In brief

MTA renewal on August ballot

FLINT TWP. — Clerk Kathy Funk is among clerks in Genesee County notified of the MTA Millage Renewal proposal on the August 8 ballot. This will be a renewal of the levy set to expire this year. Voters will be asked to approve a five-year renewal – 2019-2023 – of 0.40 mills ($0.40 per $1,000 of taxable property valuation. It provides for Your Ride and related services for the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged people and other members of the public. The estimated value to be collected during the first year of this millage is $3,335,794.80. — R.S.

10th annual park clean-up

FLINT TWP. — The 10th annual Township Park Clean-up and Beautification will be held from 10-11 a.m. May 5 at the Flint Township Park, 5200 Norko Drive. It is being held in memory of Dr. Peter Mikelens, clean-up project leader, for the past nine years, who died last August. This year’s event is being scaled back to only picking up litter instead of the planting and pruning that took place in past years. As always, the public is invited to attend. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and trash bags. A short memorial program will highlight a Monarch Way Station Sign to be placed in the butterfly garden that Mikelens created at the park. The clean-up will be followed by a nature walk around the park – another tradition led each year by Mikelens who was very knowledgeable about plants and wildlife. The event this year is spearheaded by Mikelens widow – Millie Wint. — R.S.

Recycling days set

GENESEE COUNTY — Dates have been set for the 2018 Genesee County Recycle Days and includes some additions. The first collection of hazardous waste and electronics is coming up May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grand Blanc High School and at the Flint Water Service Center, 3310 East Court Street, In Flint. The fall collection is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W Maple Ave. and at the water plant. New this year will be Tuesday collections 2-6 p.m. June 12, July 10, August and October 9 at the Mott Community College, Parking Lot S, 156 Albert R Horrigan Drive in Flint. A full list of acceptable and unacceptable materials can be read online at R.S.

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