Oakland Township Offices Remain Closed

Township offices, including the Paint Creek Cider Mill offices and fire stations, will remain closed to the public through March 27. Township playgrounds and the Marsh View basketball court are closed. Visit their website for more information. Please consider handling all non-essential business remotely: Purchase or sell a home? Your paperwork can be emailed to mail@oaklandtownship.org or dropped in our drop box. We also do not charge a late fee on late filings so please stay home and safe as … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Does it Mean to Self-Quarantine?

Dear Crabby, What Does it Mean to Self-Quarantine and How Does it Work? Sincerely, Youno Touchme   Dear Youno, Ah, yes, another coronavirus question. They just keep coming in. It's like all my readers are stuck inside without much to do. And since most of my readers are older like me, that's a normal day without a health crisis. Every new scare offers the world new terms. 2020 will be remembered as bringing us self-quarantine, self-monitor, and social distancing. But what's the … [Read more...]

Oakland County to Waive Online Transaction Fees for Various County Services

Customers who use Oakland County’s online services to pay for parking tickets, dog licenses, legal documents or delinquent property taxes will not incur a credit card or electronic check fee beginning next week. Oakland County Executive David Coulter today said the county would waive fees for online transactions to encourage residents and customers to use the online services rather than visiting a county office to make a payment in-person. The initial waiver period is March 25-April 30. “I … [Read more...]

Parkinson’s Dance Program Receives Grant from Rochester Rotary

Rochester Rotary Charities recently presented Take Root Dance with a $2,000 grant to support its free Dance for Parkinson’s program in the Rochester Area Dance for Parkinson's Disease (PD) participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. The class specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, and community to develop artistry … [Read more...]

Daffodils for Dinosaurs

Celebrates 30 Years With New Focus on Community Seniors The 30th annual Daffodils for Dinosaurs Sale will go on again this year but with a new twist in response to the current health situation we are confronting together. "We want to give community members a way to participate in this fundraising by bringing joy to home-bound seniors and nursing home residents at this challenging time," according to Lynne Vettraino, event coordinator. "It is important that we protect our volunteers and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Municipal Buildings Closed to Public

The City of Rochester Hills Takes Precautionary Measures Against COVID-19 The City of Rochester Hills’ first priority is always the health, safety, and welfare of residents, businesses, visitors and its team members. Rochester Hills has proactively taken steps to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the city, including issuing a State of Emergency last week. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 the Rochester Hills City Hall, the Rochester Hills Department of Public … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Declares State of Emergency in Rochester Hills

As we collectively address the pandemic facing our local community, state and country, the City of Rochester Hills is working to minimize the public’s and our employees’ exposure to the coronavirus. Effective immediately, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has issued a State of Emergency in the City of Rochester Hills. This State of Emergency will allow the Mayor to make immediate decisions in the interest of the City’s health, safety and welfare. In light of the pandemic, Rochester Hills is … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why is Everyone Declaring a State of Emergency?

Dear Crabby, From Cities, to Counties and from States to the Federal Government, Why is Everyone Declaring a State of Emergency, isn't the Federal Level Enough? Sincerely, State of Over-Emergency   Dear State of Over-Emergency, As more and more people panic about the pandemic, that is the Coronavirus, it does seem that every level of government has declared a state of emergency. Like most things in life, it comes down to two things - Money and Power. When a state declares a state … [Read more...]

Governor Whitmer Orders Temporary Prohibition on Large Assemblages and Events

Governor Orders that Events and Shared-Space Assemblages over 250 People be Canceled or Postponed Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-5 to cancel all events over 250 people and all assemblages in shared spaces over 250 people beginning on Friday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. and ending on Sunday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. The governor’s executive order also closes all K-12 school buildings to students from Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. Child care facilities will remain open … [Read more...]

State of Emergency in Oakland County Declared

Oakland County Executive David Coulter today declared a state of emergency in the county, allowing him to shift resources quickly to assist residents, businesses and communities affected by the spread of the coronavirus. Coulter said the declaration was necessary to open a path for federal funds, should they become available. The county has established the Oakland County Help Hotline – 248-858-1000 – to address non-health needs of the general public such as food or housing assistance. “We … [Read more...]