2018-04-12 / Business

Flushing Township


Welcome to Flushing Township’s first newsletter. We are placing this information in The View, in order to save printing and postage costs.

Solid Waste

Emterra, our trash hauler, will start picking up yard waste beginning Monday, April 2. Yard waste must be placed in a brown paper yard waste bag or in a trash container with a yard waste sticker. The stickers can be obtained at our office, free of charge. Yard waste will be picked up until November 26. The State will not allow landfills to accept compost after that date. Remember, Emterra will only pick up solid waste weighing less than 50 lbs. They will only pick up two large items per week. Dump permits are available in our office. They can be obtained by any township resident, once per month.

Water Rates

The Genesee Co Water and Waste Department is raising the water rates one more time. The ready-to-serve charge is increasing by $2.00 bi-monthly. We are only passing on the increase, we are not adding any additional costs.

Burn Permits

No burn permits are required, however, only certain materials can be burned. Check our website for complete rules.

Building Inspector

Building permits and inspections are handled by the State of Michigan. We have applied to have our building inspector returned to us. Hopefully, soon, we will once again have our own local building inspector. The township will also handle electrical, plumbing and mechanical. This should speed up the process of building a new home or a new addition. Frederick Thorsby, Supervisor Wendy Meinburg, Clerk Terry Peck, Treasurer

Election News

Michigan Gubernatorial primary election is August 7, 2018. You must be 18 years old and registered to vote by July 9, 2018 in order to vote in the primary. Flushing Township has made a few precinct changes. We have consolidated some precincts, at the suggestion of the County Clerk. This will make our elections more cost effective. The precinct changes can be found on our website. Most of the current election inspectors will be participating in certification and new equipment training this spring and summer. We are always looking for new faces! If interested in working elections, please contact the Clerk.

Road Construction

We will be working on the following roadways this summer: Stanley Rd. from Nichols to Duffield, 1 ½” asphalt. Duffield Rd. from Potter to Pierson chip-seal. Duffield Rd. from Pierson to Carpenter Rd., 3” limestone. Dillon Rd. from Carpenter to Coldwater Rd., 3” limestone. We are also working with Road Commission, to obtain estimates for the paving of several subdivisions in 2019. If approved by a vote of the affected property owners, the property owners are assessed the cost of paving. The sub’s, so far, include Meadowbrook Park, Apple Blossom, Ambleside and Ponderosa.

Recycle Day

Genesee Co. Recycle Day, Saturday events: May 12, 2018 10am-2pm

Grand Blanc High School

Flint Water Service Center September 15, 2018 10am-2pm

Carmen-Ainsworth Middle School

Flint Water Service Center

Ditch Repair

Each homeowner is responsible for maintaining their own ditch. The ditches should remain free of trees and debris. Culverts should be cleaned out periodically, as well.

Public Notice-Noxious Weeds

Public notice of the Flushing Township “Noxious Weed” Ordinance. Section 19-36 through 19-43 of the Code of Ordinances; to require property owner and occupants to control noxious weeds and other vegetation; to weeds and other vegetation; to charge the costs to the owner or occupant; and, to assess the cost to be collected with the Ad Valorem property taxes. A copy of the Noxious Weed Ordinance in its entirety is available at the township office.

Part-Time Police Officers

The police department is actively seeking part time police officers. Various shifts available. Starting at $17.00 per hour. Must be MCOLES certified. Contact Chief Fairchild, 810-659-0809.

Recycle Day (cont.)

Genesee Co. Recycle Day, Tuesday Events Mott Community College Parking Lot S June 12, 2018 2pm-6pm July 10, 2018 2pm-6pm August 14, 2018 2pm-6pm October 9, 2018 2pm-6pm

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