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April 23, 2014 - New chiller for school

Clarkston Junior High School will stay cool this summer with a new air-cooled coil chiller for its air conditioning system.

Daikin Applied of Minneapolis, Minn., made the only bid for the project. Clarkston School Board voted unanimously, April 14, to approve the $109,473 purchase and installation. The current chiller, which is 15 years old, will be replaced in June.

Mowing contract OK'd

Clarkston schools has a new contractor for lawn service. DM Burr of Flint will cut the grass at the district's 10 properties starting this year.

Clarkston schools reviewed six bids for lawn maintenance collaboratively with Lake Orion Community Schools. Cost per cut is $1,777. Based on 26 cuttings per year, cost per year would be $46,202. Total for the three-year bid is $138,606.

Race for Kids

The 6th Annual Chuck Keegan "Race for the Kids" will be on Saturday, May 3. Events include a 5K Run, 3K Walk, and a "Donut Dash" for children 10 and under. Children's activities also include face painting and a bounce house. 

The event will begin at the Clarkston Junior High Track. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; events begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $20 for the 5K Run or 3K Walk, and $5 for the "Donut Dash" and other children's activities. There is also a family rate of $50 for all events.

Proceeds provide scholarships for the Clarkston students. Register at or call 248 623-5631.

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