City of Rochester Tree Trimming Notice

Tree Trimming Notice

The City of Rochester will be performing street tree trimming and pruning starting in May 2016. The pruning is to provide adequate clearance over streets, sidewalks, driveways and homes, as well as, maintain the health and vigor of city trees. This pruning will be completed by Davey Tree Experts. The standards include minimum clearances of fifteen feet over streets and seven feet over sidewalks, driveways and houses. The pruning standards also require corrective pruning, repair and to report of … [Read more...]

Royal Park Hotel Welcomes A New Four-Legged Member To The Team

Rocky from the Royal Park

Royal Park Hotel is Now Pet Friendly and Welcomes a New Four-Legged Member to the Team Mike Platt, General Manager of the Royal Park Hotel has a true love for animals.  In fact one of the first questions he asked when he took over the role as General Manager was “why doesn’t the hotel allow guests to bring their dogs” very soon after a pet friendly atmosphere was adopted at the Royal Park Hotel. Quickly the staff designated two luxury rooms for guests and their furry friends they did … [Read more...]

Rochester Looking for Volunteers for Howlett Park

Howlett Park in Rochester

  The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is looking for volunteers to help with the removal of invasive plants in Howlett Park on Saturday, May 21st and possibly Sunday May 22nd. Sunday work will only be scheduled if all of the removals are not completed by the end of the day on Saturday. The park is located at the corner of Inglewood and Romeo Road. Approximately 15 to 20 volunteers are needed to assist the Parks Department staff with the removal of these plants specifically in … [Read more...]

This Month in Rochester History

The former Great Oaks Stock Farm

It was a half century ago this month that Rochester residents first learned about the development planned for the former Great Oaks Stock Farm on the west side of the village. Slavik Builders of Oak Park unveiled their concept for the 400-acre development that included 600 homes, 900 apartments and a 9-hole golf course, plus a shopping center to be built later. It was announced that the homes in the new subdivision would be priced starting at $30,000. By Deborah Larson, originally posted at … [Read more...]

Coffee with Mayor Daldin at 4 pm on April 21 at the OPC

Coffee with Mayor Daldin

Coffee with Mayor Daldin at 4 p.m. on April 21 at the OPC All Rochester residents and business owners are welcome for Coffee with Mayor Daldin every third Thursday of the month at 4 pm at the Older Persons' Commission located at 650 Letica Road. Please note: If the Mayor is unable to attend, a representative from the City Manager's Office will attend. We look forward to seeing you there.   … [Read more...]

Small Town Author to Help Downtown Rochester Envision the Future

Ron Drake

Embrace, Plan, and Dream Your Downtown On Wednesday evening, April 13, Downtown Rochester is conducting a Downtown Visioning Session. The purpose of the session is to guide the future growth and development of Downtown Rochester. Downtown revitalization expert and Flip This Town author Ron Drake will facilitate the Visioning Session. “I'm very excited about the opportunity to facilitate a Community Visioning Session in Rochester next month,” stated Ron Drake. “I'm fortunate to … [Read more...]

Make a Difference in Rochester on May 14

Rochester, Where You Live

Rochester Looking for Volunteers for Make-A-Difference Day The City of Rochester’s City Beautiful Commission is looking for volunteers for the 2016 City of Rochester Make-a-Difference Day. The event will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will take place in the Rochester Municipal Park. This year’s project is "Mulch-a-Palooza." Please come out and help spreading mulch, pull weeds, and paint the benches in the park. Individuals and families are … [Read more...]

Do a Good Deeds Day is April 10 in Rochester

Good Deeds Day is April 10

Join us on Sunday, April 10 as we participate in Good Deeds Day. Good Deeds Day is an international event with millions of participants in 70+ countries paying it forward through good deeds both large and small on this day. For Rochester’s Good Deed, we are collecting food for the Rochester Community House Food Pantry and Benny’s Kitchen. Rochester’s Good Deeds Day will be held at the Rochester Fire Department at 277 E. Second Street, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The day will also … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Rochester’s Deficit will Lead to Raising Taxes

Home Bakery - photo by Michael Dwyer

An Opinion Article by Sue Ann Douglas, Special to Rochester Media I went to the Rochester State of the City Monday evening and Mayor Cathy Daldin did a fine job. Her theme was Rochester past, present and future. The most interesting thing was that there was absolutely no mention of the largest projects that the City recently built - the two parking decks by any of the council members who spoke nor did the mention raising taxes up to three mills! We were told that the city was in … [Read more...]

State of the City of Rochester 2016

Rochester Mayor Daldin and City Council - photo by Michael Dwyer

Story By Michael Dwyer and Sonya Julie, Photos by Michael Dwyer The State of the City Address of Rochester Held at The Royal Park Hotel Rochester City Manager, Blaine Wing, at his first State of the City for Rochester, welcomed the crowd and gave introductory remarks. Turning it over to Mayor Pro Tem, Kim Russell, she introduced the Rochester Hills Police Department Honor Guard, who presented the colors by marching in with the flags of The United States of America, Michigan, and the City … [Read more...]