Updated RCOC projects for August 20 -27

According to a press release from the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Aug. 20 and Aug. 27. It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission. Please note: This information is subject to change. … [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

Blood Drive

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...]

Road Commission for Oakland County projects scheduled for July 30 through August 6

The following projects may cause traffic delays on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) roads between July 30 and August 6 or may start shortly thereafter. It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects … [Read more...]

Tienken/Livernois intersection expected to close July 21

The contractor for the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is set to begin working on the Tienken road reconstruction project, Livernois Road to just west of the Paint Creek Trail in Rochester Hills. The road will then be closed on Monday, July 21. At that time, the Tienken Road/Livernois Road intersection will be closed in all directions for the duration of the project. The project involves reconstructing Tienken, adding a continuous center left-turn lane and constructing a … [Read more...]

Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) projects

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced the following projects may cause traffic delays on between July 16 and July 23 or may start shortly thereafter. It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission. Please note: This information is subject to change. … [Read more...]

Spider-Man swings through Rochester Hills

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Customers at Chili's in Rochester Hills were entertained and thrilled with The Amazing Spider-Man on Tuesday night, July 15th. Staff told Rochester Media that they were excited to have the Spidy sensation in their restaurant, and they planned for more characters on the third Tuesday of every month this year. The public can sign up for Chili's email list at their website, www.chilis.com, in order to receive coupons and notifications. As to whether this was the actual superhero or not, … [Read more...]

Projects that could delay traffic on RCOC roads July 9 through July 16 or might start shortly thereafter

The following projects may cause traffic delays on Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) roads between July 9 and July 16 or may start shortly thereafter. It is RCOC’s goal to conduct road improvement projects in a way that interferes with traffic as little as possible. This list includes both Road Commission projects and projects conducted by others, under permit, on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can … [Read more...]

Lightning damages Rochester Hills home w/VIDEO

According to a story being reported on WXYZ.com, a Rochester Hills family is safe after their house caught fire Monday morning after an apparent lightning strike. The homeowner, Ed Gruzwalski, told 7 Action News he was awakened by a large boom just before 5 a.m. He checked the exterior of the home, located in a subdivision off Hamlin Road, and that’s when he noticed smoke coming from just below his son’s second-story bedroom window. Read more of this story and watch the video here. … [Read more...]