Board approves expenditures for public safety

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees approved paying its dues to the Flint Area Narcotics Group and to purchase two storage containers for the fire department, Nov. 19.

The board voted unanimously to pay its $40,972 dues to FANG for the 2018- 19 fiscal year.

Flint Township Police Chief Kevin Salter said the township police receives a good bargain for the annual dues, giving it membership in the group, which not only works to stop drug trafficking, but also has an impact on undercover investigation, sex trafficking and auto theft.

Trustee Frank Kasle asked why the township no longer receives any refunds from FANG at the end of the year and Salter said it has been a long time since there were any reimbursements.

“The money we get back depends on forfeitures FANG gets,” said Salter.

Supervisor Karyn Miller added, “They do a good job for us.”

The board also approved the spending of $6,500 for the purchase of two storage containers to be kept on the training grounds adjacent to fire station No. 1, 5331 Reuben St.

Fire Chief Thomas Statler said the units will be used to simulate multi-story rescue and will be used to conduct training classes out of the weather. They will also be used to store equipment

Statler said the expenditure was budgeted by his department for this fiscal year. The board voted unanimously to purchase the units, the price also includes delivery of the units to the township.

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