Planning for the Future of Rochester Hills

City Embarks on Master Plan Process The City of Rochester Hills is seeking community input for its 2018 Master Plan. The Master Plan serves as a big-picture, long-range document that guides policy and decision-making about how land in the city is used for housing, transportation, commerce, and recreation. With public input, the city will revisit the goals and objectives of previous planning documents to see if they are still in alignment with the collective vision for our city’s future. It … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Recycling in Rochester Hills

The City of Rochester Hills will once again allow its residents to dispose of natural Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Clinton River Watershed Council on the following dates and times ONLY:             Saturday, January 6, 2018                 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.             Sunday, January 7, 2018                   10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.             Saturday, January 13, 2018               10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.             Sunday, January 14, 2018                … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett’s New Year’s Message

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett Reflects on 2017 and Looks Forward to 2018 It’s amazing how quickly a year can race by isn’t it? Or several really. When I first became Mayor my oldest son was just turning two and still in diapers. This fall he will be a freshman at Rochester High School. Time flies when you’re having fun. No matter how many years go by there’s something about the start of a new year. It propels us to take stock of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we need to go … [Read more...]

GFL Environmental Refuse Pick-Up Schedule

Due to the Christmas Holiday, all refuse collections have been delayed by one day this week. Additionally, all refuse collections next week will be delayed by one day, as New Year's Day takes place on Monday. Christmas Day: There was no collection on Monday, December 25. All collections will be delayed by one day the week of Christmas. Collections will take place Tuesday-Saturday this week. New Year's Day: There will be no collection on Monday, January 1. All collections will be … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Resident Runs Every Street in the City

Sandy Stiner Completes 500 Mile Challenge On May 20, Rochester Hills resident and avid runner Sandy Stiner set out to run every street in the City of Rochester Hills. 22 weeks later, she completed nearly 500 miles, met new people, discovered unique features of the city, and has a story for nearly every neighborhood. “I realized how much I really loved this city,” states Sandy Stiner. “There’s so many hidden parks and little trails that lead from one subdivision to the next. There’s just … [Read more...]

Bringing a Little Warmth to Those Less Fortunate

Youth Council Kicks off 30 Days of Giving Every year, over 200 Rochester Hills’ employees participate in their annual 30 days of giving program. The Rochester Hills Youth Council is stepping up to help those in need this winter by hosting a clothing drive from now through December 1.   Their team of 13 students will be collecting any gently used or new clothing such as socks, snow pants, sweatshirts, and hats at multiple locations through the Greater Rochester area. Youth Council members … [Read more...]

Paul Glantz Shares His Leadership Story

CEO of Emagine Theatre Shares His Leadership Story The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is proud to announce that Founder and Chairman of Emagine Entertainment, Paul Glantz will be this year's Broomfield Center for Leadership speaker. The event takes place at the Emagine Theatre in Rochester Hills on November 21 at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Glantz is the driving force behind metropolitan Detroit's Emagine Theatres, which have repeatedly been recognized as the "Best Theaters in Michigan." … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Named 14th Most Livable City in Michigan by USA Today

Education, Safety, and Home Values The City of Rochester Hills is proud to announce that Rochester Hills was the only city in the State of Michigan to be recognized in USA Today’s Top 50 Most Livable Cities. In fact, Rochester Hills was ranked 14th Most Livable City in America. Carmel, Indiana was ranked number one. According to USA Today, while in neighboring Detroit crime and economic decline have reduced the value of a typical home, homes in Rochester Hills have continued to appreciate and … [Read more...]

Modetz Family Gives Back to Innovation Hills

River Bend Park, Renamed to Innovation Hills this Year, Now Has the Money For a Waterfall The City of Rochester Hills continues to be the beneficiary of outstanding community generosity. This time, thanks to the Modetz family.  Philanthropists John and Mary Modetz, hope to assist with the creation of a park that will be one of a kind.   Mary Modetz said the family’s decision to direct the money to the new park was an easy one. The donation will be used to build one of the first features of … [Read more...]

Community Blood Drive at Rochester Hills City Hall

Rochester Hills Responds The American Red Cross will be hosting a Community Blood Drive at Rochester Hills City Hall on Tuesday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. According to the American Red Cross Blood Services, there is desperate need for blood here in Michigan. Due to the many disasters that happened across the country, that need has expanded exponentially.  Mayor Bryan K. Barnett encourages residents to join him at City Hall to donate blood.  “These donations will be used … [Read more...]