Flint Township trustees approve contract with GDL

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved a contract with the Genesee District Library (GDL) regarding the McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Rd., at its Jan. 10 meeting.

Supervisor Karyn Miller said the township’s attorney, Peter Goodstein, reviewed the lease and service agreement, and also met with the library’s attorney and board. After the township approved the contract, it goes to the Genesee District Library.

The agreement outlines several mutual covenants, including relationship of the parties, furnishing of library services and furnishing of building services by the landlord, which is Flint Township. Trustee Belenda Parker raised concerns over an item in the agreement, saying the library would be responsible removal, trash removal and other services.

“I felt this is not right,” she said. “I thought it was divided 60/40 by the senior center and GDL.”

In response, Miller said that the library cannot pay for the services, and that the township pays the library’s 40 percent. According to the agreement, “The Library shall pay no rent for this lease of the Premises other than the furnishings of Library Services …” The agreement also outlines the responsibilities of the township, which include paying all sewer, water, electrical, gas, oil and other utility charges; pay all real property taxes and personal property taxes, if any; provide for regular cleaning and janitorial services for the library; and provide, repair, maintain and replace furnishings for the library to allow for it to sufficiently render its services.

Also at the meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution regarding tax reverted properties. According to the resolution, there are 10 parcels in the township that were not sold at the mandatory yearly auctions. Therefore, the township gets the properties back at no fee said Miller. All of the parcels, eight on Charter Oak Drive, one on Town Center Parkway and one on S. Dyewood Drive, are all vacant land.

“There is no downside to getting these back,” Miller said.

The next meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees is 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd. Details: Call 810-732-1350 or visit www.flinttownship.org.

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