Help available for disabled veterans impacted by flood

Service-connected disabled veterans who were impacted by last week’s flooding will have an opportunity to apply for up to $500 in disaster relief funds from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The DAV will accept disaster relief applications at the Pontiac office of the county’s Veterans’ Services Division on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “We want to make sure we keep our promises to our heroes who were injured … [Read more...]

Updated RCOC projects for August 20 -27

According to a press release from the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27. 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...]

RCOC invites the public to their 2015 budget hearing

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board of Road Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on its proposed fiscal year 2015 budget Thursday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac. The proposed 2015 budget, at just over $100.8 million, includes plans for more than $44 million worth of road improvement projects such as road widening, reconstruction, resurfacing or gravel road paving or work toward future road … [Read more...]

Oakland County sets up resource centers for those impacted by flood

As reported last week, Oakland County sustained an estimated $337 million worth of damage from the flooding that happened on Monday, August 11. So, it has been announced via press release that residents and businesses impacted by the storms and flooding will be able to meet face-to-face with multiple government and human service agencies. Oakland County Homeland Security Division, in partnership with the State of Michigan, will set up multi-agency resource centers, or MARCs, in Troy on Monday, … [Read more...]

Oakland County releases damage estimate from flooding

In a press release it was announced that Oakland County’s preliminary damage estimate from Monday night’s historic rainfall that brought heavy flooding is $337 million. That number is only an estimate and could grow higher as more damage assessments come in. Residents who still need to report damage or request assistance should do so through their local city or township government. “The damage estimate does not reflect the magnitude of the task that lies ahead for our residents to … [Read more...]

Oakland County ensures restaurants take safety precautions after flooding

In a press release and in response to recent widespread flooding in Southeastern Michigan, Oakland County Health Division, under the leadership of L. Brooks Patterson, immediately took steps to assure food safety at restaurants in affected areas of the county. The Health Division’s restaurant response includes: Deploying a team of public health sanitarians to visit food service establishments in order to assess needs and provide technical assistance about food protection … [Read more...]

RCOC 2015 Budget Public Hearing is August 21

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) Board of Road Commissioners recently announced that it will conduct a public hearing on its proposed fiscal year 2015 budget Thursday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac. The proposed 2015 budget, at just over $100.8 million, includes plans for more than just over $48 million million worth of road improvement projects such as road widening, reconstruction or gravel road … [Read more...]

Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence seeking nominations for awards ceremony

According to a press release the Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence (OCCCADV) is seeking nominations for individuals, groups and/or organizations that have made significant contributions in addressing the prevention of domestic violence as well as assisting those in need. These efforts can be either on a large scale or an individual instance. The 14th Annual OCCCADV Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 8 at noon in the Commissioner’s Auditorium at … [Read more...]

Legendary Broadcaster George Blaha honored by Oakland County Official for Service to Community and Career

George Blaha (left) receives his proclamation from Oakland County Commissioner Mike Bosnic.

On Monday, August 4, 2014, Oakland County Commissioner Mike Bosnic honored broadcasting legend George Blaha at the Annual Oakland County Michigan State University Alumni Chapter’s Dinner which was held at the Glen Oaks Country Club in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Commissioner Bosnic presented a proclamation that celebrated Mr. Blaha’s outstanding career as the “Voice of the Detroit Pistons and MSU Football” as well as his exceptional work on behalf of the community. This year marks … [Read more...]

Sixth annual Family Market Day promotes Bridge Card programs at Oakland County Market

Oakland County Health Division and the Healthy Oakland Partnership (HOP) will host their second Family Market Day event of 2014 this Saturday at the Oakland County Market, 2350 Pontiac Lake Road, in Waterford. Family Market Day promotes farmers markets that accept SNAP/Bridge cards, providing families who receive those benefits access to healthy produce. The event runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. “This program assisted farmers markets in accepting EBT cards, which increased access to affordable … [Read more...]