City presents its 2013 budget

DAVISON — City Manager Michael Hart presented a $2,450,805 budget for consideration at the city council’s June 11 meeting. Hart said the budget reflects a decrease in revenues and expenditures from last year’s $2,652,862 budget due to reductions in state shared revenue and property values. While there were no cuts made to any city services or employees, Hart said he […]

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Woman working to raise money for Wounded Warrior

DAVISON — When Patty Smith’s son was injured during combat in Afghanistan, she said there was one organization by his side throughout his ordeal. Now that he’s back in the United States and recuperating, Smith said it is his wish, and hers, to give something back to that organization. The Wounded Warrior Project, founded in 2003, aims to raise awareness […]

First new car cruise called success

DAVISON — Organizers of the Cruisin’ Flag City car show on Main Street are calling their first event a success with more than 200 cars and 600 people in attendance. Dan McPhail, volunteer cruise director and event DJ, said there were so many cars they extended almost all the way to Flint Street. “Two vendor merchants completely ran out of […]

Work on Flint Street paving wrapping up

DAVISON — Work crews are putting the final touches on the E. Flint Street paving project, with plans to rebuild the parking lot for city hall and the 67th district court about to get underway. Leanne Panduren, city engineer with Rowe Professional Services, said the $405,000 project, funded in part through federal road money, is essentially complete. Crews are properly […]

In brief

Volunteers needed RICHFIELD TWP. — Richfield Township officials are looking for volunteers to help out with the Back to the Bricks tune-up event being held at the township hall on Aug. 10. Details: Call 810-653-3546.— G.G. Tax bills will be different DAVISON — The City of Davison is sending out summer tax bills to residents and everyone is advised to […]


Scavenger Hunt participants speak of their experience

DAVISON — Last month when the Thunder for Hunger scavenger hunt was held to raise money for Outreach East, participants took part in an experience which is different from years past. The event, originally conducted as a motorcycle ride, became a scavenger hunt last year to help support families in the Davison area in need of financial and food assistance. […]


Richfield Twp. budget in the black — barely

RICHFIELD TWP. — In these hard economic times, with declining property values and less tax revenue, township officials are pleased with a 2013 budget that contains about a $1,200 surplus. The board held a public hearing June 12 where it outlined a $2,040,654 budget for 2013, down from $2,129,000 in 2012. Supervisor Joe Madore said when it is all said […]