Township firefighter OK’d to join county HazMat team

FLINT TWP. — A township on-call firefighter will be nominated to serve on the county HazMat team, under an agreement with the county, recently approved by the township board. With approval requested by Fire Chief John Ringwelski, a Memorandum of Understanding agreement basically sets terms for liability and how hazardous materials expenses will be handled. Each HazMat member remains an […]

Prepared for ebola

So far, thankfully, there have been no Ebola virus cases reported in Michigan but a recent visit to McLaren Medical Center in Flint shows a proactive stance is being taken in the wake of an incident at a Texas hospital in September, which mishandled an infected West African man who later died. This informational sign and sanitation equipment was placed […]

Service agreement approved for in-car police cameras

FLINT TWP. — The $9,089 cost of a one-year service agreement for in-car police cameras will be paid for by Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds. The township board recently approved the expenditure requested by Police Chief George Sippert. Chief Sippert said a one-year warranty has expired for the cameras that were purchased and installed last year in 16 marked vehicles. […]

Carman-Ainsworth amends 2014-15 budget

FLINT TWP. — The Carman- Ainsworth School Board approved some major changes to the 2014-15 general fund budget at its meeting last week. According to Russ Parks, assistant superintendent, reasons for those changes included: • Student decrease of 112 students, equaling a decrease in revenue of $958,310 •Increase in the Unfunded Actuarial Accrued Liability (UAAL) retirement rate, equaling an increase […]

C-A grad achieves military honor

FLINT TWP. — As a Marine and a father, Ramon Gatica could not be more proud of his son Lance Cpl. Anthony Cole Kelly, 20, who was recently awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal for an act of heroism. Based at Camp Pendleton in California, Kelly is a 2012 Carman-Ainsworth graduate serving his third year of a fiveyear […]

Resident complains garbage trucks coming too early

FLINT TWP. — An unwelcome wake-up call from garbage trucks making pick-ups at 3:30-4 a.m. brought a resident to two consecutive township board meetings to complain. The resident, who lives at Miller West Apartments, G-3100 Miller Road, first came to the Oct. 20 meeting to ask the board to do something about pre-dawn collections that he said was disturbing the […]

In brief

Craft show at CAHS FLINT TWP. — The first annual “Santa’s Sleigh Craft Show,” will be held in the Carman-Ainsworth High School gym, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22. Admission is $2 in advance and $3 at the door. Sponsored by Townsquare Media, this premier craft and Christmas shopping sale will feature about 60 area crafters, independent consultants and […]

Max Well Therapy finds success with Parkinson’s Treatment

FLINT TWP. — Max Well Therapy is bigger than ever after recent attainment of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG certification by two more staff members. Jill Maxwell, owner, and Janine Smith have joined fellow physical therapist Jennifer Wichterman as certified LSVT BIG therapists, specializing in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, according to a press release. LSVT is an intensive […]

Topping Off ceremony held at Flint Assembly shop

FLINT — Midwest Steel and Iron Workers Local 25 conducted a symbolic “topping off” ceremony to signal the completion of steel work on Flint Assembly’s new paint shop, according to a press release. Raising an evergreen tree to the last beam erected is a builder’s tradition said to acknowledge safe completion of the work with no harm befalling the workers. […]

In brief

Flint named bicycle friendly community FLINT — The City of Flint has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community for its bicycle promotion, education, infrastructure and pro-bicycle policies. Flint joins a leading group of communities that are transforming neighborhoods across the country. “It’s an honor to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly […]