Board of Commissioners Seeks Better Policy–Thanks Supporters for Curbing Gun Violence Effort and National Award

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Letter to the Editor, In response to the Sandy Hook Massacre in 2012, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Public Services Committee has worked proactively on the issue of Preventing Gun Violence in Oakland County. By creating our bi-partisan Curbing Gun Violence Study Group in 2013, the Public Services Committee heard expert testimony from law enforcement leaders, school superintendents, second amendment rights advocates, and mental health professionals at the recorded public … [Read more...]

August Business Workshops Offered by the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center

In a press release from Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs, it was announced that business owners and entrepreneurs who need assistance are encouraged to attend seminars offered by the Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at the Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, west of Telegraph, in Waterford. For pre-registration and a location map, visit … [Read more...]

Road Commission for Oakland County projects scheduled for July 30 through August 6

The following projects may cause traffic delays on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) roads between July 30 and August 6 or may start shortly thereafter. It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects … [Read more...]

OakAlert to notify residents and businesses of vital information

According to a press release, Oakland County has launched an electronic alert system that can help save lives during an emergency, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The OakAlert system will notify individuals who have signed up for the alerts about weather warnings and other emergencies in the county. Staying informed about potential dangers near home, work, or school can allow for a more adequate response time. “Providing timely information to the people who live, work … [Read more...]

County Executive Launches Buy Oakland Campaign with ‘Oakland Business Connect’ Online Business Directory

Oakland County businesses can become part of a free online registry to build their business locally while securing opportunities with some of Michigan’s largest companies. Oakland Business Connect is available to any of the county’s 42,000 businesses, said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “We want Oakland County companies to be the first choice for other Oakland County companies looking for goods or services,” Patterson said. “Growing businesses here means a stronger … [Read more...]

Oakland County earns AAA rating from S&P

According to a recent press release, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has reaffirmed Oakland County, Mich.’s AAA bond rating with a stable outlook, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced. This highest credit rating applies to the county’s $3.1 million Building Authority Refunding Bonds, Series 2014. S&P said Oakland County has a “strong economy, which is a major part of the diverse economy of southeastern Michigan and the Detroit metropolitan area” and “very strong … [Read more...]

Healthy Bites program to launch in Pontiac

Oakland County Health Division, in partnership with the Healthy Pontiac, We Can! coalition and Lafayette Market, is launching Healthy Bites, an in-store guide to healthy eating this Friday, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The program provides colorful signs with easy-to-use nutrition information that helps customers identify healthier options when shopping for food or ordering from café menus. Lafayette Market will be the site of two kick-off events on Friday, July 25 … [Read more...]

Oakland County retains AAA because of budgeting practices

According to a press release, Oakland County, Mich. retained its AAA bond rating on $3.1 million Building Authority Refunding Bonds, Series 2014, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Moody's Investors Service cited the county’s strong fiscal management practices as the reason behind awarding it the highest credit rating with a stable outlook. “We expect the county's financial position will remain strong going forward owing to continued application of very solid fiscal … [Read more...]

Tienken/Livernois intersection expected to close July 21

The contractor for the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is set to begin working on the Tienken road reconstruction project, Livernois Road to just west of the Paint Creek Trail in Rochester Hills. The road will then be closed on Monday, July 21. At that time, the Tienken Road/Livernois Road intersection will be closed in all directions for the duration of the project. The project involves reconstructing Tienken, adding a continuous center left-turn lane and constructing a … [Read more...]

Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) projects

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced the following projects may cause traffic delays on between July 16 and July 23 or may start shortly thereafter. It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission. Please note: This information is subject to change. … [Read more...]