City Council adjourns due to lack of quorum; budget session continues for 3 hours
May29

City Council adjourns due to lack of quorum; budget session continues for 3 hours

By Tom Travis Facing a June 1 deadline for adopting a city budget, Flint City Council attempted to convene an electronic special meeting Thursday, but ran aground when not enough councilpersons signed in. The meeting was scheduled for 1 p.m. By 1:15 p.m. only four council members were present, so Council President Monica Galloway (7th Ward) adjourned the meeting due to a lack of quorum. Nonetheless, the panel stayed online for three...

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Land Bank seeks seasonal/temporary workers for $11/hour 40 hour work week on mowing and trash abatement crews
May28

Land Bank seeks seasonal/temporary workers for $11/hour 40 hour work week on mowing and trash abatement crews

The Genesee County Land Bank (GCLB) is seeking Seasonal/Temporary employees to work on mowing and trash abatement crews. The details of the work schedule include $11/hour pay rate and 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The positions will run from May 28 to Sept. 17. According to an email from the GCLB, the requirements for the job are that the applicant be at least 18 years old, have experience with landscape equipment such as...

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Secretary of State branch offices to reopen June 1 by appointment only
May28

Secretary of State branch offices to reopen June 1 by appointment only

The following information was received today from the Michigan Secretary of State: “Secretary of State branch offices will reopen June 1 by appointment only for essential transactions not available online in order to continue to balance the need to provide critical services and protect public health. Beginning the week of June 1, all 131 branch offices in Michigan will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for...

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MTA announces rides for COVID testing; free testing at Shiloh returns this weekend
May28

MTA announces rides for COVID testing; free testing at Shiloh returns this weekend

The City of Flint released the following information today following a brief televideo press conference.  EVM Staff Writer Madeleine Graham contributed to this report.  The Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today it will offer rides for asymptomatic individuals seeking COVID-19 testing. In addition, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced drive-through testing will return for a second weekend, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday...

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Land Bank aims to “make neighborhoods whole again,”  new director Michael Freeman says
May27

Land Bank aims to “make neighborhoods whole again,” new director Michael Freeman says

By Tom Travis The Land Bank of Genesee County owns, maintains and manages more than 15,000 properties in the City of Flint–a whopping 27 percent of the city’s land. Yet many in the community may not know what it is and how it has become a leading influence on the city’s landscape of abandonment and rehabilitation. Of those 15,000-plus properties, more than 9,000 are residential and nearly 300 are commercial....

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City Council accepts a $550,000 C.S. Mott grant addition; Mayor scolds Council President for “ageist” attack on City Clerk
May27

City Council accepts a $550,000 C.S. Mott grant addition; Mayor scolds Council President for “ageist” attack on City Clerk

By Tom Travis The City Council approved a budget amendment for a grant extension of $550,000 from the C.S. Mott Foundation and passed a resolution for a tax abatement on a commercial property on the east side of Flint at a Tuesday evening meeting.. The Council also scheduled an electronic/video Special City Council meeting for 1 pm. Thursday, May 28 to discuss the 2021/2022 city budget. After the meeting Mayor Sheldon Neeley scolded...

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