Oakland County Adult Treatment Court celebrates the graduation of seven participants

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 2 pm, the Oakland County Adult Treatment Court (ATC) will hold its 38th graduation since its inception in August of 2001. The 160th through the 167th graduates will be honored with a ceremony and reception to be held in the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium, Oakland County Courthouse, 1200 North Telegraph, Pontiac, Michigan. Amanda, then 15, feeling abandoned and lacking self-esteem, began using marijuana. By age 16 she was regularly abusing heroin. Six … [Read more...]

Board to vote on a range of issues from water alternative to DWSD to 9-1-1 rates

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, beginning at 9:30 am, in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road in Pontiac, Michigan, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will vote on the following issues: Establishment of Oakland County 9-1-1 Charge Rate (Formerly Telephone Operating Surcharge) from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. M.R. #14048 –Board of Commissioners to Support for the Silver Key Coalition Recommendation of Michigan as a “No … [Read more...]

Women’s Advisory Board for Oakland County announces “Operation: Success”

Women Veterans Flyer

The 1st annual Women Veterans Job Network Fair On Friday, May 16, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Women’s Advisory Board for Oakland County will hold a FREE Women Veterans Job and Networking Fair at Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus, located at 2900 Featherstone Road in Auburn Hills, Michigan. “OPERATION: SUCCESS” is a one-day Women Veterans Job and Networking Fair that will provide valuable information for women veterans seeking access to services for career and … [Read more...]

Area youth to learn about government at the 34th annual Youth in Government Day event

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will welcome high school students at the Annual Youth in Government Day program in recognition of National County Government Month. This year’s theme is “Ready and Resilient Counties: Prepare. Respond. Thrive.” The program will begin in the Board of Commissioners' Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road. Area high school 10th-12th grade students from Ferndale, Milford, Novi, Pontiac, … [Read more...]

Dear Mr. Orr: Oakland County pens response to DWSD situation

On Monday, The Detroit News ran the article, Oakland County calls Orr's criticism of water authority stalemate 'desperate attempt to justify your deeply flawed proposal.' However, Oakland County officials had submitted a seven-page letter and other documents to The Detroit News as part of the county's ongoing issue with the Detroit Water & Sewer Department's (DWSD) proposal that began months ago. Rochester Media has included the letter, written by Chief Deputy, County Executive Gerald D. … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted unanimously to allocate $500,000 to explore alternatives to Detroit Water & Sewer Services

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted unanimously 9-0 to support a resolution allocating $500,000 to study alternatives to the Detroit Water & Sewer System. This resolution #14064 was authored by Commissioner Jim Runestad and was presented to the Planning and Building Committee, where it passed, before being presented to the Finance Committee. These funds will be used to secure professional services and used to conduct a … [Read more...]

Health Division announces Infographic/Poster Contest for High School Students

In honor of National Public Health Week and Alcohol Awareness Month, Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) is hosting an infographic/poster contest and inviting high school students to creatively convey the consequences and impacts of binge drinking on youth and teens. Students have a chance to win a $100, $50, or $25 iTunes gift card and will receive community service hours. “We have many creative students in Oakland County,” said Kathy Forzley, OCHD manager/health officer. “We want … [Read more...]

RCOC gearing up for a nearly $50 million road construction ‘season’

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) plans to complete nearly $50 million worth of road improvements during the 2014 road construction season, ranging from road widenings to gravel road pavings to resurfacing projects to bridge and culvert replacements and repairs. “We are doing a lot of road construction this year,” stated RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian. “We have pressed hard to get every available dollar to improve as many roads as possible. These projects won’t resolve every … [Read more...]

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson Proclaims April “Fair Housing Month” in Oakland County

Oakland County L. Brooks Patterson proclaims April as Fair Housing Month in recognition of the 46th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Fair Housing Law under the Civil Rights Act. “Unlawful discrimination is still present, particularly in the case of families with young children, so the fight against housing discrimination must continue,” Patterson said. “I hope that the declaration of April as Oakland County Fair Housing Month will increase awareness of fair housing laws and … [Read more...]

Small business investing triples in Oakland County

Small businesses are thriving and investing in Oakland County, Mich., Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said today. In 2013, existing small businesses and start-ups obtained triple the amount of loans and capital formation dollars from 2012 with the help of the Oakland County Business Center. Banks approved $22,719,100 in traditional loans for established small businesses in 2013 through the Oakland County Business Center compared to $7,050,195 in 2012. In addition, The Oakland … [Read more...]