Forest of friends

Forest of friends

Sienna Carter as Belle holds court at Friendly Forest in Clintonwood Park, Oct. 12, trying to figure out who trick-or-treaters were costumed as. Photo by Phil Custodio The weather was brisk but free of rain storms at this year’s Friendly Forest in Clintonwood Park, Oct. 12. Hosted by Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors and […]

4 charter changes up for vote, Nov. 5

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston voters can make four changes to their City Charter on Nov. 5. The first Charter amendment proposal was written to prevent a repeat of last year’s mayoral election mixup. It would remove a requirement to resign first for council members seeking election to mayor, or mayor running for […]

Signs tabled

In a split vote, Clarkston City Council tabled a proposal for more electronic speed limit signs in town. The proposal, recommended by the Planning Commission at Monday’s meeting, was for two 13-inch “your speed is” signs on M-15 for $8,490, pending state approval, and two 11-inch signs on Miller Road for $7,621, for a total […]

Low pond

Low pond

The Mill Pond continues to be an issue in downtown Clarkston, with low water levels after the weekend. The Mill Pond Association, which will meet on Monday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Clarkston United Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Road, has been working on ideas about the water level and the privately owned dam […]

LED sign on agenda

Alex’s Market and Grill owner Steve Nannoshi pulled the request for a Planned Unit Development amendment pertaining to an LED sign at the Oct. 8 Independence Township Board meeting. Following that meeting, the owners reinstated the request, and second reading has been scheduled for the Oct. 22 Township Board meeting. First reading was approved unanimously […]

City parking

In September, 2,159 vehicles paid for parking in the municipal parking lot at Main and Washington streets, for a total of $5,277, a 25 percent decrease from August and a 11 percent decrease from September 2018. No citations were written in September, as the city is still seeking to hire an additional parking ambassador. The […]

Treats for Troops

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office will accept Halloween candy as part of its 10th annual Treats for Troops, sending sweets, thanks, and encouragement to troops overseas. Drop off Halloween candy, individually wrapped, no chocolate, at Independence Township Substation, 6560 Citation Drive; Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 38E, Pontiac; and other […]

A call for DTE work

Dear Editor, Early Monday morning as this is written (Oct. 7), again I awake to darkness this week. It seems a tree has fallen in a DTE right of way serving my neighborhood. My neighbors and I have for decades asked, cajoled, and yes, begged DTE to clear the trees in their easement. So, dear […]

Vote ‘no’ on #1

Dear Editor, On Nov. 5, Clarkston voters will be asked to vote on the adoption of four charter amendments. I’m writing to ask you to vote “no” on Clarkston Amendment #1, “resign to run.” The proposal states, “Charter Amendment 1, Restrictions Concerning Officers, Section 4.18, Paragraph 4; This section currently requires incumbent Council persons seeking […]

Looking for city info about upcoming election

There is an election on Nov. 5 in the City of the Village of Clarkston. As of Friday, Oct. 11, there was no public or otherwise obvious notice on the city website about an election or what we will be voting for. In fact, there are NO public notices at all. The election and sample […]