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According to the City of Royal Oak's Citizens Participation Plan, "the city shall make every effort to post all public notices, as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development', related to the CDBG program on the city's website. 

04-14-21 public notice

CITY OF ROYAL OAK

30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a draft copy of the City of Royal Oak’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY2021-2025 Consolidated Plan and associated PY2021 Annual Action Plan are available for review and public comment. The documents will be available for a 30-day public comment period through May 14, 2021. A summary of the PY2021 Annual Action Plan activities and funding levels is provided below. The documents available for download on the City of Royal Oak’s website at romi.gov/280/Application-Documents The city will take all reasonable steps to provide a copy to disabled persons and non-english speaking persons. Written comments will be accepted by mail to the attention of Joseph M Murphy, Director of Planning, 203 S Troy St, Royal Oak MI 48067 or electronically at: joem@romi.gov

CDBG annual action plan
July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

CDBG activities / expenditures

funding level

public service

  in-home supportive services (ROSES)

45,000

  emergency shelter services for homeless indiv. (SOCH)

14,000

  supportive services for low-income cancer patients (Gilda’s Club)

7,500

housing rehabilitation program - owner rehabilitation

550,000

Franklin Park

475,000

Delemere Blvd

350,000

program administration

200,000

unprogrammed funds / contingency

12,051

total estimated program expenditures

1,653,551

CDBG revenues

  entitlement allocation

1,178,551

  program income / residential rehab repayments

475,000

  transfer from prior years

0

total estimated revenues

1,653,551

City of Royal Oak
Joseph M Murphy, Director of Planning




03-23-21 public notice

30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on March 22, 2021, the Royal Oak City Commission held public hearings and approved substantial amendments to the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY2016-2020 Consolidated Plan, PY2019 & PY2020 Annual Action Plans. Draft copies of each document are available for review and public comment during the public comment period which ends April 22, 2021. The documents are available for download on the City of Royal Oak’s website romi.gov/280/Application-Documents  The city will take all reasonable steps to provide a copy to disabled persons and non-English speaking persons. Written comments will be accepted by mail to the attention of Joseph M Murphy, Director of Planning, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak MI 48067 or electronically at: joem@romi.gov 

03-17-2021 public hearing notice

City of Royal Oak

Public Hearing Notice

The Royal Oak Rehabilitation Board of Appeals will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Pursuant to State of Michigan Public Acts 228 and 254 of 2020, public bodies have the authority to conduct public meetings remotely until March 30, 2021. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans, can spread easily from person to person, and can result in serious illness or death. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, to protect the public health, and provide essential protections to vulnerable Michiganders, it is crucial that all Michiganders take steps to limit in-person contact. The critical mitigation measures include social distancing and limiting the number of people interacting at public gatherings. Therefore, this meeting will be held electronically, in compliance with Public Acts 228 and 254 of 2020, and the procedures established by the City Commission.

During the meeting, the Rehabilitation Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on the proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY2021-2025 Consolidated Plan and PY2021 Annual Action Plan. Draft versions of the above referenced documents may be found on the city’s website (https://www.romi.gov/280/Application-Documents).

Members of the public can participate in the meeting on Zoom Webinar using meeting. 
ID 874 3015 4718 and password 441171
Online https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87430154718?pwd=OVFVbkZBVjhBcE13S3l3bytHVTI2UT09 
iPhone: 1 929 205 6099 or 1 301 715 8592 
Phone:  1 929 205 6099 or 1 301 715 8592 or 1 312 626 6799 or 1 669 900 6833 or 1 253 215 8782 or 1 346 248 7799

Members of the public may participate in a public hearing by mailing written comments addressed to the Community Development Department, Planning Division, 203 S. Troy St., Royal Oak, MI 48067. Written comments must be received no later than Monday, March 29, 2021.

Members of the public may also participate in the public hearing by submitting written comments on-line via e-mail at https://www.romi.gov/formcenter/Planning-20/Contact-Us-Planning-118 E-mail messages must be received no later than Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. When sending an e-mail message, please state “CDBG public hearing” within the subject line of the message.

Anyone wishing to participate in the meeting who needs special assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is asked to contact Carol Schwanger, city manager executive assistant at 248- 246-3203 by 12:00p.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Joseph M. Murphy, Director of Planning



03-11-2021 public hearing notice


The Royal Oak City Commission will hold a regular meeting on

Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm.


NOTICE is hereby given that the Royal Oak City Commission will hold a regular meeting on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. Pursuant to State of Michigan Public Acts 228 and 254 of 2020, public bodies have the authority to conduct public meetings remotely due to the COIVD-19 pandemic until March 30, 2021.


COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans, can spread easily from person to person, and can result in serious illness or death. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, to protect the public health, and provide essential protections to vulnerable Michiganders, it is crucial that all Michiganders take steps to limit in-person contact. The critical mitigation measures include social distancing and limiting the number of people interacting at public gatherings. Therefore, this meeting will be held electronically, in compliance with Public Acts 228 and 254 of 2020, and the procedures established by the City Commission.

During the meeting, the City Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed substantial amendments to the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and PY2019 Annual Action Plan. The amendments identify changes in the community development needs of the city in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and how the city intends on allocating additional CDBG funds from the enactment of the CARES Act to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. The City Commission will also hold a public hearing on the proposed substantial amendment to the city’s CDBG PY2020 Annual Action Plan to reallocate funding to improvements at Lawson Park and the nearby traffic diverters. Draft versions of the above referenced documents may be found on the city’s website (https://www.romi.gov/280/Application-Documents).

Members of the public may participate in a public hearing by mailing written comments addressed to the Royal Oak City Commission, 203 S. Troy St., Royal Oak, MI 48067. Written comments must be received no later than Friday, March 19, 2021.

Members of the public may also participate in a public hearing by submitting written comments on-line via e-mail at https://www.romi.gov/formcenter/Planning-20/Contact-Us-Planning-118 E-mail messages must be received no later than Monday, March 22, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. When sending an e-mail message, please state “CDBG amendments” within the subject line of the message.

Members of the public can watch the meeting broadcast by WROK, the city’s municipal access cable channel, in any of the following ways: 

WROK WOW Channel 10 
WROK You Tube www.youtube.com/WROKCableTV 
WROK Live Stream: https://www.romi.gov/523/Live-Stream-and-Video-on-Demand 

Members of the public may participate in the meeting electronically by providing public comment on any city-related matter, whether on the agenda or not, by leaving a recorded comment at 248-246- 3411 between the hours of 4:00p.m. and 6:00p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2021. Recorded comments will be played for the city commission during the public comment portion of the agenda. Members of the public can also contact members of the city commission to provide input or ask questions on any business that will come before the city commission at the meeting via e-mail as follows: ccfournier@romi.gov , ccparuch@romi.gov, ccdouglas@romi.gov, ccdubuc@romi.gov, cchunt@romi.gov, cckolo@romi.gov, ccmacey@romi.gov  

Anyone wishing to participate in the meeting who needs special assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is asked to contact Carol Schwanger, city manager executive assistant at 248- 246-3203 by 12:00p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2020, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Joseph M. Murphy, Director of Planning



Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact on the Environment

and Notice of Intent To Request Release of Funds

Date: February 24, 2021

City of Royal Oak
Joseph Murphy, Director of Planning
203 South Troy Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
P (248) 246-3285
E joem@romi.gov

To All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Persons

On March 19, 2021, the above-named City of Royal Oak will be requesting that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development release federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383) for the following activities / projects:

CDBG Annual Action Plan

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

CDBG activities / expenditures

funding level

public service

  ROSES – in-home supportive services

45,000

  homeless services – South Oakland Citizens for The Homeless

15,000

  homeless services - Lighthouse

20,000

housing rehabilitation program - owner rehabilitation assistance

600,000

south end traffic diverters, Lawson Park & Franklin Park

1,100,000

program administration

200,000

unprogrammed funds / contingency

325,903

total estimated program expenditures

2,305,903

CDBG revenues

  entitlement allocation

1,193,903

  program income / residential rehab repayments

350,000

  transfer from prior years

762,000

total estimated revenues

2,305,903

 

It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and, accordingly, the above-named City of Royal Oak has decided not to prepare an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190). The individual activities and the total project do not require preparation of an E.I.S.

An environmental review record respecting the within-referenced projects has been made by the above-named City of Royal Oak which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required. This environmental review record is accessible online at: https://www.romi.gov/280/Application-Documents Interested parties that do not have Internet access may contact Joseph Murphy, Director of Planning at (248) 246-3285 to inquire further or seek a printed version.

No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of federal funds.

All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to email written comments to joem@romi.gov or mail written comments to Joseph Murphy, 203 South Troy Street, Royal Oak, MI 48068. Such comments should be received at, on, or before March 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. All such comments so received will be considered and the City of Royal Oak will consider their impact on its request to release federal funds or take any administrative action on the above-described project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.

The City of Royal Oak will undertake the activities / projects described above with Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Royal Oak is certifying to HUD that the City of Royal Oak and Michael C. Fournier, in his official capacity as Mayor, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the City of Royal Oak may use the block grant funds, and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

HUD will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only on the basis of the following reasons:  (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the chief executive officer or other offices of applicant approved by HUD; or (b) that applicant’s environmental review record for the project indicates omission of a required decision, finding or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24CRF Part 58), and may be addressed to HUD at Department of Housing and Urban Development, 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226.

Objection to the release of funds for reasons other than those stated above will not be considered by HUD. No objection received after March 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. will be considered by HUD.

Michael C. Fournier, Mayor
City of Royal Oak
203 South Troy Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067




NOTICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PUBLIC MEETING

The Royal Oak Community Development Department on the

 Community Development Block Grant Program will hold a public meeting at

3:00p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans, can spread easily from person to person, and can result in serious illness or death.  To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, to protect the public health, and provide essential protections to vulnerable Michiganders, it is crucial that all Michiganders take steps to limit in-person contact.  The critical mitigation measures include social distancing and limiting the number of people interacting at public gatherings.  Conducting the December 29, 2020 Royal Oak Community Development Department Public Meeting on the community development block grant (CDBG) program in person would risk the personal health or safety of members of the public and/or the community development department.  Therefore, the meeting will be held electronically, in compliance with PA 228 of 2020 and procedures established by the Royal Oak City Commission.

Members of the public can participate in the meeting on Zoom Webinar using:

Meeting ID 867 8576 4861 and Passcode: 528113

Members of the public may also contact community development department staff to provide input or ask questions about the community development block grant program via e-mail at https://www.romi.gov/formcenter/Planning-20/Contact-Us-Planning-18 no later than Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 12:00p.m. When sending an e-mail message, please list within the subject line of the message “CDGB public input”.

Anyone wishing to participate in the meeting who needs special assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is asked to contact Carol Schwanger, City Manager’s Executive Assistant, at (248) 246-3203 by Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 12:00p.m. so that appropriate arrangements can be made.




11-16-20 public notice

15-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on November 9, 2020 the Royal Oak City Commission held a public hearing and approved Substantial Amendments to the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY 2019 Annual Action Plan. The amendment focused on an additional “round” of CDBG funding from the enactment of the CARES Act. Draft copy of the document is available for review and public comment during the public comment period which ends December 2, 2020. The documents are available for download on the City of Royal Oak’s website at romi.gov/280/Application-Documents  The city will take all reasonable steps to provide a copy to disabled persons and non-English speaking persons. Written comments will be accepted by mail to the attention of Joseph M Murphy, Director of Planning, 203 S Troy St, Royal Oak MI 48067 or electronically at: joem@romi.gov

City of Royal Oak
Joseph M Murphy, Director of Planning




11-01-2020 public hearing notice


The Royal Oak City Commission will hold a regular meeting on

Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm.


NOTICE is hereby given that the Royal Oak City Commission will hold a regular meeting on Monday, November 9, 2020, at 7:30 pm. Pursuant to State of Michigan Public Act 228 of 2020, public bodies have the authority to conduct public meetings remotely until December 31, 2020. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans, can spread easily from person to person, and can result in serious illness or death. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, to protect the public health, and provide essential protections to vulnerable Michiganders, it is crucial that all Michiganders take steps to limit in-person contact. The critical mitigation measures include social distancing and limiting the number of people interacting at public gatherings. Therefore, this meeting will be held electronically, in compliance with Public Act 228 of 2020. During the meeting, the city commission will hold a public hearing on substantial amendments to the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) annual action plan. The amendments identify how the city intends to allocate additional CDBG funds from the enactment of the CARES Act to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.

Members of the public may participate in a public hearing by mailing written comments addressed to the Royal Oak City Commission, 203 S. Troy St., Royal Oak, MI 48067. Written comments must be received no later than Friday, November 6, 2020.

Members of the public may also participate in a public hearing by submitting written comments on-line via e-mail at https://www.romi.gov/formcenter/Planning-20/Contact-Us-Planning-118. E-mail messages must be received no later than Friday, November 6, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. When sending an e-mail message, please list within the subject line of the message “CDBG amendment”.

Members of the public may also participate in a public hearing by calling (248) 246-3411 and leaving a recorded comment between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020. Please give your name along with the agenda item on which you are commenting. The chairperson will open each public hearing and your recorded message will be played as part of the meeting broadcast. Public comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per person. If you exceed the three-minute limit only the first three minutes will be played for meeting broadcast. If you call multiple times only your first comment will be played.

The meeting may be viewed on WROK, the city’s municipal access cable channel, on Wide Open West channel 10, or through WROK’s live web stream at https://www.romi.gov/ 523/Live-Stream-Video.

For additional information regarding any application contact the Planning Division at (248) 246-3280. Anyone wishing to participate in a public hearing who needs special assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is asked to contact the City Manager’s office at (248) 246-3203 by Friday, November 6, 2020, 12:00 p.m. so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Joseph M. Murphy, Director of Planning


09-09-2020 public hearing notice

The Royal Oak Rehabilitation Board of Appeals will hold a regular meeting on

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

On March 10, 2020, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-04, which declared a state-wide state of emergency due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans, can spread easily from person to person, and can result in serious illness or death. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, to protect the public health, and provide essential protections to vulnerable Michiganders, it is crucial that all Michiganders take steps to limit in-person contact. The critical mitigation measures include social distancing and limiting the number of people interacting at public gatherings. Therefore, this Royal Oak Rehabilitation Board of Appeals meeting will be held electronically, in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and Executive Order 2020-154, as issued by Governor Whitmer on July 17, 2020.


Members of the public may watch the meeting at WROK’s live web stream
https://www.romi.gov/523/Live-Stream-and-Video-on-Demand.


Members of the public may participate in the meeting electronically by providing public comment on any rehabilitation board of appeals-related matter, whether on the agenda or not. To participate in public comment please call (248) 246-3411 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, and leave a recorded comment. Please give your name along with the agenda item on which you are commenting, or the non-agenda subject on which you are commenting. The chairperson will open the public comment portion of the meeting on non-agenda items, or the public hearing for individual items, and your recorded message will be played as part of the meeting.  Public comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per person. If you exceed the three-minute limit only the first three minutes will be played for meeting broadcast. If you call multiple times only your first comment will be played.


Members of the public may also contact staff to provide input or ask questions on any business that will come before the rehabilitation board appeals at the meeting via e-mail at
https://www.romi.gov/formcenter/Planning-20/Contact-Us-Planning-118 no later than Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. When sending an e-mail message, please list within the subject line of the message the agenda item on which you are commenting.  Please also give your name within the body of the message.


Anyone wishing to participate in the meeting who needs special assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is asked to contact Carol Schwanger, City Manager’s Executive Assistant, at (248) 246-3203 by 4;30p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2020, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.




09-02-2020 public notice

Notice of Public Comment Period
Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
PY2019

Under the guidelines established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), notice is hereby given that the City of Royal Oak has opened a 15-day public comment period and is making the draft Program Year 2019 CAPER available for public review and comment. The CAPER covers Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) community development objectives undertaken during the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. The purpose of the notice of public comment is to gain input and comment on the city’s efforts in meeting its goals and objectives described in the HUD-approved Consolidated Plan and PY2019 Annual Action Plan. Members of the public may provide staff their comments by sending an e-mail message at the following link: https://www.romi.gov/formcenter/Planning-20/Contact-Us-Planning-118 Written comments may be mailed to the Planning Division of the Community Development Department, City Hall, 203 S. Troy Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067. E-mail and written comments must be received by no later than September 18, 2020 at 4:30p.m. The city will incorporate received comments into the final CAPER prior to submission to HUD.

An electronic copy of the draft CAPER will be available upon publication of this notice on the city’s website (www.romi.gov/280/Application-Documents).

Upon timely request, the city will provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities or Limited English Proficiency to participate in public comment, including access to materials in alternative formats. Anyone in need of special assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is asked to contact Joseph M. Murphy, Director of Planning, at (248) 246-3285.


06-09-2020 public notice 

5-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on June 8, 2020 the Royal Oak City Commission held public hearings and approved Substantial Amendments to the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY 2019 Annual Action Plan, PY 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan & the Citizen Participation Plan. Draft copies of each document are available for review and public comment during the public comment period which ends June 15, 2020. The documents are available for download on the City of Royal Oak’s website at romi.gov/280/Application-Documents  The city will take all reasonable steps to provide a copy to disabled persons and non-English speaking persons. Written comments will be accepted by mail to the attention of Joseph M Murphy, Director of Planning, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak MI 48067 or electronically at: joem@romi.gov
City of Royal Oak


05-26-2020 public hearing notice

Please be advised that the City of Royal Oak will hold public hearings at its June 8, 2020 meeting at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments pertaining to substantial amendments to the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY 2019 Annual Action Plan, PY2016-2020 Consolidated Plan, and the Citizen Participation Plan. The amendments identify changes in community development needs in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and how the City intends on allocating additional CDBG funds from the enactment of the CARES Act to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Draft versions of the above referenced documents may be found on the City’s website (romi.gov/280/Application-Documents).

Instructions on how to provide comment during the public hearings are provided at the beginning of their agenda found online at:
www.romi.gov/AgendaCenter/City-Commission-11 or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at (248) 246-3050

Joseph M. Murphy, Director of Planning


05-07-2020 public notice - 30 day comment period PY2019 Annual Action Plan

30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a draft copy of the City of Royal Oak’s community development block grant (CDBG) program year 2020 annual action plan, effective July 1, 2020, is available for review and public comment. The CDBG annual action plan is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for annual funding under federal guidelines. If identifies how the city plans to expend CDBG funds during the next program year to meet the goals and objectives within its five-year consolidated plan. The draft annual action plan will be available for a 30-day public comment period for review and comment through June 12, 2020. A summary of the proposed activities and funding levels is provided below. The draft plan is available for download on the City of Royal Oak’s website at romi.gov/280/Application-Documents  The city will take all reasonable steps to provide a copy to disabled persons and non-english speaking persons. Written comments will be accepted by mail to the attention of Joseph M Murphy, Director of Planning, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak MI 48067 or electronically at: joem@romi.gov

CDBG annual action plan

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

CDBG activities / expenditures

funding level

public service

  ROSES – in-home supportive services

45,000

  homeless services – South Oakland Citizens for The Homeless

15,000

  homeless services - Lighthouse

20,000

housing rehabilitation program - owner rehabilitation assistance

600,000

south end traffic diverters, Lawson Park & Franklin Park

1,100,000

program administration

200,000

unprogrammed funds / contingency

126,035

total estimated program expenditures

2,306,035

CDBG revenues

  entitlement allocation

1,194,035

  program income / residential rehab repayments

350,000

  transfer from prior years

762,000

total estimated revenues

2,306,035

City of Royal Oak

Joseph M Murphy, Director of Planning




01-28-2020 public hearing notice

Please be advised that the City of Royal Oak’s Rehabilitation Board of Appeals, in its advisory role for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, will hold a public hearing at city hall, room 309, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak, Michigan on January 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments pertaining to the city’s community development needs for the PY 20/21 Annual Action Plan.

A draft version of the above referenced document may be found on the city’s website (romi.gov/280/Application-Documents) on January 17
th. It is also available for viewing at the planning office of the community development department within city hall.

Non-English speaking or hearing impaired and disabled citizens wishing to attend the public hearing must notify the city at least five days prior to the meeting to arrange translation or interpretive services. For Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) telephone (248) 246-3010.


12-17-2019 public hearing notice
Please be advised that the City of Royal Oak’s Royal Oak Rehabilitation Board of Appeals, in its advisory role for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), will hold a public hearing at City Hall, Room 309, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan on December 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments pertaining to proposed updates to the Analysis Of Impediments To Fair Housing (AI) and the city’s community development needs for the PY2020 Annual Action Plan.

Draft versions of AI may be found on the city’s website (www.romi.gov/280/Application-Documents). Non-English speaking or hearing impaired and disabled citizens wishing to attend the public hearing must notify the City at least five (5) days prior to the meeting to arrange translation or interpretive services.  For Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD), telephone (248) 246-3010.

Joseph M. Murphy, Director of Planning


09-27-2019 public notice - no FONSI & request for release of funds PY2019

Date:  September 27, 2019
City of Royal Oak
211 Williams Street
Royal Oak, MI 48068
P (248) 246-3280
To All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Persons

On October 15, 2019, the above named City of Royal Oak will be requesting that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development release federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383) for the following activities / projects:

CDBG Annual Action Plan

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

CDBG activities / expenditures

funding level

  ROSES – in-home supportive services

33,000

  SOS – services for homeless individuals

20,000

  housing rehabilitation program - owner rehabilitation assistance

650,000

  neighborhood tree planting program

150,000

  park improvements – Fulton, Huntington, Sullivan & Wendland parks

550,000

  road improv. project – Judson Ave. between Prairie Ave. & Harvard Ave.

600,000

  program administration

200,000

  unprogrammed funds / contingency

76,146

total estimated program expenditures

2,279,146

CDBG revenues

  entitlement allocation

1,179,146

  program income / residential rehab repayments

250,000

  transfer from prior years

850,000

total estimated revenues

2,279,146

 

It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and, accordingly, the above named City of Royal Oak has decided not to prepare an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190). The individual activities and the total project do not require preparation of an E.I.S.

An environmental review record respecting the within-referenced projects has been made by the above named City of Royal Oak which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required. This environmental review record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, at the planning division of the community development department, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Friday and post to the CDBG webpage of the city’s website (romi.gov).

No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of federal funds.

All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration to the planning division of the community development department, CDBG program, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, MI 48068. Such written comments should be received at, on, or before October 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. All such comments so received will be considered and the City of Royal Oak will not request the release of federal funds or take any administrative action on the above-described project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.

The City of Royal Oak will undertake the activities / projects described above with Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Royal Oak is certifying to HUD that the City of Royal Oak and Michael C. Fournier, in his official capacity as Mayor, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the City of Royal Oak may use the block grant funds, and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

HUD will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only on the basis of the following reasons:  (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the chief executive officer or other offices of applicant approved by HUD; or (b) that applicant’s environmental review record for the project indicates omission of a required decision, finding or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24CRF Part 58), and may be addressed to HUD at Department of Housing and Urban Development, 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226.

Objection to the release of funds for reasons other than those stated above will not be considered by HUD.  No objection received after October 15, 2019 will be considered by HUD.

Michael C. Fournier, Mayor

City of Royal Oak

211 Williams Street

Royal Oak, MI 48068




08-07-2019 public notice - notice of public comment period - PY2018 CAPER
Under the guidelines established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), notice is hereby given that the City of Royal Oak has opened a 15-day public comment period and is making the draft Program Year 2018 CAPER available for public review and comment. The CAPER covers Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) community development objectives undertaken during the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
  The purpose of the notice of public comment is to gain input and comment on the city’s efforts in meeting its goals and objectives described in the HUD-approved Consolidated Plan and PY2018 Annual Action Plan. Written comments may be directed to the Planning Division of the Community Development Department, City Hall, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067. The city will incorporate received comments into the final CAPER prior to submission to HUD. 


An electronic copy of the draft CAPER will be available upon publication of this notice on the city’s website (romi.gov) under the CDBG portion of the Planning Division’s webpages. A paper copy of the CAPER will also be available at the office of the Planning Division, City Hall, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 upon request.


Upon timely request, the city will provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities or Limited English Proficiency to participate in public comment, including access to materials in alternative formats. 
Joseph M. Murphy
Director of Planning
City of Royal Oak

05-01-2019 public notice - 30 day comment period PY2019 Annual Action Plan
Notice is hereby given that a draft copy of the City of Royal Oak’s community development block grant (CDBG) program year 2019/2020 annual action plan, effective July 1, 2019, is available for review and public comment. The CDBG annual action plan is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for annual funding under federal guidelines. If identifies how the city plans to expend CDBG funds during the next program year to meet the goals and objectives within its five-year consolidated plan. The draft annual action plan will be available for a 30-day public comment period for review and comment from May 1st through May 31st. A summary of the proposed activities and funding levels is provided below. The draft plan is available for download on the City of Royal Oak’s website at romi.gov/280/Application-Documents  A paper copy of the plan will be available for viewing at the planning division’s office, city hall, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak MI 48067. The city will take all reasonable steps to provide a copy to disabled persons and non-english speaking persons. Written comments will be accepted by mail to the attention of Joseph M Murphy, Director of Planning, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak MI 48067 or electronically at: joem@romi.gov

CDBG annual action plan

July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

CDBG activities / expenditures

funding level

public service

  ROSES – in-home supportive services

33,000

  SOS – services for homeless individuals

20,000

housing rehabilitation program - owner rehabilitation assistance

650,000

neighborhood tree replacement program

150,000

park improvements  – Fulton, Huntington, Sullivan & Wendland parks

550,000

road paving project – Judson Ave. between Prairie Ave. & Harvard Ave.

600,000

program administration

200,000

unprogrammed funds / contingency

76,146

total estimated program expenditures

2,279,146

CDBG revenues

  entitlement allocation

1,179,146

  program income / residential rehab repayments

250,000

  transfer from prior years

850,000

total estimated revenues

2,279,146




04-23-2019 public hearing notice
Please be advised that the City of Royal Oak’s Rehabilitation Board of Appeals, in its advisory role for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, will hold a public hearing at city hall, room 309, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak, Michigan on April 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments pertaining to the city’s community development needs for the PY 19/20 Annual Action Plan. A draft version of the above referenced document may be found on the city’s website (romi.gov/280/Application-Documents). It is also available for viewing at the planning office of the community development department within city hall. Non-English speaking or hearing impaired and disabled citizens wishing to attend the public hearing must notify the city at least five days prior to the meeting to arrange translation or interpretive services. For Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) telephone (248) 246-3010.


10-23-2018 public notice - no FONSI & request for release of funds PY2018
Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact on the Environment & Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds
To All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Persons
On November 14, 2018, the above named City of Royal Oak will be requesting that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development release federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383) for the following activities / projects:

CDBG Annual Action Plan

July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

CDBG Activities / Expenditures

Funding Level

Public Service

  ROSES – in-home supportive services

33,000

  SOS – services for homeless individuals

20,000

Housing Rehabilitation Program - owner rehabilitation assistance

850,000

Public Improvements

  outdoor fitness equipment – Cody, Grant, Barton-North, Waterworks parks

900,000

  neighborhood tree planting program

150,000

Program Administration

200,000

Unprogrammed funds / contingency

233,689

Total estimated program expenditures

2,386,689


CDBG Revenues

  entitlement allocation

1,186,689

  program income / residential rehab repayments

250,000

  transfer from prior years

950,000

Total estimated revenues

2,386,689


It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and, accordingly, the above named City of Royal Oak has decided not to prepare an environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190). The individual activities and the total project do not require preparation of an E.I.S.
An environmental review record respecting the within-referenced projects has been made by the above named City of Royal Oak which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required. This environmental review record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, at the planning division of the community development department, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Friday and post to the CDBG webpage of the city’s website (romi.gov).
No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of federal funds.
All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration to the planning division of the community development department, CDBG program, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, MI 48068. Such written comments should be received at, on, or before November 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. All such comments so received will be considered and the City of Royal Oak will not request the release of federal funds or take any administrative action on the above-described project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.
The City of Royal Oak will undertake the activities / projects described above with Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Royal Oak is certifying to HUD that the City of Royal Oak and Michael C. Fournier, in his official capacity as Mayor, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the City of Royal Oak may use the block grant funds, and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
HUD will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only on the basis of the following reasons:  (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the chief executive officer or other offices of applicant approved by HUD; or (b) that applicant’s environmental review record for the project indicates omission of a required decision, finding or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24CRF Part 58), and may be addressed to HUD at Department of Housing and Urban Development, 477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226.
Objection to the release of funds for reasons other than those stated above will not be considered by HUD.  No objection received after November 14, 2018 will be considered by HUD.
Michael C. Fournier, Mayor
City of Royal Oak
211 Williams Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

05-30-2018 public notice - 30 day comment period PY2018 Annual Action Plan
Notice is hereby given that a draft copy of the City of Royal Oak’s community development block grant (CDBG) program year 2018/2019 annual action plan, effective July 1, 2018, is available for review and public comment. The CDBG annual action plan is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for annual funding under federal guidelines. If identifies how the city plans to expend CDBG funds during the next program year to meet the goals and objectives within its five-year consolidated plan. The draft annual action plan will be available for a 30-day public comment period for review and comment from May 30th through July 2nd. A summary of the proposed activities and funding levels is provided below. The draft plan is available for download on the City of Royal Oak’s website at romi.gov/280/Application-Documents  A paper copy of the plan will be available for viewing at the planning division’s office, city hall, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak MI 48067. The city will take all reasonable steps to provide a copy to disabled persons and non-english speaking persons. Written comments will be accepted by mail to the attention of Joseph M Murphy, Director of Planning, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak MI 48067 or electronically at: joem@romi.gov



CDBG annual action plan
July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

CDBG activities / expenditures

funding level

public service

  ROSES – in-home supportive services

33,000

  SOS – services for homeless individuals

20,000

housing rehabilitation program - owner rehabilitation assistance

850,000

public improvements

  outdoor fitness equipment – Cody, Grant, Barton-North, Waterworks parks

900,000

  neighborhood tree planting program

150,000

program administration

200,000

unprogrammed funds / contingency

233,689

total estimated program expenditures

2,386,689


CDBG revenues

  entitlement allocation

1,186,689

  program income / residential rehab repayments

250,000

  transfer from prior years

950,000

total estimated revenues

2,386,689




10-03-2018 public notice - public hearing on community development needs for PY2019 Annual Action Plan
Please be advised that the City of Royal Oak’s Royal Oak Rehabilitation Board of Appeals, in its advisory role for the community development block grant program (CDBG), will hold a public hearing at city hall, room 309, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan on October 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments pertaining to the city’s community development needs for the program year 2019 annual action plan.

All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing or provide written comments to the Royal Oak Planning Division of the Community Development Department, 211 Williams St., Royal Oak, MI
  48067. Non-English speaking or hearing impaired and disabled citizens wishing to attend the public hearing must notify the city at least five (5) days prior to the meeting to arrange translation or interpretive services.  For telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD), telephone (248) 246-3010.


07-25-2018 public notice - notice of public comment period - PY2017 CAPER
Under the guidelines established by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), notice is hereby given that the City of Royal Oak has opened a 15-day public comment period and is making the draft Program Year 2017 CAPER available for public review and comment. The CAPER covers Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) community development objectives undertaken during the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  The purpose of the notice of public comment is to gain input and comment on the city’s efforts in meeting its goals and objectives described in the HUD-approved Consolidated Plan and PY2017 Annual Action Plan. Written comments may be directed to the Planning Division of the Community Development Department, City Hall, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067. The city will incorporate received comments into the final CAPER prior to submission to HUD. 

An electronic copy of the draft CAPER will be available upon publication of this notice on the city’s website (romi.gov) under the CDBG portion of the Planning Division’s webpages. A paper copy of the CAPER will also be available at the office of the Planning Division, City Hall, 211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 upon request.

Upon timely request, the city will provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities or Limited English Proficiency to participate in public comment, including access to materials in alternative formats. 
Joseph M. Murphy
Director of Planning
City of Royal Oak

04-25-2018 public hearing notice

Please be advised that the City of Royal Oak’s Rehabilitation Board of Appeals, in its advisory role for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, will hold a public hearing at city hall, room 309, 211 Williams St, Royal Oak, Michigan on May 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comments pertaining to the city’s community development needs for the PY 18/19 Annual Action Plan. A draft version of the above referenced document may be found on the city’s website (romi.gov/280/Application-Documents). It is also available for viewing at the planning office of the community development department within city hall. Non-English speaking or hearing impaired and disabled citizens wishing to attend the public hearing must notify the city at least five days prior to the meeting to arrange translation or interpretive services. For Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) telephone (248) 246-3010.