City‐owned facilities include all structures and land improvements (not included in other categories) used to provide services to the community. For the purposes of this analysis, these facilities can be broadly grouped as buildings and property and parking lots.
Buildings and Property
Operational facilities are the “bricks and mortar” from which the City of Royal Oak provides services to its residents and businesses. Increasingly, operational facilities also include the systems that facilitate service delivery in the information age. Projects include the construction of new facilities, as well as the maintenance, rehabilitation, renovation, and expansion of existing facilities. Operational facilities projects are funded from a variety of different sources, depending on the use of the facility. Sources mainly are tied to the General Fund and leveraged funds.
In addition to the “bricks and mortar” at the various operating facilities within the City of Royal Oak, there are a substantial number of parking lots. The City maintains the lots through annual budget appropriations but replacement and/or improvement of the lots fall under the capital improvement program. The parking lots include all those at public services facilities, police and fire stations, senior housing, ice arena and the civic center (parking lots for parks are included in the Parks, Forestry and Recreation category.)