ATTENTION! Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance Meeting Conference Call Information

ATTENTION!

Due to Coronavirus concerns, the Genesee County Metropolitan Alliance meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will no longer be held in the Willard P. Harris Auditorium as it has been changed to a conference call format. To participate in the Metropolitan Alliance meeting conference call, please call 1-312-626-6799, and when prompted, enter Participant Code 866 436 801# This public meeting conference call is an opportunity for you to review and comment on the following items: a proposed amendment to the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP lists federally funded transportation projects eligible for funding under Title 23 as amended, or Federal Transit Act funds. These projects will be reviewed for Air Quality Conformity and Environmental Justice requirements. This opportunity for the public to review and comment on the amendment 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

gcmpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Amendments-_-7-for-TAC-REVISED.pdf .

Comments may be made 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, Lead Planner

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission

1101 Beach Street, Room 223,Flint, MI 48502

(810) 766-6545

Michigan Relay Center: Dial 711

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

 

“An Equal Opportunity Organization”

April 14, 2020 Regular Board Meeting to be held via Conference Call – For Public Access See Details

The April 14, 2020 Regular Board Meeting will be held via Conference Calling through Zoom.  Below are instructions:

Public Access to Township Board Meetings Using the Zoom Meeting Service

To participate in a public meeting each person who wishes to participate in a public meeting must do the following first.

  1. Download the Zoom application onto you cell phone, tablet or computer. This application can be found by opening the ”App Store” on your Apple or Android cell phone or Google searching Zoom on your computer.
  2. After downloading the Zoom application do the following:
    1. Open the Zoom application.
    2. Select the “Join a Meeting” option highlighted in blue.
    3. Enter the following Meeting ID number: 7122230630 using the phone’s pop-up keypad or your computer’s keyboard, and then select the “Join” option highlighted in blue.
    4. When prompted, select the “Join with video” option.
    5. When prompted, select the “Call using internet audio” option.

You should now be in the meeting. The meeting audio function for speaking purposes may be muted for the general public at times when the Board members are conducting Township business that does not include audience participation. The audio hearing function will be in effect at all times during the meeting.

Genesee Township Offices Closed To Public Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911

March 23, 2020

Genesee Township Offices Closed to Public-Office Hours for Telephone Calles are Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Charter Township of Genesee will be closing its Administrative and Police Department offices to the public, complying with the Governor’s Executive “Stay at Home” order in light of concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

For your convenience, please use the Township Dropbox for making payments located at the parking lot exit.

In case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1

Steven D. Fuhr, Supervisor

Office Personnel available Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm via telephone

Police Department – Ext 1

Supervisor – Ext 2

Treasury – Ext 3

Clerk – Ext 4

Department of Public Works – Ext 5

Accounting – Ext 6

Assessing – Ext 7

Building & Code Enforcement – Ext 8

 

*** MEDIA RELEASE***Frost Law Weight Restriction Update – Genesee County Road Commission

MEDIA RELEASE    MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2020

Contact: Permits Specialist Corey Jarbeau

(810) 767-4920 ext. 250

GCRC Web site: www.gcrc.org

 Frost Law Weight Restriction Update

 Flint, Michigan. —

Effective as of 5 PM on March 16, 2020, the Genesee County Road Commission will Exempt motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks from Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions on all county roads within Genesee County. Knowing the importance of getting food and other supplies to retailers at this time, we are taking these steps to ensure carriers can make deliveries as quickly and efficiently as possible. Direct assistance means transportation and other relief services provided by a motor carrier or its driver(s) to the immediate restoration of essential services, such as medical care supplies or other essential items such as food.  If you have questions, please contact Permit Specialist, Corey Jarbeau at (810) 767-4920 ext. 250.

The Seasonal Weight and Speed Restriction will remain in effect for all other Motor Carriers thru 6AM on Thursday, March 19 2020. For further information regarding Weight and Speed restrictions, please see: http://micountyroads.org/Doing-Business/Seasonal-Weight-Restriction or refer to the Truck Operator’s map on our website http://www.gcrc.org/maps.html, or contact us at (810) 767-4920 –

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Please slow down in work zones, for your family and ours

Linda Kossak

Administration Department

Executive Assistant

Genesee County Road Commission

(810) 767-4920 ext. 243

Genesee County Heal Plans – Helping Residents Understand Health Care Coverage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Shannon Ciszek, Communications Coordinator

Genesee Health Plan

Phone: 810.232.7740 ext. 245

Email: sciszek@countyhealthplans.org

 Genesee Health Plan to help residents understand health care coverage following federal ruling against work requirements 

Healthy Michigan Plan work requirements deemed ‘unlawful’ by federal judge, GHP to serve as resource for Genesee County families navigating health care needs FLINT – Genesee Health Plan (GHP) is offering its expertise and assistance to Genesee County residents navigating health care coverage following the federal court ruling to suspend the Healthy Michigan Plan (Medicaid expansion) work requirements.

“Genesee Health Plan’s priority is to make sure people get the health coverage they need or keep their current health coverage and know how to use it,” said GHP President and CEO Jim Milanowski. “If anyone needs help understanding their health care coverage, or needs assistance applying for or re-enrolling in Healthy Michigan, we encourage them to schedule an appointment at our office so we can help.”

This month a federal judge ruled the Healthy Michigan Plan work requirements as ‘unlawful.’ Due to the ruling, the roughly 10,000 Genesee County residents who receive Healthy Michigan Plan coverage will not be required to report 80 hours of work or other qualifying activities each month.

“We want to make sure families understand any changes to their health care so they can continue to live healthy lives,” said Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich. “Genesee Health Plan is a vital community resource for helping Genesee County families and residents with their health care coverage needs.”

“As a small business owner and farmer, I understand how important it is for families to have health care coverage so employees and their families can stay healthy,” said Rep. Mike Mueller. “Genesee Health Plan is an invaluable community resource for helping Genesee County residents and families navigate health care coverage options.”

This ruling comes after similar Medicaid work requirement laws in Arkansas, Kentucky and New Hampshire had been blocked by federal court rulings. The change took effect immediately. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is notifying individuals with Healthy Michigan Plan coverage of the work requirement change online, by mail, and by phone throughout March 2020.

Individuals who are required to report work activities for other MDHHS programs, such as food or cash assistance, must continue to follow those program reporting requirements. If an individual has questions about their program reporting requirements, they are encouraged to contact their local MDHHS office. Additionally, for all MDHHS programs, an individual must continue to report changes of address, birth of a child, death, marriage or divorce or change in income.

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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 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 or call 844.232.7740.

 

***03/17/2020 UPDATE***Planning Commission Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, March 18, 2020

***UPDATE*** DUE TO THE CURRENT HEALTH CONCERNS INVOLVING CORONVIRUS 2020-01 GREEN ACRES CHURCH OF THE BURNING BUSH AND 2020-06 GERONIMO ENERGY HAVE BEEN POSTPONED AT THIS TIME.  STEVE FUHR, SUPERVISOR

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA

 March 18, 2020

6pm Township Boardroom located at 7244 N. Genesee Rd. Genesee, MI 48437

Roll Call:  Al Ogle              _______

Michael Thompson    _______

Raymond Lee  _______

Al Jones          _______

Jerry Link         _______

Kathy Sutton    _______

Debra Mullaly   _______

Attn. Amanda Doyle    _______

Approval of the minutes from the February 19, 2020 meeting.

Case #2020-01 – Site Plan Review for the property located at 3100 N. Center Rd.  Parcel 11-34-300-006.  Owner is George’s Plaza LLC.   Green Acres Church of the Burning Bush, Terry Alan Rauh, is currently renting the end unit of this property and would like to open a private social club, members only.  This property is currently zoned C-2 Hwy Comm and a club is a permitted use by right in C-2 zoning.  This case was postponed by all members present at the Planning Commission meeting held on January 15, 2020 meeting.  This case was postponed at the Jan. 15, 2020 meeting and the Feb. 19, 2020 meeting.

Case #2020-04 – Re-Zoning of 10 properties located in Section 20 of the Zoning Map.  This re-zoning is at the request of Township Supervisor Steven Fuhr.  These properties are currently zoned I-2 and should be R-1.  It is unknown how this came to be but the Supervisor and Assessor – Carrie Bock would like to see this corrected.  All 10 property descriptions are included in the packet.  There were originally 16 properties to be included in this re-zoning but 6 property owners choose not to have their property re-zoned to R-1.

Case #2020-06 – Special Exception Use Permit with Site Plan Review for 12 properties located in section 20 of the Zoning Map.  Geronimo Energy is requesting approval to construct, own, and operate a principle solar energy system in an Industrial Development District within Genesee Township.  Legal descriptions and property locations are included in the packet.  Geronimo would also like up to 2 years to apply for a building permit.

Adjourn meeting