Joseph Peruzzi Statement Regarding Recent Reversal of Oakland Circuit Court Open Meetings Act

Statement on Recent Court of Appeals Reversal of Oakland County Circuit Court Decision regarding Oakland Township Parks By Joseph Peruzzi On November 8, the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned the findings of the Oakland County Circuit Court that had previously dismissed twice the alleged Open Meetings Act (OMA) violation by Parks Commissioners David Mackley, Alice Tomboulian, Colleen Barkham and me. The Court of Appeals reversed the decision of Circuit Court Judge Leo Bowman who twice … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Recommended for 2.2 Million Dollar Park Grant

Oakland Township was one of only two Oakland County communities recommended for grants to purchase park land at the December 2016 meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board. The Parks and Recreation Commission would use the $2.2 million dollar grant to add 209 acres to the Township’s Stony Creek Ravine Nature Park, located in the southeast quadrant of the Township. This proposed park expansion offers natural resource protection and recreation opportunities. Dr. Brian … [Read more...]

Silverbell/Brewster Safety Path Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Cider Mill Connector Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Oakland Township Safety Paths and Trails Committee invite everyone to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of the new Cider Mill Connector Safety Path Wednesday, October 5, at 5:00 p.m. Just in time for cider mill season, this recently completed safety path and trail provides an much-needed connection from the Paint Creek Trail to the village of Goodison and eliminates the need to use a very busy vehicular bridge on Gallagher Road. The Cider Mill Connector … [Read more...]

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township

Doubleheader of Fall Fun in Oakland Township on October 1 Down on the Farm 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 W. Predmore Road Open House at Fire Station #2, Oakland Township Fire Dept. at 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., 1888 Rochester Road There will be tons of fun family activities free and open to the public, including a hayride, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming demonstration. Pumpkins painting is while they last, allow dry time and enjoy the other activities. Dinosaur … [Read more...]

Cider Mill Hike

Next Tuesday, Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media, will join The Midweek Meanders walking group to lead a hike in Oakland Township and the Village of Goodison to visit two of the area's cider mills. Free and open to all. Meet at 10:30 a.m. under the large covered porch at the Paint Creek Cider Mill building at 4480 Orion Road, Oakland Twp. (about 2 1/2 miles north from Rochester Road). Paint Creek Cider Mill (lots of free parking) is a large cedar building. From there we'll explore the new … [Read more...]

Cranberry Lake Farm Landscape Master Plan

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) is very excited to update the public on the progress of the Cranberry Lake Farm Landscape Master Plan. After a very successful design open house in March of this year, historic landscape architect Brian Devlin presented his Landscape Master Plan to the HDC at their July meeting. His plan was aimed at returning the historic farm to its agricultural history, citing the 1940s as the period of significance.  The proposed Master Plan not … [Read more...]

Down on the Farm Writing Competition and Awards

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission and the Oakland Township Historical Society are excited to present our first ever Writing Competition. We are looking for writers in grades 7-12 to reflect on the agricultural heritage and farming history of the Greater Rochester area. What does it mean to you? Do you know of a place where the grasses grow and where the landscapes produce crops? Submit your 500-750 word essay by September 20 for your chance to win the first place prize of $100. … [Read more...]

Annual Free Square Dance at the Historic Cranberry Lake Farm

This fall, the Oakland Township Historic District Commission is excited to sponsor our annual free Square Dance at the historic Cranberry Lake Farm with dancing in the Flumerfelt Barn or on the lawn. Join us Saturday September 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. when we welcome back Glen Morningstar calling to the live music by the Ruffwater Stringband. “This band has been playing with us since 2011, they are always entertaining, and Glen’s calling guides the beginning dancer as well as the more … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Seeks Election Workers

Join our team! The Charter Township of Oakland is hiring additional election workers for the 2016 election season.  Inspectors work at one of our 8 precincts throughout the township and are paid for working on Election Day. Inspectors also receive additional compensation for attending mandatory training prior to Election Day. Interested in applying? Visit the Employment Opportunities section available on our website at: … [Read more...]