MCC’s Polk is recipient of teaching excellence award

FLINT — Dr. Denise Polk, Mott Community College (MCC) Dental Assisting Coordinator and Faculty Member, is one of four college faculty statewide to receive the 2020 Campus Compact for Michigan Community Engaged Teaching Excellence Award. Campus Compact is a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. “This is truly a well-deserve award,” said […]

Open for business

FLUSHING — The Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Barley & Vine as one of its newest chamber members with a ribbon cutting on July 10. Barley & Vine, located on 1072 Elms Road, is a casual neighborhood hangout that specializes in locally sourced and crafted charcuterie, wine and beer, as well as regional and international favorites. To see menus […]

Former Flushing auto dealership owner passes away

FLUSHING — Flushing businessman Thomas McNally Sr. is being remembered for his impact on the community and his support of small businesses in the Flushing area. McNally, former owner of the McNally Chevrolet-Buick dealership, died on July 3 at the age of 86. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, his family is planning a private service at Rossell Funeral Home in Flushing. […]

Flushing Township approves essential worker bonus pay

FLUSHING TWP. — The Flushing Township Board of Trustees has approved bonus hazard pay for township personnel who have worked through the COVID-19 pandemic. The payments, which are being provided through the state’s Public Act 123 of 2020, will be given to township police officers and township office staff who continued working after stay at home orders were issued on […]

Back to the Bricks cancels remaining events

FLINT — Organizers of Back to the Bricks have decided to cancel the remaining events scheduled for Aug. 3-15 over concerns for the health and welfare of guests, collector car owners, volunteers and vendors. Amber Taylor, executive director for Back to the Bricks, made the announcement in a press release July 13. She said the decision was made after careful […]

City approves drain commission request for maintenance project

BURTON — City council approved a resolution, July 6, which allows the Genesee County Drain Commission to proceed with a maintenance project on the Phillips drain, at a cost of $13,400 to city taxpayers. Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright requested the motion because the council has to approve, under Public Act 40 of 1956, if the county drain commissioner […]

City says transition to new waste hauler going smoothly, so far

BURTON — Someone said change is never easy, but with the city’s transition to a new garbage removal company after more than 30 years things are so far off to a good start. Last week, city residents may have noticed the green and white Emterra Environmental garbage trucks in their neighborhoods instead of the familiar Waste Management trucks that have […]

What’s so hard about wearing a mask?

The VIEW from here

When I came home from the hospital almost three years ago, following my liver transplant, I was told to wear a surgical mask when going to the doctor, visiting the hospital and out in large crowds, especially during cold and flu season. You see, my anti-rejection medication has left my immune system compromised. My doctors consider the mask a simple […]

Election letter deadline!

Leading up to the Aug. 4 primary election, The Genesee County View will not publish any letters of a political nature after the July 23 edition. The deadline for political letters will be July 20 at 5 p.m. Remember, there is a 400-word limit for letters to the editor. Please send your letters to ggould@mihomepaper.com.

Stop raising taxes in Davison Township

Lansing is proposing to cut $97 million they provide to our local governments. At the (June) Davison Township board meeting they announced the State of Michigan has already cut $145,000 in revenue to the township. What is the Davison Township board implementing to make up for both of these shortfalls? Why didn’t they vote in a reduction in pay across […]