Board turns down offer for Dyewood Road property

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees has turned down a second offer to purchase 86.65 acres of property along Dyewood Drive, behind Dyewood Subdivision. Crescent Construction Management offered $120,000 to purchase the property, where the company planned to build condominiums, houses and possibly apartments. The company also requested a 10-year tax abatement on developed property until sold. […]

Secretary Benson seeks participants for Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force

LANSING — Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has announced the formation of a Collegiate Student Advisory Task Force and requested students to apply to serve as members. The task force will make recommendations for improving voter engagement among college students. Any Michigan student attending a two- or four-year higher education institution is encouraged to apply to the nonpartisan task force. […]

Council rejects high bid for property on Saginaw Street

BURTON — In a departure from its usual policy for selling vacant, tax reverted properties, the city denied the sale of a parcel at 3380 Saginaw St. to the highest bidder after public support for the low bidder and the project he was proposing. The council rejected all bids on the sale of the property after James Binkley, owner of […]

Metro Police to host open house

Metro Police Authority Officer Ken Szmansky helps a youngster try out some of the department’s riot gear at the 2018 police department open house. Following on the heels of a highly successful event last year, the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County will host its 2nd annual open house at the headquarters building on Hill 23 Drive off Hill Road […]

Seymour Road project progresses ahead of schedule

FLUSHING TWP. — If all goes as planned, a busy stretch of Seymour Road in Flushing Township will be reopening just in time for the start of a new school year. For the past month, crews with the Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC) have been making road improvements and culvert repairs to Seymour Road between Potter Road and the Flushing […]

Color run to benefit disaster relief organization

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Student Council will sponsor its 2nd annual 5K color run/ walk at 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Information is available at Proceeds benefit DRAW, Disaster Relief at Work, and the student council. DRAW is a Michiganbased non-profit that provides disaster relief services throughout the United States. In the wake of events such as floods, […]

A Day Out with Thomas coming to Crossroads Village

FLINT — All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to go full steam ahead for a day of engaging activities and fun adventures at Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019. Children are invited to spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Crossroads V & Huckleberry Railroad, 6140 Bray Rd., […]

Plans for Pirate’s Park purchase moving ahead

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township is one step further in a lengthy process to decide whether to purchase Pirate’s Park and turn it into a community park. The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday voted unanimously to sign an agreement to move forward with completing a title search, environmental survey and two property appraisals. Economic Enhancement Director Tracey Tucker said […]

Township hires assistant controller

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees Monday approved the hiring of an assistant controller. Kevin McIntire will begin his duties Aug. 19 at a salary of $50,000. His salary will increase to $53,000 once McIntire completes his 90-day probationary period. The board previously approved creation of the assistant controller position so an individual could be hired and […]

Pirate’s Park survey shows high public interest

FLINT TWP. — Representatives from Wade Trim presented the results of an online survey seeking input on the public’s level of interest in purchasing Pirate’s Park to create a community park and what amenities it might include. The survey was on the Township website for a month and had 1,300 total responses, including 525 responses from Township residents. “It’s tough […]

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