Rochester offers compromise on disputed OPC budget

Rochester City Council is offering a compromise aimed at ending the standoff over the Rochester Older Persons Commission’s 2012 budget. Council voted 5-0 Monday in support of a budget that would give OPC employees a 1-percent bonus and continue the current pension plan. But the offer eliminates step increases in 2012 and reduces the budget’s payment to employees in lieu of health insurance. The OPC operates under an interlocal agreement between Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland … [Read more...]

District library talks heating up

The library boards of Rochester Hills and Oakland Township are once again talking about forming a district library. Previous discussions foundered over the issue of governance. Now, with a new consultant and new information, there is new momentum. The library is currently owned and operated by an elected board of Rochester Hills residents. Oakland Township has its own elected library board and contracts with the Hills library for services. Rochester also contracts with the library for … [Read more...]