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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Summer 2017 Newsletter


Sandhill_Crane_chick_three_days_youngSummer 2017 Newsletter


City Council Petitions

Three city council positions are up for election on November 7, 2017.  Nominating petitions for these positions are available from the City Clerk, Sandy Miller, at the city offices at 375 Depot St.  The petitions and Affidavits of Identity are due to the city offices at by 4pm July 25, 2017.  You can contact the clerk at or at 248-625-1559. 

Stay Connected with Events in the Community

Sign up for notification about events in the city and the Clarkston community with Notify Me on the City of the Village of Clarkston website.  With your email address or cell phone number, citizens can sign up for email or text message notification for your choice of the following: City Newsletters, City Alerts, City Jobs, City News Flashes, Community Events, Calendar Notifications, and City Agenda notifications. Sign up at

Get Involved with Your City

Individual people, groups, and businesses can get involved in Clarkston by adopting one of the City gardens. Several gardens are still available, so get together with family members or a group of friends and take over one of the gardens.  The Adopt-A-Garden program includes planting, plant maintenance, weeding, litter control, plus spring and fall cleanup.  If you are interested, please contact the Clarkston city offices at 248-625-1559. 

Individuals are also occasionally needed to serve on city boards, commissions, and committees.  The city groups include the Board of Review, Historic District Commission, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Communications Committee, Facilities Committee, Finance Committee, Friends of Depot Park Committee, Walkability Committee, Parking Committee, and Tree & Garden Committee.  If you are interested or have questions about these groups, contact Mayor Steve Percival .

Concerts in the Park - Habitat in the Park

The last concert in the park is Habitat in the Park, presented by My Habitat Clarkston at Depot Park on Friday July 28, 7pm-9pm. The Regulators, a country-rock band will perform.

Building Permits

The City of the Village of Clarkston building department reminds property owners to pull the proper permits for any new construction, addition, change, or repair to a building (including reroofs, fireplaces, swimming pools, etc.). You can file a single building permit application for all work on a project including building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, etc. online on our website at or fill one out at City Hall at 375 Depot. Only a licensed contractor or the property owner can apply for and receive a building permit. Please note: All exterior changes to any structure or property within the historic district – old or new construction – first require review and approval by the Clarkston Historic District Commission (HDC). This means any change beyond paint color, including but not limited to siding, window replacement, door replacement, any demolition or addition, also addition or removal of architectural elements, and major character-defining landscaping characteristics, including fences. HDC review applications are available on the website or at City Hall. If you have any questions regarding your project please contact the building department at 248-625-1559.

Congratulations to the 2017 Clarkston Community Awards Winners

Congratulations to this year's Clarkston Community Award Citizen of the Year, Rich Little, and the Community Beautification / Preservation award winner. Jim Brueck, both of whom are city residents.  Congratulations Jim and Rich, for these will deserved of Awards.

City Staff

Welcome to the newest members to the city staff, Mike Speagle, who has worked as the supervisor of the Department of Public Works since June 2016, and Greg Coté, who is the city treasurer. 

Contact Information

City Offices Phone:  248-625-1559

City Offices Fax:      248-625-3770

Staff Emails:

City Manager, Jonathan Smith 

City Clerk, Sandy Miller,

Treasurer, Greg Coté

Enforcement Officer and Building Department Head, TBD  Call the city office

Department Public Works Supervisor, Mike Speigel

Administrative Assistant, Marcy Rotondo, 

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