Residents Urged to Protect themselves from West Nile Virus

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and the Oakland County Health Division are urging residents to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites and West Nile Virus (WNV) during upcoming summer events, such as Arts, Beats & Eats, and other outdoor activities. WNV continues to be detected in Oakland County and residents should take necessary precautions to reduce their risk. “This is an important reminder that West Nile Virus is present in our community,” said Kathy Forzley, … [Read more...]

Business Aviation Expo Soars Higher

Corporate executives can learn how to make their businesses soar at the Business Aviation Expo on Thursday, September 22 at Oakland County International Airport’s (OCIA) modern LEED Gold-certified airport terminal. At least 20 business aircraft will be on display and available for tours along with 19 aviation vendors to demonstrate the vast benefits of business aviation. OCIA, the Michigan Business Aviation Association (MBAA), and media partner Crain’s Detroit Business are hosting the … [Read more...]

Oakland County Blood Donor Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Oakland County Health Division was notified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services of a blood donor testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Oakland County. The American Red Cross consistently tests blood donations for a wide variety of infectious diseases, including West Nile Virus. This is the first blood donation in 2016 that has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Michigan. “We know that West Nile Virus is in our community, so it is important that everyone … [Read more...]

Proposed Road Commission Budget to be Presented August 25

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will present its proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget during a public hearing Thursday, August 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac. The public is invited to attend the hearing and offer input on the proposed budget. The proposed $129 million budget represents an increase of about $25 million compared to the $104 million 2016 budget adopted in September of last year. The 2017 proposed … [Read more...]

Regional Transit Vote back on the November Ballot

Big Four Find Path to RTA Vote Regional leaders have agreed on a way forward to place a regional transit millage question on the November ballot. The Oakland, Macomb and Wayne county executives, the mayor of Detroit, and representatives from the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners met today at the Detroit Athletic Club to negotiate a solution following last week’s "no" vote by Oakland and Macomb counties at the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) board meeting. "I am … [Read more...]

Prevent Heat Related Illness

Oakland County Health Division cautions residents to protect themselves from heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke, especially when temperatures are high, in the 90’s and during ozone action days. Those at greatest risk include individuals 65 years of age or older, those who exert themselves during work or exercise, infants and children up to age four, overweight people, and those who are ill or on certain medications. If you have asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema, high … [Read more...]

Bigger Air Show at Airport Open House this Year

The Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House & Air Show is expanding its air show from an hour to an hour-and-a-half to include more aerial acts this year. Cold War-era military trainer jets will take to the skies along with aerobatic planes. Also new this year, two to four passengers at a time will be able to take open cockpit airplane rides in a vintage aircraft from Waldo Wright’s Flying Service. The flights last 10 minutes and cost $75 per passenger. The open house will … [Read more...]

Road Commission Launches Real Time Traffic Map App

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has launched an app that allows anyone to get road project information, file a report about a road concern, send RCOC a photo and much more from any mobile device. The app is available for free from the Google and Apple app stores. To find the app at one of the stores, simply search for "Road Commission for Oakland County." "We're excited to be able to introduce this mobile-device option for our customers," stated RCOC Chairman Ron Fowkes. … [Read more...]

Older Adults Urged to Protect Themselves from West Nile Virus

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is reminding all residents, especially older adults, to protect themselves from the threat of West Nile Virus (WNV) by taking steps to prevent mosquito bites. Earlier this month, a mosquito pool tested positive for WNV in Oakland County. WNV has also been identified in mosquitoes in Saginaw County. “West Nile Virus continues to be monitored by Oakland County Health Division,” Patterson said. “There are a numbers of ways to reduce the risk of … [Read more...]

New Supervisor For Oakland Township and other Local Election Results

Very few of us went to the polls for the General State Primary. And while many races were "Vote for Not More than 1" when only one candidate was running, a few races were contested. Such as in the Charter Township of Oakland. Incumbent supervisor, Terry R. Gonser, lost his bid for re-election to Michael Bailey who took 48% of the vote over Gonser's 26%. Coming in third was Andy Zale with 25% of the vote. "Tonight was huge win for the residents of Oakland Township, but unfortunately it was … [Read more...]