In brief

Board approves labor contract

FLINT TWP. — After a closed session, Dec. 3, the Flint Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a tentative agreement with the Local 214 Communication Operators. The contract was approved as presented. Treasurer Lisa Anderson said she was pleased with the negotiations.

“They were a wonderful group to work with,” said Anderson. “They had all their ducks in order.”

Trustee Tom Klee agreed, adding, “Going into negotiations, things don’t always go smoothly or fluently.”

Details of the contract were not available. — G.G.

Trustees refuse tax reverted properties

FLINT TWP. – The Flint Township Board of Trustees rejected 19 tax reverted properties which would have been turned over to the township unless a notice of rejection was sent to the Genesee County treasurer’s office by Dec. 17. The properties will now be sent to the county Land Bank on Dec. 30. – G.G.

Metropolitan Alliance dues paid

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees voted Dec. 3 to pay the township’s dues on the Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance at an annual fee of $150 and total 2019 fees of $4,650. The board’s current representation on the Metropolitan Alliance was also renewed for another year. — G.G.

Jim Scott in Concert at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint

FLINT TWP. — Jim Scott will be in Concert at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Hwy., on Dec. 9 with his “Gather the Spirit: Seasonal Songfest.”

The concert is at 2 p.m. and tickets are $12 is advance, $15 at the door and children are free.

Musician and composer Jim Scott has earned the wide respect of audiences and other musicians for lyrical music that furthers the ideals of ecology, justice, and peace. For three decades he’s been reaching hearts and minds with his own brand of harmony, intelligent lyrics and some virtuoso guitar craft.

His music transcends boundaries and categories, spanning the jazz, classical, folk, and popular music worlds.

Guitarist for the Paul Winter Consort for many years, Jim has gone on to create choral works, a stage musical, a book illustrating his unique guitar approach and several recordings of his songs. Along with this wide range of creativity, it’s still his lyrical songs, speaking to all with direct and immediate messages that remain Jim’s primary work.

With a long connection to Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church, Scott has been active with the UU Seventh Principle Project, developing “Green Sanctuary,” a program eco-consciousness and activism for churches. In the last 15 years Scott has visited more than 300 UU churches across the country, leading services, presenting concerts, and offering workshops.

Several of Scott’s songs are in the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook. and has found wide use in many churches. Jim performs in churches of other denominations and his hymn “Gather the Spirit” is included in the new Unity Church Songbook.

Details: Call 810-232-4023 or email office@uuflint.org. — G.G.

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