In brief

Don’t forget to vote Tues. on school proposals

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth residents are asked to vote on three ballot proposals:

• Renewal of existing 18 mill Non- Homestead Millage (10 years)

• Renewal of the existing .5 mill Building and Site Sinking Fund (10 years)

• Increase (additional) .5 mill Building and Site Sinking Fund (10 years)

The 18 mill Non-Homestead Millage does not cost residents any money on their primary residence, but is a tax on business properties.

This operating millage generated $6.8 million in 2011-12 and $6.2 million in 2012-13 (or 13.3 percent if the district budget), according to information provided by C-A officials.

Visit the C-A website at www.carman. k12. mi. us for more information about the millage and a full list of past and proposed sinking fund projects. — R.S.

Robotics team “Da Peeps” excelled at world tourney

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Robotics team 3485 Da Peeps did very well last week at the World Championship held at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

Competing against some of the best teams in the world, they received an award for being the finalist in their division.

There are more than 2,800 FTC teams worldwide; but only 128 teams were invited to compete at this level.

Da Peeps successfully fought their way to the semi-finals before being beaten.

The competition team includes junior Christopher Smith and freshman Mikaila Garrison. Meghan Borgerding and Taylor Talbert, both juniors, also were commended for working hard throughout the season to get the team to the World Championship. — R.S.

Annual Concert features well-known composer

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth 15th Annual All District Band and Orchestra Concert will take place in the C-A High School Gym at 7 p.m. on May 6. Band and orchestra students in grades 5-12 will perform a round-robin concert. — R.S.

Help with park clean-up this weekend

FLINT TWP. — Volunteers are sought for the annual clean-up and beautification of the township park on Norko Drive between Linden and Dye Roads, next to the township police station.

Free coffee and doughnuts will be served at 8 a.m. and the work will wrap up around noon with a pizza lunch.

Projects will include cleaning up flower beds, replanting flowers and shrubs, cutting down invasive autumn olive and buckthorn bushes, cleaning up the play area by the swings and picking up litter.

Volunteers are asked to bring loppers, shovels, rakes, and gloves and advised to wear sturdy clothes and shoes.—R.S.

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