Ed Dept. seeks input on student code of conduct



LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requests public comment on the revised State Board of Education (SBE) Model Code of Student Conduct presented at the June 13, SBE meeting. A full copy of the proposed code changes is available at: www.michigan. gov/documents/mde/Item_ E_ SBE__ Model_ Code_ of_ Conduct_ 572809_ 7. pdf MDE will receive comments beginning now through […]

Twp. clerk seeks to become passport facility




FLINT TWP. — Pick a proper public place to apply for a passport? If your answer is the Flint Township Administration building, 1490 S. Dye Road, you might be in luck. Township Clerk Kathy Funk would like to make that happen. She requested and received from the township board permission to pursue the possibility of becoming a Passport Acceptance Facility. […]

Financial Plus celebrates their members



FLINT — Financial Plus has announced they are now serving more than 55,000 members. To acknowledge this milestone and thank their membership, they are hosting a celebration on June 23 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at every branch. Each member will enjoy dessert and have a chance to win one of seven $55 gift cards. “Our commitment to our members has […]

Kids, kids everywhere



My mom informed me the other day that she and my stepdad had, at one time, had a conservation about adopting two more children. This is, of course, a noble consideration, and if that were to ever happen I would respect their decision completely. After all, they never had any kids of their own together, and if they felt such […]

In brief



Bishop Airport on lockdown after officer stabbing FLINT TOWNSHIP — Bishop International Airport was locked down Wednesday morning after a police officer was stabbed in the neck. Neither airport nor police authorities were available to provide additional details of the incident by press time. The attack occurred around 9:30 a.m. Scanner traffic indicated one suspect was in custody and officers […]

Door-to-door solicitors coming this summer




FLINT TWP. — As the summer season gets underway, look for at least two organizations to be making door-todoor rounds in coming weeks. One is Comcast/Xfinity whose application for a peddler’s license was approved by the township board this week. The other is the Seventh Day Adventist Church which submitted a courtesy notice to the township clerk informing her that […]

EDC taking on ‘huge’ redevelopment role




FLINT TWP. — The reactivated township Economic Development Corporation is laying plans for an active time ahead. At its monthly meeting last week, the board heard from Tracey Tucker, building director, that is now officially also serving as the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. She is working on the bylaws for that body and will have them ready to present at the […]

Lt. Baldwin graduates from FBI Academy




FLINT TWP. — Township Police Lieutenant James Baldwin joined a select group of trained leaders, with his recent graduation from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. After ten weeks of training while absent from his home and family, Baldwin graduated in the 268th session of the national academy, where officers from all over the United States […]

Schools of Choice applications accepted



FLINT TWP. — The Schools of Choice application period for the 2017-18 school year, has ended for grades K–5 at Carman Ainsworth Schools but applications are still being accepted for grades 6-12 until August 18. Applications will be available in the Administration Building or online. — R.S.

Township board sends message on marijuana facilities




FLINT TWP. — With a look ahead to future state medical marijuana regulations, the township board has approved a resolution of intent for it local rules. The resolution is designed to ”send a message” of the township’s intent to those who will be investing in the industry, said Tracey Tucker, township building director. “It is the opinion of Peter Goodstein […]