Week of 5.22.17

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Older Persons Commission Charity Gala

The 15th annual fundraiser for Rochester’s Older Persons Commission’s Meals on Wheels program attracted 375 ($150 ticket) to the Royal Park Hotel to party in a Monte Carlo mode. Chance-takers could bid on jewelry from Aurum Designs, pick their own prize in a chance raffle of 13 packages and, after dinner while Frank Sinatra tribute singer Mark Randisi entertained, play casino games and turn their winnings into raffle tickets. WXYZ’s Dave LewAllen emceed the dinner program in which 96-year old Erv Bauer, a Meals on Wheels recipient since his wife died three years ago, admitted, “I can’t even boil water.”  He called the program “a real treasure” because ....” the drivers (greet you) with a smile...and are someone to talk to every day...we really appreciate you sponsors...thank you kindly.”
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oakland confidential

June 2017

DUMBING IT DOWN: State Rep. Mike McCready (R-Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, West Bloomfield) has introduced a legislative proposal to reduce the number of members of the state House of Representatives from 110 to 76, or about one-third. "We currently have three House members for every three state Senate seats," McCready said, noting there are 38 state Senate members. Each state ...more»
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2017 Rochester Hills road projects approved

03/17/2017 - Rochester Hills city council members on Monday, March 13, approved about $5 million in contract agreements in conjunction with the city's two road rehabilitation programs for 2017.

Council approved a $2.1 million contract with Pro-Line Asphalt Paving Corp. of Washington, Michigan for hot-mix asphalt paving in conjunction with the city's 2017 Asphalt Road Rehabilitation Program. The contract includes a 10-percent contingency in the amount of $189,173. The council also approved a $208,213 contract with Spalding DeDecker of Rochester Hills, for engineering services needed with the road rehabilitation projects.

Funding for the program includes $1,079,918 from the city's major road fund; $820,848 from the city's local street fund; and about $180,136 from the city's facilities fund.

Locations that will be included in the 2017 Asphalt Rehabilitation Program include portions of Brookfield Court; Cedaredge Road; Clear Pointe Court; Fairfield Drive; Innsbruck Drive; Innsbruck Court; Ridgecrest; New Life Lane; Willow Grove Lane; Horizon Court; Rochester Industrial Drive; Rochester Industrial Lane; Rochester Industrial Court; and Fire Station No. 1's rear access road.

The work, which is set to begin in the spring after asphalt plants open, includes plans to mill and resurface streets with an asphalt overlay, except Rochester Industrial Park and Fire Station No. 1 access road, which are set for full removal and replacement of existing pavement, and selective curb and gutter replacement. Projects also include upgrading pathway ramps as needed, Rochester Hills Director of Public Services Allan Schneck said.

Asphalt work is expected to be finished by late August.

In addition to asphalt work, the council approved about $2.7 million for the 2017 Concrete Road Replacement Program, with work to be done by Cipparone Contracting, of Southfield.

Concrete work, which is scheduled to begin in April, includes drainage structure adjustment, recondition and reconstruction; installation of under drains; placement of aggregate base for concrete roads and dives, concrete pavement removal and replacement; restoration and other work.

Project areas include portions of Pleasant View Drive; Michele Court; Ravine Terrace Court; Park Creek Court; Heritage Hill Court; Brandon Court; Ulster Road; Greenspring Lane; Salem Court; Sunbury Court; E. Maryknoll Road; Eagle Drive; Salem Drive; Shellbourne Drive; Stanford Circle; Stanford Circle; Fielding Drive; Terrace Court; Greenspring Lane; Eagle Court; and Pheasant Ring Court.

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