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Fire dept. budget amendment headed to closed session

FLINT TWP. — It’s back to behind closed doors for the township Board of Trustees to make another decision about fire department business. Presented at its meeting last week with a proposal to amend the fire department’s 2012 budget, the board voted 5-2 to table the decision and schedule a closed session with its attorney to discuss it. With trustees […]

Road commission director discusses transportation issues

FLINT TWP. — In his “annual pilgrimage” to talk road work to the township board last week, Genesee County Road Commission Director John Daly delivered the disappointing news that legislation signed that day by Gov. Rick Snyder will allow the dissolution of county road commissions. The township board was one of many municipalities that adopted a resolution in recent months […]

HMC unveils new state-of-the-art emergency dept. expansion project

FLINT TWP. — A newly expanded emergency department at Hurley Medical Center will offer twice the size of the previous facility when it officially opens to the public at 5 a.m. on March 4. Hurley provided a sneak peak at the new Paul F. Reinhart Emergency Trauma Center in a special ceremony Friday, attended by media, elected officials and community […]

List of 2012 road improvements approved

FLINT TWP. — Township Trustee George Menoutes wasn’t happy to hear a bumpy patch of Calkins Road was not included in proposed road improvements in the township this year ,but joined unanimous approval of a 2012 Road Improvements Projects plan last week, as recommended by the township Road Advisory Committee. Advisory Board members David Arceo, Dave Huffman and Ken Grover […]

In brief

Store closing update FLINT TWP.— In continued good news, no local Sears or Kmart stores are on a new list of closing stores released Feb. 23 by Ill.-based Sears Holdings. An additional 15 stores added to the list of 81 closings announced in late December do not include any Michigan stores. Sears said in December that it would close 100 […]

The DM Burr Group – taking care of buildings

Many business owners, healthcare and school administrators are now able to focus more intently on their business because The DM Burr Group is busy taking care of their buildings. The DM Burr Group’s professionals are experts in facilities management, including disaster restoration, security solutions and mechanical systems. Leading this fast-growing company is Chief Executive Officer order before David Burr. Burr […]

Outdoor sales starting up

FLINT TWP. — As a marketing strategy, a tent going up in a store’s parking lot sends a message to consumers that there are bargains to be found. The year has barely warmed up but the fun has already begun. A big sale at the Patsy Lou Williamson Megalot last weekend was one of three tent sales recently approved by […]

I-69 International Trade Corridor approved

FLINT — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Strategic Fund Board approved the Act 7 inter-local agreement for the I-69 International Trade Corridor to become the state’s largest Next Michigan Development Corporation, Feb. 27. The I-69 NMDC covers four counties — Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair and Shiawassee – 33 municipalities, major transportation assets such as Bishop International Airport, Canadian National […]

Citizens Bank sponsors crime prevention program

FLINT TWP. — When legendary Michigan rocker Bob Seger holds his next concert, he may have a fan in the audience who actually awoke to the sound of his thunder. Management at Willowbrook Manor on Beecher Road have tentatively decided to spend a recent donation to send an elderly resident to a Seger concert because his music was playing when […]