Law change permits charitable street collections again

FLINT TWP. — Come Friday, December 9, the Old Newsboys’ Newspaper Sales Day will return to township streets, thanks to a new law signed last week by Gov. Rick Snyder that allows charitable organizations to conduct street sales with some restrictions. For the past two years, the Newsboy’s annual newspaper sale, its biggest fundraiser of the year, was forced to […]

Coming home

Someone recently asked me where things stand with Flint. And given that this is something that I think about practically every day, I said what I’ve said many times this year – ‘Flint is at a tipping point’. What happens over the next three years could significantly increase or slow down our metro area’s growth trajectory. In addition to business […]

Blazing hot

Sweltering 91-degree heat did not deter a crowd from attending the National Night Out, hosted by the Flint Township Police department. Besides free food and ice-cream, many vendors displaying their wares, and demonstrations the event featured many hands-on activities for children including this one at right that showed how water can knock down a fire. For more photos and a […]

Back to the Brick ready to roar into Flint

FLINT – Now that the Promo Tour is in the rear view, final preparations are underway for the Back to the Bricks summer extravaganza, which gears up with the Tune-Up Parties on successive days from August 7-12 in Davison, Clio, Linden, Fenton, Flushing/Swartz Creek, and Mt. Morris/Beecher. The free parties consist of car shows, concessions, live music, dancing, giveaways and […]

Zoning Ordinance update coming up for approval

FLINT TWP. — Residential fencing and commercial vehicle parking are among items being tweaked in an updated township Zoning Ordinance that is coming up for second reading and adoption at the August 7 township board meeting. Doug Piggott, of Rowe Professional Services, will be on hand to make a presentation and answer questions, said Tracey Tucker, township building administrator. Piggott […]

Super Saturday coming up at MCC on Aug. 12

FLINT — Aug. 12 will be Super Saturday at Mott Community College (MCC). No superheroes, but lots of students who are READY to get MORE out of life. To help new and current MCC students complete the necessary steps toward enrollment, the College will be open on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Flint Campus. […]

Tax disputes outstanding

FLINT TWP. — At the request of Township Supervisor Karyn Miller, township assessor William Fowler gave the board of trustee an update on pending Michigan Tribunal tax appeals. The Tribunal is an administrative court that hears tax appeals. Only one case remains from 2015, Fowler said. That was for ITT Educational Services, contesting a taxable value of $911.970. The specialty […]

Police hosted annual National Night Out

FLINT TWP. — National Night Out is a community outreach even celebrated every year at the Flint Township Police Department, 5200 Norko Dr., Township police cohosted the event with the Metro Police Authority of Swartz Creek and Mundy Twp. Other participating public safety partners included the Flint Township Fire Department, Mundy Township Fire Department, Swartz Creek Area Fire Department, Bishop […]

Name change on hold

FLINT TWP. — After nearly a year of effort, the drive to change the name of the township is on hold. “We are in a hold mode because of concerns the Township Attorney has with the process of changing our name,” said Jerry Preston, chairperson of the Suggestion Committee, in a written update to the township board and to members […]

In brief

Kidney Cancer meeting FLINT — The Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint. will host weekly informational meetings regarding kidney cancer related issues. All meetings are open to the public and will feature speakers from various local and national health organizations. Wednesday, Sept.20 at 1 p.m. Genesys will welcome Ms. Nateeba Massey of the National Kidney Foundation’s Flint office […]