In brief

Getting it right

FLINT TWP. — A news article in the March 31 edition should have said the township board voted 4-3 to defeat a motion to request from its Civil Service Commission a list of names for hiring fulltime firefighters. Township Supervisor Karyn Miller and Trustees Frank Kasle and George Menoutes voted to request the list. — R.S.

Time for spring cleaning (and shredding)

FLINT TWP. — Gather up your old receipts, bills and other confidential documents that have personal identification that needs to be shredded before being discarded. A free Township Shredding Day is scheduled for May 7, from 10 a.m.-noon in the parking lot at the Administration Building, 1490 S. Dye Road. Residents are allowed to bring in two boxes of documents per vehicle.

Township Clerk Kim Courts arranges for the professional shredding truck to come in twice a year – once in the spring and again in the fall. — R.S.

MDOT to answer questions about Bristol roundabout

FLINT TWP. — Representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation will attend the April 18 township board meeting to discuss plans for the roundabout to be built on Bristol Road near the I-75 exchange, said Township Supervisor Karyn Miller. Now would be the time for anyone with questions to come and get them answered, she said. Construction is expected to begin mid-summer. — R.S.

De-stressing retreat offered

GENESEE COUNTY — “Recharge,” a Service Providers’ Self-Care Conference is planned for Friday and Saturday, April 22-23 by Recco S. Richardson Consulting, at Covenant Hills Retreat & Camp, 10359 E. Farrand Road in Otisville.

It is billed as a stress-relieving event for case managers, counselors, educators, social workers, child care workers, youth specialists, coaches, business owners, residential/detention center workers and others.

Topics will include De-stressing vs Stressing, Expressive Writing and Coloring to Reduce Stress, Growth Strategies for Your Business, Private Practice, Personal Self-Defense, Self- Care, The Pursuit of Happiness & Helping Others, Service Provider’s & Codependency and more. Leisure activities will include basketball, self-defense Class, nature walks, a bonfire, massages and meditation sessions.

Registration fees of $100-$165 are based on number of days attending and must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 19. Lodging and food not included. 810-394-7815. — R.S.

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