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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Guidelines for Firework Use

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If you choose to use fireworks over this week, please make sure you remember safety first. It is also important to consider the impact that your fireworks display may have on some pets and veterans who can be adversely affected by the noise.

State and local laws limit using fireworks to the hours of 11 am to 1145 pm each day this week, including July 5th.  Fireworks are prohibited again starting on the 6th. Fireworks must land on the same property they were shot off from. You must ha...

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Rochester News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Asian Tiger Mosquito Identified in Metro-area


This mosquito can transmit viruses such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika to people. Although there have not been any illnesses associated with these species of mosquitoes in Michigan, it is important to take precautions.

The City continues the annual West Nile program to help cut down on the mosquitoes in the area. 

Michigan residents can protect themselves from mosquito bites by: 

• Eliminating sources of standing water such as wading pools, old ...

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Additional Info... Rochester News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

City Intends to Issue Bonds

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The City of Rochester intends to issue a bond for the purpose of paying part of the costs of the unfunded pension liability for the City's defined pension plan. Residents may petition to request a referendum on the issuance. The petition must be signed by

at least 10% of the registered voters within the City and filed with the City Clerk within 45 days of the publication of the notice (June 24th). Residents with questions regarding the bond issuance may contact the City at 248-733-3700 or by email at info@...

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Official Bonding Notice Rochester News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

City Hall to Open by Appointment

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Beginning on Wednesday, June 17th City Hall will reopen by appointment only. To make an appointment please call 248-733-3700 or email All guests will be asked to wear face coverings and observe social distancing.

Additionally, we strongly discourage CASH payments in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. We also continue to encourage residents to make use of our contact free payment options by mail, drop box and online. 

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Rochester News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Clinton River Advisory


Please avoid the section of the Clinton River between downtown Rochester and Yates as the river flow in this section has moved to a bypass channel leaving the normal route completely dry above and below the Yates Dam.

The bypass channel directs flow away from the main channel it also creates of potentially dangerous conditions upstream of Yates Dam. Please do not paddle down the bypass channel. 

Preliminary plans have been drawn up for a proposed solution and t...

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Rochester News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Tennis Courts Now Open!

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The City's tennis courts located at the Rochester Municipal Park adjacent to City Hall are now open for use! The court resurfacing has been completed and we excited for everyone to enjoy the brand new courts.

Rochester News
Posted on: June 6, 2020

Absentee Applications Mailed to Permanent Absent Voters

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If you have requested to be placed on our Permanent Absentee List, you will soon be receiving a dual absentee application for the August and November 2020 Elections. You must sign and return the application in order to receive an absentee ballot.

If you have requested to be placed on our Permanent Absentee List, you will soon be receiving a dual absentee application for the August 4, and November 3, 2020 Elections. Applications were mailed to all voters on the Permanent Absentee List on Friday, Ju...

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Rochester News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

July 18th Hazardous Waste Collection Event Cancelled

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The July 18th NoHaz waste collection that was set to take place at Kensington Church in Orion Township has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The next NoHaz collection event will be held on September 26th at the Oakland County Campus.

Additional Info... Rochester News