Board approves change to MERS benefit for PD

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees voted 6-0 in favor of a change in the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS) benefit for the Flint Township Police Command Officers at its Feb. 22 meeting. Clerk Kim Courts was not in attendance.

The newly-approved MERS benefit for the police command officers lists the employee contribution rate at 10 percent, effective Jan. 1, 2011. For the employer contribution rate, the township will pay 15.97 percent, also effective Jan. 1, 2011.

Also at the meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller informed the board and audience that residents should not park on township streets from 2-6 a.m., especially when it snows. Miller briefly touched on the township’s pilot program for snow plowing with Curbco, asking residents to not park on the streets during those hours and also said that some township residents have complained about overnight parking.

If it continues, Miller said the police would be called out and people would be cited for violating the township’s ordinance. Later in the meeting, Trustee Frank Kasle spoke on Curbco, saying the company did “an excellent job” with snow plowing and that residents in his neighborhood applauded the service. In response, Trustee Barb Vert said “on my end of town, the work isn’t so good.”

“It’s less than stellar,” she said of Curbco’s service. Miller asked Vert to give her addresses and she would look into the matter.

The next meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees is 7 p.m. March 7 at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd. Details: Call 810- 732-1350 or visit

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