Twp. board reconsiders waiving collocation pole fee

FLINT TWP. — After consulting with its attorney, the township board has reconsidered its stand against waiving fees for collocation on shared telecommunications poles. At its September 18 meeting, the board voted four to three in favor of allowing colocating companies not to pay the $75 a month fee. At a previous meeting in August, the board decided to take […]

Board proposing township-wide streetlight assessment district

FLINT TWP. — A resolution to spread the cost of street lighting to most township property owners, including residents living on unlit streets, is the subject of a public hearing set by the township board of trustees for its Monday, October 2 meeting. The 7 p.m. hearing is to give notice of the board’s intent to formally establish a special […]


PEAKING — Friday, September 22, officially marked the first day of Autumn but if it looks like tree leaves are changing colors earlier this year, it is not your imagination. The peak season for foliage color changes came earlier this year due to cooler night temperatures in August and heavier summer precipitation, meteorologists said. Cold night-time temperatures are a big […]

It’s C-A Homecoming Week

FLINT TWP. – The Homecoming Week celebration is well underway at Carman-Ainsworth Schools leading up to the big parade and Powder Puff game on Friday and the big football game and dance on Saturday. This year’s theme Is “Under the Big Top” Cavalier Circus. The freshmen parade float will feature Circus Treats; the sophomores will recreate the Big Top; juniors […]

Building wing named for former township treasurer

FLINT TWP. — The treasury wing of the township administration building has been named in honor of former township treasurer Sandra S. Wright. Ina6to1vote,thetownshipboard approved the purchase of a black and white sign to be hung outside over the door over the entrance to the treasurer/ sewer and water department at the township administration building. Also, a picture plaque will […]

Twp. board amending violent dog and street soliciting ordinances

FLINT TWP. — Two ordinance amendments coming up for a second reading and possible adoption by the township board at its October 2 meeting concern vicious dogs and street soliciting. The latter is to bring the township’s Traffic Safety ordinance into compliance with new state laws. The township passed the controversial Traffic Safety Ordinance in January of 2015 to counter […]

Ready to serve

FLINT TWP. – After the swearing in of three new full-time firefighters last week, the township now has 12 full-time firefighters and 19 on-call firefighters, according to Fire Chief Thomas D, Stadler. Depicted are the three newest additions who are the first full-timers hired in more than 15 years. They are (from left) Johnathon Colbeck, Mark Rowley Jr., and Gerald […]

In brief

Genesee District Library – October Events FLINT TWP. — Tech expert Ruth Britting will teach two computer use classes at the Flint Township-McCarty Library. The first class will teach you how to make the most of your computer tablet in a class at 1 p.m. October 2 followed by a class on how to make the most of iPad at […]

We’re having some success helping job seekers

According to 2016 data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau Flint has the highest poverty rate in the nation among U.S. cities with at least 65,000 residents. The pundits are saying that this is a result of Flint relying on one industry for far too long. Regardless of how this happened, the recent poverty statistics are very disturbing and […]

Facebook bringing generations together … for better or worse

Visiting Angels, a Philadelphiabased home health care agency, recently commissioned a national study to determine the top petpeeves of young adults whose grandparents are on Facebook. The research team surveyed 500 grandchildren age 18 to 34, and found that the majority – 89 percent – enjoy having their grandparents on Facebook. However, about one-third of the respondents sometimes want to […]