  The regular commission  meeting will follow at 7:30p.m. in room 315.   You can find the agenda and support materials for topics of discussion at:   https://www.romi.gov/AgendaCenter/City-Commission-11

Women in Law Enforcement

The Royal Oak Police Department will be hosting an information session on law enforcement career opportunities for women at 6:00 p.m., February 27 at the Royal Oak Police Station, 221 E. Third Street. Sgt. Karly Renaud, Officer Cathy Szydlowski, Officer Katelyn Smaltz and Officer Kristen Karr will share their experience as police officers and answer questions.
Pre-registration is open to any woman, aged 16 or older, who is curious about a career in law enforcement. Admission is free and food and beverages will be provided.

“Our female officers have varied backgrounds. Their contributions and skills bring something unique and valuable to our department,” said Chief Corrigan O’Donohue. “This is a fantastic opportunity for young women looking for a challenging and rewarding career to spend time with and ask questions of our officers.”
For more information contact Sgt. Renaud at Karlyw@romi.gov
Space is limited so please RSVP at https://www.romi.gov/1401/10312/Women-in-Law-Enforcement…
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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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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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