FLINT TWP. — The township could look less beautiful in years to come. Jim McClung, longtime chairperson and member George Marins, have resigned from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.
Township Supervisor Karyn Miller read their letters of resignation at the September 8 township board meeting.
In his letter McClung stated his grievance over county workers mowing down a garden that the parks and rec committee planted several years ago to beautify a green space near the exit ramps at the I-75 freeway. McClung said he was among several people who spent hours of hard work planting that garden, which was supported by a grant from Keep Genesee County Beautiful.
Miller said the mowing was an accident. She praised McClung for his years of dedicated service and singled him out in the audience for a round of applause. Under McClung’s leadership, the parks and rec board successfully completed many beautification projects including annual clean-ups of the Genesee Valley recreational trail and planting flowers along the trail and at the Flint Township offices.
Marins letter expressed his regret and said it was a hard decision because he believes a community should have volunteers dedicated to beautification.
The township’s parks and rec committee is an advisory panel of appointed volunteers. The group provides input on the operations of township parks, public recreation and playgrounds and helps with land, building and equipment maintenance and beautification of township facilities.