Special Board Meeting – Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 1:00 pm

At the request of the Supervisor of the Charter Township of Genesee, Steven Fuhr, a Special Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm.

The meeting will be held in the Township Hall located at 7244 N Genesee Road, Genesee, MI 48437

Wayne G. Bates, Clerk

 

Genesee County Drain Commissioner – Water Supply General Information Memorandum

GENESEE COUNTY DRAIN COMMISSIONER ‘S OFFICE, – DIVISION OF – WATER & WASTE SERVICES

G-4610 BEECHER ROAD – FLINT, MICHIGAN 48532-2617 PHONE (810) 732-7870 – FAX (810) 732-9773

JEFFREY WRIGHT, COMMISSIONER

MEMORANDUM

DATE: February 7, 2018

TO:  GCDC-WWS Water Supply Customers

FROM:  David M. Jansen, Senior Assistant Director

SUBJECT: General Information on questions regarding Genesee County Drain Commissioner Division of Water & Waste Services (GCDC-WWS) Water Supply System.

Our office has received a couple of inquiries from residents who have observed a white residue that occasionally forms in their pots and pans after boiling water. It is important for the public to know this is a perfectly normal occurrence, and some residents may continue to experience this in the future.

Out of an abundance of caution to ensure proper corrosion control, the MDEQ has required Genesee County to add phosphate at 2-1/2 times the level than what had been used by our previous water supplier, the Great Lakes Water Authority (Detroit System). We also have been required to raise our pH to above 7.5. Phosphates and elevation of pH are normal components in the treatment of water for corrosion control, in order to protect distribution pipes and internal plumbing in homes. The hardness of the water when combined with the phosphate at slightly higher pH value may cause this white residue to form. This is typically evident when water is boiled, and a white ring forms around pots and pans. Again, this is a commonly found residual due to the elevated phosphate and pH levels.

Typically, water suppliers are allowed to optimize corrosion control over a period of time. When GCDC-WWS collects and processes our first six (6) months of samples, we will submit those results to the MDEQ, and work with them to potentially reduce phosphate and pH levels. We will continue to work with the MDEQ, and local municipal DPW Departments to provide the most updated infom1ation to residents. As always, GCDC-WWS will continue to do all things necessary to provide safe and reliable water to our communities, as we have done since beginning operations.

If any resident receiving drinking water from our Water Plant has questions or concerns about their drinking water, they should contact our staff at the following numbers:

(810) 793-5123- 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday

(810) 762-3626- After Hours

 

Genesee Health Plan Announces New Senior Dental Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/24/18

Genesee Health Plan announces new Senior Dental Program 

Program aims to connect Genesee County seniors and veterans with preventive dental services

FLINTGenesee Health Plan (GHP) today announced a new, free Senior Dental Program for Genesee County residents age 60 or older. The program aims to provide dental coverage to Genesee County seniors and veterans who don’t have access to dental coverage.

“There are many seniors and veterans in our community who have medical coverage but don’t have dental coverage, and our new Senior Dental Program helps fill this gap in coverage by connecting seniors with a dental home,” said Corey Taylor, GHP Dental Health Coordinator. “A healthy mouth is key to healthy aging and we want to make sure seniors and veterans across Genesee County have the dental care they need.”

Dental coverage benefits include cleanings, oral exams, x-rays, cancer screenings and dental health education. Through GHP’s new program, seniors and veterans can receive coverage and select a provider through Delta Dental. Seniors and veterans who do not have any other dental coverage and meet eligibility requirements and income guidelines will qualify for the program.

“Good dental care and oral hygiene are essential to good long-term health, and GHP’s new Senior Dental Program is a huge step forward in making sure Genesee County seniors and veterans have access to quality dental care,” said Raymond Gist, DDS, GHP Board Member and former American Dental Association President. “I encourage seniors who don’t have dental coverage to reach out to GHP to find out if they qualify for services.”

Seniors and veterans interested in enrolling in coverage can stop by GHP’s office at 2171 S. Linden Road, Flint between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and need to bring a photo I.D. or driver’s license, social security card and proof of all household income.

For more information about the Senior Dental Program, visit geneseehealthplan.org/programs-outreach/senior-dental-program or call GHP’s office at (810) 232-7740. Tune into WNEM TV 5 this Thursday, Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m. for GHP’s HealthYes segment, which will focus on the Senior Dental Program. Viewers are encouraged to log onto Facebook at 10 a.m. for a live question and answer segment.

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Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is Genesee County’s plan for better health which began with the vision to have a community where each person has equal and affordable opportunity to live a healthy life. GHP is a nonprofit health care organization that was launched in 2001 to fulfill its vision by providing health care coverage and life-saving services to the uninsured residents of Genesee County.  The plan has provided more than 90,000 county residents with doctor’s visits, cancer screenings, prescription drugs, x-rays and many more life-saving services since 2001. GHP is still here, working hard to make it easier for Genesee County residents to get health care coverage.  Many individuals do not know when they’re going to need health care coverage, Genesee Health Plan is there to help them when they need it most.  Learn more about GHP at geneseehealthplan.org or call 844.232.7740 to schedule an appointment.

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit Applications

Please use the pdf links below to print Resident & Commercial Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit Applications.  Applications are also available in the Building Department located at the Genesee Township Hall, 7244 N. Genesee Road, Genesee, MI 48437.

Residential Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit

Commercial Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Permit.1

Commercial Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Permit.2

 

Beware of IRS/FBI Themed Ransomware Scam

eALERT FROM YEO & YEO
Beware of IRS/FBI-Themed Ransomware Scam
 

Dear Clients and Friends,

The Internal Revenue Service is warning people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage.

The scam email uses the emblems of both the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It tries to entice users to click on a link that suggests it will download an FBI questionnaire. Instead, the link downloads ransomware that prevents users from accessing data stored on their device unless they pay money to the scammers. Victims should not pay a ransom. Instead, immediately report any ransomware attempt or attack to the FBI at the Internet Crime Complaint Center, www.IC3.gov.

Stay vigilant against email scams that try to impersonate the IRS and other agencies and try to lure you into clicking a link or opening an attachment. The IRS does not use email, text messages or social media to discuss personal tax issues.

Read more about the IRS warning, their efforts to combat ransomware, and other IRS consumer alerts. If you have questions, contact your Yeo & Yeo professional.
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