Truth in taxation
GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees will have a truth in taxation hearing in September.
The hearing provides the township board the opportunity to approve a levy of 6.8738 mils against total property value of approximately $1,385,900,000.
Without the public hearing, the township would be allowed to levy 6.7483 mils. The 0.1255-mil difference equates to about $173,930.
The total millage includes 4.4844 mils for operating, 0.9960 for police, 0.1546 for mosquito control, 0.9934 for fire, and 0.2454 for parks and recreation.
Assessor Rebecca L. Salvati will attend the hearing to respond to questions.
A public notice will be published with the date and time for the hearing. — L.R.
Street lights approved
GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees has approved the installation of 21 new LED streetlights along the Dort Highway extension and the roundabouts associated with that project.
The lights will resemble the standard street lights in place along primary roads in the township. Installation will begin at Baldwin Road and continue through the Cook Road roundabout.
The Genesee County Road Commission will pay for installation but the township will pay energy costs. — L.R.
Extrication equipment OK’d
GRAND BLANC TWP. — The Grand Blanc Township Fire Department will get two new sets of extrication equipment.
The township Board of Trustees approved spending $58,000 for Hurst extrication equipment from Apollo Fire Equipment.
In a written report to the board, Fire Chief Robert Burdett said Hurst is the oldest manufacturer of extrication tools. In addition, the current equipment is Hurst brand.
In 2019, the fire department responded to 42 rescue calls requiring extrication tools. In 2020, the agency has already responded to 21, Burdette said.
The new equipment is expected to arrive in 60 to 90 days. — L.R.
Black Creek Trail closing Friday
DAVISON TWP. — The Black Creek Trail will be closed for repairs and maintenance Aug. 21-25 from the Davison Township Hall on Irish Road to the Arch where the trail meets Jack Abernathy Regional Park. The work will depend of the weather and may need to be extended.
Davison Township apologizes for the inconvenience and reminds residents to check out the woodland trails at the Robert Williams Nature and Historical Learning Center, 10069 E. Atherton Rd. — G.G.
Davison Farmers Market All-Day Craft Show
DAVISON TWP. — This Saturday, from open to close, Davison Farmers Market will be having one of their outdoor craft shows.
Local artisans will be on hand displaying their finest all day long. If interested, please call Sandy at 810-412-5883 or go to the market’s website for more details.
Davison Farmers Market is your one-stop-shopping place for the freshest produce, baked goods, meats, eggs and so much more for those summer cookouts, picnics, or last-minute gifts.
While shopping you can even stop and catch a bite-to-eat at one of the eateries, The Green Olive Tree or Amie’s Café.
The Davison Farmers Market is open year-round from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It is located in Davison, just off I-69, at the corner of Irish Road and East Court Street, next to D&W Windows & Sunrooms.
Details: Visit Davisonfarmersmarket.com. — G.G.
Davison Road rehabilitation project starts Aug. 26
FLINT — The Genesee County Road Commission will begin a roadway rehabilitation project on Davison Road from Oak Road to Cummings Road in Davison Township on Aug. 26. The work zone will be closed to thru traffic.
The posted detour route is Davison Road, Henderson Road, Potter Road, and Oak Road. Local traffic will be maintained via flagging operation. The anticipated open to traffic date is Sept. 26. Motorists are advised to expect delays and to proceed with caution. — G.G.
14th Annual Duck Race coming Sept. 5
DAVISON — The 14th Annual Duck Race is coming Sept. 5, hosted by Outreach East, from 1-1:30 p.m. at the Jack Abernathy Regional Park, 415 W. Rising St. in Davison. — G.G.
Relief services continue mobile pantry
BURTON — ICNA Muslim Relief Services will host a mobile pantry on the fourth Saturday of each month. If you or someone you know is in need of some food to get you through the next month, please stop by.
The Food Pantry will be at Creekwood Dental, 1080 Creekwood Dr., Burton from 1-3 p.m. Details: Call 313-366- 6800. — G.G.
Grants secured for police and fire department PPE
BURTON — Police Chief Brian Ross has secured a $19,000 grant for the Burton Police Department to purchase personal protection equipment (PPE) for its officers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also, Fire Chief Kirk Wilkinson obtained a grant for $30,000, also for the purchase of PPE for his department.
Additionally, the police chief reports the hiring of three new police officers for the Burton Police Department. All three are awaiting results of their drug tests before they can begin their duties. The additions bring the total number of police officers in the department to 37. — G.G.
Project Heats-On gearing up for Oct. 17
BURTON — The 12th Annual Burton Project Heats- On will take place Oct. 17, according to Burton City Councilman Vaughn Smith. He said with COVID-19 its changing the city’s timeline, somewhat, but they still hope to help as many low-income people in the community as possible. There are between 40-50 participants annually, and 32 sponsors, including Goyette Mechanical, who’s technicians volunteer their time checking furnaces, fixing hot water heaters and replacing furnaces.
If anyone knows a Burton family who could benefit from this type of assistance, please contact the city at 810-743-1500. — G.G.