News in Brief

Four running for City Council

Incumbents Eric Haven, Jason M. Kneisc, and David Marsh, and challenger Scott Reynolds filed nominating petitions to run for three open seats on Clarkston City Council.
Deadline to file for the two-year terms on the council was July 25. The election will be on Nov. 7.

No loading zone for Washington St.

After review by the city engineer, plans for a loading zone on the south side of Washington Street west of Main Street are off the table.
“(City engineer Gary) Tressel recommended against trucks down Holcomb,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith.
The city still needs a loading zome on the west side of M-15, and is looking into keeping it in the alley with new signs and markings, Smith said.

New mower

City Council voted unanimously, July 24, to approve the purchase of a eXmark Lazer S series zero turn 52-inch riding lawn mower from Weingartz of Independence Township, for $8,879.
Bids were also received from Rochester Lawn Equipment and John Deere. Weingartz had the low bid.
The approval is retroactive, since the mower has already been purchased, Smith said.
“I apologize again,” the city manager told city council. “The good news is it came in under budget.”