Pedestrian bridge proposed over I-75 at Sashabaw Road

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer According to Independence Township Trustee David Lohmeier, the township has been good at “getting ahead of problems.” That’s what his proposal to build a pedestrian bridge at the I-75 Sashabaw Corridor does. “This is a project that we’re going to have to do one day,” Lohmeier told board […]

Playground for Ryan

Playground for Ryan

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Staff Writer The Ryan Kennedy Memorial Playground at Clintonwood Park is one step closer to reality. “We are moving forward with a build to occur in the fall of 2016,” said Lisa Christensen, Recreation Supervisor for Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors “Everyone is really excited. The township and FORK […]

Arc honor for sons’ advocate

Arc honor for sons’ advocate

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Whenever Robert White of Independence Township meets with a local or state official to advocate for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, he starts with one thing. He pulls out a picture of his sons. “We always introduce our two sons because we don’t want our advocacy efforts to […]

Board OKs raises for full-time elected officials

BY TREVOR KEISER Clarkston News Staff Writer Salaries for Independence Township’s supervisor, clerk and treasurer will increase to $82,200 beginning Jan. 1, 2017, following a 4-0 vote at the April 5 board meeting. However, the raises apply only after four years experience in one of those three positions. Supervisor Pat Kittle, Clerk Barb Pallotta and […]

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