Paint the Plow and the New Rochester Hills City Council

The New City Council Members The new Rochester Hills City Council met for the first time on Monday. While four members are continuing their term, the three newly elected members were at their first city council meeting as council members. Kevin Brown (At-Large), Stephanie Morita (District 1) and Thomas Wiggins (District 4) were sworn in on November 18, 2013 at the Oath of Office. City Council President Greg Hooper welcomed them and said, “I have the utmost confidence in all our new … [Read more...]

Roads get boost in proposed Rochester Hills budget

Mayor Bryan Barnett’s proposal to increase city funding for local streets next year should make a lot of folks happy in Rochester Hills. The mayor delivered his proposed 2013 budget to city council Monday night, along with projections for 2014 and 2015. For next year, he proposed doubling the $1.5 million he previously pledged for local street needs to $3 million. “We know that the condition of our local roads is a primary concern of our residents,” he said. “While this represents a … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Police Millage

On August 7, Rochester Hills voters will be asked to approve a millage to fully fund the cost of Police services for our City.  The committee was formed in 2007 to analyze Police and Road Funding and propose short and long term strategies to City Council for review and deliberation.  For the past four years, over 50 meetings, dozens of residents emails and facebook comments, several public hearings and town hall open discussions, the committee concluded with the current ballot question. Our … [Read more...]

Citizen Opinion: Show Me the Money

Citizen Opinion by Scot Beaton Fiscal Responsibility, Rochester Hills Hats off to all those who worked on the police millage proposal: Don Cline, Dale Hetrick, Walter Johnson, Linda Raschke, LeAnne Rogers, Nancy Soisson and Thomas Stephens. (hundreds of hours of work NO compensation from the city) but because of the current economic condition the nation is currently in, threats of a fiscal cliff etc., a straight up renewal would probably be the only millage the residents of Rochester Hills … [Read more...]