Orange barrels are rolling out

FLINT TWP. — The Genesee County Road Commission has begun work on Miller Road between Linden and Dye Roads. Orange barrels are blocking the right lanes in that section and also placed at the westbound intersections approaching Linden at Miller and Miller at Dye. Heavy equipment and crews are also in the area. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes […]

Amendments proposed for water, sewer rate ordinances

FLINT TWP. — Amendments to ordinances dealing with sewer and water rates passed first reading on April 21 and are due for second reading and adoption at the township board’s next meeting on May 5. Without discussion, the board approved changes to Chapter 16 – Utilities. Full text of township ordinances is posted on its web site under ordinances. The […]

Computer upgrade approved for police department

FLINT TWP. — A $16,455 upgrade is needed to bring police department computers up to speed. The township board unanimously appoved the expenditure at its April 21 meeting. Trustees Barb Vert and George Menoutes were absent. The technology upgrade is needed because Microsoft, as of April 8, has discontinued support for its Windows XP operating system, which the police department […]

Fire department gains one, loses one

FLINT TWP. — The fire department has gained one on-call firefighter and lost another. Beefing up on-call staffing has been an ongoing effort for the fire department over the past few years, as a result of several veteran firefighters who quit, citing morale problems. Kevin Clary, a 10-year member, became the most recent long-timer to resign. He submitted his resignation […]

Detour ahead for I-75

FLINT TWP. — Northbound interstate traffic to and through Flint Township will need to take a roundabout approach for several days next week. MDOT has scheduled construction work that will close the northbound leg of I-75 between I-475 and U.S. 23 beginning May 4-8. Northbound through traffic will be routed to I-475 to reconnect with I-75 in Mt. Morris Township. […]

Twp. board rejects tavern license request

FLINT TWP. — The township board is not in favor of a tavern license requested by the Great Lakes Sandwich Company on Corunna Road and unanimously rejected it. Trustees Barb Vert and George Menoutes were absent. The decision was based on a recommendation from the police department to deny the request. “I have a list here of multiple violations of […]

In brief

Meet three Michigan authors at Barnes & Noble FLINT TWP. — Michigan authors Wally Miars, Daniel Apperson and Victor Lacca will be featured at a book signing event, 2-4 p.m. May 3 at Barnes & Noble bookstore, Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. Miars, of Charlotte, wrote “Alone Together,” about insights gained from his Great American Adventures hike through the world-famous […]

Lane Bryant moves to new spot

FLINT TWP. — Lane Bryant, one of the original retailers at Genesee Valley Center, is celebrating its 44th year of business at the mall with a move to a new location. The store has relocated to a unit formerly occupied by a Ruby Tuesday restaurant, which has an exterior entrance only directly accessible from the mall parking lot between the […]

HealthPlus insurance seminars held at library

FLINT — HealthPlus will partner with the Genesee District Library resulting in mid-Michigan’s largest health insurer providing six 45-minute seminars about lowcost health insurance options for county residents. The seminars are at GDL locations throughout Genesee County, are free to the public and require no reservation. MTA bus routes serve each library location. HealthPlus representatives will discuss affordable insurance options […]

In brief

Consumers sponsoring conference today GENESEE COUNTY — Consumers Energy will serve as the host sponsor for next week’s ACI National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show in Detroit, the nation’s leading educational and training event for professionals who work in the home energy-efficiency industry. More than 1,000 home performance professionals are expected to attend the three-day conference from April 29-May […]