Oakland County Commissioners Honor Departing Colleagues

Board Honors Colleagues for Years of Service on County Commission The Oakland County Board of Commissioners honored the public service of departing colleagues Commissioners Tom J. Berman, David E.S. Bowman, Hugh D. Crawford, Bill Dwyer, Wade Fleming, and Doug Tietz. Each of the commissioners received a proclamation and special plaque from the Board of Commissioners recognizing their service to their districts and to the people of Oakland County on December 6. “It has been a pleasure and … [Read more...]

Local Road Improvement Program to Benefit Rochester Hills

Commissioners Kochenderfer and Tietz Successfully Secure County Funds to Improve and Repair Rochester Hills Roads On May 2, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution sponsored by Commissioners Adam L. Kochenderfer and Doug Tietz securing $136,625 in matching funding for local road projects in the City of Rochester Hills through the county’s Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP). These funds will be used to help with the city’s road maintenance requirements and other road … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Launch Website for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Press Conference and Launch of the New Resource Website on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day On Thursday, January 11, at 2:00 p.m., the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the Oakland County Health Division and Sheriff’s Office, will hold a press conference to raise awareness about human trafficking in the region and to announce the launch of a new County website. The Oakland County Human Trafficking website will provide vital resources and information about … [Read more...]

Major County Investment Secured for Rochester Hills Roads

Commissioners Kochenderfer, Tietz Team Up to Secure Major County Investment in Rochester Hills Road Repairs  On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed resolutions sponsored by Commissioners Adam Kochenderfer and Doug Tietz securing a total of $247,492 in matching funding for local road projects in the City of Rochester Hills. These contributions will assist in the completion two projects - the resurfacing of South Boulevard and the City’s 2017 … [Read more...]

Approved Balanced Budget Includes Next Generation 911

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved County Executive L. Brooks Patterson’s balanced budget today which includes a major public safety enhancement. The county will replace its 911 copper network system which has reached the end of its useful life with a new regional Emergency Services Internet-protocol Network (ESINet) in preparation for the Next Generation 911 system. Patterson expressed his gratitude to the Board of Commissioners, countywide elected officials, and … [Read more...]

County Officials Approve a Second Round of Funds for Upcoming Road Projects

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a series of resolutions sponsored by members of the Board to secure funds for local road projects in many cities and villages throughout Oakland County. Funding for the projects has been made available from Oakland County’s new Local Road Improvement Pilot Program. This program provides limited financial assistance to Oakland County cities and villages for repairs and improvements on local roadways under their jurisdiction. Local … [Read more...]

Oakland County Board of Commissioners Launch New Program for At-Risk Youth

Board Chairman Michael J. Gingell (R) announced that the Oakland County Board of Commissioners is launching a new collaborative effort in conjunction with Oakland County Youth Assistance to offer at-risk young people with positive experiences, skill building and personal development. The Youth Enrichment Scholarship program will allow recipients to receive up to $500 for activities that will: Encourage the individual student’s ability to succeed in or connect to school, Encourage the … [Read more...]

Commissioner Kochenderfer Secures Funding for a City of Rochester Road

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Adam L. Kochenderfer securing $14,440 in funding for a local road project in the City of Rochester. Oakland County’s contribution of $28,880 will assist in the completion to mill and resurface Letica Drive. “Safe and smooth roads have to be one of government’s priorities. That is why the county commissioners are providing these funds to local communities,” stated Oakland County Commissioner … [Read more...]

Why the Rochester Elevator is NOT a Barn

Op-Ed: Why the Rochester Elevator is NOT a Barn During their August 8 meeting, members of the Rochester City Council discussed the pending development of the Rochester Elevator property. Council members were brought up to date on the negotiations and advised about the various options for preservation of the elevator structure. It is early days in the process, so no firm decisions have been made at this point. During public comment on this issue, Sue Douglas - formerly a member of both the … [Read more...]

Commissioner Kochenderfer Announces Campaign to Retain Seat

Commissioner Adam Kochenderfer announced his campaign to retain his seat on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, District #15, which covers Rochester and a large portion of Rochester Hills. Kochenderfer hopes to continue his work on the Board focusing on: 1) Quality of Life: Each action county government takes must be aimed at preserving residents’ strong quality of life at a reasonable cost. 2) Fiscal Responsibility: We must protect the county’s AAA bond rating by constantly … [Read more...]