In brief



Road repair underway

FLINT TWP. — Resurfacing work on Bristol Road was scheduled to begin last Monday and continue until Aug. 30. Traffic will be maintained via lane shifts.

The Genesee County Road Commission is advising motorists to proceed with caution and allow extra time to each destinations via this route. — R.S.

Meetings to discuss plans for old GM properties

FLINT TWP. — RACER (Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust) will hold two meetings in Genesee County on June 25 to update residents about work done to date and planned for the future to market the redevelopment of former automotive sites.

After General Motors filed bankruptcy, the U.S. Bankruptcy court esablished RACER to help communities affected by abandoned GM properties.

RACER’s mandate was to clean up the sites and prepare them for redevelopment that creates jobs and contributes to the community’s economic vitality.

RACER Trust’s update on properties in Flint Township, Flint, Burton, Genesee Township and Grand Blanc Township will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mott Community College Event Center, 1401 E. Court Street. RACER is also holding a Buick City Update from 5-6 p.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle, 930 E. Myrtle in Flint.

Both meetings are open to the public. — R.S.

Former fire official dies

FLINT TWP. — Gregg William Norman, 65, a former assistant chief for the township fire department has passed away, according to an announcement at the board meeting Monday night.

Norman retired from the department in 1992 and has lived in Cadillac for 22 years. Funeral services will take place on June 20 in Cadillac. — R.S.

MId-East Festival Planned

FLINT TWP. — Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church, 4133 Calkins Road, will host its annual Mideast Festival on July 12- 14.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

A 25-minute fireworks show is planned for Saturday after dark.

Other entertainment and activities include dancing, live Arabic ands, belly dancers, church tours, children’s activities, homemade Middle Eastern foods and a beer tent for patron age 21 and up. — R.S.


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