Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery can help exercisers from getting bored and outdoor workouts offer more of a full-body workout that can burn more calories. The Rochester area has lots … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Honored With Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

City Continues to Be Recognized for Excellence in Finances For the 15th consecutive year, the City of Rochester Hills has been recognized by the Governmental Finance Authority Association (GFOA) with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Rochester Hills was one of only five cities in the State of Michigan to received this award. This Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the highest form of acknowledgement in governmental budgeting. "We continue to demonstrate our financial … [Read more...]

Oakland County Chairman Michael J. Gingell Announces that the Board Seeks to Fill Commission Seat Vacancy in District #15

Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Chairman Michael J. Gingell announces that the Board will fill the commission seat in District 15, no later than 30 days from the formal resignation of current Commissioner Jeff Matis. Matis was recently appointed as a judge to the Oakland County Sixth Judicial Circuit Court by Governor Rick Snyder. Gingell states: “The state statute provides that the Board has up to 30 days to fill a vacant seat so that the local communities will not have to incur the cost … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Receives International Recognition

City Continues Tradition of High Procurement Standards For the 12th consecutive year, the City of Rochester Hills is proud to announce that their team has been awarded the prestigious 20th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) for 2015 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI). The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application score based on the program’s standardized criteria. The criteria is designed to measure: … [Read more...]

Don’t Drill the Hills Responds to Rochester Hills’ City Planner Anzek’s Claims

Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc. (DDH) is responding to the October 26, 2015 press release issued from the City of Rochester Hills’ city planner, Edward Anzek - claiming that DDH has made “false allegations.” Oil lease contracts filed with the county are not allegations, they are legal documents. Oddly, the city’s press release does not address the lease discoveries DDH announced last week. Instead, Mr. Anzek addresses the city’s oil lease of public parks and includes a comment from the company … [Read more...]

Candidates for Rochester Hills Mayoral Race with VIDEO

Rochester Media and The Community Edge had a chance to capture video of all three candidates running for mayor of Rochester Hills. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. While there will be only two names on the ballot that day, there are three full bids for the seat. Jim Stevens and Ravi Yalamanchi are on the ballot and Mayor Bryan Barnett is running as a Write-In candidate. Each video is about three minutes, please take a few moments to hear from all three candidates. First up is Jim Stevens, … [Read more...]

Hamlin Road Construction Update

As the new school year draws closer, the City of Rochester Hills has provided the following information to help keep residents and commuters informed on the progress and procedures of the Hamlin Road construction project. PROJECT: The City of Rochester Hills continues reconstruction of Hamlin Road between Livernois and Rochester Roads and rehabilitation of Hamlin Road between Rochester Road and Dequindre Road. Livernois to Rochester Road: New water main has been installed and will be … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Epic Communication Fail – Tienken Road Construction Project

By Linda Davis-Kirksey, Rochester Hills As a 30-year resident of Rochester Hills, Michigan I have never felt such frustration that has been echoed overwhelmingly by my fellow RH residents as to the epic mishandling of advance notice and communication of Tienken Road construction Project. For over 19 years I have worked with municipal projects. In fact I was one of the people that assisted the previous City administration in securing Federal Highway Funding to do the Tienken Road Project. … [Read more...]

New Water Partnership Nominated for the Community Excellence Award

Innovative Agreement saves residents money, increases pressure Starting Monday, June 15, residents can show their pride and support for community initiatives by voting in the 2015 Community Excellence Awards. Since 2007, the Community Excellence Award (CEA) has recognized innovative projects that contribute to a better quality of life for Michigan residents. This year, the award will engage the community in the award selection process by allowing any Michigander to vote on … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Invests $6 Million to Improve Hamlin Road

Improving safety for motorists and pedestrians a top priority The City of Rochester Hills announced today that along with funding from the Federal Highway Administration, it will invest 6 million dollars to update Hamlin Road. Once completed, these updates will provide a smoother, safer ride for commuters. “Hamlin is a key arterial road in this community,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “With Hamlin Elementary located just feet off of this busy road, the safety improvements being made will … [Read more...]