Rochester Hills Declares Snow Emergency

Due to the forecasted winter storm, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has issued a snow emergency for the City of Rochester Hills effective, Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. until further notice. Due to the snow emergency, there will be no parking on city streets starting at 5:00 p.m. until further notice. All residents are asked to remove their vehicles from all city streets to allow the plows to clear the snow safely and efficiently. Vehicles parked in the roadway could be ticketed or towed … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Meets with President Trump and Senior Administration Officials

Last week, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett and a bipartisan group of mayors went to the White House to meet with the President, Vice President, and leadership to discuss their economic and workforce development priorities. Barnett is Vice President of the U.S Conference of Mayors (USCM) and was attending the group's 87th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, He, along with USCM President, Mayor Steve Benjamin from Columbia, SC, led a bi-partisan group of mayors for a meeting at the White House on … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Provides Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of Rochester Hills will once again provide residents with the opportunity to dispose of natural Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Clinton River Watershed Council between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the following dates: Saturday, January 5, 2019 Sunday, January 6, 2019 Saturday, January 12, 2019 Sunday, January 13, 2019 Clinton River Watershed Council is located at 1115 W. Avon Road (south side of Avon, just west of Livernois Road). Please visit our Christmas Tree … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Receives Grant from AARP to Build Intergenerational Play Area in Bloomer Park

A First within Our Community - Construction is Now Complete Earlier this year, the City of Rochester Hills received a $30,000 grant from AARP to build the City’s first multi-generational activity area. Installed at Bloomer Park, the area features outdoor fitness equipment and amenities specifically designed and curated for people age 50+. Construction is now complete. As part of the application process for its Community Challenge Grant, AARP received 1,600 submissions from municipalities … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Council Seeks Candidates for Appointment of At-Large Member

The Rochester Hills City Council is seeking interested qualified voters to fill an At-Large vacancy on City Council for a term to expire on November 17, 2019. Interested candidates shall be a registered elector in the City of Rochester Hills for one year, shall maintain residency during the term of office, and shall not be in default of payment of any tax, assessment or obligation owed to the City. The candidate selected to fill the vacancy shall serve until the next regular City election to … [Read more...]

German Company Expands U.S. Footprint in Rochester Hills

KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme Chooses Rochester Hills to Adds High Tech Jobs with a $57.8 Million Investment What do Rochester Hills, MI USA and Lüdenscheid, Germany have in common?  Both cities are similar in size, offer scenic, rolling hills and an equally strong quality of life. And both cities are proud to host KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme’s growing global engineering and manufacturing operations.  Last week, KOSTAL Kontakt Systeme, Inc. formalized its plans to invest $57.8 million to construct a … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Painter Wins His Fourth MI Great Artist Online Competition Award

Fourth Time the Charm as Rochester Hills Painter Winner of 2018 MI Great Artist Online Competition A Rochester Hills resident and former commercial artist whose larger-than-life images of Alice, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare caught the eyes of the public – and ultimately the judges – was chosen as the winner of the 2018 MI Great Artist online competition. Kim Frank Fujiwara, 61, smiled broadly as he was presented with a check for $1,500 Wednesday by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Discusses Technology with Mayors from around the Globe

Mayor's Vlog from Dunchurch, England Hi, I’m Bryan Barnett, Mayor of the City of Rochester Hills, and as always, thanks for watching. Coming to you today from a very unique location, in the middle of England, in the town of Dunchurch, where we’ve just concluded the global parliament of Mayors. I was asked to join several other mayors representing the United States, here and in Bristol, to talk about some of the challenges that mayors face around the world. You know, it’s always fun and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Set to “Play Ball” October 17

City Partners with Major League Baseball for Fun and Free Event With baseball playoffs captivating the nation, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett has partnered with the Rochester Avon Recreation Authority (RARA) and Major League Baseball to host the Night Under the Lights event. Night Under the Lights has been scheduled for October 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Earl E. Borden Park in Rochester Hills. At this event, boys and girls ages 8-14 will have a fun opportunity to grab their mitts and participate in a … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Kicks Off Deer Driver Safety Campaign

As the seasons change and deer begin to be more active, the Deer Management Advisory Committee (DMAC) would like to remind drivers to be vigilant and keep an eye out for deer on the road. According to the Michigan State Police, Each year, there are nearly 50,000 reported vehicle-deer crashes in Michigan. About 80 percent of these crashes occur on two-lane roads between dusk and dawn. The most serious crashes occur when motorists swerve to avoid a deer and hit another vehicle or a fixed … [Read more...]