COMMUNITY RESOURCES & LINKS
FREE Latex Paint Recycling for Genesee County Residents
Residents of Genesee County can now bring their left-over, unused, and unwanted latex paint to the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity Restore in the City of Flint to be recycled at NO CHARGE! Regular business hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9a.m. – 5p.m.
The paint collected at the Restore is transported to a processing facility in Battle Creek, operated by ePaint LLC, where the paint is then made into a new paint product called “Everybody’s Paint” or “ePaint” for short. This new paint product is then returned to the Restore in the City of Flint where residents can purchase new paint for under $15 per gallon! Paint colors even have their own Michigan-made touch such as “Keep Lake Michigan Blue”, “Mackinaw Green” and “Petoskey Stone”.
This program has been organized by the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission with support from the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and Keep Genesee County Beautiful.
For more information please contact the Genesee County Recycle Hotline at (810) 762-7744; Recycle@co.genesee.mi.us or the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity Restore at (810) 766-9089. Restore Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00a.m.-5p.m.
Taxpayers around the area continue to receive calls from alleged IRS representatives stating that “This is a final notice from IRS that we are filing a lawsuit against you.” The callers are often rude and belligerent. If you are not home they will leave a message and tell you to call a phone number.
This is a scam and is intended to steal information and, if possible, funds from unwary victims. The calls often originate from outside the U.S. and can be computer-generated.
The IRS will not act in this manner and will not call a taxpayer on the telephone without having had some real contact with that taxpayer. If you receive such a call, hang up. You may report the call using the IRS Report Phishing website.
GENESEE COUNTY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the goal of Genesee County’s HIP is to offer homeowners a Deferred Payment loan (DPL) to make needed improvements to their home. Please click the link below to find out more information.
2015 WARNING SIREN TEST SCHEDULE
911 Central Communications will conduct testing on all warning sirens. The tests will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month.
For a complete list of all the testing dates please click the link below.
Recycling and Going Green
Enjoy these links to Organizations around Genesee County who are continuously trying to help us reduce our “footprint” on the Environment by providing ‘Green’ alternatives, ideas and events!
Keep Genesee County Beautiful – This is one of the most important and comprehensive websites available for information about Genesee County recycling, gardening, organics, “Green” Events….a ‘ton’ of information and easy to navigate!
HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Need assistance with Home Improvements?
Check out the “Genesee County Home Improvement Program”. You may qualify for free housing improvements! Click here.
Need Assistance with Property Taxes?
The Michigan Homeowner Assistance Nonprofit Housing Corporation (MHA) acting through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) received $498.6 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury. The funds are being used to help Michigan take a step forward through a comprehensive, statewide strategy that is aimed to help homeowners who are at high risk of default or foreclosure.
Through A Step Forward, MHA designed forgivable loan programs to help homeowners who have had a financial hardship that include:
- Mortgage payment assistance for homeowners currently receiving unemployment compensation.
- Rescue funds for homeowners who have fallen behind in their mortgage payments due to no fault of their own and who have overcome this obstacle.
- Federal matching funds for principal reductions for homeowners who can no longer afford their mortgage payments as a result of reduced income.
Odds & Ends
For information on the Genesee County Hazard Mitigation Plan, click here.
Who has the ‘Right To Farm’? Understand the Right to Farm Act – click HERE.
Why are traffic lights sooooo long? Or sooooo short?
RE: The length of the Red Lights/Green Lights at the intersections of Morrish and Corunna and Seymour and Corunna Roads.
The Genesee County Road Commission Signals Engineer has stated:
- “The signals at Morrish and Seymour are actuated. They only change when they detect a vehicle. Once they detect a vehicle, they will change and run green for the North/South Roads for about 7 seconds.
- After the 7 seconds or so, it looks for 3 second gap. If it detects a 3 second gap, it changes the signal back. So, someone down the road may see the green light but, if they are too far benhind (3 seconds), the light will change.
- The light should run through the cycle again when it detects this vehicle. (This is also why you see different times for each green phase.)
The 7 seconds can also seem a lot shorter if the first person in line is not paying attention and does not go when it changes to a green light.
As Spring approaches, the animals, are DEFINITELY trying to shake off the cabin fever from a brutal winter. Unfortunately, these animals are a hazard to vehicles and are commonly hit by motorists. Who takes care of the animals on the road? The Genesee County Road Commission does. Not only are dead animals on the road hazardous to motorists but they’re also a health concern. Click the Road Commission logo to report it!