Amendments proposed for water, sewer rate ordinances

FLINT TWP. — Amendments to ordinances dealing with sewer and water rates passed first reading on April 21 and are due for second reading and adoption at the township board’s next meeting on May 5. Without discussion, the board approved changes to Chapter 16 – Utilities. Full text of township ordinances is posted on its web site under ordinances. The […]

Township building data to be accessible online

FLINT TWP. — A budget amendment of $16,620 spread over two years to put building department information online has been approved by the township board. Building information will be integrated with online access to tax and assessment info, previously approved by the board. The amendment approves $8,310 to be spent in each the 2014 and 2015 budget year including $2,200 […]

Computer upgrade approved for police department

FLINT TWP. — A $16,455 upgrade is needed to bring police department computers up to speed. The township board unanimously appoved the expenditure at its April 21 meeting. Trustees Barb Vert and George Menoutes were absent. The technology upgrade is needed because Microsoft, as of April 8, has discontinued support for its Windows XP operating system, which the police department […]


The horsepower wars are alive and thriving. As an example, the Dodge brand shook the foundation of the Jacob Javits Center in New York with the exhaust note of its new 2015 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack Shaker model during last week’s auto show reveal of its newest evolution of an American Muscle car. “For 2015, we’re going deep […]

Fire department gains one, loses one

FLINT TWP. — The fire department has gained one on-call firefighter and lost another. Beefing up on-call staffing has been an ongoing effort for the fire department over the past few years, as a result of several veteran firefighters who quit, citing morale problems. Kevin Clary, a 10-year member, became the most recent long-timer to resign. He submitted his resignation […]

Detour ahead for I-75

FLINT TWP. — Northbound interstate traffic to and through Flint Township will need to take a roundabout approach for several days next week. MDOT has scheduled construction work that will close the northbound leg of I-75 between I-475 and U.S. 23 beginning May 4-8. Northbound through traffic will be routed to I-475 to reconnect with I-75 in Mt. Morris Township. […]

Twp. board rejects tavern license request

FLINT TWP. — The township board is not in favor of a tavern license requested by the Great Lakes Sandwich Company on Corunna Road and unanimously rejected it. Trustees Barb Vert and George Menoutes were absent. The decision was based on a recommendation from the police department to deny the request. “I have a list here of multiple violations of […]

In brief

Meet three Michigan authors at Barnes & Noble FLINT TWP. — Michigan authors Wally Miars, Daniel Apperson and Victor Lacca will be featured at a book signing event, 2-4 p.m. May 3 at Barnes & Noble bookstore, Genesee Valley Center shopping mall. Miars, of Charlotte, wrote “Alone Together,” about insights gained from his Great American Adventures hike through the world-famous […]

Lane Bryant moves to new spot

FLINT TWP. — Lane Bryant, one of the original retailers at Genesee Valley Center, is celebrating its 44th year of business at the mall with a move to a new location. The store has relocated to a unit formerly occupied by a Ruby Tuesday restaurant, which has an exterior entrance only directly accessible from the mall parking lot between the […]