Wrapping up roadwork

After nearly three months of navigating orange barrels and dealing with traffic delays, regular motorists on Flushing Road between Mill and Warner roads will be happy to hear that the pavement repair and asphalt resurfacing project is wrapping up for the season. Flushing Road is scheduled to fully reopen to traffic on Friday, October 30, according to a Michigan Department […]

Another assessor retiring

FLINT TWP. — Ronna Gettel, assistant assessor, has formally submitted her letter of retirement to the township board of trustees. Gettel said her last day of work will be December 3 but her employment will continue until she has used accrued vacation time and any other unused days. “Thank you for all the wonderful years at Flint Township.” Gettel said. […]

Master planning underway

FLINT TWP. — The township board of trustees has authorized the Flint Planning Commission to begin the process of reviewing and updating the township’s Master Plan which state law requires to be done every five years. Besides taking a fresh look at the township’s long-range direction, demographics in the plan need to be updated to include 2010 census data, said […]

Flint Bishop International Airport Authority hires new deputy director

FLINT — After a nationwide search, the Bishop International Airport Authority has selected Joseph J. Medici, A.A.E, to be the new Deputy Airport Director, Operations and Maintenance, according to a press release. In his new position, Medici will report to the Airport Director, and will plan, organize, and direct the day-to-day activities of all maintenance, operations, engineering, and public safety […]

Going ballistic

FLINT TWP. — Dangerous situations ranging from a homicide suspect armed and barricaded at a Flint motel in 2011 to a shootout on Casaloma Drive in 2012 are when the township police Incident Response Team (IRT) is called to the scene. Suiting up includes wearing headgear for protection from anything from flying bullets to thrown objects. Currently some members of […]

Firefighters installed free smoke alarms at trailer park

FLINT TWP. — During a door-to-door safety campaign on October 17, township firefighters found no smoke alarms present in nearly every occupied dwelling in the Pasadena Mobile Home Park, said Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. Two teams of firefighters participated in the effort to improve safety for township residents. They installed 32 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms equipped with […]

In brief

Getting it right FLINT TWP. — A photo caption for the October 22 election story said that campaign signs posted around town on behalf of the township fire department were from the fire department. Assistant Chief Mike Burkley wants to clarify that the signs were donated by a separate Friends of Firefighters committee. No township or fire department funds were […]

Caregivers Gratitude Week events planned for Nov 5-8

FLINT TWP. — In keeping with November as National Caregivers Month, the Nancy DeKatch Caregivers Institute will host its fourth annual Caregivers Gratitude Week, Nov. 5-8 at Riverside Tabernacle, 429 Chavez Drive in Flint, according to a press release. Currently in the United States there are an estimated 1.3 million youth caregivers and 66.3 million adult caregivers, most of whom […]

New partnership sets the stage for revitalizing Capitol Theatre

FLINT — The curtain may soon rise again at this city’s historic Capitol Theatre, thanks to a new partnership that hopes to reintroduce area audiences to the iconic Flint landmark. The Whiting and its governing body, the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC), along with Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) today announced plans for restoring the theatre to its former glory and […]

Economic development expert forecasts growth

FLINT TWP. — Who wants to do business in Genesee County? A variety of current and new companies, that’s who, according to Janice Karcher, vice president – economic development, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and head of a team whose duties include attracting investors, identifying site availability, trend forecasting, and talent and job creation. Karcher spoke to the West […]