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...]

Rochester Hills Named Tree City USA Growth Award Winner

The City Celebrates a 30 Year Commitment to a Strong Tree Canopy In addition to Arbor Day, the City of Rochester Hills is celebrating 30 years of being committed to a vibrant tree canopy through the Tree City USA program. As an active member of the program, the city has a strong focus on making sure the community is engaged in natural resources and building a larger tree canopy year after year. “Our tree system is a key component of maintaining our air quality, water resources, health, and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Hall Grass Cutting

A reader sent in couple of photos of a commercial lawn mower being used to cut the grass at the Rochester Hills City Hall and Offices off Avon Road. They wondered why they can hire it done but residents cannot. Our guess is that there is a loophole in the law allowing municipalities to do what government won't allow lawn services to do for residents. These photos were taken Monday, April 20, 2020. What are your thoughts? Comments welcome. Normally, lawn services plan on April 15 as the … [Read more...]

GFL to Continue Yard Waste Pick Up in Rochester and Rochester Hills

Yard Waste Pick-up Schedule for Week of April 13 Altered Slightly The Cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills has clarified the status of its yard waste pick-up schedule with Green For Life (GFL), the Cities' waste disposal and recycling contractor. While there were some reports that GFL would temporarily suspend yard waste pick-up beginning Monday, April 13 due to the coronavirus outbreak, GFL has clarified that yard waste pick-up will continue in both cities and in other Michigan … [Read more...]