Thursday, November 12, 2009

Malls Versus Trees

Speaking of malls, it seems like Genesee Valley doesn't like the New Boyz, but in Grand Blanc the mall apparently doesn't take kindly to trees, especially maples owned by the city.

Scott Atkinson of The Flint Journal reports:
The Grand Blanc City Council decided tonight to table the issue of how to seek restitution from the owners of the Grand Mall, who cut down trees in the city's right of way along Saginaw Street.

After a disagreement about how to seek restitution for the trees, the council decided to meet with the Grand Mall owners again to further discuss the issue.
At the very least, this gives the Grand Blanc City Council a reason to exist.

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