Medical marijuana zoning ordinance passes 5-2

FLINT TWP. — A Medical Marijuana zoning ordinance is now on the books in Flint Township. After months of discussion, three moratorium extensions and one last try at postponement, the Board of Trustees adopted the ordinance amendment 5-2 at its Monday night meeting. The controversial ordinance amendment passed first reading back in March but has been delayed by concerns about […]

Firefighters picket the municipal hall to protest fire service

FLINT TWP. — Firefighters protesting potential layoffs and cutbacks to fire services picketed outside the township municipal hall before the township board meeting Monday night. About 25 firefighters and their supporters passed out fliers on the street then aired their grievances during the public comment portion of the board meeting. “Despite a $3.6 million fund balance, the township board is […]

Liquor license being sought by restaurant to boost business

FLINT TWP. — Diners wanting a glass of wine to go with their kebabs and falafels at Taboon Middle Eastern Restaurant soon may get their wish. The township board of trustees recently gave its approval to a request to transfer a Class C liquor license to Taboon, 3393 S. Linden Rd., from Laredo Steakhouse, G-2324 S. Ballenger. The application also […]

Bikes on the Bricks motorcycles parade through Flint Township on 40-mile ride

FLINT TWP. — If the spectacle and sport of the Back to the Bricks annual car show leaves you revved up for more, come on back next month for the Bikes on the Bricks motorcycle festival, organized by the Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Board of Trustees has given the green light for township roads to be used […]

In brief

Tent sale planned FLINT TWP. — Heads up tool lovers. Harbor Freight Tools, the discount store at 4333 Miller Road, is planning two big tent sales. The township Board of Trustees approved the store’s request to hold tent sales from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 26-28 and again on Oct. 3. Permission includes setup and take-down days for a 20-by-30-foot white, […]

Higher water bills on tap

FLINT TWP — Water bills are going up in October. An average quarterly water rate increase of $13.30 for residential homes, based on an estimated 3,750 cubic feet of usage, was approved 5-2 by the Board of Trustees Monday night. Commercial rate increases can not be estimated due to variations in meter size and water usage. Water supplier Detroit has […]

Carman-Ainsworth schools calendar for coming school year

FLINT TWP. — It’s time to start back-toschool planning so here’s the calendar for the 2011-2012 school year at Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools. • Teachers (Full Day) Aug. 30-31 • Labor Day Recess Sept. 2-5 • Students Report (Full Day) Sept. 6 • Late Start Wednesdays begin Oct. 5 • Homecoming (parade) Oct. 14 • End of 1st Marking Period for […]

Jobs coming in the fall with opening of new auto parts store

FLINT TWP. — Seems it’s been a while since there was new construction on Corunna Road but the building now going up just east of Dutcher Road is the future home of an O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store. Site plans approved by the township Commission in February allow for a 7,500 squarefoot building with a brick/stone facade, a brick belt on […]

Genesee County youth to benefit from $160,000 in grants

FLINT — The Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced the receipt of $160,000 earmarked for youth-focused activities from Career Alliance, Ruth Mott Foundation and A.G. Bishop Trust. The funding will benefit young people in the region by providing leadership and preemployment training designed to teach students the basics of teamwork, business etiquette, work ethics, communication, goal setting and conflict […]