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...]

Baldwin Road repair project near Great Lakes Crossing Outlets expected to start Monday

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced via press release that it expects its contractor to begin work Monday, July 14, on the repair of Baldwin Road from Delevan Street to I-75 near the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills. The project involves the replacement of approximately 50 percent of the concrete in this section of Baldwin. During the project, which is expected to last until approximately the end of September, the road will be reduced to one lane in each … [Read more...]

Oakland County One Stop Shop Business Center Partners with PTAC to Help Businesses Pursuing Government Contracts

Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center will soon be offering free counseling services that can help businesses interested in obtaining government contracts at the local, state and federal levels. Beginning Wednesday, Schoolcraft College’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will open a satellite office in the One Stop Shop Business Center to counsel businesses interested in learning how to obtain government contracts for goods and services. The center is located on the … [Read more...]

Oakland County’s decade of digital prowess

In a recent press release it was announced that Oakland County, Michigan is ranked among the most digitally advanced counties in America for the 10th year in a row in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey by the Center for Digital Government (CDG). The survey is conducted by CDG, Government Technology magazine, and the National Association of Counties. It evaluates counties on their ability to maximize services and improve transparency through the strategic use of technology. "Our IT team’s … [Read more...]