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March 12, 2014 - Public hearing on

assessment district

A hearing to hear any concerns or objections regarding a Special Assessment District will be at 7 p.m., March 18 at Independence Township Hall.

Independence Township Board of Trustees approved a Special Assessment District for the Avington Park Condominium Subdivision to finance road improvements. The township received a petition from homeowners requesting the SAD to fund road work in the subdivision. Improvements will include preparation work, grinding, base and curb repairs and paving.

A five percent administration fee will be added to costs.

Sewer proposal OK'd

Independence Township Board of Trustees accepted a proposal from engineering firm Hubbel, Roth and Clark for $14,990 to begin preparing plans for a project to clean and televise cleaning of the townships sewer lines.

HRC will prepare project plans, including scope and costs of the project, in order to begin soliciting bids.

In December 2013, the township applied for a $2 million

Stormwater, Asset management, and Wastewater (SAW) grant, which if approved would reimburse similar work retroactive to Jan. 2, 2012. The grant requires work to start within three years. Funding can only be used on sewer lines installed prior to 1993 that have not been rehabilitated.

The township budgeted $500,000 this year for checking sewers for leks and defects with a television camera, and cleaning them. Bidding is expected to begin this spring, with work beginning shortly after a bid is accepted.

CIA volunteers needed

Clarkston Christmas in Action is gearing up for their spring home improvement project for local residents in need.

The annual volunteer event is April 26 this year. Seniors who need work done on their homes to keep them safe and in relative comfort, or those who know of them, are asked to contact the community group at 248-613-1232.

Volunteers are also needed for skilled-trades work, as well as general yard work and cleaning.

For more information, check www.christmasinactionclarkston.com.

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