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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

City Of Flint Begins Every Other Week Trash Collection

Begins March 29th in the Red Zone
and April 5th in the Blue Zone

Flint, Michigan – March 23, 2010 – Monday night before members of the Flint City Council, Mayor Dayne Walling announced that the city will implement it’s every other week trash collection program beginning March 29, 2010.

Mayor Walling said the program is an effort to help save cost at a time when the city is facing a multi-million dollar budget deficit. “Through every other week trash collection the city will save approximately $20,000 a week and more than a million dollars over the next fiscal year. These savings will add up as we continue to work to balance our budget,” said Mayor Walling.

Under the every other week trash collection schedule the City of Flint is divided into a blue zone and red zone to identify the every other week trash collection routes.

The every other week trash collection schedule for red zone residents begins Monday, March 29, 2010. For residents in the blue zone, their new trash collection schedule will begin Monday, April 5, 2010. Everyone’s trash collection day will remain the same, only the frequency of the collection will change from once a week to every other week.

Residents are being notified of the change through a direct mail campaign. Residents living in the red zone will receive a red brochure with details of their every other week trash collection schedule. For residents within the blue zone they will receive a blue brochure with details of their every other week trash collection. Residents will begin receiving the mailers the week of March 22nd.

For more information please click here or call the Mayor's office at
(810) 766-7346.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mayor Dayne Walling Talks About Possible Casino In Flint with WJR Radio Host Frank Beckmann

The interview aired live on March 2, 2010 on Detroit's WJR News/Talk 760.
Please click here to listen to the interview

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mayor Dayne Walling Delivers His First State Of The City Address

On Thursday February 25, 2010 Flint Mayor Dayne Walling delivered his first State of the City address before a packed city council chamber. The tone of the speech was truthful...but hopeful.

Please click here for a transcript of the entire speech.

Flint City Hall Will Be Open On Remaining 10 Employee Layoff Days

Mayor Dayne Walling is rescinding approximately 109 AFSCME Local #1600 layoff notices. The city’s largest employee union did not reach a letter of understanding with the administration on the12 employee layoff days.

According to language in the AFSCME Local #1600 union contract employees cannot have their work week reduced to below 40 hours without a letter of understanding. The city has reimbursed eligible members for the 2 employee layoff days that have already been taken. For the remaining 10 layoff days local #1600 employees will report to work at city hall and the municipal building will be open for business.

The administration did sign a letter of understanding agreeing to 12 employee layoff days with AFSCME Local #1799. Employees of this local, as well as exempt employees and appointees will continue take the remaining employee layoff days on a modified schedule.

“The layoff days were an effort to achieve cost savings without indefinite layoffs of city employees. Because we could not reach an agreement with local #1600 on this effort, the city will now realize these costs savings through indefinite layoffs of AFSCME Local #1600 members,” said Mayor Walling.

The following dates reflect the days Flint City Hall will now be open to the public.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Mayor Dayne Walling

Happy 36th Birthday
Mayor Dayne Walling