jackie poplar http://michiganradio.org en Consultant says Flint needs to charge more for water and sewer service http://michiganradio.org/post/consultant-says-flint-needs-charge-more-water-and-sewer-service <p>Flint’s water customers may need to prepare to pay more for their tap water.</p><p></p><p>A consultant is recommending the city plan on annual rate hikes for the foreseeable future.</p><p></p><p>Flint’s aging water system has endured more than a hundred water main breaks since New Year’s Day. The city is also planning on replacing water service from Detroit by tapping into the Flint River and eventually a new pipeline that would reach Lake Huron.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:41:32 +0000 Steve Carmody 17199 at http://michiganradio.org Consultant says Flint needs to charge more for water and sewer service Flint mayor proposes to 'shrink' city hall http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-mayor-proposes-shrink-city-hall <p>The city of Flint is facing a multi-million dollar budget deficit.&nbsp;&nbsp; And in his state of the city address tonight, <a href="http://www.cityofflint.com/mayor/mayor.asp">Mayor Dayne Walling</a> proposed &lsquo;shrinking&rsquo; the size of city hall as one partial solution.</p><blockquote><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;I&rsquo;m not giving up on Flint&hellip;and I know you&rsquo;re not either&quot;</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 01:01:13 +0000 Steve Carmody 1422 at http://michiganradio.org Flint mayor proposes to 'shrink' city hall