Township signs up with alternative gas, electric provider

FLINT TWP. — With an eye to cutting energy costs, the township board has joined a growing list of businesses and residents switching from Consumers Energy Co. to an alternative natural gas and electricity provider. In a 4-2 vote last week, the board made the change after a presentation from Thomas F. Maher, president and founder of Consumer Energy Options […]

Grass, weed contracts conditionally approved

FLINT TWP. — To cut costs, some township board members balked at renewing contracts for grass and weed cutting services this year. At its April 2 meeting, the board consideredaalawnmaintenance contract with Michigan DPW of Flushing and a separate contract for weed control provided by Mike’s Lawn Service on Bristol Road. The DPW contract renewal added seven new work areas […]

Police Blotter

Good Samaritan robbed by teens FLINT TWP. — A resident in the 5200 block of Tokay Drive reported to police that she was robbed by two teens she let into her home to feed because they said they were hungry. The victim said that at about 7 p.m. on April 6 she let a male and a female she did […]

Township will pay to salt roads twice this year

FLINT TWP. — The township board will participate in the Genesee County Road Commission’s 2012 Dust Control Program and has agreed to pay for two applications of calcium chloride on unpaved public limestone and gravel roads. The Road Commission will pick up the total cost of the first application in late April of a 38 percent calcium chloride mixture at […]

Officer to be promoted to sergeant

FLINT TWP. — A township police officer soon will be promoted to sergeant to fill a need for more experienced supervisors, at the request of Police Chief George Sippert. At its April 2 meeting, the township board authorized Sippert to request an eligible candidate for promotion from the Civil Service Commission. The budgeted position is open due to recent retirements […]

Board mulls surplus property policy

FLINT TWP. — A request from the Fire Department to sell surplus equipment online came with a legal opinion from the township attorney about public property sales. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved a request last week from Fire Chief John Ringwelski to sell 100 lengths of fire hose and 15 used air tanks on the eBay auction or Craigslist […]

In brief

Warehousing leader to speak to WFBA FLINT TWP.— Rick Valley, vice president of NorthGate, 3367 Corunna Road, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the West Flint Business Association, noon to 1:15 p.m. April 18., at Valley Coney Island on the southwest corner of Miller and Linden roads. Valley will talk about how his company move goods […]

Mom and pop printing business opens with a zip

FLINT TWP. — If the name of a new business on Bristol Road – Zuddles – doesn’t make you stop and wonder, then the bright colors and blue cheetah logo prominently displayed on the entrance sign and vehicle parked out front probably will get your attention. Zuddles is the brainchild of Kelly Sharkey of Burton who owns the commercial design, […]

In brief

Progressive AE launches beta version of LEED App for Earth Day STATEWIDE — Progressive AE has developed its first mobile app to aid Project Teams seeking LEEDTM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Progressive AE’s LEED PAL, or LEED Photo Album Log, will be used by its clients to streamline the LEED process. The app will serve as a […]