Board hears presentation about mosquito abatement services

FLINT TWP. — To spray or not to spray? That is the question when it comes to mosquito control in the township. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said she has taken calls from residents wanting to know if the township sprays to control the pests but she has also heard from residents who are against using chemical control methods. Deciding it […]

Police promotes two to sergeant

FLINT TWP. — Police officers Brett Cassidy and Michael Nemecheck now answer to the title sergeant. Both were approved for promotions by the township board last week after their names were submitted by the Civil Service Commission as the top two highest test scorers eligible for promotion. Officer Cassidy joined the police department in 2009. After serving as a patrol […]

Gone but not forgotten

Flint Township Assistant Fire Chief Michael Burkley (left to right) and firefighters Greg King, Chad Wright and Jose Hernandez were among area firefighters who attended the Genesee County Fire Fighter Memorial Service on Saturday, September 12 at Flint Memorial Park, to honor fallen firefighters who died in the line of duty. See page 9 for a list of firefighters who […]

Totaled police car being replaced

FLINT TWP. — The township board unanimously approved a request from the police department to purchase a new patrol car to replace one that was totaled on the freeway. On July 31 Flint Township officers responded to a crash on southbound 1-75, near Miller Road, said Police Chief George Sippert in his request to the board. Responding officers in Unit […]

Three more on-call firefighters hired

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved hiring three new on-call firefighters last week. They are Nicholas Buttrey, Charles Moran and Bryan Wistuba, all township residents. Buttrey and Moran are trainees who will be attending the Fire Academy in October, said assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. Wistuba has prior experience and is being hired on probationary status. All three men […]

Parks and rec committee members resign

FLINT TWP. — The township could look less beautiful in years to come. Jim McClung, longtime chairperson and member George Marins, have resigned from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller read their letters of resignation at the September 8 township board meeting. In his letter McClung stated his grievance over county workers mowing down a garden […]

In brief

Police Chief issues warning about theft from vehicles FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert is advising residents to be vigilant against a rising security issue. In the past month, police have seen an increase in larceny from motor vehicles in the business district and in neighborhood, he said. He is advising residents not to leave valuables in vehicles and […]

Meet Rosco

SCPD rookie is eager to get to work

SWARTZ CREEK – After months of bittersweet anticipation, the Swartz Creek Police Department’s new K-9 recruit has arrived. Rosco, a 21-month-old German shepherd with a shiny black coat and tan paws, arrived Sept. 3 from Poland. He came with a Polish name, but Officer Nick Paul, his handler, decided to change it because, “sometimes, you just look at a dog […]

Honoring fallen heroes

Flint Township firefighters attended he Genesee County Fire Fighter Memorial Service, held Saturday, September 12 at Flint Memorial Park. No Flint Township firefighters are listed on the memorial wall there, Flint Township Fire Chief Michael Burkley said. During the memorial ceremony, sponsored by the Genesee County Chiefs Association, the names were read and a fire bell rang for the 12 […]

Signs by Crannie unveils major investment in Flint Township

FLINT TWP. — Signs by Crannie cut the ribbon on its new 52,000-square-foot facility on Thursday, September 10, highlighting the completion of the company’s major investment project while marking its 30th year in business, according to a press release. The $2 million facility, located on a 3-acre parcel at 4145 Market Place near Bishop Airport, employs 46 people who design, […]