Community Voice

Let Your Voice Be Heard! The City of the Village of Clarkston would like to hear your thoughts and ideas for making our city better. Community Voice offers an open forum to allow you to submit ideas and engage in discussions with other community members about ways to improve our great city. To get started, you will need to create a profile through the Sign In feature at the top, right of the page. To see comments or suggestions by others, just click on the initiative or idea title. If you have an idea that is not listed, start a new suggestion in the burgundy box that says, “What’s your idea?” NOTE: The City of the Village of Clarkston reserves the right to remove any comments or suggestions at any time that are deemed inappropriate or offensive.
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  1. We need more art and public gathering spaces

    Other than our historic buildings, we have no public art, no city square, no statues, nothing. Depot Park is the only real gathering place but it is away from the every day traffic so there is less...
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    Feb 12, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  2. Storage of city vehicles and equipment

    Why is the city considering building an industrial garage in the heart of the city commercial/business district and blocking off the public from the park and Village Hall? Please consider using the...
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    Feb 12, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

    5Votes Up 0Votes Down 6Comments

  3. Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)

    Why does the city not allow rental of a part of a home or accessory dwelling units? It would allow more people to live in the Village with little additional burden on the infrastructure and possibly...
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    Feb 12, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  4. Can minutes of recent meetings be put on this web site?

    Recent meeting minutes for Council, HDC, Planning Commission and ZBA are not on this web site. An agenda for the February 9 HDC meeting is not available on February 6. It would help the public to have...
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    Feb 6, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  5. Document the discussion and recommendations of city committees.

    I see on the current website information that some committees have "notes", the Finance Committee says they take no minutes, and some committees have nothing. Although on the agenda, committee reports...
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    Feb 13, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

    4Votes Up 0Votes Down 1Comments

  6. More daytime activities

    The city is adding more restaurants which will require more parking in the evening. During the day there is always available parking so why not attract businesses that attract daytime traffic or at...
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    Feb 12, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  7. Review ways to limit lawsuits to offset anticipated MML expense in FY 2017.

    Discontinue discussion regarding any lawsuit against the owners of the downtown vacant corner lot.

    Mar 3, 2016 by Steve Wylie (53 points)

    3Votes Up 0Votes Down 1Comments

  8. Accessibility for everyone

    This could fall under many categories so I thought it best to put it here as a separate initiative. There are many sidewalks and crosswalks in the city that do not meet the accessibility standards of...
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    Feb 20, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  9. Meeting notification issues

    I saw 3 different dates for the next Facilities Committee. I planned to go to the meeting this morning, but then saw that the meeting time was changed again to Wed March 2. Please be sure the correct...
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    Mar 1, 2016 by Sue Wylie (56 points)

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  10. City services

    More than anything else, a city, state, village, etc, should provide services to its residents. These are services that can be best handled by pooling the tax money paid by the citizens. From my...
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    Apr 2, 2016 by Sue Wylie (56 points)

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  11. Encouragement

    Many young adults in the area receive Eno's around the holiday season. Enos are great on the go hammocks which use fabric straps in order to insure that trees are not harmed. It would be a grand idea...
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    Apr 19, 2016 by GoLions (5 points)

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  12. Exactly who is the "City of the Village of Clarkston"?

    Who is the Village of Clarkston? The description for the Community Voice says the "Village of Clarkston" reserves the right to remove any comments or suggestions at any time..." and the City of the...
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    May 4, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  13. DPW expansion in Depot Park

    The City feels comfortable spending $336,000 and an additional $107,000 in interest to expand the facilities in Depot Park. If the additional facilities are not built some equipment will have to be...
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    Mar 12, 2016 by Steve Wylie (53 points)

    0Votes Up 3Votes Down 1Comments

  14. Depot Park Improvements 1

    There are signs in Depot Park about a Community Conversation on November 16 at the Library to discuss plans for the park. The signs also say to put ideas in this section of the city web site. So far,...
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    Oct 25, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  15. Guidelines for work done in the Historic District

    There does not appear to be any guidelines for work in the city's historic district. Many other communities have these and they would help businesses and individuals know what is required and why when...
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    Mar 3, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  16. Sidewalk Snow Removal

    Winter is coming again and we will once again have the problem of when snow is removed from sidewalks. So that everyone understands the time and cost involved, I think the city should try and clear...
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    Oct 27, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  17. There should be a study of the comparative benefits of capital improvement projects

    The city is considering building a new garage and other Village Hall renovations at a cost of $25,000 per year or more with no definitive savings or return on that investment. Is there a greater...
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    Apr 20, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  18. Test

    Testing Community Voice

    Feb 29, 2016 by Deleted User (19 points)

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  19. Depot Park Improvements 2

    6. Consider community gardens and a tree nursery. 7. Create better access to the Village Hall so people do not have to use a commercial driveway and walk in front of a commercial garage. 8. Provide...
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    Oct 25, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  20. Improve Depot Street from Main Street to Depot Park

    There have been a lot of reports on social media of people driving the wrong way on Depot at Main. There is only a sidewalk on the north side as the south side has a tree blocking it. The tree on the...
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    Apr 14, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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  21. Comment on putting meters in for parking

    Saw on channel 7 ur thinking on putting meters in for parking. I lived in Dbn. When they did this. It was the worse decision they could make. Businesses suffered n they ended up removing them or...
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    May 2, 2017 by William Seeley (5 points)

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  22. Fix the street light at Miller and Holcomb.

    Very dangerous when it gets dark so early and drivers speed north on Holcomb.

    Nov 6, 2017 by Marc (5 points)

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  23. Removing ice on sidewalks

    Why can't the city remove ice from sidewalks? You have access to bulk salt and I assume once the streets and parking lots are done the city would have time to take care of this especially at Clarkston...
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    Feb 12, 2016 by Cory Johnston (33 points)

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