In brief

Baker College fall 2017 classes start a month early FLINT TWP. — The start date for fall 2017 semester at Baker College is Aug. 28, about a month earlier than in previous years. The college has officially transitioned from a quarter system to semesters effective this fall. Enrollment is underway for all on-ground and online courses. Baker College has day […]

Clarifying summer dead period, preseason down time

LAPEER COUNTY — The summer dead period is a period of seven full consecutive calendar days after school is out in June and after a school’s participation in Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) tournaments is completed. Each school determines its seven day dead period (most all schools have selected a period which includes the July 4th holiday). During the […]

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2017-07-06 E-Edition

Tax reverted property list is lengthy in township

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. […]

Up to code?

Township officials to boost blight flight

FLINT TWP. — Code enforcement violations issued are up 27 percent over this time last year, said Tracey Tucker, building director. Tucker said that she and Supervisor Karyn Miller have discussed going more on the offensive to fight blight and other code enforcement issues. Tucker also said that field inspectors attended special training on the use of field tablets, at […]

Take notice

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, township board meetings this month have been moved to the second and fourth Mondays instead of the usual first and third Mondays. Board meetings this month are scheduled for July 10 and July 24.

Be aware of vicious dog law

FLINT TWP. — The township is looking at putting more teeth into its vicious dog ordinance. At the June 19 township board meeting, Township Supervisor Karyn Miller gave other board members a copy of the City of Burton’s vicious dog ordinance for review. “We have a vicious dog ordinance on the books that is difficult for us to enforce,” Miller […]

Twp. supervisor wants to start Veteran’s/Hero’s memorial

FLINT TWP. — After seeing the proposed Veterans’ Memorial/Hero’s Plaza sitting on the drawing board for about ten years, Supervisor Karyn Miller is ready to get rolling on turning the concept into reality. So far, through donations and fundraisers, the township has raised $18,588.94 towards a building project originally estimated at about $50,000. Miller provided information about the plaza to […]

In brief

Library events in July FLINT TWP. — The Genesee Valley Center Library (Sears Wing) of the Genesee District Library will hold a Literature Book Club on July 11 at 7 p.m. Guests will discuss literary classics, but titles are voted on by the group. On July 12 at 5 p.m. the mall branch will host “Under Construction” where participants can […]