News Briefs

Bid letting for trail is June 3

FLINT TWP. — Bid letting for the Genesee Valley Trail is scheduled for June 3 when eligible contractors can vie for the project, according to a plan update from the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, presented by Township Supervisor Karyn Miller at the Township Board meeting Monday night.

Reading from an email, Miller said the plan for the 2.69 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail targets construction to start in August and be completed in late fall.

Plans call for the recreational trail to start alongside M-21 at the Old CN Railroad line from the city of Flint limits near Corunna Road and Ballenger Highway and follow the abandoned railroad into Flint Township. It will end just past the bus stop on Linden Road at the entrance to Genesee Valley shopping mall. For compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a small portion of sidewalk will be placed across the street at Norko Drive and Linden Road but the trail will not continue down Norko as previously proposed.

The project is being funded by $1,021,643 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) federal dollars. — R.S.

Township offices closing for Memorial Day

FLINT TWP. — The Township Hall will be closed May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, supervisor Karyn Miller announced at the board meeting Monday night. — R.S.

Township taking sealed bids for heating and cooling

FLINT TWP. — Sealed bids for a bi-annual heating and cooling maintenance agreement are being accepted by the township clerk. The agreement covers five township buildings including the administrative offices, police and fire stations and the senior citizens center. Bids are due by 11 a.m. on June 2 and will be opened and read aloud later that same day. The successful bid will be submitted to the township board for approval at its regular June 20 meeting. Bid forms and details about the bidding process are available from the township clerk. — R.S.

Clerk releases election information

FLINT TWP. — Township Clerk Kim Courts reported a total of 1,817 ballots cast in the May 3 election — a 7.35 percent turnout of registered voters. Of the vote total, 1,207 were absentee ballots, she said. — R.S.

Compost bins for sale

FLINT TWP. — A compost bin currently on display in the lobby of the Flint Township hall will be for offered for purchase at a substantial discount by the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission. The compost bin and a recycling rain barrel will be sold from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 4, rain on shine, in the parking lot at Courtland Center Mall 4109 E. Court street, at the west end near Center Road. The compost bin valued at $100 will be sold for $30 and the rain barrel valued at $150 will be sold for $45. Quantities are limited. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover card. For more information, call 810-257-3010 or e-mail recycle@ co. genesee. mi. us. — R.S.

Waste collection at various locations this Saturday

FLINT TWP. — Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Day from 10 am. to 2 p.m Saturday at the following locations:

 Genesee Area Skill Center, 5081 Torrey Road, Flint both HHW and e-waste

 Brent Run Landfill, 8247 W. Vienna Road, Montrose, both HHW and e-waste

 Flint East -Water Service Center — HHW, 3310 East Court Street and

 Goodwill Industries, 501 S. Averill Ave. e-waste only

Accepted items include aerosol cans, antifreeze, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, household and car batteries, gasoline, household pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, mercury, used oil, oil-based paint, old prescriptions, paint thinners and tires up to seven inches. E-waste includes TV sets, computer monitors, laptops and notebooks, printers and copiers, DVD and VCR players, fax machines, cell phones, video cameras and stereo equipment. Items that will not be accepted include latex paint, commercial, industrial and medical waste, explosive materials, TV consoles and radioactive materials. The effort is coordinated by the Household Hazardous Waste Consortium of Genesee County. — R.S.

Benefit for the Genesee Animal Shelter tonight

FLINT TWP. — The Friends of the Genesee County Animal Shelter will hold a benefit dinner tonight at bd’s Mongolian Grill on Miller Road. All money raised will go directly to helping the organization achieve its goal either by paying the adoption, veterinary or medication fees for animals going into rescue or by purchasing items for animals housed at Animal Control.

Tickets are $22 per adult and include all you can eat soup, salad, stir fry, fountain drink AND gratuity.

Friends will also be holding several silent auctions during the event, with items including a brand new Keurig coffee maker (with at least 50 K-cups). The auction will also feature several “Themed” baskets, such as a dog, cat, coffee, tea, golf, Made in Michigan and an all donated Made in Genesee County basket. Tickets can be purchased online through paypal on our website, www.fgcas. info. Payment must be received prior to the event and tickets can be picked up at the door. No tickets will be sold at the door, however.

This event will be held tonight, May 19. Arrival time must be between 5-8 p.m. — C.R.

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