Township board differs over voting to pay bills

FLINT TWP. — It briefly looked like the township bills might not get paid on time last week, when the township board took an unusual, but not unprecedented, 4-3 vote against approving payments. It is not unusual for trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert to vote against the motion to pay the bills, based on some objection to those submitted. […]

Concessions required for C-A contracts

FLINT TWP. — Two more contract agreements reached between the Carman-Ainsworth school board with labor groups reached or exceeded a targeted 10 percent in concessions needed to meet budget deficiencies. At its June 18 meeting, after a brief closed session meeting, the board approved contract agreements with food service workers and administrators. The food service contract amounts to about $67,667 […]

Township may consider early payoff of police station

FLINT TWP. — The township has built up a tidy sewer and water fund reserve in recent years that township Supervisor Karyn Miller proposes borrowing from to pay off the debt on the township police station. The proposal first surfaced on the March agenda, but was removed. Miller brought up the subject again recently during the 2012 audit presentation. Miller […]

In brief

Police escort approved for Bikes on Bricks ride in the fall FLINT TWP. — As it has for the past five years, the township board has given approval for a police escort for Bikes on the Bricks. The 40-mile motorcycle ride starts at the Harley- Davidson dealership on Austin Parkway, heads north along side streets to Court Street then to […]

Township passes on purchase of foreclosed property

FLINT TWP. —About 78 foreclosed township properties are headed for public auction and possibly the growing ranks of land controlled by the Genesee County Land Bank. The township board unanimously approved last week returning to county control a list of tax reverted properties submitted by Genesee County Clerk Deb Cherry. Clerk Kim Courts said the township assessor reviewed the properties […]

Ciena Healthcare offers ‘Medical Hospitality’

GRAND BLANC – Mohamed Qazi, President of Ciena Healthcare, wants people to know that the brand new skilled nursing facility, Regency at Grand Blanc, is not just a another rehabilitation facility. “We’re trying to create a new model,” Qazi stated, “Our patients are really our guests,” he added, in trying to explain what he calls the “Medical Hospitality model”. From […]

The VIEW from here

Never a lack of license plates

Summer is in full swing now and I’m finding a lot of vanity plates on the roads of Genesee County and beyond. As always, people find the most funny, interesting ways to express themselves with their plates. Here’s a few I’ve dug up, some with the help of readers and friends: LOVE2H8 — They say there’s a fine line between […]

Township officers earn certifications as drug recognition experts

FLINT TWP. — Following up on erroneous public comment a few months ago about township police officers competing with Grand Blanc Township officers to see who could arrest the most drunk drivers, Police Chief George Sippert offered an explanation at the township board meeting last week. Two township officers—Michael Nemecheck and Nicholas Sabo—have been certified as Drug Recognition Experts under […]

EDC reviews new and improved businesses

FLINT TWP. — A proposed Renaissance Zone near Bishop International Airport and potential tenants for the old Best Buy and Border’s Books stores on Miller Road are among the economic development projects happening in the township in the past year, said Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement director, in an update presented last week at the annual meeting of the Economic Development […]