In brief

Getting it Right

FLINT TWP. — The following paragraphs were left off of an article last week about tax reverted properties in the township:

Other hefty tax bills include a residential improved property with a $24,934 total bill dating back to 2007.

Most delinquencies range from about $3,000 to $8,000 including interest and fees.

Properties go into forfeiture when taxes go unpaid for one year. The second year, if still unpaid, they go into foreclosure and in February of the third year they are turned over to the treasurer’s office through Circuit Court proceedings.

The treasurer’s office noted that a few of the listed foreclosed properties will be reversed if the taxes are paid, as provided by law.

The process began in April when tax foreclosed property were deeded to the county treasurer. Then foreclosed properties are offered for purchase to local unit of government for back taxes owed. If, the local unit passes on acquisition, the same offer is made to the State of Michigan. Unsold properties are offered at public auctions. — R.S.

Theft ring busted

FLINT TWP. —Police officers working with neighboring agencies and FANG in the past six month led to arrests in a theft ring, Police Chief George Sippert said.

Four people were arrested recently in connection with possession of stolen property from a rash of burglaries in Montrose, Clayton, Grand Blanc, Mundy, Flushing and Flint townships over the past six months. FANG developed leads and set up surveillance of suspects who were followed and caught in the act. Questioning them helped to identify an apartment on Ballenger Highway near Court street where they were trading the stolen goods for drugs, Sippert said. With a search warrant, officers from the Incident Response Team raided the apartment early one morning and recovered huge amounts of stolen property and drugs. Four people were taken into custody. The prosecutor’s office is reviewing the case. —R.S.

Fireworks display is Friday night

FLINT TWP. — Don’t forget the township’s first-ever fireworks display is planned for Friday night as part of the Community Days carnival now taking place on the grounds of the Genesee Valley Center mall. If it rains, the fireworks will be moved to Saturday night. — R.S.

GOD & COUNTRY Service to celebrate freedom

FLINT TWP. — Central Church of the Nazarene in Flint invites the community to attend its annual, GOD & COUNTRY SERVICE from 9:30-11 a.m. July 1. The one-hour service honors those who are currently serving or have served in the armed services.

Central Church of the Nazarene is located at 1261 W. Bristol Rd., Flint. For more information on the GOD & COUNTRY SERVICE, contact the church at 810-235-5671 or — R.S.

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