News in Brief

Lower speed
limit wanted

Clarkston City Council voted unanimously, May 23, to call on the state to reduce the speed limit on Ortonville Road.
The motion by Council member Eric Haven asked Michigan Department of Transportation, which is in charge of the M-15 state route, to lower the speed limit from 40 mph to 30 mph from Waldon Road to Paramus Drive, at the southern city limits.
The city’s support will be added to Independence Township and Clarkston Community Schools for safety of pedestrians, said Mayor Joe Luginski.
“It’s a big school zone – kids cross south Main there,” Luginski said.

Sabol calls for
clearer bike signs

Clarkston City Council member Mike Sabol asked for a review of downtown bicycle rules, which calls for riders to walk their bikes on downtown sidewalks.
“Walk bike” markings stenciled into the sidewalk might not be doing the job, Sabol said at the May 23 city council meeting.
“I must draw people who want to ride their bikes on the sidewalk between Main and Waldon – I was almost nailed again,” he said. “We really have to look solidly at something here. People are misinterpreting what’s on the sidewalks.”
The councilman passed out copies of an example sign from Royal Oak, which says “Walk bikes on sidewalks.”

Retirement party

Independence Elementary invites you to a Retirement Ice Cream Social, June 2, 6-8 p.m.
It will be held in honor of their Principal Chris Turner, who retires this year after 35 years helping to shape children’s lives, including 17 years as principal at Independence.