Bridge out, road closed

FLINT TWP. — Making a U-turn was required last week for uninformed drivers accustomed to traveling the southernmost portion of South Ballenger Highway where it connects to West 12th Street in Flint, bordering the Flint Assembly Plant and other General Motors’ facilities on Van Slyke Road. Due to a total bridge replacement, the road was closed on Tuesday, August 25, […]

Archiving contract approved to resolve paper storage shortage

FLINT TWP. — With paper records dating back to the 1940s, the time has come for the building department to modernize its filing and storage system. An electronic archiving contract, recently unanimously approved by the township board, aims to do just that. Tracey Tucker, building director, described long-term document management issues that include inability to print large, unwieldy site plans […]

Firefighters upgrading thermal cameras

FLINT TWP. — Similar to other superheroes, firefighters need to be able to see through walls. But in their case, this lifesaving ability comes in the form of special equipment. Thermal Imaging Cameras are heat-seeking devices that can help them locate victims in a dark or smoky room, identify hotspots in a structure and even detect structural weaknesses, according to […]

Supervisor reports on road projects

FLINT TWP. — Summer is winding down but the 2015 road construction season is going strong. Several projects started recently have targeted completion dates into the fall. Supervisor Karyn Miller gave a brief update at a recent board meeting. Projects include resurfacing of Lennon Road between Linden and Dye, including the bumpy patches in front of the Post Office. That […]

Honoring slain trooper

FLINT TWP. — Michigan State Police Trooper Chad H. Wolf of Fenton who died on Friday, August 28 as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic crash, was based at the Flint Township Post from July 2012 to September 2013, according to Mike Shaw, MSP public information officer. Wolf, 38, enlisted with the MSP in 2008, graduated as a […]

Flint Engine builds millionth 1.4-liter engine, ends production

FLINT — Flint Engine Operations celebrated the building of its one-millionth 1.4-liter engines last week. That comes as the plant transitions to production of a new global engine for the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze and Volt vehicles, according to and August 27 press statement. Flint Engine, which opened in 2002, is in the midst of a $200-million upgrade that saw 1.4-liter […]

In brief

Fundraiser this weekend for robotics team FLINT TWP. — This is the last call for donations to the Carman-Ainsworth Robotics Team Yard Sale Fundraiser to be held 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sept. 5-7 at 5301 S. Dyewood Drive, Flint between Court St and Calkins off Dye Rd. Stop by and support this award-winning team! All proceeds go to the robotics […]

Office supply stores merging

FLINT TWP. — Shoppers accustomed to buying back-to-school supplies at OfficeMax on Miller Road have to take a slight detour to the east this year. After a merger with Office Depot stores, the Office Max store at 3650 Miller Road has closed and operations moved to the Office Depot store, 3445 Lennon Road. The two stores announced a merger in […]

Progress made on three new restaurants

FLINT TWP. — It is turning into a banner year for new places to dine out. At least five national restaurant chains have located in the township in the past 12 months or plan to do so. Most of them involved new construction. Panera Bread led the way opening in late December with a new build on Miller Road. Texas […]

In brief

Security Credit Union sponsors Bikes on Bricks FLINT— The motoring fun continues this summer as Flint-based Security Credit Union (SCU) sponsors the ninth annual Bikes on the Bricks motorcycle show and police riding competition in downtown Flint, Sept. 11-13. “Over the years, Bikes on the Bricks has become one of Flint’s most recognizable community events,” said SCU President and Chief […]