Rochester Hills Receives International Recognition

City Continues Tradition of High Procurement Standards For the 12th consecutive year, the City of Rochester Hills is proud to announce that their team has been awarded the prestigious 20th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) for 2015 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI). The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application score based on the program’s standardized criteria. The criteria is designed to measure: … [Read more...]

NFPA Awards Rochester Hills 2015 Remembering When Scholarship

RHFD and Comfort Keepers Partner to Keep Seniors Safe The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently announced that the Rochester Hills Fire Department and Comfort Keepers, a local home visiting agency, have been selected to received the 2015 NFPA Remembering When Scholarship. his team is one of only 25 in the United States and Canada to receive this scholarship, and the funding will allow the team to attend the NFPA's training conference on fire and fall prevention. According to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts 33rd Annual Bass Tournament

Anglers and bass connect in spite of the weather Over 70 anglers of all ages took to the shore for the 33rd Annual Spencer Park Bass Tournament held Sunday, June 14. This free tournament provides prizes and trophies for seven categories and features a casting contest for young participants ages 12 and under. The rainy weather didn't stop the anglers from landing 33 fish and couldn't keep over 20 participants age 12 and under from testing their skills in the casting contest. Michael Riddle … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Awarded Mayor of the Year

Rochester Hills Recognized for Innovative Recycling On June 19, Mayor Bryan K. Barnett was presented with the "Mayor of the Year" at the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors for his commitment to increasing Recycling in Rochester Hills. "Mayor Barnett is a true Recyclebank champion. His leadership from day one has made the program one of the most successful in the nation," said Javier Flaim, CEO of Recyclebank. "He optimized our partnership with Rochester Hills and rallied the community to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Invests $6 Million to Improve Hamlin Road

Improving safety for motorists and pedestrians a top priority The City of Rochester Hills announced today that along with funding from the Federal Highway Administration, it will invest 6 million dollars to update Hamlin Road. Once completed, these updates will provide a smoother, safer ride for commuters. “Hamlin is a key arterial road in this community,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “With Hamlin Elementary located just feet off of this busy road, the safety improvements being … [Read more...]

Is Library Banner Political or Celebratory?

City of Rochester Hills Banner hangs in the staircase at the Rochester Hills Public Library - photo by Michael Dwyer

Library Banner An article by C&G Newspapers tells the story of how the Rochester City Council objects to a banner hanging inside the Rochester Hills Public Library. When Rochester Media visited the library for a photo of the controversial banner, the front desk attendant didn't know anything about the banner or where it was. According to the C&G article, it's been hanging in the staircase since November. Political or Celebratory? In the article, it is suggested that the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts Fifth Annual Green Space Discovery Hike

The Rochester Hills Green Space Advisory Board (GSAB) will host the Fifth Annual Discovery Hike on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free one-hour, guided hike will showcase city-owned parcels along the Clinton River between Crooks and Adams Roads. The press release stated that residents and guests are invited to experience nature in full bloom. “This is a great opportunity for residents to see first-hand what we have been able to accomplish with the use of the Green Space … [Read more...]

Barnett to Make Major Announcement on Monday

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Congressman Mike Bishop, along with Mike Titus, owner of Yates Cider Mill, and several Rochester Hills community leaders will be present to participate in the announcement of Mayor Barnett’s future plans. Mayor Barnett has served the citizens of Rochester Hills as mayor since 2006. The press conference will take place Monday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at Yates Cider Mill. Stay tuned to Rochester Media for updates on … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Buys Itself a Little Something ‘Green’ for Christmas

Earlier this week, Rochester Hills City Council unanimously approved the single-largest purchase of green space property in the city’s history. The city will be spending just over $1 million for a more than 48-acre parcel on the north side of Riverbend Park, near Hamlin Road, on the city’s south side. The deal was approved Dec. 15 after negotiations. “This purchase is the crown jewel of open spaces in Rochester Hills,” Parks and Forestry director Mike Hartner said in a statement. … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: Proposed Hamlin Road Construction

Street Design

Please Note: Rochester Hills resident Scot Beaton originally published portions of the article below in 2013 with regards to the proposed construction to Hamlin Road, which is back on the Rochester Hills City Council Agenda on Monday, December 8 at 7 p.m. The views expressed are his own and in no way constitutes an endorsement by Rochester Media. “Big Yellow Taxi” Lyrics by Joni Mitchell They paved paradise and put up a parking lot With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging … [Read more...]