Township wing officially named for former treasurer

FLINT TWP. – Sandra Wright, former township treasurer, retired from office in November 2012, after serving five terms, but her legacy will now live on in one wing of the sprawling township administrative building on Dye Road. Holding the distinction of being the township’s longest serving treasurer. (20 years), Wright passed away last December 24, at age 73. The township […]

Board accepts lots of tax-reverted properties

FLINT — In a big departure from its usual practice, the township board has agreed to keep nearly 100 tax-reverted properties not sold in recent foreclosure auctions conducted by the Genesee County Treasurer’s office. The township has first rights of refusal for the unsold properties but usually relinquishes them to the Genesee County Landbank. Last year, the township board accepted […]

Twp. board to consider ordinance updating amendment for animals

FLINT TWP. — A Dogs, Cats and Wildlife Ordinance amendment is coming up for second reading and adoption at the Dec. 18 township board meeting. A proposed Sign Ordinance Amendment also is pending but was first sent to the Planning Commission for review. The dog ordinance replaces outdated language about vicious dogs that was repealed in October on the advice […]

Township board renews FANG membership

FLINT TWP. — Supporting the Flint Area. Narcotics Group (FANG). a multi-jurisdictional drug-fighting law enforcement team, has become a routine part of township business. The township’s board recent unanimous vote to pay FANG annual membership dues of $40,972.39 was part of a Consent Agenda – a new board meeting procedure that lumps routine business and reports into one agenda item […]

Union Hall named in honor of longtime UAW leader

FLINT TWP. — In a special celebration on Sunday, December 10,, UAW Local 598 Union Hall was renamed the “UAW Local 598 Ruben Burks Union Hall” in honor of its longtime leader, according to a press release. “It is the desire of Local 598 to honor such a dedicated UAW leader and lifelong community activist for his decades of service […]

In brief

DDA public hearing is coming up on Monday FLINT TWP. – Public hearings on proposed boundaries to establish a Downtown Development Authority district and two Corridor Improvement Authorities on Bristol Road and on Beecher Road are set for 7 p.m. December 18 at the township board meeting, 1490 South Dye Road. Boundary maps and details about the proposed economic improvement […]

Volunteer drivers needed to help transport cancer patients to treatment

GENESEE COUNTY — An estimated 57,600 Michigan residents will learn they have cancer in 2017 and getting to their scheduled treatment will be one of their greatest concerns. To ease this burden, the American Cancer Society Road To Recovery® program is looking for volunteer drivers to provide free transportation to treatment for people who have cancer and do not have […]

Salvation Red Kettle donations currently down 20 percent

GENESEE COUNTY – The Salvation Army is in full swing with the Red Kettle Campaign at all partner locations across Genesee County and needs community support to assist families during the coming year. The Salvation Army is currently 20 percent down in donations from 2016. With a total number of days being 37 this season, they will have three less […]

McLaren welcomes doctors to staff

FLINT — Ahmed Ayoub, MD, board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Dr. Ayoub is seeing patients on the McLaren Flint Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. Ayoub completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. He earned his medical degree from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt. He is […]

Sybyl Award winners announced

FLINT – One individual is the recipients of this 2017 Sybyl Award and one individual is the recipient of the Sybyl Life Time Achievement Award. The awards are presented annually at the Sybyl Award Celebration to an individual or individuals who have provided outstanding volunteer service. “We had such an amazing group of nominees that the selection committee agreed to […]