In brief

Yard waste collection starts today in township

FLINT TWP. — Compost and yard waste collection will resume on Thursday April 6 and continue weekly through Nov. 30. Items in marked containers or brown yard waste bags should be left on curb by 7 a.m. along with regular trash and recyclables. For more information call 1-877-609- 6753. — R.S.

EDC meeting next week

FLINT TWP. — The reinvigorated Economic Development Corporation will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12. A guest speaker will talk about brownfield redevelopment, said Tracey Tucker, building director. The EDC, which oversees economic development activity, had reduced its role to meeting once annually in May. The group has new members and is expected to meet more frequently to pursue economic development interests. — R.S.

Noxious weed enforcement begins May 1 in township

FLINT TWP. — Enforcement of the township’s Noxious Weed ordinance will begin May 1, said Tracey Tucker, building director, at the April 3 township board meeting. The ordinance states that landowners found to have weeds or grass higher than ten inches will be issued a notice by first class mail, giving them ten days from the postmark to cut weeds to no more than four inches. If they do not comply, the township will send someone to cut the weeds and bill the owner. Owners can challenge the notice by visiting the building office before the ten day expire. The term “noxious weeds” includes Canada thistle; Mustards (charlock, black mustard, and Indian mustard, species of Brassica or Sinapis ); Bindweed; Perennial sowthistle ;Hoary alyssum; Ragweed; Poison ivy; and Poison sumac or any other plant which, in the opinion of township officials constitutes a common nuisance.

Church hosting another comedy show

FLINT TWP. — Tim Hawkins, a Christian comedian and singer known for offbeat standup routines and popular song parodies, will perform live at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at t Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 West Bristol Road. Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country, with 300,000,000 video views online and over 100 sold-out concerts every year, according to his published bio. Ticket information is available online at events/433983

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