Tax reverted property list is lengthy in township

FLINT TWP. — Nearly 150 properties are on the 2015 foreclosed properties list forwarded to the township from the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office. By law the township gets first dibs on the properties before they go to public auction later this year. But after having the assessor look over the list, the township board decided to pass on the opportunity. […]

Up to code?

Township officials to boost blight flight

FLINT TWP. — Code enforcement violations issued are up 27 percent over this time last year, said Tracey Tucker, building director. Tucker said that she and Supervisor Karyn Miller have discussed going more on the offensive to fight blight and other code enforcement issues. Tucker also said that field inspectors attended special training on the use of field tablets, at […]

Take notice

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, township board meetings this month have been moved to the second and fourth Mondays instead of the usual first and third Mondays. Board meetings this month are scheduled for July 10 and July 24.

Be aware of vicious dog law

FLINT TWP. — The township is looking at putting more teeth into its vicious dog ordinance. At the June 19 township board meeting, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller gave other board members a copy of the City of Burton’s vicious dog ordinance for review. “We have a vicious dog ordinance on the books that is difficult for us to enforce,” Miller […]

Twp. supervisor wants to start Veteran’s/Hero’s memorial

FLINT TWP. — After seeing the proposed Veterans’ Memorial/Hero’s Plaza sitting on the drawing board for about ten years, Supervisor Karyn Miller is ready to get rolling on turning the concept into reality. So far, through donations and fundraisers, the township has raised $18,588.94 towards a building project originally estimated at about $50,000. Miller provided information about the plaza to […]

In brief

Library events in July FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Center Library (Sears Wing) of the Genesee District Library will hold a Literature Book Club on July 11 at 7 p.m. Guests will discuss literary classics, but titles are voted on by the group. On July 12 at 5 p.m. the mall branch will host “Under Construction” where participants can […]

Creative industries help drive Revitalization

Next weekend on July 15, the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will present the 5th Annual “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town.” It’s a one-day affair that allows area residents and non-residents alike to tour more than two dozen venues in Flint & Genesee for just $1. As CVB Director DeAndra McCain has said, this is […]

Crim receives donation from Randy Wise Automotive Team

FLINT — The Randy Wise Automotive Team is proud to announce the donation of a Chevrolet Express cargo van to the Crim Fitness Foundation last week. “The Crim Fitness Foundation is thrilled to receive this donation. We will be using the van to support our special events, education programs, training groups and other efforts to make Flint and Genesee County […]

What’s in a name change?

By now I assume that everyone in Genesee County knows that Flint Township is proposing a name change. But what should be an uncomplicated decision has become a tempest in a teapot. A volunteer committee met for nine months to debate the pros and cons of the name change. Attendance was open to everyone. A public hearing was held to […]

Flint Homecoming recruits region’s expatriates to help move Flint forward

For the first time ever, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and its partners will host Flint Homecoming on Aug. 16-17, recruiting Flint expatriates from across the country to the invitation only, one-and-a-half-day event. Loosely modeled after the Crain’s Detroit Business event, Flint Homecoming is designed to provide opportunities to reconnect, rediscover and invest in the future of the […]