August 4, 2020 Primary Election Results

The unofficial results for the August 4, 2020 State Primary election are available here.

Bear Creek Nature Park Trail Closure

Due to high-altitude cell tower work and the need to ensure park user safety, the  Bear Creek Nature Park entrance from the Oakland Township Hall parking lot will be closed for the days of Thursday and Friday August 6th and 7th.

This closure includes the trail section extending from the Oakland Township Hall parking lot to the field at the top of the hill.  All other entrances to Bear Creek Nature Park and all other park  trails and facilities will be open on August 6th and 7th.

Safety Path and Trails Virtual Open House

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020 the Oakland Township Safety Path and Trailways Committee is hosting a virtual public meeting to present an upcoming pathway project in the Township. This project will provide a safe connection between the most populated area of the Township to the Paint Creek Cider Mill and the Paint Creek Trail.
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August 4, 2020 Primary Election

There is still time to get a ballot for the August primary election! The last day to obtain absentee ballots by mail for the August 4, 2020 Primary is Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The Clerk’s Office will be open on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM for qualified voters wishing to obtain an absentee ballot.

Click Here to obtain an application for an absentee ballot.
Click Here for important voter information. 

Township Hall Hours

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Township Hall is now OPEN for business Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm! If you want to do business outside of these hours, you can make an appointment by calling (248)-651-4440. Residents are required to wear a mask and pre-screen before coming up to do business with the Township. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (248)-651-4440.

School Supply Donations

We are currently accepting school supply donations at township hall. New and gender neutral donations needed! Please donate by August 7th.
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Neighborhood House, Ascension Providence Rochester and the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan have teamed up to host their annual Blast Off 2 School back-to-school event. At this event, those who are eligible will receive school supplies, backpacks, back to school clothing, and have the option to sign up for health assessments.
This event is free for Neighborhood House clients and families with children aged 4-18 who qualify for Medicaid or free and reduced lunch programs. Families must live in Auburn Hills, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Leonard or Addison Township (ID required).

 

Property Tax Information

2020 Summer tax bills were mailed to residents on July 1, 2020 and are due September 14, 2020. Payments received after September 14, 2020 will be assessed interest at a rate of 1.0% per month until paid. For payment options, Click Here. To view important property information including 2020 taxes, Click Here. 

Phragmites Outreach Program

Do you have phragmites? You can now request a free, no obligation cost estimate to treat phragmites from Oakland Township Parks and Recreation. Residents can submit the completed form with a map of their property showing the affected areas to Parks and Recreation by mail - (4393 Collins Rd. Rochester, MI 48306) by email - bvanderweide@oaklandtownship.org or in person at the Paint Creek Cider Mill 2nd Floor (4480 Orion Rd. Rochester, MI 48306)
Forms are due by August 1 annually.
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Phragmites does not recognize property boundaries! Catch your Phragmites while it is small and easy to control for the best results.

New Drive Up Drop Box

Township Hall added a new convenient drive up drop box. Residents can submit their applications for an absentee ballot, voted ballot, property transfer and homestead documents, tax payments (checks only), building permit applications, etc.Drop Box Fade

Parks and Recreation Newsletter

The Oakland Township Parks and Rec Summer Newsletter is now available! Click here to read it and stay updated on what is going on in Oakland Township.

Parks and Recreation Online Survey

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve have closed their Summer 2020 Programming Survey.  We appreciate all the survey responses we received!  They have helped us to plan how to safely conduct programs and activities throughout the summer. The results of the survey may be found at this link:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10il9Jo7hYiHXZneDWL2ZcTT7PQQu-PpTaOgAs6QTo1Y/edit?usp=sharing

45th District Forum - League of Women's Voters

There was a candidate forum for the 45th District State House race for the League of Women Voters. View the link here!

Township Hall Hours

Township Hall remains closed to the public through Friday, June 12th. Appointments are still available during business hours by calling 248-651-4440 or emailing mail@oaklandtownship.org. Starting Monday, June 15th, Township Hall is open to the public from 10:00am-2:00pm. Residents who wish to do business at Township Hall should wear a mask and complete a passive screening before entering the building. Social distancing policies apply at all times. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe!

Dog License Purchase/Renewal

You can purchase dog licenses online: www.oakgov.com 
Oakland County is waiving their enhanced access fee for online transactions at this time. Also, Oakland County is waiving the delinquent fee for dog licenses through the end of 2020. The fee schedule is below:
$10.50 - 1 year license for spayed/neutered dog
$9.75 - for seniors
$28.50 - 3 year license for spayed/neutered dog
$26.25 - for seniors
$18.00 - 1 year license for intact dog
$16.50 - for seniors
$51.00 - 3 year license for intact dog
$46.50 - for seniors

No-HAZ Cancellation

The No-HAZ dropoff day scheduled for Saturday, July 18th has been cancelled. Please continue to stay safe!

2020 Burn Permit

Residents no longer have to stop by Township Hall to obtain a permit, call a hotline before burning, and there is no longer a fee. Please print the 2020 burn permit by clicking here. Replacement forms can be printed at any time throughout the year. The permit must be signed, dated, and on site during burning. Printed copies are also available at Township Hall upon request. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 248-651-4440.

Liquor License Public Hearing #2

The Charter Township of Oakland Board of Trustees will be holding a Public Hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment for a proposed Liquor License at 4856 N. Adams Rd, Oakland Township. The public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020 via GoToMeeting Videoconference.  Any interested person may appear and comment in person or by agent or attorney upon the scheduled agenda item during the public hearing to be held at the date, time and location above.  Written comments may be submitted to the Charter Township of Oakland at 4393 Collins Rd, Rochester, MI 48306 or via email at mail@oaklandtownship.org prior to the scheduled Public Hearing date.  Documents pertaining to any request on the agenda are available for review during normal business hours by appointment at the Oakland Township office or in the meeting packet posted on the Township’s website.  Necessary and reasonable aids to individuals with disabilities will be provided at the meeting with seven days notice.

Liquor License Public Hearing #1

The Charter Township of Oakland Board of Trustees will be holding a Public Hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment for a proposed Liquor License at 4972 N. Adams Rd, Oakland Township. The public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020 via GoToMeeting Videoconference.  Any interested person may appear and comment in person or by agent or attorney upon the scheduled agenda item during the public hearing to be held at the date, time and location above.  Written comments may be submitted to the Charter Township of Oakland at 4393 Collins Rd, Rochester, MI 48306 or via email at mail@oaklandtownship.org prior to the scheduled Public Hearing date.  Documents pertaining to any request on the agenda are available for review during normal business hours by appointment at the Oakland Township office or in the meeting packet posted on the Township’s website.  Necessary and reasonable aids to individuals with disabilities will be provided at the meeting with seven days notice.

PRC Newsletter- June

Please see the virtual June PRC newsletter here.

COVID-19 Testing

Testing for COVID-19 is now available for Oakland County residents with or without symptoms. Click here for more information. Please continue to stay safe!

Stay At Home Order Update

Governor Whitmer has relaxed some restrictions in her stay at home order. Click here for the press release. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!

Burning to Resume

Permitted burning may resume Saturday morning, May 16th, 2020. Thank you for your patience during this time! Please remember to stay safe in order to ensure protection for our first responders.
Please print the 2020 burn permit by clicking here. Replacement forms can be printed at any time throughout the year. The permit must be signed, dated, and on site during burning. 

Birthday Party Drive-By Requests

Due to the Governor's gradual lifting of the State of Emergency Order, we have suspended Public Safety Party Drive-By events after May 30th. We are currently fully booked until the end of the month and we are no longer taking requests. We are very sorry.

Thank you for your understanding and please continue to stay safe! Happy birthday to all who are celebrating during this uncertain time!

Stay At Home Order Extension

Governor Whitmer has extended the stay-at-home order through May 28, 2020 by Executive Order 2020-77. Click here for the full text of the order. 

Public Meetings Update

Governor Whitmer has issued Executive Order 2020-75 that extends allowing public bodies to conduct public meetings remotely. This new order expires June 30th. Click here for the text of the new executive order.

Oakland Township Named Michigan's Safest City

Oakland Township has placed #1 in the Top 20 Michigan's Safest Cities for 2020! Thank you to all residents for making this possible! Click here for the Top 20 Safest Cities Report.

Virtual Public Meetings

Township public meetings are being held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. You can access all meetings by either clicking here or by calling 1 (646) 749-3112. The access code for this is 248-219-757.

Notice of Public Hearing

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:00pm The Charter Township of Oakland Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant Application TF20-114 ‘Accessible Pathway Development Cranberry Lake Farm’. The pathway will connect to the parking area and continue north providing access to the Hen House and orchard area. Cranberry Lake Farm is located within Cranberry Lake Park, at 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland, MI 48363, ½ mile west of Rochester Road in northern Oakland Township.

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Governor Whitmer Extends Stay At Home Order

Governor Whitmer has extended the stay at home order due to the coronavirus pandemic to May 15th. However, some restrictions have been lifted. Please click here for more information. The full executive order for the restriction is here.

Oakland Township Candidates

The Oakland County Candidate List for candidates running in the August 4, 2020 primary election has been posted. Click here for the list. Oakland Township candidates are on pages 24-25.

Lawn Service Notice

The Township has new regulations for lawn care and landscaping for Township residents and businesses due to COVID-19. For the full text of the notice, click here.

Historic District Commission Member

The Charter Township of Oakland is accepting applications for an open position on the Historic District Commission (HDC). 
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Stay At Home Order Extension

Governor Whitmer Extends, Expands “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to Save Lives 

Governor directs all Michiganders to stay home, stay safe through April 30. For the full text of Executive Order 2020-42, click here.

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Whitmer signed executive order 2020-42, extending her prior “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through the end of April. As with the prior order, Executive Order 2020-42 limits gatherings and travel and requires all workers who are not necessary to sustain or protect life to stay home. Executive Order 2020-42 also imposes more stringent limitations on stores to reduce foot traffic, slow the spread of the coronavirus, and save lives.

“Michigan has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country, and we’re still on the upswing. We must continue to do everything we can to slow the spread and protect our families,” said Governor Whitmer. “Data shows that most Michiganders are doing their part by staying home and staying safe. That’s good, but we must keep it up. When we do, we can save lives and shorten the amount of time we’re working through this crisis, which will be good for our families and good for our economy in the long-run. We can also protect critical infrastructure workers like doctors, nurses, grocery store employees, and child care workers. Now more than ever, it’s crucial that people stay home and stay safe.” 

“It’s clear that staying home is the most effective way we can slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan,” said Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Deputy for Health and Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. “This aggressive action will help us protect more people and ease the strain on our health care system.” 

Executive Order 2020-42 prohibits all businesses and operations from requiring workers to leave their homes, unless those workers are necessary to sustain or protect life or to conduct minimum basic operations. Businesses and operations are to designate the workers who meet those criteria, and must adopt social distancing practices and other mitigation measures to protect workers and patrons in the performance of that in-person work.  

Workers who are necessary to sustain or protect life include those in health care and public health, law enforcement and public safety, grocery store workers, and more. For a full list of these critical infrastructure workers, click the link to Executive Order 2020-42 at the bottom of this page. To enable these critical workers to get to their workplaces, automobile dealerships will now be allowed to open for remote sales, though showrooms must remain closed.
 

Under the new order, all public and private gatherings among persons outside a single household remain temporarily prohibited. Though Michiganders may leave the house to get groceries or needed supplies, the new order encourages people to limit the number of household members running errands to the maximum extent possible. As before, people may engage in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, running, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, or any other recreational activity, consistent with remaining at least six feet from people from outside a person’s household and with other restrictions imposed by prior executive orders. The order clarifies, however, that travel for vacations or for any other purpose is prohibited. 

A new section of the order imposes restrictions on stores in an effort to reduce crowds. Large stores must limit the number of people in the store at one time to no more than 4 customers for every 1,000 square feet of customer floor space; small stores must limit capacity to 25% of the total occupancy limits (including employees) under the fire codes. To regulate entry, stores must establish lines with markings for patrons to enable them to stand at least six feet apart from one another while waiting. Large stores must also close areas of the store that are dedicated to carpeting, flooring, furniture, garden centers, plant nurseries, or paint. 

 

All individuals who leave their home or place of residence must adhere to social distancing measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including remaining at least six feet from people from outside the individual’s household. 

Burning Ban Update

You may have a campfire or cook fire as long as it is contained. Please continue to be safe for the protection of our emergency responders. 

FOIA Information - COVID 19

Below is a press release from the Governor's Office last night regarding Executive Order 2020-38. A link to the full executive order is here.

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Protecting Workers Who Handle FOIA Requests

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-38, which relaxes requirements for responding to FOIA requests made by mail or fax during the COVID-19 emergency. This action will protect workers who handle FOIA requests by allowing public bodies to defer portions of requests that would require workers to report to work in-person. The Executive Order takes effect immediately and ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 4, 2020.

Under the Executive Order, a public body must respond to a request received at its physical office via U.S. mail or fax within 10 business days after an employee receives and views the request. If a request requires a search of physical records it will be deferred until after the state of emergency and disaster declared in Executive Order 2020-33 is lifted.
 

The Executive Order also requires public bodies to communicate in writing with the person filing the request if they are unable to fulfill the request without a search of physical public records. The person filing the request then has the option to amend their request to include electronic records only. If a public body is unable to fulfill a request in the timeframe they specified because of remote work and social distancing, then a written notice will be sent to the person filing the request to explain why there is a delay.

COVID 19 Updates from the Oakland Township Sheriff Substation

Please see this update from the Sheriff for important information on handling non-emergency services.

Park Closures - COVID 19

Due to coronavirus concerns and in compliance with Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-9, the playgrounds and fishing docks in Oakland Township parks and the basketball courts at Marsh View Park are closed until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (248)-651-7810.

March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election Results

Election results from the Presidential Primary Election on March 10, 2020 can be found here.

2020 Census

Census Day is April 1, 2020! This population count happens once every 10 years and affects your representation in government and even determines federal funding levels and data for future planning. All responses are safe and secure and are protected under federal law for statistical purposes only. 
You will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. Watch for your invitation to participate in your mail in March 2020. More details can be found at https://2020census.gov/en.html.

Water Storage

The Board of Trustees has been discussing MDEQ mandated water storage in the SE and SW districts. Want to view past meeting discussions? View meeting videos here. View meeting materials here.

Answers to questions asked at the August 13, 2019 meeting can be found here.

March 14, 2017: Water System Ownership
July 11, 2017: Water Survey (Development)
August 8, 2017: Review of Water Resources
October 24, 2017: Water Survey Results Presentation
November 14, 2017: Water Survey (Results Communication)
December 12, 2017: Water Survey Results Notification Options
March 27, 2018: Water Storage Engineering Update
June 11, 2019: Water Storage Discussion
June 12, 2018: Water Storage (Discussion of Locations)
October 16, 2018 (this meeting was cancelled): water storage in closed session discussion
October 23, 2018: Water Storage Site Acquisition Update
June 11, 2019: Water Storage Discussion
August 13, 2019: SE Oakland Ground Water Storage Discussion: Knorrwood Pines fly over

2019 Property Taxes Due

The final day to pay 2019 winter property taxes penalty free is
Friday, February 14, 2020.
Winter bills are payable December 1, 2019 - February 14, 2020
3% penalty is added February 15, 2020 - March 2, 2020
Beginning March 3, 2020 all unpaid 2019 taxes must be paid to: Oakland County Treasurer
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Election Inspectors Wanted!

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Election Inspectors assist the township by performing assigned duties at polling sites on Election Day.
Click Here for the detailed Job Description.
Click Here to fill out an application for the position.

Fire Department CPR Training

Upcoming Class: March 21st, 2020  Heartsaver CPR/AED/Choking (9am - 1pm), First Aid (1:30 - 4:30pm)
When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. 
For more information about registering for training CLICK HERE
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Building Director Awarded Region's Outstanding Building Official

Oakland Township's Building Director, Tim Berger, was recently recognized by the Home Builder's Association as the Region's Outstanding Building Official. He started his career in the construction industry and was hired by Oakland Township as the Building Director in 2013. Congratulations Tim, we are proud to have you as part of our staff!
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Parks and Recreation Winter Newsletter

Check out the latest issue of Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Newsletter! In it you will find upcoming events, information regarding the sledding hill and ice skating rink and a map of Oakland Township parks. Click Here to view the Parks and Recreation Winter Newsletter.
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Property Tax Information

Recently, the 2019 Winter tax bills were mailed to residents and responsible parties. The bill is due and payable December 1, 2019 through February 14, 2020. Payments received between February 15, 2020 and March 2, 2020 will be assessed penalty in the amount of 3.0%. Beginning March 3, 2020, all unpaid 2019 taxes must be paid to Oakland County Treasurer.
 For payment options, 
Click Here. To view important property information including 2019 taxes, Click Here.  
Please contact the Treasurer's Office at (248) 651-4440 if you did not receive a tax bill.

Election Results

CLICK HERE to view results for the election held on
Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Newsletters

CLICK HERE to check out the most recent newsletters from Oakland Township and Parks and Recreation! These editions contain important information including:
- Property Tax Information
- Upcoming Election News
- Fall Programs - Parks and Recreation
- Township Park Maps
- Important Phone Numbers

Mandated SE Ground Water Storage

The Board of Trustees is planning to discuss MDEQ mandated water storage in the SE district at the September 10th regular board meeting at 7pm. The meeting materials can be found here.

Adams and Gunn Road

The roundabout at Adams and Gunn Road is now open! Drive safely!
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Property Tax Information

2019 Summer tax bills were mailed to residents on July 1, 2019 and are due September 16, 2019. Payments received after September 16, 2019 will be assessed interest at a rate of 1.0% per month until paid. For payment options, Click Here. To view important property information including 2019 taxes, Click Here.  
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Mandated Water Storage Discussion

The presentation for the Board of Trustees June 11 meeting regarding MDEQ mandated water storage is now available here.

We're hiring!

From full-time to part-time, we have several job openings. Check them out here.

Charter Township of Oakland's Manager Candidates

Follow the link below to watch the second round of interviews with Township Manager candidates Adam Kline and Anthony Moggio held on Monday, April 8, 2019.
MEETING VIDEO 

The role of the Oakland Township Manager is critical to implementing Township policies, overseeing the daily activities of the Township, and implementing the ordinances, policies and plans of the community. 

Iron Removal Workshop Videos Available

Videos from the August 22, 2018 iron removal workshop are now available here.

Fire Department Hiring!

Oakland Township Fire Department is currently seeking applicants to fill part-time positions available within the department.

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Oakland Township, A Safe Place to Live!

We are so very pleased to share this great news about our Township! Oakland Township has been named the second safest community in the State of Michigan and also ranked #16 on the list of safest cities for the entire United States!

Oakland Township Water Systems Survey Report

Project Innovations was retained in June 2017 by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner's Office to distribute a water systems survey to Oakland Township businesses/residents in the Southeast and Southwest Water System Districts. On August 14, 2017 letters of invitation with separate surveys for the Southeast and Southwest Districts were mailed to 2,958 residents. There was a total of 2,204 mailed to the Southwest District and 754 mailed to the Southeast District.
Click here to see their full report.

Oakland County Water Resources Commission presented and discussed the results of the water survey during the Oakland Township Board of Trustees Regular Meeting on October 24, 2017. To view the meeting click here.

NEWS FROM OAKLAND COUNTY HEALTH DIVISION

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"Private well water testing vital for safe drinking water"
To view the full press release click here.

Storm Water Permit Application

Oakland Township has submitted its Storm Water Discharge Permit Application to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

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OakAlert

Oakland County will now be offering the OakAlert system to anyone interested in  receiving an email and/or text message with warnings and updates regarding emergency situations in Oakland County. Read More...

Best Practices for Outdoor Water Use

Outdoor water use, primarily sprinkling of lawns, greatly affects water pressure and sizing of water system infrastructure when sprinkling is scheduled during peak demand times. Read More...

Township Online Video Report Available

The township's online video provider, Telvue, provides monthly usage data. Read More...

Website Viewing Issues?

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Calling All Photo Enthusiasts!

Welcome to your new Charter Township of Oakland website!  As part of updating our website, we are seeking donations of photographs.

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Bear Creek Nature Park Trail Closure

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Corona Virus- Covid 19 Updates


On recommendation from the township's Emergency Manager, we have several updates in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus:

Officer office hours will be cancelled on Monday. The State of the Township has been postponed. We will also be reducing staff levels and limiting public contact as much as possible. If you have township business, please consider the following options: 

You can purchase dog licenses online: https://land.oakgov.com/OPLS/MainIndex.aspx

Property tax information is available online: https://bsaonline.com/?uid=1636&sitetransition=true

Building inspections are scheduled through the inspection line: 248-651-4612 

Please follow this page and/or our website for additional updates. Please stay home and avoid large gatherings during this time.