Clerk granted political leave of absence

FLINT TWP. — The township board has unanimously approved a fouryear Political Leave of absence for former township clerk administrative assistant Kathy Funk, who was elected clerk in the November general election.

In requesting the leave, Funk cited a labor agreement between the township and AFSCME Local 1918- 01 which states that: The board will, upon request, grant a leave of absence for up to four years without pay to any employee to campaign for, or serve in public office.

Funk’s leave is effective

November 20, 2016 through November 20, 2020. She was sworn in as clerk Monday night along with other members of the seven-member board.

All are serving four-year terms.

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