Press release from Rochester Hills on Storm Damages

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Rochester Hills, MI- Severe storms and heavy winds went through Rochester Hills Sunday morning causing severe damage to homes near Brewster and Tienken and knocking out power to 900 DTE Energy Customers. Pictures added by Rochester Media The Rochester Hills Fire/EMS Department has been on the scene since shortly after 6 am assisting residents evacuate the area to the nearby Van Hoosen Middle School. At this time no injuries have been reported. “We have received support from our mutual … [Read more...]

Ongoing Road Commission for Oakland County projects and delays

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) announced that the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can change from day to day, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather, emergency situations, etc. ROAD:                       Avon Road, Crooks Road to Adams Road Project:                     Avon is closed … [Read more...]

Ongoing RCOC Road Projects for September 10 through September 17

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has announced via press release that the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 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 … [Read more...]

RCOC Road Project Update for September 3 through September 10

According to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Sept. 3 and Sept. 10 or may start shortly thereafter. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can change from day to day, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather, emergency situations, etc. ROAD:                       Avon Road, Crooks Road to Adams … [Read more...]

Updated RCOC projects for August 28 through Septemeber 3

According to the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC), the following projects may cause traffic delays on roads between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3 or may start shortly thereafter. Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects can change from day to day, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather, emergency situations, etc. Asterisks (*) next to projects denote new projects or a change since last week. *ROAD:                     … [Read more...]

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...]

Rochester Hills City Council puts drilling plans on hold

For nearly three years there has been a debate over drilling in Rochester Hills. On Tuesday, August 26 a special meeting was held by the City of Rochester Hills to decide the next steps. And for now, the decision has been made to suspend any drilling pending state legislators ability to write clearer bills detailing where such projects can be sited. One of the biggest opponents to this project is the nonprofit ‘Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc.’ (DDHI). As Rochester Media posted yesterday, … [Read more...]

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...]