Twp. board hires new appraiser over objections

FLINT TWP. — Two township trustees are not budging on their view that hiring a new appraiser is an unwarranted expense. Trustees Belenda Parker and Barb Vert opposed a hiring proposal at the August 17 board meeting but were outvoted 4-2. Trustee George Menoutes was absent. The board accepted a recommendation to hire an applicant who was described as an […]

Fire drill

Hopefully whoever was driving these vehicles was not seriously injured. But some good is coming from it. Double K & S Towing of Swartz Creek provided an unlimited number of these wrecked vehicles for firefighters to practice extrication, said Mike Burkley, assistant fire chief in a report to the Flint Township Board. Disassembling cars in a non-emergency setting helps firefighters […]

Willowbrook rezoning approved with a surprise

FLINT TWP. — The township board’s approval last week to rezone two vacant lots bordering Willowbrook Manor Nursing Home, 4436 Beecher Road, came with a surprise announcement that the senior care facility also is planning a building addition. Up for consideration by the board was a second reading and adoption of Willowbrook’s request to rezone two adjacent parcels from single […]

New paint recycling drop-off site now open

GENESEE COUNTY — A free drop-off location for recycling latex paint has opened in a partnership between Habitat for Humanity, Keep Genesee County Beautiful and the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC), according to a press release. The drop-off site is at the HFH ReStore, 101 Burton St., Flint, where all residents can bring leftover, unused and unwanted paint to […]

Township board approves Industrial District for strip mall

FLINT TWP. — The Miller Plaza strip mall on Miller Road is now part of an Industrial Development District (IDD) recently approved by the township board. After a public hearing, the board approved an application for an IDD and an Industrial Facilities Tax Certificate (IFT) for DaVinci Equity Group, doing business as Riverfront Optical at 4337 Miller Road, The IDD […]

New on-call firefighter hired

FLINT TWP. — Not only will newly hired on-call firefighter Scott Webb bring an extra set of helping hands to fire incidents, he can also offer prayers. Webb lives in the township and also is an ordained minister, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley, in seeking approval from the township board to hire Webb. Webb has passed all pre-tests including […]

In brief

Church hosting community event on Saturday FLINT TWP. — The public is invited to attend Kingdom of Heaven Ministries free Community Expo, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A fun, family-friendly event is being planned. Various health care providers will be on site and there will be a Mom2Mom sale. Other vendors are invited to purchase tables to sell items. […]

Davenport University moving to Fenton Twp.

FLINT TWP. — After 11 years of educating business students at 4318 Miller Road, Davenport University-Flint is moving its campus to Fenton Township. Mott Community College (MCC) and Davenport University (DU) officials formally announced at a press conference last week that Davenport is relocating to the MCC Southern Lakes Branch Center, 2100 W. Thompson Road. Grand Rapids-based Davenport officials announced […]

Historic former carriage factory to house automotive archive

FLINT — The historic Durant-Dort Factory One on Water Street will be converted into an archive and research center as part of a renovation project connecting the site’s rich manufacturing history with ongoing developments in the automotive industry, according to a recent press announcement. General Motors, which owns the former carriage factory near downtown Flint, will invest several million dollars […]

In brief

SBDC offering “Starting a Business Online” in Sept. FLINT — A one hour online version of “Starting a Business” seminar will be offered starting in September by the I-69 Trade Corridor/Thumb Region of The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC). “Starting a Business” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of […]