Public hearings set for proposed roundabout, budget

FLINT TWP. — Residents who want a say in township spending matters will get that chance at three upcoming public hearings. The board has set the public hearings for its Oct. 15 meeting which begins at 7 p.m. and held at the township hall, 1490 South Dye Rd. One hearing concerns a proposal to place a traffic roundabout at Dye […]

Township firefighter issues still hot

FLINT TWP. — The good news is that no more township on-call firefighters resigned this week, as has been the case at several board meetings in recent months. Even better news is that that the township board has approved the conditional hiring of eight new on-call firefighters. They are Abner Anthony, Megan Dean, Aaron Graham, Susan Hudgins, Anthony Miller, David […]

Senior pavillion to get new roof

FLINT TWP. — J & E Home Improvement Inc. on Dye Road is the winner bidder to make repairs to the wooden pavilion behind the township senior citizens center on Graham Road. The township board selected J & E’s $4,170 bid over two others. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said J & E owner Jim Nelson has done previous work for […]

National, State groups endorse Proposal 3

FLINT — Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs, a bipartisan coalition of Michigan businesses, labor organizations, health care advocates and other groups that support Proposal 3, a ballot initiative to increase Michigan‘s renewable energy standard to 25 percent by 2025, announced the endorsement of Proposal 3 by several national and state environmental and conversation groups at a press conference in Flint on […]

In brief

Plan ahead for long ballot FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kim Courts has issued notice that the Nov. 6 election ballot is two pages long and recommends that voters prepare themselves by looking it over in advance. She is providing instructions at the township hall directing voters to a web site — michigan. gov/ vote — where they can pull up […]

Police Blotter

A rash of commercial burglaries FLINT TWP. — Break-ins at two businesses in a building in the 3300 block of Beecher Road were among several commercial burglaries during the past week, according to police reports. In one incident, police were called to a building in the 3300 block of Beecher Road at about 11 p.m. on Sept. 29. A witness […]

PEG funds released to schools

FLINT TWP. — A $14,000 allocation of Public, Educational and Government (PEG) funding to local school districts for cable channel access was approved bay the Flint Township Board last week. PEG funds are provided through an agreement with Comcast Cable Co. which returns a percentage of franchise fees to the community for public access TV programs. Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools, Flushing […]

Weekend getaways to enjoy peak color season

Cooler nights, crisp days, brilliant color, pumpkin patches, winery tours and festivals galore — it has to be autumn in Michigan. Check out these great Michigan fall events. Great Waters Festival Saint Ignace October 6-7, 2012 The bounty of fall and the best that Michigan has to offer– that’s what you’ll find at this festival. Visit the tents and partake […]

The VILLA ‘movement’ has arrived

FLINT TWP. — The store locator on Villa’s website still says that its new store at Genesee Valley Center is “coming soon” but regular mall shoppers probably already know that the footwear store opened nearly two weeks ago. The store is doing what they call a “soft opening,” said Kristen Cassabon, mall marketing manager. That’s typically a brief test period […]