Rochester Hills to Hold Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony

Arbor Day in Rochester Hills

Celebrating 26 Years as a Tree City USA Mayor Bryan Barnett encourages residents to join the City of Rochester Hills in celebrating Arbor Day on April 29 with a tree planting ceremony. The ceremony will be held on the grounds of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm at 4:00 p.m. We're proud to continually be recognized by the Arbor Foundation as a Tree City, " states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. "Through our Free Tree program, we will continue to make a positive impact on our tree … [Read more...]

Car Goes into Clinton River, Driver Rescued, with VIDEO

Car Goes into Clinton River in Rochester Hills - FOX 2 photo

A river rescue was caught on camera in Rochester Hills and 7 Action News talked with an eyewitness and the first person to call 911. The incident happened before 6:00 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of Avon & Livernois Roads. Story and Video from Channel 7 Detroit News     … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Sixth Annual Discovery Hike

Green Space Discovery Hike 2016

Highlights Preserved Green Space The Rochester Hills Green Space Advisory Board (GSAB) will host the Sixth Annual Discovery Hike on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10am-2pm.  Free one hour guided hikes will showcase city-owned property along the Clinton River between Crooks and Adams Roads. Residents and guests are invited to experience nature in full bloom. GSAB members and volunteers will host information stations for hikers to learn about plants, animals, ecology, and the … [Read more...]

City Officials Encourage Residents to Share Their Vision

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Rochester Hills Seeks Community Input for Future Development The City of Rochester Hills is embarking on a planning study for the Auburn Road Corridor. This area is also referred to as Olde Towne or the Brooklands (from Culbertson Ave. to Dequindre Rd.) The city is looking for residents to share their thoughts and opinions to help this area become a vibrant business district. This ten minute survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/RochHills. "Having residential feedback is … [Read more...]

Appeals Court Ruling Validates City of Rochester Hills Again

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Courts Determined City Acted Appropriate in Gas/Oil Leasing Decision The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the City of Rochester Hills, Jordan Development Company and Sunoco Pipeline by Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc., a citizen’s group which sought to invalidate the oil and gas lease the City approved in 2012. The lawsuit claimed the oil and gas lease was unlawful under state law and the city charter and require voter approval. But, the three-judge … [Read more...]

Highlights VIDEO Rochester Hills State of the City with Mayor Bryan Barnett

Changing wardrobes half way through, Mayor Barnett was eager to remind the audience about Riverbend Park - photo by Michael Dwyer

"This year we shared with our community our outstanding success as well as our roadmap for the future. And of course, we were excited to do it in a way that is innovative just like the city itself. We engage our residents with our city in a way that no other municipality does in the state. Our approach not only attracts hundreds of residents each year, it makes learning about our community a fun and memorable experience." ~Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Read all about this year's … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Councilman Mark Tisdel sings for Neighborhood House

Mark Tisdel Concert

Tisdel’s "Quite a Bit of Broadway" supports Neighborhood House For the 15th consecutive year, local singer and Rochester Hills City Councilman Mark Tisdel will entertain the community to benefit Neighborhood House. The widely popular annual event, "Tisdel in Concert," will be held on Sunday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the First Congressional Church in Rochester. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the programs and services of Neighborhood House, a local non-profit organization dedicated to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills State of the City 2016 with VIDEO

The 2016 Rochester Hills State of the City Address had an Hollywood Oscar Theme to the evening - photo by Michael Dwyer

Ten Years of Addresses The 2016 Rochester Hills State of the City address was held Tuesday evening with a Hollywood Oscar Theme – red carpet entrance, awards, changing wardrobes – hosted by Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. This was Barnett’s 10th address as mayor. Held as Stoney Creek High School, the event nearly filled their large auditorium and provided a wonderful stage to tell the audience about the successes of the city from the past year. “The City of Rochester Hills has … [Read more...]

By the Numbers: Michigan Picks Trump and Sanders

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The turnout for the Michigan March 8, 2016 presidential primary election is a record with 2.4 million voters showing up to pick Donald J. Trump on the Republican side and Bernie Sanders on the Democrat side. Yesterday's turnout beats the 1972 record of 1.7 million votes cast. Clinton beat Sanders in Oakland County, however the Rochester Hills tally was similar to the Michigan numbers. Michigan Totals Republican Primary Candidates Vote Pct. Delegates Trump Donald J. … [Read more...]

Primary, Absentee Ballots, and General Election Information

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Primary, Absentee Ballots, and General Election Information for the City of Rochester Hills The Clerk's Office will be open Saturday, March 5th from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm to issue and accept Absentee Ballots for the March 8th Presidential Primary Election. Please visit the Elections Page of our website for more information. 2016 Election Dates and Deadlines Election Date  Election Last Day to Register March 8, 2016 Presidential Primary Election February 8th August … [Read more...]