2020-06-18

Trustee claims board wasn’t notified of lawsuits



GRAND BLANC TWP. — Some tense moments punctuated the discussion last week when a Grand Blanc Township trustee accused Superintendent Dennis Liimatta of not following orders. Trustee Joe Massey said neither Liimatta nor attorney David Lattie properly notified the Board of Trustees of two pending lawsuits against the police department. “Many of us have asked the superintendent to tell us […]

Grand Blanc council considers changes to leaf collection service



GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc City Council is reaching out for guidance from the community as they face some decisions about leaf collection. Weird weather the last few years has created problems with getting the leaves collected in a timely manner, according to City Manager Wendy Jean-Buhrer. “Every year, it truly is a guessing game, because the weather can […]

Chicken, blight ordinances under consideration



GRAND BLANC — The Grand Blanc City Council is expected to consider the merits of an ordinance that would allow residents to keep chickens. The discussion follows a request from resident Kat Boss, who pointed out that the eggs provide a good source of protein amid meat shortages and rising grocery costs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Boss provided […]

FISH provides food to many area families

GRAND BLANC — FISH of Grand Blanc continues to provide food to some 275-plus Grand Blanc residents every Monday. Barb Smith, FISH Chairman reports the organization’s recipient list is growing each week and they expect to exceed 300 as many families struggle to put food on their tables because of job loss, shorter hours and lack of day care. Hosted […]

Graduation in the park

FLUSHING — Flushing High School seniors received an unofficial commencement celebration at the Riverview Park Bandshell, just a few days before their graduation ceremony at Flushing High School. The rousing sendoff, which was held on June 9, included a “graduation walk” across the bandshell stage, live music with a DJ and a traditional tassel turn and cap toss. Each graduating […]

Flushing Community Schools releases instructional survey for parents



FLUSHING — Flushing Community Schools is looking for feedback from parents as it plans for the 2020/2021 school year. To aid in its planning purposes, FCS has provided an online survey for parents to gauge the district’s overall instructional model preferences. Due to COVID-19 concerns, FCS is considering distance learning and/or blended learning options for students if in-person classes can’t […]

Police Department reopens to the public

FLUSHING — The Flushing City Police Department has opened to the public as of June 8, in concurrence with the reopening of Flushing City Hall. The department will be open at normal hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. All residents who enter the police department lobby are asked to wear masks. Floor markings have also been […]

Township approves first reading of accessory structure ordinance amendment



FLUSHING TWP. — Flushing Township residents who want to build an accessory structure on vacant land will need to prove that they also intend to construct a house, per new proposed guidelines from the township. Last Thursday, the Flushing Township Board of Trustees approved the first reading of an amendment to its zoning ordinance regarding accessory structures. The amendment calls […]

Davison Township parks all opened with some restrictions



DAVISON TWP. — All parks in the Davison Township Parks & Recreation system are now opened, including the Davison Dog Park and Lake Callis. Lake Callis is opened Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., said Park Director Casey Reed. She said the splash pad is currently closed, a move which is getting a lot of […]

Spring cleaning

Burton City Councilwoman Tina Conley led volunteers last week to cleanup and beautify the grounds at the Burton Memorial Library, 4012 E. Atherton Rd., and at Burton Fire Station No.1 at Bristol Road and Saginaw Street.