Parking This Weekend In The City of The Village of Clarkston

Street Parking Reminder from The City Manager Jon Smith. With snow predicted for this weekend and next week, I though it appropriate to remind vehicle owners that parking is prohibited on all City streets and in City-owned parking lots from 2 AM to 6 AM from December 1to April 1.  Violators are subject to towing.  […]

A ‘good job’ with what they have

A ‘good job’ with  what they have

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston added $2,839 to its General Fund savings account in fiscal year 2018, with $16,858 in parking fees playing a major role in that surplus. “The big story would be the new parking fund,” said Rana Emmons, CPA with PSLZ LLP, in her annual audit report to City Council, […]

New Lighthouse leadership in merger

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Lighthouse of Oakland County is merging with another non-profit group, but will continue to be a beacon of hope in the community, leaders say. “We believe bringing our organizations together will offer a broader and stronger response to economic disparity that will greatly benefit those we serve,” said Ryan […]

Trash plan

Clarkston officials met with Bryan Barnett, mayor of Rochester Hills, on Jan. 14 to discuss contracting with a single company for trash disposal. Rochester Hills implemented a single trash disposal company agreement about 10 years ago, said City Manager Jonathan Smith. “There were some start up costs for them – new trash cans for all […]

‘No’ to new parking batteries

City Council declined to approve a request by the city manager to buy a new set of batteries for the city’s paid-parking kiosk. Council member Scott Reynolds, who voted against the purchase at Monday’s meeting, wanted information on hooking the kiosk to the municipal power system. “Is it better economically to just hardwire it – […]

Essay contest

The theme of Clarkston Optimist Club’s 32nd Essay Contest is “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?” Local club prizes are $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. The contest is open to all students who live within the Clarkston Community Schools enrollment area, regardless […]

Friends seek community support for Depot Park playground

Friends seek community support for Depot Park playground

City Manager Jonathan Smith, and Clarkston Optimists and Friends of Depot Park Tom Lowrie and Ken Ermer hope to replace the wood-framed play structure with a new, safer structure. Photo by Phil Custodio Clarkston Area Optimists, Friends of Depot Park, and other volunteers added several new items to the Depot Park playground last year, but […]

Drug operation found to reach Independence

Andrew Magnus, 36, of Independence Township faces two counts of delivery and manufacture of more than 45 kilograms of marijuana and two counts conspiracy to deliver more than 45 kilograms of marijuana after a year-long investigation by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s Narcotics Enforcement Team uncovered a synthetic marijuana production operation in Pontiac […]

Preservation Clarkston: We don’t want to be Troy

Preservation Clarkston: We don’t want to be Troy

By Don Rush There are no dues or fees. No pledges of fealty or oaths of allegiance. No websites or office buildings to call home, but folks who are making up a relatively new group in town all have one thing in common; they want to make sure this community’s character remains. “We don’t want […]

Globe bikers trekking south of the border

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston grad Chris Haag’s hemisphere-crossing bike trip is into its third country, with him and his wife Sophie George peddling into Mexico last month. “Going across the border was relatively uneventful besides the fact that we didn’t have any Pesos on us and Mexican border patrol only takes cash,” […]

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