Source: Sherman Publications

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August 14, 2013

Voters say no to

Orion School Bond

Voters rejected two Bond Propositions for Lake Orion Community Schools on Tuesday, August 6.

Some Clarkston-area residents living in the Orion school district voted on the proposals that, combined, would have allowed the district to borrow over $32 million to acquire and install new technology. The proposals would have also allowed schools to remodel, equip and refurnish facilities for a multitude of purposes and to enhance security.

The bond would have also been used to improve facilities and athletic fields. Total results for Proposition A was Yes 3,517 No 4,965; and Proposition B, Yes 3,494 and No 4,967.

Vacancies on

local TV board

Independence Township is seeking three volunteers to serve on a board to oversee the Cooperative Public Access Television Center located in Clarkston High School. Independence Television, the areas public access channel, was recently set to move from a Maybee Road studio to the school.

Duties for those serving on the board will include reviewing and providing recommendations regarding operations. The nine member board will meet at least quarterly to discuss programming, budget, staffing and overall development. Each appointed citizen volunteer will hold a three year term.

The board will include the Schools’ Video manager and Township’s Television manager as non-voting members, and seven voting members comprised of a member from the Board of Education, a member of the township’s Board of Trustees, two citizens appointed by the Board of Education, as well as three Independence Township citizens appointed by the Township Board.

Anyone interested can call independence Township Supervisor Pat Kittle at 248-625-5111.