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February 27, 2013 - One more deputy

In a 5:1 vote, the Independence Township Board of Trustees approved the hire of one more patrol officer to cover a shift from 3-11 p.m.

Trustee David Lohmeier opposed the motion; Supervisor Pat Kittle was absent. Lt. Dirk Feneley of the Oakland County Sherriff's Office said the afternoon shift is the busiest, and the patrol officer position was eliminated in 2010 due to budget constraints. Deputies are paid an hourly rate of $43.27 and $64.90 during overtime.

Veterans at Fourth

All veterans and members of the armed forces are invited to participate in the Veteran's Recognition Celebration at Independence Festival of Fun and Fireworks, July 4, in Clintonwood Park.

The event, which follows the Fourth of July parade in Clarkston, includes a ceremony honoring veterans, special honors for World War II veterans, veterans' memorabilia in Carriage House, military vehicles, and other displays.

Veterans receive parking passes and food vouchers at the festival.

For more information, call Barbara Rollin at 248-625-8231.

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