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January 16, 2013

Ritter retiring

In April, City Manager Dennis Ritter will end his service with the City of the Village of Clarkston.

Ritter took on the job of City Manager in June 2008.

"It was a difficult decision, but it's time for a new person with a new set of eyes and ideas to help the community prosper and grow and maintain its historic character," he said.

New township auditor

After over 20 years of using Plante Moran's auditing services, Independence Township is hiring a new firm for fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014.

By accepting UHY LLC's bid for auditing services, the township could save about $25,000. UHY LLC is a certified public accounting (CPA) firm located in Farmington Hills.

For 2012, UHY LLC bid $32,000, $32,640 for 2013, and $33,293 for 2014. For Plante Moran's auditing services, they proposed charging $56,965 for 2012, $58,675 for 2013, and $60,435 for 2014.

The board's decision to switch from Plante Moran to UHY LLC was unanimous.

Change of address

If you've been mailing your tax or sewer payments to Independence Township, you'll need to write a new address on the envelope. Independence Township isn't using a post office box since a mailbox was installed at Township Hall in December. Send correspondence to 6483 Waldon Center Dr., Clarkston, MI 48346.