Post Number: 1060
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 7:38 am: || |
Independence wants merger with Clarkston
Web-posted Mar 22, 2007
By NATALIE LOMBARDO
Of The Oakland Press
http://www.theoaklandpress.com /stories/032207/loc_2007032237 .shtml
Post Number: 5645
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 12:03 pm: || |
First Farmington and Farmington Hills want to merge then comes Clarskton and Independence TWP.
Highland Park, Hamtramck, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Redford TWP. merge with Detroit.
R.O. TWP. merge with Oak Park
Lathrup Village, Bingham Farms, Pleasant Ridge and Beverly Hills merge with Southfield.
Wayne and Garden City merge with Westland.
Ypsilanti TWP. merge with Ypsilanti.
All five Grosse Pointes merge.
Berkley, Huntington Woods merge with Royal Oak.
Center Line merge with Warren.
Post Number: 3883
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 12:09 pm: || |
Only one problem with Royal Oak Twp and Royal Oak merging Danny... they don't touch each other.
Post Number: 208
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 2:18 pm: || |
I hate to stick up for Danny, but that's not what he said.
Post Number: 139
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 2:25 pm: || |
Pleasant Ridge is nowhere near Southfield.
Also, I find it interesting that Clarkston (a city) wants to UNincorporate and become part of the township. When I saw the thread title, I assumed Independence would be annexed into Clarkston. Is there any precedent for townships taking over cities?
And I can't believe that some Independence Township residents actually think they live in Clarkston. Even exurbanites aren't THAT dumb. :-)
Post Number: 1266
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 2:27 pm: || |
The independence twp mailing address is Clarkston. Momma and Papa Chitaku live there and own the Big Boy on Dixie near M-15
Post Number: 47
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 2:32 pm: || |
Good I hope this happens, and stuff like the things Danny mentioned.
Its the only way we can rationalize our screwed-up juxtaposition of municipal governments. We can't pay for all of it as it is!
Post Number: 140
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 2:33 pm: || |
Nevertheless, how do you miss the "Welcome to Independence Township" signs you pass every time you go home, or that huge water tower just off the expressway with Independence Township written on it, or the county park named after Independence Township, or the fact that you're not paying Clarkston city taxes...it just blows my mind.
Post Number: 1267
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 2:54 pm: || |
by the way screw the independence Township board and their law against signs. We couldn't even have a statue at our big Boy. What Big Boy doesn't have a statue?
Post Number: 258
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 4:24 pm: || |
They should keep the name Independence Twp it sounds better than Clarkston Twp
Post Number: 133
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 9:25 pm: || |
Chitaku, the Big Boy on Telegraph in Bloomfield Hills/Twp also doesn't have a statue, at least that I'm aware of. Now that I think of it, the one in Union Lake might also be statue-free. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Fareast, there is no such township as Clarkston. Clarkston is a city (actually called the City of the Village of Clarkston no less!) and it's surrounded by Independence Twp.
Post Number: 259
|Posted on Friday, March 23, 2007 - 9:28 pm: || |
I know what Clarkston is I just think that instead of Clarkston Twp they should keep the township called Independence. Clarkston could continue to exist as a Census Defined PLace.
Post Number: 5295
|Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 12:10 am: || |
If you read the article, you can see that Clarkson is rather wary of the idea. The title of the article is deceiving.
But, many in Clarkson may end up wanting to decorporate (word?). If they revert back to township status their taxes drop. Clarkson really doesn't make since. It's a half-square-mile in size, and shares a lot of its services with Independence Township, anyway. It's basically a neighborhood enclave.
It would have been nicer to see Independence wanting become Clarkson instead of vice-versa, though. I think once you get past 10,000 persons you should have to incorporate, anyway. Places like Canton Township just don't make since as townships besides them wanting to stay tax havens (i.e. leeches).
Post Number: 261
|Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 10:20 am: || |
It is funny how in the 50's and 60's township incorporated and seemed proud of it. Warren, Sterling Heights, Warren, Novi, etc. Now they do not incorporate such as MAcomb Twp, Clinton Twp, Canton Twp, Shelby Twp, Waterford Twp, and on and on
Post Number: 835
|Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 2:07 pm: || |
another problem danny plesant ridge doesnt border southfield.