2021-03-04 E-Edition

Slippery slope

Swartz Creek Dragon wrestlers Noah Kalakay and Brennen Larion braved the cold and helped raise nearly $3,000 for Special Olympics Michigan. For more about the Polar Plunge at Elms Park in Swartz Creek, held last weekend, see page 11.

MDOT prepares for I-69 rebuild, future construction on I-475

FLINT — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be tackling another major freeway project on I-69 this spring, while also planning for future work on I-475 in the coming years. Starting in April, MDOT will begin a rebuild of I-69 between Dort Highway and Fenton Road to redo pavement along the roadway and upgrade bridges and ramps along the […]

Flint Bishop Airport to receive $2.5 million in federal grants

FLINT TWP. — More than $4.1 million in federal grants will be awarded to Flint Bishop International Airport and four other local airports throughout mid-Michigan to help offset severe economic disruption caused by the coronavirus. This funding can be used by the airports to cover costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning and paying down debt, officials said. The $4,113,536 in […]

Emergency crews respond to early-morning apartment fire

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Tenants in one Grand Blanc Township apartment community were rousted from their slumber early Sunday when fire broke out in a row of townhouses. Firefighters were summoned to the scene in Maplebrook Village just before 5:25 a.m., said fire Chief Robert Burdette. The tenant who reported the fire had switched on a light, found that it […]

Residents voice opposition to proposed updates to Master Plan

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Residents of one Grand Blanc Township neighborhood say proposed updates to the township’s Master Plan could destroy the quality of life in their quiet cul de sac. The residents live off Cook Road, not far from the Dort Highway extension, where the Master Plan calls for rezoning some of the neighboring property near the highway to […]

Board has mixed reactions to proposed medical marijuana ordinance

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Some members of the Grand Blanc Township Board of Trustees are not enthusiastic about a proposed medical marijuana caregiver ordinance. Township attorney David Lattie suggested the board consider enacting an ordinance to compel caregivers to register with the township. Lattie also recommended a zoning change to limit medical marijuana grows to certain zoning districts. The recommendations […]

Police chief says city needs another full-time officer

Funding keeping department staffed at minimal numbers

DAVISON — Police Chief Don Harris said the one thing his department needs is another fulltime police officer to help alleviate stress and staffing issues amongst the ranks. Harris told the city council Feb. 24, during its annual Goals and Objectives meeting, that one additional officer would make a difference in his department which currently only has one officer on […]

City hoping to address issues with garbage pickup

Republic Waste to answer questions at next council meeting

DAVISON — A representative of Republic Waste will be at the March 8 city council meeting to address concerns from both the council and the public. The company serves as waste hauler for the City of Davison, but some city officials have questions regarding the pickup of large items and the leaving behind of trash spilled from containers during waste […]

Brown to send letter to Whitmer asking for return to in-person meetings

DAVISON — Kevin Brown, superintendent of Davison Community Schools, said he will send a letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asking the state to lift the order forcing public bodies to meet virtually instead of in-person. The issue came up at the March 1 board of education meeting when Board Member Matthew Smith proposed having the board approve a resolution other […]