In brief

Getting it right

A reader commented of the photo we ran last week of the roofing work at the First Baptist Church in Davison and corrected some of our information. The original Baptist Church was a wood frame building on that corner. In 1901, the parish sold the original building, and built the current brick structure. The current structure was built on that site and was not moved to that site. The octagonal dome is part of the original, 1901 brick building. — G.G.

Township again reminds residents of fireworks ordinance

DAVISON TWP. — Township officials would like to remind residents about its fireworks ordinance, which follows the State of Michigan regarding fireworks.

The Davison Township Ordinance #65-D-2 read as follows: The ordinance regulates the ignition, discharge, or use of consumer fireworks on the following days, after 11 a.m.

1.) Dec. 31 until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1.

2.) The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day until 11:45 p.m. on each of those days.

3.) June 29 through July 4 at 11:45 p.m. on each of these days.

4.) July 5, if that date is a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m.

5.) The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day until 11:45 p.m. on each of these days.

A person shall not ignite, discharge, or use consumer fireworks, except on the National Holidays identified above. A violation of this ordinance shall result in a civil fine of $1,000 for each violation. — G.G.

BBQ, Ben Franklin & Celebration in Davison

DAVISON TWP. — On July 5, starting at 4 p.m., Living Grace Church, 7074 Davison Rd., will host a BBQ with brats and hot dogs provided. ‘Ben Franklin’ visits from 5-6 p.m. and there will be a reading the Declaration of Independence and Q&A.

Music and a service will follow with sparklers and games, followed by fireworks at dusk.

Details: Call 810-441-4571. — G.G.

Clerks to have offices open Aug. 1 for ballots

DAVISON AREA — As required by law, local clerks will be open Aug.1 for accepting and issuing absentee ballots and voter registrations. Office hours are: Davison Township, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; City of Davison, 7 a.m.-3p.m.; and Richfield Township, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. — G.G.

Sneller announces summer in-person coffee hours

BURTON — State Rep. Tim Sneller (D-Burton) will hold coffee hours July 20, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sam’s Italian Restaurant, 4105 Grand Blanc Road in Mundy Township and Aug. 7, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Scotti’s Coney Island, 5522 Lapeer Road in Burton.

Sneller hosts coffee hours to give residents the opportunity to discuss the most important issues happening at the state Capitol and around the community.

In deference to COVID-19 safety precautions: face masks or other facial coverings and social distancing measures are highly encouraged. — G.G.

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity receives grant

FLINT — Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has received a grant of $5,000 from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to support restart operations. The grant is from the Greater Flint Urgent Relief Fund and will be used to purchase signage, thermometers, gloves, cleaning supplies and masks necessary to continue operations safely through the COVID19 pandemic.

Tom Hutchison, Executive Director of Genesee County Habitat for Humanity states, “It is vital for both the safety and peace of mind of not only our staff, but the people that we serve to have adequate personal protective equipment and that we have appropriate cleaning and social distancing measures in place. No one could have predicted the unexpected costs of public health signage, new cleaning supplies and processes, and personal protective equipment. We are extremely grateful to the Community Foundation for meeting this crucial need.” — G.G.