Board approves township police contract

FLINT TWP. — A new option for retiree health coverage is one significant change to a tentative agreement with the Police Officers Association of Michigan labor union, approved last week by the township board. Negotiators agreed to most terms from a previous collective bargaining agreement that expired December 31, 2015. The new three-year agreement dates from January 1, 2016 to […]


Patriotic backyard decor creates an all-American setting for an Independence Day celebration and barbecue.

Hear ye, hear ye

Business requests tax exemption

FLINT TWP.— A public hearing is set for July 5 to consider an application for an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate (IFT) for Shaltz Automation, 5190 Exchange Drive. Applicant Phil Shaltz wants to add an addition to his 18,000 square-foot existing building for the purpose of creating a robotics wing, said Tracey Tucker, township building director. If granted, the IFT […]

C-A board of education appoints new member

FLINT TWP.— Gary L. Cousins was prepared to serve long before an opportunity recently opened up for him to join the Carman-Ainsworth Board of Education. Cousins was appointed to an opening on the school board last week, topping six other applicants for the seat vacated last month when Laura Garrison resigned to pursue career opportunities. “I was already planning on […]

So long Sabo

FLINT TWP. — The township board has accepted the resignation of Detective Nicholas Sabo, a seven year member of the police force. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller said Sabo was leaving police work to pursue interests in a less dangerous career. She also said that the board was not required to formally accept Sabo’s resignation but had been asked to do […]

Township warns about proper disposal of caustic materials

FLINT TWP. — Residents are being asked to be more careful about what is thrown in the trash, in the wake of a recent incident in which an Emterra Environmental waste collector was injured, according to Assistant Fire Chief Mike Burkley. The worker was injured when he was splashed by acid from an item in the trash that leaked out […]

In brief

District Closed FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth school district will be closed July 4 – July 8. There will be no staff or office personnel in the buildings. If you need to contact someone in one of the administrative offices, you can do so on Monday, July 11. — R.S. Church annual car show gearing up FLINT TWP. — The […]

Cap decorations a sign of independence

A couple of weeks ago, the Swartz Creek View published photos of some local high school graduates. I took most of the photos, including one of a young man who had decorated his cap. I was not aware that the school prohibited the graduates from personalizing their caps, so the picture caused a bit of a kerfuffle. The ensuing debate […]

Helping hands

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan hosted a press conference on Friday, June 24, which featured the President of Feeding America Matt Knott (left), the President of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Bill Kerr (center), and the Executive Director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan Phil Knight (right). The men addressed the roles and remarkable collaboration of their […]

New plasma center under construction

FLINT TWP. — For a month or so, large machinery has been clearing and leveling a construction site on Van Slyke Road, near Bristol, next door to a McDonald’s and across the street from the General Motors complex. Curious minds want to know what’s going on. When completed, it will be the home of Talecris Plasma Resources, a blood donor […]