FLINT TWP. – Shred Day almost got to be too popular. It is a twice a year opportunity for township residents to securely dispose of confidential paperwork by bringing it to a shredding truck parked at the township administrative building.
Shred Day held last spring resulted in cars backed up on Dye Road all the way down to Court Street, said Clerk Kathy Funk
“I was very concerned that an accident could easily happen with the traffic congestion,” Funk said. In fact, she considered ending the event.
Instead, for Fall Shred Day held last weekend, she came up with a solution to block off the Dye Road entrance to the township hall parking lot, making it necessary for cars to enter off Rueben Street then circle around the parking lot to reach the truck.
“The plan worked and cars easily navigated the new flow” said Funk.
Not even rain dampened the enthusiasm for the event. Funk credited the successful effort to team work including the Flint Fire Department providing traffic cones to guide cars through the parking lot to the truck.
Funk, along with a crew consisting of Elections Specialist Angie Thygesen, Deputy Clerk Tracey Tucker, maintenance/ utility worker Paul Nebraski and volunteer Mark Nebraski, all pitched in unloading vehicles and directing traffic.
April Paylor of AJP Commercial Shredding fed documents into the shredder.
“I am so pleased with the way the day transpired,” said Funk. “I was ready to pull the plug on Shred Day. Now I’m very much looking forward to Spring Shred Day in May, 2018. I can’t thank the employees, our volunteer, and Ms. Paylor enough for their efforts. This really was the epitome of teamwork.”