Zoning updates pass second reading and adoption

FLINT TWP. — From now on, tent sale applications will not be approved by the township board. Instead they need only pass muster with the building, police and fire departments. But they are now required to be tied to the use of the adjoining business. Third party vendors are no longer allowed. The change protects the interests of established businesses […]

Popular path

When the dust clears from road construction underway on Norko Drive, recreational paths at the increasingly popular Flint Township Park will be connected to the Genesee Valley Trail extending nearly three miles east almost to the Flint City limits on Corunna Road. The repaving project scheduled to begin Aug. 18 got a late start when road crews were tied up […]

Survey says?

Twp. needs response from residents to repair River Forest Rd.

FLINT TWP. — Residents in the River Forest subdivision off Beecher road are being asked to return an income survey needed to help township officials secure funding to repair River Forest Road. Badly deteriorated roads in the subdivision have been a problem for decades. Residents have constantly complained to the township board about the need for repairs. Township officials have […]

Police Blotter

August crime report FLINT TWP. — August was a busy month for the police department, according to a report to the township board from Lt. Robert Batinkoff, who was filling in for Chief George Sippert. Last month, police arrested 389 people, Batinkoff reported. Of those, 207 were for preexisting warrants, 182 for new criminal charges. Included were three for robbery, […]

Comment sought on panhandling ordinance

FLINT TWP. — Looks like the township’s panhandling problem will not be resolved any time soon. A controversial begging and soliciting ordinance amendment aimed at curbing street beggars is on hold while an advisory committee weighs the pros and cons in a series of public meetings. The committee first met on Aug. 27 and the first of three public hearings […]

Cougars to ‘Restore the Roar’ at huge reunion

FLINT TWP. — A fiveday high school reunion “mega event” is underway that will launch the Carman Cougar Education Foundation to benefit current Carman-Ainsworth students. About 800 people were expected to attend activities being held Sept. 9-14 in Flint Township Burton and Grand Blanc, according to Wanda Woods Emmerling, event publicist. Former Cougars who attended the school from 1967-1987 are […]

In brief

Parks and rec needs beautification volunteers FLINT TWP. — The township Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee invites volunteers to please come out Saturday morning to help spruce up the planting area on Corunna Road next to the I-75 ramp. Parks and Rec improved the area as a Keep Genesee County Beautiful project a few years ago. Now it needs some […]

West side success story — the WFBA

FLINT TWP. — The purpose of the West Flint Business Association (WFBA) is “to keep members informed, pursue common goals and provide unity within the community.” according to its mission statement. Founded in 1989, the group is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at its monthly meeting that also kicks off the 2014-15 session. WFBA meetings are held […]

In brief

Hurley and Kohl’s stores team up for Healthy Kids FLINT — Kohl’s Department Stores, through the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program, has donated $132,763 to the Hurley Foundation, on behalf of Hurley Children’s Hospital, in support of its Kohl’s Cares for Healthy Kids program. The donations were collected from Kohl’s stores located in the Flint area. Kohl’s has gifted $1,047,315 […]

New business seeking tax exemption certificate

FLINT TWP. — A public hearing set by the township board for October 6 at 7 p.m. is to consider an application for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate to a business promising 30 new high-tech jobs in the next six years. 4D Systems, 4130 Marketplace, have requested a 12-year exemption. The business is located in an established Industrial Development District […]