Board again considering state grant to buy Pirates Park

FLINT TWP. — A Public Hearing at the next township board meeting, March 19, will take public comment and consider a plan to apply for grant assistance from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to purchase Pirates Park, a 38.7-acre recreation center on Miller Road. Supervisor Karyn Miller said purchasing Pirate’s Park is in keeping with the township’s Master Plan […]

Township set to finalize ordinance for Medical Marijuana facilities

FLINT TWP. — After a second reading at its March 19 meeting, the township board will consider adoption of its Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing ordinance. The ordinance aims to bring the township into compliance with new state laws but also to establish where and what facilities can operate in the township. It is to provide “reasonable restrictions to protect the […]


EGGS-TRA, EGGS-TRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT — A large crowd of families with children turned out last weekend for the township’s first Community Easter Egg Hunt, at the park next to the police station on Norko Drive, sponsored by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in partnership with Genesee Valley Center, with support from numerous local businesses. Volunteers distributed more than […]

Twp. board spars over sales of tax-reverted properties

FLINT TWP. — Despite no takers at two county auctions, a house at 6184 Mapleridge Drive became the subject of a bidding battle, so to speak, at a recent township board meeting. The Western Hills home is one of 11 tax reverted properties presented to the board for disposition including sale or demolition. In a new blight control strategy, the […]

Planning Commissions approves site plans for expansion and new development

FLINT TWP. — For folks who enjoy shopping at Aldi grocery store, there is good news and sort of bad news. The good news is that store is planning a 3,300 square-foot expansion to the existing store at 4270 Corunna Road. The not so good news is that probably starting in April, the popular store will be closed for about […]

I-69 reconstruction underway until November

FLINT TWP. — Road work was scheduled to March 12, to reconstruct two miles of the I-69 freeway from Ballenger Highway to Fenton Road, according to a press announcement from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). MDOT is investing $34 million in a project that includes reconstruction of the roadway and work on existing bridges and ramps. Westbound I-69 will […]

In brief

Airport director to speak at WFBA meeting today FLINT TWP. — Craig Williams, director of Bishop International Airport, will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association meeting from noon to 1:15 p.m. on March 15 at the Golden Corral restaurant, 4200 Miller Road. Williams will talk about the departure of Southwest Airlines and the importance of traveling […]

When tech is not so friendly

Technology is created to make our lives easier, right? Computers, cell phones, the Internet, Siri, Alexa, OnStar – all that good stuff – it is supposed to help us in our lives. I’m not always one to quickly embrace technology, but once I get a hold of it and learn to use it, I become a slave to it just […]

The annual Flint Camper & RV Show is March 15-18

FLINT —The time is right to purchase a new RV and a great place to do so is at the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) 41st Annual Flint Camper & RV Show, March 15-18. The show will be at Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Road, located south of I-69 at the Center Road exit. […]

DM Burr Group offers armed guards to 15 school districts

FLINT – As America grapples with how to keep U.S. schoolchildren safe in the wake of last month’s Florida school shooting that claimed 17 lives, Flintbased DM Burr Group is launching ‘Operation S.O.S.’ (Secure Our Schools) and donating armed or un-armed officers to 15 Michigan school districts. District administrators will decide whether they prefer an armed or un-armed officer. The […]