Meet Rochester Mayor Cathy Daldin in Person

Coffee with Mayor Daldin at 4:oo p.m. on February 18th at the OPC All Rochester residents and business owners are welcome for Coffee with Mayor Daldin every third Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at the Older Persons' Commission located at 650 Letica Road. Please note: If the Mayor is unable to attend, a representative from the City Manager's Office will attend. City of Rochester Website   Mayor Daldin Invites Public to 2016 State of the City Address Mayor Cathy Daldin … [Read more...]

Schuette asked to settle OPC budget dispute

The dispute over the Rochester Older Persons Commission budget is now in the hands of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. The city of Rochester has asked Schuette for an opinion on whether the OPC is violating state law that governs entities created by an interlocal agreement, specifically by spending money without a budget approved by the member communities. Rochester Hills City Council and the Oakland Township Board have approved the OPC’s 2012 budget; Rochester City Council has … [Read more...]

RARA seeks new HQ

For the past decade, the Rochester Avon Recreation Authority has been feeling the need to expand beyond its rented headquarters on East Second Street in downtown Rochester. Though spending $130,000 a year on rent and taxes, the RARA board has been putting aside money towards a future facility. Now, with new Executive Director Ron Jewell on board, RARA is ready to plot its next move. In January, Jewell appeared before both the Rochester and Rochester Hills city councils. “For over 10 years … [Read more...]

Still no deal on Rochester OPC budget

As the clock ticks down toward Dec. 31, neither side has yet blinked in the standoff over the Rochester Older Persons Commission budget. Rochester City Council met Monday and scheduled a special meeting for Dec. 29 in the hopes that a compromise will be offered that will keep the OPC operational after Jan. 1. The city’s attorney has said he doesn’t believe the OPC can legally spend money in the new fiscal year without an approved budget. The OPC Governing Board, Rochester Hills City … [Read more...]

Daldin elected in Rochester

In the city of Rochester, business owner Cathy Daldin will join incumbents Ben Giovanelli, Steve Sage and Kim Russell on Rochester City Council. Turnout was 18 percent. Daldin was the only newcomer elected. Her fourth-place finish earned her a two-year term. She will replace longtime Councilman David Becker, who didn’t seek re-election. Giovanelli finished first, Sage second and Russell third. Each earned a four-year term. Daldin owns Shamrock Travel on Main Street and is a member of the … [Read more...]