Privatizing C-A custodial services being considered

FLINT TWP. — Bids responding to a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for custodial services were due back this week to Carman-Ainsworth school district administrators. It is the third year that the district has considered contracting out custodial services. Last year, RFPs were solicited for bus driver and custodial services but after serious consideration and contract negotiations, the board opted not […]

Board approves library improvements

FLINT TWP. — A $14,360 improvement project for the McCarty Library. 2071 Graham Road, including a $7,000 budget amendment, was approved 4-0 by the township board last week. Trustees George Menoutes, Barb Vert and Belenda Parker were absent. The board had budgeted $8000 this year for new carpet at the library which is a branch of the Genesee District Library […]

Board honors long-time public servant

FLINT TWP. — Richard Ruhala, a well-known attorney, was recognized at the township board meeting last week for 37 years of public service. A proclamation issued by the township board acknowledged him for serving as a township trustee from 1984 to 1990, for 17 years on the Planning Commission and five years on the Economic Development Board. He was cited […]

Good police work solves several crimes

FLINT TWP. — Bank robberies and home invasions were among crimes recently solved due to excellent police work, Township Police Chief George Sippert reported to the township board last week. “I am really proud of what our detectives did regarding bank robberies at Citizens Bank,” he said. “We solved a total of four Flint Township robberies.” The Citizens Bank branch […]

Local student receives WMU’s top undergraduate honor for 2013

FLINT TWP. — Danielle M. Mattar, a graduate of Carman-Ainsworth High School, has been named a 2013 Presidential Scholar at Western Michigan University, the highest honor that is bestowed on an undergraduate. She is one of is 44 students in WMU’s 6,386-member senior class to receive the award. The Presidential Scholar award goes to the most outstanding seniors in each […]

In brief

Tech whiz to talk to WFBA group FLINT TWP.— Mike Klein, CEO of Online Technologies, 5225 Exchange Dr., will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting from noon to 1:15 p.m. April 17 at Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet in the Target Plaza on Miller Road. Klein will talk about Cloud Computing for Small Business and […]

The VIEW from here

Sure sign of spring — potholes

I f you had any doubt spring is just around the corner, take a drive down almost any road in Genesee County and you’ll see — surer than pulling a furry rodent out of his hole in the dead of winter — that pothole season has arrived. That means spring can’t be too far away, that is, of course, if […]

Don Pablos grand reopening coming soon

FLINT TWP. — Looks like the wait will soon be over for hungry fans of Don Pablos Tex-Mex restaurant, 3145 Miller Rd. The popular restaurant has been closed since being damaged by a fire last July. Since then, ‘when are you gong to reopen?” has been the chief question from inpatient fans on the restaurant’s Facebook page. There’s no official […]

Company promotes businesses across the state

FLINT — Michigan83.com is reaching out to Genesee County businesses in April. The website works to promote Michigan companies for Michiganders in the state. Comapny president Bryan Slavens said, “My company began out of a growing need to promote Michigan companies. We offer an affordable service to help small businesses owners join forces with other companies across the state.” Services […]