Patterson Chooses New County HR Director

Jordie A. Kramer has been with the Human Resources Department for over 17 years.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed Jordie A. Kramer as director of human resources for Oakland County. Kramer replaces Nancy Scarlet who retired Dec. 31, 2014. “Jordie has been an exemplary employee during her 17-plus years in our Human Resources Department,” Patterson said. “She has a thorough knowledge of personnel matters and is invested in our county employees.” As human resources director, Kramer will be a member of Patterson’s Budget Task Force, … [Read more...]

Patterson declares Severe Weather Awareness Week

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has designated the week of April 12-18, 2015 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Oakland County. The county’s Homeland Security Division will engage in various public education activities that week. Plus, it will conduct a countywide test of the Outdoor Warning System at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. “Preparedness saves lives and property,” Patterson said. “Families, schools and businesses should all have an emergency plan in place in the … [Read more...]

Board to Recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month; Joins CARE House to Plant Pinwheels at Courthouse

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Oakland County Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub will present a proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month to CARE House of Oakland County at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ meeting. The meeting will begin at 9:30 am in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road, in Pontiac, Michigan. The press release went on to say that following the proclamation presentation, … [Read more...]

Oakland County Ranks Second in the State for Health Behaviors

Oakland County ranks number two for health behaviors among 82 Michigan counties for the second year in a row, according to the County Health Rankings Report released Wednesday. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson attributed this accomplishment to county initiatives that improve quality of life for residents and a strong public health program. “Maintaining active and healthy lifestyles is at the heart of our public health programs and quality of life initiatives,” Patterson said. “The … [Read more...]

RCOC Gearing Up for More Than $55 Million Road Construction Season

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) plans to complete more than $55 million worth of road improvements during the 2015 road construction season, ranging from road widenings and gravel road paving to resurfacing projects, bridge maintenance and culvert replacements and repairs. “Despite dwindling funds, we continue to improve roads throughout the county,” stated RCOC Chairman Ron Fowkes. “Oakland County has nearly $600 million in road needs. However, we continue to press … [Read more...]

Registration Ending Soon for Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament

Adult hockey players are running out of time to register for the seventh annual Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament, which is set for April 17-19. The deadline for teams to register is Monday, April 6. The tournament is open to both men and women. Teams are guaranteed a minimum three games and those who make it to the finals will play five games. The tournament is held at the Onyx – Rochester Ice Arena. Register online at The fee is $795. “The Oakland Edge … [Read more...]

Knollenberg Alerts Constituents of IRS Tax Scams

Sen. Marty Knollenberg is alerting residents of the 13th District to be aware of potential IRS tax scams and tax-related identify theft, and he is reminding residents that the IRS will never contact them through e-mail or by phone. "Calls or emails claiming to be the IRS and requesting personal information are fraudulent, and I want to remind residents to be aware of these criminals," said Knollenberg, R-Troy. "It is important that we recognize this issue and do everything we can to prevent … [Read more...]

Phase 2 of the Tienken Road Project Begins March 30 with a Road Closure


UPDATE: The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will close Tienken Road between Livernois and Rochester Road to through traffic beginning Monday, March 30 (rather than the original close date of March 23). Residents and businesses within the closure zone will have access throughout the closure. The road is anticipated to re-open to traffic on September 3, 2015; however, the project is expected to conclude in November of 2015.  The detour for the closure will be Adams Road to University … [Read more...]

ICE Gives CLEMIS National Award

Oakland County, Michigan’s Courts and Law Enforcement Management Information System (CLEMIS) has drawn national recognition from a federal law enforcement agency. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave CLEMIS its prestigious Exemplary Law Enforcement Partnership Award last week in Washington, D.C. “Thank you to ICE for bringing national attention to the outstanding work of our CLEMIS staff led by Jamie Hess,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “CLEMIS’ … [Read more...]

RCOC Begins Biennial Strategic Planning Process with County Communities

Top administrators, planners and engineers of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) this week began the process of meeting with officials of almost every city, village and township in Oakland County as part of RCOC’s biennial Strategic Planning process. “This year marks the 30th anniversary of our Strategic Planning process,” RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar noted. He added that since 1985, RCOC officials have met every two years with the communities to ensure the community … [Read more...]