Goodwill opens new West Flint donation center
CLAYTON TWP. — Donating to Goodwill is now easier in the west Flint area with the opening of a new Goodwill Donation Center at 1072 Elms Rd. in the Elms Road Square shopping plaza. A ribbon-cutting was held on Wednesday. It makes the fifth donation center available in the greater Flint area. Goodwill revenue from the sale of donations funds job training programs and career placement services to assist people having a hard time finding a job, either because of a disability, lack of education or work experience. For more information about Goodwill, go to www.goodwillmidmichigan.org. — R.S.
Police department hosting National Night Out
FLINT TWP. — To avoid conflict with election night, the police department is planning to host its National Night Out (NNO) event on Aug. 4, a day earlier than the 31st annual nationwide event sponsored by National Association of Town Watch (NATW), a non-profit organization. The local event will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the township police station on Norko Drive. Police Chief George Sippert said more details will be made available and posted online closer to the day of the event. — R.S.
More firefighters sought
FLINT TWP. — The fire department is ramping up efforts to hire more on-call firefighters. Fire Chief John Ringwelski said residency requirements have been extended one mile outside of the township perimeter in an effort to attract more candidates. Eligibility requirements and application procedures are posted on the township’s website. at www.flinttownship.org/FireDepartment/NowHiringOn- CallFireFighters.aspxChief Ringwelski said they are seeking to actively seeking more candidates now to complete the process in time for a training academy starting in October. — R.S.
Micro-surfacing work scheduled in Flint, Mundy
FLINT TWP. — Road work begun this week by the Genesee County Road Commission is expected to be completed by Aug. 8. This micro-surfacing work will consist of crack sealing, asphalt patching and micro-surfacing. Work locations are on Dye Road from Lennon Road to Corunna Road in Flint Township, and on Hill Road from Linden Road to Torrey Road and from Van Slyke Road to Fenton Road in Mundy Township. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction of travel. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution and to allow themselves additional time to reach their destinations. — R.S.