2019-12-19 E-Edition

Carman-Ainsworth to implement security measures in aftermath of gun incident

FLINT TWP. — Additional safety measures will be put in place at Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools athletic events after a 17-year-old boy brought a pistol into a basketball game Friday night at Carman Ainsworth High School. Superintendent Eddie Kindle said use of some type of metal detector and a no bags, no purses policy would go into effect immediately at all […]

Flint man charged with bringing a gun to Carman-Ainsworth basketball game

FLINT TWP. — A 17-year-old Flint man has been charged with four felonies for bringing a gun to a Carman-Ainsworth High School basketball game Friday. Elijah James Avery is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, receiving and concealing a stolen firearm, resisting and obstructing police and two counts of felony firearm. The incident occurred Friday night during halftime of the […]

Public hears plans for I-75/I-69 interchange reconstruction

FLINT TWP. — The public crowded into a packed meeting room Dec. 11 to hear details of a Michigan Department of Transportation preferred alternative plan to reconstruct Interstate 75 in the area of Interstate 69. The massive $539.2 million project calls for the reconstruction of I-75 from US-23 to Court Street and the interchange of I-75 and I-69, a hightraffic […]

Board adopts poverty tax exemption policy

FLINT TWP. — A poverty exemption policy for the 2020 tax year was adopted Monday by the Flint Township Board of Trustees. The policy and procedure provide a means of applying for tax exemption for township property owners who cannot afford to pay their taxes. Residents must file a completed and notarized application each year for the poverty exemption at […]

Board approves contract to fix sinking police station

FLINT TWP. — Portions of the foundation of the Flint Township Police Department building are sinking and need to be replaced soon. Flint Township Police Chief Kevin Salter asked the township board of trustees during a special meeting Dec. 11 to approve a $82,180 bid from Foundation Systems of Michigan so the work can begin as soon as possible. “Even […]

In brief

Board amends budgets at meeting FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Board of Trustees amended the township’s general fund and street fund budgets at its Monday meeting. Controller Beth Takacs submitted the following amendments: General Fund Fire Department: $73,200 added to expenditures for PA 345 retirement. The actuarial valuation received in March 2019 required a higher employer contribution rate than […]

Road commission outlines plan to downsize VanSlyke Road

FLINT TWP. — Only a handful of people attended the public meeting Dec. 12 on the proposed resurfacing of Van Slyke Road from a four-lane to a three-lane road. The Genesee County Road Commission is gathering public input on the plan to resurface Van Slyke Road from a four-lane to a three-lane roadway from Maple Avenue to Bristol Road. The […]

Optimists and Santa make breakfast special for 34 MSD students

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP — Elliette, dressed in a new red and white snowflakethemed sweater dress and leggings, danced about, beaming with anticipation. Santa was on his way, and Elliette wanted to ring the sleigh bells he would bring, so she could feel the percussion of the bells’ distinctive jingle. Elliette and 33 classmates from Michigan School for the Deaf were guests […]

MCC joins statewide Basic Needs Initiative to support students

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) will join a statewide initiative to help students connect with resources to support basic needs. The Michigan Community College Association was awarded a $442,000 grant to launch the initiative focused on improving student completion and success by addressing economic instability among students including access to food, housing, transportation, childcare and other basic needs. The […]