Genesee Health Plan To Host Extended Hours For Healthcare Open Enrollment December 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Shannon Ciszek, Communications Coordinator

Genesee Health Plan

Genesee Health Plan to host extended hours for Healthcare open enrollment Sat. 12/15

Genesee Health Plan office will have extended hours for open enrollment into the

healthcare marketplace on Saturday, 12/15-the deadline for open enrollment into

“Obamacare”

FLINT – The Genesee Health Plan (GHP) will host special extended hours for the

Healthcare Marketplace Open Enrollment (Obamacare) this Saturday, 12/15 from 10 a.m.

to 2 p.m. at the GHP office located at 2171 S. Linden Road, Flint. December 15th is

also the deadline for individuals to enroll into a health care plan for coverage to

begin in January 2019.

“As the local authority in health care coverage, we are seeing reports which

indicate that enrollment into the Healthcare Marketplace is lagging nationally,”

said Shannon Ciszek, GHP Communications Coordinator. “GHP continues to be the local

resource for health care coverage questions, assistance and enrollment for all

community members.”

In addition to enrollment into the Healthcare Marketplace (Obamacare), GHP staff

will also be available to help community members sign up for healthcare coverage

under the Genesee Health Plan, Healthy Michigan Plan (Medicaid Expansion), Medicaid,

MiChild/Healthy Kids and Flint Health Coverage for those impacted by the water

crisis.

“Everyone in our community deserves access to quality healthcare coverage and GHP

wants to make sure community members have the healthcare information they need so

they can get enrolled into coverage by Dec. 15,” said Jim Milanowski, GHP President

and CEO. “It’s difficult for many individuals that work during the week to come to

our office for assistance during the work week, which is why we wanted to extend

hours for open enrollment this Saturday.”

Anyone who needs to enroll into health care coverage is encouraged to call the GHP

office at 844-232-7740 and schedule an appointment for Saturday. For more

information, call GHP at 844-232-7740 or visit

www.geneseehealthplan.org<http://www.geneseehealthplan.org>. ###

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 provide 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. Learn more about GHP at

geneseehealthplan.org<http://www.geneseehealthplan.org> or call 844.232.7740.

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE GENESEE COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN

Federal laws necessitate the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC) to review and update its Public Participation Plan (PPP) in an effort to ensure that its public participation process provides full and open access to all.  The GCMPC PPP has been established to comply with Federal legislation, to provide the public with complete information and to obtain vital public participation throughout GCMPC planning processes.  This plan is available for public review and comment for a 45 day public comment period from December 10, 2018 through January 23, 2019.

A copy of the Genesee County Public Participation Plan (PPP) is available for public review and comment at the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission offices (address below) or on the GCMPC website (www.gcmpc.org).  Office hours are:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Additional copies of the PPP are also available at city, village and township offices in Genesee County, and at the main branch of the Flint Public Library located at 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan and at the headquarters of the Genesee District Library located at G-4195 W. Pasadena Avenue, Flint, Michigan as well as its branch locations.  Please contact each location for their office hours.

The public will also have the opportunity to comment on the Public Participation Plan at the public hearing scheduled on January 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Harris Auditorium (3rd Floor) of the Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, Michigan.

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 call the following:

Ms. Sharon Gregory, Planner III, Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, 1101 Beach Street, Room 223, Flint, MI 48502 – Telephone (810) 257-3010   Facsimile (810) 257-3185 – e-mail gcmpc@co.genesee.mi.us  website www.gcmpc.org  – Michigan Relay Center 1-8002-649-3777 or 711

“An Equal Opportunity Organization”

Planning Commission Meeting -Wednesday – December 19 2018 at 6:00pm

Charter Township of Genesee Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for the meeting to be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Charter Township of Genesee’s Board Room, 7244 N Genesee Road, Genesee, MI 48437.

Roll Call

Approval of the corrected minutes from the August 29, 2018 meeting and approval of the minutes from the September 20, 2018 meeting.

Case #2018-07 – Petition to re-zone 8134 N Genesee Road Parcel 11-02-300-005.  Owner, Scott Stoinski would like the property re-zoned from C-2 to R-1.  There is a residential structure currently on the property that was built in 1930 and then in 1969 it was remodeled.

Case #2018-08 – Petition to re-zone 4358 Richfield Road Parcel 11-34-576-035, Richfield Public School Academy, from C-2 to R-2.  A school is not a permitted use in C-2 but it is a permitted use by Special Exception in R-2.

Upon approval of the re-zoning

Case #2018-09 – Petition for Special Exception Permit for the property located at 4358 Richfield Road Parcel 11-34-576-035, Richfield Public Academy.  The school wants to expand.  School representative Pamela Haldy and THA Architects Engineers representatives Jeff and Eric.

Solar Ordinance Review.

Adjourn meeting.

Police Department Fee Increases Effective December 1, 2018

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK:

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

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2018

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)

http://www.geneseetwppolice.org • (810) 640-2000 ext 1

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

TO ANY OWNERS OF LANDS SITUATED IN THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GENESEE, GENESEE COUNTY, STATE OF MICHIGAN

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.

THIS NOTICE IS PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF GENESEE ORDINANCE NO 421, AND AMENDED ORDINANCE NO 511.

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

Questions? 810 762-7744 or recycle@co.genesee.mi.us or www.gcmpc.org/environmental

 

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