FLINT TWP. — Nearly 150 properties are on the 2015 foreclosed properties list forwarded to the township from the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office. By law the township gets first dibs on the properties before they go to public auction later this year. But after having the assessor look over the list, the township board decided to pass on the opportunity. July 7 is the last day the township can stake a claim. About two-thirds of the listed properties are located in the Riverforest subdivision off Beecher Road. All are vacant lots formerly owned by Daystar Development, according to Tracey Tucker, township building director. Twenty-six properties are located on River Forest Drive. There are 32 parcels on River Oak Drive, 16 on River Point Drive, and six on Riverbend Court. Other properties are located in depreciating areas that more typically have been listed on foreclosure listing. Those include four listings on Lavelle Road, and three on Ridgecliffe Drive, two on Bertha Avenue and two on Flushing Road. Other clusters include eight on Baltwood Court, five on Greenwood Court, four on River Birch Drive and four on Birchdale Court, Also among the listings is 2105 Mill Road, formerly the Thompson Creek Turkey Farm which closed in 2015 after about 18 years in business at that location. Also listed is a home on Lask Street which was the site of a house fire fatality in 2014. Under legislation passed in 1999, in an effort to reduce blight and fortify tax rolls, tax delinquent properties are deeded to the county treasurer after two years, effective April 1 of each year. Properties not claimed by the municipality go to auction in the fall.
Unsold properties are deeded to the Genesee County Land Bank. According to its web site, the Land Bank currently has about 234 properties listed in Flint Township.