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May 14, 2014 - M-15 road work

Construction on M-15 to start this week.

The $4.1 million project will resurfacec about 8.6 miles of M-15, from Wolf Road in Ortonville to Dixie Highway in Independence Township.

During the project, which will last until about November, crews will remove about 1 ½ inch of pavement from the road surface. Other work will include resurfacing and upgrading sidewalk ramps to bring them into American’s with Disability Act (ADA) compliance.

For more information about the process call Clarkston City Hall at 248-625-1559.

Urban farming OK

The State of Michigan recently passed a law allowing municipalities to ban residents from raising livestock and fowl in their yards.

Clarkston has no interest in such an ordinancee,  said City Manager Carol Eberhardt.

“Several city residents do raise fowl and many have large gardens, some in front yards,” Eberhardt said.

The City Ordinance Committee reviewed the ordinance about a month ago and voted unanimously not to prohibit residents from raising farm animals.

Eberhardt said the decision was unanimous because the city supports the urban farming concept.

Diaper drive

Clarkston chapter of Mothers & More launched a “Little Change” Diaper Drive during the month of May.  

“This is no small donation,” said Priscilla Perkins, Lighthouse Chief Development Officer. “A case of diapers costs upwards of $50.00 and we are always in need.”  

At Neiman’s Family Market, 7121 Dixie Highway, will be selling specially marked diaper packages for the diaper drive

donation sites also include Lil’ Peoples’ Place, 6475 Waldon Center Drive, and Busy Bodies, 6678 Dixie Highway.

Clarkston Area Mothers & More at 6255 Shapie Road, Clarkston, MI 48348.

Call 248-920-6000.

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