Royal Oak Man Drowns While Swimming in Rochester Hills Park

From Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett Yesterday marked an incredibly sad day for our City. Last evening I received word of a drowning at Carter Lake at Spencer Park. As we await final details regarding this situation from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, our prayers and condolences go out to the immediate family and friends of the deceased. I met with park leadership and employees last evening. Based on my understanding of the situation, I’m extremely proud of the way in which our … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Dedicates Thelma Spencer Lake to Frederick Carter

To a crowd of about 100 people, Mayor Barnett unveiled the sign proudly naming the previously unnamed Thelma Spencer lake "Frederick Carter Lake." Mayor Barnett said, "Fred was one of those people who had the job of his dreams and was passionate about it for 26 years. He was passionate about water safety, the people, and Thelma Spencer Park. It was a great pleasure to work with him. He will be missed greatly." Fred's wife, Martha, and all six of their children were present for the ceremony. In … [Read more...]