Oakland County Federal Aid Task Force to Meet on Oct. 13

The Oakland County Federal Aid Task Force will conduct its annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The Task Force is responsible for selecting road improvement projects to receive federal road funds anticipated to come to Oakland County (assuming a new or extended federal highway bill). It is made up of representatives of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), SMART (the suburban bus system) and all communities in the county. The meeting is … [Read more...]

Animal Control Finds Rescue Group for Remaining Cats

Oakland County Animal Control Division has sent the rest of the surviving cats that were discovered in an animal hoarding situation in Royal Oak last week to a private animal rescue group that wishes to remain anonymous. “We are grateful that this rescue group stepped up to the challenge of taking these cats in and treating them for various illnesses,” said Mark Newman, director of public services for Oakland County, who oversees Animal Control Division. “I’m also proud of our animal … [Read more...]

Health Division Kicks Off Flu Season

Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) will once again offer the flu vaccine that guards against four flu viruses this season beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6. This year’s vaccine protects against Type A H1N1, H3N2, and two Type B strains which are most likely to occur this season. “Our goal is to keep our residents healthy,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “We urge them to take the necessary precautions against the flu this season and every season.” “Get a flu shot … [Read more...]

Road Commission Staff Seeking Part-time Snowplow Drivers to Augment Full-time Staff

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire approximately 40 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its reduced full-time staff for the winter this year. “We have reduced our staff about 35 percent in recent years, and many of the workers we have lost served as snowplow drivers in the winter,” explained Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “The reality is we cannot afford to replace the full-time employees we have lost, but we also cannot provide the level of service our … [Read more...]

County Employees Give Record $7,000 to Trooper’s Family

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Oakland County employees donated a record $7,000 through a Special Casual Day fundraiser to the family of Michigan State Trooper Chad Wolf, who died in the line of duty on Aug. 28 while on patrol in northern Oakland County. Wolf was struck by a vehicle towing a trailer and was dragged several miles on I-75. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson gave the check to Wolf’s district commander, Capt. Monica Yesh, during a brief news conference on Wednesday. “We normally reserve Special Casual … [Read more...]

Woman’s Alliance of Oakland County Introduces Business Protocols for Success

A Unique Training Program for Women On Friday, November 13, 2015, the Women’s Alliance of Oakland County will host Business Protocols for Success, an innovative training program designed to help women at all stages of their career excel in the professional world. The conference will be held at the Auburn Hills Marriott Centerpoint, located at 3600 Centerpoint Parkway in Pontiac, Michigan. Business Protocols for Success will be held from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, and includes an interactive … [Read more...]

County Employees Donate $7,000 to Trooper Wolf’s family

Following the tragic line-of-duty death of Michigan State Trooper Chad Wolf, Oakland County employees held a Special Casual Day to raise money for his family. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 at 10 a.m., County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will be joined by some county employees during a brief news conference to present a check in the amount of $7,000 to Wolf’s commanding officers, Capt. Monica Yesh and Lt. Mike Shaw, who will accept it on behalf of the Wolf family. A typical Casual Day … [Read more...]

2015 MI Great Artist Competition Underway as “The Many Faces of God” Exhibition Opens for 2014 Finalist

The works of MI Great Artist finalist and sculptor Estela Monjo will be on display beginning Friday at the Oakland County Executive Office. Entitled “The Many Faces of God,” the exhibition presents a collection of clay and plaster sculptures created by Monjo, a St. Clair Shores resident and former school teacher. A reception is being held for the artist from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the lobby of the Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. The free exhibition runs … [Read more...]

West Nile Virus Takes Life of Oakland County Woman

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed an 81-year-old woman from Oakland County died due to complications from West Nile Virus (WNV), the Oakland County Health Division announced today. She is the first human WNV-related death in Oakland County since 2003 and the first this year in Michigan. “This is a tragic reminder of how severe West Nile Virus can be, especially for adults over 50 who are at greater risk for severe illness," said George Miller, director of … [Read more...]

Oakland County Wins National Financial Reporting Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given Oakland County top honors for fiscal reporting for the 24th year in a row. GFOA bestowed the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting upon Oakland County for its Fiscal Year 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The CAFR discloses the county's finances in full detail to anyone who wants to review them, particularly those who seek to invest in Oakland … [Read more...]