Genesee County Voters Renew the Health Care Services Millage

Genesee County voters renew the Health Care Services Millage

Renewal will allow Genesee Health Plan to continue providing health care coverage for thousands of Genesee County residents 

FLINT – The Genesee Health Plan (GHP) will continue to provide basic health care coverage to Genesee County residents for an additional seven years, the Friends of Genesee Health Plan announced today. The Genesee County Health Care Services Millage, which provides funding for the Genesee Health Plan (GHP), was renewed by Genesee County voters with 65 percent voter support according to Genesee County’s unofficial election results.

“We are overwhelmed by the positive support for the renewal of the Health Care Services Millage,” said Jim Milanowski, GHP President and CEO. “The Genesee Health Plan is our community’s health plan and we want to thank Genesee County voters for making sure we can continue to provide health care coverage for thousands of Genesee County residents and dental care coverage for seniors and veterans.”

Founded in 2001, GHP covers preventive health care services including doctor visits, outpatient mental health services, prescription drugs, mammograms, cancer screenings, labs and X-rays. GHP also provides dental care coverage for seniors and veterans, as many do not have dental coverage. Every penny raised from the millage is spent on direct health care services for patients.

Tax rates will stay the same as they are today and will cost the average homeowner about $50 per year. Genesee County voters first approved the millage in 2006 and renewed it in 2012. No money goes to administrative costs, and there is strict independent oversight to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely and with transparency.

“We are grateful for the continued support of Genesee County residents in making sure the Genesee Health Plan can provide health care services for those who need it most,” said Kay Doerr, GHP Board Chairman. “Our community is truly fortunate to have the Genesee Health Plan. The renewal of the Health Care Services Millage will make sure our neighbors, family members and friends can continue to receive preventive health care services in the years to come.”


Paid for with regulated funds by the Friends of Genesee Health Plan. P.O. Box 320345, Flint, MI 48532

Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance Public Hearing/Meeting Wednesday, November 14, 218


A Public Hearing will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Willard P. Harris Auditorium, third floor, Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, Michigan, 48502, as part of the Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance meeting.  This Public Hearing is an opportunity for you to review and comment on the following items: a proposed amendment to the FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The TIP lists federally funded transportation projects eligible for funding under Title 23 as amended, or Federal Transit Act funds. This hearing complies with the intent of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. This public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comment on the TIP is being used to satisfy the public input requirements of the Section 5307  transit Program of Projects.  The proposed amendment is available for public review and comment at the address below, and here on our website. Call for office hours. Comments may be made in person or by mail, phone, fax or e-mail. The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission will furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities upon request.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids for services or persons with Limited English Proficiency should contact the Planning Commission by writing or calling the following:

Sharon Gregory, Planner III

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission

1101 Beach Street, Room 223,Flint, MI 48502

(810) 257-3010

Michigan Relay Center: Dial 711 or 1-800-649-3777


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Re:  Yard Waste Disposal Update

Previously we had offered an additional drop off service to dispose of yard waste for residents, courtesy of Country Oaks Landscape Supply free of charge.  At this time, because of the amount of compost currently at their facility they can no longer offer the service, free of charge.  There will be a nominal fee for drop off at their location and they will continue to accept yard waste drop off until the end of November.

We also use an additional facility for yard waste, Park Place Meadows, who has also offered to allow yard waste drop off for a nominal fee at either of their locations.  They will continue to accept yard waste drop off year round at this facility.

All of the previously mentioned facilities information is listed below.  To clarify, yard waste drop off for compost material only, this does not include: metal, plastic, glass, trash of any kind, or tires.

As always, if you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me, or the Emterra Environmental office directly.

COUNTRY OAKS LANDSCAPE SUPPLY, 3218 East Atherton Road, Burton, MI 48529   810 743-1920

PARK PLACE MEADOWS (Hill Road), 1331 West Hill Road, Flint, MI 48507   810 630-2201

PARK PLACE MEADOWS (Corunna Road), 6468 Corunna Road, Flint, MI 48532   810 630-2201


Fred Longtine – Emterra Environmental, Operations Manager

Corporate Office – 1606 E Webster Road, Flint, MI 48505 * 877-609-6753 – 810-667-4090 FAX –

Police Department Fee Increases Effective December 1, 2018


ALL Medications out of ALL containers

We can NOT take Needles

We can NOT take Inhalers

ACCIDENT REPORTS               $10.00

INCIDENT REPORTS                $10.00 & UP

VEHICLE RELEASE                  $150.00

PBT’S                                         $10.00


FINGERPRINTING (Mondays and Fridays ONLY!)

Employment Prints                    $80.00

Manual Prints                            $30.00

Prints For Liquor Licenses        $40.00

Court Ordered FINGERPRINTS will be conducted Monday thru Friday during business hours (9am to 5pm excluding Holidays) • (810) 640-2000 ext 1

Burning Ban Has Been Lifted

Fire Chief Burton Robere has lifted the Burn Ban for the Charter Township of Genesee


Genesee County Health Department – Water Samples

Per the Genesee County Health Department any Genesee County Resident wanting to have their water tested will need to purchase a sample kit from a private company or department store such as Home Depot.

Noxious Weeds Notice


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all noxious weeds growing and all dead grass and brush on any subdivided land or land along public streets or roads or improved streets, for a depth of 10 rods or the depth of the lots, whichever is the lesser, within the Charter Township of Genesee, County of Genesee and State of Michigan, must be cut down on or before the 1st day of May, June, July, August, September and October 2018, to prevent such weeds from going to seed and prevent their re-growth, as the case may be, and to prevent such dead grass and brush from becoming a fire hazard.  No person shall allow any weeds or grass to exceed eight (8) inches in height.

Failure to comply with this notice on or before the above mentioned date shall make any party so failing liable for the costs of cutting said noxious weeds and dead grass and brush by said Charter Township of Genesee, said cost t be levied and collected against said lands in the same manner as other taxes are levied and collected, pursuant to the Provisions Act 359 of the Public Acts of 1941, being MCL 247.61 ET SEQ.


Genesee County Recycle And Household Hazardous Waste Events for 2018

Recycle Day Flyer

Saturday Events (Appliances & Tires ARE Accepted)

May 12, 2018 10AM to 2PM – Grand Blanc High School/West Campus, 1 Jewett Trail, Grand, Blanc, MI 48439 AND Flint Water Service Center, 3310 East Court Street, Flint, MI 48506

September 15, 2018 10AM to 2PM – Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W Maple Ave, Flint, MI 48507 AND Flint Water Service Center, 3310 East Court Street, Flint, MI 48506

NEW THIS YEAR !!!!!!!! TUESDAY EVENTS (Appliances & Tires NOT Accepted)

June 12, 2018      July 10, 2018        August 14, 2018         October 9,  2018     2PM to 6PM                                                                                            Mott Community College, Parking Lot S, 156 Albert R Horrigan Drive, Flint, MI 48503

ITEMS ACCEPTED  + Aerosols, Air Conditioners, Appliances(SATURDAYS ONLY), Automotive Fluids, Batteries (household/auto), Biomedical Sharps (in rigid/sealed container), Corrosives (acids/bases), Electronics (all kinds), Fire Extinguishers, Fluorescent Bulbs & Tubes, Mercury, Oil Based Paint & Solvents, Pesticides & Herbicides, Prescription Medication, Propane Cylinders (up to 30 lbs. each), Reactives & Oxidizers, Smoke Detectors, Tires (SATURDAYS ONLY – up to 7 off the rim, NO tractor tires)

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED –   55 Gallon Drums of Waste, Agricultural Waste & Tires, Ammunition, Compressed Gas Cylinders (other than propane), Commercial Waste & Tires, Construction Materials, Explosives, Fireworks, Garbage & Yard Waste, Industrial Waste & Tires, Paper for Shredding, Radioactive Materials, Tires on the Rim, Weapons

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