From field and farm to storefronts all over, the harvest has arrived in a comforting display of traditional icons — be it cords of firewood for the hearth, huge orange pumpkins for Halloween carving or Thanksgiving decorations or colorful mums to brighten up the porch.

Name-change legislation update

FLINT TWP. — Proposed legislation that would pave the way for the township’s name change is now in the hands of a state legislators. On October 4, State Representative Phil Phelps introduced House Bills 5056 and 5057, according to Jerry Preston, in a update provided to the township board. Preston, who chaired the township’s volunteer Suggestion Committee, informed the board […]

Board authorizes recreation of DDA

FLINT TWP. — Acting on a unanimous recommendation from its Economic Development Corporation, the township board voted to move forward on recreating a Downtown Development Authority that would oversee a variety of improvements such as parks, street lighting, traffic lights, fire equipment, policing, beautification, attracting new businesses and more. The township formerly operated a Central Business Development Authority until circa […]

Reorganized township Shred Day went off without a hitch

FLINT TWP. – Shred Day almost got to be too popular. It is a twice a year opportunity for township residents to securely dispose of confidential paperwork by bringing it to a shredding truck parked at the township administrative building. Shred Day held last spring resulted in cars backed up on Dye Road all the way down to Court Street, […]

EDC humming along on economic development planning

FLINT TWP. — Tiny house developments, community holiday events and starting up a Downtown Development Authority were among topics discussed at the October 10 meeting of the township’s Economic Development Corporation. The volunteer board was reactivated earlier this year to help shepherd more economic development in the township. Recreating a DDA took up the bulk of the board’s business. Since […]

PEG money disbursed to schools

FLINT TWP. – Students in the Carman-Ainsworth, Swartz Creek and Flushing school districts are using very sophisticated video equipment in their classrooms, which will only get better with the latest release of $25,000 in Public, Educational or Governmental (PEG) funds from the township board. PEG funds come through an agreement with Comcast Cable to return a percentage of franchise fees […]

Township man charged with murder

FLINT TWP. – Artavius McDowell, 26, of Flint Township, has been charged by the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office in the death of Joseph Horton, 42, of Flint, as a result of an incident that occurred last week. On Thursday, October 12, at about 11:12 p.m., officers responded to a call for unknown trouble at a residence in the 2400 block […]

In brief

Gas main leak FLINT TWP. – Fire Chief Tom Stadler said there were no injuries during a natural gas main break on Linden Road, on Friday, October 13, caused by excavation work. Construction work is being done on that stretch of road between Corunna and Lennon Roads. Stadler said that fire personnel spent about four hours monitoring the leak for […]

Dick Ruzzin’s GM automotive designs on display at Sloan Museum

FLINT – Sloan Museum’s newest exhibition, Art at Work: Early GM Designs of Dick Ruzzin, features sketches from the early career of one of General Motors’ most prolific car designers. Over 30 sketches are on loan from the artist until February 25, 2018. Ruzzin spent over 40 years designing for GM before retiring as the Director of Design for Chevrolet […]

Making the scene, Halloween edition

Editor’s Note: John “JD” Dombrowski is a contributing writer with the View Newspaper Group. He is known throughout the community as a business owner, Burton Chamber of Commerce chairman, musician and music promoter. Rock and roll and Halloween have always had a lot in common. Both feature lots of screaming, people wear outlandish costumes, you earn a small sense of […]