MALL MASH



Officer dismissed for second time in a year




FLINT TWP. — For the second time in less than a year, the township board has unaniminously voted to terminate Flint Township Police Officer Matthew Needham. After a 90-minute closed session with board labor attorney Steve Shultz, the board returned to open session to fire Needham based on their private discussion and the recommendation of Police Chief George Sippert. After […]

2013 budget narrowly passes




FLINT TWP. —For awhile there, it looked like the township’s 2013 general fund budget was not going to pass muster at the board meeting Monday night. But Trustee Frank Kasle changed his mind after an extensive board discussion and joined Supervisor Karyn Miller and Clerk Kim Courts in passing the budget in a close 3 -2 vote. Trustees Belenda Parker […]

Board awards heating, cooling contract




FLINT TWP. — Acceptance of a contract with ATI Group of Flushing will bring all of the township’s building heating and cooling maintenance under one domain. In a 6-1 vote at its Oct. 15 meeting, the township board approved ATI’s bid of $1,030 annually to handle maintenance at five township buildings — the township hall, the senior citizens center and […]

Raising funds for statue




FLINT — ELGA Credit Union and Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy presented a check for $12,950 to Back to the Bricks founder Al Hatch at a press conference in downtown Flint at the Kearsley Street Lot, Oct. 24. The funds raised during the 2012 American Muscle Motorway event will enable the Bricks Automotive Pioneer State Fund to install the Walter P. Chrysler […]

Reports outlines progress of 2-1-1 call center




GENESEE COUNTY — Resource Genesee released an annual report to the community on the progress of its 2-1-1 call center on Oct. 30. By dialing 2-1-1, callers can receive confidential access to health and human service information and referrals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 2-1-1 service provides callers with help on such issues as food, housing, […]

In brief



Santa Claus coming to town FLINT TWP. — Santa Claus will arrive at Genesee Valley Center at 6 p.m. on Nov. 9, presented by the Genesee District Library. The Flint Township Fire Department will escort Santa to the Outdoor Village where the Flint Festival Youth Chorus will be on hand to herald his arrival. Santa will then proceed inside for […]

Police car purchase OK’d




FLINT TWP. — Township police officers are getting two new sets of wheels. The township board on Monday night approved the purchase of two of two 2013 Dodge Charger police vehicles at a cost of $49,704 — $24,852 each. They will replace two aging police cars currently in use, said Police Chief George Sippert. One has 184,899 miles on it […]

Township board retains four-day work week




FLINT TWP. — An attempt to return operating hours at the township hall to five days a week was defeated in a 4-2 vote by the township board at its October 15 meeting. Trustee George Menoutes first raised the issue at the Sept. 17 board meeting, asking that it be placed for consideration on the Oct. 1 meeting agenda. That […]

Juveniles arrested for BB gun shootings




BURTON — Burton police arrested two Burton juveniles Oct. 26 in connection with the BB gun damage that happened along I-69 and Belsay Road. The subjects were taken into custody on Burton’s north end around 12:30p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. BB guns were recovered at the scene of the arrest. Police did find BB pellets that had been left in the […]


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