Road Commission seeking part-time snowplow drivers to augment full-time staff

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is seeking to hire approximately 40 part-time snowplow drivers to augment its reduced full-time staff for the winter this year. “We have reduced our staff about 35 percent in recent years, and many of the workers we have lost served as snowplow drivers in the winter,” explained Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “The reality is we cannot afford to replace the full-time employees we have lost, but we also cannot provide the level of service our … [Read more...]

Ongoing Road Commission for Oakland County projects and delays

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced that the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can change from day to day, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather, emergency situations, etc. ROAD:                       Avon Road, Crooks Road to Adams Road Project:                     Avon is closed … [Read more...]

Town Hall Meeting regarding the New Proposed Water Deal to be held Sept. 24

It was recently announced that Oakland County Board Vice Chairman Jeff Matis, along with Commissioners Robert Gosselin and Michael Spisz will host a special informational town hall meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 7 p.m., at the Older Persons' Commission of Rochester, in the auditorium, located at 650 Lettica Drive in Rochester, Michigan. Speakers will include Oakland County Chief Deputy County Executive Gerald Poisson, Oakland County Deputy County Executive Robert Daddow and … [Read more...]

Oakland County Leaders to host meeting for local elected officials regarding proposed Great Lakes Water Authority deal

It was announced via press release that on Thursday, September 18, 2014, beginning at 11 a.m., Oakland County Commissioners will host a special informational meeting for local elected officials on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) proposed deal. The meeting will be held in the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Auditorium, located at 1200 North Telegraph Road, in Pontiac, Michigan. Elected officials from the county’s 61 cities, villages and townships are … [Read more...]

Rerouting of proposed gas pipeline declared a victory for Oakland County

Oakland County Commissioners Michael Spisz and Bob Hoffman presented a resolution in support of rerouting the ET Rover Gas Pipeline in conjunction with similar resolutions presented by local levels of government on August 20, 2014. A coalition of local government joined with Jeff Axt of Protect Our Land and Rights (POLAR) to raise objections with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on this proposed pipeline. This 3.25 billion cubic foot pipeline containing natural gas would have … [Read more...]

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners Slated to Vote on Triennial Budget for 2015-2017

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners will vote on the recommended balanced budget of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee for fiscal years 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the Board’s full meeting. The budget will be presented by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee Chairman Thomas F. Middleton to the full Board of Commissioners at their meeting, which will begin … [Read more...]

2014 MI Great Artists Competition Launches

Mi Great Artist

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced via press release that the stakes for the 2014 MI Great Artist contest have been raised by opening the annual online competition to include 3-D art as well as a total package for the winners of more than $16,000 in cash and prizes. Entries may be submitted to MiGreatArtist.com through 5 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014. "Our first two years succeeded in connecting residents in the Economic Growth Alliance region with the work of more … [Read more...]

Oakland County government to get the cloud treatment

It was announced via press release that starting today, Oakland County, Mich. will launch its G2G Marketplace at the Michigan Government Information Management Sciences (MiGMIS) Fall Conference. The G2G Marketplace expands the offerings of Oakland County’s G2G Cloud Solutions initiative. The G2G Marketplace is a catalog and service bureau modeled on the application store concept. The goal of the G2G Marketplace is to provide governments with an easy-to-use, cost-effective way to shop for, … [Read more...]

Michigan Patriot Week passes in the Senate and House; Oakland and Macomb counties

LOGO-Patriot Week - Final

It was announced today via press release that the State Senate joined the State House’s action from early this month and designated September 11-17, 2011 as Michigan Patriot Week. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley also designated Patriot Week in their respective states. Likewise, the County Commissions of Oakland and Macomb Counties also recently proclaimed the week.  Patriot Week was co-created by Oakland County Circuit Judge Michael Warren and his now … [Read more...]

Ongoing RCOC Road Projects for September 10 through September 17

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has announced via press release that the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 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 … [Read more...]