In brief

Election workers sought

FLINT TWP. — Anyone interested in becoming an elections inspector is invited to attend training meetings on May 17 and 19, said Clerk Kathy Funk. Pay is not great but the work is rewarding, she said. Interested residents ages 18 are invited to come to the township hall and sign up to take classes, Funk said. — R.S.

Police Chief issues crime watch warning for southeast township

FLINT TWP. — Police Chief George Sippert is asking for extra neighborhood vigilance for people who live in the vicinity of Fenton, Bristol and Maple Roads which has been experiencing numerous complaints of overnight thefts from cars. Chief Sippert cautioned residents to lock their cars at night and also to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity and report it by calling 911. Chief Sippert said that officers on focusing patrols in the area when they are not tied up with calls from other areas. — R.S.

Two tested for police chief opening

FLINT TWP. — Pending his retirement next month, Police Chief George Sippert said that the Civil Service testing for police chief has been completed by two applicants. The next step will be an intensive interview process on April 16 before a panel selected by the Civil Service Commission. Sippert has served as police chief for about 16 years. — R.S.

Police are now tweeting

FLINT TWP. — Giving residents another way to keep up with police activity, the police department now has a Twitter account at The department also reports news on its Facebook page at Department-195338327301926/

To illustrate the department’s heavy workload, Chief George Sippert reported police activity for March. In just that one month, police responded to 2655 calls, which breaks down to about 87 per day and four calls per hour. — R.S.

Next Township Shredding Day set

FLINT TWP. — Time to start spring cleaning for the next Township Shredding Day set for 10 a.m. to noon May 5 at the township hall parking lot. Residents will be permitted to bring two boxes of documents for shredding. Entrance to the parking lot will be off Reuben Street to eliminate traffic backups on Dye Road. The twice a year shredding event is well attended. — R.S.

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