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February 20, 2013 - Signs in the works

Two members from the City's Planning Commission and Historic District Commission have formed a signage committee.

According to Planning Commission Chair Jen Detkowski, the new group is hoping to design signs to help Clarkston's visitors locate parking and to designate where the historic district begins and ends.

"It will feel really good if we can accomplish this," Detkowski said.

Burn planned

The Clarkston City Council voted unanimously to spend $1,200 to have a controlled burn of a large stand of Phragmites along White Lake Road.

In preparation for the fire, DPW Director Bob Pursley cut Phragmites growing near power lines along the roadside. The Oakland Phragmites Invasive Species task force hopes to rid the city of the plants to allow more native species to grow.

Siren test

On March 2 at 1 p.m., get ready to cover your ears because the Oakland County Homeland Security Division intends to test the outdoor siren warning system.

Siren tests are planned for the first Saturday of each month until November. With the exception of test dates, the sirens are activated whenever the National Weather Service issues tornado warnings. Find out more on www.oakgov.com/homelandsecurity.

Kelsey's Law program

Bonnie Raffaele, whose daughter Kelsey Raffaele was killed in a cell phone related car accident in 2010, will discuss with parents the new Kelsey's Law, 7 p.m., Feb. 21, at Clarkston High School LGI room, 6093 Flemings Lake Road.

Kelsey's Law, which bans cell phone use for anyone driving with a Level 1 or Level 2 License, goes into effect in Michigan in March.

The program is hosted by Clarkston High School Students Against Destructive Decisions. Call 248-623-3600.

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