Twp. board votes not to change meeting time

FLINT TWP. — For the second time this year, the township board has rejected a request to change its meeting time. Treasurer Lisa Anderson presented a request to the board to move its twice monthly Monday meeting time to 6 p.m. from the longstanding 7 p.m. Anderson cited several reasons including that the majority of board meetings are attended by […]

Police department bids farewell to retiring detective

FLINT TWP. — After 25 years of service on the Flint Township Police Department, Detective Russell Fries is hanging up his badge. At the Monday night township board meeting, Police Chief George Sippert, other officers and the township board sent Fries off with the traditional presentation of his retirement ID and badge and engraved duty gun followed by a brief […]

Twp. board again postpones land sale

FLINT TWP. – After hearing an outpouring of protests from several residents, the township board again pushed back its decision to sell 86.65 acres of vacant land on South Dyewood that was acquired for free through tax reversion in 2011. At its July 10 meeting, the board first considered a purchase offer for $173,200 from developer Pat Battaglia, who said […]


BEAMING – Road crews have begun work on repairing the Miller Road bridge over I-75. The right lane of westbound Miller at I-75 has been closed since December 21 after the overpass bridge was struck by a semi-trailer truck traveling southbound on I-75. At that time, a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Transportation said that the lane might remain […]