Rochester Hills receives grant for innovative partnership

With an impressive streak of innovative and unique partnerships, the City of Rochester Hills has established itself as a regional leader in collaboration. Their most recent partnership has earned state-wide recognition as The Department of Treasury recently awarded the city with $51,625 to provide maintenance services to RCOC’s fleet.

The Competitive Grant Assistant Program (CGAP), formerly known as the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP) grant program, was proposed by Governor Rick Snyder in his first State of the State Address. The grant program is designed to offset costs related to consolidation or sharing of services between local units of government.

Rochester Hills is one of only 11 communities in Michigan to receive the award.

“We have set the benchmark for municipalities and have aggressively identified and implemented service sharing agreements,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “Between our inter-local agreements with Shelby Township, Sterling Heights, Bloomfield Township and our fleet service agreement with the City of Rochester, Rochester Hills Public Library and now the RCOC, Rochester Hills continues to find innovative ways to work with their partners.”

Under this new agreement, the City of Rochester Hills Department of Public Services (DPS) will perform repair and maintenance services on RCOC vehicles in accordance to industry standards.

“We have predicatively sought out cooperative agreements that provide mutual benefit and that capitalizes on our best management practices and maximizes the capacity of our assets,” states Allan Schneck, Director of Public Services.

Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted one of the top places to live by several sources including “CNN Money” magazine and, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation’s preeminent places to live, work and raise a family. Through the city’s focus on health, education and technology, the community continues to attract forward-thinking leaders and businesses.


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