In brief

Commissioners reappointed

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees have approved the reappointments of Mike Yancho, John Horcha and Jay Johnson to the township Planning Commission.

All three have served less than one year as they were recently appointed when other members resigned.

They will serve through July 31, 2023. — L.R.

Gaming license approved

GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees has approved a gaming license for Pink Par-Tee of Warwick Hills.

Pink Par-Tee raises money for breast cancer awareness and support, said Supervisor Scott Bennett. The organization provides financial and other support to people battling the disease.

The license will be used in conjunction with golf outings scheduled in August. — L.R.

Tax bills going out

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Blanc Township residents should receive their summer tax bills this week.

Treasurer Earl Guzak said the township received some late information which delayed the distribution.

“We’ve been getting a lot of calls,” Guzak said. “The bills usually go out on (July) first.” — L.R.

Absentee application info

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Grand Blanc Township Clerk Cathy Lane reports that her office has been “very active” with absentee voting.

“But we’re experiencing situations where a husband or wife gets a ballot but the other doesn’t,” she said.

Lane has contacted the post office to see if there is a lag somewhere, she said.

“I recommend residents put applications in the tan mailbox next to the federal blue box (at the township hall),” Lane said. “If they still need an application or want an absentee ballot, call our office.”

The number is 810-424-2602. — L.R.

Smith confirms Project Heats On for this October

BURTON — City Councilman Vaughn Smith said last week he received confirmation from Goyette Mechanical that Burton Project Heat’s On will happen Oct. 17. This free furnace program provides safe heat and with the help of sponsors is for Burton residents, who own their home, are current on their taxes and are experiencing financial difficulty.

Details: Call 810-516-9614. — G.G.

Sports Hall of Fame cancels 2000 induction banquet

FLINT — Due to the coronavirus crisis and the social distancing requirement, the Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors have cancelled the 2020 Induction Banquet scheduled for Dec. 5.

At this unprecedented and historic time, the health and safety of the Greater Flint Area Sports Hall of Fame Family is their primary concern. The press conference scheduled for Oct. 7 is cancelled as well.

The awards will return in 2021. — G.G.

Living Grace to hold “All Family” Vacation Bible School

DAVISON TWP. — Living Grace Church, 7074 Davison Rd., will hold its first ever All Family Vacation Bible School, “Wisdom & Answers”, for all ages, Aug. 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Participants will be outdoors and must be socially distant and responsible. Lunch and fun provided.

Register by calling 810-441-4571 or on Facebook at Living Grace Church. — G.G.

Davison man killed in motorcycle crash

OXFORD — A 38-year-old Davison man was killed July 11 following a single vehicle motorcycle crash.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department said the accident happened at 10:57 a.m. in Oxford Township when the driver of a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle locked up the rear wheel of his bike and he was ejected from the vehicle at State Street and N. Oxford Road.

Police said the operator was transported to McLaren Hospital in Pontiac by EMS where he was pronounced dead. The operator was not wearing a helmet, said police.

Alcohol and drug use may have been a factor in this crash, according to the OCSD. The incident remains under investigation. — G.G.

Church to hold garage sale

DAVISON — The First Baptist Church of Davison, 208 E. 4th St., will hold their second annual Garage Sale on July 24, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and July 25 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale will be held in the First Baptist Church Gym and all are encouraged to come. There are lots of items for sale. — G.G.

Lake Callis to close for weed management

DAVISON TWP. — Lake Callis Recreation Complex will be closed July 20, for Aquatic Weed Management. Treatment will take place at 8 a.m. and has a 24-hour swimming restriction. Park will open July 21, at 9 a.m. The township thanks everyone for their cooperation and apologize for the inconvenience. — 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. – 3 p.m.; and Richfield Township, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. — G.G.