In brief

Township reports new businesses coming

FLINT TWP. — Tracey Tucker, economic development director for Flint Township, told the Board of Trustees Feb. 19 that three vacant businesses in the township will soon have new tenants.

The vacant Toys R Us building on Linden Road will soon become the home for Ashley Homes, she said. Also, a new occupant for the vacant King Par building on Flushing Road is also expected to be announced soon.

The vacant Furniture Row building on Linden Road will soon become the new home of Peckham, Inc., a Lansing-based company. Tucker said the company plans to hire about 250 employees with disabilities.

Peckham is already accepting applications at and is expected to hold a job fair in March.

“That’s a big win for us,” she said.

Tucker also announced the Speedway at Miller and Dye roads will be demolished a new Speedway will be built on the site. — G.G.

Catch basin inspections approved

FLINT TWP. — The Board of Trustees voted Feb. 19 to hired Dependable Sewer Service to handle long overdue maintenance and inspection work on the township’s catch basins.

Economic Development Director Tracey Tucker said the agreement covers several catch basins that will have to be cleaned, maintained and monitored.

Tucker said the initial cost for and “emergency cleaning” will be an initial $1,764 expense. There will then another cleaning this year in November at a total cost of $3,528 and another cleaning in June of 2020.

The total cost will be $8,820. — G.G.

Township looking for volunteers

FLINT TWP. — Residents interested in volunteering to assist the Flint Township Road Advisory committee, not as member but to help make recommendations on how to spend millage money, should contact the township offices at 810-732- 1350. Also needed are volunteers to advise the parks and recreation committee and to help with clean-up projects. — G.G.

Learn to love public speaking with the Toastmasters

FLINT TWP. — Have you ever had shaking knees during a presentation? Had to make a toast at a friend’s wedding? Wondered how you could handle communication more smoothly? Have you ever just wondered what Toastmasters is all about? Hint: We are more fun than you’d expect. Here’s your chance to see what Toastmasters can do for you!

The group meets every Wednesday morning; 7:30-8:30 a.m. at St. George Orthodox Church, 5191 Lennon Rd.

Club is not a religious organization and is not affiliated with the church.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches communication and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

Details: Visit, email or call 810-252- 5755. — G.G.

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