News Briefs

Soon-to-open resale store now buying clothing

FLINT TWP. — Plato’s Closet, a resale store for 20-somethings opening later this summer, has announced it is now purchasing gently-used, quality clothing to stock the store. The store is looking to buy brandname clothing and accessories for guys and girls including shoes, belts, purses, jewelry and other teen items. Sellers receive cash on the spot for items accepted for purchase by the store. The store is located at 3192 S. Linden Road. — R.S.

Balance of PEG funds released to C-A schools

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board has authorized release of an outstanding balance of $3,021.41 in PEG monies to be released to the Carman-Ainsworth School District. PEG funds are allocated for public, educational, and governmental access (PEG) TV channels and programming enhancement. — R.S.

Township board to OK rezoning for Miller Rd. parcels

FLINT TWP. — The Township Board introduced a zoning amendment for two parcels on Miller Road to be rezoned from Office 1 to Commercial -General Business 2. One is a vacant parcel commonly west of the Best Buy store. The second parcel is at 4008 Miller Road. Both rezonings have been recommended by the Planning Commission They will come before the township board for second reading and adoption at its June 6 meeting. — R.S.

C-A student group hosting end-of-the-year cookout

FLINT TWP. — The African American Students Association at Carman-Ainsworth High School is hosting an end-of-the-year cookout from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Elms Road Park in Swartz Creek. All students and staff are invited. — R.S.

Genealogy buffs invited to Polish research workshop

FLINT TWP. — Several Flint Genealogical Society members are planning to attend a workshop at Polonica Americana Research Institute (PARI) on Saturday, June 11. The research center for Polish resources is at Orchard Lake Schools, 3535 Indian Trail, in Orchard Lake. There is room for 12 researchers at the PARI center. For more information, time of leaving, and cost call Trudy Krueger at 810-232-5835 or Della Gamalski at 248-672-2157. Reservations are required and will be taken on a first come-first serve basis. The deadline is June 1. — R.S.

Parking ordinance exception to be granted

FLINT TWP. — Responding to a hardship plea from affected residents, the Township Board has agreed to amend it parking ordinance which prohibits parking on any public street between 2-7 a.m. The board will grant an exception for the south side of Southgate Drive from 3472 east to 3514 — an area used for overflow parking for residents of townhouses built in the late 1960s to mid-70s without adequate parking, according to the hardship plea letter requesting the change. — R.S.

Consumers Energy tree-trimming work starting

FLINT TWP. — Township Supervisor Karyn MIller announced a notice from the Consumers Energy Forestry Division that it will begin line-clearing work in the township that could take several months. Trees interfering with power lines are responsible for nearly 30 percent of power outages, according to Consumer Energy. A forestry division planner will begin marking large trees that require pruning with a blue dot and trees requiring removal with a blue “X.” Brush, including small trees, will also be cleared from the right-of-way. Residents living in affected areas will be notified by mail before work crews arrive. — R.S.

Board agrees to help pay for ditching work

FLINT TWP. — The township board approved an estimate from the Genesee County Road Commission agreeing to use 50-50 funds for ditching work and hydroseeding of about 1000 feet on the east side of Holiday Drive from Bristol Road south. The township’s share of the estimated $11,724 project cost is $5,862. — 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.

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.

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