State Representative Candidate VanRaaphorst Responds to Rochester Hills Moratorium

Please Note: The content in this post was received via email from Joanna VanRaaphorst's, (candidate for State Representative - 45th District) campaign manager. It is posted solely as Ms. VanRaaphorst's opinion. No compensation was received by Rochester Media for posting it, nor should it be perceived as an endorsement of Ms. VanRaaphorst's campaign. Even though Rochester Hills residents were only given 18-hours notice, it was standing room only at the City of Rochester Hills Emergency meeting … [Read more...]

State Representative Candidate Michael Webber responds to drilling moratorium

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Please Note: The content in this post was received via email from the Committee To Elect Michael Webber For State Representative - 45th District. It was posted solely as Mr. Webber's opinion. No compensation was received by Rochester Media for posting it, nor should it be perceived as an endorsement of Mr. Webber's campaign. Dear Supporters, Over the last two years, there has been a lot of discussion regarding Oil and Gas drilling in the Rochester area. This discussion has also been … [Read more...]

Webber thanks supporters for primary win

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Dear Supporters, By now you have probably seen the results from Tuesday night. Because of your help and support I was able to win the Republican primary and move on to the November 4th General Election. It was a hard fought victory. I have a great deal of respect for my Republican opponents - Mark Avery and Lana Mangiapane. Both candidates ran spirited and positive campaigns for the nomination. They have reached out to me to help in the fall and I appreciate their support. Thank … [Read more...]

45th District candidate Mike Webber takes time to serve the community

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Below is a message from Michael Webber, who is running for State Representative, 45th District: "service to community is the best work of life" - Jaycee Creed This weekend I took a break from the Campaign Trail to provide Service to the Community. Each year with the Rochester Area Jaycees, Julia and I have assisted in delivering Easter Baskets - filled with household items - to homebound seniors in the greater Rochester area. Our family looks forward to this project each year. We … [Read more...]

Elected Officials and Community Leaders give support to Michael Webber’s State Representative campaign

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Michael Webber, who has served as Vice President of the Rochester Hills City Council for over two years and has served on the council for over six years, announced today community and elected official support for his Republican candidacy for State Representative from the 45th House District. The district – which is currently represented by term limited State Representative Tom McMillin – includes the cities of Rochester Hills and Rochester and a portion of the Charter Township of … [Read more...]

Paint the Plow and the New Rochester Hills City Council

Inaugural Paint the Plow at the Rochester Hills DPS Garage

The New City Council Members The new Rochester Hills City Council met for the first time on Monday. While four members are continuing their term, the three newly elected members were at their first city council meeting as council members. Kevin Brown (At-Large), Stephanie Morita (District 1) and Thomas Wiggins (District 4) were sworn in on November 18, 2013 at the Oath of Office. City Council President Greg Hooper welcomed them and said, “I have the utmost confidence in all our new … [Read more...]

Revisiting the Pit Bull issue

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In the winter of 2010-2011, the Rochester Hills City Council debated the need for a breed specific ordinance for Pit Bulls after some biting incidents in our community. City Councilman Martin Brennan and I wrote Point/Counter Point editorials for Rochester Media and other media outlets on the Pros and Cons of such a ban. Rochester Media has asked me to revisit the issue a few years later. At the time I made the following points against banning a specific breed – and I still believe … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Junior Chamber announce 2013 Board of Directors

Caption: The 2013 Rochester Area Jaycees Board of Directors at the Rochester Community House: Karen Geibel, Michael Webber, Julia Webber, Krista Tocco, Jocelyn Moellering, and Dan Moellering. Not Pictured: Paul Jackson.

During the January meeting of the Rochester Area Junior Chamber (Jaycees), a swearing in ceremony occurred for the 2013 Board of Directors. Each member of the board will serve for a one-year term. The board includes: 58th Chapter President – Michael Webber Chairman of the Board – Dan Moellering Management Vice President – Julia Webber Membership Vice President – Paul Jackson Individual Development Vice President – Krista Tocco Secretary – Karen … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Junior Chamber (Jaycees) Sponsor Annual Shopping Tour

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The Rochester Area Junior Chamber has local businesses and community leaders to thank for another successful Christmas Shopping Tour, which took place on Saturday, December 15th, 2012. The Rochester Area Neighborhood House identified for the Jaycees with 29 children who were paired with volunteers to shop for gifts for their family members at Meijer on Rochester Road. After the shopping was finished, the children were transported to the Older Persons’ Commission for a Christmas party … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Police Millage

How does a community like Rochester Hills sustain strong city services and maintain a consistently low tax rate among its Oakland County neighbors? It takes planning and preparation with a multi-year budget approach. It takes innovation from city leaders and residents who come together to solve complex issues. It takes dedication – a strong commitment from everyone to prioritize wants vs. needs and sustain those needs into the future. The Police Millage ballot proposal on August 7th … [Read more...]