‘Tis the season of giving



Board passes 2014 budget




FLINT TWP. — With two trustees still steadfastly opposing, the township board passed its disputed 2014 budget Monday night. Budget approval failed last month in a split vote, raising the question whether it would pass muster by the end of the year in time to legally meet next year’s expenses. Trustee Frank Kasle, who was among the dissenters last time, […]

Employee contracts, stipends approved for 2014-15




FLINT TWP. — Under the shadow of a budget dispute, the township board approved contract agreements with four labor unions Monday night. But the vote was not unanimous. Bya6to1vote,theboardapproved 2014-15 contracts for AFSCME Local 1918-01 (clerical); command officers, patrol officers and the Professional Firefighters Local 1425. Contract details were not disclosed. Trustee Frank Kasle cast the lone dissenting vote. “I […]

Flint Township projected population stagnant growth




FLINT TWP. — Population projections for the year 2040 show little growth in Flint Township, according to information provided by David Arceo, who represents the township on the Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance. Arceo also is a county road commissioner and former township road advisory board member. In an update presented to the township board, Arceo provided data from the recently […]

Police department gets free police rescue vehicles




FLINT TWP. — The Police Department has a new crime-fighting vehicle – a military-grade Humvee courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense Revitalization and Marketing Office (DRMO) 1033 Program. The 1033 Program permits the Secretary of Defense to give away Department of Defense supplies and commodities to state and local law enforcement for use in their duties, according to Police […]

In brief



WFBA hosts annual Christmas prize giveaway FLINT TWP.— A sapphire and diamond pendant will be the top prize given away at the West Flint Business Association’s 14th annual Holiday Scholarship Fundraiser, 11 a.m., Dec. 11, in the meeting room at Teppanyaki Grill, G- 3583 Miller Road (Genesee Crossings/Target Plaza). Non-members are welcome to attend. A $15 donation at the door […]

Carman-Ainsworth buying buses on time




FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth is purchasing three new school buses for $282,753. The 72-passenger buses were purchased from Holland Bus Company on an installment contract with PNC Equipment Finance. The terms of the installment purchase contract are for an interest rate of 2.09 percent for five years. C-A school buses are used to transport about 3,000 students daily over 560,000 […]

Teenage Block Club taking off in Flint



FLINT — How many block club meetings did you attend as a teenager? The 2nd Chance Church Teenage Block Club on the south side of Flint has met 12 times, and they have only just begun. The club is comprised of 12 young men between the ages of 13-17, whom live in the neighborhood surrounding Second Chance Baptist Church, 1950 […]

A few favorite Christmas movies



The holiday season is upon us and everywhere we turn we are being bombarded with Christmas marketed in some way or another. Commercials on TV, displays in the stores which were there before the Halloween decorations came down and the local classic radio station playing Christmas music 24/7 through the holiday. When it comes to Christmas-themed movies, I’m not a […]

Upsca le big and tall men’s store now open




FLINT TWP. — Just in time to capture a share of Black Friday shoppers, a Destination XL (DXL) store opened at 4385 Miller Rd. last week. Massachusetts-based DXL is a superstore serving big and tall men. It offers an upscale one-stop-shop array of merchandise designed to give big men more fashionable choices not typically available at other retailers. More than […]


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