Police promotions requested pending Chief’s retirement

FLINT TWP. — Hoping to facilitate a smooth transition when he retires some time next year, Police Chief George Sippert has asked for promotions of a lieutenant and sergeant. The township board approved his request for the Flint Township Civil Service Commission to provide a certified list of the highest scoring candidate eligible for promotion. The sergeant candidate will replace […]


They have decked the walls outside the township administration building, the police station, and the Corunna Road bridge with red-ribboned wreaths and swags. Festive greenery is also hung on the three township border signs on Corunna, Bristol and Miller Roads, near the freeway. More greens and ribbons bedeck utility poles throughout the township. All of it is due to initial […]

Board approves substantial 2017 budget amendments

FLINT TWP. — In a five to one vote, the township board approved about $435,635 in amendments to the 2017 budget. Trustee Barb Vert voted no and Trustee Frank Kasle was absent. The largest general fund expense of $265,135 for the purchase of breathing equipment for the fire department will be offset by a $275,910 federal grant from the Federal […]

First round of public hearings complete for DDA

FLINT TWP. — A full house of property owners attended public hearings on forming a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and other economic zones,, at the Monday night township board meeting. The township is seeking to establish a DDA as well as Corridor Improvement Authorities on Beecher and Bristol roads to improve the appearance and marketability of the township commercial districts. […]

Police accepting registration for security training

FLINT TWP. — As promised last month, township police will soon offer classes to teach people in places of worship how to improve security. In the aftermath of a mass shooting at a church in Texas and violence at other churches nationwide, security classes are being offered for a fee by the Michigan State Police. But interest is so high […]

Social media post leads to suspected burglar’s arrest

FLINT TWP. — With a chuckle in his voice, Chief Sippert recounted recent actions by police investigators that led to the arrest of a suspect in a recent break-in at Pirates’ Park amusement park, 4175 Miller Rd. On Monday, December 11, township officers responded to a burglary complaint from the closed amusement park that has occurred some time in the […]

In brief

Treasurer nominated to serve on KWA board FLINT TWP. — The township board has nominated Lisa Anderson, township treasurer, to serve as its representative on the Karegnondi Water Authority board which oversees water distribution of the new pipeline. Former township treasurer Marsha Binelli previously served as a member of the authority that includes representatives from the counties of Genesee, Lapeer […]

McLaren opens new corporate headquarters

GRAND BLANC — McLaren Health Care recently opened its new Corporate Headquarters in Grand Blanc, moving from a smaller office space in Flint Township to a modern, 65,000 sq. ft. facility specially designed to accommodate the health system’s expanding infrastructure. As McLaren has grown, many key system level, executive and administrative offices were spread across numerous facilities in different communities. […]

Salvation Army at 47 percent of $800,000 goal

FLINT — The Salvation Army Red Kettles are filling up at a very slow pace this year, and with Christmas Eve being on Sunday this year the impact will be even greater. Sunday is a day of rest and time to worship with family and friends so dedicated bell ringers have time at to relax and rest. Last year the […]

In brief

MCC reaches out to sister colleges in Houston after Hurricane Harvey FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea has delivered three checks totaling $9,000 to three Houstonarea community colleges that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. MCC mounted a two-month Hurricane Harvey relief campaign called “Mott Cares” campus-wide in September. The $9,000 raised by the campaign were distributed […]