In brief

Company lauded for helping move displaced tenants

FLINT TWP. — Jamie Scott, owner of Two Men & a Truck, 3490 Miller Road, and members of her staff were presented a Spirit of Community Award by the township board of trustees at its Monday night meeting. The award recognizes residents and businesses that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to serving the community. Two Men & a Truck was cited for its assistance, free of charge, in helping to move displaced tenants from the Brookstone Apartment complex off Flushing Road last month after the building was condemned because the property owners did not pay the water bill leading to a shut-off and unsafe living conditions. According to the resolution adopted by the township and presented at the meeting, employees Eric Limban and Tyler Adams worked from 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. one day helping the last of the tenants move their belongings to new homes. Other employees cited for helping with the project were Tatiana Aubery, Brittney Little, Raven West, Ronnie Schan, Nicholas Miller and Erick Battles. The resolution lauded them for their excellent work ethic, professionalism and community spirit.” — R.S.

Traffic crashes up

FLINT TWP. — People were injured in 16 of 111 traffic crashes occurring in the township during the past two weeks, Police Chief George Sippert said in his routine report at the township board meeting Monday night. That included nine occurring in less than an hour on Saturday night when dropping temperatures led to slick road conditions, he said. It is normal for weather conditions to cause accidents to increase at this time of year, he said. He also reported that overall police responded to 1.050 calls for service in the past two week. — R.S.

Firefighter’s quick response saves lives and damage

FLINT TWP. — An outstanding effort by Sgt. Mark Story of the Flint Township Fire Department helped rescue four people and restricted damage to one apartment during a recent fire at the River Forest apartment complex off Beecher Road, said Fire Chief John Ringwelski in his regular report at the township board meeting. Ringwelski said the alarm came in at 1:15 a.m. and Story arrived first on the scene to find two residents trapped on a balcony and two in a basement apartment. With smoke pouring from the building. Story rescued the tenants then pulled water lines to start battling the blaze. Story was later treated for smoke inhalation but returned to work to finish his shift afterwards, said Ringwelski, who also credited help from police officers on the scene. As a result, most of the damage was restricted to the apartment where the fire started, he said. “We were able to save the basement and contents of 10 other apartments,’’ he said. Mutual aid was called in from the City of Flint and Mt. Morris. — R.S.

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