Trees for Sashabaw

More than four years after the Sashabaw Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) was approved, Independence Township has finally put plans in motion. ‘You have to study things and plan things before you can do things said Trustee Neil Wallace at the Dec. 21 meeting. ‘I guess it’s time that we got them to do something.? The […]

VanderVeen resigns

Independence Township Clerk Shelagh VanderVeen is resigning. VanderVeen sent e-mailed fellow board members at 10:03 this morning. “Due to personal and health reasons, I will be resigning my position as Clerk effective January 10, 2011,” VanderVeen said. For more see next week’s print edition on stands Jan. 12.

Hope for parks and rec

According to Ken Elwert, Independence Township’s new parks and recreation director, Fourth of July and other special events have a chance at life. ‘I think the difficult thing is figuring out what’s really important ? the core value for our community and our department,? he said. ‘I’ve heard from quite a few residents already in […]

State steps in on hall plan

When township Supervisor Dave Wagner worked out a deal with the state to avoid a $500,000 penalty, trustees had no idea. ‘None of us knew about any of that,? said Trustee Mark Petterson. ‘They’ve been very good at keeping us (the four trustees) in the dark.? Trustee David Lohmeier found out about it after asking […]

Keiser’s Role A column by Trevor Keiser

Last week was a busy news week for me at the Clarkston News. Monday was a typical late night, little sleep deadline night, which led into Tuesday night ‘fun? at the Independence Township board meeting. Actually it was rather calm and I was thinking they were going to end the night in peace at about […]

Township clerk steps down

After six years and half way into second term of office, Independence Township Clerk Shelagh VanderVeen decided to step down. ‘Due to personal and health reasons, I will be resigning my position as clerk effective January 10, 2011,? VanderVeen said in an e-mail to fellow board members, Jan. 5. Supervisor Dave Wagner was ‘very distressed? […]

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