Oakland Township has a New Manager

Warren Brown is the new Oakland Township Manager

On March 16, 2015, Warren Brown started his first day as Township Manager for Oakland Township. He replaces Ann Capela—previous Township Manager of two years—who resigned in September of last year. The Township Board of Trustees had narrowed their search to three candidates in January. Warren Brown, Michael Rogers, and Darrell Fecho were in the running. On February 10, at a trustee meeting, Trustee Robin Buxar motioned to extend an offer of employment to Brown as the Oakland Township … [Read more...]

Moceri Companies Sweep Builder, Developer, and Community of the Year Awards

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Moceri Companies closed out 2014 by winning the “trifecta” of industry awards from the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan. Moceri Companies was singled out for the HBA’s most coveted awards, which included Frank Moceri as Builder of the Year, Dominic J. Moceri as Developer of the Year, and Pinnacle, created by partners Frank, Dominic J. and Mario Moceri, as Community of the Year. The press release stated that the sweep of these prestigious awards is a testament to … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Library Board Seeking to Fill Vacant Position on the Oakland Library Board of Directors

Due to the sudden and tragic death of Library Board member Elizabeth Buchheister, the Oakland Township Library Board is seeking applicants for appointment to fill the vacancy for the remainder of her term ending November 2016. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older, an American citizen and a resident of the Charter Township of Oakland. He or she also must be able to attend the evening meetings of the board which are held quarterly on the third Thursday of the month and be able to … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Historic District Commission Awarded Grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation

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The Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) to support a Cultural Landscape Report for Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) Historic District. The funds are issued through the Michigan Preservation Fund and is the highest amount awarded. Commissioner Gene Ferrera said, “The HDC and Oakland Township government is appreciative of the NTHP grant as it recognizes both the desire and past actions of the … [Read more...]

RCOC Prepared for Winter: Hires Part-Time Staff

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced it is reviewing winter plowing and salting procedures with its truck drivers, preparing its trucks for winter and getting snow plows ready – all in anticipation of the inevitable arrival of winter weather. This year, for the third year in a row, RCOC is hiring part-time, temporary snowplow/salt-truck drivers to augment its shrinking full-time staff. The agency plans to hire 40 temporary drivers. “Our full-time staff numbers have … [Read more...]

Public’s Assistance Requested in Oakland Township Armed Robbery

Sketch of Armed Robbery Suspect

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the person that committed an Armed Robbery the Subway Sub Shop located at 4890 North Adams Rd. in Oakland Township. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 12, 2014 an un-identified white male entered the Subway Sub Shop. The employee at the time was alone in the back washing dishes, when she came to the front counter the suspect pointed a black handgun at her and demanded she give him all … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Manager Resigns after Vote to Terminate

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Ann Capela Resigns after Vote to Terminate in September 29 Meeting Ann Capela resigned just minutes after the Oakland Township Board of Trustees votes to terminate her contract at a special meeting Monday evening. The 5-2 vote comes nine months after hiring Capela. Township Supervisor Terry Gonser and Trustee Maureen Thalman voted agaist the motion to terminate. Gonser told Rochester Media that the majority of the board “lost confidence” in Capela. Gonser said the board rescinded the … [Read more...]

Major Purchasing Agents can find their perfect match at INNO-VENTION 2014

Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014 conference is taking registration from companies interested in face-to-face meetings with purchasing agents from major health care providers in Michigan. The meetings will take place Oct. 22 during INNO-VENTION 2014, Medical Main Street’s annual conference which is set for Oct. 21- 22 at The Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi. “This is a singular opportunity for companies to gain instant access to some of the top health care providers in the … [Read more...]

Motor City Brew Tours raises over $3,000 for Friends of the Paint Creek Trail

Pictured from left to right: Jim VanDoorn, President of Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, and Steve Johnson, President of Motor City Bike & Brew Tours. Photo credit: Kristen Myers

On April 26, the Motor City Brew Tours held their “Cruisin’ for the Trails” event on the Paint Creek Trail and raised $3,150 for trail improvements. Participants rode from Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills to the Paint Creek Cider Mill in Oakland Township, where they were greeted with a free can of New Belgium Beer. As part of the event festivities, New Belgium Brewing donated a Fat Tire Bicycle for a raffle that raised $1,150. Steve Johnson, President of Motor City Bike & Brew … [Read more...]

Orion Road to Close for Two Months

Heavy Equipment Ready to Replace the Orion Road Bridge starting June 23 - photo by Michael Dwyer

Orion Road Bridge to Close Orion Road will be closed just north of Snell Road to replace the bridge over Paint Creek in the heart of Oakland Township. Starting June 23, the closure will last to approximately August 15 with the complete project wrapping up by September 12. More than 7,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day. The official detour route during the closure will be Rochester Road to Stoney Creek Road and to Orion Road going north and the reverse to head south. However, local … [Read more...]