2018-07-26 E-Edition

State Representative 49th District

Attempts were made to contact every candidate in each race. These are the responses we received. – G.G. Name: John Cherry Age: 33 Hometown: Flint, MI Family: Married to Teresa Villacorta, one young daughter, Diana Occupation: MI Department of Natural Resources Performance Manager Coordinator Political experience: Flint Charter Commission – Vice Chair. Education: Bachelor’s Degree Natural Resources, Master’s Degree Public […]

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Free ‘Writing a Business Plan’ Workshop in Flint FLINT – A free “Writing a Business Plan” Workshop will be held at Oak Business Center, 2712 Saginaw St, from 1– 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 1. Presented by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) and hosted by Oak Business Center; this workshop covers the specifics of business planning including market research, […]

HAP encourages families to get children Immunized at Aug. 4 Summer Health and Fun Fair

FLINT – Michigan-based insurer Health Alliance Plan is offering free and low-cost immunizations for school-aged children at its Summer Health and Fun Fair on Aug. 4. Immunizations to protect children from diseases like the measles, mumps and hepatitis will be administered by the Genesee County Health Department. The fair will run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at HAP’s Flint location at […]

Merakey & Creative Ribbon Cuttings

Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce held two grand opening celebrations and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in July. Among the celebrations were Merakey Innovative Care and Education Solutions, a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider, located at 2284 S. Ballenger Hwy in Flint; as well as Creative Hair School of Cosmetology 4205 Miller Rd. in Flint.

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August election info FLINT TWP. — The township administration building will be closed on Tuesday, August 7 election day, but the election division will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday August 4 for voters to obtain absentee ballots. Absentee ballots also will be issued until 4 p.m. on Monday August 6 but must be completed on […]

MTA asking voters for millage renewal

FLINT TWP. — A millage renewal proposal for the Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) will ask voters in the August 7 election to extend a 0.40 mills tax levy for another five years from January 1 2019 through Dec. 31, 2023. “This is a renewal only with no increase,” said Edgar H. Benning, MTA General Manager, in a media statement. If […]

Township dumping rules updated

FLINT TWP. — Township Supervisor Karyn Miller announced new rules for residents who use dumping privileges at the Brent Run landfill, 8355 Vienna Road, in Montrose where they are allowed to take one load per month, free of charge. Dumping privileges are arranged through Emterra Environmental which provides the township’s weekly garbage collection and recycling services. Under the new dumping […]

Police dog retirement approved

FLINT TWP. — Come and say goodbye to Gunner, the police dog, at the next township board meeting on August 20. On Monday, the township board approved a resolution for retirement and bill of sale transferring ownership for Gunner to retire into the care of his handler and partner Officer Neal Donovan. The township attorney reviewed and approved the documents […]

Township rates A-plus audit

FLINT TWP. — Accountants from Plante-Moran gave the township an unmodified opinion, the highest level of assurance possible, for its annual audit, ending December 31,2017. Auditors Pamela Hill, Chrystal Simpson and Chris Gilbert presented highlights to the township board covering revenue and expenditures, health care and pension costs and legislative changes that impact the way the records are kept. Hill […]