Firefighter resignation raises staffing concerns

FLINT TWP. — One of two staff resignations submitted to the township board last week prompted a discussion about improving retention and morale. The board accepted letters of resignation from Patricia Watson, a communications operator in the police department and Christa Shulters, an on-call firefighter. Watson indicated she was leaving to accept a job out of state. But Shulters letter […]

Board member car allowance eliminated

FLINT TWP. — In an ongoing effort to cut costs, the township board has voted for the second time this month to cut its own benefits. By a unanimous vote, with Treasurer Sandra Wright absent, the board eliminated the car allowance for the supervisor, clerk and treasurer. “To help deal with the township’s financial difficulties, the unions and employees have […]

Fallen soldier is third C-A casualty

FLINT TWP. —Gov. Rick Snyder ordered flags flown at half-mast statewide on Tuesday in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly, 25, of Flint Township. Lilly died June 14 from injuries caused by an improvised explosive device while on active duty in Operation Enduring Freedom in Panjway, Afghanistan. He was a 2005 graduate of Carman- Ainsworth High School. Funeral […]

Area law enforcement chimes in on new fireworks law

GENESEE COUNTY — A new state law, Act 256 of 2011, regarding the sale of fireworks went into effect Jan. 1. The law regulates the sale of consumer fireworks, a grade of explosives which include roman candles, bottle rockets, missile-type rockets and arial fireworks. According to City of Burton’s attorney Richard Austin, the law recognizes 30 days in which consumer […]

County/national health care plans discussed

FLINT TWP. — Pam Nelson, Genesee County Health Plan community outreach specialist, made a presentation at the June 18 township board meeting about the millage renewal on the November ballot to continue providing health care for low-income people. “We are making the rounds to make sure people are aware of what is going on,” Nelson said. GHP is not an […]

In brief

Getting it Right FLINT TWP. — The following paragraphs were left off of an article last week about tax reverted properties in the township: Other hefty tax bills include a residential improved property with a $24,934 total bill dating back to 2007. Most delinquencies range from about $3,000 to $8,000 including interest and fees. Properties go into forfeiture when taxes […]

Township resident among victims of convicted serial killer

GENESEE COUNTY — Serial killer Elias Abuelazam was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for the Aug. 2, 2010 murder of Arnold Minor, 49, of Flint, according to a press release issued Monday by Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton. Blood found on the shoelace of tennis shoes belonging to Abuelazam was key among DNA evidence that […]

Sheap shearing returns to the fair

GENESEE COUNTY — The sheepshearing contest will again be a highlight of the Genesee County Fair, according to organizer Deb Caryl. Started three years ago, Caryl said the sheep-shearing competition, which draws contestants from all over the country, will be back on Aug. 16 at 4 p.m.Caryl Caryl, co-owner of the D&S Farm, 1110 S. Cummings Rd., Davison Township, said […]