City of Rochester Hills to hold special meeting regarding proposed drilling

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The following meeting announcement is from Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc. (DDHI), a non-partisan grassroots nonprofit corporation that is building awareness of the risks of horizontal drilling in high-density residential and K-12 School areas. Concerns include: property rights, property values, mortgage and insurance complications, as well as potential environmental and health risks: A “Special Meeting” was called yesterday by the City of Rochester Hills to consider a moratorium on oil and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills man suing city and others over pipeline and oil drilling leases

As we posted earlier today on our Facebook page, Rochester Hills resident William J. Bidwell has filed suit against the city, mayor, and city manager over pipeline and oil drilling leases involving local parks. The suit claims that the city illegally entered an oil drilling lease with Jordan Development to drill underneath Nowicki Park. Bidwell is requesting that the court void the lease and the pipeline easement and to hold Barnett and City Council President Greg Hooper personally liable, … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Department of Public Services Fleet among Top 100 Best Fleets in the Nation

Pictured left to right: Bruce Halliday, Fleet Manager for the City of Rochester Hills; Mayor Bryan K. Barnett, Tom Johnson, Author 100 Best Fleet; Allan Schneck, DPS Director; Kelly Reagan, Fleet Manager for the City of Columbus, Ohio; Al Curtis, Fleet Manager of Cobb County, Georgia

In a press release from the Mayor's office, it was announced that the City of Rochester Hills’ Fleet Services Division has been recognized as one of “The 100 Best Fleets in North America” by Governing Magazine. The award program recognizes peak performing public sector fleets that have outstanding operations and places the City of Rochester Hills at #59 out of more than 3,800 fleets nationwide. “This recognition is further affirmation that we run an efficient and effective … [Read more...]

Roll Up Your Sleeves and Give the Gift of Life

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Responding to the critical need for blood, a city-wide blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Rochester Hills City Hall. Mayor Bryan K. Barnett is urging residents and employees to roll up their sleeves and donate blood. To schedule an appointment, please contact Sharon Salvador at (248) 656-4708 or email salvadors@rochesterhills.org City Hall is located at 1000 Rochester Hills Drive (sound side of Avon Road between Livernois and … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook & University Hills win “Green” Grants City’s Partnership with Recyclebank continues to grow

Thanks to the City’s partnership with Recyclebank and the support of the residents who donated their recycling points, Meadow Brook and University Hills Elementary schools have been awarded a Green Schools Grant from Recyclebank. "Through our partnership with Recyclebank, we have an ideal opportunity to help educate our next generation on the importance of recycling and protecting our environment," states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. The program allows elementary schools in Recyclebank … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett hints at ‘satisfaction’ for Rochester Hills at upcoming press conference

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City Encourages Residents to ‘Stagger Your Start’

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Outdoor Watering Ordinance Impacts Residents Water Rates Warmer weather means the lawn watering season is upon us. The City would like to remind residents of the Outdoor Watering Ordinance which permits the use of automatic irrigation systems to the hours of Midnight through 5:00am only. “While the City has been successful in minimizing DWSD’s rate increases by shifting the peak hour water usage from 7am to 5am, there is always room for improvement and this year we are taking it one step … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills receives grant for innovative partnership

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With an impressive streak of innovative and unique partnerships, the City of Rochester Hills has established itself as a regional leader in collaboration. Their most recent partnership has earned state-wide recognition as The Department of Treasury recently awarded the city with $51,625 to provide maintenance services to RCOC’s fleet. The Competitive Grant Assistant Program (CGAP), formerly known as the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP) grant program, was proposed by Governor Rick … [Read more...]

Rochester Rotary lends a hand and funds for park amenity in Rochester Hills Community Garden at Wabash Park

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The City of Rochester Hills’ first Community Garden has started to take shape at Wabash Park with the support of volunteers and community organizations. In support of the project, the Rochester Rotary assisted with both donating funds to install a drinking fountain and by getting their hands a little dirty to help with the build out. “The Community Garden at Wabash Park will be a great enhancement to the park and the drinking fountain is a much-needed amenity for those who gather for … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Receives Budget Award – Innovation and Transparency Recognized

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The City of Rochester Hills Fiscal Office is proud to be the recipient of the Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY 2012 Budget. The Distinguished Budget Award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting.  This marks the seventeenth consecutive year that the City has earned the prestigious recognition, and reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principals of governmental … [Read more...]