Rochester Hills Open Virtually and By Appointment

In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ New Emergency Order, the Rochester Hills City Hall, the Rochester Hills Department of Public Services Building, and the Rochester Hills Museum on Van Hoosen Farm will be closed to the public effective November 18, 2020 through January 3, 2021. City Hall will reopen on January 4, 2021. Offices will be minimally staffed. However, if a matter requires you to meet with an employee, you may call City Hall to set up an … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Announces Winner of Beautification Award

Club member Joyce Murphy awards Mayor Barnett the annual Beautification Award Living in the Rochester area is a pleasure for many reasons, great schools, the many parks and trails, and a vibrant downtown loaded with shops and restaurants. There is another feature about the Rochester area that makes it so livable, the pleasing landscaping throughout the community in both the commercial and public areas. Each year, the Rochester Garden Club identifies the grounds and gardens that are most … [Read more...]

Young Leaders Celebrate Cider Season with Tasting at Fieldstone Winery

Virtual and In Person Options Available Young Leaders Celebrate Cider Season with Tasting Join the Rochester Hills Museum Young Leaders (RHMYL) at Fieldstone Winery for a hard cider tasting and a presentation on the history of cider on October 15 at 7:00 p.m. This hybrid event will have both virtual and limited in person options. Each ticket will include a package of eight hard cider samples and a presentation on the history of cider by Museum Program Coordinator Cathy Fitzpatrick and … [Read more...]

Funds to Improve and Repair Rochester Roads Secured

Commissioner Kochenderfer Successfully Secures County Funds to Improve and Repair Rochester Roads Adam Kochenderfer On July 23, 2020,the Oakland County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Adam L. Kochenderfer (R-Rochester Hills) securing $23,827 for the City of Rochester through the county’s Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP). These funds will be used to help with road maintenance requirements and other road repairs. Rochester plans to use the funds to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Announces Retail Therapy

Shop, Support, and Win Rochester Hills is encouraging neighbors to show their favorite shops some love. Making sure that small businesses have the tools they need for success is a priority for the city, and to put a fun twist on this initiative, you can now win gift cards. Take a picture of yourself checking out at a Rochester Hills business, or of your receipt from a recent purchase at a Rochester Hills business. Collect three pictures and win a $20 gift card. Getting a haircut or … [Read more...]

Former Rochester Hills Mayor, Kenneth Snell, Passes Away

Snell Served as Mayor from 1995-1999 Kenneth Dwayne Snell Former Rochester Hills Mayor, Kenneth Snell, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020. He was 65. Snell was the City’s third Mayor, serving from 1995-1999, and as a member of Rochester Hills City Council from 1984-1991 and again from 1993-1995. He was City Council President for two years during this time. During his tenure at Rochester Hills City Hall, Mayor Snell is credited for embracing technology, honoring the past and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Restaurant Bingo

Small Business Support and Family Fun With dine-in service currently limited, the City of Rochester Hills is encouraging people to support local businesses by playing Rochester Hills Restaurant Bingo. This creative approach aims to highlight businesses that have remained opened during the pandemic and boost delivery and takeout through the community. Click, download, and print the Bingo Cards or call 248-656-4664 to have them sent out. There are four cards, each representing a … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Hills Recognized as Redevelopment Ready Community

Designation Facilitates Private Investment and Improves Economic Development Opportunities For their efforts in establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Rochester Hills has been awarded the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced today. Rochester Hills joins 44 other Michigan Communities in all corners of the state which have qualified as … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Hall Reopens

The City of Rochester Hills will Open to the Public Starting Monday, June 15 To ensure the safety of both residents and employees, the city has implemented a number of new features to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  All employees will be required to complete screening procedures before coming into work. Face masks, hand sanitizer stations, and single-use pens will be available to all visitors that come to City Hall. Floor markings to clearly mark social distancing spacing for guests … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Passes Resolutions to Help Businesses Recover

At a special meeting of the Rochester Hills City Council on June 1, the Council unanimously passed resolutions to support local businesses recovering from the extended COVID-19 shutdown. These resolutions allow restaurants to temporarily add or expand outdoor dining/seating up to 75% of their current interior seating; allow other businesses to shift a portion of their operations outdoors and allow temporary signs without seeking a permit. Council President Ryan Deel said, "I am so proud of … [Read more...]