Let the work commence! Clarkston breaks ground for ‘new’ city hall, parking

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor After more than 10 years of planning, setbacks, and replanning, work on expanding and renovating Clarkston’s city hall has begun. “We’re so excited it’s finally happening – I believe it’s the fourth attempt,” said City Manager Jonathan Smith at a May 16 groundbreaking ceremony. Smith said the renovation project […]

To change the city charter or not, voters decide in November

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Clarkston voters can change the City Charter in November. City Council voted 6-0, May 13, to approve a resolution placing the questions on the ballot. One proposed amendment would remove a requirement for council members seeking election to mayor, or mayor running for a council seat to resign first. […]

City digs into reserves for new budget

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor The new city budget calls for a $28,456 withdrawal from its savings account. “Last year, we added to the fund balance. This year, we’re proposing we use some of that excess,” said Mayor Steven Percival at the June 12 City Council meeting and budget public hearing. “It’s arguable you […]