Genesee Health Plans Fourth Annual Health Heritage Essay and Scholarship Contests

Genesee Health Plan                                         Delta Dental

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/6/19

Shannon Ciszek, Communications Coordinator, Genesee Health Plan, 810.232.7740, sciszek@county healthp lans.org Lisa Ermak, Media and Public Relations Specialist, Delta Dental, 517.381.4210, lermak@deltadentalmi.com

Students county-wide invited to participate in Genesee Health Plan’s fourth Annual Health Heritage Essay and Scholarship Contests

Essay contest teaches students about the importance of knowing their family health history and how it impacts their current and future health

FLINT – Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is accepting entries for its fourth Annual Health Heritage Essay Contest, the health plan announced today. This year GHP has partnered with the Delta Dental Foundation of Michigan to co-sponsor the contests which are open to all students in Genesee County in grades 6-12 andincludes an essay contest for middle/junior high and high school students and an oral health career scholarship for two high school seniors pursuing a career in oral health. Students are invited to submit an essay about their family health history with a focus on oral health and the power of a healthy smile.

“Knowing your family health history is a key part of prevention and living a healthy life. Our annual Health Heritage Essay Contest is one way we encourage students to think about their health today and in the future,” said Jim Milanowski, GHP President and CEO. “This year we are excited to announce that the Delta Dental Foundation is co-sponsoring the Essay and Scholarship cont est.” “This gives students the opportunity to discuss the importance of dental health and the impact a healthy smile makes.”

Students are encouraged to interview one or more of their family members and write an essay about their findings. The essay should also include inform ation about their plans for their personal health and their future health. The specific essay guidelines are outlined below and can also be found at geneseeheathplan.org .

Middle/Junior High School

  • 200-350 words
  • Essay must be typed or clearly hand-written
  • First and second place winners will be selected

High School

  • 500-750 words
  • Essay must be typed
  • First and second place winners will be selected

 

Health Care Career Scholarship Contest 

  • High school seniors pursuing a career in oral health may enter an essay for the chance to receive a scholarship. Essay must include the oral health career chosen and why; the importance of oral health, the power of a healthy smile and its effect on physical health, and how oral health shapes future success. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the first-place essay submission and a $1,000 scholarship awarded to the second-place essay
  • 750 words or more
  • Essay must be typed

“Good oral health is closely linked to overall health. That’s why having students reflect and learn about their oral health history and taking care of their teeth andmouths is so important,” said Teri Battaglieri, Executive Director for the Delta Dental Foundation. “We are strong supporters of the work Genesee Health Plan does to educate students and families about making healthy lifestyle choices.”

All essay submissions are due on or before Friday, March 22. All first-place winners will be invited to read an excerpt from their essay and be recognized at Genesee Health Plan’s Health care Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on April 12 . First place essay contest winner from middle/junior high school will receive a $200 gift card; second place winner will receive a $100 gift card. First place essay contest winner from high school will receive a $400 gift card; second place winner will receive a $200 gift card. The middle/junior high school teacher who has the most students from their classes enter the contest will receive a $300 gift card; high school teacher who has the most students from their classes enter the contest will receive a $500 gift card. Both winning teachers will also be recognized at the Health Care Hall of Fame Awards Dinner.

Essays can be submitted electronically to: healthheritage@countyhealthplans.org. Contact Sherika Finklea at (810) 232-7740 ext. 217 with any questions.

For rules and guidelines, visit https://geneseehealthplan.org/2019essaycontests/

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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. Learn more about GHP at geneseehealthplan.org or call 844.232.7740 to schedule an appointment.

 

February 20, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda

The Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting will be held at 6 pm in the Genesee Township Board Room located at 7244 N Genesee Road, Genesee, MI 48437.  The Agenda is:

Approval of the minutes from the December 19, 2018 meeting.

Case #2019-01:  Site Plan Review of the property located at 5204 Energy Drive Parcel 11-20-551-038.  Currently zoned 1-2.  Universal Coatings would like to build an addition onto existing structure.  Owner Universal Coatings, Architect John Asselin.  This is a permitted use.

Case #2019-02:  Conditional Use Permit/Site Plan Review with Publication requested for the property located at 6007 Richfield Road.  Jack & The Beanstalk.  Parcel 11-36-100-071.  Currently zoned C-2.  Requesting that they be allowed to sell bulk landscaping materials.  Owners John and Linda Sumner.

Case #2019-03:  Petition to re-zone property located at 7234 Glidden Street.  Parcel 11-11-300-015.  Property is currently zoned A-R and the Township would like to see the zoning changed to C-2.  Owner Genesee Township.  (This petition is at the request of the Township).

Case #2019-04:  Site Plan Review of the property located at 6009 N Genesee Road.  Parcel 11-15-577-004.  Owner Genesee 888 LLC.  Renter Terry Compoe would like to open up a second hand store.  This is a permitted use in C-2.

Adjourn meeting.

Amendment Change to Existing FY2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Please Note: An amendment change to an existing project was added at the bottom of the first page of the attachment.

From: Compton, Debra

Sent: Friday, January 4, 2019 4:44 PM

Subject: Public Hearing: FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Amendment

ATTENTION!

A Public Hearing will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2019 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 in the attachment. 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

e-mail: gcmpc@co.genesee.mi.us

<mailto:gcmpc@co.genesee.mi.us

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“An Equal Opportunity Organization”

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