In brief

Absentee ballots ready

FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kim Courts said that absentee ballots for the November 4 general election will be sent out by the end of this week or the first of next week. Those are for people on an established list who will be out of town on election day or meet an age required to vote absentee. Anyone with questions or needing a ballot should contact the clerk’s office at 810-600-3214. — R.S.

Fire department giving away smoke detectors

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department has received a grant to distribute a limited supply of smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors. One will be given to low and moderate residents living in a qualifying Community Development Block Grant area. Fire Chief John Ringwelski said about 20 of 129 available have been distributed. The department was able to obtain them at half price working with Home Depot, he said. They can be picked up at the fire department between 1-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A picture identification is required as proof of residency. — R.S.

Get ready for fall cleaning

FLINT TWP. — A Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection Day, coordinated by the Household Hazardous Waste Consortium of Genesee County, is scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 27, at two designated collection sites — Goodrich Middle School, 7500 Gale Road, and Flint East — Water Service Center, 3310 East Court St. in Flint.

Items accepted include Household Pesticides, Herbicides, Fertilizers, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Batteries, Gasoline, Aerosol Cans, Antifreeze, Mercury, Used Oil, Oil- Based Paint, Old Prescriptions, Paint Thinners, Tires (up to 7), Televisions, Cell phones, Computer Monitors, Laptops & Notebooks, Printers & Copiers, DVD & VCR Players, Fax Machines and Stereo Equipment.

For more information contact the Genesee County Recycle Hotline at (810) 762-7744, email or visit R.S.

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