Ready to Roll

New fire union rep hopes to solve morale issues

FLINT TWP. — Township firefighter Kevin Clary recently introduced himself to the township board as the new union representative for on-call firefighters and said he’s ready to do whatever it takes to improve working conditions. Speaking during public comment, Clary said he wants to work with the board to once-and-for-all resolve ongoing morale and personnel issues in the fire department […]

Catch basins to be repaired

FLINT TWP. — Thanks to a mild winter, flooding was a bigger problem than snow removal in the township this year. That has left money available for repairs to 18 catch basins in a project approved last week by the township board. Supervisor Karyn Miller explained that none of $55,000 budgeted for snowplowing last year was used, as stipulated in […]

Genesee library branches offer reptile, finance programs

Story Time with Miss Carol • Preschoolers come join the fun with interactive stories with Miss Carol at the Grand Blanc McFarlen Library, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Sept. 24. on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Visit to register. • Popular children’s Author Johnathan Rand to visit the Grand Blanc library. Author of […]

Flint Twp. selling voting machines

FLINT TWP. — A reduction in precincts has left the township with more voting equipment than it needs and created the opportunity to bring in a bit of income by selling a surplus election machine to Davison Township. The township board voted unanimously at its Sept. 10 meeting to the sell the equipment for $1,500. Clerk Kim Courts said the […]

In transition

CAMS becomes new YouthQuest site

FLINT TWP. — Carman- Ainsworth Middle School is one of four sites added this year to the YouthQuest after-school and summer program. Other new sites for the growing youth development program are at Carter Elementary in the Montrose School District, LakeVille Middle School in the LakeVille School District and the International Academy of Flint, the first charter school site. CAMS […]

In brief

Rummage sale at Life Enrichment Center FLINT TWP. — A rummage sale will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Life Enrichment Center, at the corner of Dye and Lennon roads. Hours are: Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, clearance items will be half price from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Details: Call 810-736-6249 or 810-733-1600. — G.G. Shared municipal […]

Smiley, Faris: State should back ‘green’ laws

BURTON — State Rep. Charles Smiley (D-50th District) and Pam Faris (D), candidate for 48th district Michigan House of Representatives, held a press conference at Kelly Lake Monday morning to address the restoring of Michigan’s polluter pay laws, which included increased oversight and accountability for corporations. Smiley said the government has the responsibility to keep the corporations in line. According […]

Bishop invites kids to learn about aviation

FLINT TWP. — Youth Aviation Day at Bishop Airport will be held from 9 a.m. until noon this Saturday (Sept. 22). It is designed to give kids from about ages 8-16 a close-up look at airplanes and to talk to pilots about flying them, said Kurt Schulze of the Civil Air Patrol, Bishop Airport Senior Squadron, which is cosponsoring the […]