Employees with AED Training Save Coworker’s Life

An Oakland County custodian is alive today thanks to the quick action of three fellow employees and their county-sponsored automated external defibrillator (AED) and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. Skilled maintenance mechanic and 51-year-old Waterford resident Tim Hoskins along with building safety attendants Tom Pecheniuk and Tony Sullivan discovered 47-year-old custodian Ken Cummings unconscious and not breathing last week during their after-hours shift at the Oakland County … [Read more...]

Help Control Mosquitoes that Spread Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika Viruses

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Oakland County Wellness Program Racks Up Awards

Corp! Magazine has named OakFit, Oakland County’s employee wellness program, as one of its Best & Brightest in Wellness® winners for a third year in a row, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. "Winning this award for a third year in a row is a testament to how innovative Oakland County’s employee wellness program continues to be," Patterson said. "Not only are we finding new ways to help employees improve their overall health, we continue to save taxpayers money on our … [Read more...]

County Officials Approve a Second Round of Funds for Upcoming Road Projects

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a series of resolutions sponsored by members of the Board to secure funds for local road projects in many cities and villages throughout Oakland County. Funding for the projects has been made available from Oakland County’s new Local Road Improvement Pilot Program. This program provides limited financial assistance to Oakland County cities and villages for repairs and improvements on local roadways under their jurisdiction. Local … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Launch New Program for At-Risk Youth

Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell (R) announced that the Oakland County Board of Commissioners is launching a new collaborative effort in conjunction with Oakland County Youth Assistance to offer at-risk young people with positive experiences, skill building and personal development. The Youth Enrichment Scholarship program will allow recipients to receive up to $500 for activities that will: Encourage the individual student’s ability to succeed in or connect to school, Encourage the … [Read more...]

Sheriff’s School Zone Safety Tips

School Zone Safety Laws & Tips The Sheriff’s Office wants to educate and raise awareness about school zone safety laws in order to prevent a tragedy. School zones combined with changing traffic and weather conditions create an extremely dangerous situation. "Back to school is an exciting time for both parents and students, but we must remember to put safety first," said Sheriff Michael Bouchard. "We hope by setting up these school safety enforcement zones we can push back on violators … [Read more...]

AT&T Corporation Honored for Generous Donations

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, Oakland County Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell presented a proclamation to AT & T Corporation’s Director of  External Affairs Robert Jones for his company’s tremendous support and financial donations to many Oakland County charities and non-profit organizations. Many outreach efforts that AT & T has been involved with has benefited and served communities throughout the county. Pictured left to right are Oakland County Commissioners David Bowman, Philip J. … [Read more...]

How to Reduce the Risk of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

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How to Identify Zika and West Nile Virus Mosquitoes

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West Utica Road Closure at Dequindre Road

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will close West Utica Road at Dequindre Road on the Rochester Hills/Shelby Township border beginning Friday, September 9, for reconstruction work that is part of the on-going Dequindre Road project that began earlier this summer. The detour for West Utica Road traffic is Dequindre Road to Dorby Road to Ryan Road back to West Utica Road and vice versa. Northbound and southbound Dequindre Road will remain open to traffic.   West Utica Road … [Read more...]