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Posted on: April 7, 2020

City Council and other Meetings will be virtual until further notice.

City Council Meeting

City Council and other meetings will be held virtually. The next meeting is scheduled Council meeting will be on April 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Rochester News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

City Basketball, Volleyball, and Tennis Courts Closed

Yellow Red and Turquoise Illustrations Sports Facebook Post

The basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts in the City's parks will be closed following the State's recommendations for social distancing. The nets will be restored and the courts re-opened once the COVID-19 crisis subsides.

Rochester News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Branch Pickup and Chipping by Public Works is Delayed

Man with Chipper Truck

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, branch pickup and chipping is delayed until sometime in May. Branches should NOT be placed out to the curb until the City advises. Branches placed into yard waste bags, 40 lbs or less, will be removed with your GFL pickup.

Rochester News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Census 2020 - Be Counted

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April is Census month, be sure to complete the Census for your household online or by phone. While we following the Stay-At-Home Order take a 10-minute Census-break and complete the questionnaire.

Every household has received an invitation to the Census, but even if you don’t have the invitation on hand you can still complete the questionnaire! The Census is completely confidential, and your community relies on the resources allocated fro...

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Rochester News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Senior Wellness Check-In Calls

Senior Wellness Check Image

In partnership with the OPC, Rochester staff and Council members are making wellness calls to seniors living in Rochester during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The City will NOT ask for personal or financial information. Do not give out private info!

Rochester News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

Small Business Guide

The programs and initiatives in the CARES Act that are intended to assist business owners with needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers.

Click here for guide. Rochester News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Join the Rochester Birthday Club!

Join the Birthday Club!

The DDA is partnering with Rochester Police and Fire to help children in our community celebrate their special day by creating the Rochester Birthday Club to help the City's children celebrating a birthday in the month of April.

Click the link and fill out the requested information, and on the day and time of your choosing either the Fire Department or Police Department (your choice) will send a vehicle to stop in front of your home to celebrate your child’s birthday wi...

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Rochester News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Free Parking in City Parking Decks and at Meters Thru April 13th.

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Effective on 3/20, the City suspended parking collections through April 13. The City is forgoing collecting hourly fees at public decks, metered parking lots, and metered street parking. This should allow easier access to businesses to get food and meds.

Click here for Carryout/Delivery Guide. Rochester News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Stay Home. Stay Safe.


To fight the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, for at least the next three weeks, all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they’re a part of our critical infrastructure workforce. For additional details click on the following link:

See what you should and should not do. Rochester News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Please do not flush anything other than toilet paper!

Wipes Clog Pipes

As we are staying home, the City and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) wants everyone to know that “flushable” wipes are not biodegradable and then can create sewer blockages that lead to backups and overflows.

Video on effects of wipes on our system. Rochester News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Mount Avon Cemetery Spring Cleanup Delayed Until Further Notice


In accordance with Michigan's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order (EO 2020-21), Mount Avon Cemetery has delayed the 2020 Spring Cleanup until further notice.

An update will be posted under News & Announcements on our homepage at and at the Mount Avon Cemetery page, when a new cleanup date is arranged. This means you DO NOT have to collect your it...

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Rochester News