Franchise first reading

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on June 4, 2019, at the Township Hall located at 6483 Waldon Center Drive, Independence, MI  48346, the Charter Township of Independence Board of Trustees approved the Introduction and First Reading of an Ordinance amendment adding a New Appendix C – Franchises and scheduled a Second […]



The Mill Pond in Davisburg would return to a river if the dam is removed. Photo by Phil Custodio Davisburg Millpond looks Davisburg Millpond looks to be restored to river BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The Mill Pond in Springfield Township is on track to become a riverwalk after Springfield Township Board came out in favor […]

Scholarship winners

The Clarkston Area Optimist Club awarded $8,000 in scholarships to four graduating seniors, May 22. “We are proud to be able to give these fine young adults scholarships,” said Curt Carson, scholarship chair. “As many people in the community know, the 100 member Optimist group offers support and programs to help kids in the community. […]

Second grant denied

The state denied Clarkston’s road grant request a second time. The city applied for two matching grants from the Michigan Economic Development Transportation Fund for road work on Miller, Holcomb, and Waldon. The state denied the city’s request for 2019 funds previously, and the 2020 grant last week. “Given this news, I am stepping up […]

Paid parking revenue

Clarkston’s paid-parking net revenue for May was $5,528, a six percent increase over April, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. A total of 2,379 vehicles paid for parking in the Washington and Main municipal lot, a 35 percent increase from April. A total of 205 citations were issued in May, a 32 percent increase from April, […]

Online town hall

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township will host a Facebook Live town hall with Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann on Tuesday, June 18, to discuss road funding in Michigan. The town hall will be streamed live at 4 p.m. on Schroeder’s Facebook page, “@StateRepSchroeder.” O’Malley chairs the House Transportation Committee and has been […]

Community support

Dear Editor, We would like to thank the Clarkston community for all of their support on our volunteer projects during our 50 years in the village. Without you, those projects would not have been successes. Thank you so much for Clark! He is a wonderful addition to Depot Park, and being enjoyed by so many. […]

Climate change chaos?

Dear Editor, Waking today to another Michigan gloom, overcast and rain, I pondered, “Are the wildfires in western Canada man made climate change, or are there lots of folks blowing smoke about the weather?” My answer would be, first, no. Nearly three million acres of fire and evacuation of thousand is an all natural event, […]

Sidewalk, council issue

Dear Editor, Having listened to the recording of the May 28, 2019, city council meeting and reading the article in the June 5, 2019, Clarkston News, I offer the following information to assist the council and administration in their legal obligations with regards to municipal budgets and expenditures. After a lengthy discussion during the consent […]

Cleaning up the beach to serve the community

By Maddie Kwasnik When my three friends and I were assigned a new project in our 10th grade Honors History class, we weren’t very thrilled. Another huge project we would have to indulge the next three months of our lives on, or so we presumed. “An ASL project,” our teacher explained to us – Academic […]