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February 26, 2014 - New trucks for

Parks and Rec

Independence Township officials approved Township, Parks Recreation and Seniors Director Ken Elwert's request to replace two trucks at Clintonwood Park. A third truck was also scheduled to be replaced, but was postponed until 2015.

Elwert said bids were obtained through the Oakland County Bid Process with Red Holman Buick/GMC and Signature Ford. The trucks need to have towing capabilities to haul various materials when needed and to haul a small tractor owned by the township.

The existing trucks regularly suffered performance issues, he said.

Trustees approved a quote from Red Holman to purchase a 2014 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 4 wheel drive regular cab truck for $23,500. Officials also approved purchasing a 2014 GMC Sierra 2500 4 WD Crew Cab truck for $25,827.

Contract delayed

Renewal of Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock's contract was not placed on the agenda at Monday's school board meeting.

The contract, which was a concern for dozens of school employees and residents at the Feb. 10 school board meeting, was left off at Rock's request.

"I wanted all seven board members at the meeting to act on my contract," the superintendent said. "Since not all seven could be there, I asked them to delay the action until the next meeting."

Board President Rosalie Lieblang and Trustee Elizabeth Egan were absent from the Feb. 24 meeting.

Charity Challenge

Andiamo Trattoria, 7228 N. Main Street, kicks off Chef's Charity Challenge Week this Sunday through March 8 to benefit Clarkston SCAMP. They will also host their grand opening March 5, 5 p.m. to close. For more information, please call 248-620-9300.

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