Clerk candidate has unresolved campaign finance fines

FLINT TWP. — Genesee County Clerk John Gleason is calling a candidate for township clerk a “scofflaw” because of his unpaid campaign fines dating back four years. Alex Clark, a candidate for township clerk, has accrued $3,500 in unpaid campaign finance fines, Gleason said. County records indicate penalty fees, accumulating at $25 per day, date back to 2012, when Clark […]

Court orders demolition of unfinished houses

FLINT TWP. — To the casual observer, it might look like the large two-story house on Jacob’s Trail is closer to completion than demolition. But township code enforcement officers and nearby residents hold a different view of it and other unfinished houses in the Country Ridge subdivision that they say have become blighted after sitting vacant for many years. “Two […]

Yay for AYSO

FLINT TWP. — A township success story is featured in the cover story of the June issue of the Michigan Township Focus magazine, the official publication of the Michigan Townships Association. The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) soccer field at 1200 Linden Road is highlighted in the article, “Cleaning up: Bringing life back to brownfields & other sites. The article […]

Beware of stranger approaching children

FLINT TWP. – Police and school officials issued alerts last week about two separate suspicious incidents involving a strange man approaching children. According to a police report issued June 9, police responded on June 8 to a call from the 2400 block of Thornton Avenue regarding a suspicious situation. A 13-year-old girl reported that while she was in her front […]

Township gets a clean audit

FLINT TWP. — After about two weeks and 300 hours of reviewing the township’s 2015 financial records, the township received an “unmodified report” meaning that its numbers were accurate, according to an annual audit presentation last week by Pam Hill and Chrystal Simpson, of the Plante Moran Governmental Professional Standards Team. Highlights from the 71-page report showed that “the township […]

In brief

JAG hearing scheduled FLINT TWP. — The FY2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Public Hearing will be held during the regular Flint Township Board meeting at 7 p.m. on June 20. The purpose of this meeting is to allow community discussion about proposed spending of funds of the JAG program. — R.S. Church annual car show gearing up FLINT […]

Fixing the mower is a daunting task

I had a rare victory in my lifelong battle with things the other day. The belt for the self-propel on the mower broke and I decided to replace it. “Oh god, here we go again,” the lovely yet formidable Marcia groaned. “I’ll get the first aid kit.” She’s funny, that one. It’s true I don’t have the greatest track record […]

Strike, no spare for longtime bowling alley

New development approved in township

FLINT TWP. — After approving a site plan for two new restaurants, one township Planning Commissioner joked that they should consider changing the name of Miller Road to Restaurant Row in reference to about five new restaurants that have opened in the past year or so and three more coming. Last week, the commissioners gave the green light to plans […]

Crossroads, Huckleberry Railroad celebrating 40 years

GENESEE COUNTY — Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad turns 40 this year, and Genesee County Parks and Recreation hopes the public will join them to celebrate from late-May through Labor Day. Come visit the Buzzell family home, believed to be the oldest wooden structure in the area, and Judge Wisner’s carriage house where he created the Buzz Wagon, the first […]

In brief

Baehr in Flint to Speak on Small Business Funding FLINT – Best-selling author and entrepreneur Evan Baehr is coming to Flint! The author of “GET BACKED: Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck and Launch the Venture of Your Dreams” will present tips for building a funding presentation that will capture the imagination of lenders or investors. The workshop […]