Ind Twp Board, 7-24-18

SYNOPSIS TAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP BOARD THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF INDEPENDENCE July 24, 2018 A Regular Meeting of the Charter Township of Independence Board was called to order at 6:00 p.m. Independence Township Hall The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Eden Diver and Gabriel Diver of Troop 1999. ROLL CALL: Present: Kittle, Pallotta, Brown, […]

Ind Twp Code

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That at its Regular meeting on July 24, 2018, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees approved a second reading and adoption of an ordinance to amend certain provisions of the Independence Charter Township Code. A true copy of this Ordinance is on file and available for inspection between the […]

Candidacy changes irk residents

Edits: The April resolution date was mixed up — it moved the deadline from Aug. 7 to July 24. Also, City Manager Jonathan Smith’s quote was changed to reiterate the point that Eric Haven and David Marsh had to obtain new petition signatures only if they were obtained before Haven’s resignation. BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor […]

School updates in as classes out for summer

While students still have a few weeks until they return to their schools, workers are busy updating them. Work last week included new main entrance desks, security systems, building renovations, and technology updates at Clarkston Elementary, Pine Knob, and North Sashabaw elementary schools. The new, custom-built reception desks for the main entrance were built by […]

New pathway to the park

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Walkers, runners, and bikers can go from Independence Oaks County Park to Independence Oaks-North without touching Sashabaw Road, thanks to a new safety path installed alongside. “Trails are the number one reason people visit the Oakland County Parks, and we know that walking, running, biking and other forms of […]

Lighthouse donations

The Lighthouse of Oakland County – Clarkston is accepting donations for their annual Back to School program. Lighthouse is currently accepting new school supplies. Suggestions include backpacks, lunch bags/boxes, colored pencils, markers, rulers, scissors, 3×5 index cards, pens in red, blue and black, calculators, pencils, wide ruled composition notebooks, wide ruled notebook paper, spiral notebooks […]

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for supporting Clarkston Area Lions Club Dear Editor, The Clarkston Area Lions Club is very pleased to thank the Clarkston Community for its support of our food booth at the Concert in the Park even on Friday, July 20. This was a fund raising even for us and was assisted by local sponsors including […]

Investor interested in giving back to community

Recently I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the article you published about me last year (“Investor grabs bit of change with Bitcoin,” Sept. 27). In it, I made a promise to give back to the community but I never really specified how I was planning on doing that. Honestly, at the time I […]

Worker in serious condition after rollover accident

A 20-year-old Independence Township man was critically injured when the trash-collection truck he was riding in rolled over, 10:09 a.m., Friday, Aug. 3. The 20-year-old was the loader on the Advanced Disposal truck when the driver, a 45-year-old Independence Township man, drove off the road into an embankment on the east side of Reese Road, […]

Goose Wackers spike, dig for 25 years

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Back in 1991, Erik Gotaas had an idea to start a volleyball tournament in his backyard for friends and neighbors. He wanted it to be just for the guys, though, which may have seemed a bit sexist to his wife, Karyn Gotaas. “I had an idea to sell it […]