In brief

Annie Moses Band in concert

FLINT TWP. — The popular PBS Annie Moses Band will be appearing in concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 17 with the Concert Choir & Orchestra of Flint Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 W. Bristol Rd. The Annie Moses Band plays a blend of fiddle, jazz and classical influences fused folk-inspired vocals. Central Church’s Concert Choir & Orchestra will open the evening and the Concert Choir will join the Annie Moses Band on several numbers. Tickets are $12 in advance and $20 at the door for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Group rates for 10 or more are available at www.trinitycommuni or by calling 800-965-9325. Tickets also can be purchased locally at Family Christian Store or at the church office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Details: 810-235-5671, or — R.S.

Keeping up with twp. news

FLINT TWP.— Interest in township business is drawing more and more online visitors, Township supervisor Karyn Miller reported at a recent board meeting. Since Memorial Day, the township’s website at has received 30,361 hits, averaging out to about 185 per day, Miller said. A hit is counted as one visit regardless of how many pages a visitor looks at, she explained. Miller also noted that videos of township meetings are now accessible on the web site. That makes it possible for residents who spend winter in Florida to keep up with township business, she said. —R.S.

Fick gets plowing contract

FLINT TWP. — Fick Excavating of Swartz Creek won the snowplowing contract for 2012. With the lowest bid, Fick topped one other bid from Agroscaping Inc. of Swartz Creek. The contract is for snowplowing and salting lots at the township hall, police department three fire stations ad the Senior Citizens Center.— R.S.

Twp. cuts garbage bill

FLINT TWP. — The 2011 garbage assessment now costs township residents $111 per year, down from $117 when Richfield Equities began services in January, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller announced at a recent board meeting. The new service added weekly recycling and weekly yard waste pickups to weekly garbage collection. Trustee Frank Kasle added his praise for the program. “We’ve had the current company servicing us for a year now and I must say even though I voted to have some other company do it, I personally am very satisfied with their pick ups,’’ he said. He suggested inviting Richfield to a meeting next year to review their service and provide residents with a chance to ask questions or voice complaints. Kasle noted that some residents have voiced occasional problems with the new service. — R.S.

Meeting dates set

FLINT TWP. — In a temporary departure from its usual first and third Tuesday meeting schedule, the Carman Ainsworth Board of Education has set Jan. 10 and 31 as meeting dates next month. The first change is because the meeting date falls on the same day classes resume after the holiday break. The January 31 date was changed from Jan. 24 at the request of a board member who had a conflict. That will mean back-to-back meetings for the board which resumes its normal schedule Feb. 7. — R.S.

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