Committee appointments approved

FLINT TWP. — Now that the township Board of Trustees is settled for the next four years, committee appointments are in order.

At two recent meetings, the board approved representation for its various committees and community boards.

Supervisor Karyn Miller was approved to serve as the township’s elected representative on the Genesee County Metro Alliance, with David Arceo serving as the citizen representative and Mike Pifer serving on the Technical Advisory Committee.

The Metro Alliance makes decisions about surface transportation in Genesee County including the review and endorsement of transportation planning issues, and federal aid projects and their funding. It is made up of representatives from each local municipality, the Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC), Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Mass Transportation Authority (MTA), and the Genesee County Drain Commission.

Miller also will serve as the board representative for the Flint Area Narcotics Group (F.A.N.G.) and Police Chief George Sippert was named as alternate. Conversely, Sippert will serve as the township’s representative to the Genesee Autotheft Investigation Network (GAIN) and Miller will serve as the alternate.

Miller also will serve as the board’s representative on the county Water and Waste board with Tracey Tucker, economic enhancement director, serving as alternate.

Miller also will serve on the Genesee County Roads and Bridges Advisory Committee, under the jurisdiction of the county road commission and she also was appointed as the Civil Defense Coordinator in cooperation with the county Civl Defense Disaster Plan and she will be the representative for the 911 Consortium.

Treasurer Marsha Binelli and controller Beth Takacs were approved to serve on the Fire Retirement Board. One additional slot remains open to be filled by a trustee volunteer .

Four members were approved to serve on the Board of Review, which oversees property assessments. They are Tom Hundley, whose term expires in Dec. 2013 and Doreen West and Jim Rouse, serving until December 2014. Ruben Arceo was named as an alternate, serving until December 2014.

Trustee Frank Kasle asked for more background information for the Board of Review appointees.

Supervisor Karyn Miller responded that Hundley has been with the township for one year and is a level three assessor who formerly worked in Swartz Creek. West is a former Flint Township accountant and Rouse is an accountant who also served on the township’s Road Advisory Committee.

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