2021-04-15

Police Blotter

Minor injuries sustained in two-vehicle crash DAVISON TWP. — There was a two-car accident at Lapeer and M-1, March 27, at approximately 12:05 a.m. resulting in minor injuries to the drivers of both vehicles. Police said the at-fault driver was a 29-year-old Troy man driving a Chevrolet Blazer who was cited for failing to yield while traveling southbound on State […]

City resumes fire department medical runs, council split over decision



DAVISON — For the first time since Jan. 15, 2020, the Davison-Richfield Fire Department is again making medical runs in the city of Davison. Fire Chief Brian Flewelling came before the city council for the third time in more than a year to ask the council to reconsider its Dec. 9, 2019 decision ending medical runs in the city because […]

In brief

Music at the VFW Callbox Lounge DAVISON TWP. — The Davison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4087, 8031 E. Court St., will host Music by Mike Odette, April 24 from 7:30- 10:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. — G.G. Outreach East and join forces in hunger relief program DAVISON — Outreach East Emergency Resource Center has announced […]

Supervisor: COVID relief money will mostly go toward water and sewer



DAVISON TWP. — Supervisor Jim Slezak said he’s still waiting on the $1.9 million in COVID-19 relief money allocated to the township, but the guidelines about how to spend the money are becoming a little clearer. The federal government is allowing the money to be used for specific projects and while most communities would like to see it spent on […]

Caregivers protest home occupation ordinance at public hearing



FLUSHING TWP. — A proposed home occupation ordinance continues to face backlash and questioning from local medical marijuana caregivers inside and outside Flushing Township. On Monday night, the Flushing Township Planning Commission held an in-person public hearing to get more feedback from residents about the ordinance, which was tabled by the Flushing Township Board of Trustees in February and sent […]

New Life Church hosts free food distribution

FLUSHING — New Life Church in Flushing Township will be holding a free food distribution on April 19 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (or until all the food is gone). New Life’s food distribution will continue on the third Monday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church’s location on 8290 Carpenter Rd. at the […]

Flushing Township swears in newest police officer

The Flushing Township Police Department introduced its newest fulltime officer with a swearing-in ceremony on April 8. Officer Daren Hawley took his Oath of Office from Flushing Township Clerk Wendy Meinburg, while his family stood by to support and congratulate him. Hawley, originally from the Flint area, grew up in Genesee Township and previously served with the Genesee Township Police […]

Township board discusses ways to spend federal stimulus funds



FLUSHING TWP. — With a little over $1 million in COVID-19 relief coming soon, Flushing Township is attempting to pinpoint the best ways to utilize the funding in its jurisdiction. At last Thursday’s meeting, Supervisor Fred Thorsby and the Board of Trustees discussed spending options for the township’s latest round of federal stimulus money, which is coming from the $1.9 […]

Council approves wage hikes for clerk, assessor

Fire chief wage increase still being debated

BURTON — The city clerk and assessor will see more money in their respective paychecks over the course of the next year and a half, but a decision is still pending whether the fire chief will receive any additional compensation. At the city’s legislative committee meeting, April 5, Councilwoman Tina Conley told fellow committee members she thinks Burton Fire Chief […]

Marijuana act money to go toward local streets



BURTON — The city’s anticipated annual $140,000 windfall, its portion of revenue from recreational marijuana facilities in Burton, will be put toward fixing local streets. City council voted unanimously April 5 to place the $140,006.60 it received from the state for its portion of recreational marijuana permit fees into a fund for local street preservation. On March 4, the Michigan […]