Trail ribbon-cutting Oct. 21
FLINT TWP. — A ribbon-cutting dedication for the new Genesee Valley Trail is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 21 near MTA bus structure and Macy’s parking lot, Supervisor Karyn Miller announced last week at the West Flint Business Association Meeting. Miller said work is being completed on the 2.69-mile trail that begins on Corunna Road and ends on Linden Road in front of the Genesee Valley Center mall. Miller said plans are being made to extend the trail next year across Linden Road along Norko Drive to connect with the Flint Township Park. — R.S.
Twp. hiring new police officer
FLINT TWP. — Applications are due by Oct. 6 for an entry level police officer position. Details posted on the Flint Township website includes education, age, citizenship and health requirements. It provides information on where and how to file a Civil Service Application and also gives notice of a new township residency rule, effective Jan. 1, 2012, requiring all police officers to live within 20 miles of the township’s boundaries, with some exceptions. — R.S.
Shorter work week approved at township hall
FLINT TWP. — A four-day work week for employees at the township hall is now permanent with the approval of a contract with A.F.S.C.M.E Local 1918- 01 Clerical Union. The township board first approved temporary summer operating hours for 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday from May 23 through Sept. 9 but recently voted, with some objections, to making those hours permanent. Treasurer Sandra Wright and trustees Frank Kasle and George Menoutes voted against the new hours. Wright based her objections on the number of days the offices already are closed. She pointed out that the township offices would only be open three days during weeks with Monday holidays including Christmas this year and New Year’s 2012. — R.S.
Excellence in financial reporting applauded
FLINT TWP. — Superintendent Bill Haley gave praise and credit to assistant superintendent Russ Parks, for his role in Carman-Ainsworth being recognized with a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Board Officials Intl. Haley said the only a handful of school districts in the state receive the honor. The recognition is based on reviews the accounting practices and reporting procedures of by school districts in the CAFR reports.— R.S.
Fireside’s outdoor coffee-tasting event okayed
FLINT TWP. — Fireside Coffee, 3239 Elms Road, will conduct an outdoor event featuring pumpkins and coffee tasting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 8. A special event permit was approved by the Board of Trustees at its meeting last week.—R.S.
Dulcimer Troupe to perform
FLINT — The Mountain Echo Dulcimer Troupe of Ortonville will perform at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, 2310 Lapeer Rd., at 10:45-11:45 p.m., Sept. 29. The Troupe is directed by Martha Proper. The band plays folk instruments that are played in the Appalachian Mountain area. They are the Mountain Dulcimer, Hammer Dulcimer and the Autoharp. — G.G.