Supervisor receives check donated to help veterans

Independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle made his way to Summit Place Kia in Clinton Township on Tuesday. Aug. 16, in order to accept a $140,000 check from LaLonde Charities on behalf of the Friends of the North Oakland County Veterans’ Treatment Court. (NOCVTC). That check will be split between NOCVTC and the Friends of the […]

Food rush

Food rush

Freshman Trystan Grote takes a crate of food off the scale as the Clarkston Freshman Football team sorts donations at Lighthouse during the Wolves’ Annual Rush for Food. This year they broke the record with 10,031.7 pounds. See more on page 15. Photo by Wendi Reardon

Public comment policy drafted

If you have a mouthful to say at Clarkston City Council meetings, you may end up eating your words. Council members are looking into a new public-comment policy for their meetings. A policy proposal, which was drafted for Monday’s meeting but pulled from the agenda by Council member Eric Haven, would limit residents to three […]

New station, equipment from millage

BY JESSE LEMOND Clarkston News Student Writer The Springfield Township Fire Department’s new one-mill millage, approved by voters Aug. 2, will improve their services to the community, said Chief David Feichtner. “One thing the millage is going to do, is allow us to have somebody here at the station at night and on weekends,” Feichtner […]

News in Brief

Fire department plan Independence Township Fire Chief Mitch Petterson said they’re looking to reduce the number of vehicles in their fleet, as part of the fire department’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) . The 23-year plan calls for $8.3 million in spending, of which over $1.9 million to be spent in 2017. Petterson said they are […]

Letters to the Editor

David Lohmeier’s service appreciated Dear Editor, When I looked down my ballot I was saddened to see David Lohmeier was not included as a candidate for trustee in Independence Township. Dave Lohmeier is the very best of all of those who have served the community as a trustee. He took that work “trustee” very seriously. […]

New options for DPW expansion

Clarkston’s beleagered DPW plans are still ongoing. At Monday’s City Council meeting, the Facilities Committee presented its report, offering four options. The options include keeping the existing 1,500-square-foot Depot Park garage, 720-square-foot school rental garage for $250 a month, and outside storage at Clintonwood Park and township DPW, and possibly install a large garage door […]

100 years downtown

100 years downtown

Deputy Grand Master Joshua Woodwyk  checks to make sure the Masonic Temple cornerstone in downtown Clarkston is square, during the Masons’ celebration of the building’s centennial, Aug. 13. Photo by Phil Custodio Cedar Lodge No. 60 Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan celebrated the Centennial Cornerstone Rededication for their Clarkston Masonic Temple at 1 E. […]

Police budget includes revenue increases

Revenue for the Oakland County Sheriff’s Independence Township substation is expected to increase by about $64,000, or 1.3 percent, in 2017. Labor costs are projected to increase by $1,400, or 2.1 percent, and operating costs/capital outlay approximately $78,000 or 1.6 percent compared to 2016. The expenses would be about $15,000 more than 2016, said Budget […]

Budget increases for fire department

Rising property tax revenues are expected to boost the Independence Township Fire Department budget by about $90,000 (1.6 percent of the total budget). Supervisor Pat Kittle said the fire department will add to its budget reserves, which is estimated to be $1.612 million in 2017, $1.623 million in 2018 and $1.631 million in 2019. “We’re […]

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