Township turns down tax reverted properties

FLINT TWP. — Apparently there is no interest in eight, vacant, buildable lots on Boulder Drive in the Flagstone Pointe subdivision off River Road. Not even the township board wants them and recently refused ownership of them along with about 120 other parcels on the county’s list of tax reverted properties provided by the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office. Neighboring homes […]

Board says no to smaller planning commission

FLINT TWP. — At its Dec. 17 meeting, the township board rejected a proposal to downsize its planning commission. In a 4-3 decision, the board voted down an ordinance amendment that would reduce the number of commissioners from 9 to 7. Supervisor Karyn Miller and trustees Barb Vert and Belenda Parker, who voted in favor of the change, said it […]

New tenants set for former Circuit City store

FLINT TWP. —Three new stores are coming next year to the longvacant former Circuit City electronics store. 4071 Miller Rd. A site plan was approved by the township planning committee on Dec. 13, said Tracey Tucker, township economic enhancement director. Plans call for a complete upgrade of the building facade including the adjacent Pet Smart store at the left end […]

Genesee County schools close early due to threats

FLINT TWP. — Growing tension in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn. two week has prompted all Genesee County schools to close two days before the start of Christmas break. All Genesee County School Districts – including Carman- Ainsworth schools — closed Dec. 20- 21, according to a message sent out by the Genesee […]

In brief

Genesys Art Exhibit GRAND BLANC — In partnership with Genesys Hospice, the Grand Blanc Arts Council is featuring an exhibit of wildlife paintings by Dan Waltz through March 2 at Genesys Health Park on the second floor. Dan Waltz is known for his realistic renderings of wildlife, as seen in numerous publications, including Michigan Out-of-Doors. A resident of Grand Blanc, […]

Flint’s own world healing program

FLINT TWP. — Conflict has existed since the beginning of recorded history. People have died fighting wars in the name of peace, which seems like an oxymoron to me. Prayers for peace and healing are a daily ritual all over the world. The first formal announcement of a ‘World Healing Day’ was made by John Randolph Price on Jan. 1, […]

Township board revises weapons ban

FLINT TWP. — In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the township board interest in banning weapons from its meeting room took on a new sense of urgency. But it is bound by the state opencarry law which permits gun possession in some public places. A Code of Conduct approved earlier this month that […]

No pay for road advisory committee

FLINT TWP. — Members of the township Road Advisory Committee spend a lot of personal time and gas driving around observing road conditions and attending meetings. They want to be reimbursed for it and voted unanimously at their Nov. 19 meeting to ask the township board for a per diem of $50 per meeting for each member. That request was […]

Familiar name takes over Miller Road car dealership

FLINT TWP. — The name is up on the building and the lot is full of cars but the new Jim Waldron dealership on Miller Road is not quite ready to open yet. It will be some time after the first of the year, said Jim Waldron Jr., co-owner of the recently purchased facilities at 4140 Miller Road, formerly occupied […]

Caregiver Retreat seeking participants

SWARTZ CREEK — The first ever “Caring for the Caregiver” Retreat & Symposium will take place May 18 at the Birch Run Expo and Convention Center in Birch Run. The event will be hosted by The Nancy DeKatch Caregiver Institute, a 501©3 organization in Michigan. The focus of the retreat is on providing caregivers with educational resources, expert advice and […]