Rochester having trouble seating an ethics board, and more

In 2009, Rochester City Council adopted an ethics ordinance. It calls for appointment of a three-member board to handle ethics questions as they arise. But the board has never been seated, apparently because of a lack of applicants for the positions. On Monday, City Manager Jaymes Vettraino suggested that the city focus on ways to find more applicants. He said there are currently only four viable applications. Councilman Stuart Bikson said he was prepared to vote for two of them. “I think it’s … [Read more...]

New Councilman For City of Rochester Appointed

As Jeff Matis takes his newly elected position of Oakland County Commissioner, the Rochester City Council makes their selection to fill his seat.  After receiving eight eligible applicants for the position, there were numerous conversations about who would best fill this position.  The vote on Monday January 24, 2011 was unanimous for Steve Sage.  Sage was sworn in by Mayor Cuthbertson and then took his place among the council for his first meeting.   … [Read more...]

Support “Adam M. Malson Elementary” Proposal

Mayor Cuthbertson, Oakland County Commissioner Matis and several other Rochester citizens are dedicated to supporting the proposal to rename an elementary school in the Rochester Community School District (Michigan) after an Army officer killed in Iraq, First Lieutenant Adam M. Malson. Adam was killed on February 19th, 2005 while saving the life of a female Iraqi. She was on a bus filled with Shia pilgrims who were traveling through Baghdad to celebrate the religious holiday of Ashura. During … [Read more...]

A Time of Gratitude!

While we should be grateful for the many blessings in our life everyday, Thanksgiving is a great time to remember that we should share with others what we are most thankful for.  With this in mind, we thought you would be interested in seeing what some of your local leaders are counting as their blessings this year.  As you gather with your friends and family and read through these comments, may you find a few things for which you are thankful too.  Here at Rochester Media, we are thankful that … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Receives Voice of the People Award For Excellence

The City of Rochester is proud to announce it has received the ICMA and National Research Center (NRC) Voice of the People Award For Excellence. The award, from ICMA, the nation’s premier organization of professional local government leaders, and NRC, the nation’s leading research firm for local government, recognizes the City of Rochester for its use of citizen surveys to influence service quality.  Rochester received the award as recognition of having specific service quality ratings in the … [Read more...]

Great Michigan Race Wrap Up 2010

The inaugural Great Michigan Race was a huge success last weekend in Downtown Rochester.  The event raised over $20,000 for the Special Olympics this year.  There were over 240 active racers competing and floods of onlookers and families in the Family Fun Park.  Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the grounds of the Royal Park Hotel, the racers took off!  The course, which spanned eight miles, included spots in the DDA region of Main Street, a Zip Line over Paint Creek at the Rochester Municipal Park, … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Update from Mayor Cuthbertson

By Jeffrey Cuthbertson, Rochester City Council Summer is upon us and all that Rochester has to offer for recreation is in full swing.  Whether you run on the Paint Creek Trail or play tennis in the Municipal Park, there is lots to do. At the City of Rochester there is always lots to do to build on our thriving business community. This summer brought the publication of our first Rochester Business update. Highlights from this quarter’s update include:  Rochester Takes the Next Step in its … [Read more...]