Marijuana general ord, first reading

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on December 18, 2018, 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 amendment to the Township’s Code of Ordinances, Chapter 30, “Offenses” and referred the […]

Marihuana establishment zoning ord, first reading

­NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on February 5, 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 amendment to the Charter Township of Independence Zoning Ordinances and scheduled a Second […]

First reading, E-cigarette ordinance

­NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its regular meeting on February 5, 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 amendment to the Township’s Code of Ordinances and scheduled a Second Reading of […]

Set a course for adventure

Set a course for adventure

Sporting a nautical theme, Addison Causley and Alec Ryan dance their routine at the Varsity Basketball game last week. The Clarkston High School Dance Team performed their boy-girl routine with a theme of jobs and work. The team’s last dance of the season is next Tuesday. Photo by Larry Wright

Miscalculation leads to $138,968 error

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A $138,968 math mistake and other miscalculations meant Independence Township is short $220,000 in its DPW building renovation and expansion project. Independence Township Board took no action, Feb. 5, on a request to authorize the $220,000 budget amendment request from Hubbell, Roth and Clark (HRC). “These are some substantial […]

Township to blow out e-cigs for youth

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Vaping with electronic cigarettes may soon be just as illegal for youth as regular tobacco in Independence Township. The Township Board voted unanimously, Feb. 5, to approve first reading of an ordinance to add vapor products to its tobacco prohibition for minors. “It’s certainly a problem,” said Trustee Jim […]

Finalists in dream wedding contest

Erica Zentner of Clarkston and her fiancé Brian were named finalists in the contest “Castle Farms Military Wedding Giveaway” on Facebook. The couple met in 2015 before Zentner left for Air Force Training. “With Brian’s work and Navy drill weekends it took almost two months to go on our first date, but one date led […]

Students use real life to learn about national issues

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor To study the immigration issue, Clarkston High School sophomore Nolan Gerish turned to his own neighborhood to tell the story of a man he once knew. “He was my neighbor and a good friend of my grandparents and parents,” Gerish said. “He was a kind hearted, hard-working man who […]

‘No’ to marihuana establishments

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Want to open a marihuana business in Independence Township? Think again. At its Feb. 5 meeting, the Independence Township Board voted unanimously to approve first reading of a new zoning ordinance to prohibit marihuana establishments in the township. “I think it’s a good idea to be conservative, to wait […]

Parking revenue

Clarkston’s net parking revenue for January was $6,008, a 25 percent reduction from December, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. A total of 1,585 vehicles paid for parking in the Washington and Main city lot, a 38 percent decrease from December, Smith said. “January and February are understandably the quietest parking months of the year,” he […]